Kansas State's Brittany Chambers gets hold of a rebound as she scrambles on the floor with guard Veja Hamilton during the game Saturday. (AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Bob Haynes)
K-State’s Chambers Named AP All-American
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State’s Brittany Chambers garnered another national honor for her trophy case on Tuesday, as she was named to the Associated Press All-America team as an honorable mention selection. Chambers becomes the sixth player in school history to earn AP All-America honors and the first since the 2008-09 season.
For the season, Chambers has registered career season-highs in three major statistical categories and is the only player in Big 12 history to score 750 or more points (762; 21.2 ppg), grab 250 or more rebounds (271; 7.5 rpg) and dish out 100 or more assists (118; 3.3 apg). In addition to leading the Wildcats in scoring and rebounding this season, Chambers paces the Wildcats in three-point field goals made and attempted (116-of-303, .383) and free throws made and attempted (110-of-143, .769).
The 762 points are a career-high for Chambers, a school record for points in a single-season and ranks 10th in Big 12 history. The product of Jordan, Minn., has scored in double figures in 34 of the 36 games this season, including a school record 22 games of 20 or more points with a current school record run of nine straight games with 20 or more points.
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, 850 career rebounds and 350 career assists. She has scored in a school record 133 consecutive games and has reached double figures in 108 career games to rank tied for 18th 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 12 career categories including: points (2,140, third), rebounds (852, fifth), assists (359, eighth), three-point field goals made (349, second), three-point field goals attempted (967, first), field goals made (746, fourth), field goals attempted (1,824, third), free throws made (299, ninth), minutes played (4,695, first), games played (134, tied for first) and games started (129, first).
Chambers ranks second in school and Big 12 history for career three-point field goals made. She ranks ninth 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 one of two program’s 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 this season, Chambers was recognized as the inaugural Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year for women’s basketball, earned her third career Academic All-Big 12 First Team honor and is a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award. Chambers, a pre-med major, holds a 3.5 grade point average.
Chambers joins former Wildcats Shalee Lehning (2009, honorable mention), Kimberly Dietz (2008, honorable mention), Kendra Wecker (2005, first; 2004, third; 2003, third), Nicole Ohlde (2004, first; 2003, first; 2002, honorable mention) and Andria Jones (1997, honorable mention) as Associated Press All-Americans.
K-State will face Utah on Wednesday at 7 p.m., in the semifinals of the 2013 WNIT in Bramlage Coliseum. Fans can purchase tickets starting at just $10 for Wednesday’s contest online at www.kstatesports.com/tickets, by calling 1-800-221-CATS (2287) or in person at the ticket office, located inside the southwest entrance of Bramlage Coliseum. The game will be available on the K-State Sports Network and for free on K-StateHD.TV.