K-State women's basketball announces team awards

K-State Sports Communications

Claire CogginsK-State women's basketball assistant coach, presents the Kendra Wecker Offensive MVP Award to senior Ashia Woods. (Photo: K-State Athletics)

K-State women's basketball held its annual banquet at Colbert's Restaurant at Colbert Hills Golf Course on March 10. Sophomore Breanna Lewis and senior Ashia Woods were named the Nicole Ohlde Defensive Most Valuable Player and Kendra Wecker Offensive MVP, respectively, to highlight the festivities.

For the first time in the program's history, the team awards were attached to former K-State standouts or dignitaries. The Nicole Ohlde Defensive MVP is named for the former two-time consensus All-American. The Kendra Wecker Offensive MVP is named after the three-time All-American and the program's all-time leading scorer and rebounder. The First Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade Tammie Romstad Durable Award is named after the two-time Wade Trophy finalist and the Wildcats' partner unit from Fort Riley. The Priscilla Gary Hustle Award is named after K-State's first Kodak All-American and the Dr. Pat Bosco Academic Award after Dr. Pat Bosco, K-State Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students.

Lewis, the first Big 12 All-Defensive Team recipient in program history, anchored one of the Big 12's top defenses this season. The 2015 All-Big 12 Second Team honoree was responsible for 64.6 percent of K-State's blocked shots with her single season school record of 95 blocked shots. She had 25 games with two or more blocked shots this season and set the single game school record with eight blocks against Kansas on Jan. 11.

Lewis registered a combined 145 blocks and steals, setting the school record for combined steals and blocks in a season. She is the only player in the Big 12 among the top-10 in both blocks and steals.

She is one of nine players in NCAA Division I this season to average 10 or more points, five or more rebounds, three or more blocks and one or more steals. She also is the first player in program history with 300 or more points, 200 or more rebounds, 90 or more blocks and 50 or more steals in one season.

Woods set career-highs in several categories this season, including: points (299), field goals made and attempted (112-of-249), free throws made and attempted (70-of-135), rebounds (186), assists (83) and steals (70). She ranks among the Big 12 leaders in several categories including: points (9.6, 28th), rebounds (6.0, 14th), assists (2.7, 11th), steals (2.3, 4th) and offensive rebounds (2.5, 6th).

In addition to Lewis and Woods, senior Haley Texada, sophomore Kindred Wesemann and redshirt sophomore Kelly Thomson received recognition for their efforts this season.

Texada was named the Priscilla Gary Hustle Award recipient. The product of Frisco, Texas, she has been a bolt of lightning for K-State in the last nine games as she averaged 15.9 points per game including three games with 20 or more points. For the season, Texada ranks 19th in the Big 12 in points per game with 10.7 and is eighth in the league in 3-point field goal percentage at .336. She also set a career-high in free throws made and attempted this season (75-of-104; .721) and averaged 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game.

Wesemann garnered the Most Improved Player Award. She set career-highs in nearly every statistical category including: minutes played (991), points (257; 8.3 ppg), rebounds (65; 2.1 rpg), assists (83; 2.7 apg), steals (49; 1.6 spg) and 3-point field goals made and attempted (50-of-174; .287). The guard from Pleasant Hill, Missouri, is 11th in the Big 12 in assists and steals, ranks eighth in 3-point field goals made per game (1.6) and ninth in the league in 3-point field goal percentage. She set the school record for three-point field goals made in a conference game when she drained a career-high eight against Texas on Feb. 4.

Thomson garnered a pair of honors, as she earned the First Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade Tammie Romstad Durable Award and the Pat Bosco Academic Award. A native of Riley, Kansas, Thomson battled through a pair of season-ending knee injuries to contribute to the Wildcat lineup. In the classroom, she recorded a 4.0 grade point average in the fall 2014 semester and earned her third Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll citation.

Under first year head coach Jeff Mittie, K-State finished the regular season with a 18-13 overall record, an improvement of seven wins from last season which is tied for the third best win improvement in program history. K-State also recorded a 7-11 mark in the Big 12, which marked the most wins in league play since the 2011-12 season.

The Wildcats continued into the postseason at the Women's National Invitation Tournament in March. After defeating Akron 86-68 in the first round, their season ended to Missouri 67-48 in the second round.

2014-15 K-State Women's Basketball Team Awards
• First Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade Tammie Romstad Durable Award: Kelly Thomson
• Pat Bosco Academic Award: Kelly Thomson
• Priscilla Gary Hustle Award: Haley Texada
• Most Improved Player Award: Kindred Wesemann
• Nicole Ohlde Defensive MVP: Breanna Lewis
• Kendra Wecker Offensive MVP: Ashia Woods

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