Christofferson, Poppens named All-Big 12 First team


Photo: Kelby Wingert/Iowa State Daily

Hallie Christofferson dribbles past her defender during the Cyclone women’s basketball vs. Kansas University on Feb. 27, 2013. The final score of the game was 83-68.

Dylan Montz

Iowa State women’s basketball made history the morning of March 7, 2013.

For the first time in program history, the Cyclones received two All-Big 12 First Team selections for junior forward Hallie Christofferson and senior forward Chelsea Poppens.

Christofferson was a unanimous selection after averaging 16 points and 6.8 rebounds in her junior campaign. The Hamlin, Iowa, native was second in the league in field goal percentage at 53.4 percent and second in free throw percentage at 85.3 percent from the charity stripe.

Poppens earned first team honors for the second year and averaged 13.1 points and 9.4 rebounds in her final season. The Aplington, Iowa, native became the 14th player in Big 12 history to record 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in her career.

Point guard Nikki Moody also received conference honors, being named to the All-Big 12 Honorable Mention squad.