USA Basketball Notes:

  • Honors: 2009 FIBA U19 World Championship All-Tournament Team.
  • Gold Medals: 2014 FIBA World Championship, 2011 World University Games, 2009 FIBA U19 World Championship, 2008 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.
  • Bronze Medal: 2007 USA Youth Development Festival.
  • Named as a finalist for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Women's Basketball Team on Jan. 25, 2016.
  • Member of the 2014 USA Basketball World Championship Team that compiled a perfect 6-0 record en route to claiming gold at the FIBA World Championship in Istanbul and qualifying the U.S. for the 2016 Olympic Games. Aided the team to a 4-1 record in exhibition play.
  • First participated in a USA National Team training camp during the Oct. 2013 mini-camp in Las Vegas. 
  • Member of the 2011 USA World University Games Team that finished with a 6-0 record and won gold in Shenzhen, China.
  • The youngest member of the 2010 USA Select Team that trained with and scrimmaged against the 2010 USA National Team in Connecticut in April 2010.
  • Member of the a 2009 USA Basketball Women's U19 World Championship Team that earned an 8-1 mark en route to the gold medal in Bangkok, Thailand; scored 22 points and hauled in 20 rebounds as the U.S. downed Spain 87-71 in the gold medal game en route to earning tournament MVP honors. Ranked seventh overall in scoring (13.6 ppg.) and third for rebounding (9.9 rpg.) among the 16-team U19 field.
  • Member of the 2008 USA U18 National Team that went 5-0, won the gold medal at the 2008 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Helped the USA Red Team to a 3-2 record and bronze medal at the 2007 USA Youth Development Festival.

Professional Notes 

  • Drafted: No. 1 by the Los Angeles Sparks in 2012.
  • All-WNBA second team: 2014.
  • WNBA All-Star Games: 2013, 2014, 2015.
  • WNBA Rookie of the Year & All-Rookie Team: 2012.
  • All-WCBA (China) first team: 2014.
  • WCBA Forward of the Year: 2014.
  • WCBA All-Imports Team: 2014.
  • EuroLeague scoring title: 2015.
  • Currently competing for Dynamo Kursk (Russia), where she is averaging 18.8 ppg. and 8.0 rpg. (as of 1/19/16) in helping Kursk to a 6-4 record in EuroLeague play.
  • Played for Dynamo Kursk in 2014-15 and helped lead Dynamo to the EuroLeague Final Four and the Russian League semifinals; averaged EuroLeague highs of 19.8 ppg. and 10.8 rpg.
  • In 2014 averaged 15.8 ppg. and 7.1 rpg. to help Los Angeles to a 16-18 record and the Western Conference semifinals.
  • Averaged 14.6 ppg. and 7.6 rpg. in 2013 to help lead the Sparks to a 24-10 record and the WNBA playoffs.
  • Competed in 2012-13 for CCC Polkowice (Poland), which finished sixth in the EuroLeague, and was named EuroLeague Week 13 MVP.

College Notes 

  • In her four years, the Cardinal posted a 137-12 overall record (.919), captured four Pacific-10/12 Conference regular season crowns and four Pac-10/12 Tournament titles, advanced to four NCAA Final Fours and played in the 2010 championship game.
  • NCAA All-Final Four (2010), NCAA Regional Most Outstanding Player (2010, 2011, 2012).
  • Wade Trophy and Naismith Award finalist (2011, 2012).
  • John R. Wooden All-American and John R. Wooden Award finalist (2010, 2011, 2012).
  • Associated Press All-America first team (2012) and second team (2011).
  • USBWA All-American (2010, 2011, 2012).
  • WBCA All-American (2011).
  • Pac-10/12 Player of the Year (2010, 2012), All-Pac-10/12 (2010, 2011, 2012), Pac-10/12 Tournament MVP (2010, 2011, 2012), Pac-10/12 All-Tournament Team (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), Pac-10/12 All-Defensive honorable mention (2011, 2012) and Pac-10/12 All-Freshman Team (2009).

Personal Notes 

  • Born Nnemkadi Ogwumike on July 2, 1990, in Tomball, Texas, but goes by "Nneka."
  • Hails from Cypress, Texas.
  • Daughter of Ify and Peter Ogwumike; has three younger sisters, Chiney, Chisom and Erinma.
  • Also played volleyball in high school.
  • Sister Chiney has won gold medals on the 2012 USA 3x3 World Championship, 2011 USA World University and 2010 USA U18 National teams. 
  • She and her sister Chiney have partnered with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to support UNICEF’s efforts in Nigeria with three goals: to engage American girls basketball players in community service, raise awareness among Americans about what is happening right now in Nigeria and Raise money for UNICEF Nigeria's emergency fund that will help to support programs such as girls education and girls empowerment among other critical initiatives protecting and saving the lives of children.

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USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2014 WC
6/0
17- 29
.586
0- 0
.---
11- 12
.917
29/ 4.8 45/ 7.5 6 0 3
2014 WCx
5/1
23- 34
.676
0- 0
.---
5- 6
.833
29/ 5.8 51/10.2 7 2 6
2011 WUG
6/ 6
32- 49
.653
0- 0
.---
15- 19
.789
34/ 5.7
79/ 13.2
9
5
9
2009 U19
9/ 9
48- 86
.558
0- 1
.000
26- 45
.578
89/ 9.9
122/ 13.6
5
2
11
2008 U18
5/ 5
27- 40
.675
0- 1
.000
9- 18
.500
40/ 8.0
63/ 12.6
4
1
8
2007 YDF
5/ 3
20- 46
.435
5- 14
.357
19- 28
.679
50/ 10.0
64/ 12.8
7
11
15
Totals
36/24
167-284
.588
5- 16
.313
85-128
.664
271/ 7.5
424/ 11.8
38
21
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