Women's Basketball

2021-22 Season in Review

Stanford (32-4, 16-0 Pac-12)
Overall Stats
Pac-12 Stats
NCAA Statistical Rankings

ANOTHER FINAL FOUR• For the first time since making five straight Final Fours from 2008-12, Stanford advanced to the event for the second year in a row and 15th time in program history.
• The Cardinal finished the year 32-4 overall and had won 24 straight games entering the Final Four, going undefeated in January, February and March. The 24-game win streak was the fifth-longest in program history.
• Stanford claimed its 25th Pac-12 regular season and 15th Pac-12 Tournament championships.

PAC-12 PERFECTION• Stanford went undefeated in the Pac-12 regular season for the eighth time in program history, the only school to ever accomplish the feat.
• The Cardinal currently owns a 34-game win streak against Pac-12 opponents, including in postseason play.
• Stanford swept through the Pac-12 Tournament, defeating Oregon State, Colorado and Utah and holding each of its opponents under 50 points, the second-highest defensive scoring average in the history of the event.

ALL-AMERICAN DUO• For the first time since Nnemkadi and Chiney Ogwumike in 2012, Stanford featured two WBCA All-Americans on the same team in Cameron Brink and Haley Jones.
• The duo also appeared on All-America lists by the Associated Press and United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA). Jones was first-team All-America by the AP and second team by the USBWA, while Brink was third team on each.
• Stanford was the only team in the nation with two WBCA All-Americans.
• Brink was one of only two players nationally averaging at least 13.5 points and 8.1 rebounds per game while also boasting at least 91 blocks and shooting 55% or greater from the floor (Ayoka Lee - Kansas State). She is the only one of the two to have even attempted a 3-pointer this season, making 11. Her field goal percentage ranked tops in the Pac-12 and 22nd nationally, and she scored in double figures 28 times for the Cardinal, boasting 13 double-doubles. Her career-best scoring performance of 26 points came in a win at USC, and only a sophomore, she already ranks sixth all-time at Stanford with 179 career blocks. She featured a 22-rebound performance against No. 4 Indiana in November, the highest single-game total in the conference in three seasons. In that victory over the Hoosiers, Brink also added 21 points, five assists and five blocks to put together just the third 20-point, 20-rebound, five assist, five-block performance in women's college basketball since 1999-2000 and the first against a ranked team.
• Jones was one of only three Power 5 players in the country averaging at least 13.2 points, 7.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game (Caitlin Clark - Iowa; Jordan Horston - Tennessee). She scored in double figures 24 times, including 14 of Stanford's 19 games against conference opponents, while totaling 11 double-doubles, along with the first triple-double at Stanford in nearly two decades with 17 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists against Portland in November. Known for playing her best in the big moments, Jones was named the Pac-12 Tournament Most Outstanding Player after averaging 18.7 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.3 assists in Las Vegas. She also had a number of big performances in the regular season, including a season-high 26 vs. California and 18 points, 19 rebounds and six assists in a victory at No. 7 Tennessee, joining Chiney Ogwumike as the only Division I players this century with that line in an AP top-10 road matchup. 
• Brink was a finalist for the Katrina McClain Award and Jones was a finalist for the Cheryl Miller Award and Naismith National Player of the Year.

ALL-CONFERENCE AWARDS• The Cardinal raked in a number of postseason awards from the Pac-12, as Haley Jones was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year by the coaches and Cameron Brink was by the media vote. Brink was both the coaches and media choice for Defensive Player of the Year, while Tara VanDerveer was voted by the coaches as Coach of the Year for the 17th time.
• Brink, Jones and Lexie Hull each earned a spot on the 15-player All-Pac-12 team, while Brink, Hull and Anna Wilson were each on the All-Defensive Team, marking the first time a single school had three members on the five-player team. Kiki Iriafen made an appearance on the All-Freshman Team from the media and was an honorable mention from the coaches.
• Jones is Stanford's 19th Pac-12 Player of the Year of all-time, but the first since Chiney Ogwumike in 2014. Stanford owns more Player of the Year honors from the conference than the rest of the league combined. Brink is the sixth Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year for Stanford since the award began in 2008 and second straight after Wilson earned the honor last season.
• The Cardinal has placed at least two players on the All-Pac-12 team since the conference changed the format to a 15-player list in 2010. Stanford's 87 All-Pac-12 selections all-time lead the league

