Lehning Selected For Induction of KSHSAA Hall of Fame


Topeka, Kan. (KSHSAA)–Five individuals were selected to be inducted into the Kansas State High School Activities Association’s Hall of Fame Class of 2013, KSHSAA announced on Wednesday.

Sublette native Shalee Lehning was one of the five nominees. Lehning had standout high school career as a three sport athlete. During her career, was a four-year all-league first team selection in volleyball, seven gold medals at the state track & field meet, including three gold medals in the 100m hurdles, two golds in the 300m hurdles and two golds in javelin. Lehning is the state’s all-time leading rebounder, assists leader and steals leader, and fourth in scoring all-time. Her other basketball accomplishments include leading the Lady Larks to two straight undefeated seasons, winning the Class 2A State Championship in 2004 and 2005. She was named Miss Kansas and Gatorade Basketball Player of the Year, and was on the “A” Honor Roll four years.

Following her high school career, Lehning went on to play basketball at Kansas State University, leading the Lady Cats to the WNIT Championship in 2006, and the Big 12 Conference Title in 2008. She went on to play for two seasons in the WNBA with the Atlanta Dream, and is currently an assistant coach at Kansas State University.

Other selections for the KSHSAA Hall of Fame include Lindsey (Eck) Gray, Ernest Hawkins (posthumously), Richard Purdy and Victor Sisk. Awards will be in the second semester, in conjunction with a KSHSAA state meet, with the times and locations to be announced at a later date.

There was nothing athletically or academically at which Shalee Lehning didn’t excel. A 3 sport athlete at Sublette HS, some awards and accomplishments include: all-league first team recognition in volleyball 4 yrs.; 7 gold medals at state track and field: 3 gold in 100 m hurdles, 2 gold in 300 m hurdles, 2 gold in javelin. She shattered the record books in basketball:, state all-time leading rebounder, assists leader and steals leader; 4th in state all-time scorer; led the “Larks” to back to back undefeated seasons & Class 2A state championships in 2004 & 2005; Miss Kansas and Gatorade Basketball Player of the Year; numerous all tournament and all state selections. She received Academic All League recognition in VB, BB & TR 4 yrs., was class president 4 yrs., on the “A” Honor Roll 4 yrs. After a stellar career at Kansas State University, Lehning plays in the WNBA with the Atlanta Dream.

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