MANHATTAN, Kan. — Shawnee product Josh Rolette, a freshman at Kansas State, has been selected as the Big 12 Conference Newcomer of the Week for the period ending March 13.

Since Feb. 27, Rolette is batting .481 (13-for-27) with five doubles and six runs batted in in eight games. The freshman has reached base safely in all eight games as well.

Rolette has compiled five multi-hit efforts over that stretch.

During Kansas State’s ecent series with Milwaukee, Rolette posted a career-high three hits in the set’s finale.

He is the first K-State freshman to capture the Newcomer of the Week honor since Sam Chadick on April 27, 2015

Rolette is one of three Wildcats hitting over .400 since Feb. 27 (last nine Kansas State games).