Awards & Honors
Big 12 Freshman of the Week, March 9, 2010
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 a career-high 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.
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.
Majoring 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.