May 23, 2020 2:14 AM

Big 12 and Sec to allow football workouts on campus in June

Posted May 23, 2020 2:14 AM

Southeastern Conference schools will be able to bring athletes in all sports back to campus for voluntary activities starting June 8 at the discretion of each university. The Big 12 plans to welcome football players back to campus a week later.

These are the latest signs that a college football season will be launched in some form this fall. The move comes two days after the NCAA Division I Council voted to lift a moratorium on voluntary workouts on campus by football and basketball players, effective June 1. The NCAA now says voluntary activities will be allowed in all sports starting June 1.

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May 23, 2020 2:14 AM
K-State sees 58 Student-Athletes earn undergraduate degrees

MANHATTAN, Kan. – As various colleges around Kansas State University hold spring commencement exercises virtually on Saturday, among those receiving undergraduate degrees will be 58 current or former Wildcat student-athletes.

Highlighting the 58 graduates on the weekend are: 17 from the track and field squads, 15 from football, nine from the rowing team, five soccer student-athletes, four men’s basketball players, three from baseball and one apiece from men’s golf, volleyball, women’s basketball, women’s golf and tennis.

In addition to the 58 graduates this spring, the Wildcats also saw 21 student-athletes receive their diplomas in December after the fall term. Also, 10 student-athletes earned master’s degrees this spring, while another earned a second undergraduate degree.

K-State student-athletes combined for 162 Academic All-Big 12 citations during the 2019-20 school year, including a program records for football (32), soccer (17) and baseball (13). Headlining the group were a pair of Big 12 Scholar-Athletes of the Year in Adam Holtorf (football) and Peyton Williams (women’s basketball). Both student-athletes, in addition to volleyball’s Brynn Carlson, earned Academic All-America honors.

K-State also had seven student-athletes earn the 10th annual Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award, which is the Big 12 Conference's highest academic honor.

Kansas State had a total of 258 K-State student-athletes named to the Fall 2019 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll, which marked the 24th-straight semester K-State tallied at least 200. Of the 258 K-State student-athletes earning the citation for their academic excellence, 77 registered a GPA of 4.0 in the fall semester.



Luke Bay – Kinesiology

Chris Ceballos – Communication Studies

Caleb Littlejim – Kinesiology


Nick Ast – Marketing

Wesley Burris – Finance

Justin Eichman – Management

Adam Harter – Finance

Ryan Henington – Professional Strategic Selling

Andrew Hicks – Social Sciences

Eli Huggins – Finance

Noah Johnson – Marketing

Nick Lenners – Management

Bronson Massie – Communication Studies

Mike McCoy – Human Development & Family Science

Walter Neil Jr. – Kinesiology

AJ Parker – Kinesiology

Darreyl Patterson – Human Development & Family Science

Harry Trotter – Kinesiology


Cartier Diarra – Human Development & Family Science

James Love – Human Development & Family Science

Makol Mawien – Communication Studies

Xavier Sneed – Organization Management


Jacob Eklund – Organization Management


Nick Albus – Wildlife and Outdoor Enterprise Management

Aaron Booth – Management

Sam Dreiling – Electrical Engineering

Simone Fassina – Food Science and Industry

Cameron Lewis – Organizational Management

Brett Neelly – Mechanical Engineering

Ethan Powell – History/Political Science

Thomas Pyle – Mechanical Engineering

Derek Selk – Park Management and Conservation


Mikaela Bennett – Nutritional Sciences

Logan Frost – Life Sciences and Gerontology

Caroline Geither – Kinesiology and Gerontology

Aubrey Gilchrist – Microbiology

Rachel Haskell – Kinesiology and Social Sciences

Emily Johnson – Animal Science and Industry/Biology

Natasha Johnson – Mechanical Engineering

Catherine Leavitt – Architectural Engineering

Morgan Thompson – Animal Sciences and Industry


Brynn Carlson – Kinesiology/Nutrition and Health


Peyton Williams – Anthropology and International Studies


Chloe Weir – Human Development & Family Science


Katie Cramer – Kinesiology

Laramie Hall – Psychology

Emma Malsy – Biology

Aly Rocha – Family Studies & Human Services

Ashley Zane – Kinesiology


Meghan King – Organizational Management


Asha Cave – Accounting

Anna Keeley – Mathematics

Shardia Lawrence – Family Studies & Human Services

Erin Lee – Natural Resource and Environmental Science

Ranae McKenzie – Nutrition and Kinesiology

Shanae McKenzie – Nutrition and Kinesiology

Ashley Petr – Animal Science and Industry

Emma Wren – Architectural Engineering


Kyle Ball (football) – Data Analytics

Sarah Dixon (volleyball) – Teaching-Elementary Education

Evan Curl (football) – MBA with a concentration Data Analytics

Blaise Gammon (football) – MBA

Denzel Goolsby (football) – MBA with a concentration Marketing

Adam Holtorf (football) – MBA with a concentration Data Analytics

Pierson McAtee (men’s basketball) – Accounting

Tyler Mitchell (football) – Accounting

Dalton Schoen (football) – Data Analytics

Taylor Smith (men’s track and field) – MBA with a concentration Data Analytics

Madison Rebel (rowing) – second undergraduate degree in sociology-criminology

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Assistant Athletics Director for Communications