May 12, 2022

Multiple K-State Student-athletes will receive degrees this weekend

Posted May 12, 2022 8:07 PM


Assistant Athletics Director for Communications

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.



Griffin Hassall – Economics

Jeff Heinrich – Social Sciences

Chris Herb – Organizational Management

Wesley Moore – Psychology

Dylan Phillips – Finance


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


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


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


Holly Bonde – Athletic Training

Kayley Hollywood – Human Development and Family Science

Haley Warner – Educational Studies


Laura Macke – Architectural Engineering

Savannah Simmons – Human Development and Family Science


Heather Fortushniak – Marketing


Emily Crain – Kinesiology

Taylor Gardner – Organizational Management

Bailey Nemechek – Life Sciences

Kursten Von Klahr – Nutrition and Health


Ioana Gheorghita – Management

Maria Linares – Management

Rosanna Maffei – Nutrition and Health

Anna Turco – Psychology/Sociology/Criminology


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