Lehning Named WBCA All-America Finalist

MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas State’s Shalee Lehning garnered another national honor on Thursday morning, as she was named a WBCA All-America finalist for the State Farm All-America Basketball Team. Lehning is one of 40 finalists and is one of five from the Big 12 Conference


The State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team will be announced at the State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team press conference on April 4, at 9:45 a.m. (CT) in St. Louis, Mo.


Lehning is a candidate for a number of national All-American honors including: a finalist for the Naismith Trophy, a finalist for the Wooden Award, a finalist for the Lieberman Award and a finalist for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. The 2009 All-Big 12 first team selection finished her senior season as the Wildcats’ third-leading scorer at 10.7 points per game, the team’s top rebounder at 7.0 per game and the Big 12 leader and second in the nation in assists per game at 7.6 per contest.


Her 229 assists this season set a school record for assists in a season and set the Big 12 record for assists by a senior. She became the third player in Big 12 history to record consecutive 200 assist seasons.


Lehning registered three triple-doubles during the 2008-09 season to set the Big 12 and school record for triple-doubles in a season and owns five for her career, which is tied for third in NCAA history for triple-doubles.


She finished her career ranked first in school history and second in Big 12 history for career assists with 800, ranked first in school history for career minutes played with 4,271, ranked fourth in school history for career rebounds with 914 and 19th for career points with 1,189. She is the first player in Big 12 history to record 1,000 career points, 900 career rebounds and 800 career assists.