Former Wright State standout Welch signs with Portugal team

Updated Sept 05, 2018
  • By Marc Pendleton
  • Staff Writer
Wright State guard Chelsea Welch finished her two-season career as the Raiders’ No. 6 all-time career scorer. Contributed Photo by Bryant Billing

Former Wright State University women’s basketball standout and Fairmont High School grad Chelsea Welch signed with CAB Madeira (Liga Feminina) in Portugal on Wednesday.

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A guard, she was the 2018 Horizon League player of the year. In just two seasons and 68 games at WSU, she averaged 19.6 points. Her 1,333 career points ranks No. 6 among all-time WSU scorers.

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She was a four-year starter at Fairmont and played in four consecutive Division I state final fours. Fairmont won the D-I state championship when she was a senior in 2013.

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Welch transferred to WSU after playing two seasons at Pittsburgh.