260 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 260 K-State student-athletes were named to the Fall 2013 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll. The conference recognizes all student-athletes at its member institutions during each semester with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

The 260 student-athletes earning the recognition on Wednesday marked a new high since John Currie took the reins of K-State Athletics in the summer of 2009. K-State saw an improvement of 24 student-athletes from the Spring 2013 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll, as 236 Wildcats received recognition in early June of 2013.

Of the 260 K-State student-athletes earning the citation for their academic excellence, 46 registered a GPA of 4.0 in the spring semester. K-State, which has ranked No. 1 in the Big 12 in graduation rate for all student-athletes four of the last six years, has placed 200 or more student-athletes on the honor roll for 12 straight semesters. K-State continues to rank 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 rowing and football teams led all Wildcat athletic teams with 63 and 51 honorees, respectively, on the honor roll. Other total student-athletes on the honor roll include: equestrian (30), women’s track (28), men’s track (22), baseball (17), volleyball (12), men’s golf (10), women’s basketball (8), women’s golf (7), men’s basketball (6), and women’s tennis (6).

The 46 Wildcats named to the list with a perfect 4.0 GPA in the semester include: Iva Bago (women’s tennis), Karsen Brown (equestrian), Alex Carney (men’s golf), Chantay Caron (women’s basketball), Livia Cirnu (women’s tennis), Jonathan Coleman (football), Courtney Cook (volleyball), Katie DeLano (equestrian), Elizabeth Demars (rowing), Victoria Floyd (rowing), Catherine Gravel-Coursol (women’s golf), Glenn Gronkowski (football), Ethan Hammes (football), Amy Hein (women’s track), Kiara Hughes (rowing), Taylor Johnson (volleyball), Palma Juhasz (women’s tennis), Ross Kivett (baseball), Kersten Kober (volleyball), Paige Kochuyt (women’s track), Sarah Kolmer (women’s track), Levi MaVorhis (baseball), Lance Miles (baseball), Cameron Morgan (football), Kale Mueller (men’s track), Megan Murray (rowing), Holly Nelson (rowing), Petra Niedermayerova (women’s tennis), Tyler Norris (men’s golf), Logan O’Dea (football), Rachel Plotas (rowing), Lilla Porubek (volleyball), Scotland Preston (women’s golf), Rachel Proteau (women’s track), Fernando Roman (men’s track), R.J. Santigate (baseball), Erika Schiller (women’s track), Matthew Seiwert (football), Trent Tanking (football), Kelly Thomson (women’s basketball), Kyle Wait (men’s track), Maggie Watson (equestrian), Abigail Weaver (rowing), Stanton Weber (football), Anne Willman (women’s golf), Daniel Wood (men’s golf).

K-State saw 30 current or former student-athletes earn degrees in fall 2013 commencement ceremonies last month. Highlighting the 30 who graduated this fall were 14 current or former members of the K-State football team, three each from the equestrian and volleyball teams, two each from baseball, women’s basketball, men’s golf and men’s track and field teams and one from rowing and women’s track and field.