In 2015 Erin Chambers led the GNAC, finishing third in all of NCAA Division 2 with 23.5 points per game.
New alumna Erin Chambers signs pro contract in Portugal
Alumna Erin Chambers, who completed her last SFU Clan basketball season this year, has signed a one-year contract with Lousada Académico Clube in the Portuguese Liga Feminina.
Lousada finished ninth in the Liga Feminina standings last season with a 6-16 record.
“I would like to thank the Lousada Académico Clube for making my dream of playing basketball professionally come true,” says Chambers. “I am excited for the year ahead as I will be able to bring my versatility and competitive nature to the team.”
Chambers, a 6’1” guard/forward, is coming off a prolific career at SFU. This past season, Chambers led the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) and finished third in all of NCAA Division 2 with 23.5 points per game. She also averaged 5.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game while shooting 87.6 per cent from the free-throw line on the way to being named GNAC Player of the Year. Chambers was selected as an NCAA Division 2 All-American Honourable Mention for the second straight year by both the Daktronics Commissioners Association and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.
Originally from Mission, B.C., Chambers made the Heritage Park Secondary School senior team as an eighth grader. She played five years there before starting her collegiate career at Simon Fraser. As a sophomore in 2012-2013, Chambers was the GNAC Defensive Player of the Year in addition to averaging 13.5 points per game and earning an All-GNAC Second Team selection. She also represented Canada the following summer as a member of the 2013 Canadian University National Team.
Chambers then took her offensive game to a new level as a junior, leading the GNAC and finishing sixth in NCAA Division 2 with 23.1 points per game. That season, she earned her first Daktronics Commissioners Association All-American Honourable Mention and set a GNAC record with 692 total points. Chambers graduates as the conference’s all-time leader in career points with 1946 and career made free throws with 472. She was also recently named co-winner of Basketball British Columbia’s 2015 Most Outstanding B.C. University Female Athlete award.
Chambers started 113 of 114 games over her four-year career at SFU.
For more information and individual box scores for Erin throughout the season, visit: http://slansportsmanagement.com/erin-chambers.