Wade chosen as candidate for Wooden Award, Heyne named Big 12 Rookie of the Week again

Then-junior forward Dean Wade prepares for a play against Baylor in Bramlage Coliseum on March 3, 2018. The Wildcats defeated the Bears 77-67. (Logan Wassall | Collegian Media Group)

The preseason honors continue to roll in for Kansas State men’s basketball senior forward Dean Wade.

After being named to the Naismith Trophy watch list with teammate and junior guard Barry Brown Jr. on Monday, Wade was put on the preseason watch list for the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Player of the Year Award on Monday.

20 players in total were named to the list, and Wade joined Kansas junior forward Dedric Lawson as the only Big 12 players up for the award.

Wade was recognized again on Tuesday, this time for the John R. Wooden Award. The senior is one of 50 preseason candidates for the award, which is one of college basketball’s most prestigious honors.

The last Wildcat to be named a preseason candidate for the Wooden Award was Rodney McGruder in 2012. In 2010, Jacob Pullen was a preseason candidate and finished the season the John R. Wooden Award All-America team. Michael Beasley was a finalist for the award in 2008.

Wade and the No. 12/11 Wildcats will take on Kennesaw State this Friday at 7 p.m. to tip off the regular season.

Brooke Heyne goes up to spike the ball against Oklahoma on Oct. 24, 2018. (Jordan Koster | Collegian Media Group)

After the Kansas State volleyball team defeated West Virginia in three straight sets on Saturday, redshirt freshman outside hitter Brooke Heyne was named the Big 12 Rookie of the Week on Monday.

Heyne amassed 11 kills and 10 digs on a .450 hitting percentage last Saturday against the Mountaineers. She has started the last five matches and leads the team in kills with 54 during that span.

This is the second time Heyne has received the award, as she was selected for it on Oct. 22.

Heyne and the volleyball team will travel to Austin, Texas, to face the No. 5 Texas Longhorns on Wednesday.

I’m Jarrett Whitson, the sports editor this semester. I’m from Blue Rapids, KS, a town of just over 1,000 people about 40 miles north of Manhattan. I’m a junior in Public Relations, and a member of FarmHouse Fraternity. I love playing and talking about sports— especially college football