Dec 11, 2019 12:31 PM

K-State's Holtorf named Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Posted Dec 11, 2019 12:31 PM

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State center Adam Holtorf earned his second academic honor in as many days by being named the 2019 Big 12 Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the conference office announced on Tuesday.

Holtorf, who was named a First Team Academic All-American on Monday, is the first Wildcat to earn the distinction – which is in its eighth year of existence – since Tyler Lockett was honored following the 2014 season.

A product of Seward, Nebraska, Holtorf, holds a 3.916 GPA in agribusiness in his final season at K-State. He is a 2019 National Football Foundation (NFF) National Scholar-Athlete and finalist for this year’s Campbell Trophy. Holtorf has been named a First Team Academic All-Big 12 performer the last three years, including 2019 when he was part of a school record 32 Wildcats on the Academic All-Big 12 teams, including a conference-record 26 first-team members.

The senior has started each of the last 37 games at center, including every game this season to help the Wildcats average 189.0 rushing yards per game to rank fourth in the Big 12, and third in the conference with 28 rushing touchdowns.

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Great Bend Sweeps Junction City in varsity basketball

The Great Bend Panthers won the girls varsity game 49-38 and the boys varsity contest 48-39 in basketball at the Shenk Gym Tuesday night.

In the girls contest Junction City rallied to tie the game 19-all at halftime, but Great Bend got two three points from Jenna Mauler and one from Alyssa Herter to move in front 32-29 after three quarters. Sydney Unruh scored 10 points for the Lady Panthers in the fourth quarter. Mellana Davis led Junction City with 11 points.

In the boys game the Blue Jays trailed the entire contest. They were down 15 in the third but rallied to within one point in that quarter. Great Bend got two 3-pointers from Peyton Duvall and one more from Alex Schremmer enroute to the win. Junction City playing against a 2-3 zone shot just 2 for 28 from 3-point range.