Has exceptional leadership skills and was voted the team's captain before the 2011-12 campaign, despite never playing a game in an Aztec uniform ... Talented point guard, who will fits into the team's fast-paced, full-court game ... Court savvy and an excellent defender with a high basketball IQ ... Strong defensive rebounder, who takes care of the ball ... Redshirting 2010-11 due to NCAA transfer rules ... Earned her bachelor's degree earlier this spring in public administration and is currently pursuing her MBA.
As A Junior (2011-12)
Played and started every game ... 2012 Mountain West Championship MVP ... 2012 Mountain West all-tournament team ... 2012 Mountain West Newcomer of the Year ... 2012 first-team all-conference pick ... Two-time MWC Player of the Week (Jan. 16, Feb. 13) ... 2011 San Diego Surf `N Slam MVP ... Preseason MWC Newcomer of the Year ... Was eighth nationally in assists per game (6.5) and 21st in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.0) ... Her 209 assists are a school single-season record, surpassing the previous high of 199 by Crystal Lee in 1989 ... Led the Mountain West by a sizeable amount in both assists and assist-to-turnover ratio in overall and league games ... Had 81 more assists than any other Mountain West player and 41 more in 14 league contests ... Averaged 7.3 assists and had a 2.4 assist-to-turnover ratio in conference outings (102 assists vs. 42 TOs) ... Had at least six assists in 24 of 32 games, reaching double-figures on four occasions ... Led San Diego State in rebounding at 5.6 per game and in steals with 73 ... Team-high five double-doubles ... Led the Aztecs in scoring five times, in rebounding 11 times, in steals 19 times and in assists 29 times ... Posted 12 assists in wins over UNLV and UC Irvine ... Squad's second-leading scorer with 19 double-figure outings ... Career highs of 21 points at CS Bakersfield, 13 rebounds vs. TCU and five steals on two occasions ... Averaged 16.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 6.7 assists and 3.3 steals in three games at the MW championships ... Notched 16 points in the NCAA first round game at LSU, while also posting seven assists and three rebounds.
In 2010-11 Sat out the season due to NCAA transfer rules and can take the court in 2011-12.
At Duke Appeared in 46 contests for the Blue Devils from 2008-10 ... Team made a pair of NCAA tournament appearances, including a trip to the Elite Eight this past year ... Duke posted a combined record of 57-12 during her stay in Durham ... Member of the Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll.
At Mojave High School Had a successful four-year career at Mojave High School in Las Vegas ... Led the state in scoring as a junior (27.7 ppg.) and senior (28.5 ppg.) ... Was the 2006 and 2008 Las Vegas Athletic Club Female Athlete of the Year ... Two-time first-team all-state and three-time all-conference honoree ... Selected the state of Nevada's Gatorade Newcomer of the Year as a freshman ... Was rated the 63rd-best player in America and the No. 12 point guard by Hoopgurlz.com as a prep ... Had a 4.7 GPA and was her class salutatorian and treasurer.
AAU Played during the summer for coach Brian Crichlow's West Coast Premier Black club team, alongside current Aztec guard Kiyana Stamps.
Personal Chelsea Renee Hopkins was born July 2, 1990, in Las Vegas, Nev. ... Daughter of Carla and Tony Hopkins ... Father, Tony, played collegiate basketball at UC Santa Barbara and has coached in the high school ranks for 18 years ... Is a business administration major.