I'm sorry for the mess. I'm transitioning this page to 2018-19.


No. Name Position Height Class Hometown (Previous School)
0 Savannah Simmons G 6-1 Freshman Bel Air, MD (The John Carroll School)
2 Cymone Goodrich G 5-10 Sophomore Chicago, IL (South Shore Int'l Prep)
3 Sarah Bates G 5-9 Sophomore Fresno, CA (UC Santa Barbara)
5 Alisa Wiggins G 5-8 Sophomore Montclair, NJ (Montclair HS)
10 Kayla Goth G 6-1 Senior DeForest, WI (DeForest HS)
11 Peyton Williams F 6-4 Junior Topeka (Cair Paravel HS)
12 Rachel Ranke G 6-1 Sophomore Burnsville, MN (Eastview HS)
13 Laura Macke F 6-2 Freshman Baileyville (Nemaha Central HS)
15 Kali Jones F 6-2 Senior Murrieta, CA (Murrieta HS, Mt. San Antonio)
25 Jasauen Beard F 5-10 Junior Midwest City, OK (Midwest City HS, UTRGV)
33 Ashley Ray C 6-4 Sophomore Girard (Girard HS)
40 Maary Lakes C 6-4 Sophomore Peoria, IL (Manual HS)
43 Christianna Carr G 6-1 Freshman Manhattan (Manhattan HS)
50 Ayoka Lee C 6-5 Freshman Byron, MN (Byron HS)

11/12/18  Kayla Goth Looks to Provide Leadership and Point Guard Production
Kayla was moved to the point guard position last season, and she delivered an impressive number of assists. In a very open Sports Extra, she describes her goal to provide the best possible leadership, as well.
11/11/18  Christianna Carr continues to adjust to college game
From the Manhattan Mercury, here's a good feature on Christianna Carr.
11/05/18  K-State WBB Freshmen Close, Different and Pushing Each Other
Corbin McGuire's K-State Sports Extra is a look at how this year's new freshmen have worked to come together, while aware of their differences. They're keeping each other focused and headed toward success. Oh... that's just what the title says. Anyway, here you go!
10/30/18  Ranke Looks to Become a More Complete Scorer in Sophomore Campaign
Rachel Ranke had quite a fine freshman season. She was Big 12 Freshman of the Week three times, and made the Big 12 All-Freshman team. She's the subject today of Corbin McGuire's Sports Extra. Ranke's goal is to diversify her shots. She's been in the gym alone, working on that, and she has practiced vs. MBB players on her inside game.

The 2017-18 Big 12 Stats have Rachel as #27 in Scoring, and #2 in 3-Point Field Goals Made. We know she'll have another fine season!

10/25/18  Williams Named to Katrina McClain Award Watch List
The Katrina McClain Award is for power forwards. The WBCA has announced that Peyton Williams is one of 20 on this season's watch list. (link)
10/24/18  Big 12 Selects Kansas City for Future Basketball Championships
The Big 12 Conference has selected Kansas City to serve as the host site for the Phillips 66 Men's and Women's Basketball Championships in a multi-year agreement that will run from 2021-24.

"Kansas City has become synonymous with Big 12 basketball," said Commissioner Bob Bowlsby. "The excitement around the men's championship is contagious with the crowds inside Sprint Center and the surrounding Power & Light District. We look forward to bringing our men's and women's championships back together, and continuing to build upon this atmosphere in Kansas City."

Here is the complete release from the Big 12. The men's tournament will be in the Sprint Center, and the women's tournament will be in the Municipal Auditorium.

10/23/18  Brittany Chambers' Jersey to Be Retired!
#2 is going to the rafters. Brittany Chambers, who's third on the K-State Women's Basketball career points list, will be honored on Jan. 13, after the KU game. I kept a database of her path to 2,156 points in her final season as a Cat. Here's K-State's release. Kindred Wesemann approves!
10/22/18  Kayla Goth Named a Candidate for the Nancy Lieberman Award
This is nice, but hardly a surprise, considering Kayla's success last season as she switched to the point. Currently, she's on a list of 20 top point guards. As the season goes on, the list will be shortened to 10, and later five. An online fan vote in March will be part of the outcome.

