March 19, 2013
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State’s Brittany Chambers garnered another national honor on Tuesday, as she was named to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-Region 5 team and is a finalist for All-America honors from the WBCA. Chambers is one of 52 finalists and is one of seven from the Big 12 Conference.
The State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team will be announced at the State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team press conference on April 6, at 1:10 p.m. (CT) in New Orleans, La.
Chambers becomes the 10th player in school history to earn WBCA All-District honor and the first since Shalee Lehning in the 2009 season.
For the season, Chambers has registered career season-highs in three major statistical categories and is the only player in the Big 12 to score 600 or more points (648; 20.3 ppg), grab 200 or more rebounds (241; 7.5 rpg) and dish out 90 or more assists (98; 3.1 apg). Chambers, a three-time All-Big 12 First Team selection, is the fourth player to reach this milestone in league history and it is the fifth time this has been achieved. She joins former Wildcat Nicole Ohlde as the only player in school history to achieve these numbers in a single season.
The 648 points are a career-high for Chambers and ranks as a school record for points by a senior and is the second-highest overall point total for a single-season in program history (Tammie Romstad, 686; 1979-80).
Chambers scored in double figures in 30 of the 32 games this season, including a career-high 18 games of 20 or more points. The 18 games with 20 or more points are the most by a Wildcat in the Deb Patterson era.
In league action, Chambers averaged 20.6 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists. She ranked second in the league in scoring, 10th in rebounding, 11th in assists and paced the league in minutes played per game. She scored in double figures in 17 of the 18 league contests and scored 20 or more points in 10 league games.
For her career, Chambers is one of just four players at Big 12 schools to register 2,000 career points, 800 career rebounds and 325 career assists. Chambers became the third player in school history to record 2,000 career points (2,026). She has scored in 129 consecutive games to rank second in school history and has reached double figures in 104 career games to rank 23rd in NCAA Division I history and second in program history behind Ohlde’s school record of 117 career games with 10 or more points.
She ranks among the top-10 in 11 career categories including: points, rebounds (822, fifth), assists (339, ninth), three-point field goals made (327, second), three-point field goals attempted (927, second), field goals made (706, fourth), field goals attempted (1,750, third), free throws made (287, ninth), minutes played (4,543, first), games played (130, tied for fifth) and games started (125, third).
Chambers ranks second in Big 12 history for career three-point field goals made and attempted. She also ranks 16th in NCAA history for career three-point field goals made. With former Wildcat Laurie Koehn holding the career NCAA Division I record with 392 made 3-point field goals, K-State is the first program in NCAA Division I women’s basketball history to have two players with 300 or more made 3-point field goals in a career.
In addition to her on-court honors, Chambers was recognized as the inaugural Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year for women’s basketball. Beginning with the current academic year, the Big 12 is honoring a student-athlete in each sport for their dedication in the classroom as well as to their respective sport. Chambers, a pre-med major, holds a 3.5 grade point average.
Earlier this season, Chambers earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors for the third time in her career. She is also one of 10 national finalists for the Senior CLASS Award. Fan voting for the Senior CLASS Award continues through March 25 at the Senior CLASS Award website (www.seniorclassaward.com) or on the Senior CLASS Award Facebook fan page. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches’ votes to determine the winner.
Kansas State will open the 2013 WNIT on Thursday against Texas Southern. Tickets for Thursday’s game are available now by calling the K-State Ticket Office at (800) 221-CATS, visiting wwwkstatesports.com/tickets or by stopping by the K-State Athletic Ticket Office in Bramlage Coliseum. Tickets are priced at $15 for chair backs, $10 for adult general admission and $5 for student and children. Priority seating for season ticket holders will not be available for the WNIT, with all tickets made available on a first come first serve basis.