|8/03/20 Taylor Lauterbach Ready to Go After Year as a K-State Commit|
It's so exciting to think about 6' 6" Taylor Lauterbach and 6' 5" Ayoka Lee dominating near the basket in 2020 - 21! Also, it speaks well for K-State, Jeff Mittie and staff and the '19-'20 Cats that Taylor, who grew up a Wisconsin fan, chose K-State. (She's from Appleton.) It should be noted that Taylor graduated from Appleton West HS with a 4.000. Don't miss Austin Siegel's latest K-State Sports Extra for all the details on Taylor's journey from Appleton to the Little Apple.
Riley Gates of GoPowercat.com announced Taylor's commitment on July 22, 2019. Also, here's a Facebook video with Taylor's comments on choosing K-State.
|7/30/20 Jeff Mittie: My Favorite Game I've Coached at K-State|
Here's the latest in a series by Greg Woods of The Manhattan Mercury. He's interviewing each head coach about their most memorable (in a good way) game with the Cats. (link) When Jeff arrived in 2014, his goal was to reach postseason play each year. Until the virus troubles in 2020, he and his teams have done that. His favorite game was vs. George Washinton U. in the 2016 NCAA Tournament.
|7/30/20 Brianna Wooldridge Offered a Scholarship by K-State|
Brianna @briwooldridge is a 6' 2" forward, from Lincoln Way West HS in Schaumburg, IL. She's a Class of '22 prospect. She also has offers from Marshall, Southern Illinois, Arkansas State, San José State and Cleveland State.
|7/22/20 Peyton Williams Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year 2020|
This is hardly surprising, but very nice! Here's a story by GoPowercat.com. This is the announcement from Women's Basketball.
|7/15/20 Claire Coggins on the Life of Fitz Podcast|
GoPowercat.com boss man, Tim Fitzgerald, has long been a close friend with the great Claire Coggins. It was inevitable that he'd ask Claire to join him on his Life of Fitz Podcast. Earlier this year, Fitz started doing telephone interviews with K-State sports icons. Claire... no surprise... was an exceptional interview. (link)
If you're new to K-State WBB, Claire was a star guard for Deb Patterson from 2003 - 2007, was a two-time All-Big 12, played for the Chicago Sky in the WNBA, played in Greece and was an assistant for Jeff Mittie. She married former Texas coach Karen Aston. Now Claire, Karen and daughter Marilyn, 3, have moved to Claire's hometown of Lee's Summit. OK... you have the link. Don't miss this interview. Also, why not review Claire's half-court shot vs. Wyoming on Nov. 17, 2006!
|7/15/20 Reintroducing Jada Thorpe|
Here's a nice K-State Sports Extra on Jada Thorpe's recovery from an Achilles tendon injury. It happened before her first season began, and she missed all of last season. It explains the difficult process. Her attitude is great.
|7/12/20 Peyton Williams prepares for pro career|
Here are nice features on Peyton, who's headed to Russia to play. (Manhattan Mercury) (Collegian)
|7/08/20 Rachel Ranke Is Cleared to Play!|
Rachel tweeted earlier today, "After a long, exhausting, and frustrating road to recovery, I can proudly say that the doctor has OFFICIALLY cleared me for play." I know all Cat fans are happy for her.
|7/06/20 Happy Trails to Peyton Williams!|
Peyton just tweeted that she's signed with Sparta&K Vidnoje. Vidnoje is a region in Russia. At this point, we don't know much, except that her new team has been champions of the Euro League Women's team four times.
|6/17/20 Laurie Koehn to K-State Athletics Hall of Fame|
Laurie's an excellent choice. She went in the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in 2018. For several years, she held the NCAA WBB record for career three-point FGs. Her total of 392 has been the Big 12 WBB record for 15 years! (link) K-State says,
Laurie Koehn was one of the greatest sharpshooters in women's NCAA history while at K-State from 2002-05. She is the all-time leader in 3-point field goals made in Big 12 history with 392 (also a NCAA record until 2020), and in attempts at 942, while also holding the Big 12 record for career free-throw percentage at 87.7. Named the ESPN.com Rookie of the Year as a freshman, Koehn helped the Wildcats explode onto the national spotlight with a 26-8 season and a Sweet 16 appearance in 2002. The Cats followed up that season with a school-record 29-5 campaign in 2003 before claiming the program's first-ever Big 12 Championship in 2004. Koehn was named All-Big 12 three times during her career, and was a two-time Academic All-American. Koehn ranks fifth in school history in career points with 1,733, and remains littered in the record book for 3-pointers. Koehn signed a free agent contract with the Washington Mystics for the 2005 season. and went on to enjoy an eight-year professional basketball career both in the WNBA and overseas. Among Koehn's career international playing highlights was a gold medal as a member of Team USA's U18 team in July of 2000 at the FIBA Americas Championship, and a silver medal as a member of Team USA again in 2003 at the Pan American Games. Koehn was inducted into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in 2018.
Here's video of Laurie setting the NCAA record for three-pointers. Also, don't miss this from 2013: Laurie hits 132 of 135 three-pointers in five minutes. (video) Danielle Zanotti has play-by-play.
|6/16/20 Not Even Death Threats Can Silence Christianna Carr|
The Her Hoop Stats Newsletter has picked up the story of Chrissy's peaceful protests of George Floyd's murder. She's lived in Minneapolis, and has now traveled there to join in a protest. (link)
|6/11/20 Jeff Mittie Interview with Tim Fitzgerald|
Here's a great, 65-minute interview in the GoPowercat studio with Fitz. It was originally posted in February 2020, but it's fine, because a lot of it is a look at Coach Mittie's life and career. (link)
|6/10/20 #43 Chrissy Carr: "I found my voice."|
Chrissy was interviewed by Topeka TV about her participation in a protest related to the murder of George Floyd. I'm sure everyone in the university is impressed with her commitment to make a difference and to lead, and the fact that her involvement has been in a peaceful and respectful way. (@KStateWBB on Twitter) / Here's @Chrissycarr4's tweet from June 4 for Black Lives Matter that's gotten 7,600 likes, and a request from the NCAA to share her words.
