Poppens Named To Preseason All-Big 12 Team


October 3rd, 2012 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State senior forward Chelsea Poppens was selected to the preseason All-Big 12 team in a vote of the league’s coaches.

Poppens, who was a unanimous selection to the Big 12 first team last season, was the only player in the league to average a double-double last season, posting 14.2 points and 10.6 rebounds per game as a junior.

The Aplington, Iowa native was second in the Big 12 with 14 double-doubles, including a league-best eight in conference games. She finished 13th nationally in rebounding and ranked among the country’s top-40 in field goal percentage (.498).

The Cyclones open exhibition play Nov. 1 at Hilton Coliseum against Northwest Missouri State. The regular season tips off at home Nov. 11 against Western Illinois.

Preseason All-Big 12 Team

  • Brittney Griner, Baylor
  • Odyssey Sims, Baylor
  • Chelsea Poppens, Iowa State
  • Angel Goodrich, Kansas
  • Aaryn Ellenberg, Oklahoma

Honorable mention: Destiny Williams (Baylor), Carolyn Davis (Kansas), Brittany Chambers (Kansas State), Whitney Hand (Oklahoma), Chassidy Fussell (Texas), Asya Bussie (West Virginia).

Preseason Player of the Year: Brittney Griner (Baylor)

Preseason Newcomer of the Year: Jackie Patterson (Texas Tech)

Preseason Freshman of the Year: Alexis Prince (Baylor)