Sunday, August 2, 2015



K-State athletes receive degrees



A total of 17 Kansas State student-athletes earned their degrees from K-State this fall after completing final exams and participating in the annual commencement exercises.

Highlighting the 17 who graduated this fall were nine current or former members of the K-State football team, two each from the equestrian, rowing and baseball teams and one each from track and field and volleyball. Four of the graduates have earned Academic All-Big 12 honors this past season, while the football team will see a total of 16 players take the field at the Fiesta Bowl with a degree in hand.

The group of graduates was also honored at the department’s annual graduation reception inside the K-State Alumni Center, a function that is in its fourth season.

K-State continues to rank among the league’s best in terms of academic success as it has led the Big 12 Conference in all-sports graduation rate four of the last five years. The Wildcats also continue to set a national standard in terms of APR as all programs are currently well above the required NCAA standard.

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