Feb. 6, 2013
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State senior guard Brittany Chambers has been named a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award in an announcement by Premier Sports Management on Wednesday. Chambers is now one of 10 national finalists for the honor, which marks the first time since the 2010 season K-State has had a finalist for the honor.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School,® the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
The finalists were chosen by a media committee from the list of 30 men’s candidates and 30 women’s candidates announced in October. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote on the Senior CLASS Award website (www.seniorclassaward.com) or on the Senior CLASS Award Facebook fan page through March 25. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches’ votes to determine the winner.
The men’s Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2013 NCAA Final Four® in Atlanta April 6 and 8, while the women’s winner will be announced during the NCAA Women’s Final Four® in New Orleans April 7 and 9.
Chambers becomes the fifth finalist for this honor in school history, joining Nicole Ohlde (2004), Kendra Wecker (2005), Shalee Lehning (2009) and Ashley Sweat (2010). Wecker captured the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award in her season of eligibility.
The 5-8 guard from Jordan, Minn., leads the Wildcats in scoring (19.0 ppg), rebounding (7.3 rpg), assists (62), three point field goals made (57) and attempted (163) and free throws made (59) and attempted (76). She leads the Big 12 in minutes played (35.7) and ranks second in the league in scoring.
During her senior campaign, Chambers has boosted her career scoring total to 1,776 to rank fourth in school history. She ranks second in school history and Big 12 history for career three-point field goals made (290) and ranks 10th in school history for career rebounds (735) and 11th for career assists (303). She is just the sixth player at a Big 12 school and the third in K-State history to register 1,700 career points, 700 career rebounds and 300 career assists.
Kansas State is in action on Wednesday night, as the Wildcats host No. 23/19 Oklahoma at 7 p.m. in Bramlage Coliseum.
Brittany Chambers, Kansas State
Layshia Clarendon, California
Elena Delle Donne, Delaware
Skylar Diggins, Notre Dame
Jacqui Kalin, Northern Iowa
Kevi Luper, Oral Roberts
Anna Martin, DePaul
Drey Mingo, Purdue
Chelsea Poppens, Iowa State
Jaime Printy, Iowa