Kansas State Player Quotes

Junior Guard Kimberly Dietz
On having a rough first half and coming out strong in the second half...
“You just have to come out there and be positive. Whatever shots you get you just have to take them all with confidence and that is what I am trying to do. My teammates give me great looks and I just try and convert.”

 

Sophomore Forward Marlies Gipson

On overall feelings of the tournament and her contributions...

“Yesterday and today the team has been working together really well. We had a really good week of practice in working on our offense. If my teammates hit me for the open shot I am going to try and knock it down and just do what I can to help out the team.”

 

On being more of a team leader this season...

“I just come in everyday hoping to help out the team anyway I can. I look to Shalee (Lehning) for her leadership and get behind her.”

 

On being named tournament MVP...

“It is definitely an honor, but I would not have got it without my teammates. It is a team game and this is a great tournament for our team and I am looking forward to the games ahead.”

 

Sophomore Guard Shalee Lehning

On her defensive performance...

“Well Marlies (Gipson) is amazing and she has definitely become an integral part of our success this year. She is doing so many of the work phases of the game that most people don’t even realize. It is an amazing and awesome opportunity to be able to go out on the floor with her every night. We know that she is going to bring it and she is somebody that we can always rely on. She is going to continue to get better. She is an amazing player and she has a bright future ahead of her.”

 

“It’s huge and I think it just shows the versatility that a lot of our players have. With Claire (Coggins) it is just a matter of time before she comes out of it and do a great job for us. We needed Marlies (Gipson) to step up and she filled the role. That is one great thing about our team. Not everybody is going to have a great game every night, but we always have people willing to step up.”