Chelsea Poppens - Biography

Awards & Honors
WNBA Second Round Draft Pick (No. 18 overall, Seattle Storm)
The Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American (2012, 2013)
WBCA Honorable Mention All-American (2012)
All-Big 12 First Team (2012, 2013)
Senior CLASS Award First-Team All-American (2013)
Naismith Player of the Year Watch List (2013)
Big 12 Player of the Week, Jan. 2, Feb. 6, Feb. 27 (2012)
Co-Captain (2012, 2013)
Big 12 Freshman of the Week, March 9 (2010)
Big 12 All-Defensive Team (2011)
Cyclone Challenge All-Tournament Team (2010, 2011 (MVP))
Nugget Classic All-Tournament Team (2011)
Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (S11, F11, S12, F12)
Academic All-Big 12 First Team (2013)
Academic All-Big 12 Second Team (2012)
ISU Scholar Athlete (2012, 2013)

Iowa State University

Co-Captain ... Earned All-Big 12 First-Team honors for the second consecutive season … named an Honorable Mention All-American by The Associated Press … played in 30 games, making 29 starts … missed three games with a concussion … averaged 13.4 points and a team-best 9.7 rebounds (57th nationally) … became second player in school history and 14th player in Big 12 history with 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career … scored her 1,000th point in season opener against Western Illinois … 1,000th rebound came at home against Kansas State … shot 50.4 percent from the field and 83.7 percent (44th nationally) from the free-throw line … dished out a career-best 54 assists … had 290 rebounds, the fifth best single-season total in school history … grabbed 108 offensive rebounds, the fourth best total in school history … owns four of the top-five single-season offensive rebounding marks in ISU history … finished her career 11th at ISU with 1,400 career points and second in rebounding with 1,091 boards … sixth all-time in rebounding in Big 12 history … ninth all-time at Iowa State with 504 career field goals made, fourth with 384 career free throws made, third with 633 defensive rebounds and first with 458 offensive rebounds … 8.7 rebounds per game ranks third all-time at Iowa State … averaged a school-record 3.6 offensive boards per game in her career … played in 126 career games (10th) and made 112 career starts (ninth) … posted 32 career double-doubles, the third most in school history … scored in double figures in 67 career games, including 20 this season … grabbed double-digit rebounds in 13 games this season and 45 times in her career, including 16 games with 15 or more boards … in her career, led ISU in scoring 27 times, rebounding 75 times and steals 34 times … was tied for 10th in the Big 12 in scoring, third in rebounding, ninth in field goal percentage and fourth in free-throw percentage … posted 22 points and 18 rebounds against Kansas State … scored 24 points and grabbed 15 rebounds against TCU … finished with 24 points and 14 rebounds against Kansas in Big 12 Championship … opened the season with 23 points and 15 rebounds against Western Illinois …hit 12-of-13 free throws and scored 22 points to go along with 11 rebounds in home win against Kansas … dished out a career-high six assists against Kansas … had a career-best five steals against TCU … had 14 points and 17 rebounds against Georgia in her final college game … her 70 career rebounds in NCAA Tournament play are the third most in school history.

Co-Captain ... Unanimous selection to All-Big 12 first team ... earned honorable mention All-America honors from The Associated Press and Women's Basketball Coaches Association ... named MVP of the Cyclone Challenge ... earned all-tournament team honors at Nugget Classic ... just second Cyclone (Angie Welle, 2001 and 2002) to record over 300 rebounds in a season (317) ... played in 30 games, making 29 starts ... missed Mississippi Valley State game with injury ... only Big 12 player to average a double-double with 14.2 points and 10.6 rebounds ... posted 14 double-doubles (second in Big 12) ... had a league-high eight double-doubles in conference games ... scored in double figures in 23 games ... led Big 12 in rebounding (10.6) and offensive rebounding (4.4) ... also ranked among top-10 in league in scoring (7th-14.2), field goal percentage (5th-49.8) and defensive rebounding (3rd-6.2) ... was 13th nationally in rebounding and 37th in field goal percentage ... one of just five players in a BCS conference to rank among top-40 nationally in rebounds and field goal percentage ... just third Big 12 player to average over 4.0 offensive rebounds since 2006-07 ... led Cyclones with 36 steals ... drew a team-high 33 charges ... improved free-throw percentage from 65.4 last season to 71.3 percent ... finished with a career-high 27 points and 10 rebounds in just 24 minutes against Texas ... had 19 points and 17 rebounds at Oklahoma State ... tallied 25 points and 16 boards against Missouri ... had 24 points and 15 rebounds against Kansas ... had 11 points and 17 rebounds against Penn State ... finished with 20 points and 14 rebounds in 20 minutes against Northern Iowa.

Played in all 33 games, earning 24 starts ... named to the Big 12's All-Defensive Team ... averaged 8.6 points and 7.5 rebounds ... ranked seventh in the Big 12 in rebounds per game ... drew a team-high 36 charges ... scored in double-figures 11 times and recorded double-digit rebounds 10 times ... shot 51 percent from the field, good for fourth in the Big 12 ... second in the Big 12 averaging 3.4 offensive rebounds per game ... scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in nationally televised win over Texas ... hit 9-of-12 free throws against the Longhorns ... grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds, the most by a Cyclone since Angie Welle (19) in 2002, in win over Missouri ... tallied 20 points at Kansas ... grabbed 15 rebounds against Prairie View A&M to earn spot on Cyclone Challenge All-Tournament Team ... also had 18 points and a pair of blocks against Prairie View.

Made 30 starts and saw time in all 33 contests as a freshman ... earned Big 12 Freshman of the Week honors in the final week of the regular season after posting 11 points and 17 rebounds at Oklahoma State ... tallied four double-doubles ... led ISU and ranked ninth in the Big 12 in rebounding, averaging 7.2 boards a game ... averaged 8.8 points per contest ... added eight points and nine boards in NCAA Sweet 16 contest vs. No. 1 Connecticut ... posted 21 points and 16 rebounds vs. Missouri ... scored 18 points and pulled down eight boards in NCAA first-round win over Lehigh ... led the Cyclones with 18 points and seven rebounds in win over Kansas State ... made a defensive steal with seven seconds remaining to clinch win at Kansas, also added six points and seven rebounds ... scored eight of ISU’s first 12 points and finished with 14 at MU ... grabbed 14 rebounds to go with three assists and two steals in win over No. 11 Baylor ... tallied first career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds at Minnesota ... opened her collegiate career with 17 points and five rebounds over 10 minutes vs. Florida Atlantic.

High School
All-State first-team honoree in 2008 and 2009 ... named all-conference and all-district in each of her four prep seasons ... scored 1,484 career points to set an Aplington-Parkersburg school record ... averaged 20.7 points and 15.8 rebounds per game as a senior ... set the school record in single-game rebounds (20), career rebounds, single-season rebounds, career blocks and single-game blocks (12) ... named all-state in volleyball in 2007 and 2008 ... led volleyball squad to state semifinals as a senior ... qualified for the state track meet in four events as a senior in her first season competing in the sport ... finished third in shuttle-hurdle relay at state.

Majored in kinesiology and pre-physical therapy ... full name is Chelsea Kathryn Poppens ... born Feb. 19, 1991, in Waterloo, Iowa ... parents are Carma and Tony Poppens ... has a brother, Kyle, and a sister, Tessa ... high school was destroyed in a F-5 tornado that tore through Parkersburg in the summer of 2008.