Wildcats of the Week

MANHATTAN, Kan. Each Tuesday during the 2008-09 athletic season, the Kansas State Athletic Department will select the male and female Wildcats of the Week. The following are the inaugural recipients of this distinction.

 

Wildcats of the Week (8/25-9/1)

Male

Josh Freeman, QB, Jr., Kansas City, Mo./Grandview HS

Quarterback Josh Freeman showed why he is considered among the nation’s top signal callers against North Texas as the junior accounted for five total touchdowns, including three through the air, and 232 passing yards on 18-of-24 aim (75-percent). The five total touchdowns tied a career high for the junior, who became the first Wildcat since Michael Bishop in 1997 to account for five touchdowns in a season opener, and also accumulated a Big 12-best 197.5 quarterback rating for the game. His three touchdown passes were one shy of the school single-game record and also upped his current streak of consecutive games with a TD pass to 12. He also has thrown two or more touchdown passes in his last four games.

 

Female

Megan Farr, MB, Sr., Manhattan, Kan./Manhattan HS

Megan Farr helped lead the No. 14 Wildcats to a 2-1 record opening the season at the Mortar Board Premier hosted by Purdue. She began the year hitting .427 with four kills on seven attempts and an error in a 3-0 win over Tennessee State. She again hit over .400 in a sweep over Duke with seven kills and an error on 13 attempts to hit .462. In a 3-1 loss to No. 25 Purdue, Farr hit .333 with five kills. She was the Wildcats’ most consistent attacker over the weekend and elevated her career-hitting percentage to .354 and is now tied atop the Kansas State record book. Farr also amounted 13 total blocks over the weekend, including five in the match against Purdue.