Nneka Ogwumike

Nneka Ogwumike

Nnemkadi "Nneka" Ogwumike (born July 2, 1990) is an American basketball player at Stanford University. She is 6'2" and plays power forward. She attended Cypress Fairbanks High School and led them to a 5A State Championship in her senior season.[1]


High school

Ogwumike was named a WBCA All-American.[2] She participated in the 2007 WBCA High School All-America Game, where she scored 17 points,[3] and earned MVP honors for the White team.[4]


Ogwumike chose Stanford over Baylor, Duke, Connecticut, Tennessee and Notre Dame.[5] She was a member of USA Under 18 Team that won gold in Argentina on July 23–27, 2008. Nneka tallied 20 points and 15 rebounds in the championship game of the Under-18 Fiba Americas. She led team USA to a 5-0 record while leading the team in scoring and rebounding. She was named MVP of this tournament in Argentina.

Nneka has a sister, Chiney, who is a 6'3" basketball player and attends Stanford with her.[6]


  • 2010 Pac-10 Player of the Year (both coaches and media awards)
  • 2008 MaxPreps National Girls Athlete of the Year
  • 2008 Gatorade National Player of the Year
  • 2008 Texas Gatorade Player of the Year
  • 2008 Co-Parade Magazine National Player of the Year
  • 2008 McDonald's All-American Game Starter
  • 2008 WBCA All-American Game West MVP[4]
  • 2008 EA Sports First Team
  • 2008 Texas Ms. Basketball
  • 2007 Texas Gatorade Player of the Year
  • 2007 MVP End of the Trail
  • 2007 Second Team Parade Magazine All-America
  • 2007 First Team EA Sports All-America
  • 2007 Texas Ms. Basketball
  • 2006 Street and Smith All-America Honorable Mention
  • 2006 Adidas Top Ten Underclass All-Star
  • 2006 TGCA 5A All-State First Team
  • 2006 All-Metro First Team
  • Ranked as the 6th best player in class by ESPN HoopGurlz
  • Ranked as the 4th best player in the class by Blue Star Basketball
  • Ranked as the 3rd best player by Rise Magazine
  • Ranked as the 2nd best player in the class by ASGR

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MaxPreps Girls National Athlete of the Year
Succeeded by

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