Sweat, Kincaid Named to Academic First Team

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State seniors Ashley Sweat and Kari Kincaid garnered CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VII first team honors on Thursday morning. This is the first time since the 2004 season K-State has had two players earn Academic All-District first team honors.

As first team selections, Sweat and Kincaid are now candidates for the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America team. In the history of the program, K-State has had four student-athletes earn five Academic All-America honors.

Sweat, who is majoring in kinesiology, is a two-time Academic All-Big 12 first team recipient and earned CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VII second team honors in 2009. Earlier this week, Sweat was named a finalist for the 2010 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.

This season, the 6-2 forward from McPherson, Kan., leads the Wildcats in scoring (18.2 ppg), rebounding (5.5 rpg), free throws made (98), free throws attempted (117) and free throw percentage (.838).

During her senior campaign, Sweat has boosted her career scoring total to 1,674 points to rank fifth in school history. She  also ranks in the top-10 in career blocks with 66 and among the top-20 in career rebounds with 556. She is the third player in school history to record 1,500 points, 500 rebounds and 50 blocks for a career.

Kincaid earned her first academic regional honor and has secured two Academic All-Big 12 first team citations. The product of Andover, Kan., is an elementary education major and finished the fall 2009 semester with a perfect 4.0 GPA.

This season, Kincaid is averaging 8.7 points, 2.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists. With her 63 assists this season, Kincaid has registered a new career personal-high for a single season. She has also climbed the career three-point shooting list during her final season with the Wildcats, ranking eighth for career three-point field goals made (135) and seventh for career three-point field goals attempted (398).

Kansas State returns to action on Sunday, as the Wildcats travel to Lawrence to face Kansas for the 100th time in the history of the series. Game time is set for 1 p.m., and the contest can be heard on the K-State Sports Network. It can also be seen on MetroSports in Kansas City or by subscribers to ESPN Full Court or espn360.com.

2010 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VII
First Team
Sarah Strand, Montana State; Ashley Sweat, Kansas State; Kellie Nelson, Creighton; Kari Kincaid, Kansas State; Sam Schuett, Creighton

Second Team
Amanda Kemezys, Saint Louis; Aubrey Vandiver, Wyoming; Kelsey Woodard, Creighton; Ketty Cornermann, South Dakota State; Megan Neuvirth, Creighton