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  Kendra Wecker

 
 
  • KSU’s all-time leader in scoring, rebounding
  • Led Marysville High School to a state basketball championship and unbeaten season as a senior
  • Drafted fourth overall by the San Antonio Silver Stars in the 2005 WNBA Draft
 
     
Wecker, Kendra
Inducted 2011

Born: December 16, 1982 – Marysville, KS

Graduated: Marysville H.S., 2001; Kansas State University, 2005

Overview

When the topic of the greatest all-around female athlete ever in the state of Kansas comes up, Kendra Wecker’s name is right there at the top. There wasn’t much the Marysville native couldn’t do, whether it was basketball, volleyball, track and field, softball or punting, passing and kicking a football.

 

Early Career

When she was 10 years old, Wecker competed in the NFL’s Punt, Pass and Kick competition and reached the national finals despite competing against boys. She also set a national high school record for the javelin throw and was a three-time state champion in track and an all-state volleyball player. She led Marysville High School to a state basketball championship and unbeaten season as a senior.  She finished her prep career scoring over 2,300 points and grabbing over 1,000 rebounds.

Career at K-State and the WNBA

Wecker attended Kansas State from 2001-05 and was named first-team All-Big 12 three times and the Big 12 Player of the Year in 2005. As a senior, Wecker was named the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award winner, recognizing her as the nation's top senior women's basketball player. She was also a three-time Naismith Player of the Year finalist and two-time Wade Trophy and Wooden Award finalist. She finished her career as Kansas State’s all-time leading scorer (2,333 points) and rebounder (1,087 rebounds) and averaged 18.2 points and 8.5 rebounds a game.  Her No. 53 jersey was retired by K-State in 2005. Wecker was drafted fourth overall by the San Antonio Silver Stars in the 2005 WNBA Draft, but injuries hampered her pro career.

Honors

Wecker's #53 was retired by K-State in 2005 and she was inducted to the K-State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2016.