On June 11, the Manhattan Mercury ran a very nice feature on Chrissy on their sports page.
|5/28/20 K-State Wildcats to Host the UK Wildcats in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge|
The blue Wildcats are coming to town on a yet-to-be-determined date. The programs have never met. UK went 20-8 last season! This will be good, and our Cats will be ready. (K-State link) (Kentucky link)
|5/28/20 How about some Sydney Goodson highlights?!|
See below, in April, for the great news that Sydney will transfer from Texas Tech for her senior season here. These highlights were posted today. Sydney's a 5' 8" shooting guard. Be sure to watch this video. She is really good (and Goodson)!
|5/28/20 Taylor Lauterbach's headed our way!|
New K-State WBB Cat Taylor Lauterbach, whose signing was documented below in November, has finished high school with a 4.000. Here's a tweet from her proud dad, Mike.
|5/22/20 Vote for Peyton: Big 12 Athlete of the Year|
K-State's own Peyton Williams and Tejaswin Shankar are on the online ballot for Athletes of the Year. (It's separate votes.) Here's your link!
|5/19/20 @catfan28's 2020-2024 K-State WBB Roster Chart|
The great catfan28, who doesn't go by his real name on Twitter, has just released a chart showing the roster for the next four seasons, as things stand now. (Twitter link) / We always appreciate his enthusiasm for K-StateWBB, and the stats and other information he provides for us!
|5/16/20 Peyton's Powercat Choice Awards Message to Fellow Athletes|
Peyton remotely delivered a brief-but-inspiring message to her fellow athletes, I assume as part of the Powercat Choice Awards. As I just posted on Twitter, someday Peyton, having seen the world as part of her international studies, will be invited back to Kansas State to give a Landon Lecture. (video link)
|5/14/20 Peyton Williams: Powercat Choice Awards Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year|
This year's Powercat Choice Awards are online, because of the pesky virus. We're sure no one is surprised by the choice of Peyton as K-State's Scholar-Athlete of the Year for 2019-20. She finished with a 3.945 GPA has appropriately been recognized for doing everything the right way. (announcement tweet)
|5/11/20 Yokie Lee: Powercat Choice Awards Women's Newcomer of the Year!|
Here's a tweet with the announcement of Ayoka Lee's selection as the top women's newcomer. Here's a brief highlights video.
|4/30/20 Sydney Goodson: A Top Ten Grad Transfer for K-State WBB|
ESPN released these WBB rankings this morning. Of all grad transfers, Sydney Goodson, who's making the move from Texas Tech, is listed at #10. (link)
|4/27/20 Sydney Goodson Ready for Next Chapter|
Here's a K-State Sports Extra that looks at new Cat Sydney Goodson's history in basketball, and her decision to transfer to America's #1 College Town. She's had a season at Arizona State, and two at Texas Tech. She reports that the K-State decision was an easy one.
|4/24/20 Yokie Named to Her Hoop Stats Fab 15 Freshman Team|
This team of 15 is made up of the WBB Freshman of the Year from 32 conferences. (Manhattan Mercury) K-State's only other to have this recognition is Hall of Famer Nicole Ohlde. By the way, K-State is the only team in the Big 12 to have a player on this list.
|4/21/20 Makayla Pippin Transfers from Central Arizona College|
K-State WBB announced today the addition for 2020-21 of Makayla Pippin, a guard-forward who averaged 16.8 points per game.
Makayla ended the 2019-20 season as an NJCAA Women's Basketball Third-Team All-American. She was the 15th-ranked junior college player in the nation by Girls Basketball Report in the 2019-20 season. As a member of the high school class of 2018, she was ranked as the eighth-ranked forward in the nation, and 149th-ranked overall prospect by ProspectsNation.com. She was the 19th-ranked forward in the nation by ESPNW Hoopgurlz.
|4/21/20 Peyton Williams: Big 12 WBB Scholar-Athlete of the Year, 2019-20|
This is wonderful, but certainly no surprise! Peyton, for the second time, has been named WBB Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the Big 12. (K-State WBB release) (Big 12 release)
|4/17/20 Peyton Williams Not Selected in the WNBA Draft|
We're sorry to report that Peyton's name wasn't called. It appears she'll be a free agent for a while. Good luck, Peyton! (link)
|4/17/20 Rachel Ranke's season-ending injury and her path to recovery|
Greg Woods of the Manhattan Mercury has posted an in-depth story of Rachel Ranke and her unusual injury (involving an extra bone). By the numbers, she should come just within the games-played limit for a medical redshirt, and should be back in action in the fall, which is good news for Cat fans! (link)
|4/17/20 Season Highlights!|
Here's a six-minute Season Highlights video from K-State WBB!
|4/17/20 Six Things to Know Before the WNBA Draft for Peyton Williams|
I think our fans are all confident that Peyton will be drafted later today. This K-State Sports Extra focuses on her prospects.
|4/14/20 Peyton Williams Video Interview & Singing|
Peyton visits with Jenny Fischer of NCAA Digital on her experiences as a two-sport athlete, and the at-home experience. Then she plays her guitar for the online audience. (link)
|4/06/20 Coach Sadie Thramer Misses the Cats|
Me, too! When I left the Coliseum after the glorious 83 - 63 victory over the KU Poultry on March 8, I fully expected the Cats would host in the WNIT. I'm real sad for all our K-State athletes. I believe they'll have a very solid 2020-21 season. (Sadie's tweet and team photo)
|4/06/20 Sydney Goodson to Play Her Senior Season as a Cat|
Sydney tweeted her intention today to play her final season at K-State. She's a 5' 8" guard, coming from Texas Tech, and is from Argyle, Texas. She first played at Arizona State.
In 2018-19, she was First Team Academic All-Big 12. In 2019-20, Sydney averaged 30 minutes per game, and played in every game. She average 9 points per game, and had a 41% FG average.
Here's a link to her Texas Tech roster page. / This just in... D. Scott Fritchen of GoPowercat.com has a nice feature on Sydney's transfer.
Re-entry on April 15: Have a look at a one-minute video, with some FAQs about Sydney, in her own words.
|4/01/20 ESPN Ranks Ayoka Lee the #2 Freshman in 2020|
You saw it here eventually! Yokie's #2 on the list for 2020 freshmen. After all, she's the Big 12 Freshman of the Year! (link) By the way, Yokie recorded more points, rebounds and blocks per game than the #1 selection.
|4/01/20 Peyton Williams: Senior CLASS Award All-America Second Team|
Peyton was recognized this week for the prestigious national Senior CLASS Award, which recognizes Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School. (link)
|3/29/20 Serena Sundell Commits to K-State Women's Basketball|
After visiting at least a dozen universities, @Serena_Sundell, a 6' 0" junior guard from Maryville, Mo., has committed to be a Cat! This is tremendous! She also took visits to, at least: UMKC, Butler, Drake, Cleveland State, Missouri State, Indiana State, Colorado State, St. Louis, North Dakota State, Providence, South Dakota State, Creighton and her hometown NW Missouri State.
