WACO, Texas (KWTX) Chameka Scott, 33, a former Lady Bears standout who helped lead the team to its first national championship in 2005, is in a fight for her life.
Scott was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2015 and underwent surgery followed by rounds of treatment.
The cancer has recurred in what Lady Bears coach Kim Mulkey described Friday as a very aggressive manner.
“She was one of my first recruits at Baylor, a dream and an integral part of that 2005 national championship team,” Mulkey said.
“She’s just a joy to be around and the most positive person who is an unbelievable teammate and a fighter and she needs lot of prayers.”
Scott had been scheduled to speak in Waco at the Baylor Sports Network Lunch with a Legend series next Thursday, but the appearance was canceled as she remains in MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston undergoing treatment to help alleviate the pain associated with the cancer.
Scott played at Baylor from 2002-2006 and went on to play for the Sacramento Monarchs in the WNBA and later in Europe.