255 Wildcats Named to Fall Big 12 Honor Roll

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State student-athletes had a strong spring semester in the classroom, as a total of 255 K-State student-athletes were named to the Fall 2015 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 255 student-athletes to earn the honor marked the 16th straight semester K-State has placed 200 or more student-athletes on the honor roll. In the Fall 2014 honor roll, K-State saw 269 student-athletes earn the recognition, which was the highest since John Currie took the reins of K-State Athletics in the summer of 2009.

Of the 255 K-State student-athletes earning the citation for their academic excellence, 60 registered a GPA of 4.0 in the fall 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.

The football and rowing teams led all Wildcat athletic teams with 56 and 52 honorees, respectively, on the Fall 2015 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 (27), equestrian (24), baseball (13), volleyball (12), women’s basketball (10), men’s golf (9), women’s tennis (8), men’s basketball (8) and women’s golf (4). Ten of the 12 athletic program’s at K-State placed 50 percent or more of its fall rosters on the honor roll – women’s basketball, volleyball, rowing, men’s golf, women’s golf, women’s tennis, equestrian, men’s track and women’s track.

The 60 Wildcats named to the list with a perfect 4.0 GPA in the semester were: Henley Adkins (equestrian), Jeffrey Bachman (men’s track & field), Brogan Barry (football), Samantha Bendrick (rowing), Nicholas Bouzianis (men’s track & field), Katie Brand (volleyball), Kayla Brock (rowing), Marissa Butrum (rowing), Nicole Cain (rowing), Jack Cantele (football), Sara Castellano (women’s tennis), Nicole Catloth (rowing), Ashley Coffman (women’s track & field), Simone Fassina (men’s track & field), Mary Frances Donnelly (women’s track & field), Laina Ewoldt (women’s track & field), Tia Gamble (women’s track & field), Ana Garcia-Navas (women’s tennis), Joseph Gorthy (men’s track & field), Kayla Goth (women’s basketball), Katherine Gravel-Coursol (women’s golf), Madalynn Haney (rowing), Rachel Haskell (rowing), Zach Heiman (football), Catherine Helten (rowing), Adam Holtorf (football), Clayton Jackson (football), Kevin Jantsch (men’s track & field), Jessica Johns (equestrian), Paige Kochuyt (women’s track & field), Kersten Kober (volleyball), Jessica Kuhlman (rowing), Alyssa Lombardi (equestrian), Shaelyn Martin (women’s basketball), Roland Massimino (men’s golf), Lucas Moeder (men’s track & field), Cameron Morgan (football), Kale Mueller (men’s track & field), Lanie Page (women’s basketball), Rene Perla (men’s track & field), Kristen Petry (women’s track & field), Scotland Preston (women’s golf), Rachel Proteau (women’s track & field), Grace Reilly (rowing), Zach Reuter (football), Piper Robb (rowing), Breanna Schartz (rowing), Dalton Schoen (football), Matt Seiwert (football), Collin Sexton (football), Regan Simpson (rowing), Oscar Spolander (men’s golf), Amanda Thate (women’s track & field), Kelly Thomson (women’s basketball), Zanri Van Der Merwe (women’s track & field), Maridee Weber (rowing), Stanton Weber (football), Morgan Wedekind (women’s track & field), Kindred Wesemann (women’s basketball), Jasmine Williams (rowing) and Courtney Winkley (rowing).

K-State has had an outstanding start to the 2015-16 academic year. The Wildcats saw 24 student-athletes graduate in December of 2015. The fall sports were recognized with the following honors: 32 Academic All-Big 12 recipients, Kersten Kober was named the Big 12 Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and Kober, Katie Brand (volleyball), Jack Cantele (football) and Glenn Gronkowski (football) were named CoSIDA Academic All-District 7 selections in their respective sports.