K-State’s Romero Named Phillips 66 Big 12 Freshman of the Week
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State’s Leticia Romero was rewarded with her third Phillips 66 Big 12 Freshman of the Week honor on Monday afternoon, as she helped K-State register end a 10-year, 13-game losing streak to Oklahoma last week.
Romero is the third Wildcat and the first since the 2002 season to earn three Phillips 66 Big 12 Freshman of the Week honors.
For the week, Romero averaged 17.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 2.0 steals. She also registered a 1.4 assist to turnover ratio in 37.0 minutes per game.
Romero, the league’s top freshman scorer and passer, registered 23 points on 6-of-12 shooting and a 9-of-12 effort from the foul line, 10 rebounds, nine assists, two steals and a block during K-State’s 86-78 win over the Sooners. This would have been the ninth triple-double in school history and the first since March 7, 2008. This was Romero’s third double-double of the season and her second against Oklahoma. This was the eighth game this season that Romero was responsible for 50.0 percent or more of K-State’s made field goals.
At Iowa State, Romero registered 11 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals. With her four assists against the Cyclones, Romero became the fourth freshman in school history to register 100 assists in a single season.
For the season, Romero leads K-State in scoring (14.6 ppg), rebounds (5.9 rpg), assists (4.8 apg) and steals (1.8 spg). Romero is the only freshman in the Big 12 to average 10 or more points, 5.5 or more rebounds, 4.5 or more assists and 1.5 or more steals. She has reached double figures in scoring 16 times this season, has pulled in five or more rebounds 14 times and has handed out five or more assists 11 times.
The Wildcats travel to Morgantown, W. Va., on Saturday for a matchup with No. 20/24 West Virginia before returning for a two-game home stand starting with Texas on Wednesday, Feb. 12. The game against Texas is set for a 7 p.m., tipoff. For ticket information, call the K-State Athletics Ticket Office at (800) 221-CATS or visit www.kstatesports.com/tickets.