With rock solid defense and superior plate discipline for a young hitter, freshman Michael Cantu has made quite the name for himself during his first year in Austin, Texas.
When Texas softball's Randel Leahy stepped foot on campus in the fall of 2014, she arrived as a heralded catching/outfield prospect with numerous awards in tow from a standout high school career.
The path Texas Men's Golf sophomore Gavin Hall took to Austin, Texas included a few detours.
Angela Bumstead and coxswain Kenna Harris were among those aboard UT's fourth varsity eight boat back at the 2012 Big 12 Championship in Oklahoma City. Still new to the sport after joining the team on a whim just months earlier, the two freshman walk-ons helped the Longhorns 4V8 win the race with room to spare. Harris held up a pair of "Hook ‘em, Horns" hand signals and belted out, "We are Texas!" as the boat crossed the finish line at 2,000 meters.
Humble, polite, and soft-spoken may represent Kansas State junior walk-on Tyler Moore's personality, but his play on the field is quite different.
Madison Talley has put together one of the most unique and special seasons in Kansas State women's golf history. The sophomore became the first individual golfer to go to a NCAA Regional in school history and her berth into this year's tournament marked the first time the Wildcats will be represented in the postseason since 2004.
On a sunny day at the Brutus Hamilton Challenge in Berkeley, California the starter raises his arm to ready the runners, K-State sprinter A'Keyla Mitchell is primed to do what no other freshman has done in the history of the school's track and field program. The starting gun is fired and when the race is over, Mitchell has broken another school record.
The perk of attending an in-state school is the luxury of being close to home. For senior and varsity member of the Kansas State Women's Rowing team, Brittany Long from Sanger, California, hasn't had the bonus of being able to drive home in just a few hours. She has adjusted to quite a bit since moving to Kansas prior to her junior year. Long is the only team member from out of state.
Kansas State University will be spotlighted in a series of feature stories this week on Big12Sports.com. K-State was established in 1863 in Manhattan, Kan., and boasts an enrollment of over 24,378.
Fresh out of high school and just four months removed from enrolling nearly 2,000 miles away from home at the University of Kansas Wright found himself in the midst of not only a week-long baseball trip, but a life-changing eight-day trek.
Kansas senior Josh Munsch has been competitive his entire life. His passion and drive have led him to be one of the top runners on the University of Kansas track & field squad this season.
To Maddie Stein, an education means more than any achievement she will attain on the field.