Lehning's Trophy Case Fifth player in school history to have her jersey retired 2008-09 AP All-America honorable mention 2008-09 Lowe's All-Senior All-America first team 2008-09 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America third team 2008-09 Wade Trophy candidate 2008-09 Naismith Trophy candidate 2008-09 Wooden Award candidate 2008-09 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award finalist Two-time All-Big 12 first team 2006-07 All-Big 12 honorable mention 2005-06 All-Newcomer Team Three-time Academic All-Big 12 first team Two-time Big 12 Player of the Week 2008-09 Dallas Morning News All-Big 12 first team 2008-09 Waco Tribune All-Big 12 first team 2008-09 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VII first team 2007-08 WBCA Region V finalist 2007-08 Kansas City Star Big 12 co-Player of the Year 2007-08 Kansas City Star All-Big 12 first team 2007-08 Waco Tribune All-Big 12 second team 2007-08 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VII third team Named to 2005-06 Dallas Morning News Big 12 All-Newcomer team
Lehning's Playing Career Atlanta Dream (2009-11) Kansas State (2005-2009)
Shalee Lehning enters her fifth season as an assistant coach on Deb Patterson's staff, following an All-American career with the Wildcats and a three-year playing career with the WNBA's Atlanta Dream.
The Sublette, Kan., native finished her K-State career ranked first in school history and second in Big 12 history for career assists with 800, ranked first in school history for career minutes played with 4,271, ranked fourth in school history for career rebounds with 914 and 19th for career points with 1,189. She is the first player in Big 12 history to record 1,000 career points, 900 career rebounds and 800 career assists. Lehning is the eighth guard in school history to register 200 points in every season of her career and her final career point total is the 11th-highest by a guard in school history.
The 2009 Associated Press All-America honorable mention recipient finished her senior season as the Wildcats' third-leading scorer at 10.7 points per game, the team's top rebounder at 7.0 per game and the Big 12 leader and second in the nation in assists per game at 7.6 per contest.
Along with her All-American honor, Lehning was selected to the All-Big 12 first team for the second straight season by the league's coaches. She also became the fifth player in school history to have her jersey retired and the first player in school history to record consecutive 200-point, 200-rebound and 200-assist seasons.
Her 229 assists during the 2008-09 season set a school record for assists in a season and set the Big 12 record for assists by a senior. She became the third player in Big 12 history to record consecutive 200 assist seasons.
During her senior season, Lehning was a candidate for a number of national All-American honors including: a candidate for the Wade Trophy, a State Farm/WBCA All-America finalist, a finalist for the Naismith Trophy, a finalist for the Wooden Award, a finalist for the Lieberman Award and a finalist for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. She garnered CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America third team honors, was selected to the Lowe's Senior CLASS All-America first team and earned her third straight Academic All-Big 12 first team citation.
Lehning registered three triple-doubles during the 2008-09 season to set the Big 12 and school records for triple-doubles in a season and owns five for her career, which is tied for third in NCAA history for triple-doubles.
After her stellar Kansas State career, Lehning played three seasons with the WNBA's Atlanta Dream. With Lehning's help during the last three seasons, Atlanta has a 57-37 record and three playoff appearances, including a franchise record 20 wins during the 2011 season and an appearance in the 2010 WNBA Finals.
Lehning, voted the Dream's captain for the 2010 season during her second year in the league, registered a career-high and team-leading 154 assists (4.8 assists per game) during the 2010 regular season. She ranked seventh in the WNBA in assists per game, third in assist to turnover ratio (2.61) and second in assists per 40 minutes played (8.2). She has also tallied a career-high 3.7 points per game (120 points), and 2.7 rebounds per game (84 rebounds) in 23.5 minutes.
In December of 2009, she earned her undergraduate degree in electronic journalism.