TeachAids Ambassador Selected As WNBA All-Star
Nneka Ogwumike, TeachAids ambassador and Forward for the Los Angeles Sparks, was selected for her sixth career appearance at the WNBA All-Star game.
In high school, Ogwumike was named a WBCA All-American and was named MVP in the 2008 WBCA High School All-America Game. She earned her way to play for Stanford, where she and her sister became teammates. In 2010, she broke the team record for most rebounds in a game. Two years later, she surpassed her 2,000 points and her 1,000 rebounds mark. By the time she left Stanford, she was the second highest scorer for Stanford Women’s Basketball in history, only surpassed by Candice Wiggins.
She was drafted into the WNBA as the No. 1 overall pick. In her first professional year with the LA Sparks, Ogwumike was named Rookie of the Month four times and ultimately named Rookie of the Year. The Sparks won the WNBA Championship in 2016 where Ogwumike was named the WNBA’s MVP.
In 2018, she was recognized not only for her incredible skill on the court, but also her dedication to service off the court. Ogwumike is an active part of both local and national women’s empowerment communities, where she had the opportunity to promote STEM education and lead events in leadership, diversity, inclusion, health, and homelessness.
“I’ve been blessed with a platform to impact my community and those who look up to what I do…..I hope that my passion for culture, education and women’s empowerment reaches the hearts and minds of young aspirers and helps them accomplish goals, achieve dreams and cultivate future generations of brilliance.” -Nneka Ogwumike
TeachAids is proud to congratulate Ogwumike on her All-Star nomination, and we wish her the best of luck this Saturday!