K-State Women's Basketball to Host Summer Event

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State Athletics is inviting fans to meet the 2016-17 women’s basketball team and coaching staff at a special summer event on Sunday, June 19 from 4-6 p.m., in Bramlage Coliseum.

Activities for all ages at the event will include: face painting, a photo booth and a number of game stations to compete against your favorite Wildcat women’s basketball student-athlete. Willie the Wildcat will also be in attendance, and the first 200 fans will receive a free ice cream sundae. K-State women’s basketball players will also be signing autographs at the event.

Fans will have the opportunity to win a number of great prizes during the event including: courtside seats to the matchup against four-time defending national champion Connecticut when the Wildcats host the Huskies on Sunday, Dec. 11 or four tickets to “K-State Day at the K” on Friday, June 24 as the Kansas City Royals host the Houston Astros.

K-State women’s basketball season tickets are on sale now and fans will have the opportunity to view available sections and purchase season tickets at the event. Season tickets begin at just $20 for football and men’s basketball season ticket holders.

Season ticket sales for the 2016-17 K-State women’s basketball season have been brisk in the opening days as K-State set a new record for first day sales with 792 season tickets sold.

In addition to hosting Connecticut in Bramlage, the 2016 non-conference home schedule will include visits from two other 2016 NCAA Tournament opponents: Auburn as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge and Princeton.

Other season ticket options include Reserved Bench and Cat Cushion tickets at $99 per seat, as well as Chairback seats for $132 each (plus a $50 donation per season ticket account to the Ahearn Fund). General admission tickets are available to the public for as low as $50 each with a Wildcat 4-Pack.

A limited number of premium courtside and floor-level seats are also on sale for $165 each, with per-seat Ahearn Fund donations of $500 required for courtside tickets and $100 for floor-level seats. K-State faculty and staff can purchase discounted season tickets in the Chairback sections at $110 each and Reserved Bench/Cat Cushion sections at $79 per ticket.

All women’s basketball season ticket holders can participate in the roll-over ticket program for the upcoming season. Fans may redeem unused game tickets for general admission seats to future games by mailing their unused tickets to the ticket office, by visiting the K-State Ticket Office in advance or by bringing their unused tickets to the game they want to attend.
Fans who order season tickets by the early bird deadline of Friday, June 24 will receive a one-time use promotional code for 10 percent off at the K-State Online Store as well as having the $15 handling fee lowered to $5. They will also be entered into a drawing for one of the following prizes: a pre-game meal with the team prior to a select game, a loge box for a non-conference game, two court side seats for a select game, two Big 12 Tournament all-session tickets and two postseason banquet tickets.

For the second straight season, all season ticket holders will receive concessions discounts including $1 off all hot dogs, popcorn, pretzels and large souvenir fountain drinks at any of the main concession stands (not valid on promotional pricing offers).

Payment plans for season ticket purchases by credit card are available, including a five-month payment option for fans purchasing tickets by June 24, while orders by the July 15 priority deadline may be enrolled in the four-month payment plan. Credit card payment plans can be coordinated through the online renewal applications on www.k-statesports.com for returning season ticket holders, or by calling the ticket office at (800) 221-CATS for all renewal and new customers.

Under second year head coach Jeff Mittie, Kansas State tallied a 19-13 overall record in 2015-16 and the program’s first appearance in the NCAA Tournament and first win in the tournament since 2012.

The Wildcats registered an 8-10 mark in the Big 12, which marked the most wins in league play since the 2011-12 season. After being slated for a seventh-place finish by the Big 12 Conference coaches in the preseason poll, K-State carded a sixth place finish in the conference standings. This was the second straight season under Mittie that K-State has improved its league win total from one season to the next.

For the 2016-17 season, K-State returns nine letter winners from the 2015-16 squad. The Wildcats will be led into the 2016-17 season by 2016 All-Big 12 First Team selection and two-time Big 12 All-Defensive Team honoree Breanna Lewis and 2016 All-Big 12 Second Team selection Kindred Wesemann Overall, K-State returns 75 percent of its scoring and assists and 87 percent of its rebounding.

In addition to the returning letter winners, Kansas State welcomes in five newcomers for the 2016-17 season including: junior guard Karyla Middlebrook (Blue Springs, Missouri), redshirt freshman forward Lanie Page (Wamego, Kansas), freshman guard Mercedes Brooks (Wichita Falls, Texas), freshman forward Peyton Williams (Topeka, Kansas) and freshman forward Eternati Willock (Scarborough, Ontario, Canada).

To purchase season tickets, fans may order online at www.kstatesports.com/tickets, by phone at (800) 221-CATS or in person at the K-State Athletics Ticket Office located in Bramlage Coliseum.