Coggins Continues Her Career With Chicago Sky

MANHATTAN, Kan. Former Kansas State guard/forward Claire Coggins has earned a spot on the 2007 Chicago Sky roster.  She becomes the sixth Wildcat to play in the WNBA.


Coggins made her professional debut against Los Angeles Sparks on May 22 and scored eight points in seven minutes.  She went 3-for-6 from the floor including 2-for-5 from the three-point range.


Coggins was named Second Team All-Big 12 Conference for the second straight season this year.  She averaged 11.9 points and 3.4 rebounds in 32.5 minutes per game while leading the team in steals (56).  She posted a team-best 13.7 points per game against Big 12 foes.


A preseason All-Big 12 honorable mention selection, Coggins became the 32nd player in Kansas State women’s basketball history to top 1,000 career points as she scored 20 points in the Wildcats’ 48-45 victory over No. 17 Texas A&M on Jan. 6.


Coggins, the 2006 postseason WNIT most valuable player, helped the Wildcats capture the program’s first-ever postseason championship in front of a sold-out crowd of 13,340 at Bramlage Coliseum against Marquette.  She also scored a K-State postseason single-season record 31 points against Idaho State in the first round of the 2006 Postseason WNIT.