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2 Chelsea Whitaker
Chelsea  Whitaker

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Dallas, Texas

High School:
Dallas Skyline

Height:
5-9

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
07/07/1982

Experience:
HS

2000-01 Season Highlights: Played in 28 games and averaged 2.6 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 12.6 minutes ...Started in the backcourt in six games...Netted a season-high 11 points, and added three rebounds, three assists, and two steals against Old Dominion (Dec. 3)... Scored six points in eight minutes against St. Francis (Nov. 27)...Also netted six points and added a season-high five rebounds against Wake Forest (Jan. 28)...Dished out a career-high seven assists at Cal State-Northridge (Dec. 29)...Tied her career-high of five rebounds at Clemson (Feb. 15)...Played 13 minutes and registered two rebounds, two steals, and one assist against Michigan (Mar.17) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament?She had surgery for compartmental syndrome in both legs on October 12. The recovery period was expected to be five weeks, but she was in the lineup on Nov. 1.

High School: A four-year starter for Head Coach Cassandra McCurdy at Dallas Skyline High School?Played only half of her senior season due to torn ACL?Averaged 18 points, eight assists and four steals per game before injury sidelined her for the rest of the season?During her prep career, Skyline?s record was 117-33, and the team won four District championships, two Area Championships and was state runner-up one year?Named to eight All-Tournament teams during career?Named to All-Area and All-District teams three times? Earned All-Regional honors three times?Selected to All-State team twice?Tabbed an Honorable Mention All-American as a senior?Played AAU for Texas Freedom for Head Coach Debbie Harris?Also lettered one year in track?Named to the All-City Academic-Athletic Team four times.

Personal: Chelsea Whitaker?Born July 7, 1982 in Dallas, Texas?Daughter of Crest and Arlinda Whitaker?Has an older brother Creston, Jr. who played baseball at the University of Illinois and was drafted by the Minnesota Twins?Her father played basketball at the University of North Texas and was inducted into College Basketball Hall of Fame and was invited to become a Harlem Globetrotter?Father also played professional football for the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints.

Career Highs

Pts. 11 vs. Old Dominion (12-3-00) Reb. 5 vs. Wake Forest (1-28-01) 5 vs. Clemson (2-15-01) Ast. 7 vs. Cal State-Northridge (12-29-00) Bl. None Stl. 3 vs. Richmond (1-18-01) Min. 26 vs. N.C. State (2-1-00) 26 vs. Wake Forest (1-28-01)

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