Oct. 5, 2011
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State’s Brittany Chambers and Jalana Childs have been named to the 2011-12 preseason All-Big 12 honorable mention team in an announcement by the league office on Wednesday afternoon. Chambers and Childs are the first Wildcat teammates to earn preseason honors since Kendra Wecker, Laurie Koehn and Megan Mahoney were named to the 2004-05 preseason All-Big 12 team.
The remainder of the 2011-12 preseason All-Big 12 team consisted of: Brittney Griner and Odyssey Sims of Baylor, Carolyn Davis of Kansas, Toni Young of Oklahoma State, Chassidy Fussell of Texas and Tyra White of Texas A&M. Ties in the voting created a sixth spot on the team. Additional honorable mention recipients were: Aaryn Ellenberg and Whitney Hand of Oklahoma and Sydney Carter of Texas A&M.
Earning preseason Big 12 Player of the Year honors was Griner, while preseason Newcomer of the Year was awarded to Kelsey Bone of Texas A&M. The preseason co-Freshmen of the Year were Cassie Peoples of Texas and Alexia Standish of Texas A&M.
Chambers, a unanimous All-Big 12 first team selection at the conclusion of the 2010-11 season, led K-State and ranked 10th in the Big 12 in scoring with a career-high 16.1 points per game average (514 total points). The guard from Jordan, Minn., was one of two overall players in the Big 12 last season to record 500-plus points, 180-plus rebounds and 80-plus assists and was the only sophomore guard in the country and one of 11 guards in the nation to achieve the feat. Her point total during her sophomore season ranked as the fourth-highest in school history, while she set the school record for three-point field goals made in a season by a sophomore.
Chambers, a two-time Big 12 Player of the Week recipient during the 2010-11 season, also led K-State in three-point shooting (88-of-236; .373) and led the Big 12 in three-point field goals made per game at 2.8. She finish second on the team in rebounding (5.8 rpg; 185 rebounds) and was second in assists (2.6 apg; 84 assists).
Childs, an All-Big 12 second team recipient in 2010-11, finished the season as K-State’s second-leading scorer and ranked 19th in the Big 12 in the category with a career-high 12.8 points per game (411 points). The forward from Orlando, Fla., finished 15th in the Big 12 in field goal percentage (.454). During the 2010-11 season, Childs surpassed her season career-highs in six statistical categories including: points (411), assists (33), steals (22) and field goals made (168) and attempted (370).
K-State head coach Deb Patterson returns to the sidelines for her 16th season in Bramlage Coliseum with a roster consisting of eight letterwinners and four starters from the 12th NCAA Tournament squad in school history. The Wildcats registered an overall record of 21-11 and a 10-6 mark in Big 12 action which resulted in a tie for third in the league. During the 2010-11 season, K-State became the 13th program in NCAA Division I women’s basketball history to reach the 800-win plateau.
The easiest way for fans to witness all the games this season inside Bramlage Coliseum is through the purchase of season tickets. K-State women’s basketball season ticket prices begin at just $50 each when fans purchase a Wildcat 4-Pack of four or more general admission tickets. General admission tickets can otherwise be purchased for $78 per seat. Other seating 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).
K-State faculty and staff can purchase discounted tickets in the Chairback sections at $110 each and Reserved Bench/Cat Cushion sections at $79 per ticket. A limited number of premium courtside and floor-level seats are also on sale for $165 each, with per-seat Ahearn Fund donations of $500 required for courtside tickets and $100 for floor-level seats.
Single game women’s basketball tickets are also currently on sale through the K-State Athletic Ticket Office on Monday. Prices are $12 for chairback seating, $9 for bench seats, $8 for adult general admission seats and $5 for general admission youth seats.
The most convenient way to order tickets is online at www.kstatesports.com. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the K-State Athletic Ticket Office in Bramlage Coliseum or by calling toll-free, (800) 221-CATS.