April 13, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The UAB women’s basketball team held its annual banquet on Sunday afternoon to celebrate the 2013-14 season.
The Blazers, who finished 16-15 overall on the season, recorded their fifth-straight winning season. It is the first time in school history that the women’s basketball team has finished with fifth consecutive winning seasons.
The banquet honored several of the student-athletes for their outstanding performances this season. Senior Karisma Chapman was awarded the team MVP honor. Chapman led the team in scoring, rebounds and field-goal percentage. She also finished in the top-10 in Conference USA in scoring, rebound, field-goal percentage, steals, offensive rebounds, defensive rebounds and minutes played.
Chapman also earned one of the academic awards on the afternoon for her outstanding performance in the classroom this year. The other academic award went to freshman Kasey Drayton, who completed her first season with UAB.
Sophomore Chelsee Black was presented the award for highest free throw percentage. She led the team and C-USA with an 87.5 percentage on the season. Black closed out the ceremony by receiving the Blazer Award, which is presented to the student-athlete who truly represents what it is to be a Blazer.
Black was one of two players to start every game and scored in double figures in 24 games this season. Along with her achievements on the court, she also participated in numerous community service projects during her career.
The team, coaches and others who were influential to the team attended the ceremony to honor the team for its accomplishments in the 2013-14 season.
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