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Erica McCall

School

Stanford

Position
Forward
Major
Psychology

Classroom

A psychology major with a 3.56 cumulative GPA, Erica McCall has twice landed on the Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention squad and was a CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree in 2015-16. McCall is on track to finish her studies a quarter early and graduate at the end of the winter term.

Character

Stanford’s unquestioned leader, McCall has been a team captain each of the past two seasons and has served in the same capacity for her country. The senior co-captained the United States to a perfect 6-0 record and gold at the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea, her fourth world championship with USA Basketball teams. That experience translated to her breakout junior season a year ago mainly due to an increased confidence. Said McCall: “I felt like I [knew] that I [could] compete with the best players around the world, and I learned how to be a leader.”

Community

McCall and her team are active in charitable causes throughout the community. Among a number of service trips made last season, the Cardinal visited Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, playing games, interacting and spending time with patients at one of the country’s foremost pediatric care facilities. Additionally, McCall visited third and fifth-grade classrooms in East Palo Alto for her urban education class and used her visit to pen a paper on teacher-student interaction in the urban school setting.

Competition

An All-Pac-12 pick as a junior and Pac-12 All-Defensive Team selection, McCall started all 34 games in which she appeared and averaged 14.9 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in 30.9 minutes, including 19.5 points on 51.7 percent shooting and 10.3 rebounds in four NCAA Tournament games. She improved as the season progressed, and in Stanford’s last 10 games averaged 20.3 points on 55 percent shooting, 9.2 rebounds and 2.1 blocks and was named espnW National Player of the Week on Feb. 29. McCall was 10th in the Pac-12 in scoring, fifth in rebounding, third in blocks and fourth in field goal percentage. She finished 13th in the nation and second in the conference with 18 double-doubles and tied for third in Stanford single-season history in blocks (66) with Chiney Ogwumike and Joslyn Tinkle.