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  1. Excited to be back at Stanford

    Chiney Ogwumike

    The NCAA tournament is so sweet! We are so excited to play in the Sweet 16. If you asked me two weeks ago, I would not have envisioned spending my 22nd birthday in Iowa. But we were off to Ames and got two great wins against South Dakota and Florida ...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  2. Get ready for 'N-E-R-D-S'

    Chiney Ogwumike

    As a senior, I want to leave it all out there. I want to celebrate the family, friends, teammates, coaches, faculty and fans that have brought me so much happiness over the past four years. As expected, this happiness is portrayed through another mus...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  3. A hungry team can be dangerous

    Chiney Ogwumike

    A season can be full of highs and lows. Wins and losses. Triumphs and struggles. Valiant efforts that make you feel invincible. Sleepless nights replaying what you should have, would have, could have done. In the world of competitive athletics, I do...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  4. Disappointment can be a blessing

    Chiney Ogwumike

    After our loss to Washington, Coach Tara asked us, "After making a piece of art, what does the artist leave?" As seniors, we had heard this before and responded, "Your signature." She followed by asking our team, "Would you be proud of leaving your s...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  5. A lot to celebrate for Nerd Nation

    Chiney Ogwumike

    Last week I was either living in the library or hibernating in my room. The short time I did sleep, I dreamt about school. Four long papers and three tests later, my brain is officially fried ... I have survived finals week! It is always a challe...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  6. Stoked for my senior season

    Chiney Ogwumike

    I'm back! First of all, I would like to thank espnW for giving me the wonderful opportunity again to share my voice with you all. As women's basketball players, we don't dunk (that often) or move with lightning speed, but we are special. Our game ...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  7. Sending love to my mother from Nigeria

    Chiney Ogwumike

    Even though I am having the time of my life in Nigeria and wish to inform you all of my recent happenings, I have a very different agenda for today. Let me start off with a story ... My sister and I did not have the most graceful entrance into th...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  8. Chasing my wildest dreams

    Chiney Ogwumike

    Lions are not roaming through the streets. My ride is not the back of an elephant. I'm not living in a hut. I am in Africa, studying abroad in the country of my mother and father, a country with so much primitive beauty, potential, promise; I am in N...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  9. Friendships make women's basketball special

    Chiney Ogwumike

    Recently, the basketball world has been debating whether Brittney Griner should have her shot in the NBA. First of all, I note the shift in dialogue from the collegiate level to the professional. The nets have been cut. Champions have been crowned. I...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  10. Bust a move

    Chiney Ogwumike

    The tourney is in full madness mode! No lead is safe. No team is out until that final buzzer sounds. We were so fortunate to play at home in Maples for the first two rounds -- and does Nerd Nation go hard! Our first game was competitive, large credit...

    Blog | March 30, 2013
  11. Pac-12 title game a lesson in leadership

    Chiney Ogwumike

    From the beginning of the year, we did not know what to expect for this season. We lost our quintessential All-American, my sister Nneka, along with other instrumental cogs to the Stanford women's basketball machine: Lindy La Rocque, Grace Mashore, S...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  12. It's hard to say: I'm becoming a California girl

    Chiney Ogwumike

    One of the best things about college is being immersed in a new environment. You are independent. You realize very quickly you and only you are accountable for your success or failure. Nevertheless, when you go, you take a piece of home with you: yo...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  13. I'm slowly discovering myself at Stanford

    Chiney Ogwumike

    Happy New Year! My blog is back from its winter break. I can't believe it's already 2013! Each day I wake up in beautiful Palo Alto, I know I am blessed. First, I am blessed to be playing the sport I love. Coming into this season, I knew we wer...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  14. Time to dust off and make today count

    Chiney Ogwumike

    This blog is for all those players out there who got their (for lack of a better word) butts beat. This blog is not for David, but for Goliath -- that giant who got knocked out with a tiny, little stone. This blog is for those teams that are on the o...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  15. Against UConn, who wants it most?

    Chiney Ogwumike

    Happy holidays and Happy New Year! I had a wonderful Christmas, and it started in Tennessee. As I exited the elevator and headed toward the lobby to get on the bus for the game, I noticed a bunch of people crowded by the doors: It was my family! My p...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  16. Women's Hall of Fame is a must-see

    Chiney Ogwumike

    Our basketball season is in full swing! Teams are trying to figure out their identities, players are trying to establish themselves on the hardwood. ... It's the best time of the year! Not to mention that it is the holiday season as well, and you kno...

    Blog | December 22, 2012