Wildcats of the Week

MANHATTAN, Kan. Jacob Pullen of the Kansas State men’s basketball team and Whitney Snyder of the K-State equestrian team are this week’s Wildcats of the Week, announced Tuesday by the Kansas State Athletic Department. It is the fourth honor of the season for Pullen, as he is the leading male honoree for the athletic year on the male side, while Whitney Snyder is the first equestrian honoree of the season.

Jacob Pullen, G, So., Maywood, Ill./Proviso East

Jacob Pullen led K-State to its second-straight 2-0 week as the Wildcats defeated Iowa State, 65-50 on Tuesday, and topped Texas A&M in College Station, 65-60, on Saturday.

Pullen, who has seen time in all 56 career games, tied for team high honors with 13 points against the Cyclones. He was 5-for-12 from the field and 2-for-2 from the free throw line, while recording one assist and two steals.

Pullen scored a game-high 16 points on Saturday at Texas A&M on 6-of-11 shooting, including a 3-of-7 mark from three-point range. He also added two assists and three rebounds, while he and Fred Brown hit two late three-pointers to put the Aggies away and seal the victory.

Whitney Snyder, Sr., Manhattan, Kan./Manhattan HS

Whitney Snyder picked up two wins, including an MVP award over fences, last weekend at No. 5 Oklahoma State. Snyder led the Wildcat hunt seat squad to a 7-5 win over the Cowgirls and handed two Cowgirls their first losses of the season. Snyder holds a 7-1 record over fences and is 6-2 on the flat to set her overall total at 13-3 with three MVP honors on the year.

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)
Jan. 27             Jacob Pullen (MBB)                  Maries Gipson (WBB)
Feb. 3              Denis Clemente (MBB)              Loren Groves (WT&F)
Feb. 10            Jacob Pullen (MBB)                   Whitney Snyder (EQ)