Former Baylor Hoops Player Chameka Scott Dies Of Cancer - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Former Baylor Hoops Player Chameka Scott Dies Of Cancer

The cancer was discovered in 2015, and she had surgery and was thought to be cancer-free. But it recently returned.

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Former Baylor Hoops Player Chameka Scott Dies Of Cancer
    Getty Images
    INDIANAPOLIS - APRIL 3: Chameka Scott #21 of the Baylor Lady Bears celebrates during a Baylor run against the Louisiana State Lady Tigers in the Semifinal game of the Women's NCAA Basketball Championship on April 3, 2005 at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

    Former Baylor women's basketball player Chameka Scott has died of cancer.

    The school announced that Scott died on Sunday.

    The 33-year-old Scott helped the Lady Bears win the program's first national championship in 2005, when she started 35 of the 36 games.

    She hit all three of her shots and had four rebounds in the NCAA title game against Michigan State.

    New Coffee Business Creates Buzz With Male Baristas

    [DFW] New Coffee Business Creates Buzz With Male Baristas

    A  new business is creating a buzz in Seattle, and the slogan says it all: 'Hot guys serving hot coffee.'

    (Published Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019)

    She went on to play for the Sacramento Monarchs in the WNBA and later in Europe.

    The cancer was discovered in 2015, and she had surgery and was thought to be cancer-free. But it recently returned. She had been undergoing treatment at MD Anderson Cancer Center in her hometown of Houston.

    Baylor coach Kim Mulkey posted on Instagram that she was "absolutely heartbroken at the loss of one of the most beloved members of the Lady Bear family.

    Chameka Scott was one of my first recruits at Baylor University and the heartbeat of the 2005 National Championship team."

    Get the latest from NBC DFW anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android