Two Kansas State greats Wildcats are heading to hallowed ground.
Former Wildcat standout Bob Chipman and Lauren Goehring Cost will be inducted into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in October. The pair is part of a 13-member class that will be enshrined during a ceremony at the Kansas Star Casino Oct. 6.
Chipman, who is being inducted as both a basketball player and a coach, helped the Wildcats makes consecutive Elite Eight appearances in 1972 and 1973 under the leadership of the legendary Jack Hartman. Following his playing career, Chipman coached the Washburn Ichabods for 38 years. During that stint, he finished with a record of 808–352 and led the team to an NAIA national championship in 1987.
During his career, Chipman earned three Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Coach of the Year awards and mentored more than 20 All-Americans.
In 2004, Chipman was inducted into the Washburn Athletics Hall of Fame. The playing floor at Washburn’s Lee Arena is named in his honor.
The other K-State inductee is Goehring Cost, a former volleyball All-American.
Goehring Cost finished in the top 10 in school history in career kills with 1,212 and posted a career hitting of .354.
In 2003, she was won the Big 12’s player of the year award and led K-State to a conference title.
In her career, Goehring Cost received All-Big 12 first-team honors twice and academic All-Big 12 accolades three times.
Following Chipman and Goehring Cost’s inductions this fall, the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame will include 51 representatives with ties to K-State.