Student-Athletes Receive Degrees in Fall Commencement

16 Wildcats earned degrees this fall

Dec. 14, 2010

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University held its fall commencement exercises over the weekend, and among those receiving degrees were 16 current or former Wildcat student-athletes.

Highlighting the 16 who graduated on Saturday were five members of the K-State football team, four from the track and field teams, two men’s golf student-athletes and one member each from the baseball, women’s golf, tennis, volleyball and women’s basketball team.

K-State continues to rank among the league’s best in terms of academic success as it has led the Big 12 Conference in all-sports graduation rate for the past four years.

This past academic year, K-State student-athletes earned a total of 421 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll accolades, including 97 perfect 4.0 grade-point averages, while also garnering five Academic All-America and 69 Academic All-Big 12 selections. Of the 69 Academic All-Big 12 honors, 21 came from track and field, 13 from football, nine cross country, seven baseball, four each from women’s basketball, volleyball and men’s golf, three from women’s tennis and two each from men’s basketball and women’s golf.

Senior Alyssa Bellinder of the cross country was also recognized this fall for her hard work in the classroom as she received the NCAA Elite 88 Award as the top student-athlete in her sport with a perfect 4.0 GPA at the 2010 NCAA Cross Country Championships.

December 2010 Graduates
Football (5)
Corey Adams
Gabe Gantz
Stephen Harrison
Tysyn Hartman
Kevin Rohleder

Baseball (1)
Ryan Daniel

Women’s Track and Field (3)
Emily Dittemore
Lakesha Pointer-Allen
Annika Schoenebeck

Men’s Track and Field (1)
Tyler Fennema

Men’s Golf (2)
Mitchell Gregson
Joe Ida

Women’s Golf (1)
Morgan Moon

Tennis (1)
Natasha Vieira

Volleyball (1)
Lauren Mathewson

Women’s Basketball (1)
Ashley Sweat