Wildcats of the Week

MANHATTAN, Kan. Scott Sellers of the Wildcat track and field team and Alyssa Freeman of the K-State equestrian team are this week's Wildcats of the Week, announced Tuesday by the Kansas State Athletic Department.


Scott Sellers, Jumps, Sr., Katy, Texas


Scott Sellers can now add two-time national champion to his rsum. The senior high jumper blew away the competition at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday to win the second national title of his career. He leapt passed the field with his jump of 7-04.50 at Gilliam Indoor Track and Field Stadium at Texas A&M.


Sellers was the only competitor to hit 7-02.25 clearing the height on his first attempt. He then cleared the height of 7-04.50 on his first attempt again. Sellers could not repeat his indoor school record as he failed all three attempts at 7-06.50, but his performance far outshined the field as 7-00.25 was second place. His leap of 7-04.50 also was a facility record for Gilliam Indoor Track and Field Stadium.



Alyssa Freeman, Western, Sr., Sycamore, Ill.


Senior Alyssa Freeman picked up wins in both the reining and horsemanship categories and helped the Wildcats upend No. 6 Auburn last weekend. Freeman, who is 11-3 with one MVP award on the season, defeated Courtney Kobak, 77-73, in the horsemanship category while defeating Jessica Jones, 70.5-69.5, in reining.



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)                    Marlies 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)

March 10           Scott Sellers (MT&F)                 Alyssa Freeman (EQ)