SMART AS HULL• Lexie Hull collected a number of top accolades as a senior for her performance both on the court and in the classroom.
• Hull was named a 2022 CoSIDA Academic All-American, along with her sister Lacie Hull, while winning the NCAA Elite 90 Award, the Senior CLASS Award and being named the 2022 Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
• She is the third winner in program history of both the Elite 90 and Senior CLASS Award and became only the second two-time first-team Academic All-American in program history, along with Chiney Ogwumike.
• Hull is set to graduate with both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Mangement Science and Engineering from Stanford in June, boasting a near perfect GPA.

FIRST ROUND DRAFT PICK• Lexie Hull became the 28th player in program history to be drafted by the WNBA and 13th first-round selection for the Cardinal, going No. 6 overall to the Indiana Fever.
• Hull wrapped her career with 1,402 points, ranking 24th in program history, with 191 career 3-pointers, good for 11th all-time at Stanford. Her 78 steals as a senior ranked 30th nationally and are the eighth most in a single-season in program history.
• Starting every game in which she was available since her sophomore year, Hull helped lead the Cardinal to one national championship, two Final Fours, two Pac-12 regular season championships and three Pac-12 Tournament championships. She led the team in scoring 24 times in her career, boasting 65 double-digit scoring performances and eight double-doubles. Her career-high of 36 points came just a few weeks ago against Kansas in her final game at Maples Pavilion in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Hull had at least 20 points 14 times in her career at Stanford, with nine double-digit rebounding efforts. She was top three on the team in scoring and rebounding each of the last three seasons, leading the squad in rebounds as a sophomore. 
• Hull is just the 15th player in program history to be named All-Pac-12 three different times.

TARA AT THE TOP• Tara VanDerveer continues to lead the NCAA women's basketball record books, now boasting 1,157 career victories.
• She surpassed the 1,000 win mark at Stanford after a semifinal victory at the Pac-12 Tournament, owning a 1,005-208 career record on The Farm.
• Tara VanDerveer owns 37 20-win seasons to her name, tied with Rutgers' C. Vivian Stringer and Duke's Mike Krzyzewski for the most all-time in college basketball.
• She began the NCAA Tournament by challenging herself and those across the country to donate money for every 3-pointer made during the entire NCAA Tournamnent to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. VanDerveer ended up contributing nearly $20,000 to various causes aiding the country.

LASTING LEGACY• Playing in their sixth and fifth years at Stanford respectively, captains Anna Wilson and Alyssa Jerome etched their names atop the Stanford record books for career games played.
• Wilson finished her time on The Farm with 160 games, the fourth-most games in NCAA history.
• Jerome was right behind with 151 career games played.

BIG TIME BLOCKER• Cameron Brink broke Stanford's single-season blocks record in her first season on campus, swatting 88 shots on the year.
• The seventh player to earn a spot on the All-Freshman team since its inception in 2010 made an immediate impact for Stanford, both as a vital scoring weapon on the frontline, as well as a rim protector defensively.
• Brink leds the conference and was fourth nationally, first among all freshman, in blocks. The Cardinal was 24-0 when Brink blocked at least two shotss in a game and her 318 points were the most for a Stanford freshman through 33 games since Chiney Ogwumike in 2010.
• She was also the first freshman since Britney Griner in 2009-10 to have at least three blocks in her first six career starts. 
• Featuring an efficient 58.1 shooting percentage from the floor, Brink's season-best performance came in the semifinals of the Pac-12 Tournament against Oregon State with 24 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks. She also produced a monster performance of 12 points, 14 rebounds, five blocks and five assists at Washington State, the first from Stanford with such a stat line.

UN'BELIBI'BLE• Junior Francesca Belibi became the third woman to dunk in an NCAA Tournament game, doing so in Stanford's first round win over Montana State on March 18 at Maples Pavilion. 
• The dunk was the third in her college career but first at home and first in front of fans.

