Rowing Inks 15 Athletes During Fall Signing Period

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas State women’s rowing team welcomed 15 student-athletes to the program during the 2016 fall signing period, head coach Patrick Sweeney announced.

“This signing class looks to have good potential and we are looking forward to seeing their development,” Sweeney said about the fall signees. “I think the work coaches Hanna Wiltfong, Beth DeMars and Madi Haney have done this year has allowed us to invite such good prospects to our program.” 

The team does most of its recruiting in Kansas, looking at athletes with no previous rowing experience and who want to continue their athletic careers as Division-I student-athletes. The incoming rowers will learn the fundamentals of the sport during their first season before taking part in high-level competition.

K-State’s 2016 fall class fits the mold, as 14 of the team’s 15 signees are Kansas natives, representing 13 cities across the state. The team also has one signee from the state of Missouri. Before signing with the Wildcats, the members of the class participated in 10 different sports. 

The Wildcats open their fall season on March 4, 2017, as the team travels to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to square off against Big 12 conference foe Oklahoma on the Oklahoma River. Stay tuned to kstatesports.com for more information on the event. 

For the latest on K-State women’s rowing, follow @kstatesports and @KStateROW on Twitter using the hashtag #KStateROW or on the team’s Facebook page. 

2016 Fall Signing Class

Name

Hometown

High School

Previous Sport(s)

Alex Clark

Holton, Kan.

Holton H.S.

VB, BB

Anna Propst

Saint Genevieve, Mo.

Saint Genevieve H.S.

T&F

Cassidy Haufler

Centralia, Kan.

Centralia H.S.

VB, BB

Ellie Braly

Prairie Village, Kan.

Shawnee Mission East H.S.

BB, ROW

Grace Kuenzi

Sabetha, Kan.

Sabetha H.S.

BB, T&F, SWIM

Hannah Coates

Pratt, Kan.

Pratt H.S.

GOLF, BB, T&F

Kaley Dalinghaus

Baileyville, Kan.

Nemaha Central H.S.

VB, BB, T&F

Kirby Krumsick

Wichita, Kan.

Wichita Collegiate School

VB, BB, T&F

Liberty Beat

Kingman, Kan.

Kingman, H.S.

VB, TEN, BB, T&F

Lindsey Bartels

Olathe, Kan.

Olathe South H.S.

VB, BB

Marisa Rodriguez

Valley Center, Kan.

Valley Center H.S.

VB, SB

Maya Morrow

Kansas City, Kan.

Piper H.S.

BB, VB

Megan Kelly

Norwich, Kan.

Norwich H.S.

BB, VB, SB

Paige Rohner

Wichita, Kan.

Northeast Magnet H.S.

VB

Rebekah Cain

Allen, Kan.

Mission Valley H.S.

XC, BB, DANCE

*VB-Volleyball; BB-Basketball; SB-Softball; T&F-Track and Field; ROW-Rowing; XC-Cross Country; TEN-Tennis