ST. LOUIS, Mo. Kansas State’s Shalee Lehning garnered her second All-American honor this season, as she was named to the first team of the Lowe’s All-Senior All-America team on Sunday. Lehning was also named an Associated Press All-America honorable mention selection. She is the third K-State student-athlete to earn All-America honors from the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award committee (Nicole Ohlde and Kendra Wecker).
Lehning was a candidate for a number of national All-American honors this season 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. The product of Sublette, Kan., garnered CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America third team honors this season and earned her third straight Academic All-Big 12 first team citation.
The 2009 All-Big 12 first team selection 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. She is the first player in school history to record consecutive 200 point, 200 rebound and 200 assist seasons.
Her 229 assists this 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.
Lehning registered three triple-doubles during the 2008-09 season to set the Big 12 and school record for triple-doubles in a season and owns five for her career, which is tied for third in NCAA history for triple-doubles.
She finished her 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.
Capturing the 2009 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award was Oklahoma’s Courtney Paris.
All-Senior All-America First Team
Shalee Lehning, Kansas State
Renee Montgomery, Connecticut
Courtney Paris, Oklahoma
Kristi Toliver, Maryland
Christina Wirth, Vanderbilt
All-Senior All-America Second Team
Jada Frazier, New Orleans
Rachel Galligan, Eastern Illinois
Koren Schram, Dartmouth
Takia Starks, Texas A&M
Abby Waner, Duke