FHSU'S Lehman earns All-Amerian status

Published On: Mar 26 2014 12:21:54 AM CDT
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Fort Hays State's Kate Lehman was named to the 2014 Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Division II Coaches' All-America Team as an Honorable Mention selection, announced Monday (March 24) by the organization.

Lehman started all 29 games for the Tigers this season, helping the team to its third straight 20-win season, a first in school history. The center led NCAA Division II with 5.4 blocks per game (155 total) and two triple-doubles. Lehman's points per game (16.5) and rebounds per game (11.2) averages led the team in both categories as she totaled 20 double-doubles for the year. The Newton, Kan., native scored in double figures 25 times this season and hit the double-digit mark in rebounds 23 times. Additionally, Lehman had at least five blocks (her season average) in 17 games.

Additionally, Lehman has climbed into the Top 10 of several school record categories, listed below:

Season Records (2013-14 season)
No. 1 in Free Throws Attempted (229)
No. 1 in Rebound Average (11.2)
No. 1 in Blocks (155)
No. 2 in Rebounds (324)
No. 5 in Free Throws Made (158)

Career Records (2011-current)
No. 1 in Blocks (374), and No. 7 All-Time in NCAA Division II
No. 4 in Free Throws Attempted (531)
No. 5 in Free Throws Made (356)
Currently No. 5 in Scoring Average (14.5 points per game)
No. 7 in Rebounds (772)
Currently No. 7 in Field Goal Percentage (.526)
No. 9 in Scoring (1,262 points) and the 17th member of the 1,000 point club

Joining Lehman from the MIAA are First Team honorees Keuna Flax (Central Missouri) and Lizzy Jeronimus (Pittsburg State).

Lehman is Fort Hays State's first All-American honoree during its NCAA Division II era, and the first since Annette Wiles earned the distinction during the 1989-90 season, when FHSU was a member of the NAIA.

The complete WBCA Division II Coaches' All-American Team is below...

First Team
Name School Position Year Height
Lauren Battista  Bentley University  Forward  Senior  6'0"
Jada Blackwell  California State Polytechnic University - Pomona  Forward  Junior  6'1"
Courtney Finn  Bentley University  Guard  Senior  5'9"
Keuna Flax  University of Central Missouri  Forward  Senior  5'11"
Megan Fogt  Hillsdale College  Forward  Junior  6'1"
Hollie German  Lee University  Guard  Senior  5'8"
Mimi Hill  University of North Georgia  Forward  Senior  6'3"
Lizzy Jeronimus  Pittsburg State University  Forward  Junior  5'11"
Valerie Majewski  Edinboro University  Guard  Junior  5'7"
Sharaya Selsor  Colorado Mesa University  Guard  Senior  5'9"

Honorable Mention
Name School Position Year Height
Jeanette Anderson  Caldwell College  Forward  Senior  6'1"
Katie Benson  Seattle Pacific University  Forward  Senior  6'1"
Taylor Beverly  University of Montevallo  Forward  Junior  5'10"
Carly Boag  Minot State University  Center  Senior  6'1"
Mariyah Brawner-Henley  Lewis University  Forward  Sophomore  6'0"
Shareta Brown  Wayne State University  Center  Junior  6'1"
Taylor Buie  Nova Southeastern University  Guard  Sophomore  5'4"
Kristen Celsor  Harding University  Guard  Senior  6'0"
Erin Chambers  Simon Fraser University (BC)  Guard  Junior  6'1"
Jazmine Charles  Lenoir-Rhyne University  Guard  Junior  5'10"
Sarah DeShone  Ferris State University  Guard  Senior  5'7"
Mary Louise Dixon  Stonehill College  Guard  Senior  5'5"
Dallas Ely  West Chester University of Pennsylvania  Guard  Sophomore  5'9"
Devin Griffin  West Texas A&M University  Forward  Senior  5'10"
Anna Hackert  University of Southern Indiana  Forward  Junior  6'1"
Courtney Hamilton  California State University (Chico)  Guard  Senior  5'8"
Aquillin Hayes  University of New Haven  Guard  Junior  5'8"
Malika Jackson  Texas A&M International University  Forward  Senior  6'0"
Bobbi Knudsen  Montana State University - Billings  Guard  Senior  5'8"
Kate Lehman Fort Hays State University Center Junior 6'4"
Laurel Lindsay  Edinboro University  Guard  Junior  6'0"
Catherine Noack  Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania  Guard  Senior  5'8"
Jen Papich  Gannon University  Forward  Senior  6'1"
Tae'lor Purdy  Regis University  Guard  Senior  5'10"
Chelsey Rhodes  Delta State University  Guard  Sophomore  5'6"
Jordan Smith  University of Alabama (Huntsville)  Guard  Senior  5'8"
Williesha Spencer  Flagler College  Guard  Senior  5'3"
Seneca Walton  Delta State University  Center  Junior  6'1"
Nyeshea Willie  Barton College  Guard  Senior  5'8"
Kiara Wright  Tarleton State University  Center  Senior  6'1"