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Texas Student Athlete Spotlight: Randel Leahy
In Focus 05/28/2015

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.

Texas Student Athlete Spotlight: Gavin Hall
In Focus 05/27/2015

The path Texas Men's Golf sophomore Gavin Hall took to Austin, Texas included a few detours.

Texas Student Athlete Spotlight: Angela Bumstead & Kenna Harris
In Focus 05/26/2015

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.

Kansas State Student-Athlete Spotlight: Tyler Moore
In Focus 05/15/2015

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.

Kansas State Student-Athlete Spotlight: Madison Talley
In Focus 05/14/2015

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.

Kansas State Student-Athlete Spotlight: A'Keyla Mitchell
In Focus 05/13/2015

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.

Kansas State Student-Athlete Spotlight: Brittany Long
In Focus 05/12/2015

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.

This Week's In Focus Institution Is Kansas State
In Focus 05/11/2015

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.

Kansas Student-Athlete Spotlight: Colby Wright
In Focus 05/08/2015

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 Student-Athlete Spotlight: Josh Munsch
In Focus 05/07/2015

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.

Kansas Student Athlete Spotlight: Maddie Stein
In Focus 05/06/2015

To Maddie Stein, an education means more than any achievement she will attain on the field.

Kansas Student-Athlete Spotlight: Katherine Young
In Focus 05/05/2015

Looking back on one's childhood, most adults knew what they wanted to be when they grew up. For some this turned out to be true, for others new passions opened up doors unimaginable. Kansas sophomore Katherine Young is getting to experience both.