Wildcats of the Week

MANHATTAN, Kan. Shalee Lehning of the K-State women’s basketball team and Jacob Pullen 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. It is the second-straight week Lehning has been honored, while it is the first of the season for Pullen.


Shalee Lehning, G, Sr., Sublette, Kan./Sublette


Shalee Lehning set a new Big 12 career record for triple-doubles, while leading the Wildcats to a pair of road victories and K-State's first 5-0 start since the 2005-06 season. For the week, Lehning averaged 9.0 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 9.0 assists while shooting .545 from the field (6-of-11).


In K-State's 69-58 win at Arkansas State, Lehning set a new Big 12 and Kansas State career record with her third triple-double. The preseason Wooden Award candidate tallied 11 points, 14 rebounds, and 12 assists and also added two steals to her final ledger. Her three triple-doubles account for exactly half of the triple-doubles achieved in school history. 

The native of Sublette, Kan., is the national leader in assists per game (9.8) and needs just eight assists to move into fifth in Big 12 history for career assists.

Jacob Pullen, G, So., Maywood, Ill./Proviso East

Jacob Pullen had three stellar performances last week as he averaged 22.7 points last week. The sophomore, who led K-State in scoring all three contests, led all scorers in two of the three games. Pullen tallied a career-high 26 points against Oakland last Tuesday on 8-of-17 shooting, including 6-of-11 from three-point range, with five assists and three steals. He came back with 20 points against Kentucky with five steals, while he collected 22 points on 7-of-14 shooting against Iowa. In K-State’s first seven games this season, Pullen has scored in double figures five times.

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)