Lehning Named AP All-American

MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas State’s Shalee Lehning garnered All-American honors from the Associated Press on Wednesday, as she was named an honorable mention selection. This is the second straight season the Wildcats have earned an honorable mention honor from the AP, as Kimberly Dietz was named a 2008 honorable mention choice. Lehning is the fifth player in school history to earn the distinction from the AP.

 

Lehning was a candidate for a number of national All-American honors this season including: a candidate for the Wade Trophy, a State Farm/WBCA All-America finalist, 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 product of Sublette, Kan., garnered CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America third team honors this season and earned her third straight Academic All-Big 12 first team citation.

 

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. She is the first player in school history to record consecutive 200 point, 200 rebound and 200 assist seasons.

 

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. Lehning is the eighth guard in school history to register 200 points in every season of her career and her final career point total is the 11th-highest by a guard in school history.

 


2008-09 Associated Press All-American Teams

FIRST TEAM         
Maya Moore, Connecticut, 6-0, sophomore, Lawrenceville, Ga.; Courtney Paris, Oklahoma, 6-4, senior, Piedmont, Calif.; Angel McCoughtry, Louisville, 6-1, senior, Baltimore; Kristi Toliver, Maryland, 5-7, senior, Harrisonburg, Va.; Renee Montgomery, Connecticut, 5-7, senior, St. Albans, W.Va.

SECOND TEAM
DeWanna Bonner, Auburn, 6-4, senior, Fairfield, Ala.; Jayne Appel, Stanford, 6-4, junior, Pleasant Hill, Calif.; Marissa Coleman, Maryland, 6-1, senior, Cheltenham, Md.; Jantel Lavender, Ohio State, 6-4, sophomore, Cleveland; Tina Charles, Connecticut, 6-4, junior, Jamaica, N.Y.

THIRD TEAM
Shavonte Zellous, Pittsburgh, 5-10, senior, Orlando, Fla.; Ashley Walker, California, 6-1, senior, Modesto, Calif.; Epiphanny Prince, Rutgers, 5-9, junior, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Chante Black, Duke, 6-5, senior, Winston-Salem, N.C.; Alysha Clark, Middle Tennessee State, 5-10, junior, Mount Juliet, Tenn.

HONORABLE MENTION
Whitney Boddie, Auburn; Jessica Breland, North Carolina; Sha Brooks, Florida; Kristi Cirone, Illinois State; Robyn Fairbanks, Utah Valley; Rachele Fitz, Marist; Megan Frazee, Liberty; Danielle Gant, Texas A&M; Alexis Gray-Lawson, California; Allison Hightower, LSU; Ify Ibekwe, Arizona; Briann January, Arizona State; Laura Kurz, Villanova; Shalee Lehning, Kansas State; Lyndra Littles, Virginia; Rashanda McCants, North Carolina; Danielle McCray, Kansas; Mandy Morales, Montana; Deirdre Naughton, DePaul; Ashley Paris, Oklahoma; Ta'Shia Phillips, Xavier; Tracy Pontius, Bowling Green; Andrea Riley, Oklahoma State; Danielle Robinson, Oklahoma; Takia Starks, Texas A&M; Morgan Warburton, Utah; Jennifer Warkenthien, South Dakota State; Courtney Vandersloot, Gonzaga; Danielle Wilson, Baylor; Christina Wirth, Vanderbilt; Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton, Purdue; Monica Wright, Virginia.