Kansas State’s Kindred Wesemann hit a halfcourt shot to lead her team to a win in the bizarre team shooting competition at the NCAA College Slam Dunk and 3-point competition, but that was only the beginning.
The senior who needs surgery on her shooting elbow and shoulder (per Brian Smoller of K-State Athletics) quickly established herself as the competition’s best, beginning with the first win over Baylor of her career by easily beating Alexis Jones head-to-head. Next, she scored an incredible 26 points (out of a possible 30) to send the Phoenix crowd into a frenzy.
A relatively pedestrian 18 won the women’s trophy, and she even beat Iowa’s Peter Jok in a tiebreaker to win the Battle of the Champions and collect another trophy for the house she’s building. It was a fitting end to the impressive four-year career of Kansas State’s leading scorer, who made a Big 12 best 90 3-pointers this season while averaging 13.9 points per game.
W3S3MANN was also sensational in the classroom, posting a cumulative GPA of 3.65 in Kinesiology to earn a coveted Senior CLASS Award. Oh, and she also got engaged on the basketball court last October. Not a bad season for the Wildcats’ emotional leader. Congrats Kindred and thanks for all your contributions to Kansas State, on and off the court!