|Brittany Chambers||Freshman||Belle Plaine, Minn. (Jordan)|
|Kelsey Hill||Junior||Lenexa (St. Thomas Aquinas)|
|Mariah White||Freshman||Midwest City, Ok.|
|Shalin Spani||Junior||Lee's Summit, Mo. (Metro Academy)|
|Alina Voronenko||Sophomore||Otterville, Mo. (Smithton)|
|Jalana Childs||Sophomore||Orlando, Fl. (Timber Creek)|
|Branshea Brown||Sophomore||Walterboro, S.C. (Colleton Co.)|
|Kari Kincaid||Senior||Andover (Andover Central)|
|1. Kendra Wecker (2001-05)|
|2. Nicole Ohlde (2000-04)|
|3. Ashley Sweat (2006-10)|
|4. Laurie Koehn (2001-05)|
|5. Diana Miller (1987-91)|
|6. Eileen Feeney (1976-80)|
|6. Nadira Hazim (1987-91)|
|8. Tammie Romstad (1978-82)|
|9. Brit Jacobson (1994-98)|
|2/23/10 Ashley Sweat's All-Big 12|
K-State's own Ashley Sweat has been named to the 2009-10 All-Big 12 first team. This is hardly a surprise, as she holds third place on our program's career scoring chart. Ashley led K-State-and is fifth in the Big 12-in scoring, with 16.7 points per game. With her 501 points this season, she is the 10th player in school history to record 500 points during her senior campaign, and the fifth player to register consecutive 500-point seasons.
|2/23/10 Ashley Sweat's an Academic All-American.|
Kansas State senior forward Ashley Sweat garnered CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America third team honors in an announcement by the organization on Tuesday morning. This is the first national honor for Sweat in her career, and is the second straight season K-State has had a student athlete earn Academic All-America honors.
Ashley's a two-time CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine All-District VII selection, earning first team honors this season and a second team selection in 2009. She has also garnered a pair of Academic All-Big 12 first team honors. This season, she is a finalist for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, with fan voting continuing through March 22 at www.seniorCLASSaward.com or by texting 'W9' to 74567.
Sports Information has the complete announcement on Ashley's latest achievement.
|2/03/10 Ashley Sweat's a finalist for the CLASS Award.|
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State senior forward Ashley Sweat has been named a finalist for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. She is one of 10 national finalists.
There will be nationwide voting to determine the 2010 award winner, beginning today and ending on March 22. Lowe's will present the winners with trophies during the weekends of the NCAA Men's and Women's Final Four. Votes from coaches and media will be coupled with fan balloting to determine the recipient. Fans can vote online during this time period at www.seniorClassaward.com. To vote via text, fans can text WBBALL to 74567.
Ashley is the fourth finalist for this honor in school history, joining Nicole Ohlde (2004), Kendra Wecker (2005) and Shalee Lehning (2009). Wecker won the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.
The 6-2 forward from McPherson leads the Cats in scoring (18.1 ppg), rebounding (5.7 rpg) and free throws made (93), free throws attempted (107) and free throw percentage (.869). She also leads the Big 12 in three-point field goal percentage (.500). During her senior campaign, Sweat has boosted her career scoring total to 1,652 to rank seventh in school history. She also ranks in the top 10 in career blocks with 66 and among the top 20 in career rebounds with 554. She is the third player in school history to record 1,500 points, 500 rebounds and 50 blocks for a career.
|1/13/10 Cats move to 2-0 with a nice road win over Missouri|
Once again, K-State turned in a strong second half to get past Missouri, 65-50. To define "strong second half," how about 66.7% on field goals, 87.5% on threes and 100% on free throws! Ashley got stuck on the bench after a couple of early fouls, and our freshman guards stepped up in a major way. Brittany Chambers led with 18 points. She hit 70% on field goals, and 3 of 3 on threes. Taelor Karr had 15 points. She hit 50% from the field, and hit 3 of 5 threes. Ashley added 13 points in only 28 minutes. Kari Kincaid hit 2 of 3 on threes... one from way out there. Nice work, Cats!
|1/12/10 Cool feature on Kari Kincaid|
Joshua Kinder has posted a nice feature on senior guard Kari Kincaid. It focuses on how she uses her mind and careful preparation to improve her defensive performance. Kari sure showed that on Saturday vs. KU, when she shut down McCray. There's a reason that Kari starts every game, and it's not just her ability to sink those amazing three-point shots.
|1/09/10 K-State stomps the Squawks / 17th win in the last 18 meetings|
It was a decisive 59-35 victory over #24 KU in Bramlage Coliseum today. KU reports shooting 1 of 15 in the first eight minutes of the game. Today's 35 points tied the fewest points ever scored by the KU program. (K-State made 35 points in the second half!) Coach Ethridge was highly complimentary of Kari Kincaid's defense of KU hotshot senior and Big 12 Preseason POY, Danielle McCray, who scored 10 points. K-State scored 23 points off KU's impressive collection of 20 turnovers.
