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Nicole Powell

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WNBA Awards
All-Star (2009)
WNBA Champion (2005)
Most Improved Player (2005)

2013
Appeared in 32 games, starting 20 for the Tulsa Shock… Averaged 6.4 points per game, 3.7 rebounds per game, 1.3 assists per game and 22.3 minutes per game… Shot 40.6 percent from the field and 36.2 from the three… Scored a season-highs with 21 points and eight field-goals made in Indiana on June 28… Grabbed a season-high nine rebounds on May 31… Had a season-high minutes played with 37 in Minnesota on August 16.

2012
Appeared in all 34 games, starting 21 for the New York Liberty... Averaged 7.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.3 steals per game... Earned season-high in points with 18, field goals made with eight, field goals attempted with 18, six offensive rebounds and nine rebounds at Washington on September 16... Led the Liberty in steals per game with 1.32... In the playoffs averaged 9.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 31.0 minutes in two games.

2011
Appeared in all 34 games, starting 33 for the New York Liberty.. Averaged 9.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.4 steals per game... Led the Liberty in free-throw percentage with .960... In the playoffs averaged 16.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.7 steals and 34.3 minutes in three games.

2010
Appeared and started all 34 games for the New York Liberty... Averaged 9.3 points, 2.2 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game... Shot .389% from the field... In the playoffs averaged 7.6 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 25.6 minutes in five games.

2009
Appeared and started all 34 games for the Sacramento Monarchs... Named a WNBA All-Star... Averaged career-highs with 16.7 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.4 steals per game and 30.4 minutes per game... Led the Monarchs in points and minutes... Finished the season ranked as the WNBA's No. 1 free-throw shooter (.979) and No. 8 leading scorer (16.7)... Earned career-high 32 points and field goals made with 12 at New York on July 23.

2008
Appeared in all 34 games, starting 33 for the Sacramento Monarchs... Averaged 13.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.2 steals per game... Led the team in scoring that season... In the playoffs averaged 18.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.0 steals in three games.

2007
Appeared and started all 34 games for the Sacramento Monarchs... Averaged 12.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.4 steals per game... Finished the season ranked first in the WNBA in free-throw percentage (.964) and sixth in three-point field goals made (62)... In the playoffs averaged 15.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals in three games.

2006
Appeared and started all 34 games for the Sacramento Monarchs... Averaged 9.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.2 steals per game... Finished tied sixth in the league for most three-point field goals made (55)... In the playoffs averaged 11.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.6 steals per game.

2005
Appeared and started in all 34 games for the Sacramento Monarchs... Named 2005 WNBA Most Improved Player after averaging 10.7 ppg and 3.6 rpg through 34 games... Completed the season ranked No. 1 in the WNBA in three-point field goals made (66)... Averaged 10.7 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.1 steals per game in 29.1 mistunes... In the playoffs averaged 11.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1.9 apg and 32.1 minutes per game in eight games... Won the WNBA Championship with the Monarchs.

2004
Appeared in 31 games for the Charlotte Sting, missing three match-ups due to an ankle injury... Averaged 12.4 mpg, 4.3 ppg and 2.3 rpg... Shot .414-percent from the three point line and .413percent from the field.

College
One of only two three-time Kodak All-Americans in Stanford women's basketball history... Graduated as the program's all-time leader in career rebounds (1,143) and third all-time leading scorer (2,062)... Finished her collegiate career averaging 17.3 ppg, 9.6 rpg and 4.8 apg... While guiding Stanford to the Elite Eight as a senior, was named the Most Outstanding Player in the NCAA Tournament Midwest Region... In 2004, was selected as a finalist for the Naismith Award (third nomination), the State Farm Wade Trophy and the inaugural Wooden Award... Recorded six triple-doubles and 51 double-doubles in her collegiate career and remains to be the only player in Pac-10 history to have recorded more than one career triple-double... Named to the Associated Press All-America First Team in 2004, received Associated Press Second Team nominations in 2002 and 2003, earned Kodak First Team All-America honors from 2002-2004 ... Four-time First-Team All-Pac-10, a two-time Pac-10 Player Of The Year recipient and named the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year in 2001.

Personal

Born and raised in Sierra Vista, AZ... Daughter of Lawrence and Ruth Powell... Mountain Pointe High School graduate... 2000 Parade Magazine First Team All-American... Named the Arizona Player of the Century by the Arizona Republic... Participated in the 2000 Phoenix/Women's Basketball Coaches Association High School All-American Game... Named the 2000 Gatorade Arizona Player of the Year... Set Mountain Pointe school records with 2,478 career points and 1,760 career rebounds... Averaged 21.1 points and 15.5 rebounds as a senior to help her team to a 30-2 record and berth in the state title game... Selected as a Nike Camp All-American and participated in the Blue Star Elite Camp... Was named by USA Today as the top junior in the nation in 1998-99 and was selected as the top sophomore in the country by the same publication in 1997-98... As a junior, was named a Street & Smith's First Team Preseason All-American... Also as a junior the Arizona Girls Basketball Player of the Year and Arizona Female Student Athlete of the Year as she led Mountain Pointe to the state final... Averaged 21 points and 11 rebounds as a junior... As a sophomore, averaged 21.9 points and 15.5 rebounds en route to Parade Fourth Team All-American and Central Region Player of the Year honors... Was named First Team All-Arizona as a freshman after averaging 14.6 points and 14.1 rebounds and leading her team to 30 wins and an appearance in the state title game... Was an all-region selection in both tennis and track, won state badminton singles championships in 1997, 1999 and 2000, won the state discus title in 2000 and was an Arizona 5A doubles runner-up in tennis in 1998... Majored in urban studies while at Stanford.

Career Transactions

Selected by the Charlotte Sting in the first round (third overall pick) in the 2004 WNBA Draft on April 17, 2004.
Acquired by the Sacramento Monarchs along with Olympia Scott-Richardson and Erin Buescher in exchange for Tangela Smith and a 2006 second round pick on March 3, 2005.
Selected by the New York Liberty in the 2009 WNBA Dispersal Draft on December 14, 2009.
Acquired by the Tulsa Shock in exchange for Tulsa's second and third round picks in the 2013 WNBA Draft on March 1, 2013.