PISCATAWAY, NJ – Rutgers junior Cappie Pondexter (Chicago, IL) has been named one of 21 finalists for the 2004 State Farm Wade Trophy, given annually to the top Division I player in women’s basketball." />
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Pondexter Named Wade Trophy Finalist
  • Posted on February 17, 2004 12:00:00 AM
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  • PISCATAWAY, NJ – Rutgers junior Cappie Pondexter (Chicago, IL) has been named one of 21 finalists for the 2004 State Farm Wade Trophy, given annually to the top Division I player in women’s basketball.

    Pondexter, a 5-9 guard, is averaging 17.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.8 steals per game for the Scarlet Knights this season, and has already been named a finalist for this year’s Nancy Lieberman Award (top point guard) and Wooden Women’s Award (national player of the year). An honorable mention All-America selection by the Associated Press and Kodak/Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) last season, she twice has been named the BIG EAST Conference Co-Player of the Week this winter, and she earned a spot on the Preseason WNIT All-Tournament Team. Pondexter also is a candidate for the Naismith National Player-of-the-Year Award.

    The Scarlet Knights (14-9, 6-5 BIG EAST) will host Providence Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m.

    2004 State Farm Wade Trophy Finalists
    Seimone Augustus, LSU
    Alana Beard, Duke
    Tera Bjorklund, Colorado
    Rebekkah Brunson, Georgetown
    Jamie Carey, Texas
    Shameka Christon, Arkansas
    Vanessa Hayden, Florida
    Temeka Johnson, LSU
    Chandi Jones, Houston
    Kelly Mazzante, Penn State
    Janel McCarville, Minnesota
    Nicole Ohlde, Kansas State
    Shawntinice Polk, Arizona
    Cappie Pondexter, Rutgers
    Nicole Powell, Stanford
    Heather Schreiber, Texas
    Stacy Stephens, Texas
    Diana Taurasi, Connecticut
    Kendra Wecker, Kansas State
    Lindsay Whalen, Minnesota
    Shereka Wright, Purdue

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