Serena comes from a family of athletes. Her dad, Bob, a basketball and track star for NW Missouri State, was inducted into their Hall of Fame last year. Mom Korena was a track and basketball star at Missouri S&T in Rolla. Older brother Jalen plays football for North Dakota State, and played for Coach Klieman.
Here's an online report and interview with Serena from Dec. 24, 2019 by the St. Joe News-Press. The occasion was Serena's 52-point game a few days earlier. She hit 84% on field goals, and her points output was the 13th best in Missouri girl's BB history. In her first game of her junior season, she became the all-time points leader in school history.
Serena was named the Class 3 Player of the Year on March 26. Her high school coach, Quentin Albrecht, said of her,
"If you like basketball, what you'll really like about Serena is she'll dazzle you with the ball in her hand, but watch her on offense when she doesn't have the ball in her hand. Watch how she plays defense, and watch how she goes for boards. She's a complete player."
Serena's hometown paper, The Maryville Forum, posted an excellent profile and update on Serena on April 2.
Congrats and thanks to Coach Mittie and staff for this exciting addition to K-State WBB! Here's Serena's commitment tweet.
|3/27/20 Jeff Mittie: Driven by Unknowns During Recruiting Season Like No Other|
Our new Sports Extra guru, Austin Siegel, talks about recruiting during a travel ban, among other complications, in this interview.
|3/20/20 Peyton Williams: Fire and passion is something I had to learn...|
Here's a real nice profile on Peyton, compliments of KSNT's Sully Engels. It's a combination of comments by Peyton and video highlights. She is the ultimate student-athlete, and for my vote, retire her jersey! (Twitter video)
|3/18/20 Ayoka Lee Had a Freshman Season for the Ages|
You see above the title of a feature on Yokie in a newspaper article in her home area in Minnesota. She averaged a double-double, is First Team All-Big 12 and Freshman of the Year, but you knew that!
|3/18/20 Jeff Mittie: Audio Interview with KD Country 94|
Here's a 20-minute interview. Coach Mittie reviews how the early end to postseason basketball came about, then comments on the possibility of seniors getting an extra season. Check it out!
|3/16/20 Peyton visits with WIBW about her season cut short|
Here's a brief interview with Peyton Williams, by Mitchel Summers. The message is to appreciate and make the most of every opportunity. I think a strong case could be made for retiring Peyton's jersey. She did everything the right way.
|3/16/20 PowerChat with Jeff Mittie|
Somehow I never got these links in when they came out six weeks ago. It's Jeff Mittie visiting with GoPowercat.com's boss man, Tim Fitzgerald. Part 1 Part 2
|3/10/20 Taylor Lauterbach: First Team All-Conference, Honorable Mention All-State|
The Wisconsin Basketball Coaches' Association have announced that K-State's signee, 6' 6" Taylor Lauterbach, is Honorable Mention All-State, after her impressive career at Appleton West High School. Imagine the dynamic duo of Taylor and Ayoka Lee next season!
Appleton West has announced that Taylor is First Team All-Conference. I recognized her on the Bramlage court after the KU game, and got to welcome her to K-State.
|3/09/20 Peyton Williams: 1st Team All-Big 12, Ayoka Lee: Freshman of the Year and Angela Harris: Honorable Mention All-Big 12|
It was a big day for the Cats! We have three All-Big 12 honorees. Here's the news from K-State WBB.
|3/09/20 Peyton Williams: Academic All-America Second Team|
Here's the not-surprising news on one of Peyton's achievements announced today!
|3/09/20 Ayoka Lee: Big 12 Freshman of the Week, 12th Time This Season!|
Here's the word from K-State Sports and the Big 12 Conference.
The Big 12 reported,
"Ayoka Lee claimed a record 12th Freshman of the Week accolade. The final weekly awards of the 2019-20 season were selected by a five-person media panel.
Lee averaged 15.0 points on a .524 field goal percentage and a .889 free throw percentage, while pulling in 13.0 rebounds and blocking 3.0 shots in wins over Oklahoma State and Kansas. At OSU, the freshman secured the school record for double-doubles in a season with her 18th, as she notched 13 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks in 36 minutes. In the regular season finale against Kansas, Lee boosted her double-double record to 19, as she tallied 17 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the field and 7-of-7 from the free throw line, and pulling in 14 rebounds."
|3/08/20 The Cats extend the streak vs. the Bluebirds|
It was a glorious day in America's #1 college town, as we celebrated K-State WBB's latest victory, 83-63, over KU. K-State's #1 fan, Robert Lipson, a.k.a. Robert the Wildman, sat by me, and I got to hold his We Own This State sign.
The Streak (KSU WBB vs. KU WBB) continues, and is now at 35 Ws in the last 42 games. Coach Mittie (while at KSU) holds a 13-1 record vs. the Poultry. You can download a PDF of The Streak by right-clicking right here!
Thanks and congrats to the Cats (and certainly our seniors, Jasauen, Peyton and Angela). The Cats ended Big 12 play at #4 in the conference (tied with ISU at 10-8).
|2/24/20 Ayoka Lee: Big 12 Freshman of the Week, 11th Time This Season!|
Here's the word from K-State Sports and the Big 12 Conference.
The Big 12 reported,
"Lee averaged 20.0 points on a .731 field goal percentage (19-of-26), 13.5 rebounds and 4.5 blocks in contests against TCU and Texas last week. She tallied a pair of double-doubles to improve her current streak of double-doubles to five, tying the school record for consecutive double-doubles. She also established a freshman school record with 282 rebounds. Against TCU, Lee registered her fastest double-double of the season, reaching the mark with 6:56 remaining in the second quarter. Lee would finish the game with 22 points on 10-of-14 shooting, 17 rebounds and six blocks. At Texas, Lee led the Wildcats with 18 points on 9-of-12 shooting (75.0%), pulled in 10 rebounds and blocked three shots in 39 minutes of action."
|2/21/20 Ayoka Lee is becoming one of the best players in the Big 12|
Brian Smoller tweeted this in-depth profile by Greg Woods of the Manhattan Mercury. This is a must-read look at Yokie's background and personality, along with glowing comments from current and former coaches and teammates. My compliments to Greg Woods, the author!