THIS AND THAT• The Cardinal shot over 50 percent from the floor nine times. The last time Stanford lost when shooting higher than .501 from the floor? At Washington in December of 2005.
• Stanford has won 104 of its last 108 games when holding a halftime lead, including 18 straight.
• Stanford has not lost a game by more than five points since March 2020 and has not allowed more than 77 points to an opponent since March 2020.
• Stanford has hit 10+ 3-pointers in eight games this season. Last time it lost when hitting 10+ 3-pointers? A 73-72 overtime loss at Arizona in February, 2020, now with 20 straight wins.
• The Cardinal hasn't lost when scoring at least 80 points since 2019, winning 34 such games in a row.
• Six players scored in double figures at home vs. Utah, the first time Stanford has had six in double figures vs. a conference opponent since 2015 at Washington State.
• 14 different players scored at least one point in its season-opening victory over Morgan State, the most players to score in one game in program history, & only the fourth time in the Pac-12 since 2001.
• Hannah Jump has scored in double figures in 13 of her last 27 games and 15 times this season. She entered the year with 16 double figure scoring games in her career.
• Lexie Hull scored the most points by a Stanford player since 2014 in a win vs. Kansas with 36.
• The Cardinal finished with at least 14 wins in the regular season of Pac-12 play for the 32nd time in the 36-year existence of the conference.
• Brink had more blocks this season (91) individually than 168 Division I women's basketball teams do as a whole.
• Stanford was one of five schools this season to boast at least 30 wins, joined by NC State, South Carolina, FGCU and Connecticut.
• Stanford was just one of two schools in the country, along with Southern Utah, to feature four wins on the road after facing double-digit deficits. The Cardinal was down 11 at Colordao, 11 at Oregon, 13 at Utah and 15 at Gonzaga and proved victorious in each of those games.
• Stanford totaled seven ranked victories on the year, including an 18-point win over then No. 2 ranked Maryland in the Bahamas, tied for the largest win in program history against a top-two opponent. 

  • Cameron Brink »
    • WBCA All-America
    • Associated Press All-America Third Team
    • USBWA All-America Third Team
    • Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Finalist
    • Katrina McClain Award Finalist
    • Pac-12 Player of the Year - Media
    • Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year - Coaches and Media
    • All-Pac-12 - Coaches and Media
    • Pac-12 All-Defensive Team
    • NCAA Tournament Spokane Region All-Tournament Team
    • Pac-12 All-Tournament Team
    • Four-time Pac-12 Player of the Week (Nov. 29, 2021; Jan. 17, 2022; Jan. 31, 2022; Feb. 7, 2022)
    • Naismith Trophy Player of the Week (Feb. 8, 2022)
  • Haley Jones »
    • WBCA All-America
    • Associated Press All-America First Team
    • USBWA All-America Second Team
    • Naismith Trophy Finalist
    • Cheryl Miller Award Finalist
    • Pac-12 Player of the Year - Coaches
    • All-Pac-12 - Coaches and Media
    • NCAA Tournament Spokane Region Most Outstanding Player
    • Pac-12 Tournament Most Outstanding Player
    • NCAA Tournament Final Four All-Tournament Team
    • Two-time Pac-12 Player of the Week (Dec. 20, 2021; Jan. 3, 2022)
  • Lexie Hull »
    • WBCA All-America Honorable Mention
    • All-Pac-12 - Coaches and Media
    • Pac-12 All-Defensive Team
    • NCAA Tournament Spokane Regional All-Tournament Team 
    • Senior CLASS Award winner
    • Elite 90 Award winner
    • CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team
    • CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team
    • Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year
    • Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll
  • Lacie Hull »
    • CoSIDA Academic All-America Second-Team
    • CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team
    • Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll
  • Kiki Iriafen »
    • Pac-12 All-Freshman Team - Media
    • Pac-12 All-Freshman Team Honorable Mention - Coaches
    • Pac-12 Freshman of the Week (Jan. 3, 2022)
  • Anna Wilson »
    • Pac-12 All-Defensive Team
    • Pac-12 All-Tournament Team
    • Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll
  • Jenna Brown »
    • Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll
  • Agnes Emma-Nnopu »
    • Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll
  • Alyssa Jerome »
    • Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll
  • Hannah Jump »
    • Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll
  • Ashten Prechtel »
    • Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll
  • Jana Van Gytenbeek »
    • Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll