Coaches and players met with local media Wednesday
Blazers pick up one first-place vote, predicted to finish third in Conference USA
Highlights from the 2011-12 UAB women's basketball season
UAB matches C-USA record with just five turnovers in loss
Blazers advance to C-USA semifinals to meet UTEP on Friday
A Conference USA All-Freshman team selection in 2010-11 and a second-team all-conference and league all-defensive team choice in 2011-12 and 2012-13 ... UAB's newest 1,000 point scorer with 1,041 points in her career ... ranks sixth all-time in UAB history in steals with 219 entering her senior season ... No. 9 all-time at UAB with 64 blocks.
A second-team All-Conference USA and C-USA All-Defensive Team selection for the second-straight year ... started in 29 of UAB's 31 games and was the team's leading scorer with 13.5 points per game ... averaged a team-high 30.2 minutes per contest ... finished the season with four 20+ point efforts in her final five games ... scored in double figures 23 times and had four double-figure rebounding efforts ... finished two shy of her career high of 25 with a 23-point effort against UTEP in the Conference USA Tournament (March 14) ... tallied two double-doubles with 10 points and 12 boards against Mississippi Valley State on Nov. 17 and 19 points and 10 rebounds against Memphis on Jan. 24 ... went 15-for-15 from the free-throw line against Tennessee State on Nov. 23 -- the best mark by a C-USA player on the season ... registered a career-high 13 rebounds against Tulane on Feb. 21 ... the Conference USA Player of the Week on Nov. 27 following a 21-point outing against Tennessee State and a 16-point effort against Alabama State.
A second-team All-Conference USA and C-USA All-Defensive Team selection ... started 29 of UAB's 30 games ... topped the team with 13.8 points per game (8th in C-USA) ... reached double figures 25 times ... led the team and ranked fourth in C-USA with 2.6 steals per game ... her 78 steals in 2011-12 are the ninth-most in a season in school history ... ranked third on the team with 5.1 rebounds per game and 0.9 blocks per contest (9th in C-USA) ... averaged 19.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and a tournament-record 5.0 steals over two games at the C-USA Championship ... scored a career-high 25 points against Southern Miss (1/29) ... tallied 24 points against both Alabama A&M (12/15) and Florida A&M (1/2) ... posted her third career double-double with 11 points and 11 boards at UNCG (12/6) ... Nov. 28 C-USA Player of the Week after averaging 16.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.0 steals in two wins at the UAB Thanksgiving Classic.
Named to the C-USA All-Freshman team ... closed the year with 10 double-digit scoring performances in her last 17 games ... averaged 10.8 points per game over that stretch ... made first appearance against Georgia State ... had four steals at Missouri ... grabbed a career-best 12 rebounds and had five steals against Austin Peay ... had five double-digit rebounding performances ... recorded her first career double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds at East Carolina ... posted a season-high 20 points and four blocks against Tulsa ... posted her second career double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds in the WBI championship game against Cal State Bakersfield.
Averaged 13.1 points and 7.4 rebounds per game as a junior ... earned Northwest Indiana Times All-Area honors twice ... named first-team All-SICA (South Inter-Conference Association).
Karisma Shané Chapman ... born Dec. 21, 1991 in Chicago, Ill. ... daughter of Adrina Jackson ... has three sisters, Khrishanna, Khristiana and Karisha, and two brothers, Fazson and Keyanta ... major is undeclared.