MANHATTAN, Kansas – K-State women’s basketball student-athlete Ayoka Lee completed her haul of honors for the 2020-21 season, as she was named to the 2020-21 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Second Team on Friday.
Lee is the eighth player in program history to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America honors. She is the third to earn the distinction in the Jeff Mittie era, joining Shaelyn Martin and Peyton Williams.
A product of Byron, Minnesota, Lee graduated in May with her degree in psychology with a 3.88 grade point average. She has been accepted into the couple and family therapy master’s program at K-State and will begin her graduate work in the fall of 2021.
Academically, Lee has been a heavily decorated student-athlete as she is a two-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection, a 2021 CoSIDA Academic All-District VII First Team selection, a 2020-21 Big 12/Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Award recipient and a five-time Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll member.
On the court in the 2020-21 season, Lee was a 2021 WBCA All-America honorable mention recipient and a preseason candidate for every national award including the Wade Trophy, Naismith Trophy, Wooden Award and Lisa Leslie Award.
She completed the 2020-21 regular season with a career-high 19.1 points per game (478 points). Her scoring average this season was the highest by a Wildcat since Brittany Chambers set the school record at 21.0 points per game in 2012-13.
Lee became the first player in the 53-season history of K-State women’s basketball to register 450 or more points, 200 or more rebounds and 45 or more blocks in her first two seasons.
The product of Byron, Minnesota, also recorded a career-best field goal percentage of .621 and a career-best free throw percentage of .812. She led the Big 12 and ranks third in the nation in field goal percentage. She was the only player in NCAA Division I with a field goal percentage of .600 or better and a free throw percentage of .800 or better.
Lee recorded 10 double-doubles, including four straight to conclude the season. Among her 10 double-doubles, Lee registered a 37-point, 18-rebound effort against Oklahoma on January 31. Her 37 points set the school record for points in a Big 12 Conference game, are the fifth-most points scored in any game in school history and the most since Chambers set the school-record of 42 against Texas Southern on March 21, 2013.
In Big 12 play, Lee was even better as she ranked fifth for scoring average with 19.8 points per game and led the league in field goal percentage at .629. She was the only player in Big 12 play to card a field goal percentage of 60.0 percent or better.
On the boards in Big 12 action, Lee pulled in 8.56 per game and ranked sixth in the league. She ranked fourth in the Big 12 in offensive rebounds with 3.11 per game.
K-State All-Time Academic All-Americans
Ayoka Lee – 2021 (Second Team)
Peyton Williams – 2020 (Second Team
Shaelyn Martin – 2018 (Second Team)
Ashley Sweat – 2010 (Third Team)
Shalee Lehning – 2009 (Third Team)
Laurie Koehn – 2005 (Second Team)
Laurie Koehn – 2004 (First Team)
Nicole Ohlde – 2004 (Second Team)
Gayla Williams – 1981 (Third Team)