ATLANTA – Iowa State junior forward Chelsea Poppens was named a WBCA All-Region 5 nominee for the 2012 Division I Coaches’ All-America Team Thursday.
Poppens, an Aplington, Iowa native, was one of seven players in the region to be recognized after earning All-Big 12 honors this season. She was one of three players in the conference to earn unanimous recognition this season after posting career-highs of 14.3 points and 10.7 rebounds.
Poppens, the only player in the Big 12 to average a double-double, became the first Cyclone since All-American Angie Welle to grab 300 rebounds in a season. She has posted double-digit scoring in 22 games and recorded 10 or more rebounds 16 times.
On Monday, March 19, the selection committee will review the 52 All-Region nominees and trim the list to 40 finalists, all of whom will be in the running for selection to the 10-member WBCA Division I Coaches’ All-America Team.
Chelsea Poppens, Iowa State
Carolyn Davis, Kansas
Angel Goodrich, Kansas
Tyra White, Texas A&M
Brittney Griner, Baylor
Odyssey Sims, Baylor
Destiny Williams, Baylor