K-State's Lehning, KC's Smith and White on women's All-Big 12 team

Kansas State guard Shalee Lehning was named to the preseason All-Big 12 team announced Wednesday.

Lehning, a senior, was a first-team pick in 2008 after averaging 11.3 points, 7.6 rebounds and 6.3 assists.The league’s newcomer of year, voted by the coaches, is Texas A&M’s Tanisha Smith, a transfer from Arkansas-Fort Smith who played at Lincoln Prep in Kansas City.

Co-freshmen of the year Tyra White of Texas A&M played at Hickman Mills.

All-Big 12 team
  • Shalee Lehning, Kansas State Sr. G
  • Kelsey Griffin, Nebraska, Sr. F
  • Courtney Paris, Oklahoma Sr. C
  • Andrea Riley, Oklahoma State Jr. G
  • Takia Starks, Texas A&M, Sr. G

  • Honorable mention

    Rachel Allison and Jessica Morrow, Baylor, Alison Lacey, Iowa State, Brittainey Raven, Texas, Danielle Gant, Texas A&M.

    Player of the year:

    Newcomer of the year: Tanisha Smith, Texas A&M

    Freshmen of the year: Whitney Hand, Oklahoma; Tyra White, Texas A&M.

    Blair Kerkhoff |