Yokie with Brenna Smoller
|2/21/20 Peyton and Laura: piano duet|
It's Heart and Soul, as the Cats kill some time in Austin, TX tonight. (Twitter video link)
|2/20/20 Peyton Williams: Academic All-District #3|
The Kansas Sports Writers Association (link)
|2/17/20 K-State Sweeps Big 12 Weekly Awards for First Time Since 2001-02|
Peyton Williams and Ayoka Lee played major roles in securing the close wins over West Virginia and Oklahoma, and combined for Big 12 honors for the first time since Nicole Ohlde and Kendra Wecker achieved that in 2002. (link)
|2/17/20 K-State Sweeps Big 12 Weekly Basketball Honors|
Ayoka Lee received her 10th Freshman of the Week honor, and Peyton Williams is the Big 12 player of the Week!
The Big 12 reported:
"Williams averaged 22.5 points, 13.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.5 steals in wins at West Virginia and Oklahoma. The senior forward tallied 14 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter at WVU, as K-State overcame an 18-point deficit in the final seven minutes of the game. She also hauled in eight rebounds and dished out four assists to become the fifth player in program history with 900 or more career rebounds. At Oklahoma, Williams helped K-State rally from a seven-point fourth quarter deficit with her 12th double-double of the season with a career-high 31 points and 19 rebounds. She tied her career-high with six assists, and pocketed a season-high five steals. With her 19 rebounds, Williams tied the school record for career games with 15 or more rebounds, with seven, and tied the school record for double-doubles, with 10 or more points and 15 or more rebounds, with seven."
"Lee averaged 19.5 points on a .607 field goal percentage, along with 14.5 rebounds, 5.0 blocks and 2.5 steals in the two wins. At West Virginia, she set the school record for double-doubles and blocked shots in a freshman season, with 15 points, 16 rebounds, six blocks and two steals. Lee aided K-State's 24-5 rally from an 18-point fourth quarter deficit for the win by completing a three-point play with 22 seconds remaining to give the Wildcats a one-point lead. At Oklahoma, Lee registered her 14th double-double of the season, by tying her career-high with 24 points on a career-best 11-of-17 effort from the field. She also pulled in 13 rebounds, pocketed three steals and blocked four shots. Lee secured the school records for double-doubles (14) and blocked shots (71) in a freshman season and is just the second freshman in school history with 250 or more rebounds in a debut season."
It should be noted that with 10 Freshman of the Week honors, Yokie has passed OU's Courtney Paris for the total.
|2/15/20 Improbable, Not Impossible|
Here's the Sports Extra with the story of the 18-point, fourth-quarter turnaround victory over West Virginia!
|1/29/20 Around the Rim: Ayoka Lee|
Here's a profile on Yokie from the Big 12 Conference. Others are noticing her scoring and rebounding numbers! (video link)
|1/28/20 Ayoka Lee: National Freshman Player of the Week #2|
The United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) has again named Yokie Freshman Player of the Week. This is certainly well-deserved!
(USBWA announcement) The USBWA stated,
"Lee, a 6-5 redshirt freshman center from Byron, Minn., averaged a double-double of 17.5 points and 13.5 rebounds, while shooting 66.7 percent from the field, with 3.5 blocks and 1.5 steals. In a win over Oklahoma, she collected 23 points on 10-of-13 from the field, while tying a school record and gaining a career-high 20 rebounds, with five blocks and two steals. She has collected seven Big 12 weekly freshman honors this season, tying for second in conference history. The 20 rebounds ties for most in Division I by a freshman this season. She's the first in the Kansas State program to gain a double-double of 20 or more points and 20 or more rebounds in a game, and just the ninth in NCAA Division I - and second Power 5 player in the last 10 seasons - with a line of 20 or more points, 20 or more rebounds, five or more blocks and two or more steals."
|1/28/20 Peyton's working to maintain aggressiveness|
Today's Sports Extra is a look at Peyton Williams' awareness of her role as a scorer, and not just a playmaker. She's the team's leading scorer, at 15.8 points per game. We're not surprised that the brilliant student puts a great deal of thought into every aspect of her game!
|1/27/20 Ayoka Lee: Big 12 Freshman of the Week, Seventh Time This Season!|
The Big 12 Conference has once again named Yokie as Big 21 Freshman of the Week. (Big 12 Link) (K-State link) The conference said,
"Lee averaged a double-double of 17.5, 13.5 rebounds, 3.5 blocks and 1.0 steals, while shooting 66.7 percent (16-of-24). Against Oklahoma, she recorded 23 points on 10-of-13 (76.9%) shooting, a school record-tying and career-high 20 rebounds, five blocks and two steals. She became the first Wildcat in program history with a double-double of 20 or more points and 20 or more rebounds. Lee opened her week with 12 points, seven rebounds and two blocks at Iowa State. Lee joins Baylor's Brittney Griner (2010), Nina Davis (2014) and Joyner Holmes (2017) as only the fourth player to win Big 12 Freshman of the Week seven times during a season, since the award began in 2009."
|12/30/19 Ayoka Lee: Big 12 Freshman of the Week, Sixth Time This Season!|
Here's the word from K-State Sports and the Big 12 Conference.
The Big 12 reported,
"Lee added her eighth double-double of the season, and narrowly missed her ninth last week. She averaged 12.0 points, including a perfect 8-of-8 from the foul line, 9.5 rebounds and 1.0 steals in the two games. Against Oklahoma State, Lee tallied a double-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds and a steal. Against Texas, she again notched 12 points including eight in the fourth quarter during K-State's rally. She also hauled in nine rebounds, pocketed a steal and blocked a shot."
|1/16/20 K-State Commitments: 2019-20 MacDonald's All-American Nominees|
|1/15/20 Angela Harris Handling Role Change Well|
Corbin McGuire's Sports Extra is a look at how graduate player Angela Harris has filled needed roles throughout her college years. Sometimes she's needed to set up others to score. This season, with the injury situation, she's recently been needed to score herself. We're fortunate to have her.
|1/13/20 WBB Takes Step Forward with Sixth-Straight Big 12 Road Win|
Corbin McGuire's Sports Extra is a look at a successful trip to Texas last week. The Cats (now 7-6) journeyed south early, to make a return visit to the Athletic Performance Ranch in Fort Worth. After losing six of nine prior to playing Texas Tech (12-2), they responded well to their scoring runs, ultimately winning 76 - 72. I enjoyed the fact that Peyton Williams, Ayoka Lee and Angela Harris combined for 58 points. Yokie shot 75% and had 9 rebounds, and Peyton added 8. Be sure to have a look at the good news from Corbin!
|12/30/19 Ayoka Lee: Big 12 Freshman of the Week, Five of the Last Six Weeks|
Here's the word from K-State Sports and the Big 12 Conference.
