ERICA OGWUMIKE WINS CONFERENCE USA PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Via @RiceWBB Twitter

Erica Ogwumike won Conference USA Player of the Year as she led the Rice to Conference USA regular season and Conference Tournament titles. Erica averaged 16.5 PPG, 10.5 RPG, 2.7 APG, and 1.6 SPG in helping Rice to an undefeated conference play during the regular season. Ogwumike becomes Rice’s first Conference USA Women Basketball Player of the Year. Also, if you couldn’t tell Erica is the younger sister of Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike. The Ogwumike’s family is becoming a powerhouse in women basketball.

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Kristine Anigwe Makes History with 30-30 Game

Via @CalAthletics

Kristine Anigwe, University of California senior center, recorded 32 points (14/22 FG and 4/8 FT) and 30 rebounds in a win vs. Washington State. Anigwe becomes the first player in Division I college Women basketball with a 30 point and 30 rebound game in over fifteen years. She also tied the Pac-12 Conference single game record for rebounds in the process. Another crazy stat from this game is that Anigwe outrebounded the entire Washington State team 30 to 22. For the season Kristine is leading the NCAA leader in rebounds with 15.9 RPG and she ended the regular season with her 30th straight double-double.

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Ogunbowale Becomes Lady Irish All-Time Scoring Leader

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Arike added to her stellar career when she became the Women’s Notre Dame Basketball all-time scoring leader on Friday. She passed Skylar Diggins with 2,358 points and counting. Congrats to Arike on an amazing accomplishment. I’m excited to see how much more points Arike will add to her total before she plays her last game in South Bend.

Women’s 2019 World Cup Group Draw Announced

Over the weekend, FIFA announced the grouping for the upcoming 2019 Women’s World Cup. The Nigeria Falcons are in Group A with France, Korea, & Norway. Group A is already being considered by some to be the Group of Death, The World Cup will take place in France beginning on June 7th. Nigeria, who are ranked 39th in latest FIFA ranking, is one of three African nations in the tournament. Now that we know who we will competing against in the group phase, it’s time to get back to basics in order to the shock the world again.

Falcons Win 9th Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Title

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The Lady Falcons defeated South Africa in the 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (AWCON) that took place in Ghana. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) organized the event. After both teams went scoreless in regulation, Nigeria defeated South Africa in penalty kicks (4-3). Check out the highlights below:

Nigeria had several players make the all tournament team including Tochukwu Oluehi (Goalkeeper) and Onome Ebi (Defender). This win marks the Falcons 9th win at the AWCON (1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2016, & now 2018).

Next up for the Nigeria is to find out their bid for next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. The drawing will take place on December 8th in Paris and we will provide an update on the Falcons grouping for the upcoming tournament.