K-State's White Earns Big 12 Weekly Honor

Mariah White earned her first career Big 12 honor on Monday.

Nov. 15, 2010

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State sophomore guard Mariah White earned her first career Big 12 Player of the Week citation on Monday afternoon. This was the 22nd time that a Wildcat has earned the weekly Big 12 honor and she becomes the ninth player in school history to earn the distinction. Also earning Big 12 Player of the Week honors with White was Oklahoma’s Danielle Robinson.

White, a 5-7 guard from Midwest City, Okla., was named to the Commerce Bank Wildcat Classic All-Tournament team after averaging 10 points and 7.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists in leading Kansas State to the championship.

She registered career-highs in points, rebounds and assists while tying her career-highs in steals and blocks during the two games. The sophomore guard tallied 17 points and nine rebounds in K-State’s upset win over No. 14/16 St. John’s in the title game. White made a career-best eight free throws against the Red Storm, all in the final five minutes. Her eight free throws in the two games equaled the total number of free throws she made in 31 games of her freshman campaign in 2009-10.

In the season-opener against Grambling State, White dished out a career-high six assists with no turnovers and added six rebounds and a blocked shot to her stat line.

Among the Big 12 statistical rankings, White leads the league in defensive rebounds (7.0), ranks tied for sixth in assists (5.0), eighth in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.3) and tied for 14th in rebounds per game (7.0).

White is K-State’s first Big 12 Player of the Week selection since Ashley Sweat garnered the honor on Nov. 23, 2009.

Kansas State will continue its four-game homestand on Wednesday night, as the Wildcats welcome in unbeaten Indiana State for a 7 p.m., tipoff. For Wednesday night’s contest, fans can take part in the “Wildcat Weekday 4 Pack.” Fans can purchase four tickets and four food vouchers, which includes a drink and a choice of a hot dog, nacho or pretzel, with prices for the packages starting at $30 for general admission seats. To purchase tickets, fans can contact the K-State Athletics Ticket Office at (800) 221-CATS, visit the office in person in Bramlage Coliseum or visit www.kstatesports.com.