K-State Women to Hold Banquet April 12

Kelsey Hill

March 24, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas State women’s basketball team will hold its annual season-ending banquet on Tuesday, April 12 at 6 p.m., in the main ballroom of the Kansas State Alumni Center, athletics department officials announced Thursday.

Tickets for the banquet are available for $40 per person and fans are encouraged to make their reservations by Friday, April 8 at 5 p.m., or until the event is sold out. Please mail payments in advance in the form of cash or check, no credit card payments will be accepted. Payments may be mailed to: Kansas State Women’s Basketball, 2323 Anderson Ave., Suite 110, Manhattan, KS 66502.

Fans interested in ordering tickets for the banquet, may contact Danielle Zanotti at (785) 532-6970 or by e-mail at dzanotti@kstatesports.com. Please provide your name, number of attendees and contact information.

The evening’s festivities will include a review of the 2010-11 season, a highlight video and presentation of awards and senior gifts. A meal is included in the ticket price.

During the 2010-11 season, Kansas State achieved a record of 21-11 and a 10-6 mark to tie for third in Big 12 play. K-State notched the 22nd 20-win season in school history and was selected for the 12th NCAA Tournament appearance in the program’s history. The Wildcats became the 13th program in NCAA Division I women’s basketball history to reach the 800-win mark and achieved the 300th career victory for head coach Deb Patterson. On the floor, the Wildcats were led by All-Big 12 selections Brittany Chambers and Jalana Childs.

Chambers was the first K-State sophomore to earn All-Big 12 first team honors since the 2002-03 season and is the eighth player in school history to be named to the All-Big 12 first team, as she was a unanimous selection. The native of Jordan, Minn., was one of two players in the Big 12 to register 450+ points, 150+ rebounds and 80+ assists this season, as she has recorded a career-high 496 points (16.0 ppg) and set a new career-high for assists in a season with 84. Her point per game average ranks 10th in the league this season, while she ranks second in the league in three-point field goals made per game (2.7), ninth in the league for three-point field goal percentage (.375) and fourth in the league for minutes played per game (34.9).

In addition to her on court honors, Chambers was recognized for her work in the classroom as well, earning a Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District VII third team citation and Academic All-Big 12 first team honors.

Childs earned her first career all-league honor after displaying one of the most improved games in the league this season. The forward from Orlando, Fla., has scored a career-high 407 points (13.1 ppg) in the campaign and ranks 18th in the league in the category. In league action, she was even better as she notched an average of 15.7 points per game to rank 12th in the league. Childs turned up her production during Big 12 play as she recorded 13 games in doubles figures including a stretch of nine straight contests in double digits from Jan. 26-March 2.