Rice aims for third 5-0 start in program history
Erica Ogwumike records double-double
Rice looking to remain undefeated to start season
Rice improves to 3-0 on the season.
Rice improves to 2-0 for first time since 2013-14
Pepperdine (2015-16; Freshman): Started all 26 games she appeared in as a true freshman for the Waves…Earned All-WCC first team honors after leading the team with 18.4 points and 7.5 rebounds per game…Also led the Waves with 51 steals…Had 61 assists and 14 blocks…Shot 41.8% from the field, 30.8% from three and 72.6% from the free throw line…Scored a season-high 34 points at Portland (2/4/16)…Grabbed a season-best 13 rebounds twice and dished out a season-high seven assists at Saint Mary’s (1/9/16)…Other season highs include four steals (three times) and two blocks (three times)…Scored in double digits in 24 of the 26 games she appeared in…Posted seven double-doubles on the year…Named a Pepperdine Scholar Athlete.
High School: Played four varsity seasons for Cypress Woods High School...Was a McDonalds’s All-American Nominee and Ranked in the Top 100 nationally on ESPN’s player rankings as a senior…Named 2015 All-Greater Houston Area Player of the Year and 17-6A District MVP…Earned All-State, All-Area, All-Region first team as a junior and senior…Named KHOU Player of the Year as a senior…Team won the 2015 6A State Champion…Named the 2015 6A State Championship MVP…Started all 143 varsity games she played in scoring 2,227 career points and racked up 1,141 rebounds and 440 steals…Holds the Cy Woods record for career points…Also lettered in volleyball…was the valedictorian of her graduating class (top GPA in a class of 796 students)…was the sophomore class Vice President, junior class President and senior class President…involved in Student Senate, Spanish National Honors Society, and National Honors Society.
Personal: Born in Cypress, Texas...Daughter to Peter and Ify Ogwumike...sister to Nneka, Chiney and Olivia…Majoring in business and pre law…Sisters Nneka and Chiney both played collegiately at Stanford, Nneka was drafted number one overall by the LA Sparks in 2012 and Chiney was drafted number one in 2014 by the Connecticut Sun…Sister Olivia also plays at Rice...played club basketball for Cy fair Shock Nike Elite, whose team won the 2014 Nike National EYBL Championship....Rice College: Duncan College.