Patterson Receives Honor at State Capitol

K-State head women's basketball coach Deb Patterson

May 5, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Government officials at the state capitol in Topeka on Thursday honored Kansas State women's basketball head coach Deb Patterson for her accomplishments during the 2010-11 season, including guiding the Wildcats to the program's 800th win and notching the 300th victory of her K-State career.

State Reps. Sydney Carlin (Manhattan), Susan Mosier (Manhattan) and Sharon Schwartz (Washington) introduced House Resolution No. 6029 to honor the accomplishments of Patterson during the previous season. Patterson was recognized before the start of business in the Kansas House of Representatives.

"I am humbled and appreciative of this recognition," stated Patterson about Thursday's resolution. "I sincerely appreciate the support of Rep. Schwartz, Mosier and Carlin and all those who represent the state of Kansas in our Legislature. This recognition is a reflection of the achievements over time of an exceptional assistant coaching staff, tremendous student-athletes and a university that we are proud to represent."

During the 2010-11 season, Kansas State achieved a record of 21-11 and a 10-6 mark to tie for third in Big 12 play. K-State notched the 22nd 20-win season in school history and was selected for the 12th NCAA Tournament appearance in the program's history. During the campaign, the Wildcats became the 13th program in NCAA Division I women's basketball history to reach the 800-win mark with a 69-64 victory at Nebraska on Feb. 19.

Patterson secured a piece of personal history during the 2010-11 season, as she tallied the 300th win of her coaching career at Kansas State. The victory came on March 9 during the quarterfinals of the 2011 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship in Kansas City with a 56-53 decision over Iowa State. Patterson completed her 15th season on the sidelines in Manhattan and is the program's career wins leader with a record of 300-175 (.632).