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  Nicole Powell
Nicole Powell

Player Profile

Phoenix, AZ

High School:
Mountain Pointe




Urban Studies

At Stanford: One of the top players in the nation, and has already established herself as one of the elite players in Stanford women's basketball history ... Earned Kodak First-Team All-America honors each of the last two seasons, and joins Jennifer Azzi, Kate Starbid and Val Whiting as the only two-time Kodak All-Americans in school history ... A two-time Naismith National Player of the Year Finalist ... Already this year, has been named to the Wooden Preseason All-American Team and is a "Preseason Candidate" for the State Farm Wade Trophy given to the nation's top player ... Named Pac-10 Player of the Year in 2001-02, and is a three-time First-Team All-Pac-10 selection and two-time Pac-10 Tournament Most Valuable Player ... Ranks first in Stanford history in career rebounds per game (9.1), third in points per game (16.3), third in free throw percentage (81.5; 296-of-363), fourth in total rebounds (797), sixth in assists (450), eighth in 3-pointers made (143) and 12th in total points (1,435) ... She also ranks eighth in Pac-10 history in career free throw percentage (81.5; 296-of-363), eighth in rebounds per game (9.1) and 22nd in total rebounds (797) ... In Stanford's single season record book, she is listed 15 times in 11 different categories ... Holds Stanford's single season (327; 2001-02) and single game (21 vs. Oregon, Jan. 13, 2002) rebounding records ... Owns six of the 12 triple-doubles in Pac-10 history, and six of the eight in Stanford history ... The only Pac-10 player to have ever recorded more than one career triple-double ... In 88 career games, has recorded the six triple-doubles and 30 double-doubles ... She has also scored in double figures 73 times and pulled down 10 or more rebounds on 38 occasions ... Has spent three of the last four summers playing for USA Basketball ... She helped the U.S. to the silver medal at the 2003 Pan American Games in the Dominican Republic, the bronze medal at the 2001 FIBA Junior World Championships in the Czech Republic and the gold medal at the Women's Junior World Championship Qualifying Tournament in Argentina ... Can score from the inside or outside ... Extremely versatile player who can play any position on the floor.

Summer of 2003: Helped lead the United States to the silver medal at the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic ... Powell averaged 4.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists as the U.S. went 5-2 in the six-team competition ... In a 75-69 overtime win over Brazil in the semifinals, she had 17 points and a team-high seven rebounds.

