Sellers Named Big 12 Performer of the Year

MANHATTAN, Kan. In an announcement made by the Big 12 Conference on Tuesday afternoon, Kansas State’s Scott Sellers was named the Big 12 Male Performer of the Year for his efforts during the conference’s outdoor championship in Lincoln, Neb., on May 11-13.


Sellers won his first career Big 12 title with a meet, school and stadium record clearance of 7-07.75. The record-setting performance was also the fourth-best effort in NCAA history and the 15th highest effort in United States’ history. This was the first Big 12 high jump title for a K-State male since Nathan Leeper won in 1998.


Since winning the Big 12 title, the sophomore from Katy, Texas won his first career NCAA Midwest Regional title with a meet record-tying height of 7-04.50. He is currently ranked 32nd in the world in the men’s high jump, according to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).


Sellers, along with six athletes and one relay team, will compete in the 2007 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, Calif., June 6-9.