There are so many different forms of cancer thousands of individuals deal with too often.
Unfortunately for Baylor, the community lost a former Lady Bear, Chameka Scott, to cancer Sunday after a long battle. She was only 33 years-old.
Tonight we mourn the loss of Lady Bear Chameka Scott, who passed away this evening. #RIP #CScott21 pic.twitter.com/0CLLnCpsd1— Baylor Lady Bears (@BaylorWBB) January 22, 2018
Scott was a key component for Baylor when it won the program’s first-ever National Title in 2005. She played for Kim Mulkey from 2002-2006 averaging 8.7 points and 6.4 rebounds in her senior season.
Mulkey shared a special message on Instagram upon hearing the news:
I am 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. Athletic ability aside, Chameka showed us all how to be a good friend, teammate and was a fierce competitor not only on the court but in life. She never gave up in her green and gold and she never gave up in her bitter battle against cancer. While I may have been Chameka's coach, she taught me much more about life and what's really important. I feel blessed to have been by her side today. Cancer may have taken Chameka Scott way too soon but her spirit and her heart will live on forever in Lady Bear basketball. Heaven gained a true warrior today. #cscott21
Baylor’s assistant coach Toyelle Wilson, tweeted the following after learning the news:
Rest in heaven, Chameka Scott. #CancerSucks— Toyelle Wilson (@CoachWilsonBU) January 22, 2018