K-State's Peyton Williams picked for U.S. Pan American Games Team Trials

Kansas State forward Peyton Williams (11) drives during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against West Virginia Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)

(WIBW) - Peyton Williams has a chance to do something a Kansas State player hasn't done since 2003.

The Cair Paravel alumna has been invited to participate in the U.S. Pan American Games Women's Basketball Team Trials. They take place on May 16-20 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Williams is one of 36 players to receive an invitation. The team will be cut down to 12 and will play in the women's basketball tournament at the 2019 Pan American Games from August 6-10 in Lima, Peru. A K-State player hasn't played on the Pan American Games Team since Laurie Koehn in 2003.

The Topekan continues to improve for the Wildcats. She increased her scoring average for a third-straight season this past year, leading K-State with 15.5 points per game. She became just the third player in program history to surpass 475 points (496) and 300 rebounds (career-high 303) in a single season.

Williams was selected as an All-Big 12 First team member after leading the conference with a career-high 14 double-doubles. She was also the second player in program history to garner Big 12 All-Defensive Team honors.