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Kansas State Athlete of the Year Nominees
July 01, 2019
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2018-19 Big 12 Athlete of the Year candidates will be highlighted each weekday through July 10.

Fans will be able to vote for their male and female choices beginning on July 5 and concluding on July 10 on Big12Sports.com.

Fan voting will be considered in the final tally for selecting this prestigious award. Today’s featured candidates are Kansas State’s Peyton Williams and Tejaswin Shankar.

K-STATE Female Athlete of the Year Candidate
Peyton Williams; Women’s Basketball and Volleyball
Jr., Topeka, Kan.

Accomplishments
^ 2019 U.S. Basketball Pan-American Games Team
^ 2019 All-Big 12 Women’s Basketball First Team
^ 2018-19 Katrina McClain Award Watch List
^ Led K-State Women’s Basketball in scoring and rebounding
^ Paced K-State volleyball and ranked seventh in the Big 12 with a .325 hitting percentage

K-STATE Male Athlete of the Year Candidate
Tejaswin Shankar; Men’s Track & Field
So.; New Delhi, India

Accomplishments
^ 2019 Indoor and Outdoor High Jump Champion
^ 2019 NCAA Outdoor Championship High Jump Runner-Up
^ Two-time All-American (Indoor Second Team and Outdoor First Team)
^ Tied for the best jump during the outdoor season with a leap of 2.27m/7-05.25
^ Placed first in all five high jump competitions leading up to the NCAA Outdoor Championship

2018-19 Big 12 Athlete of the Year Candidates
Baylor: Lauren Cox (Women’s Basketball) and Davis Wendzel (Baseball)
Iowa State: Bridget Carleton (Women’s Basketball) and Edwin Kurgat (Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country)
Kansas: Nina Khmelnitckaia (Women’s Tennis) and Bryce Hoppel (Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country)
K-State: Peyton Williams (Women’s Basketball) and Tejaswin Shankar (Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country)
Oklahoma: Brenna Dowell (Gymnastics) and Kyler Murray (Football)
Oklahoma State: Sinclaire Johnson (Track & Field/Cross Country) and Viktor Hovland (Men’s Golf)
TCU: Destiny Longmire (Women’s Track & Field) and Chengetayi Mapaya (Men’s Track & Field)
Texas: Ashtin Zamzow (Women’s Track & Field) and Christian Sigsgaard (Men’s Tennis)
Texas Tech: Karli Hamilton (Softball) and Divine Oduduru (Men’s Track & Field)
West Virginia: Bianca St. Georges (Soccer) and Will Grier (Football)

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