Was the Aztecs' highest rated recruit in the 2011 signing class ... Ranked seventh nationally as a prep at the wing position and 46th overall (at any position) by ESPN's HoopGurlz website ... Great athlete, who is a true rebounding small forward ... Has a huge vertical jump and utilized that to become one of the best offensive rebounders in the conference ... Brings high energy both on and off the court ... Contagious personality ... High school teammate of fellow freshman Khristina Hunter.
As A Freshman (2011-12)
Preseason Mountain West Freshman of the Year ... Only true freshman to log a start for the Aztecs in 2011-12 ... Played in all 32 games, earning a starting spot in the opening eight contests ... Finished the season tied with Courtney Clements as the team's second-leading rebounder with 5.3 per game and was first among Mountain West freshmen ... Had 83 offensive boards, which is 28 more than any other SDSU player ... Also chipped in just under five points a contest (4.6) and had 25 steals and 15 blocked shots ... Had an Aztec game high in rebounding seven times and had two double-figure efforts to her credit ... Led the squad in steals twice and in scoring once ... Notched nine rebounds in her opening two games of her collegiate career ... Had 10 points of 4-of-8 shooting as well as two steals in the upset of No. 18 DePaul ... Notched a career-high 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting, while knocking down her only 3-point attempt of the year vs. Washington on Nov. 26 ... Nine boards, including six on the offensive glass, and a season-high three blocked shots against USD ... Was a perfect 3-for-3 from the field at UC Irvine ... First double-figure reboundings performance in the win over Penn, grabbing 10 total ... Was 4-for-4 at the free-throw line and ended with eight points and eight boards in the Mountain West opener vs. TCU ... Had eight points and eight rebounds again on. Jan. 28 against Colorado State ... Hauled in 10 rebounds in the road outing at TCU ... Season-high three steals in 25 minutes of action against UNLV ... Career-best two assists at UNM ... Was 4-for-6 from the field and ended up with nine points and eight boards against Air Force ... Seven rebounds to help SDSU clinch a share of the regular-season title at Wyoming on Feb. 21 ... Came up big in the MW championship, scoring six second-half points and tallying four boards and two steals ... Fnished with two points and three rebounds in 14 minutes at LSU in the NCAA Tournament.
At Berkeley High School
Played at Berkeley High School under coach Cheryl Draper ... Lettered all four years and was team captain twice ... Four-time all-league honoree ... Helped the Yellowjackets to their conference title in each of her four seasons ... Berkeley was 31-2 overall her senior campaign, finishing as state runner-up in Division I and earning a No. 8 national ranking ... Second-team all-state among Division I schools and third-team overall by MaxPreps, averaging 13 points and 12 rebounds an outing ... San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro team and Contra Costa Times All-East Bay team in 2011 ... As a junior, averaged 14.4 points and 11.6 rebounds and was named a second-team all-East Bay pick.
Played most recently for the California Ballaz club team under head coach Leroy Hurt ... In 2009, was named to the all-tournament team at the prestigious End of the Oregon Trail, while also picking up MVP honors in her bracket at the Nike Summer Showcase in Chicago.
Chairese D. Culberson was born Feb. 15, 1993, in Oakland, Calif. ... Daughter of Carolyn and Eric Culberson ... Has two sisters and a brother, Eric, who played football at Akron ... Nickname is Desi ... Intends to major in criminal justice with a minor in psychology.