Excited to be back at Stanford

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After two wins on the road in Iowa, Stanford returns home to play Penn State on Sunday in the Sweet 16.

The NCAA tournament is so sweet! We are so excited to play in the Sweet 16. If you asked me two weeks ago, I would not have envisioned spending my 22nd birthday in Iowa. But we were off to Ames and got two great wins against South Dakota and Florida State. Now we are back at Stanford for regionals.

Not only are we excited to share this experience with our fans, we have plenty of previous Stanford women's basketball players returning as well. Of course, my big sis Nnemkadi Ogwumike will be in attendance. But also look out for Lindy La Rocque, Jayne Appel, Kayla Pedersen, Sarah Boothe and Ros Gold-Onwude!

If there is one thing I know for sure, Nerd Nation will be rolling deep. But at the end of the day, each one of our players has to “bring it.’’ Bring our defensive energy. Bring our offensive aggressiveness. But most of all, bring out the best in each other.

From here on out, the season is a fight to the finish. And each possession, we've got to bring our A game. Go Stanford!