Kansas City, Mo. – Fort Hays State's Kate Lehman has been named the MIAA Women's Basketball Athlete of the Week as teams head into the holiday break.
MIAA Women's Basketball Athlete of the Week
Kate Lehman, C, Fort Hays State
Lehman continued her streak of double-doubles, pushing it to six while helping FHSU go 2-0 this past week. The center also broke the MIAA career blocked shots record last week, and now has 269 for her career. She broke the old mark of 262 held by Esmary Vargas-Sanchez of Emporia State (2002-05). Lehman put up averages of 18.5 points, 13.5 rebounds, and 5.0 blocked shots, while playing just 58 minutes of 90 possible minutes (one regulation game, one double overtime game). She hit 63.6 percent of her field goals. Against University of Saint Mary, Lehman pulled down 10 boards and put up 16 points with six blocks in 17 minutes of action. Against MIAA foe Northwest Missouri State, Lehman finished the night with a massive double-double of 21 points and 17 rebounds, also collecting four rebounds. The 6-4 junior center is a native of Newton, Kan. where she competed at Newton High School.
Others nominated: Keuna Flax, Central Missouri; Laramey Lewis, Nebraska-Kearney; Laura Patrick, Emporia State; Jenny Rocha, Lindenwood.