WNBA Prospect Profile
(Photo courtesy of Iowa State)
Chelsea Poppens - Iowa State
Position:
Forward
Height:
6'2"
Birthdate:
02/19/91
Birthplace:
Waterloo, IA
High School:
Aplington-Parkersburg
College Highlights
An All-Big 12 First-Team pick on the court and in the classroom, as well as a co-captain in each of her final two seasons, she capped her career as the second ISU player and 14th in Big 12 history with 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. Departs with ISU career record for offensive boards, and did it all while improving her FT percentage each year, going from 62.7% as a frosh to 83.3 % as a senior. 2012-13: Led ISU to Big 12 title game vs. Baylor after ranking third in conference in rebounding, 4th in FT%, 12th in scoring. 2011-12: Honorable Mention All-America (AP, WBCA) and All-Big 12 First Team; only Big 12 player to average a double-double; led conference in rebounding (13th nationally) and offensive boards. Was one of just five players in a BCS conference to rank among top 40 nationally in rebounds and FG percentage. 2010-11: A Big 12 All-Defensive Team pick, she led ISU in charges taken, ranked among conference's rebounding leaders, and was fourth in FG percentage. 2009-10: Led Cyclones in rebounding as a frosh, including 14 boards in a game vs. Baylor's Brittney Griner. PREP: A two-time all-state pick, her school, Aplington-Parkersburg (Parkersburg, Ia.), has seen its share of tragedy. First, the school was destroyed by an EF5 tornado on May 25, 2008; then, in June of '09, legendary football coach Ed Thomas was shot and killed in the school's weight room (his family later received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2010 ESPYs.
College Statistics
Iowa State
Season G FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2009-10 33 111 227 .489 69 110 .627 0 1 .000 238 22 19 13 291 8.80
2010-11 33 100 196 .510 83 127 .654 0 4 .000 246 35 20 5 283 8.60
2011-12 30 150 301 .498 24 174 .713 1 6 .167 317 33 36 7 425 14.2
2012-13 30 143 284 .504 108 129 .837 7 23 .304 290 54 31 10 401 13.4
totals 126 504 1008 .500 384 540 .711 8 34 .235 1091 144 106 35 1400 11.1