Sunner Named Chick-fil-A Community Champion


MANHATTAN, Kan. - Abbi Sunner of the Kansas State women's golf team was named to the Spring Chick-fil-A Community of Champions list on Wednesday in an announcement by the Big 12 Conference.

During each semester, the Big 12 honors one student-athlete from each institution to the Community of Champions.  To be considered for the list, a student-athlete must hold a 3.0 grade point average or higher, must be involved in at least one community service program and must demonstrate leadership and sportsmanship on and off the field.

Sunner has worked heavily with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and has assisted with such events as "Sleep Out for the Homeless", sponsored by KSU Silver Key Organization, Operation Santa Claus 2007 at Ft. Riley, Kansas, Cats for Cans and Walkin' With a Wildcat Mentoring Program. She has also volunteered at Stoneybrook Assisted Living Center and participated in the "Adopt a Family" for the Holidays program.

A senior with a perfect 4.0 GPA in Life Sciences, Sunner also participates in the annual Special Olympics Sports Clinic held at K-State.

A native of Ankeny, Iowa, Sunner has competed in all 10 events this season while recording three top-20 finishes. Sunner also holds a team-leading stroke average of 77.06. She has been selected to the National Golf Coaches Association All-Scholars Team twice during her career at K-State.

Kansas State will be awarded $3,000 from Chick-fil-A for Sunner's efforts.

Sunner will help prepare the Wildcats for the Big 12 Championships in Norman, Oklahoma, which will be held at Jimmie Austin Golf Course, April 23-25.