Rohleder Named to NABC Honors Court

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Rising senior Brian Rohleder was one of a record-number of men’s basketball players named to the 2014-15 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court on Thursday.  

Rohleder earned the honor for the second consecutive season, which goes to student-athletes who are academically a junior or senior with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher at the end of 2014-15 academic year. A record-number of 1,000 student-athletes were chosen for the distinction from 350 colleges and universities, which includes the NCAA Division I, II, III or NAIA Division I or II ranks. Rohleder was one of just eight Big 12 players to receive the honor.

A former walk-on, Rohleder was recently rewarded with an athletic scholarship for the 2015-16 season.

The mechanical engineering major from Wichita, Kansas and product of Bishop Carroll High School has appeared on every Fall and Spring Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll since his freshman season in 2011-12, including earning a perfect 4.0 GPA during the spring semester. A two-time President of the K-State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and current student-athlete representative on the President’s Advisory Committee on Athletics, he has won or shared the team’s Keith Amerson Academic Award each of the past four years.

An Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection as a junior, Rohleder has seen action in 42 games in his three-year career at K-State, including playing in 16 games with one start in 2014-15. After playing in eight games as a true freshman in 2011-12, he redshirted the 2012-13 season before returning to the court and playing in 18 games in 2013-14. 

Rohleder is among seven returning lettermen, including four players with starting experience, in 2015-16 to go with the infusion of 10 newcomers, including PARADE All-American Dean Wade (St. John, Kansas/St. John) and NJCAA First Team All-American Carlbe Ervin II (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma/Connors State College). Senior guard Justin Edwards (6.3 ppg., 3.3 rpg.) is the team’s top returner in both scoring and steals (37), while junior forward Wesley Iwundu (5.8 ppg., 3.5 rpg.) is the leading returner in rebounding (108), assists (61), blocks (20) and minutes (780).

Season tickets for the 2015-16 season are currently on sale in the K-State Athletics Ticket Office with a variety of packages available for the home schedule. Fans can purchase these tickets toll free at (800) 221.CATS (2287), online at www.kstatesports.com/tickets and in-person at Bramlage Coliseum.