Wesemann Named Allstate WBCA Good Works Nominee

MANHATTAN, Kansas – In an announcement by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and Allstate Insurance Company on Wednesday, Kansas State senior guard Kindred Wesemann was announced as a nominee for the 2017 Allstate WBCA Good Works Team. The award recognizes a select group of college basketball student-athletes who have made significant contributions to the greater good of their communities through volunteerism and civic service.

Wesemann is one of 97 women’s basketball student-athletes from across NCAA Division I, II, III and the NAIA to be recognized as a nominee. From the 97 WBCA nominees submitted by sports information directors and college basketball coaches across the nation on behalf of their schools, special voting panels will select a 10-member team comprised of five student-athletes from the NCAA Division I level and five student-athletes from NCAA Divisions II, III and the NAIA. The final roster of 10 award recipients will be unveiled in February.

“The positive impact that student-athletes are making on college campuses and communities around the world can sometimes go unnoticed,” said Thomas Clarkson, president of the west territory for Allstate Insurance Company and a member of the 2017 WBCA and NABC Good Works Teams® selection panels. “Allstate is a proud supporter of NCAA® college basketball and takes immense pride in working with the NABC and WBCA to recognize players who continue to make giving back a priority and inspire future generations of athletes.”

Members of the Allstate WBCA Good Works Team® will be recognized during the 2017 WBCA Convention and at the 2017 NCAA Women’s Final Four® in Dallas, and will also participate in a volunteer project in the local community. Members of the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® will be invited by Allstate, an official corporate partner of the NCAA, to the 2017 NABC Convention and 2017 NCAA Men’s Final Four® in Phoenix, where they will participate in a community service project benefitting the city. Allstate is an official corporate partner of the WBCA, NABC and NCAA.

A guard from Pleasant Hill, Missouri, Wesemann has been strong in both the classroom and in the arena. In the classroom, Wesemann owns a 3.65 grade point average as a kinesiology major. She is a two-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team recipient and was named the 2016 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Wesemann has been an active member of the Manhattan community during her time at K-State. Each fall since joining the team prior to the 2013-14 season, she has participated in the Buddy Walk, which raises awareness for special needs children and adults. In the spring, she has served as a counselor at K-State's Special Olympics camps and clinics.

She has also participated in the Junior Wildcat Fantasy Day that is held each spring and has donated her time and effort during the last two holiday seasons to aid the Fort Riley Christmas Clinic. In 2014 and 2016, she assisted the Cats for Cans program to benefit the Flint Hills Breadbasket and has taken part this fall in the women’s basketball Breakfast Buddies program at local elementary schools.

On the floor, Wesemann was a 2016 All-Big 12 Second Team honoree as she put up career-highs in points, field goals made, 3-point field goals made, free throws made and attempted, rebounds, assists and steals.

To start the 2016-17 season, Wesemann leads the Wildcats in scoring with 15.8 points per game and led the Wildcats to a 3-0 record at the Paradise Jam with a 20.0 points per game. For her efforts in the Virgin Islands, Wesemann was named the MVP of the Island Division and was selected to the All-Tournament Team.

For her career, Wesemann ranks 18th in program history for career assists and sixth in school history for career 3-point field goals made and career free throw percentage. She needs 84 points to become the 40th player in school history to reach the career 1,000-point mark.

Kansas State has opened the season with a 6-0 record for the second time in three seasons under head coach Jeff Mittie and are unbeaten after six games for just the eighth time in the 49-year history of the program.

The Wildcats will be in action on Thursday, as K-State hosts (23) Auburn at 7:30 p.m., as part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. Tickets are available by calling (800) 221-CATS or by visiting www.kstatesports.com/tickets or by stopping by the ticket office in Bramlage Coliseum.