Trio of Wildcats Earn All-America

MANHATTAN, Kan. - With the collegiate season coming to an end the USTFCCCA has announced its 2010 Outdoor All-America Teams and three Kansas State Wildcats are among the 428 student-athletes honored. Senior Beverly Ramos closes her career at K-State with a trifecta earning USTFCCCA All-America in cross country, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field this season. She is joined by Jeffrey Julmis and Erik Kynard on the team.

Ramos finished 10th in the women's 5,000 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship this weekend at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. The award gives her a total of four All-America certificates also receiving the honor in the 3,000 meter steeplechase in 2008.

Julmis finished fifth in the 110 meter hurdles with his time of 13.61 seconds. He entered the championship meet as the No. 4 hurdler in the nation and No. 3 among Big 12 Conference competitors. Julmis transferred to K-State in January from Cloud County Community College and made an immediate impact for the Wildcats breaking the school record at the Big 12 Championship and again at the NCAA West Regional crossing the line in 13.59 seconds. Julmis is the first hurdler to receive All-America honors for K-State since 1997.

Kynard came to K-State this fall as the nation's top high school high jumper and he did not disappoint in his freshman year. Kynard backed up his All-America certificate during indoor season with an even better finish at the outdoor championship meet. Kynard finished sixth with his leap of 7-01.50 to keep K-State's streak of having a male high jumper All-American alive at eight straight years.

The USTFCCCA awards All-America certificate to student-athletes finishing in the top eight at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship. In addition, the top eight finishing athletes who are U.S. citizens also gain recognition. A total of 428 student-athletes were recognized and received a total of 523 awards with many athletes earning All-America status in multiple events.

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