Bettie Wade enters her third year as the Wildcat women's team outdoor volunteer assistant.
The 2009 graduate from Michigan had a successful collegiate career with the Wolverines as one of the nation's top combined events athletes. Wade was a six-time All-American at Michigan with her highest finish in the pentathlon coming in 2008 when she finished second at the NCAA Indoor Championship. In outdoor, Wade finished third twice in the heptathlon. She also is a five-time Big Ten Conference champion winning titles in the high jump, long jump, pentathlon and heptathlon.
Post graduation, Wade has competed in the heptathlon for Team USA at the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Berlin and most recently at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow. She also won the bi-annual Thorpe Cup in 2011 in Germany where she and former K-State track and field assistant coach Kasey Hill helped Team USA defeat Germany in the combined events team competition.
Wade earned her bachelor's of science degree in financial mathematics from the University of Michigan. She is a native of Farmington Hills, Mi. She came to K-State prior to the 2010 season to train in Cliff Rovelto's post-collegiate program and serve as a volunteer assistant with the K-State staff.