Patterson Named to FCA Hall of Champions

K-State head coach Deb Patterson will enter her 16th season in Manhattan with exactly 300 career wins.

Oct. 14, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) announced the inclusion of Kansas State head women's basketball coach Deb Patterson as a member of its three-person Hall of Champions Class of 2011. In addition to Patterson, the Class of 2011 includes former U.S. national soccer player Kyle Rote, Jr., and former University of Houston football coach and College Hall of Fame member, Bill Yeoman.

FCA's Hall of Champions was established in 1991 to honor individuals who have demonstrated a consistent commitment to Jesus Christ through the ministry of FCA. They are considered volunteer "All Stars" who have given above and beyond the call of duty and have upheld the Four Core Values of FCA: Integrity, Serving, Teamwork and Excellence.

The recipients are determined each year by an FCA Selection Committee following a nomination process that includes staff, volunteers, athletes and the organization's Board of Trustees.

Each member of the 2011 Class has had an influential impact on the FCA as a Huddle leader, volunteer or speaker. They join a prestigious list of 72 other inductees into the FCA Hall of Champions, taking
their place among the great individuals who have used the FCA platform to make a dramatic impact
on lives.

Each inductee will be honored with a plaque bearing a sculpture of their likeness that will remain in the Hall of Champions in FCA's National Support Center in Kansas City. A replica will be presented to
the honoree at an appropriate special event sometime this year.

Patterson, a two-time Big 12 Coach of the Year recipient, 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).

Entering her 16th season in Manhattan, Patterson has guided her teams to 11 postseason appearances, including eight NCAA Tournament berths, and a pair of Big 12 regular season titles in 2004 and 2008. She has mentored her student-athletes to 90 Academic All-Big 12 selections (most in the league), 38 All-Big 12 honors, nine Associated Press All-America selections and five Academic All-America citations.