Chelsea Prince named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year

Chelsea Prince named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year

TCU women’s basketball forward Chelsea Prince has earned Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year honors, the league office announced Wednesday afternoon.

A senior from Fort Worth, Prince won the award after snagging 92 steals, which ranks fourth all-time in a single season, according to a press release from TCU Athletics.

Prince is only the second Horned Frog to earn league Defensive Player of the Year honors, joining the legendary Sandora Irvin. Senior linebacker Paul Dawson won football’s version of the award in early December.

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In addition to averaging a team-high 5.8 rebounds per game, Prince led the Big 12 with 3.2 steals per game. She is only four shy of a school record.

Prince was also named to the All-Big 12 honorable mention and Big 12 all-defensive teams. Fellow Frogs Zahna Medley and Veja Hamilton earned All-Big 12 first and second team honors respectively.

TCU finished the regular season with a 17-12 record overall. The Frogs went 9-9 in conference play and will face Texas in the first round of the Big 12 Championship on Saturday.

Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. from Dallas, Texas.