There was a 28-3 K-State run in the second half. That is practically unheard-of in any basketball game! Ashley Sweat led with 24 points. Today Ashley moved into seventh place on the career scoring chart (shown above). Jalana Childs had a huge game, scoring 15 points and six rebounds, while amusing her teammates with her sideline antics. Taelor Karr added 10 points, with two nice threes.
Did I mention that in the second half, KU went without a field goal until the scoreboard showed 6:32?
Deb Patterson is now 11-1 versus Bonnie Henrickson. K-State leads the series with the Squawks, 58-41. They must be getting really tired of us. Be sure to read all the good news from Sports Information, the Topeka Capital, the Manhattan Mercury and the Kansas City Star. There's a great story on KUsports.com. (The comments from Squawks printed after the KUsports.com article are priceless.)
|1/06/10 Coach Lehning|
I'm very happy to report here that Shalee Lehning has been announced as an assistant coach for the Cats. I had predicted within the past week to someone that this would happen some day. I never imagined it would happen while she was still playing, but most of the WNBA schedule is in summer and early fall. This is very well deserved, and the Cats will benefit every day from Shalee's guidance.
I'll never forget the evening of March 5, 2008 in Lawrence, when Shalee willed the Cats to a victory over KU and the Big 12 championship, with 16 rebounds and a career-high 29 points.
Here's the cute picture of Shalee at the Coliseum, waiting to go in at eight years old. She worked and prepared very hard for this accomplishment.
|12/22/09 Shalin Spani: Student Athlete Feature by the Big 12|
There's a nice feature on Shalin Spani as a student athlete on the Big 12 Web site. Shalin was home schooled until her freshman year at K-State. I saw every game that her dad, Gary, played here on his way to the College Football Hall of Fame.
The Cats played very well today, and with great effort, defeating Virginia Commonwealth 73-67. Brittany Chambers led the Cats with 17 points, with Ashley Sweat just behind at 16 points. But that's not why I called you here. The box score shows K-State going 23 of 25 on free throws, for 92%. Ashley (naturally) hit 6 of 6. Brittany did, too. Kari Kincaid went 4-4. Right there's 23 points in a six-point victory. Ashley Sweat's free throws are a thing of beauty. She's hitting 87.7% for the season, which is 3/10 of a percent from entering the NCAA Free Throw Stats. Texas San Antonio is up next on Dec. 21, at 4:30 P Central time.
|12/07/09 Brittany Chambers: Big 12 Freshman of the Week|
It was a big week for Brittany, who made the Commerce Bank all-tournament team. She averaged 16.3 points, shooting 60% from the field and 44% on three-pointers. Don't forget 5.3 rebounds per game. As mentioned below, she hit 87.5% from the field in the Grambling State victory, contributing 18 points! Here's the announcement from the Big 12.
|12/05/09 Comeback Cats defeat Missouri State|
It was all Missouri State in the first half, leaving K-State 19 points behind with 1:43 remaining. At halftime the deficit was 15 points. Early in the second half, I told my friends that we were going to win. We hadn't done anything to support my theory yet. Turnovers and missed shots (and no rebounding to speak of) were killing us. I believed that if we could get the ball to future tournament MVP Ashley Sweat, we would win. She proved me right, as she scored 16 of her 26 points after the break. Missouri State has a very good team. They were defending like crazy, especially in the first half, getting tons of rebounds and shooting well. I think the Cats had themselves a talk at halftime, and decided they didn't especially want to lose to another Missouri Valley team. Scoring was 39-24 Missouri State in the first half, and 40-21 K-State in the second half. MVP Ashley Sweat played all 40 minutes, hit eight of 13 on field goals, hit eight of nine on free throws and grabbed seven rebounds. Brittany Chambers had another fine afternoon, with 17 points, 50% field goal shooting and seven rebounds. Kari Kincaid made a couple of critical three-pointers, and a free throw that sealed the game for us. Toward the end of the contest, I felt that win or lose, we could draw from the comeback in future games. Grabbing those last few points and winning will make it even more memorable. Thanks, Cats!
