Chantelle Anderson is the most decorated athlete in Vanderbilt Women’s basketball history. Born in Loma Linda, California, Anderson traveled across the country to attend Vanderbilt University and play in the elite Southeastern Conference. Her move was well worth it, as she started every single game for the Commodores in her four year career.
Anderson led the team in scoring for all four seasons, was First Team All-SEC three times and was Vanderbilt’s first, two-time Kodak All-American. In 2000, she was a member of the gold medal-winning USA Basketball Jones Cup Team, as well as being on the gold medal-winning USA team at the World University Games in 2001.
In 2001, Anderson was named the SEC Tournament MVP and Vanderbilt’s Female Athlete of the Year. The next year, she was recognized as the NCAA Midwest Regional MVP. During her time at Vanderbilt, she helped the Lady Commodores reach the NCAA Tournament four times and play in two Elite Eights.
Anderson graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2003. In her last year, she became Vanderbilt Basketball’s all-time leading scorer, male or female, with 2,604 points and set Vanderbilt’s Career Field Goal Percentage mark at 65.1%.
After graduation, Anderson was selected second overall in the 2003 WNBA Draft and went on to play professionally for six years, including stops in Hungary, France, Russia, Turkey and Lebanon. In 2008, Anderson was the youngest member of the Vanderbilt Athletics Hall of Fame inaugural class and her #21 jersey was retired by Vanderbilt in 2011.
Since retiring from basketball in 2009, Anderson has coached basketball at Virginia Tech University and sold capital equipment at Stryker Medical. She now runs her own coaching and consulting business while living in Houston, Texas.