K-State's Williams picked for Pan-American Games Team

Kansas State forward Peyton Williams (11) drives to the basket between Baylor forward NaLyssa Smith (1) and Baylor forward Aquira DeCosta (10) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Big 12 women's conference tournament in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 10, 2019. Baylor won 88-60. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - For just the second time in program history, a Kansas State women's basketball player will represent the United States at the Pan-American Games.

Peyton Williams has been selected for the 2019 U.S. team that will compete at this summer's Pan-American Games in Peru. She's the first Wildcat to be picked since Laurie Koehn in 2003.

The Cair Paravel alumna will be representing her country on the international stage for the first time. She will report to the team's training camp that runs July 23-Aug. 5 before the tournament starts on Aug. 6. It ends on Aug. 10.

The Topekan continued to improve for the Wildcats last season. 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.