Twenty-Four Wildcats Earn Degrees in Fall

MANHATTAN, Kan. - A total of 24 current or former K-State student-athletes earned their degrees from Kansas State University this fall after completing final exams and participating in the annual commencement exercises.

Highlighting the 24 who graduated this fall were 11 current or former members of the K-State football team, two each from baseball, equestrian, rowing and women’s track and field and one each from volleyball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, women’s golf and men’s track and field.

Seven of the graduates have earned Academic All-Big 12 honors this fall, while the football team will see a total of 22 players take the field at the 2016 AutoZone Liberty Bowl with a degree in hand.

The group of graduates was also honored at the department's annual graduation reception inside the West Stadium Center, a function that is in its sixth season.

K-State continues to rank among the league's best in terms of academic success as all programs are currently well above the required NCAA APR standard with football, volleyball, men’s golf, men’s cross country and women’s cross country all currently have Big 12-best marks.

2015 Fall Graduates


Max Brown – Social Sciences
Nate Williams  – Social Sciences


Savannah Smith – Family Studies and Human Services
Kelsey Sousa - Biology


Aaron Bennett – Social Sciences
Reed Bergstrom – Management
Morgan Burns – Communication Studies
Dalton Converse - Kinesiology
Will Davis – Accounting and Finance
Glenn Gronkowski – Marketing and Management
Kyle Klein – Industrial Engineering
Jordan Kupersmith – Social Sciences
Danzel McDaniel – Sociology/Criminology
Ian Patterson – Food Science and Industry
Cody Small - Kinesiology
Men’s Basketball
Shawn Meyer – Communication Studies

Women’s Basketball:

Haley Texada – Advertising

Women’s Golf:
Carly Ragains - Marketing

Women’s Track and Field:
Joslyn Barnes – Social Sciences
Sarah Kolmer – Kinesiology/Pre-Medicine

Ashley Houser – Mathematics
Lacey Reifschneider – Sociology/Criminology

Men’s Track and Field:
Tommy Brady - Education

Gina Madonia – Early Childhood Education and FSHS