Yesterday, Drew brought us an update on K-State football recruiting for the 2021 class, which has had a bit of a roller coaster ride the past week or so.
The NCAA APR report for the 2018-19 academic year is out (these things are always a year behind due to how these things are calculated), and K-State received perfect 1000 multi-year APR marks in women’s tennis and cross country, while also receiving high marks in all other programs. For the 18-19 academic year, men’s and women’s cross country, women’s tennis, and the men’s and women’s golf teams had perfect 1000 marks.
In addition to being studs in the classroom, the women’s tennis team was also recognized for its dedication to the community, as the group earned a Community Service Honorable Mention Award from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) during the announcement of its 2020 Division I Regional Playing Awards on Monday.
Suzie Fritz continued to add to her Top 25 recruiting class, as K-State volleyball announced the signing of Grosseto, Italy native Tessa Mati as part of the 2020 class. Mati, a 6’4” opposite/outside hitter, becomes the first Wildcat volleyball student-athlete to come from Italy.
Big 12 commissioner Bow Bowlsby is looking at a summer return to activities, hoping for a start no later than July 1st. His goal will be aided by some of the current reopening plans, including Kansas’, as K-State football coaches returned to campus Monday as part of “Phase 1.5”, and “Phase 2” of Kansas’ reopening plan goes into effect on Friday (May 22nd) which will allow sports facilities, tournaments, and practices to reopen across the state. While this is generally aimed at high school activities and practices (and younger groups like Little League), it should help give K-State and other colleges and universities in the state enough leeway to bring their own student-athletes back to campus for at least some sort of practices.