Kansas State’s Wesemann Steals Show at 3-Point Contest

Kansas State Women’s basketball received some national attention this week. Senior Kindred Wesemann stole the show and won a pair of big 3-point shooting contests.

Jeff Mittie’s Wildcats ended their NCAA tournament run after a loss to Stanford on March 20.

Soon after, Kindred Wesemann, an All Big 12 First Team member, received an invitation to compete in the annual 3-point championships in Phoenix- home of this weekend’s Final Four.

It was a great honor for her and great attention for Wildcats before another national television audience in addition to all the social media fun.

Wesemann did the work and more than showed she is one of the best shooters anywhere.

The most fun of this contest is the winner of the women’s event gets to compete against the men’s winner. Wesemann won both events.

During Thursday night’s Marines Women’s 3-Point Contest Wesemann cruised into the semifinals after connecting on 17 shots. She blew away her semi-final competition hitting 22 and another 18 in the finals to take the women’s crown.

Nov 23, 2015; Hartford, CT, USA; Kansas State Wildcats guard Kindred Wesemann (24) drives the ball against Connecticut Huskies guard Moriah Jefferson (4) in the second half at XL Center. UConn defeated the Kansas State Wildcats 97-57. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

For Wesemann, the fun was just beginning.

She earned the right to participate in the Shoe Carnival Battle of the Champions to determine the overall winner.


 

“Peter Jok of Iowa notched 16 points and Wesemann followed with 16 points as well,” as described in a media release from Kansas State Athletics.

Wesemann was declared the winner in a tiebreaker based on which player made the most shots among the five racks. Wesemann tallied four makes in her third rack.

As a matter of fact, Wesemann is among the best 3-point shooters in Kansas State and Big 12 conference history.

She averaged just under 14 points a game this season. She also hit 175 threes over the past two seasons -more than anyone else in the conference.

As a result of Thursday’s fun, Wesemann will now be remembered in an even bigger way.