Chapman Makes Final Cut, Is On Detroit's Active Roster
May 24, 2002
Chapman On Active Roster
Jill Chapman is an active member of the Detroit Shock, as the team announced its final roster on Friday.
Bloomington, Ind. - With Friday being the last day for WNBA teams to finalize their rosters before the start of the season, the Detroit Shock has placed former Indiana standout Jill Chapman on their 11-player active roster.
Chapman played in each of the Shock's two exhibition games, logging 16 minutes in her first game at the professional level (an exhibition contest against the Houston Comets in which she grabbed five rebounds and blocked a shot to go with her two points.) In Detroit's preseason matchup against the defending WNBA-champion Los Angeles Sparks, Chapman scored six points and pulled down three rebounds in nine minutes of action.
"It felt like the biggest stress relief when I found out," Chapman said. "Being a rookie has been tough, because you don't know what to expect, so this is incredible."
During her time at Indiana, Chapman was a three-time all-Big Ten selection. She led the Hoosiers to a Big Ten Tournament title as a senior. She and Quacy Barnes will both represent Indiana University during the upcoming WNBA season. Barnes is a member of the Phoenix Mercury.
As for Chapman, she and the rest of her Shock teammates will open the season in Orlando for a 7:30 p.m. matchup with the Miracle on Thursday, May 30. However, Indiana fans will be able to get a look at Chapman in the Shock's second game, an 8 p.m. tipoff against the Indiana Fever at Conseco Fieldhouse on Saturday, June 1. Chapman's last trip to Conseco Fieldhouse ended with her cutting down the nets and carrying home the Big Ten Tournament trophy as a Hoosier.
"I'm very excited, and I hope a lot of people come out and cheer for the Detroit Shock," Chapman said of her team's trip to Indianapolis. "I've heard a lot of people are going to come to watch the game, and it's just a great thing. The fans are still so great to me. I really appreciate them."