Sweat Named Preseason All-Big 12

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State senior forward Ashley Sweat was named to the Preseason Honorable Mention All-Big 12 team on Wednesday morning in an announcement by the league office. This is the first career league preseason honor for Sweat.

Sweat, a 2009-10 Preseason Wooden Award candidate, enters her senior year with the opportunity to climb the ranks of the Kansas State career scoring and rebounding lists. The product of McPherson, Kan., has tallied 1,291 points her in career to rank 15th and hauled in 441 rebounds to rank 28th.

Following a 2009 season which saw Sweat average a career-high 16.5 points per game and 5.1 rebounds, she was recognized by the league's coaches with her first career All-Big 12 honor. She also garnered All-Big 12 second team honors from the Dallas Morning News. Sweat was also exceptional in the classroom as she was named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team and to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VII second team.

Earning Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year honors was Kansas' Danielle McCray. Danielle Adams of Texas A&M was selected as the Preseason Newcomer of the Year, while Brittney Griner of Baylor was named the Preseason Freshman of the Year.

On the Preseason All-Big 12 first team were: McCray, Kelsey Griffin of Nebraska, Danielle Robinson of Oklahoma, Andrea Riley of Oklahoma State and Brittainey Raven of Texas.

Joining Sweat as an honorable mention selection were Griner, Alison Lacey of Iowa State, Whitney Hand of Oklahoma and Tanisha Smith of Texas A&M.

Kansas State opens the 2009-10 season with an exhibition game against Fort Hays State on November 3 Bramlage Coliseum. K-State's regular season begins Nov. 14 in Manhattan against Indiana State.

Women's basketball season tickets begin at $78 for general admission, while bench and chairback seating is available for $99 and $132, respectively.

The most convenient way to order tickets is online at www.kstatesports.com. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the K-State Athletic Ticket Office in Bramlage Coliseum or by calling toll-free, (800) 221-CATS.