2002-03 Season: Named to the Kodak All-American Team for the second consecutive year ... A finalist for the two most prestigious National Player of the Year Awards --- the State Farm Wade Trophy (one of 13) and the Naismith Award (one of 20) ... Also named a Second-Team All-American by the Associated Press ... Named First-Team All-Pac-10 for the third time in her career ... Just the 19th player in Pac-10 history, and fifth in Stanford history (Jennifer Azzi, Sonja Henning, Kate Starbird and Katy Steding are the others) to become a three-time All-Pac-10 selection ... Has a chance to become just the fourth player in conference history to earn four All-Pac-10 honors (Oregon State's Tanja Kostic, USC's Lisa Leslie and UCLA's Maylana Martin) ... Earned All-America honors despite the fact she missed the first nine games of the season because of a bulging disc in her lower back ... Made her 2002-03 debut on Jan. 3 vs. Oklahoma and made her first start on Jan. 29 vs. California ... Averaged 18.8 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.8 steals ... Scored in double figures in 21 of 23 games, pulled down 10 or more rebounds 11 times and recorded 10 double-doubles ... Ranked first in the Pac-10 in free throw percentage (87.5; 98-of-112), first in defensive rebounding (7.17 pg), second in scoring (18.8 pg), third in 3-point percentage (40.4; 36-of-89), third in overall rebounding (9.3 pg), fifth in assists (3.83 pg), sixth in assist/turnover ratio (1.19), ninth in 3-pointers per game (1.57), 10th in field goal percentage (48.1; 149-of-310) and 10th in blocked shots (0.61 pg) ... The 9.3 rebounds per game ranked fourth in school single season history, while her free throw percentage of 87.5 (98-of-112) also ranked fourth and the 18.8 points per game ranked eighth ... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week on Feb. 24 ... The Pac-10 POW honor was the sixth of her career (the conference record for career POW honors is eight) ... Averaged 19.1 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.7 steals in conference games ... Scored in double figures in 16 of 18 conference games, and had at least eight points in the other two ... In Pac-10 games only, ranked first in defensive rebounding (7.00 pg), second in scoring (19.1 pg), second in free throw percentage (88.0; 66-of-75), third in total rebounding (9.3 pg), fourth in 3-point percentage (38.9; 21-of-54), fourth in assists (3.94 pg), seventh in assist/turnover ratio (1.31), eighth in steals (1.88 pg) and 10th in 3-pointers per game (1.31) ... Averaged 18.3 points, 9.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.7 steals at the Pac-10 Tournament en route to MVP honors for the second time in as many seasons ... Helped Stanford pull out three victories in the final moments with crucial game-wining shots ... On Jan. 11 at Oregon, with Stanford trailing 74-73 with 3.3 seconds remaining and possession of the ball under its own basket, Powell caught a 75-foot pass from T'Nae Thiel and was fouled while driving to the basket with 1.3 seconds left ... She made both ends of a 1-and-1 in front of 5,253 screaming fans to secure a 75-74 Cardinal victory ... On Jan. 24 at UCLA, Stanford had the ball with 27 seconds remaining and the scored tied at 78 ... Stanford held the ball for a final shot, and isolated Powell at the top of the key ... The junior drove the paint, and scored on a running six-footer with 2.3 seconds left to give the Cardinal a 80-78 victory ... She also beat the Bruins in the Pac-10 Semifinals on March 9 at HP Pavilion in San Jose ... With the scored tied at 61-61 with 1:57 to play, the Cardinal had possession of the ball near midcourt with just one second left on the shot clock ... Kelley Suminski inbounded the ball to Powell, who made a catch-and-shoot 3-pointer from 26 feet out to give the Cardinal the lead for good ... She finished with 18 points and 15 rebounds in the semifinals against the Bruins, and the next night, had 19 points, five assists, five steals, four rebounds and two blocked shots in the Pac-10 Tournament Final vs. Arizona ... Recorded a near triple-double of 21 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

