Kansas State Women: 3 Earn Regular Season Honors

The Kansas State Women’s team is playing great basketball. Now they are being recognized for the outstanding 20-win regular season.

The Big 12 Conference recognized three of Jeff Mittie’s players on Wednesday.

For the first time since the 2001 season, the Big 12 conference first-team includes a pair of Kansas State Wildcats. Seniors Breanna Lewis and Kindred Wesemann deserve all the attention.

They deserve the recognition for just what they helped the team accomplish in the month of February.

We saw some amazing, tough play and exciting finishes including a big upset of #16 Oklahoma.

Lewis and Wesemann were leading scorers for the ‘Cats this season. They each averaged 14 points a game.

Wessemann is also one of the best in the Big 12 from beyond the arc. She hit 79 triples this season to lead the conference. One of the best performances ever for a Kansas State Wildcat.

Dec 11, 2016; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats forward Breanna Lewis (22) dribbles the ball as Connecticut Huskies center Natalie Butler (51) and guard Crystall Dangerfield (5) defend at Fred Bramlage Coliseum. The Huskies won 75-58. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

In addition to scoring, Lewis led the Wildcats in many offensive categories. She averaged 8 rebounds a game and had 7 double-doubles this season. Her field goal shooting 56 percent was outstanding. She also averaged 2.6 blocked shots a game -55 on the season. “She is the only active NCAA Division I player with at least 1,500 or more career points and 275 or more career blocks,” according to a media release from Kansas State Athletics.

In addition to the seniors, Eternati Willock became the fourth player in Kansas State history named to the Big 12 All-Freshman team. She is the first Wildcat to receive the honor since the 2006 season.

Willock made big contributions off the bench for Jeff Mittie’s team. She averaged 7 points and 5 rebounds a game. In fact, Willock ranks just behind Lewis in grabbing rebounds- 5.3 a game and is third in blocking shots. She swatted 16 this year.

Jeff Mittie’s Wildcats open post-season play Saturday morning against Iowa State in the Big 12 tournament. It’s just the beginning of what should be a fun March for Wildcat fans.