Student-Athletes Honored at Annual Banquet

MANHATTAN, Kan. Outstanding Kansas State student-athletes representing each of the school’s 16 varsity sports who balanced athletics and academics during the 2008-09 academic school year were honored at the 13th annual Mark A. Chapman Recognition Ceremony for Student-Athletes Tuesday night.

Student-athletes who achieved at least a 3.0 grade-point average and those with a fall semester or cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above were recognized along with those who were named first or second team Academic All-Big 12 Conference or CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America or All-District selections.

More than 220 K-State student-athletes were eligible to attend the ceremony based on their academic merit or academic progress.

Alex Umberger (track and field) and Lekesha Pointer-Allen (track and field) were this year’s recipients of the Bob and Lila Snell Award of Excellence and Effort, recognizing the outstanding male and female student-athletes who improved their academic standing through sustained effort and commitment to learning.

Beverly Ramos of the women’s cross country team was honored with the Gina Sylvester Memorial Award. The award recognizes an Arts & Science student who has progressed toward graduation and used the advising system to overcome challenges.

Chris Merriewether (men’s basketball) was the recipient of the Veryl and Fern Switzer Campus Leadership Award. The award recognizes a student-athlete who is involved in student organizations and multicultural affairs, demonstrates leadership on a team and on campus, and is active in community service.

Alyssa Freeman of the equestrian team was awarded the Scholastic Achievement Award, which recognizes a senior letterwinner with the highest cumulative grade-point average in undergraduate work. Freeman has recorded a 4.0 GPA in marketing.

Katerina Kudlackova (women’s tennis), Jennifer Jantsch (volleyball), Heather Hoffman (rowing) and Danielle Zanotti (women’s basketball) were honored with the Counselor Recognition Award. The award recognizes student-athletes who showed outstanding academic achievement throughout their careers at Kansas State.

The Kansas State Scholar-Athlete Award, which recognizes the outstanding senior male and female student-athletes for the 2008-09 year, was given out to three individuals as Shalee Lehning (women’s basketball), Loren Groves (track and field) and Scott Sellers (track and field) each were honored.

2008-09 Kansas State Academic Banquet Awards

 

ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VII, 2008-09

Kelsey Chipman

Megan Farr

Marlies Gipson

 

Loren Groves

Tysyn Hartman

Jennifer Jantsch

Beverly Ramos

Abbi Sunner

Ashley Sweat

 

ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American, 2008-09

Shalee Lehning

Jeron Mastrud

Scott Sellers

 

Veryl & Fern Switzer Campus Leadership Award

Chris Merriewether

 

Bob and Lila Snell Award

Lekesha Pointer-Allen

               

Bob and Lila Snell Award                                                 

Alex Umberger

                                                                                                               

Gina Sylvester Memorial Award

Beverly Ramos

 

Scholar-Athlete Award                                                                      

Loren Groves

                                                                                                               

Scholar-Athlete Award

Shalee Lehning                                                                                  

                                                                               

Scholar-Athlete Award                                                                      

Scott Sellers

 

Scholastic Achievement Award

Alyssa Freeman

 

Counselor Recognition Award

Heather Hoffman

 

Counselor Recognition Award

Jennifer Jantsch

 

Counselor Recognition Award

Katerina Kudlackova

 

Counselor Recognition Award

Danielle Zanotti

 

 

 

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