Kansas Athletics Lights Up the Stage at Seventh-Annual JayRock

Jan. 24, 2012

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Jayhawks gathered together and supported each other in a riotously funny seventh-annual edition of the student-athlete variety show JayRock, Tuesday night at the Kansas Union.

Scot Pollard hosted the show produced by the Kansas Athletics Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and donations for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital were taken at the door. Each team competed to raise money for the charity and the Kansas rowing team took the top spot as the team that raised the most money.

The rowing team made it 2-for-2 as the panel of judges voted the team’s “Super Mario Bros.” the best act of the evening. The football team took second after a synchronized swimming rendition of “My Heart Will Go On.” The women’s tennis squad earned the third-place finish with their “Dance Heard Round the World” performance.

JayRock, the annual University of Kansas student-athlete variety show, is relatively new in relation to the storied tradition shared by many of the athletic programs at KU. Since its inception in 2006, however, the show has quickly gained momentum and fame as being one of the best things about being a Jayhawk. For the first three years, the bragging rights for JayRock victory were contained within the confines of Kansas Athletics.

As the event continues to grow, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee looks to the future and hopes to one day open the event to the general public as a way to fundraise for charities of their choice.