Yokie is the first freshman - and sixth player overall in program history - to record four or more consecutive double-doubles. She is the first K-State player since Shalee Lehning in 2008 to register four or more consecutive double-doubles. She has seven double-doubles this season, and is second in program history for double-doubles in a freshman season, behind Kendra Wecker's school record of 12 in the 2001-02 season.
|12/30/19 K-State Stats Leaders for the 2010 Decade|
Randy Peterson, sports information man for Women's Basketball, has tweeted Top Five lists for three categories:
• Top Scorers
• Top Rebounders
• Top Passers
|12/18/19 Q&A with Freshman Guard Emilee Ebert|
Emilee's from Frankfort (pop. 726) in Marshall County, about 37 miles northeast of MHK. She grew up coming to K-State games, and getting high fives from Willie. For a time, the plan was for her to redshirt, but it turned out she was needed this season, and we're happy she's here. I recommend Corbin McGuire's latest Sports Extra!
|12/17/19 Ayoka Lee: National Freshman of the Week|
The U.S. National Writers Association has named Ayoka Lee for their award. The news hasn't hit their web page yet. Here's the exciting news from K-State WBB, and the announcement from the USBWA.
|12/16/19 Ayoka Lee: Big 12 Freshman of the Week, Four Weeks Straight!|
Here's the latest from K-State Sports and the Big 12 Conference!! I was almost certain she be named again, as in the only game of the week, Yokie had 24 points and 14 rebounds.
Over the four weeks, she totaled 114 points, and averaged 16+ points per game.
|12/14/19 Congratulations, graduates!|
Here we have shoutouts to Marlies Gipson, who was awarded a Master of Education Leadership degree yesterday, and to Jasauen Beard, who received a Bachelor of Communication Studies degree today. She showed up in the Coliseum at 8:30 a.m., completed graduation, then zoomed over to Kansas City to play UMKC at 1 p.m.!
|12/11/19 Ayoka Lee's Dominance Connected to Chemistry with to Peyton Williams|
As seen right here, Yokie has three straight Freshman of the Week honors. The latest Sports Extra explains how the two players are working together.
|12/09/19 Ayoka Lee: Big 12 Freshman of the Week, Three Weeks Straight!|
Here's the latest from K-State Sports and the Big 12 Conference!! Week Three started with 10-of-10 shooting, eight rebounds and six blocks vs. UIW. Then, vs. Arkansas, Yokie turned in a double-double, with 15 points on 7-of-16 shooting, 14 rebounds and one block.
|12/02/19 Ayoka Lee: Big 12 Freshman of the Week, Two Weeks Straight!|
How about that?! Here's the exciting news from K-State Sports and the Big 12 Conference!!
|11/29/19 Caribbean Vacation with the Cats via Twitter @KStateWBB|
The Cats are having a good trip! In fact, Junkanoo means street party.
• The Wildcats of Kansas State have arrived! It turned into a dance party!
• Bahamian Rhapsody
• Who said Wildcats don't like the water?
• Beaches, Boats → Basketball (Soon)
• visiting a school 1
• visiting a school 2
|11/28/19 Info on Junkanoo Jam Coverage|
I got this from Brian Smoller, who's looking out for WBB fans, as the Nov. 30 game time is uncertain. It could be at 3:30 or 5:45 p.m., and either overlaps with Football coverage. Brian said,
"Please pass this on to whomever else wishes to know, but for Saturday – if the K-State WBB team ends up playing near or at the same time as the FB game, here are the two radio stations that will cover the WBB game.
102.5 FM (Manhattan-Salina)
94.5 FM (Topeka)
All other stations will be covering FB. Of course, there will also be an audio-only online stream of the WBB game available through kstatesports.com.
FloHoops has a pay video stream of the games from the Bahamas."
|11/26/19 Peyton Williams: A Double Threat|
Peyton has yet another honor! It's two full pages in the Winter 2019 K-Stater, penned by Corbin McGuire. It's a very interesting look at Peyton's experiences playing two K-State sports, as described by her, and input from coaches and staff on her characteristics that have led to her great success. As a fan, I truly appreciate how wonderfully Peyton is representing Kansas State!
|11/14/19 Taylor Lauterbach has signed with the Cats!|
Taylor @tlauterbach41, a 6' 6" center from Appleton, WI, is ranked 85th in the Class of 2020 by Prospects Nation, and ranks 13th among post players. Among seniors in Wisconsin, Lauterbach ranks ninth in the state, and is nominated for the 2020 McDonald's All-American Game. She will be the third player from the state of Wisconsin in program history.
In her junior season, Lauterbach averaged 12.2 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.6 blocks. At the conclusion of the 2018-19 season, she received her second All-Fox Valley Association Second Team honor. During her time with her AAU team, Wisconsin Blaze, she has helped the program to a pair of national titles in 2019, including the National Championship in Atlanta.
Coach Mittie said, "We believe Taylor can be a difference maker in the paint at both ends of the floor. She has consistently improved in every area."
Here are Taylor's comments on selecting Kansas State.
|11/14/19 Jada Moore has signed with the Cats!|
In the 2018-19 season, Jada @JadaMoore24, a 5' 11" guard from Denver, earned All-Continental League First Team honors while leading the Regis Jesuit High School Raiders to a 23-4 record, averaging 9.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 2.3 steals. She was selected to play in the A-Town All-Star game for the second straight year. She scored a game-high 18 points, and hit four 3-pointers to lead Team West to the win.
Over the last three seasons, Jada helped lead Regis Jesuit High School to two Class 5A semifinal appearances, and a record of 67-15. She has career averages of 10.2 points, 4.4 assists, 2.9 steals and 1.1 blocks. She's rated as the number three player in the Class of 2020 for the state of Colorado by prepgirlshoops.com.
