Wildcats of the Week

MANHATTAN, Kan. Denis Clemente of the Kansas State men’s basketball team and Loren Groves of the K-State women’s track team are this week’s Wildcats of the Week, announced Wednesday morning by the Kansas State Athletic Department. It is the first honor of the year for Groves, while it is Clemente’s second honor in as many weeks.

Denis Clemente, G, Jr., Bayamon, Puerto Rico/Univ. of Miami

Junior guard Denis Clemente scored 11.5 points in the two games last week. At Kansas on Tuesday, Clemente had nine points, dished out a game-high four assists and recorded a steal. The junior scored a team-high 14 points and was true on both free throw attempts at Nebraska on Saturday.

Clemente, the team’s leading scorer in conference play with 13.7 points-per-game, has led the team in scoring on six occasions, while he has topped the team in assists eight times.

Loren Groves, Throws, Sr., Scott City, Mo./Scott City HS

Senior thrower Loren Groves posted her second NCAA provisional qualifying mark of the season as she made a hurl of 68-06.50 in the weight throw to win the event at the KSU Invitational. Her throw broke the meet record she previously held from 2007 when she threw 67-10.50.

Groves first provisional mark of the season came at the KSU All-Comers on December 13, when she posted a mark of 67-09.00.

Wildcats of the Week honorees

Date                 Male                                         Female

Sept. 2             Josh Freeman (FB)                    Megan Farr (VB)

Sept. 9             Courtney Herndon (FB)              Nataly Korobkova (VB)

Sept. 16            N/A                                           Rita Liliom (VB)

Sept. 23            Brandon Banks (FB)                  Beverly Ramos (XC)                                         

Sept. 30            Lamark Brown (FB)                    Lauren Mathewson (VB)                                    

Oct. 7               Robert Streb (Golf)                    Beverly Ramos (XC)

Oct. 14             Josh Freeman (FB)                    Lauren Mathewson (VB)

Oct. 21             Joshua Moore (FB)                    Rita Liliom (VB)

Oct. 28             Mitchell Gregson (Golf)              Nataly Korobkova (VB)

Nov. 4              Lamark Brown (FB)                    Soriana Pacheco (VB)

Nov. 11             Robert Streb (Golf)                    Rita Liliom (VB)
Nov. 18             Jamar Samuels (MBB)               Shalee Lehning (WBB)

Nov. 25             Alex Hrebec (FB)                       Lauren Mathewson (VB)
Dec. 2              Jacob Pullen (MBB)                   Shalee Lehning (WBB)
Dec. 9              Ron Anderson (MBB)                 Ashley Sweat (WBB)
Dec. 16            Jacob Pullen (MBB)                   Marlies Gipson (WBB)
Dec. 23            Darren Kent (MBB)                    Marlies Gipson (WBB)
Jan. 6               Fred Brown (MBB)                    Ashley Sweat (WBB)
Jan. 13             Denis Clemente (MBB)              Shalee Lehning (WBB)
Jan. 21             Denis Clemente (MBB)              Loren Groves (WT&F)