Wildcats of the Week

MANHATTAN, Kan. Jason King of the Wildcat baseball team and Ashley Sweat of the K-State women's basketball team are this week's Wildcats of the Week, announced Tuesday by the Kansas State Athletic Department.


Jason King, Infielder, So., Dublin, Ohios


Sophomore infielder Jason King led K-State to its first true opening-series win since 1984 as he went 6-for-16 (.375) with two doubles, two home runs and seven RBI. He was one of four Big 12 players to hit two home runs in the opening weekend, while his 14 total bases are tied for third in the conference.


King, who transitioned from outfield to third base prior to this season, started his season with a bang. He went 2-for-6 with a double, a home run and a team weekend-best four RBI on Friday night in the Wildcats’ 16-2 victory. He followed that up with a pair 2-for-5 outings on Saturday and Sunday.



Ashley Sweat, F, Jr., McPherson, Kan.


Ashley Sweat helped K-State extend its home court winning streak to 14 games, as she averaged 19.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.0 assists last week. The product of McPherson, Kan., extended her school record for consecutive free throws made to 33 at Missouri on Feb. 18, as she was 7-of-7 from he charity stripe. Sweat finished with a team-high 17 points and also hauled in six rebounds against the Tigers.


In the Wildcats' 72-60 win over Colorado, Sweat registered a team-high 22 points and pulled in nine rebounds. During the contest, she set a new school record for free throws made (13) and attempted (16) in a half. Sweat also climbed five positions on the K-State career scoring list during the contest and now ranks 18th with 1,173 career points. She trails current teammate Marlies Gipson (1,182) for 17th in school history.

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)
Feb. 17            Mantas Silkauskas (MT&F)        Jalana Childs (WBB)
Feb. 24            Jason King (BSB)                      Ashley Sweat (WBB)