Here are Jada comments on her choice of Kansas State.
|11/14/19 Peyton Williams, In Her Own Words|
Any regular readers (ha!) will have noticed that I'm a big fan of Corbin McGuire's Sports Extra. A while back, he got the idea that once in a while an athlete with a fascinating personal story can also be the writer. Here, in the words of the exceptional Peyton Williams, is her Survival Guide to Being a Dual-Sport Student-Athlete.
She has survived, and has made Big 12 Academic First Team, and in Basketball, she played in the 2019 Silver Medal U.S. Pan American Games Team. Also, as of today, she's on at least five different watch lists for national awards.
To anyone who has an interest in writing, Peyton's story is goals, as the younger set would say.
|10/18/19 Women's Basketball to Host Second Annual Tip-off Event|
I got my ticket for the Nov. 4 tipoff dinner for Women's Basketball. It's great that legends Nicole Ohlde, Megan Mahoney and Priscilla Gary-Sweeney will be there. I think I saw every home game Ohlde and Mahoney played in Bramlage Coliseum. I'll never forget the day that we won the Big 12, and Nicole's jersey was retired on the same day. First action for the Cats is an exhibition vs. Washburn on October 29, in the Octagon of Doom and Despair (for our opponents, that is). (link)
|8/19/19 Peyton Williams Reflects on Pan American Games Experience|
In this Sports Extra, Peyton details her trip to Peru as part of the 2019 U.S. Pan American Games Women's Team, and compares aspects of it to the demands of being a two-sport athlete. She competed against some professional players, and gave everything she had toward the silver medal outcome.
|7/20/19 Spot on Pan Am team latest athletic conquest for Peyton Williams|
The Topeka Capital has a nice feature on Peyton's selection for the United States' Pan American women's basketball team.
|7/05/19 Sadie Murren and Ally Connelly Take New Roles on WBB Staff|
Sadie Murren is the new Director of Student-Athlete Development, and Ally Connolly is moving from the Ahearn Fund to replace Sadie as Director of WBB Administration. Both of them have impressive experiences, and the program is fortunate to have them in these roles.
|6/24/19 Megan Mahoney Retires from Her Pro Career|
The Manhattan Mercury has a nice feature on Megan. She has announced her retirement as a player, after 14 years in pro basketball in Europe. She was a favorite of mine. Sadly, the last time I saw her play was in the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, when she had a foot injury that ended her K-State career that spanned 2001-05.
Megan finished with 589 assists, which stands as 2nd all-time, behind Shalee Lehning's 800.
|5/20/19 Peyton Williams Makes Team USA for the Pan American Games|
K-State couldn't ask for a finer representative! She's one of 12 on Team USA! Look here for all the coverage. This is huge!
|3/26/19 Kayla Goth Ends K-State Career #4 in Assists|
Kayla shifted into road gear in terms of assists when she took over as point guard in her junior season, 2017-18. Here's what her assist numbers show:
17-18: 226 as point guard
18-19: 226 as point guard
540 career assists for KG
The great Shalee Lehning, whose jersey is in the rafters, is K-State's all-time assists leader, with 800 assists. She's followed by Megan Mahoney with 589, Mary Jo Miller with 562, and then Kayla. KG made tremendous contributions to her teams, and leaves K-State with First Team All-Big 12 honors.
|3/23/19 canfan28's recruiting/roster charts|
KSTATEFAN 28 has tweeted projections on K-State WBB's rosters over the next four seasons, assuming current players stay, and certain prized recruits sign with the Cats.
|3/21/19 Kayla Goth: Playing for a Dream, Learning from a Nightmare|
Today's K-State Sports Extra was written by our First Team All-Big 12, First Team Academic All-Big 12 point guard, Kayla Goth. She reveals a setback that all the fans I know never had a hint of, and along with injuries, how she got through everything. All I knew was she is focused, determined and smart, and has a very supportive family, who came from Wisconsin to home games on a regular basis. Don't miss this inspiring essay. Where would we be without K.G.?
|3/18/19 Cats Headed to the 2019 NCAA Tournament!|
|3/18/19 Women's Basketball Banquet 2019|
Here's video. I miss the Cats!
Awards were presented to team members: Kayla Goth, who is First Team All-Big 12, received the Kendra Wecker Offensive MVP Award, as she led the Big 12 in assists. The Nicole Ohlde Defensive MVP Award was presented to Peyton Williams, who is First Team All-Big 12. She led the Big 12 in rebound percentage, and averaged a double-double this season. The Priscilla Gary Hustle Award went to Jasauen Beard, who came off the bench in many games and recorded impressive numbers. Rachel Ranke received the Tammie Romstad Durable Award. Kali Jones was named the 2018-19 Most Improved Player.
|3/12/19 Central Plains Oiler Girls Are a True Treasure|
Here's a good story by Jim Misunas of the Great Bend Tribune on Emily Ryan and the Central Plains Oilers' latest state championship. They're now at 111 straight victories!
|3/06/19 Kayla Goth and Peyton Williams: First Team All-Big 12; Christianna Carr: All-Big 12 Freshman|
Here's the big news from the Big 12 Conference and K-State Women's Basketball.
|3/06/19 Laura Macke's Work Ethic Has Helped Her Stand Out at Kansas State|
Justin Toscano of the Manhattan Mercury has posted a feature on forward Laura Macke and her hard work in her freshman season. (link)
|3/06/19 Peyton Williams Named Big 12 Player of the Week|
This had something to do with her performance vs. Oklahoma State on March 4. For example, she had 24 points (18 in the second half), hit 9 of 11 on free throws and grabbed 14 rebounds. Oops. I almost failed to mention four steals, three assists and one block. (K-State WBB announcement)
|3/05/19 Bracket Set for Big 12 WBB Championship|
Here's the tournament announcement from the Big 12. The tournament runs from March 8 - 11 in Oklahoma City.
|3/01/19 Kayla Goth: 'She just had it'|
Justin Toscano of The Manhattan Mercury has posted an exceptional feature on Kayla Goth, on the eve of her last home game.
|2/26/19 Three Academic All-Big 12s|
K-State WBB has announced that sophomore Alisa Wiggins, junior Peyton Williams (4.000) and senior Kayla Goth have been named First Team Academic All-Big 12. This is Kayla's third time to receive this honor, and Peyton's second. (K-State) (Big 12)
|2/10/19 Kayla Goth reflects on her time at K-State|
In this two-minute video on Twitter, senior point guard Kayla Goth, who needs no introduction, says, "Purple has meant a lot to me throughout my life. I wear it with pride." She reveals that her plan was to play closer to her home of DeForest, Wisconsin, but on her recruiting visit to America's #1 College Town, she fell in love with the place. All I want to know is, "Where would we be without K.G.?"
