• October 19, 2021

Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike wins the 2013-14 John R. Wooden Award

Chiney Ogwumike vs Michigan (via Bob Drebi/ISIPhoto).
Chiney Ogwumike vs Michigan (via Bob Drebi/ISIPhoto).

Stanford University senior Chiney Ogwumike is the recipient of the 2013-14 John R. Wooden Award presented at the Los Angeles Athletic Club Friday evening.

Ogwumike is a two-time Pac-12 Player of the Year and three-time Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year. She led her team to the Final Four three times in her four seasons with the Cardinal, including this year.

Voting took place from March 12 through 25, allowing voters to take into account play through the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament. Voters are national women’s college basketball experts who ranked 15 balloted players, and Ogwumike recorded the highest point total. All players have proven to their universities that they are making progress toward graduation and are maintaining at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA, an important component of the Award insisted upon by Coach Wooden.

Ogwumike received 774 points, followed by Odyssey Sims of Baylor with 761, Breanna Stewart of Connecticut with 732, Kayla McBride of Notre Dame with 562, and Alyssa Thomas rounded out the top five with 509 points. All five players are Wooden Award All Americans for 2014.

Ogwumike is the first Wooden Award winner from Stanford, and the first from the Pac-12 Conference as well. She was a Wooden Award All American in 2013, and her older sister, Nneka, was a Wooden Award All American at Stanford in 2012. Ogwumike was joined in Los Angeles for the Gala event by Nneka, other family members, and her Stanford coach, Tara VanDerveer.

The John R. Wooden Award Player of the Year was announced as part of the 38th annual Wooden Award Gala which honors the men’s and women’s Wooden Award winners, and includes the presentation of the Wooden Award All American Teams and the Legends of Coaching Award, this year given to VanDerveer.

John R. Wooden Award All-Time Women’s Winners

Year
Player School
2014
Chiney Ogwumike Stanford University
2013
Brittney Griner Baylor University
2012
Brittney Griner Baylor University
2011
Maya Moore University of Connecticut
2010
Tina Charles University of Connecticut
2009
Maya Moore University of Connecticut
2008
Candace Parker University of Tennessee
2007
Candace Parker University of Tennessee
2006
Seimone Augustus Louisiana State University
2005
Seimone Augustus Louisiana State University
2004
Alana Beard Duke University

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