Even though I am having the time of my life in Nigeria and wish to inform you all of my recent happenings, I have a very different agenda for today. Let me start off with a story ... My sister and I did not have the most graceful entrance into the world of basketball.
Lions are not roaming through the streets. My ride is not the back of an elephant. I'm not living in a hut. I am in Africa, studying abroad in the country of my mother and father, a country with so much primitive beauty, potential, promise; I am in Nigeria!
Recently, the basketball world has been debating whether Brittney Griner should have her shot in the NBA. First of all, I note the shift in dialogue from the collegiate level to the professional. The nets have been cut.
The tourney is in full madness mode! No lead is safe. No team is out until that final buzzer sounds. We were so fortunate to play at home in Maples for the first two rounds -- and does Nerd Nation go hard!
I am so happy, humbled, excited and eager to reveal something I have been working on with the help of many other inspired people.It is something near and dear to my heart, which made for a serious case of writer's block!
From the beginning of the year, we did not know what to expect for this season. We lost our quintessential All-American, my sister Nneka, along with other instrumental cogs to the Stanford women's basketball machine: Lindy La Rocque, Grace Mashore, Sarah Boothe.
One of the best things about college is being immersed in a new environment. You are independent. You realize very quickly you and only you are accountable for your success or failure.Nevertheless, when you go, you take a piece of home with you: your values, hopes, dreams and ambitions.
Happy New Year!My blog is back from its winter break. I can't believe it’s already 2013! Each day I wake up in beautiful Palo Alto, I know I am blessed.First, I am blessed to be playing the sport I love.
This blog is for all those players out there who got their (for lack of a better word) butts beat. This blog is not for David, but for Goliath -- that giant who got knocked out with a tiny, little stone.
Happy holidays and Happy New Year! I had a wonderful Christmas, and it started in Tennessee. As I exited the elevator and headed toward the lobby to get on the bus for the game, I noticed a bunch of people crowded by the doors: It was my family!
Our basketball season is in full swing! Teams are trying to figure out their identities, players are trying to establish themselves on the hardwood. ... It's the best time of the year! Not to mention that it is the holiday season as well, and you know what goes well with the holidays?
As people have come to know, I have a big sister: Nneka. And she is pretty awesome, WNBA Rookie of the Year status and all. Yes, I'm super proud. As you might also know, I have two younger sisters as well: Olivia and Erica.
Aloha! I hope everybody had a wonderful Thanksgiving. One of the most obvious and expected things I am thankful for is my team. My last expectation for this early in the year was to make headlines, but we did: We beat Hawaii, Tennessee-Martin, and last but not least, Baylor.
It has been 221 days since my last game, yet I still remember it clearly. I was on the bench because I had fouled out (Brittney tends to have that effect, I say jokingly). There were a few minutes left on the clock.
Hello again! It's Chiney Ogwumike, lucky No. 13 from Stanford University, and I'm so excited to be back.My life as a collegiate basketball player at one of the world's most renowned universities is “different.