2001-02 Season: Finalist for Naismith College Women's Basketball Player of the Year honors ... Named a Kodak First Team All-American ... The seventh Stanford player to earn Kodak All-American honors, and the first since Kristin Folkl (1997-98) ... Also named a Women's Basketball Coaches Association First Team All-American ... A Second Team Associated Press All-American ... Invited to participate in ESPN The Magazine's College Basketball Awards Show in San Antonio, and was one of three finalists for "National Swing Forward of the Year" ... The 2002 Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Year, making her just the second sophomore to ever win that award (Shaquala Williams, Oregon, 1999-2000) ... Named to both the Kodak District 8 and Pacific-10 Conference first teams... Named Most Valuable Player of the Pacific-10 Conference Tournament, and was also selected to the NCAA West Regional All-Tournament Team ... Averaged 16.6 points, 9.3 rebounds and 6.3 assists on the season ... Appeared in all 35 games, including 34 starts (did not start on Senior Day) ... Averaged 16.7 points, 9.3 boards and 6.7 assists in Pac-10 play ... Was spectacular in NCAA Subregional competition, turning in back-to-back triple-doubles in wins over Weber State (3/16) and Tulane (3/18) ... Owns six of the 12 triple-doubles in Pac-10 history, and six of the eight in Stanford history ... The only Pac-10 player to have ever recorded more than one career triple-double ... Though just a sophomore, scored her 1,000th career point in NCAA West Regional Semifinal vs. Colorado (3/23) ... Shattered Stanford's single season rebounding record with 327, topping the old record of 310 set by both Jeanne Ruark Hoff (1979-80) and Val Whiting (1990-91) ... Ranks 15th in Stanford history with 582 career rebounds ... Needs just 10 more rebounds to break into Stanford's career top 10 ... Set the Stanford single game rebounding mark with 21 (old record - 20) in the Jan. 13 home win over Oregon - a record that had stood since 1977 ... Had 220 assists, which ranked third on the school single season list ... Ranked first in the Pac-10 in both assists (6.29) and rebounds (9.3), which made her the first player in Pac-10 men's or women's basketball history to win both of those titles either overall or in the same season ... Won Pac-10 Player of the Week honors four times (Dec. 3, Dec. 31, Jan. 14 and Feb. 11), and was the first player to accomplish that feat since California's Jennifer Bennett in 1986-87 ... Recorded five triple-triple doubles and 10 double-doubles ... Pulled down 10 or more rebounds an amazing 16 times, giving her 27 double digit rebounds games for her career ... Ranked in the top six in the Pac-10 in nine of a possible 12 statistical categories: assists (1st, 6.29), total rebounding (1st, 9.3), defensive rebounding (1st, 7.20), assist/turnover ratio (3rd, 1.83), 3-point percentage (4th, 42.0), 3-pointers per game (4th, 1.94), scoring (6th, 16.6), field goal percentage (6th, 49.0) and free throw percentage (6th, 82.6) ... An All-Tournament selection at both the Stanford Invitational and the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Classic ... Had triple-double of 11 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in season opener vs. Indiana (11/16) ... Had triple-double of 29 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists in only 28 minutes vs. Santa Clara (12/2) ... Earned Pac-10 POW honors on Dec. 31 following back-to-back double-doubles against UCLA and USC at Maples Pavilion ... Received Pac-10 Player of the Week honors on Jan. 14 after averaging 21.5 points, 17.0 rebounds and 8.5 assists in home wins over the Oregon schools ... Earned Pac-10 POW honors on Feb. 11, marking the second time in 2001-02 that she was honored for her performances against Oregon and Oregon State ... Had triple-double of 21 points, a career-high 12 assists and 10 rebounds in 38 minutes vs. Washington (2/14) ... Turned in two of the top seven single game scoring performances in Stanford history in an eight-day span ... Had 36 points on 13-of-17 from the floor, 4-of-6 from 3-point range and 6-of-7 from the foul line, in 36 minutes at USC (2/22) ... Just over a week later, had 37 points and 14 rebounds in the Pac-10 Tournament Semifinals vs. Oregon State (3/3) ... In the first half alone, had 27 points against the Beavers while every other player on the floor (both teams) combined for 29 points ... Earned Pac-10 Tournament MVP honors after averaging 23.7 points, 9.3 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 1.0 steal in the three games total ... Had 20 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in 34 minutes of NCAA First Round win over Weber State (3/16) ... Two nights later, posted 16 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in 37 minutes of NCAA Second Round win over Tulane (3/18) ... Recorded 13 points, eight rebounds and six assists in the NCAA West Regional Semifinals against Colorado, and was named to the regional all-tournament team ... Averaged 16.3 points, 9.7 rebounds and 8.7 assists in the NCAA Tournament. Summer of 2001: Started at forward for the United States at the FIBA Junior World Championships in the Czech Republic in July ... Averaged 7.0 points and team-high 6.3 rebounds for team that went 6-1 and captured the bronze medal ... Recorded a double-double of 10 points and 10 boards in 89-71 victory over Lithuania (7/14) ... Had 14 points and six rebounds, including four 3-pointers, in 92-88 semifinal loss to the Czech Republic (7/21) ... At the USA Basketball Junior International Invitational, had 17 points, including 8-of-9 shooting, and nine rebounds in 97-51 win over China (7/6).