|12/04/09 Cats over Grambling State, 87 - 62|
This was one of the best team performances in the first month of play. Here's the box score. Offensively, the team shot 47.3% from the field. Aside from numbers, the Cats were moving the ball much, much better than in some recent outings. Shooting guard Kari Kincaid had 11 assists! The Cats totaled 30 assists. Ashley Sweat, well on her way to postseason All-Big 12 honors, had 26 points in 31 minutes. Had she played 40 minutes, she was on pace to break her career record of 33 points by ½ point! Brittany Chambers added 18 points, shooting a blistering seven of eight from the field. The Cats still need to look at consistency, as they only outscored Grambling State by four second-half points in their 25-point victory. Ashley Sweat is now 37 of 43 on free throws for 86%, currently #5 in the Big 12, and about three percent from being on the NCAA's Top 50 nationally. Finally, the talk around Section 20 was, "Taelor Karr is speedy!"
|12/03/09 Deb Patterson signs on for five more years|
Coach P, who has an impressive record of 267-150, has just signed a contract extension. She is the winningest coach in the Cats' history, has guided the Cats to two Big 12 championships, and 11 NCAA tournament appearances. Full details can be found in the
|11/23/09 Ashley Sweat: Big 12 Player of the Week|
The Big 12, in its announcement, said, "Ashley Sweat recorded her first career double-double and a Big 12 season-best for points in Kansas State's 70-63 win over Washington State. She registered a career-high 33 points with 11 rebounds while hitting 12-of-19 shots from the field and 8-of-10 from the free throw line. The scoring effort was the highest by a Wildcat since Kendra Wecker scored a school record 41 on Nov. 26, 2004. It tied for the 11th-highest scoring output in a single game in school history. Sweat tallied 16 points, including 11-of-14 from the foul line, and nine rebounds in 40 minutes of action against Arkansas State. For the week, the senior forward averaged 24.5 points and 10.0 rebounds. She was 14-of-29 from the field and 19-of-24 from the free throw line."
|Big 12 Sports||Big 12 Conference official site|
|Big 12 Women's Basketball||Big 12 Conference official site|
|Big 12 Women's Basketball Media Guide online||2008-09 2009-10|
|Big 12 Women's Basketball Statistics||Big 12 Conference official site|
|Atlanta Dream||Shalee Lehning|
|Phoenix Mercury||Nicole Ohlde|
|College Sports.com||all kinds of information|
|K-State Sports||main K-State sports site|
|Newspapers with KSU Sports Coverage||
K. C. Star
Manhattan Mercury Wichita Eagle
|ESPN Women's Basketball||K-State News|
|ESPN Women's Basketball||main page|
|K-State Women's Basketball||K-State Sports Information|
|K-State Women's Basketball News||K-State Sports Information's Story Archive|
|K-State Women's Basketball Media Guide online||K-State Sports Information|
|K-State Women's Basketball Schedule and Results||K-State Sports Information|
|K-State Women's Basketball Season Stats||stats through the latest game|
|K-State Women's Hoops||multimedia|
|Yahoo! live audio||Listen to the Cats' broadcasts.|
|NCAA||the official site|
|NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball Rules 2010-2011||(order)|
|NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball Rules 2010-2011||(pdf)|
|NCAA Women's Basketball||main page|
|NCAA Women's Basketball Records 2010||(order)|
|NCAA Women's Basketball Records 2010||(pdf)|
|NCAA Women's Basketball Statistics||individual and team|
Division I Women
|released on Mondays|
Division I Women
|released on Tuesdays|
|RPI - Real Time
|Basketball Banquet 2008||May 3, 2008||Team Photo|
