Born: October 27, 1986 (Liberal, KS)
Graduated: Sublette High School, 2005; Kansas State University, 2009
An accomplished athlete from an early age, Shalee Lehning from Sublette made her mark on Kansas history on the basketball court at Kansas State University while ascribing her name in the Wildcat record book.
As a high school athlete, Lehning's name was already well known before her arrival in Manhattan. As a junior and senior, Lehning led Sublette High School to back-to-back undefeated state championships in basketball. Lehning set state records for rebounds, assists, and steals during her high school career.
On the track, Lehning claimed seven state championships, including three in the 100 meter hurdles and two each in the 300 meter hurdles and the javelin.
Lehning talent and leadership made her a highly prized recruit and she chose to play at Kansas State University. As a freshman, Lehning led the team in steals, rebounds, and assists, while breaking the school's single season record for assists with 189. She would break her own single season assist record two more times before leaving Manhattan.
Lehning was a part of two WNIT teams during her freshman and sophomore seasons, and as a junior, she led the Wildcats to a Big 12 Conference title and an NCAA Tournament appearance.
For her career, Lehning ranked at or near the top in school history in nearly every major offensive category, including career points scored with 1,189, assists with 800, rebounds with 914, and steals with 235. She also totaled a school record five triple doubles as a player.
Lehning was selected as the twenty-fifth overall pick of the 2009 WNBA Draft by the Atlanta Dream where she played three seasons.
K-State retired Lehning's #5 jersey following her final home game in Manhattan.