Oct. 31, 2012
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State senior guard Brittany Chambers garnered her first national honor this season, as she was named as a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award, in an announcement by the organization on Wednesday. Chambers was one of 30 NCAA Division I women’s basketball student-athletes chosen for the candidates list, including five from the Big 12. For more information on all the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.
To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition. The complete list of candidates follows this release.
Chambers, a two-time All-Big 12 First Team selection at the conclusion of the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons, led K-State in rebounding and finished 14th in the Big 12 with 6.2 per game and finished second on the team in scoring and ranked eighth in the Big 12 with 14.0 points per game. The guard from Jordan, Minn., was one of two players in the Big 12 and one of 15 guards in the nation last season to record 400-plus points, 200-plus rebounds and 70-plus assists. She became the 12th player in school history to register consecutive seasons of 400 or more points scored.
She paced the Big 12 and ranked 50th in the nation in three-point field goals made per game (2.4). With her 80 connections from beyond the arc in 2011-12, Chambers became the second player in school history with two or more seasons with 80 or more connections from the three-point line.
Chambers, a three-time Big 12 Player of the Week recipient in her career, enters the 2012-13 season ranked 10th in school history for career points (1,378), 16th in the program’s history for career rebounds (581), 17th for career assists (241) and fourth for career 3-point field goals made (233).
Chambers, a life sciences major, has also been exceptional in the classroom. She has earned a pair of Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors and was named to the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District VII third team during the 2010-11 season.
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 candidate classes will be narrowed to 10 men’s and 10 women’s finalists midway through the regular season, and those names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one men’s finalist and one women’s finalist who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
The women’s Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2013 NCAA Women’s Final Four® in New Orleans April 7 and 9.
The Wildcats have had four finalists in the history of the Senior CLASS Award, as Nicole Ohlde (2004), Kendra Wecker (2005), Shalee Lehning (2009) and Ashley Sweat (2010) were recognized by the organization. Wecker was named the national award winner, while Ohlde, Lehning and Sweat were named to the Senior CLASS Award All-American team.
K-State will play its first exhibition game of the 2012-13 season on Thursday night, as the Wildcats host Fort Hays State at 7 p.m. K-State opens the 2012-13 regular season on Friday, Nov. 9 against Idaho State at 5:30 p.m.
Season ticket prices for the 2012-13 K-State women’s basketball season begin at just $3 per game when fans purchase a Wildcat 4-Pack of four or more general admission tickets for $50 each. Other season ticket options include Reserved Bench and Cat Cushion tickets at $99 per seat, as well as Chairback seats for $132 each (plus a $50 donation per season ticket account to the Ahearn Fund). For the first time, K-State football and men’s basketball season ticket holders are eligible for a significant discount on general admission season tickets, which can be purchased for just $20 each.
Prices for single game tickets this season are: $5 for general admission youth, $8 general admission adult, $9 for bench seating and $12 for chairback. To purchase tickets, fans can contact the K-State Athletics Ticket Office at (800) 221-CATS or visit www.kstatesports.com/tickets.
Fans can purchase tickets online at www.k-statesports.com, or can call the ticket office at 800.221.CATS.