In Focus - Archives 2014

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Kansas State Student-Athlete Spotlight: Thomas Gipson
In Focus 02/19/2015

Senior men's basketball player Thomas Gipson, a native of Cedar Hill, Texas, has become one of the strongest and most popular Kansas State players in recent history. Gipson has gone through ups and downs in his four years at K-State and has grown into his leadership role with the team.

Kansas State Student-Athlete Spotlight: Shaelyn Martin
In Focus 02/18/2015

There are few players in the game today that are willing to do all of the little things that can easily go unseen like Kansas State's freshman guard Shaelyn Martin.

Kansas State Student-Athlete Spotlight: Dani Winters
In Focus 02/17/2015

Kansas State's women's indoor track and field team is ranked No. 10 in the country, the highest the school's team has ever been ranked. Junior thrower Dani Winters is one of the many reasons for the ‘Cats rise to national prominence.

This Week's In Focus Institution Is Kansas State
In Focus 02/16/2015

Kansas State University will be spotlighted in a series of feature stories this week on K-State was established in 1863 in Manhattan, Kan., and boasts an enrollment of over 24,378.

Kansas Student-Athlete Spotlight: Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk
In Focus 02/12/2015

Few take as far a journey as freshman Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk. His path to Lawrence covers over 5,500 miles. It starts in his hometown of Cherkasy, Ukraine, and ends in Allen Fieldhouse

Kansas Student-Athlete Spotlight: Deanna Marks
In Focus 02/11/2015

When most children get into a pool for the first time, they splash around excitedly, yet terrified of the new environment. When Deanna Marks got into the pool for the first time, she began doing dolphin kicks.

Kansas Student-Athlete Spotlight: Asia Boyd
In Focus 02/10/2015

As one of four captains, the Detroit, Michigan native has helped lead the Jayhawks to a 13-11 overall and 4-7 Big 12 Conference record so far this season.

Iowa State Student-Athlete Spotlight: Earl Hall
In Focus 02/05/2015

Iowa State's Earl Hall capped off an unlikely run at the 2014 NCAA Championships with an eighth-place finish at 125 pounds, garnering All-America honors. After a fourth-place finish at last year's Big 12 Championships, it was uncertain if the Homestead, Florida native would even receive an invite to the NCAA Championships.

Iowa State Student-Athlete Spotlight: Jameel McKay
In Focus 02/04/2015

Never under coach Fred Hoiberg has a player quite like Jameel McKay trotted onto the court at Hilton Coliseum donning the Cardinal & Gold.

Iowa State Student-Athlete Spotlight: Brynn Williamson
In Focus 02/03/2015

When the name Brynn Williamson comes to mind among the Iowa State faithful, chances are fans will have visuals of the net swishing and the crowd erupting after a 3-point make. The amount of clutch plays can't accurately be quantified and neither can her impact on the Iowa State program.

Baylor Student Athlete Spotlight: Johnathan Motley
In Focus 01/29/2015

When North Shore High School standout Jonathan Motley set foot on campus in fall 2013, he was presented with a challenge from head coach Scott Drew.

Baylor Student Athlete Spotlight: Niya Johnson
In Focus 01/28/2015

As a former point guard herself, Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey knows what it takes to be the best in the nation and she might have just that in junior Niya Johnson.