Lehning's Uni on Display at Women's Hall

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Former Kansas State guard Shalee Lehning will have her jersey on permanent display at the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tenn., in an announcement by the organization on Wednesday morning.

 

The uniform, her purple road jersey, will be on display in the Hall’s “Ring of Honor” and will recognize Lehning’s achievements during the 2008-09 season. The “Ring of Honor” at the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame is one of the most popular exhibits at the Hall. Currently there are over 100 jerseys hanging in the “Ring of Honor” ranging from high school and college All-Americans to the 2007 WNBA All-Stars.

 

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. She also finished her career with five triple-doubles, which is tied for third in NCAA history for triple-doubles.

 

Lehning was a candidate for a number of national All-American honors during the 2008-09 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.

 

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.

 

In early April, Lehning was selected with the 25th overall pick during the second round of the 2009 WNBA Draft by the Atlanta Dream. Lehning is the sixth player in school history to be selected during the WNBA Draft and the eighth player overall to become a part of the league.

 

For more information on the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, please visit wbhof.com. Lehning begins her WNBA career later this week, as training camp opens for the Atlanta Dream on May 15.