2000-01 Season: Pacific-10 Conference Freshman of the Year, First Team Kodak All-District 8, First Team All-Pacific-10 Conference and Women's Basketball Journal First Team Freshman All-American selection ... Stanford's First All-District 8 selection since Kristin Folkl and Olympia Scott both received the honor in 1997-98 ... Became the fourth Cardinal to earn Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honors, and second in a row (Jamie Carey, 1999-2000) ... Averaged team-highs of 14.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 4.7 assists ... Started the last 21 games at point guard following the season-ending ACL injury to fellow freshman Susan King ... Ranked among the Pac-10 leaders in seven of a possible 12 categories: rebounding (1st, 8.5), defensive rebounding (1st, 6.17), assists (4th, 4.73), assist/turnover ratio (6th, 1.20), 3-point percentage (6th, 36.8), free throw percentage (9th, 73.5) and scoring (10th, 14.1) ... Became the first Stanford player, and first freshman, to ever win the Pac-10 rebounding title ... In Pac-10 play, averaged a near double-double of 14.9 points and 9.3 rebounds ... Recorded just the third triple-double in Stanford history and seventh in Pac-10 history at Washington State (2/22) ... Had 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in 32 minutes to join Jennifer Azzi (1/15/87 vs. BYU) and Sonja Henning (3/26/91 vs. Cal State Fullerton) as the only Cardinal players to accomplish that feat ... Recorded a conference-best 10 double-doubles ... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week on March 12 ... Scored in double figures in 22 of the last 27 games, including 12 straight from Dec. 19-Feb. 4 ... Had 10 or more rebounds in five of the last eight games ... Made 12 of her last 22 3-point attempts (54.5 percent) ... Earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors on March 12 after averaging 22.0 points and 12.0 rebounds at Arizona and Arizona State in the final weekend of the regular season ... Had 29 points and six 3-pointers, to go along with 12 rebounds, at Arizona (3/8) ... Had 15 points and 12 rebounds in regular season-ending victory at Arizona State (3/10) that gave Stanford a share of the Pac-10 title ... Poured in 26 points vs. Pacific (11/26) ... Tallied 18 points, a career-high 15 rebounds and five assists at UCLA (2/2) ... Recorded 13 points and career-high tying 10 assists vs. Oregon State (2/10) ... In the first NCAA Tournament games of her career, had 19 points, seven rebounds and six assists vs. George Washington (3/17) and 14 points and 10 rebounds at Oklahoma (3/19).

Summer of 2000: A starting forward for the USA Basketball Women's Junior World Championship Qualifying Team that won the gold medal in July of 2000 in Mar Del Plata, Argentina ... Averaged 8.2 points and a team-high 6.4 rebounds as the U.S. defeated its five opponents by an average of 50.6 points per game.

High School: Mountain Pointe High School graduate was a 2000 Parade Magazine First Team All-American ... Named the Arizona Player of the Century by the Arizona Republic ... Participated in the 2000 Phoenix/Women's Basketball Coaches Association High School All-American Game in Hartford, Connecticut ... Named the 2000 Gatorade Arizona Player of the Year ... Set Mountain Pointe school records with 2,478 career points and 1,760 career rebounds ... Averaged 21.1 points and 15.5 rebounds as a senior to help her team to a 30-2 record and berth in the state title game ... Selected as a Nike Camp All-American, and also participated in the Blue Star Elite Camp ... Was named by USA Today as the top junior in the nation in 1998-99, and was selected as the top sophomore in the country by the same publication in 1997-98 ... As a junior, was named a Street & Smith's First Team Preseason All-American ... Also that season, was the Arizona Girls Basketball Player of the Year and Arizona Female Student Athlete of the Year as she led Mountain Pointe to the state final ... Averaged 21 points and 11 rebounds as a junior ... As a sophomore, averaged 21.9 points and 15.5 rebounds en route to Parade Fourth Team All-American and Central Region Player of the Year honors ... Was named First Team All-Arizona as a freshman after averaging 14.6 points and 14.1 rebounds and leading her team to 30 wins and an appearance in the state title game ... High school basketball coach was Ed Dawson ... One of the top multi-sport high school athletes in the nation: Was an all-region selection in both tennis and track, won state badminton singles championships in 1997, 1999 and 2000, won the state discus title in 2000, and was an Arizona 5A doubles runner-up in tennis in 1998.

