269 Wildcats Named to Fall Big 12 Honor Roll

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State student-athletes had a strong fall semester in the classroom, as a total of 269 K-State student-athletes were named to the Fall 2014 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in an announcement from the league office on Friday. The conference recognizes all student-athletes at its member institutions during each semester with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

The 269 student-athletes earning the honor on Friday marks a new high since John Currie took the reins of K-State Athletics in the summer of 2009. This is the third straight semester K-State has placed over 250 student-athletes on the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll. K-State has placed 200 or more student-athletes on the honor roll for 14 straight semesters.

Of the 269 K-State student-athletes earning the citation for their academic excellence, 39 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 67 and 54 honorees on the Fall 2014 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll, respectively. Other total student-athletes on the honor roll include: equestrian (31), women’s track (31), men’s track (23), volleyball (15), baseball (11), women’s basketball (10), women’s tennis (9), women’s golf (7), men’s golf (7) and men’s basketball (4). Ten of the 12 athletic program’s at K-State placed 50 percent or more of its fall rosters on the honor roll – football, which also set a school record with a league-high 29 Academic All-Big 12 selections this fall, women’s basketball, volleyball, rowing, men’s golf, women’s golf, women’s tennis, equestrian, men’s track and women’s track.

The 39 Wildcats named to the list with a perfect 4.0 GPA in the semester include: Jeff Bachman (men’s track), Thomas Brady (men’s track), Jack Cantele (football), Sara Castellano (women’s tennis), Kirsten Chamberland (equestrian), Courtney Faucett (rowing), Corey Fischer (baseball), Ali Franken (rowing), Katherine Gravel-Coursol (women’s golf), Grace Gregory (rowing), Madalynn Haney (rowing), Weston Hiebert (football), Clayton Jackson (football), Matt Kleinsorge (football), Kersten Kober (volleyball), Paige Kochuyt (women’s track), Adam Lechner (men’s golf), Brittany Long (rowing), Tegan Louw (women’s tennis), Shaelyn Martin (women’s basketball), Cameron Morgan (football), Kale Mueller (men’s track), Kara Omo (rowing), Kristen Petry (women’s track), Rachel Proteau (women’s track), Fernando Roman (men’s track), Erika Schiller (women’s track), Emily Schneider (equestrian), Lindsey Schmeidler (rowing), Matt Seiwert (football), Curry Sexton (football), Regan Simpson (rowing), Jennifer Smisek (rowing), Kelly Thomson (women’s basketball), Natasha VanGundy (rowing), Stanton Weber (football), Anne Willman (women’s golf), Dillon Wilson (football) and Danielle Winters (women’s track).

In the fall semester, 38 student-athletes graduated during commencement ceremonies in Bramlage Coliseum in December.