Wildcats of the Week

MANHATTAN, Kan.  Shalee Lehning of the K-State women’s basketball team and Jamar Samuels of the K-State men’s basketball team are this week’s Wildcats of the Week, announced on Tuesday morning by the Kansas State Athletic Department. Each are first-time winners of the award.



Shalee Lehning, Sr., PG, Sublette, Kan./Sublette HS


Shalee Lehning led the Wildcats to a pair of season-opening road wins over the last four days. The Wildcats defeated defending Conference USA champion UTEP 65-44, on Friday, before they edged Northwestern, 57-52, on Monday. Against UTEP, Lehning nearly tallied her third career triple-double, but settled for her 14th career double-double with 11 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds. With the 11 assists, the 2008-09 Wooden Award nominee led the Big 12 in the category during the opening weekend and tallied her 13th career contest with 10 or more assists. Monday at Northwestern, the Sublette, Kan., product was a perfect 4-for-4 from the field including 2-for-2 aim from three point range and knocked down both of her free throws en route to a 12-point, seven-assist night. Lehning is now just one assist from becoming the career assists record holder at Kansas State.




Robert Streb, MGolf, Sr., Edmond, Okla./Edmond North HS

Jamar Samuels, Fr., F, Washington, D.C./The Patterson (N.C.) School


Redshirt freshman Jamar Samuels led the men’s hoops team to a 2-0 record over the weekend. The 6-7 forward averaged 13.5 points per game, including 16 against Southeast Missouri State on Sunday where he was 7-of-10 from the field, while also adding eight rebounds. In his collegiate debut against Florida A&M on Friday night, Samuels tallied 11 points, including a 3-for-4 mark from the free throw line, and a team-best three blocks. His 68.8 percent (11-of-16) shooting in the first two contests leads the squad, while he his three blocks this season are also a team-best.

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)