241 Wildcats Earn Spring Big 12 Honor Roll

MANHATTAN, Kansas – Kansas State student-athletes had a strong spring semester in the classroom, as a total of 241 K-State student-athletes were named to the Spring 2017 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in an announcement from the league office today. The conference recognizes all student-athletes at its member institutions during each semester with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

The 241 student-athletes to earn the honor marked the 19th straight semester K-State has placed 200 or more student-athletes on the honor roll. Of the 241 K-State student-athletes earning the citation for their academic excellence, 57 registered a GPA of 4.0 in the spring semester. K-State ranks among the league’s best in terms of academic success as it continues to set a national standard in terms of APR, as all programs are currently well above the required NCAA standard.

On the Fall 2016 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll, K-State placed a total of 263 student-athletes on the list, including 52 who registered a GPA of 4.0 in the fall semester.

The rowing and football teams led all Wildcat athletic teams with 44 honorees apiece on the Spring 2017 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Other total student-athletes on the honor roll include: women’s track and field (32), men’s track and field (29), baseball (21), volleyball (16), women’s soccer (14), men’s basketball (10), women’s basketball (10), men’s golf (10), women’s tennis (7), and women’s golf (4). 11 of the 12 athletic program’s at K-State placed 50 percent or more of its spring rosters on the honor roll – rowing, baseball, women’s soccer, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, volleyball, men’s golf, women’s golf, women’s tennis, men’s track and women’s track.

The 57 Wildcats named to the list with a perfect 4.0 GPA in the semester were: Iva Bago (women’s tennis), Brogan Barry (football), Jeff Bachman (men’s track and field), Jake Biller (baseball), Austin Budke (men’s basketball), Brynn Carlson (volleyball), Livia Cirnu (women’s tennis), Laura Clement (rowing), Morgan Coffman (women’s track and field), Katie Condon (women’s track and field), Alex Delton (football), Mitchell Dixon (men’s track and field), Kayla Doll (women’s track and field), Noelle Dykmann (rowing), Macey Elkinton (rowing), Trent Evans (men’s golf), Courtney Faucett (rowing), Kennedy Felice (rowing), Ben Fernandez (men’s golf), Kelcy Fiser (women’s soccer), Blaise Gammon (football), Aubrey Gilchrist (rowing), Joe Gorthy (men’s track and field), Elaina Grantham (rowing), Katherine Gravel-Coursol (women’s golf), Rachel Haskell (rowing), Adam Holtorf (football), Cayli Hume (women’s track and field), Margaret Huseman (rowing), Helene Ingvaldsen (women’s track and field), Wesley Iwundu (men’s basketball), Thilina Karunaratne (men’s track and field), Anna Keeley (women’ track and field), Kurt Loevenstein (men’s track and field), Jordan Lund (rowing), Shaelyn Martin (women’s basketball), Pierson McAtee (men’s basketball), Nick McLellan (football), Jaclyn Means (women’s soccer), Brock Monty (football), Aidan Murray (football), Keiteyana Parks (women’s track and field), Tristan Peterson (baseball), Grace Reilly (rowing), Zach Reuter (football), Dalton Risner (football), Konstantina Romaiou (women’s track and field), Maureen Schick (volleyball), Terrell Smith (men’s track and field), Paige Stratioti (women’s track and field), Kelly Thomson (women’s basketball), Zanri Van der Merwe (women’s track and field), Nick Walsh (football), Mckenzi Weber (volleyball), Morgan Wedekind (women’s track and field), Kim Williamson (women’s track and field) and Bryan Zack (men’s track and field).

K-State, a Tier 1 Carnegie Foundation Institution, has had another outstanding academic year in 2016-17, as the Wildcats saw 88 student-athletes receive their diplomas.

Kansas State student-athletes earned the following recognitions for their work in the classroom: 137 Academic All-Big 12 honors, Kersten Kober (volleyball) and Katie Brand (volleyball), Budke and Martin were named CoSIDA Academic All-District 7 selections. Brand was a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award, while Breanna Lewis and Kindred Wesemann were each among the 30 candidates for the women’s basketball Senior CLASS Award.