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K-State Athlete of the Year Nominees
July 12, 2018
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2017-18 Big 12 Athlete of the Year candidates will be highlighted each weekday through July 20. Fans will then be able to vote for their male and female choices from July 20-23 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 Nina Schultz and Dean Wade.

K-State Female Athlete of the Year Candidate
Nina Schultz; Track & Field
So.; New Westminster, Canada

Accomplishments
^ 2018 Outdoor First Team All-America (Heptathlon)
^ 2018 Indoor First Team All-America (Runner-Up) (Pentathlon)
^ 2018 Indoor Second Team All-America (Long Jump)
^ 2018 Indoor Big 12 Champion (High Jump), Women's High Point Scorer and Performer of the Year
^ 2018 USTFCCCA Midwest Region Women's Field Athlete of the Year
^ 2017 Canada Athletics Federation U20 Athlete of the Year
^ Pentathlon score of 4,502 pts. (Feb. 3, 2018) was the seventh-most in NCAA history

K-State Male Athlete of the Year Candidate
Dean Wade; Basketball
Jr.; St. John, Kan.

Accomplishments
^ 2018 All-Big 12 First Team
^ 2018 U.S. Basketball Writers Association All-District VI First Team
^ Became just the fourth Wildcat to be named to the Coaches' All-Big 12 First Team
^ Helped K-State to a 25-12 overall record and a trip to the Elite Eight for the first time since 2010
^ Averaged 16.2 points on 55 percent shooting, including 44 percent from 3-point range with 6.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.5 steals in 32.8 minutes per game
^  Participated in the NCAA's Elite Student-Athlete Symposium in September 2017

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