Hanson Named to Community of Champions

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State rower Kylie Hanson has been selected as the school's recipient of the Fall Chick-Fil-A Community of Champions for her work in the classroom and within the Manhattan community.

During the fall, winter and spring terms, one student-athlete from each Big 12 Conference school will be honored based on academics, community service, leadership and sportsmanship. Each institution will receive $3,000 from Chick-Fil-A for their student-athletes' work and positive example.

Hanson is a senior on the rowing team for the Wildcats and maintains a 3.28 GPA in public health and nutrition. She volunteers time with Cats for Cans, Read and Achieve as well as Read and Achieve. Hanson also has helped with Adopt a Family during the holidays and participated in Fellowship for Christian Athletes and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. In addition to her other community service, Hanson has assisted in the Special Olympics Sports Clinic at K-State, Walkin' with a Wildcat Mentoring Program and volunteered for the Parkinson's Disease 5K.

2009 Fall Chick-Fil-A Community of Champions

Robert Griffin, Baylor - football
Kaitlyn Burkett, Colorado - volleyball
Marquis Hamilton, Iowa State - football
Drew Dudley, Kansas - football
Kylie Hanson, Kansas State - rowing
Madison Marcolla, Missouri - women's golf
Blake Lawrence, Nebraska - football
Bridget Laplante, Oklahoma - volleyball
Bridget Miller, Oklahoma State - soccer
Sam Acho, Texas - football
Carson Smith, Texas A&M - men's cross country/track and field
Taylor Potts, Texas Tech - football

3.28 GPA

  • Cats for Cans
  • Read and Achieve (an elementary school program)
  • Walkin' With a Wildcat Mentoring Program
  • "Adopt a Family" for the Holidays
  • Special Olympics Sports Clinic
  • Fellowship Christian Athletes
  • SAAC
  • Parkinson's Disease 5K Volunteer

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