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Breanna Lewis

School

Kansas State

Position
Center
Major
Human ecology

Classroom

Breanna Lewis has remained a steady student in human ecology. In her first year at K-State, she was named to the 2014 Big 12 Academic All-Rookie Team. At the conclusion of her sophomore year, she was named to the Spring 2015 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

Character

Despite having an introverted personality, Lewis has learned to channel her leadership into a more vocal and competitive personality with her teammates on the floor during practices and games. Over the last two seasons, Lewis has developed into an excellent public speaker with the media and has shown her accountability to the program in good times and in bad.

Community

Lewis has been an active member of the Manhattan community during her time at K-State. Every fall, she has participated in the Buddy Walk, which raises awareness for special needs children and adults. In the spring, she has served as a counselor at K-State’s Special Olympics camps and clinics.

Lewis has aided the K-State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee with the Cats for Cans program to benefit the Flint Hills Breadbasket in 2013 and 2016, and in 2014, she participated in the Walk to Cure Arthritis benefit walk.

Competition

Lewis enters her senior season as one of the top players in the Big 12 and one of the best centers in the country. Prior to the start of the season, she was named by the league’s coaches as a 2016-17 Preseason All-Big 12 Team member. As of nomination time, she ranked 32nd in program history for career points (1,081), 16th in career rebounds (585) and second for career blocks (223). In the 2015-16 season, Lewis was an All-Big 12 First Team selection and finished as one of two players in the country with 525 or more points, 225 or more rebounds, 80 or more blocks and 40 or more steals. She is a two-time All-Big 12 Defensive Team selection.