|Big 12 Championship Trophy||March 6, 2008||Beautiful, isn't it?|
|Brit Jacobson||March 6, 1997||celebrating a win over KU|
|Carolyn McCullough, Kimberly Dietz, Shana Wheeler||March 1, 2008||Senior Day 1|
|Carolyn McCullough, Kimberly Dietz, Shana Wheeler||March 1, 2008||Senior Day 2|
|Claire Coggins||June 4, 2007||Claire vs. Nicole Ohlde in the WNBA|
|Deb Patterson and Ed O'Donnell||January 9, 2002||game day action|
|Deb Patterson and Sue Serafini||Nov. 24, 2002||applauding the WNIT championship|
|Ed O'Donnell interviews Deb Patterson||2001||Ed covered the Cats for 18 years.|
|Jenny Coalson||Dec. 1999||action photo|
|Kendra Wecker||Jan. 5, 2002||rebounding vs. ISU|
|Kendra Wecker||Jan. 23, 2002||action vs. KU|
|Kendra Wecker||Nov. 20, 2002||action vs. Southern Cal|
|Kendra Wecker||Jan. 11, 2005||action vs. MU|
|Laurie Koehn||Jan. 23, 2002||action vs. KU|
|Laurie Koehn||Jan. 27, 2002||action vs. Texas Tech|
|Laurie Koehn||Oct. 31, 2002||at Big 12 Media Day|
|Laurie Koehn||Nov. 15, 2002||WNIT action vs. Ball State|
|Laurie Koehn||Dec. 7, 2002||action vs. Middle Tennessee St.|
|Laurie Koehn's record||thru 2006||nobody close to breaking it!|
|Laurie Koehn and Deb Patterson||Nov. 24, 2002||after the WNIT championship|
|Megan Mahoney||Jan. 19, 2002||action vs. Oklahoma State|
|Megan Mahoney||Jan. 27, 2002||celebration -- Texas Tech win|
|Megan Mahoney||Nov. 24, 2002||guarding Kelly Mazzante|
|Megan Mahoney and Chelsea Domenico||Nov. 24, 2002||with the WNIT trophy - 1|
|Megan Mahoney and Chelsea Domenico||Nov. 24, 2002||with the WNIT trophy - 2|
|Morgen Finneran||1999 - 2000||action photo|
|Morgen Finneran||1999||at practice|
|Morgen Finneran and Nicky Ramage||Oct. 28, 1999||signing autographs|
|Nicky Ramage||1999||at practice|
|Nicky Ramage||Jan. 2000||action photo|
|Nicky Ramage||Feb. 22, 2000||action photo|
|Nicole Ohlde||Oct. 30, 2001||at Fright Night|
|Nicole Ohlde||Nov. 7, 2001||action vs. Houston Jaguars|
|Nicole Ohlde||Jan. 2, 2002||in the defeat of #4 Iowa State|
|Nicole Ohlde||Jan. 5, 2002||action vs. Baylor|
|Nicole Ohlde||Jan. 12, 2002||shooting vs. Nebraska|
|Nicole Ohlde||Jan. 23, 2002||action vs. KU|
|Nicole Ohlde||Jan. 23, 2002||action vs. KU #2|
|Nicole Ohlde||Nov. 20, 2002||action vs. Southern Cal|
|Nicole Ohlde||Dec. 7, 2002||action vs. Weber State|
|Player Introductions||Feb. 20, 2002||as seen from my seat|
|Shalee Lehning||January, 2009||diving for a ball (Orlin Wagner, AP)|
|Women's Basketball Team||1999 - 2000||team photo|
|Women's Basketball Team||2000 - 2001||my composite of pics|
|Women's Basketball Team||2001 - 2002||my composite of pics|
|Women's Basketball Team||2002 - 2003||my composite of pics|
|Women's Basketball Team||2006 - 2007||my composite of pics|
|Women's Basketball Team||2007 - 2008||my composite of pics|
|Women's Basketball Team||2008 - 2009||my composite of pics|
|Women's Basketball Team||2009 - 2010||my composite of pics|
|Ashley Sweat profile||February 10, 2010||on Fox Sports Kansas City||03:58 / 24 MB / .mov|
|Claire Coggins: The Shot||November 17, 2006||54-footer vs. Wyoming||00:48 / 5 MB / .mp4|
|Kendra Wecker interviews Laurie Koehn||February 26, 2005||Kendra Wecker Day on Fox||02:56 / 7 MB / .mov|
|Kendra Wecker's WNBA draft||April 16, 2005||drafted by San Antonio||02:45 / 6 MB / .mov|
|Kendra Wecker sets the Big 12 record||March 9, 2005||post-game interview||03:53 / 4 MB / .mp3|
|Laurie Koehn sets the NCAA record||March 21, 2005||vs. Vanderbilt in Seattle||02:07 / 12 MB / .mov|
|Megan Mahoney's comments||March 13, 2005||after her season-ending injury||00:28 / 0.5 MB / .mp3|
|Only One Conference||October 19, 2008||2008 season ticket promotion||00:31 / 2.5 MB / .mp4|
|Kids... just say no to KU.|