PAC-10 WOMEN’S PREVIEW: Five to watch and more


Player of the year: Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Stanford

Freshman of the year: DeNesha Stallworth, Cal

Coach of the year: Tara VanDerveer, Stanford


Regina Rogers, Washington

UCLA transfer gives Huskies an inside presence

April Cook, Washington State

Sophomore point guard leads coach June Daugherty’s attack

Talisa Rhea, Oregon State

She’s more than just a 3-point shooter

Ashley Corral, USC

Former Prairie star is thriving in Michael Cooper’s system

Jasmine Dixon, UCLA

Rutgers transfer should provide immediate spark


1. Stanford: Cardinal have bigger goals than just a Pac-10 title

2. Arizona State: Finishing second to Stanford is not a bad consolation

3. Cal: Struggled in December, but should pull it together

4. USC: New coach Michael Cooper has Trojans on track

5. Oregon: With Paul Westhead coaching, Ducks should know how to score

6. Arizona: Ify Ibekwe is one of Pac-10’s best, but will she have enough help?

7. UCLA: Should benefit from addition of Rutgers transfer Jasmine Dixon

8. WSU: Cougars have some young talent, but still can’t put it together

9. Oregon State: Beavers might have to rely on 3-point shot too often

10. Washington: You could boil water on Tia Jackson’s seat


G Alexis Gray-Lawson, Cal

F Ify Ibekwe, Arizona

F Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Stanford

F Kayla Pederson, Stanford

C Jayne Appel, Stanford

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