219 Named to Big 12 Honor Roll

IRVING, Texas The Big 12 Conference released its Spring 2009 Commissioner’s Honor Roll on Friday with a total of 219 Kansas State student-athletes making the list.  The conference recognizes all student-athletes at its member institutions during the semester with a 3.0 GPA or higher.


Of the 219 K-State student-athletes recognized for their academic excellence 50 of them posted a perfect 4.0 GPA in the Spring 2009 semester.


Rowing led all Wildcat sporting teams with 46 honorees on the honor roll, including 11 student-athletes with perfect 4.0 GPAs.  Other totals by sport include equestrian (42), football (32), men’s track and field (25), women’s track and field (19), baseball (12), volleyball (11), women’s basketball (11), men’s golf (6), women’s golf (6), tennis (5) and men’s basketball (4).     


The 50 Wildcats named to the list with a perfect 4.0 GPA in the spring include: Chad Jasman (baseball), Rob Vaughn (baseball), Marlies Gipson (women’s basketball), Kari Kincaid (women’s basketball), Kelsey Nelson (women’s basketball), Danielle Zanotti (women’s basketball), Trey Scott (football), Nick Stringer (football), Laura Hildebrandt (women's golf), Abbi Sunner (women’s golf), Allie Archer (equestrian), Laura Browne (equestrian), Kimberly Buran (equestrian), Kyla Copple (equestrian), Christine Fosnacht (equestrian), Alyssa Freeman (equestrian), Jennifer Giraldin (equestrian), Dana Johnson (equestrian), Josie Kness (equestrian), Katie Mellon (equestrian), Hannah Schroller (equestrian), Alecia Zimbelman (equestrian), Kari Chadd (rowing), Kim Hall (rowing), Michelle Higgins (rowing), Heather Hoffman (rowing), Whitley Jackson (rowing), Amanda Keim (rowing), Michael Knoll (rowing), Samathan McCloud (rowing), Graciela Orozco (rowing), Lindsay Paterson (rowing), Amanda Weishaar (rowing), Jason Collett (men’s track and field), Kevin Edwards (men’s track and field), Jack Sachse (men’s track and field), Danny Schneider (men’s track and field), Alyssa Bellinder (women’s track and field), Chelsie Bonds (women’s track and field), Emily Dittemore (women’s track and field), Stephanie Hejde (women’s track and field), Nina Kokot (women’s track and field), Ali Pistora (women’s track and field), Annika Schoenebeck (women’s track and field), Kelly Chipman (volleyball), JuliAnne Chisholm (volleyball), Charissa Dugan (volleyball), Megan Farr (volleyball) and Leslie Townsend (volleyball).