Personal: Daughter of Lawrence and Ruth Powell.

Career Highs

37 vs. Oregon State (3/3/02)
21 vs. Oregon (1/13/02)
12 vs. Washington (2/24/02)

2003-04 Wooden Award Preseason All-American
2003-04 State Farm Wade Trophy "Preseason Candidate"
2003 Naismith National Player of the Year Finalist
2003 Wade Trophy Finalist
2003 Kodak First-Team All-American
2003 Associated Press Second-Team All-American
2003 Kodak First-Team All-District 8
2003 First-Team All-Pacific-10 Conference
2003 Pacific-10 Conference Tournament MVP
2002-03 Lindy's First-Team Preseason All-American
2002-03 Street & Smith's Preseason Terrific 10
2002-03 Athlon First-Team Preseason All-American
2002-03 Basketball News First-Team Preseason All-American
2002 Naismith National Player of the Year Finalist
2002 Kodak First-Team All-American
2002 Women's Basketball Coaches Association First-Team All-American
2002 Associated Press Second Team All-American
2002 Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Year
2002 Kodak First-Team All-District 8
2002 First-Team All-Pacific-10 Conference
2002 Pacific-10 Conference Tournament MVP
2002 NCAA West Regional All-Tournament Team
2002 Pac-10 Player of the Week (Dec. 3, Dec. 31, Jan. 14 and Feb. 11)
2002 Stanford Invitational All-Tournament Team
2002 Rainbow Wahine Classic All-Tournament Team
2001 Women's Basketball Journal First-Team Freshman All-American
2001 Kodak First-Team All-District 8
2001 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year
2001 First-Team All-Pac-10
2001 Pac-10 Player of the Week (March 12)
High School
2000 Parade Magazine First-Team All-American
2000 Street & Smith's First-Team All-American
2000 Participant in the WBCA High School All-American Game
2000 Gatorade Arizona Player of the Year
2000 First-Team All-Arizona
2000 Arizona Republic East Valley Player of the Year
1999 Street & Smith's First-Team Preseason All-American
1999 USA Today National Junior of the Year
1999 Nike Camp All-American
1999 Arizona Female Student Athlete of the Year
1999 Arizona Republic Player of the Century
1999 Arizona Republic State Player of the Year
1999 First-Team All-Arizona
1999 Arizona Class 4A-5A Player of the Year
1999 Arizona Republic East Valley Player of the Year
1999 Tempe All-City Player of the Year
1998 USA Today National Sophomore of the Year
1998 Parade Magazine Fourth-Team All-American
1998 Street & Smith's Honorable Mention All-American
1998 Central Region Player of the Year
1998 Tempe All-City Player of the Year
1998 Arizona Republic East Valley Player of the Year
1997 Street & Smith's Honorable Mention All-American
1997 First-Team All-Arizona
1997 Tempe All-City Player of the Year

Career Statistics

Year G-GS FG-FGA Pct 3P-3PA Pct FT-FTA Pct Pts Avg Reb Avg PF-D Ast TO Bk Stl Min
2000-01 30-29 154-356 .433 39-106 .368 75-102 .735 422 14.1 255 8.5 70-2 142 118 19 50 1009
2001-02 35-34 195-398 .490 68-162 .420 123-149 .826 581 16.6 327 9.3 60-0 220 120 12 56 1131
Totals 65-63 349-754 .463 107-268 .399 198-251 .789 1003 15.4 582 9.0 130-2 362 238 31 106 2140

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