August 15, 2022

Sixty-One K-State Student-Athletes to Receive Degrees This Weekend

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Among those receiving degrees from Kansas State this weekend inside Bramlage Coliseum are 61 Wildcat student-athletes who competed during the 2021-22 school year.
 
Highlighting the 61 graduates this weekend are: 18 football players, 10 members of the rowing team, eight from women’s track and field, six from men’s track and field, five baseball players, four apiece from soccer and tennis, three volleyball players, two women’s basketball players and one women’s golfer.
 
During the 2021-22 academic year, K-State student-athletes have combined for 170 Academic All-Big 12 citations with baseball yet to be announced. The men’s track and field (23), women’s cross country (10) and women’s tennis (6) teams each either led the Big 12 or tied for the conference lead in academic honors this school year.
 
Additionally, the USTFCCA honored both Wildcat cross country squads as an Academic All-America team, the women’s golf program had all five eligible members receive Academic All-Big 12 accolades, and eight K-State student-athletes earned the 12th annual Dr. Gerald Lang Academic Achievement Award, the Big 12 Conference’s highest academic honor.
 
In the latest graduation rate data released by the NCAA in December, K-State’s all-sport graduation rate of 92% tied for the highest in department history, while eight programs recorded Big 12-best graduation figures.
 
SPRING 2022 STUDENT-ATHLETE GRADUATES:
BASEBALL
Griffin Hassall – Economics
Jeff Heinrich – Social Sciences
Chris Herb – Organizational Management
Wesley Moore – Psychology
Dylan Phillips – Finance
 
FOOTBALL
Nick Allen – Finance
Jack Blumer – Elementary Education
Ekow Boye-Doe – Social Sciences
Phillip Brooks – Finance
Cartez Crook-Jones – Communications Studies
Ross Elder – Master’s in Business Administration
Cody Fletcher – Master’s in Business Administration
Kirmari Gainous – Human Development and Family Science
Noah Johnson – Master’s in Business Administration
KT Leveston – Human Development and Family Science
Logan Long – Grad Certificate in Public Administration
Jaylen Pickle – Management Information Systems
Seth Porter – Communication Studies
Chabastin Taylor – Minor in Business
Skylar Thompson – Academic Advising
Spencer Trussell – Communication Studies
Landry Weber – Accounting (Master’s)
Ty Zentner – Physical Education/Health
 
MEN’S TRACK AND FIELD
Matas Adamonis – Human Development and Family Science
Kyle Alcine – Human Development and Family Science
Kerby Depenbusch – Sociology-Criminology
Travis Hodge – Biology
TJ Shankar – Accounting/Finance/Master’s in Accounting
Noah Stevenson – Minor in Communication Studies and Lead Studies
 
ROWING
Ellie Hahn – Integrative Physiology and Gerontology
Madison Jensen – HDFS / Gerontology
Kelsey Ladlie – Life Sciences/Gerontology/Integrated Health Studies
Megan Michaelis – Kinesiology
Elizabeth Mummert – Animal Sciences and Industry
Kate Odgers – Biology
Jessica Schenk – Marketing
Idallis Shaffer – Communication Studies
Sydney Smith – Interior Design
Lauren Walker – Organizational Management
 
VOLLEYBALL
Holly Bonde – Athletic Training
Kayley Hollywood – Human Development and Family Science
Haley Warner – Educational Studies
 
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Laura Macke – Architectural Engineering
Savannah Simmons – Human Development and Family Science
 
WOMEN’S GOLF
Heather Fortushniak – Marketing
 
WOMEN’S SOCCER
Emily Crain – Kinesiology
Taylor Gardner – Organizational Management
Bailey Nemechek – Life Sciences
Kursten Von Klahr – Nutrition and Health
 
WOMEN’S TENNIS
Ioana Gheorghita – Management
Maria Linares – Management
Rosanna Maffei – Nutrition and Health
Anna Turco – Psychology/Sociology/Criminology
 
WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD
Alex Ferguson – Statistics and Date Science/Kinesiology
Macy Heinz – Communication Studies
Tommi Hintnaus – Financial Therapy Graduate Certificate
Kassidy Johnson – Dietetics
Delaney Kemp – Kinesiology
Wurrie Njadoe – Master’s in Business Administration
Taishia Pryce – Marketing
Lavaun Stephenson – HDFS / Gerontology