Stanford senior Chiney Ogwumike was a unanimous selection on The Associated Press preseason women's All-America team, it was announced Tuesday.

The two-time All-American is expected to lead the third-ranked Cardinal, which opens the season Saturday at Boston College before a showdown against top-ranked Connecticut on Monday.

Ogwumike averaged 22.4 points and 12.9 rebounds per game last season while shooting 58.6 percent from the field. She was joined by Maryland's Alyssa Thomas, Baylor's Odyssey Sims, and UConn's Breanna Stewart and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis on the AP team.

Ogwumike received all 36 votes from a national media panel.

"It means a lot to be on this team," Ogwumike said. "I'm truly honored to be considered one of the best players in the country. It's so hard to fulfill expectations."

In being a unanimous selection, she achieved something older sister Nneka, who also was an All-American at Stanford, did not accomplish.

"As old ladies maybe I'll hold it over her," said a laughing Ogwumike. "But for now I'm proud to be part of this select group."

  • Former Salesian-Richmond High guard Dominic Artis and forward Ben Carter have been suspended by the No. 19 Oregon Ducks for violating NCAA rules against selling team-issued apparel.

    The length of the suspensions has not been determined. Artis and Carter did not accompany the team on its trip to South Korea for the Ducks' opener against Georgetown on Friday.


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    Oregon did not provide details about what the players sold. Both must donate the value of the apparel to charity. Both players are sophomores.

  • Former Cal striker Alex Morgan and Stanford alums Nichole Barnhart and Rachel Buehler have been named to the 18-player roster for the top-ranked Americans' soccer season finale Sunday against No. 4 Brazil in Orlando, Fla.

    Morgan didn't play in a recent two-game series against New Zealand because of a sprained ankle.

    Former Stanford standout Christen Press and three other national team members have returned to Swedish club Tyresol for UEFA Champions League matches.

  • Earthquakes backup goalkeeper David Bingham will train with FC Copenhagen starting Thursday through Nov. 20, a team spokesman said. The former Cal star has played behind Jon Busch for the past three years.

  • Omarr Smith has been named assistant head coach of the SaberCats. The former San Jose State and SaberCats defensive back most recently was defensive coordinator for the Arizona Rattlers.

    Staff writer Elliott Almond and The Associated Press contributed to this report.