Wildcats Hold Annual Basketball Banquet

Jalana Childs

April 12, 2011

2010-11 Kansas State Women's Basketball Season in Review in PDF Format Get Acrobat Reader

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The sophomore backcourt duo of Brittany Chambers and Mariah White combined to earn five team awards during Tuesday night’s annual Kansas State women’s basketball banquet held at the K-State Alumni Center’s main ballroom.

Chambers was selected as the team’s co-Offensive MVP and shared the rebounding leader honor. White was named as the squad’s Defensive MVP and earned the assist leader and steal leader citations. Also earning honors on Tuesday night were Jalana Childs as the co-Offensive MVP with Chambers and Branshea Brown as the co-rebounding leader.

Chambers, a unanimous All-Big 12 first team selection this season, led K-State and ranked 10th in the Big 12 in scoring with a career-high 16.1 points per game average (514 total points). The guard from Jordan, Minn., was one of two overall players in the Big 12 this season to record 500+ points, 180+ rebounds and 80+ assists and was the only sophomore guard in the country and one of 11 guards in the nation to achieve the feat. Her point total during her sophomore season ranks as the fourth-highest in school history, while she set the school record for three-point field goals made in a season by a sophomore.

Chambers, a two-time Big 12 Player of the Week recipient during the 2010-11 season, also led K-State in three-point shooting (88-of-236; .373) and led the Big 12 in three-point field goals made per game at 2.8. She finish second on the team in rebounding (5.8 rpg; 185 rebounds) and was second in assists (2.6 apg; 84 assists).

White, a native of Midwest City, Okla., was one of the most improved Wildcats during the 2010-11 season, as she led K-State with career-highs in assists (3.9 apg; 126 assists) and steals (1.5 spg; 49 steals). Her assists per game ranked ninth in the Big 12 for all games and was tied for 10th in league contests (3.5 apg) and she was fourth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.7) for all games. Her assist-to-turnover ratio ranked 47th in the nation and was the 10th-best for a season in school history.

Playing in a career-best 932 minutes in all 32 contests this season, White averaged a career-high 4.8 points and finished fifth on the team in rebounding with 4.1 per game. For the season, White reset her career-highs for points in a game (17), points in a season (152), rebounds in a game (9), rebounds in a season (132), assists in a game (8), assists in a season (126), steals in a game (5) and steals in a season (49). She also made more free throws this season (43) than she attempted during her entire freshman campaign in 2009-10 (13).

Childs, an All-Big 12 second team recipient, finished the season as K-State’s second-leading scorer and ranked 19th in the Big 12 in the category with a career-high 12.8 points per game (411 points). The forward from Orlando, Fla., finished 15th in the Big 12 in field goal percentage (.454). During the 2010-11 season, Childs surpassed her season career-highs in six statistical categories including: points (411), assists (33), steals (22) and field goals made (168) and attempted (370).

Brown averaged a career-best 5.4 points on a .437 field goal percentage, a team-leading 0.7 blocks and a team-leading and career-best 5.8 rebounds per game (188 total rebounds) and was fourth in steals with 1.1. She ranked ninth in the Big 12 for offensive rebounds per game (2.5 orpg; 81 offensive rebounds). During the 2010-11 season, the Walterboro, S.C., product reached double figures in rebounds four times including a personal season-high 11 three times and surpassed the five rebound mark in 20 contests. For her career, she has 33 games with five or more rebounds, including seven games with double figures.

Kansas State women’s basketball concluded its 43rd season of action with the program’s 12th appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats’ appearance in the NCAA Tournament was the ninth visit to a postseason tournament in the last 10 seasons. K-State improved its overall win total from the 2009-10 season by seven victories and improved upon its number of league wins by five (21-11, 10-6 Big 12).

The Wildcats recorded the 22nd 20-win season in school history and the eighth under head coach Deb Patterson’s guidance, while tying for third in the Big 12 standings after being tabbed for a ninth-place finish by the league’s coaches in the preseason poll. During the season, K-State became the 13th team in NCAA Division I women’s basketball history to reach the 800-win mark with a 69-64 win at Nebraska on Feb. 19, while Patterson tallied the 300th win of her career with a 56-53 win over Iowa State in the quarterfinals of the 2011 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championships.

The Wildcats were also leaders in the classroom, as K-State tied for the Big 12 lead with six selections to the Academic All-Big 12 first and second teams. Since the beginning of the conference in the 1996-97 season, K-State has placed a Big 12-leading 90 student-athletes on the Academic All-Big 12 teams including a league-high 74 on the first team.

2010-11 Kansas State Women’s Basketball Team Awards
Offensive MVPs: Brittany Chambers and Jalana Childs
Defensive MVP: Mariah White
Rebounding Award: Branshea Brown and Brittany Chambers
Assist Leader: Mariah White
Steals Leader: Mariah White

K-State Awards for 2010-11
The following is a list of awards the Kansas State women’s basketball team earned during the 2010-11 season.

All-Big 12 First Team
- Brittany Chambers, So., Guard (unanimous)

All-Big 12 Second Team
- Jalana Childs, Jr., Forward

Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week
- Mariah White, Nov. 15
- Brittany Chambers, Feb. 7 & March 6

Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District VII 2nd Team
- JuliAnne Chisholm (life sciences/pre-med)

Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District VII 3rd Team
- Brittany Chambers (open option)

Academic All-Big 12 First Team
- JuliAnne Chisholm (life sciences/pre-med)
- Brittany Chambers (open option)
- Kelsey Hill (agriculture/journalism and mass communications)
- Shalin Spani (public relations)

Academic All-Big 12 Second Team
- Taelor Karr (business)
- Alina Voronenko (advertising)