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    Stephanie Chelleen
    50 Stephanie Chelleen
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Des Moines, Iowa

    High School:
    Lincoln

    Height:
    6-2

    Position:
    Forward

    Stephanie Chelleen


    AT ILLINOIS
    2007-08 - Senior:Saw action in 18 games on the season, missing several due to a nagging foot injury that hampered her throughout the season ... Provided a scoring spark whenever she entered the game, averaging 14.3 points per 40 minutes, which was second-most on the team ... Averaged 3.1 points per game in 8.7 minutes and hit 44 percent from three-point land on the season ... Earned the team's Coaches Award ... Had a career game on Senior Day vs. Purdue on March 2, scoring a career-high 14 points and hitting 4-of-5 three pointers in 13 minutes ... Scored six points in 18 minutes at Minnesota on Feb. 7 ... Played a career-high 24 minutes on Jan. 27 at Purdue, scoring five points and grabbing three rebounds ... Had one of her best games of the season on Nov. 23 against South Carolina, scoring nine points, grabbing five rebounds and going a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line in 11 minutes of play ... Played 10 minutes on Nov. 9 at Eastern Illinois, scoring three points, including a buzzer-beating 10-footer just before halftime.

    2006-07 - Junior:Played in 14 games on the season off the bench ... Averaged a career-best 2.6 points per game while shooting .500 from the field and .364 from three-point land...Led the team in points per 40 minutes (16.8) ... Hit 5-of-7 from the field for a season-high 11 points in 12 minutes of action vs. Northern Colorado on Nov. 22 ... Grabbed a career-high six rebounds against IPFW on Dec. 17 ... Drained two three-pointers in the win over St. Joseph's on Nov. 25... ... Led the Illini in scoring during their four-game 2006 summer foreign tour to Italy, averaging 12.3 points per game and shooting .679 (19-28) from the field.... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    2005-06 - Sophomore: Post player provided instant offense off the bench, seeing action in 13 games in 2005-06 ... Had six points on 3-for-3 shooting and four rebounds in six minutes against Northern Iowa ... Scored four points and grabbed four rebounds in six minutes at Northwestern ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    2004-05 - Freshman: Saw action in 14 games during her freshman campaign ... Averaged 2.4 points per game ... Had a career-game vs. Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne on Feb. 22, scoring a career-high 13 points on 5-5 shooting, including 1-1 from beyond the arc and 2-2 from the free throw line ... Played a career-high 16 minutes and pulled down six rebounds vs. Pacific at the United Center in Chicago ... Blocked a career-best three shots vs. Central Michigan on Dec. 28 ... George Huff Award recipient.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Averaged 20.0 points per game and 9.2 rebounds per game during her senior season at Lincoln High ... Set school records for career rebounds and blocked shots as a junior, only to break them as a senior ... Totaled 112 blocks during her junior and senior seasons ... Named first team All-State in 2004 by all four major sets of voters - the Des Moines Register, the Iowa Girls' Coaches Association, the Iowa Newspaper Association and the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association ... Named All-Conference by the 18-team Central Iowa Metro League (CIML) ... Led Lincoln in scoring in 22 of 25 games her senior season ... Helped Lincoln to an 88-12 record during her four years ... Propelled Lincoln into the state tournament in Iowa's largest class, 4A, all four seasons ... Coached by Jerry Schartner.ent in Iowa's largest class, 4A, all four seasons • Coached by Jerry Schartner.

    PERSONAL
    Born on Aug. 15, 1986 ... Daughter of Greg and Mary Chelleen ... Sister, Ashley, played basketball for Bradley University from 2003-07 ... Involved in the National Council of Youth Leadership ... Majoring in community health ... Plans to be a traveling registered nurse after graduation.

    GETTING TO KNOW STEPHANIE...
    I chose Illinois because: The facilities and my teammates made me feel at home and a part of a family
    Favorite place on campus: My new apartment
    Best memory as an Illini: Taking Michigan State to overtime in the 2005 Big Ten Tournament.
    What I've learned from Coach Law: There is always a light at the end of the tunnel even though you may not always see it.
    Which of your teammates is...
    ...the funniest? Danyel Crutcher, she always makes me laugh no matter what!
    ...the best dressed? Chelsea Gordon
    ...the smartest? Everyone! Seven of my teammates made the All-Big Ten Academic Team!
    Favorite Illini athlete (not on your team): Vicki Brown (volleyball)
    Favorite sports team: I don't really watch sports, but if I had to choose it would be the Chicago Cubs
    Favorite movies: Sixteen Candles and The Emperor's New Groove
    Favorite sports movie: Remember The Titans
    Favorite TV show: The Hills
    Favorite food: Meatloaf (but only my mom's)
    Favorite activity outside basketball: Hanging out with family and friends
    One thing I can't go a day without: My cell phone
    Something most people don't know about me: I love to go to Demolition Derbies, especially when my cousin is running in one.
    Biggest sports thrill: Watching our men's basketball team in the Final Four
    Who had the biggest impact on your basketball career and why: My parents because they said I can do whatever I put my mind to, and I did that with basketball
    I have been told I look like: My sister, Ashley (people think we are twins) Plans after Illinois: Go to nursing school

    CHELLEEN'S CAREER STATISTICS

    Minutes Total 3-Point F-Throws Rebounds
    Year gp-gs min avg fg fga pct fg fga pct ft fta pct off def tot avg pf fo ast t/o blk stl pts avg
    2004-05 14-0 115 8.2 11 23 .478 1 3 .333 11 14 .786 7 20 27 1.9 7 0 4 3 4 0 34 2.4
    2005-06 13-0 59 4.5 8 18 .444 0 2 .000 5 6 .833 8 8 16 1.2 5 0 1 2 2 1 21 1.6
    2006-07 14-0 88 6.3 14 28 .500 4 11 .364 5 8 .625 11 10 21 1.5 5 0 5 3 2 1 37 2.6
    2007-08 18-1 157 8.7 20 40 .500 8 18 .444 8 10 .800 13 18 31 1.7 11 0 1 9 1 3 56 3.1
    TOTAL 59-1 419 7.1 53 109 .486 13 34 .382 29 38 .763 39 56 95 1.6 28 0 11 17 9 5 148 2.5

    updated May 2008

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