As a sophomore (2002-03): Appeared in all 35 games, started in 16 of the first 19 ... Ranked second on the team in assists with 127 ... Averaged 19.5 minutes, 4.9 points and 3.63 assists a game ... Scored in double figures in six games ... Recorded a career-high 16 points at UCLA, was 6-of-9 from the floor, dished out five assists and stole the ball twice ... Narrowly missed a double-double at Montana State with 10 points and 9 assists ... Also handed out nine assists versus Texas Southern ... Named to the all-tournament of the Baylor-hosted Women's Sports Foundation Tournament.
Redshirt (2001-02): Sat out due to NCAA transfer rule ... Had reconstructive ACL surgery at the beginning of the season ... Rehab was extended when it was discovered that a screw had backed out of the bone and was causing irritation ... Once that was corrected rehab progressed nicely ... Has now had ACL reconstruction twice on her right knee.
As a freshman at Virginia (2000-01): Played in 27 games and averaged 2.7 points, 1.5 rebounds and 12.6 minutes a game ... 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 ... Dished out a career-high seven assists at Cal State Northridge ... Tied her career-high five rebounds at Clemson ... Had surgery for compartmental syndrome in both legs on October 12 ... Recovery period was expected to be five weeks but she was in the lineup on Nov. 1.
Before Baylor: A four year starter for Cassandra McCurdy at Dallas Skyline HS ... Played only half of her senior season due to a torn ACL ... Averaged 18 points, 8 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 ... Three-time All-Region selection ... All-State twice ... Tabbed an Honorable Mention All-American as a senior ... Lettered one year in track ... Named to the All-CIty Academic-Athletic Team four times.
Personal: Full name is Chelsea Whitaker ...Nickname is C-Dub ... Daughter of Crest and Arlinda Whitaker of Dallas ... Born July 20, 1982 in Dallas .... 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 the College Basketball Hall of Fame and was invited to become a Harlem Globetrotter ... He also played professional football for the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints ... Majoring in pre-business ... Hobbies include sleeping ... Volunteers for Habitat for Humanity and Trick or Treat for Humanity.
Whitaker's Career Stats