Last year, Kayla was the first player in school history - and just the eighth player in the history of Big 12 schools - with 500 or more points and 200 or more assists in a season. (link)

10/16/18  Look at K-State's Non-Conference Schedule!
Here's a fun tweet.
10/15/18  Goth Settles in at Point Guard
If Kayla Goth had been at point guard all four years, she'd graduate with career stats that are through the roof. She'd likely become the career assists leader. (GoPowercat.com)
10/10/18  2018-19 Big 12 WBB Preseason Awards
Juniors Kayla Goth and Peyton Williams, who need no introduction, were recognized today. Kayla was named Preseason All-Big 12, and Peyton received Honorable Mention All-Big 12. Here's the complete release from the Big 12.
10/08/18  WBB Comes Together During Mini Camp Grind
Mini Camp was from September 28 to October 1... four hours per day. It was a first for Coach Mittie. Read all about it in the latest Sports Extra.
10/07/18  Laurie Koehn to the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame!
Laurie Koehn was inducted into the Hall of Fame on October 7, 2018 in Wichita. They could not have found a harder worker or finer individual for the Hall of Fame! For some years, Laurie held the NCAA WBB record for career threes (392).

   • video: Kendra Wecker interviewing Laurie on FOX Sports Net, Feb. 26, 2005
   • video: Laurie's shot to break the NCAA career record on Mar. 21, 2005
   • video: Laurie sinks 132 of 135 threes in 5 minutes in 2013!

9/15/18  Peyton Williams Interviewed by Andy Katz
Peyton did this interview for NCAA.com (link) on balancing basketball and volleyball.
7/28/18  Kayla Goth: Watch List Worthy
K-State Women's Basketball has tweeted a promotion to women's basketball media members to consider her for various awards in her senior season. Kayla's 11.7-points-per-game increase last season was the highest among all Power 5 schools. And... Kayla was named Academic All-Big 12 last season. Here's her roster page.
7/23/18  K-State WBB Culture in Good Place, Competitive Standards Raised
Corbin McGuire's Sports Extra looks back at Jeff Mittie's first four K-State seasons, with an average of 19+ wins, and four straight years of postseason play. The program logged only 11 wins in the season before he arrived. In 2017-18, Kayla Goth improved her points-per-game from 5.8 to 17.5, and Peyton Williams increased from 3.7 to 14.7. (link)
7/02/18  Women's Basketball Mid-Summer Bash
The Bash is on Sunday, July 15, froim 5 to 7 p.m. (details)
6/14/18  Sadie Murren Added to WBB Administrative Staff
Kansas State women's basketball head coach Jeff Mittie has announced the addition of Sadie Murren as Director of Basketball Administration. Sadie is from Colon, Nebraska. She played at Nebraska and Wayne State, and has an MBA from Nebraska-Omaha. Coach Mittie said, "We wanted someone that had been on both the basketball side in terms of recruiting and someone that had also been on the operations side. I wanted both those experiences." (link)
6/13/18  Laurie Koehn to the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame
I'm delighted to report that Laurie Koehn has a well-deserved selection to the Hall of Fame. (announcement) I've never respected a K-State Athlete more. She was well-known for her hard work, which resulted in her being the K-State and Big 12 all-time leader in three-pointers made (392), and she held the NCAA record for career three-pointers for a number of years. (link) Here's video of Laurie setting the NCAA record for three-pointers. Also, don't miss this from 2013: Laurie hits 132 of 135 three-pointers in five minutes. (video) Danielle Zanotti has play-by-play.
4/13/18   Shaelyn Martin Returns to Salina and Volleyball
Somehow Shaelyn has eligibility at Kansas Wesleyan. Maybe it's not governed by the NCAA. She's going to work on an MBA in her hometown of Salina. (KSAL.com) (Salina Journal)
4/15/18  Washington State names Hall of Famer Kamie Ethridge WBB coach
Congratulations and good luck to Kamie Ethridge, as she leaves my mother's college, Northern Colorado, for Washington State. (link)
4/12/18  Shaelyn Martin: Big 12 WBB Scholar-Athlete of the Year!
The Big 12 Conference has announced that Academic All-American Shaelyn Martin is the 2018 Big 12 Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. It's possible that this has something to do with her perfect 4.000 GPA, and being all-around awesome. Here's Kansas State's announcement.
4/04/18  Introducing the Nation's Most-Improved Distributor, Kayla Goth
K-State WBB has proudly tweeted that Kayla Goth's increase from 50 to 226 assists in 2017-18 is the nation's best. What isn't mentioned is 1) Kayla's total of 226 assists is 2nd only to Shalee Lehning's 229 in 2008-09, 2) Kayla ended the season at #1 in assists in the Big 12 Conference and 3) she was also #6 in Big 12 scoring, and #7 in steals! She has been extremely valuable to her team.

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