MANHATTAN, Kansas (Kansas State Athletics) – Following a pair of double figure efforts and leading K-State to its fifth road win of the season, freshman guard Serena Sundell garnered her league-leading fifth Big 12 Freshman of the Week honor in an announcement by the Big 12 on Monday.
As a team, K-State collected nine Big 12 Freshman of the Week honors this season with Sundell’s five, Brylee Glenn with three and Jaelyn Glenn with one. Overall, K-State received a Big 12 weekly honor 13 times this season when including Ayoka Lee’s four Big 12 Player of the Week honors.
For the week, Sundell averaged 16.5 points including 3.5 connections from 3-point range, 5.5 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.0 block. Sundell closed the 2021-22 regular season by scoring 15 or more points in the final four games.
Against West Virginia in K-State’s double-overtime home finale on Wednesday, Sundell played 49 of a possible 50 minutes and notched 15 points, seven assists, six rebounds, two steals and a block. This was Sundell’s seventh game this season with at least 15 or more points and five or more assists.
At TCU on Saturday, Sundell helped the Wildcats to the road win with 18 points, four rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block. The product of Maryville, Missouri, tied her career-high with five connections from 3-point range. This was Sundell’s fourth career game with five 3-point field goals made and her 10th career game with two or more 3-pointers made.
At the conclusion of the regular season, Sundell led all Big 12 freshmen in scoring, assists, assists per game, blocks, 3-point field goals made, 3-point field goal percentage and free throw percentage.
Sundell is the only freshman in K-State history and the only freshman in the nation this season to register 160 or more assists and 40 or more 3-point field goals made in their debut season.
Up next for K-State is the 2022 Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship. The Wildcats are slated as the six-seed and will face the three-seed, Texas, on Friday at 7:30 p.m., in Kansas City at Municipal Auditorium