Wildcats of the Week

MANHATTAN, Kan. A.J. Morris of the Wildcat baseball team and Abbi Sunner of the K-State women’s golf team are this week's Wildcats of the Week, announced by the Kansas State Athletic Department.


A.J. Morris, RHP, Jr., Humble, Texas


Morris, who also garnered Big 12 Pitcher of the Week honors, picked up his seventh win in as many tries on Friday night at Baylor, leading the Cats to their first win in Waco since 1966, breaking an 18-game losing streak at Baylor since the beginning of Big 12 play. The junior struck out 10 Baylor batters, the second straight week he collected at least 10 strikeouts after a 12-strikeout performance last week against Oklahoma.


Morris, who led the Big 12 in ERA entering the weekend at 0.48, kept the league lead as he lowered his ERA to 0.39. Morris concluded the weekend tied for first in wins (7), second in opponent batting average (.163) and innings pitched (46.1), while he was fifth in strikeouts (49).



Abbi Sunner, Jr., Ankeny, Iowa


K-State was led at last week’s Mountain View Collegiate by junior Abbi Sunner, who had a monumental comeback in the final round. Sunner moved from a tie at 48th after the second round to finish tied at 15th and set a personal record of 67 strokes on 18 holes. Sunner’s 18-hole score of 67 was the lowest since Michelle Regan shot a 67 in the fall of 2006.




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)

March 31           A.J. Morris (BSB)                      Abbi Sunner (Golf)