Dietz Named AP All-American

MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas State’s Kimberly Dietz garnered her first career national honor on Thursday, as she was named an honorable mention selection to the Associated Press (AP) All-American team. This is the first AP All-American selection for a Wildcat since the 2005 season and Dietz is the fourth player in school history to earn the distinction.

 

Other awards for Dietz this offseason include: All-Big 12 first team, Academic All-Big 12 second team, Waco Tribune All-Big 12 first team, Kansas City Star All-Big 12 second team and Dallas Morning News All-Big 12 second team,

 

Dietz helped Kansas State (22-10, 13-3 Big 12) register one of the most improbable runs in school and Big 12 history, as the Wildcats went from worst to first to capture the second Big 12 regular season title in school history.  K-State is the first team, male or female, to go from the cellar to the penthouse.

 

She led the Wildcats in scoring at 14.9 points per game for all games and carded 17.1 points per game in Big 12 play. She surpassed the 10-point barrier in 25 of the 30 games she played, including 17 of her last 19 games.

The Boulder, Colo., native became the fourth player in school history to tally 1,300 points and 300 assists for her career, as she finished ranked 10th in school history with 1,321 points and ninth in career assists with 306. She was the 33rd player in school history to notch 1,000 points for her career earlier this season.

 

Among the Big 12 career three-point rankings, Dietz ranks seventh in career three-point field goal attempts with 679. She ranks 10th in Big 12 history with 230 career three-point field goals made. She is ranked third in three-point field goals attempted and fourth in career three-point field goals made in K-State history.


The 2007-08 AP women's All-America basketball team with school:

FIRST TEAM
Candace Parker, Tennessee, Courtney Paris, Oklahoma, Candice Wiggins, Stanford, Sylvia Fowles, LSU, Maya Moore, Connecticut

SECOND TEAM
Crystal Langhorne, Maryland, Erlana Larkins, North Carolina, Angel McCoughtry, Louisville, Kristi Toliver, Maryland, Andrea Riley, Oklahoma State

THIRD TEAM
Amber Holt, Middle Tennessee State, Renee Montgomery, Connecticut, Leilani Mitchell, Utah, Epiphanny Prince, Rutgers, Tina Charles, Connecticut

HONORABLE MENTION
(In alphabetical order) Charel Allen, Notre Dame; Rachel Allison, Baylor; Jolene Anderson, Wisconsin; Matee Ajavon, Rutgers; Jayne Appel, Stanford; Kimberly Beck, George Washington; Chante Black, Duke; Shannon Bobbitt, Tennessee; DeWanna Bonner, Auburn; Essence Carson, Rutgers; Kristi Cirone, Illinois State; Marissa Coleman, Maryland; Kimberly Dietz, Kansas State; Janelle Dodds, SMU. Natalie Doma, Idaho State; Robyn Fairbanks, Utah Valley State; Claire Faucher, Portland State; A'Quonesia Franklin, Texas A&M; Devanei Hampton, California; Laura Harper, Maryland; Tasha Humphrey, Georgia. Charde Houston, Connecticut; Briann January, Arizona State; Crystal Kelly, Western Kentucky; Natasha Lacy, UTEP; Jantel Lavender, Ohio State; Jeomi Maduka, Cornell; Jackie McFarland, Colorado; Lindsey Pluimer, UCLA; LaToya Pringle, North Carolina. Allie Quigley, DePaul; Adrianne Ross, TCU; Olayinka Sanni, West Virginia; Jenna Smith, Illinois; Takia Starks, Texas A&M; Angela Tisdale, Baylor; Ashley Walker, California. Marcedes Walker, Pittsburgh; Abby Waner, Duke; Morgan Warburton, Utah; Khadijah Whittington, N.C. State; Tierre Wilson, Fresno State; Monica Wright; Virginia; Tamera Young, James Madison; Hannah Zavecz, Wyoming.