Twenty-One Wildcats Named Academic All-Big 12

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas State track and field team had 21 student-athletes named to the 2016 Academic All-Big 12 teams, the conference office announced on Tuesday. 

Overall, the Wildcats saw 17 student-athletes named to first team accolades, while four earned second team honors. 

Senior high jumper Rachel Proteau represented the Wildcats with a perfect 4.0 GPA. 

First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, while the second team selections hold a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA. 

To qualify, student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of their team’s scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.

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Men
First Team
Jeff Bachman
Lucas Moeder
Kale Mueller

Second Team
Dwight Davidson
Brady Grunder
Ifeanyichukwu Otuonye

Women
First Team
Kayla Doll
Mary Frances Donnelly
Tia’ Gamble
Janee’ Kassanavoid
Paige Kochuyt
Keiteyana Parks
Kristen Petry
Haley Pitko
Rachel Proteau (4.0)
Sara Savatovic
Zanri Van der Merwe
Megan Vanderpool
Morgan Wedekind
Dani Winters

Second Team
Sonia Gaskin