Lehning Named Player of the Week

IRVING, Texas -- Danielle McCray (Kansas) and Shalee Lehning (Kansas State) were named Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Co-Players of the Week while Alyssa Fressle (Colorado) was selected Freshman of the Week by a media voting panel for games of March 2-8.

McCray was honored for the third time this season and second consecutive week. Lehning was recognized for the third time in her career while Fressle picked up her first award.

Phillips 66 Big 12 Co-Players of the Week

Danielle McCray, Kansas, G/F, Jr, Olathe, Kan.

Danielle McCray scored a career-best 35 points in helping the Jayhawks beat No. 5 Baylor last Wednesday. She knocked down 11-of-21 shots from the field, including 7-of-10 from beyond the arc. She also connected on 6-of-7 shots from the charity stripe on her way to her third 30-plus point performance of the season. McCray added eight rebounds, three assists and two steals in guiding the Jayhawks to their first win over a Top 10 team in eight years. The junior guard/forward followed that performance with her seventh double-double of the season as she had 27 points and 11 rebounds against Iowa State. McCray also registered three blocks, two assists and a steal. For the week, she averaged 31 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.5 steals.

Shalee Lehning, Kansas State, G, Sr, Sublette, Kan.

Shalee Lehning registered her fifth career triple-double and moved into second place on the Big 12 career assists list while leading Kansas State to wins in their final two regular season games last week. The senior guard averaged 13.5 points on a 71.4 field goal percentage while adding 9.0 rebounds, 9.0 assists, 1.0 blocks and 0.5 steals. Lehning tallied her school and Big 12 record third triple-double this season with 16 points, 11 rebounds, 12 assists, two blocks and a steal at Colorado. With her 12 assists last Saturday, Lehning passed Stacey Dales (Oklahoma) for second in Big 12 career assists with 771. The five career triple-doubles ties Lehning for third in NCAA history for all divisions. The Sublette, Kan., native started her week with 11 points, seven rebounds and six assists in 39 minutes of action against No. 15/16 Texas.

Phillips 66 Big 12 Freshman of the Week

Alyssa Fressle, Colorado, G, Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Alyssa Fressle averaged 11 points, 2.5 assists, 2.5 steals and two rebounds in Colorado's games last week. She hit 50 percent (9-of-18) of her field goal attempts and shot 40 percent from three-point range. The freshman guard scored 12 points and dished out four assists with two steals, two rebounds and a blocked shot against Nebraska. She hit 56 percent (5-of-9) from the field and tied a career best with two 3-point field goals. Fressle added 10 points with three steals and two rebounds against Kansas State while hitting 44 percent (4-of-9) from the floor.


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