Chantelle Anderson Named as Finalist for
Two ESPN the Magazine Awards 3/5/02
junior center Chantelle Anderson has been named as a finalist
for two awards at the Second Annual Suzuki Presents ESPN The
Magazine's College Basketball Awards. She is one of five finalists
for the Wade Trophy (Women's Player of the Year) and one of
three finalists for the Center of the Year. ESPN will stage
and televise the awards show, which will honor the top performers
in mens and women's college basketball on March 28 (Thursday),
from 7-9 pm ET from Atlanta (Men's Final Four) and San Antonio
(Women's Final Four).
The nominees were determined by separate ESPN
The Magazine blue-ribbon panels. The winners will be decided
by the 40-member USA Today/ESPN Board of Coaches - the Division
I Women's Basketball Coaches Association who also vote on
the USA Today/ESPN Women's Coaches Poll.
The Awards Ceremony will be held on the court
of Alexander Memorial Coliseum on the campus of Georgia Tech,
and the show will incorporate segments from the River Center
Mall in San Antonio.
Last season, Anderson was nominated for the
Center of the Year honor won by Notre Dame's Ruth Riley.
Anderson, the SEC Player of the Year and an
SEC All-Tournament team selection, helped lead Vanderbilt
to its third SEC Tournament Title and a 27-6 overall record
and season-best 10-4 SEC mark. VU's 24 regular-season wins
tie a season-high mark set in 1993 when the Commodores advanced
to the Final Four and ended the season with a 30-3 record.
Anderson leads the team in scoring with 20.2
points a game and is second in the nation in field goal percentage
hitting 65.9 percent (263-399). She is third on the Vanderbilt
All-Time Scoring List with 1,924 points and is only the third
Commodore to total at least 1,900 points in a career.
She is also third on the VU All-Time Field Goals
Made List with 771. She was named SEC Player of the Week on
Dec. 3 and was finalist for two awards at the Fourth Annual
O'Charley's Dinner of Champions in February. Anderson has
started in all 33 games this season averaging 29.2 minutes
a game along with 6.3 rebounds. She owns a 74.6 free throw
percentage (135-181) and has hit five 3-pointers. She also
recorded five double-doubles this season. She set a career
single season high mark with 49 assists and totals 666 points
this season which is the fourth highest single season total
at Vanderbilt. She earned numerous preseason all-america honors
and was recently named as a finalist for the Naismith Basketball
Award. She was also named to the WNIT and First Tennessee