Athletes Honored at Academic Banquet

MANHATTAN, Kan. Outstanding Kansas State student-athletes representing each of the school’s 16 varsity sports who balanced athletics and academics during the 2007-08 academic school year were honored at the 12th annual Mark A. Chapman Recognition Ceremony For Student-Athletes Monday 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 230 K-State student-athletes were eligible to attend the ceremony based on their academic merit or academic progress.

Junior Whitney Snyder (equestrian) and senior guard Blake Young (men’s basketball) 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.

Junior offensive lineman Alesana Alesana (football) 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.

Junior linebacker Reggie Walker (football) 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.

Seniors Brett Scott (baseball), Morgan Bonds (track and field), Carolyn McCullough (women’s basketball) and Laci Heller (track and field) were all awarded the Scholastic Achievement Award. The award recognizes a senior letterwinner with the highest cumulative grade-point average in undergraduate work. All four recorded perfect 4.0 GPA’s during their time at Kansas State.

Seniors Thomaida Polydorou (track and field), Bjai Rice (women’s rowing) and Angie Lastra (volleyball) were honored with the Counselor Recognition Award. The award recognizes two 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 2007-08 year, was given out to three individuals as Scott, Bonds and Heller each were honored.

2007-08 Kansas State Academic Banquet Awards

 

ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VII, 2007

Kelsey Chipman

Angie Lastra

 

ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VII, 2008

Shalee Lehning

 

ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American, 2007

Morgan Bonds

Laci Heller

Brett Scott

 

Reggie Walker

Veryl & Fern Switzer Campus Leadership Award

 

Whitney Snyder

Bob and Lila Snell Award

               

Blake Young                                                                                        

Bob and Lila Snell Award                                                 

                                                                                                               

Brett Scott                                                                                             

Scholar-Athlete Award                                                                       

                                                                                                               

Morgan Bonds                                                                                    

Scholar-Athlete Award                                                                       

                                                                                                               

Laci Heller                                                                                           

Scholar-Athlete Award                                                                       

 

Brett Scott

Scholastic Achievement Award

 

Morgan Bonds

Scholastic Achievement Award

 

Carolyn McCullough

Scholastic Achievement Award

 

Laci Heller

Scholastic Achievement Award

 

Bjai Rice

Counselor Recognition Award

 

Thomaida Polydorou

Counselor Recognition Award

 

Angie Lastra

Counselor Recognition Award

 

Alesana Alesana

Gina Sylvester Memorial Award

 

 

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