|1/31/19 Big 12 Championship Ring Ceremony|
Posted in a message board topic on tonight's loss to TCU is this YouTube video of the 2007-08 WBB Cats getting their championship rings.
|1/22/19 Chrissy Carr: National Freshman of the Week|
Today the United States Basketball Writers Association announced that K-State's own Chrissy Carr is their National Freshman of the Week. She added 19 points to the 87 - 69 win over Texas six days ago. She's the first K-State player to receive this honor. (Manhattan Mercury) (K-State Women's Basketball)
|1/22/19 Kayla Goth, Most Valuable Point Guard|
Hayes Gardner of highposthoops.com posted a story today that itemizes Kayla's stats, and supporting my catch phrase, "Where would we be without KG?"
|1/21/19 Kayla Goth and Christianna Carr receive Big 12 weekly honors|
Here's K-State WBB's announcement.
|1/18/19 Here's a great video profile of senior Cat Kayla Goth|
What would we do without KG? (YouTube)
|1/17/19 K-State WBB Knocks off No. 11 Texas|
Corbin McGuire's Sports Extra looks at the outstanding 87-69 win over #11 Texas, along with Men's Basketball's simultaneous victory over #20 Oklahoma.
|1/14/19 K-State's Kayla Goth scores 1,000 points vs. OU!|
That's right... 1,000 points in a game. Here's proof. (Click to enlarge.) Seriously, 1,000 career points is a great accomplishment, and her points scored plus assists this past two seasons have been critical to the Cats' success. We're very fortunate that she's on our side!
|1/13/19 Brittany Chambers' Name Rises into the Rafters|
D. Scott Fritchen has posted a fine story on Brittany Chambers to GoPowercat.com. Her jersey was very appropriately retired today. I was happy to be able to thank her for her 2,156 points today!
|1/13/19 Brittany Chambers jersey retirement video|
Here's video from the halftime recognition and jersey retirement for #2 Brittany Chambers, the 5th of K-State WBB players to have this honor.
|1/11/19 Brittany Chambers to have jersey retired on Jan. 13|
Brittany's #2 jersey is headed to the rafters during the KU game. After her last season, she had a professional basketball career for a while, then returned to K-State briefly to put the finishing touches on her degree. She's now a second-year medical student.
In her K-State career, from 2009 to 2013, she finished with 2,156 points... the third-most points in K-State WBB history. Her 42 points vs. Texas Southern on March 21, 2013 stands as the all-time K-State record. Brittany averaged 21 points-per-game. In her final season, she was named an AP Honorable Mention All-American.
Look back at her impressive career in Corbin McGuire's K-State Sports Extra.
|12/15/18 It's Coach Mittie's latest trick shot!|
Sign this guy up! Don't look away when you think he's missed it. The show's not over. (video)
|12/14/18 Cats will play in Kayla Goth's native Wisconsin|
Corbin McGuire's Sports Extra previews a special occasion for senior Kayla Goth, a native of DeForest, Wisconsin. On Sept. 16, the Cats will play Arizona State in La Crosse. KG's mother, Beth, is distributing 100 tickets! Coach Brian Ostermann put the event together, in cooperation with ASU, who also has some players from the area.
|12/10/18 Kayla Goth: Big 12 Player of the Week|
Here's an excerpt of the announcement from the Big 12 Conference: "Goth averaged 17.5 points, 6.5 assists and 4.5 rebounds in a pair of wins for the Wildcats last week. She scored 20 points and dished out 10 assists, while shooting 77.8 percent (7 of 9) from the field against Lamar. In the win at Little Rock, she boasted 15 points, six rebounds and three assists. The Player of the Week accolade is the first for Goth." Also, here's K-State's announcement.
|11/30/18 Best Wishes to Cymone Goodrich|
K-State Women's Basketball announced today that Cymone Goodrich has a shoulder injury that will prevent her playing the rest of 2018-19. We're very sorry about this setback, and wish her the best for a smooth recovery.
|11/20/18 Kindred Wesemann Applying Lessons from K-State as Coach at UMKC|
The great Kindred Wesemann had a seat on the wrong end of the court on Nov. 18, as she's now the assistant coach for the Kangaroos. In Corbin McGuire's latest Sports Extra, we catch up with #24, certainly one of my all-time favorites.
Coach Kindred and Coach Jacie ran a play that's a staple for Jeff Mittie's teams. He didn't mind that they used it, but was irritated that it worked! There's much more to this Sports Extra. We learn about Kindred's transition from player to coach, and coaching with Jacie Hoyt, who was her coach at K-State. Don't miss it!
|11/16/18 Kansas State Women's Basketball Aims to "Leave No Doubt"|
Here's a story from the Manhattan Mercury.
|11/14/18 Emma Chapman and Jada Thorpe Sign for 2019|
K-State WBB announced two signings today. Emma Chapman is a 6' 2" forward from Columbia, MO. Jada Thorpe is a 5' 7" guard from Chicago.
|11/12/18 Kayla Goth Looks to Provide Leadership and Point Guard Production|
Kayla was moved to the point guard position last season, and she delivered an impressive number of assists. In a very open Sports Extra, she describes her goal to provide the best possible leadership, as well.
|11/11/18 Christianna Carr continues to adjust to college game|
From the Manhattan Mercury, here's a good feature on Christianna Carr.
|11/05/18 K-State WBB Freshmen Close, Different and Pushing Each Other|
Corbin McGuire's K-State Sports Extra is a look at how this year's new freshmen have worked to come together, while aware of their differences. They're keeping each other focused and headed toward success. Oh... that's just what the title says. Anyway, here you go!
|10/30/18 Ranke Looks to Become a More Complete Scorer in Sophomore Campaign|
Rachel Ranke had quite a fine freshman season. She was Big 12 Freshman of the Week three times, and made the Big 12 All-Freshman team. She's the subject today of Corbin McGuire's Sports Extra. Ranke's goal is to diversify her shots. She's been in the gym alone, working on that, and she has practiced vs. MBB players on her inside game.
