237 Wildcats Named to Spring Honor Roll

MANHATTAN, Kan. A total of 237 Kansas State student-athletes were named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll for excellence in the classroom during the Spring 2008 semester, including 50 athletes with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average.


The Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll is an inclusive honor for all varsity sports sponsored by the membership of the league. The Honor Roll is recorded and released each semester to recognize student-athletes who have excelled in the classroom with a 3.0 or better grade-point average.


Equestrian led the way with 45 student-athletes on the honor roll, followed by football (38), rowing (36), women’s track and field (30), men’s track and field (20), baseball (22), volleyball (12), women’s basketball (11), women’s golf (8), men’s golf (7), women’s tennis (5) and men’s basketball (3).


The football program’s 38 members this spring topped the 36 that were named to the fall honor roll last semester and were the most under third-year head coach Ron Prince.


The equestrian team led the way with 12 perfect 4.0 GPA’s, while the women’s basketball team placed all 11 team members on the list, including two with a perfect 4.0. Volleyball placed 12 of 15 team members on the honor roll and compiled six perfect 4.0’s, while tennis put five of eight athletes on the list.


Both golf programs were also well-represented on the honor roll as all eight members of the women’s team were named to the list, including two with a 4.0, and 70-percent of the men’s team was honored.

The 49 Wildcats that earned a 4.0 GPA include Jason King (baseball), Brett Scott (baseball), Rob Vaughn (baseball), Carolyn McCullough (women’s basketball), Danielle Zanotti (women’s basketball), Allie Archer (equestrian), Kimberly Buran (equestrian), Lindsay Cook (equestrian), Alyssa Freeman (equestrian),  Jennifer Giraldin (equestrian), Dana Johnson (equestrian), Nicole Keenan (equestrian), Josie Kness (equestrian), Jana Lechtenberg (equestrian), Danielle Pettera (equestrian), Kayla Potter (equestrian), Hannah Schroller (equestrian), Chris Bamberger (football), Nick Dobler (football), Tim Schwerdt (football), Trey Scott (football), Darrin Seiwert (football), Daniel Wood (men’s golf), Hailey Mireles (women’s golf), Abbie Sunner (women’s golf), Michelle Bergman (rowing), Kate Dillon (rowing), Heather Hoffman (rowing), Amanda Keim (rowing), Michael Knoll (rowing), Amanda Weishaar (rowing), Bryce Bergman (men’s track and field), Danny Schneider (men’s track and field), Cameron Traxon (men’s track and field), Kyle Van Horn (men’s track and field), Alyssa Belinder (women’s track and field), Chelsie Bonds (women’s track and field), Eleanor Burton (women’s track and field), Stephanie Hejde (women’s track and field), Laci Heller (women’s track and field), Beverly Ramos (women’s track and field), Annika Schoenebeck (women’s track and field), Katerina Kudlackova (tennis), Viviana Yrureta (tennis), Julianne Chisholm (volleyball), Charissa Dugan (volleyball), Megan Farr (volleyball), Jennifer Jantsch (volleyball), Addi Radke (volleyball) and Leslie Townsend (volleyball).


For the 2007-08 athletic school year, K-State also placed 63 student-athletes on Academic All-Big 12 teams.