Cameron Brink made history Sunday, recording just the second triple-double with blocks in Pac-12 history in No. 3 Stanford’s 62-54 win over Oregon.
Brink finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high 10 blocks. Those 10 blocks also broke the Cardinal’s single-game blocks record.
The Stanford junior joins former Oregon State star Ruth Hamblin, the only other player to achieve a triple-double with blocks in conference history. Hamblin did so in 2014.
Triple-double with BLOCKS 🔥Cameron Brink recorded her first triple-double and broke Stanford's single-game block record in yesterday's win over Oregon. pic.twitter.com/6scbxUrOC6— Just Women’s Sports (@justwsports) January 30, 2023
Triple-double with BLOCKS 🔥Cameron Brink recorded her first triple-double and broke Stanford's single-game block record in yesterday's win over Oregon. pic.twitter.com/6scbxUrOC6
“What a great game for Cam,” Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer said. “I don’t think there’s anyone on the block that’s any better in our league for sure, and I think she challenges anyone nationally.”
Even after Brink was called for two fouls, VanDerveer didn’t take the star player out, instead allowing her to play on.
“I was kind of shocked she kept me in,” Brink said. “But I played through it.
“I’m really excited about [the triple-double]. I love blocking shots, it’s probably what I do best. It gets me in trouble sometimes but I’m glad it paid off today.”
On her last block, which came with 3:08 remaining, Brink said she was waiting for the scorer’s table to count it as a block.
“I knew I touched it,” she said. “I really wanted that last one.”
Her 10 blocked shots also added to her career total and brought it to 267, which sits second in program history behind Jayne Appel (272). She could break that record in the next few games — and also break the single-season program record she set last year.
Despite all Brink’s accomplishments, VanDerveer still thinks she can do more.
“On a scale of 1-to-10, and obviously a triple-double is awesome, she’s a five of where she can be,” VanDerveer said. “Cam is just scratching the surface of how good she can be. She’s making great strides, and I mean that as a compliment because she’s got so much upside.”