Wildcat Claims Player of the Week Honors

DALLAS – Kansas State's Kendra Wecker was named Big 12 Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week as announced by the league office Monday.

Wecker was honored for the seventh time of her career, five as Player of the Week and twice as Rookie of the Week. Players are nominated by each school's sports information office and voted on by a panel of media who cover Big 12 women's basketball.

Wecker, a 5-foot-11 senior forward, scored 25 of her career-high 41 points in the first half to lead No. 16 Kansas State to a 44-point victory over Illinois State 105-61 in the team's opening game of the second annual Junkanoo Jam. She shattered the school record for most points scored in a game held by former Wildcats Shawnda DeCamp (vs. Detroit on Nov. 29, 1993) and LeAnn Wilcox (vs. Pfeiffer on Dec. 22, 1978) who both previously scored 38 in a game. Wecker went 14-of-19 (73.7 percent) from the floor with a career-high eight three-pointers, which ranks third all-time on the K-State single game record chart for threes.

The Marysville, Kan., native scored the Wildcats' first 19 points of the game going a perfect 9-for-9 from the floor with one missed free throw at the 18:44 mark. Her 41 points marked a new tournament single game record previously held by Minnesota's Janel McCarville (27 vs. USC on Nov. 29, 2003). Against No. 10 Duke in the tournament's Freeport Division championship game, Wecker scored a team-high 15 points while adding five rebounds, two assists and three steals in 39 minutes of play. For the week, she averaged 28.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 0.5 blocks and 4.5 steals. Wecker was named to the Junkanoo Jam Freeport Division All-Tournament Team.


Nov. 22 - Sophia Young, Baylor
Nov. 29 - Kendra Wecker, Kansas State

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