Wecker's High School Jersey to be retired

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Marysville Public Schools will honor Kansas State senior All-American women's basketball player Kendra Wecker by retiring her high school jersey in a special ceremony to be held on Friday, Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m.

The ceremony will be held in the Marysville Junior/Senior High School's Dennis W. McGuire Gymnasium located at 1011 Walnut, Marysville, KS 66508. A banner and display honoring Wecker will be unveiled during the ceremony which will be held between the girls varsity and boys varsity games.

During her career at Marysville High School (1997-2001), Wecker was named USA TODAY Kansas Player of the Year, Miss Kansas Basketball, Gatorade Kansas Player of the Year and Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Player of the Year. A Nike and WBCA High School All-American, she finished out her prep career with 2,305 career points which ranks sixth all-time in Kansas girls basketball history. In four seasons at Marysville, Wecker guided the team to a 94-9 overall and 36-4 conference records.

She is a three-time state 4A Player of the Year, four-time first team all-class 4A, three-time first team all-state, four-time all-area, four-time all-league, four-time all-tournament team and four-time Flint Hills MVP selection. Wecker holds 12 individual records at Marysville HS and became the first player in Kansas girls basketball history to record 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career. She also lettered in volleyball and track and field.

Wecker currently ranks second all-time in career scoring (1,931), third all-time in career rebounding (887) and first all-time in career double-doubles (40) at K-State. She also ranks fifth all-time among Big 12 Conference career scoring leaders and was picked as the league's preseason Player of the Year. One of the top five players in the country, Wecker is a leading candidate for the Wade Trophy, Naismith and John R. Wooden National Player of the Year Awards.

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