Wildcats of the Week

MANHATTAN, Kan. Ashley Sweat of the K-State women’s basketball team and Ron Anderson 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. This is the first honor of the season for both Sweat and Anderson.


Ashley Sweat, F, Jr., McPherson, Kan./McPherson


Ashley Sweat helped Kansas State to a 2-0 week and its best start since the 1983-84 season. Sweat, a native of McPherson, Kan., tallied MVP honors during the Commerce Bank Wildcat Classic on Saturday and finished the weekend averaging 15.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.0 assists.


Sweat led the Wildcats to the tournament title against Arkansas with a game-high 19 points on 8-of-17 shooting, including 2-of-3 from beyond the arc. During the contest, Sweat surpassed Kristi Short (1975-78; 835) for 37th in career points at Kansas State and has scored 846 points for her career.


In Friday's 80-22 win over Alcorn State, Sweat tallied 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting and personal season-highs of eight rebounds and four steals.



Ron Anderson, F, So., Upper Marlboro, Md./(McCallie [Tenn.] School)


Ron Anderson came up big for the Wildcats in the second half in their only game of the week at Oregon on Sunday. Anderson scored 12 points off the bench on 6-of-7 shooting, while he also added five rebounds and one of the team’s seven assists. All 12 of his points came in the second half, while four of his five rebounds also came in the second frame. The sophomore is tied for the team lead with 5.9 rebounds in the first eight games, all coming off the bench.

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)