The 2017-18 Big 12 Stats have Rachel as #27 in Scoring, and #2 in 3-Point Field Goals Made. We know she'll have another fine season!
|10/25/18 Williams Named to Katrina McClain Award Watch List|
The Katrina McClain Award is for power forwards. The WBCA has announced that Peyton Williams is one of 20 on this season's watch list. (link)
|10/24/18 Big 12 Selects Kansas City for Future Basketball Championships|
The Big 12 Conference has selected Kansas City to serve as the host site for the Phillips 66 Men's and Women's Basketball Championships in a multi-year agreement that will run from 2021-24.
"Kansas City has become synonymous with Big 12 basketball," said Commissioner Bob Bowlsby. "The excitement around the men's championship is contagious with the crowds inside Sprint Center and the surrounding Power & Light District. We look forward to bringing our men's and women's championships back together, and continuing to build upon this atmosphere in Kansas City."
Here is the complete release from the Big 12. The men's tournament will be in the Sprint Center, and the women's tournament will be in the Municipal Auditorium.
|10/23/18 Brittany Chambers' Jersey to Be Retired!|
#2 is going to the rafters. Brittany Chambers, who's third on the K-State Women's Basketball career points list, will be honored on Jan. 13, after the KU game. I kept a database of her path to 2,156 points in her final season as a Cat. Here's K-State's release. Kindred Wesemann approves!
|10/22/18 Kayla Goth Named a Candidate for the Nancy Lieberman Award|
This is nice, but hardly a surprise, considering Kayla's success last season as she switched to the point. Currently, she's on a list of 20 top point guards. As the season goes on, the list will be shortened to 10, and later five. An online fan vote in March will be part of the outcome.
Last year, Kayla was the first player in school history - and just the eighth player in the history of Big 12 schools - with 500 or more points and 200 or more assists in a season. (link)
|10/16/18 Look at K-State's Non-Conference Schedule!|
Here's a fun tweet.
|10/15/18 Goth Settles in at Point Guard|
If Kayla Goth had been at point guard all four years, she'd graduate with career stats that are through the roof. She'd likely become the career assists leader. (GoPowercat.com)
|10/10/18 Big 12 WBB Preseason Awards|
Juniors Kayla Goth and Peyton Williams, who need no introduction, were recognized today. Kayla was named Preseason All-Big 12, and Peyton received Honorable Mention All-Big 12. Here's the complete release from the Big 12.
|10/08/18 WBB Comes Together During Mini Camp Grind|
Mini Camp was from September 28 to October 1... four hours per day. It was a first for Coach Mittie. Read all about it in the latest Sports Extra.
|10/07/18 Laurie Koehn to the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame!|
Laurie Koehn was inducted into the Hall of Fame on October 7, 2018 in Wichita. They could not have found a harder worker or finer individual for the Hall of Fame! For some years, Laurie held the NCAA WBB record for career threes (392).
• video: Kendra Wecker interviewing Laurie on FOX Sports Net, Feb. 26, 2005
• video: Laurie's shot to break the NCAA career record on Mar. 21, 2005
• video: Laurie sinks 132 of 135 threes in 5 minutes in 2013!
|9/15/18 Peyton Williams Interviewed by Andy Katz|
Peyton did this interview for NCAA.com (link) on balancing basketball and volleyball.
|7/28/18 Kayla Goth: Watch List Worthy|
K-State Women's Basketball has tweeted a promotion to women's basketball media members to consider her for various awards in her senior season. Kayla's 11.7-points-per-game increase last season was the highest among all Power 5 schools. And... Kayla was named Academic All-Big 12 last season. Here's her roster page.
|7/23/18 K-State WBB Culture in Good Place, Competitive Standards Raised |
Corbin McGuire's Sports Extra looks back at Jeff Mittie's first four K-State seasons, with an average of 19+ wins, and four straight years of postseason play. The program logged only 11 wins in the season before he arrived. In 2017-18, Kayla Goth improved her points-per-game from 5.8 to 17.5, and Peyton Williams increased from 3.7 to 14.7. (link)
|7/02/18 Women's Basketball Mid-Summer Bash|
The Bash is on Sunday, July 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. (details)
|6/14/18 Sadie Murren Added to WBB Administrative Staff|
Kansas State women's basketball head coach Jeff Mittie has announced the addition of Sadie Murren as Director of Basketball Administration. Sadie is from Colon, Nebraska. She played at Nebraska and Wayne State, and has an MBA from Nebraska-Omaha. Coach Mittie said, "We wanted someone that had been on both the basketball side in terms of recruiting and someone that had also been on the operations side. I wanted both those experiences." (link)
|6/13/18 Laurie Koehn to the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame|
I'm delighted to report that Laurie Koehn has a well-deserved selection to the Hall of Fame. (announcement) I've never respected a K-State Athlete more. She was well-known for her hard work, which resulted in her being the K-State and Big 12 all-time leader in three-pointers made (392), and she held the NCAA record for career three-pointers for a number of years. (link) Here's video of Laurie setting the NCAA record for three-pointers. Also, don't miss this from 2013: Laurie hits 132 of 135 three-pointers in five minutes. (video) Danielle Zanotti has play-by-play.
|4/13/18 Shaelyn Martin Returns to Salina and Volleyball|
Somehow Shaelyn has eligibility at Kansas Wesleyan. Maybe it's not governed by the NCAA. She's going to work on an MBA in her hometown of Salina. (KSAL.com) (Salina Journal)
|4/15/18 Washington State names Hall of Famer Kamie Ethridge WBB coach|
Congratulations and good luck to Kamie Ethridge, as she leaves my mother's college, Northern Colorado, for Washington State. (link)
|4/12/18 Shaelyn Martin: Big 12 WBB Scholar-Athlete of the Year!|
The Big 12 Conference has announced that Academic All-American Shaelyn Martin is the 2018 Big 12 Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. It's possible that this has something to do with her perfect 4.000 GPA, and being all-around awesome. Here's Kansas State's announcement.
|4/04/18 Introducing the Nation's Most-Improved Distributor, Kayla Goth|
K-State WBB has proudly tweeted that Kayla Goth's increase from 50 to 226 assists in 2017-18 is the nation's best. What isn't mentioned is 1) Kayla's total of 226 assists is 2nd only to Shalee Lehning's 229 in 2008-09, 2) Kayla ended the season at #1 in assists in the Big 12 Conference and 3) she was also #6 in Big 12 scoring, and #7 in steals! She has been extremely valuable to her team.