RCW: Faces in the Crowd 3.12

Each week in Rock Chalk Weekly, the top Kansas Jayhawk performances are recognized as Faces in the Crowd. Get to know last week’s stars, including information on their latest accomplishments and a link to their full bio.

CHASE HANNA
Golf | Senior | Leawood, Kansas
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Hanna set a new school record, tied the course record and nearly matched an NCAA record with a 10-under 61 in the second round of the Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic in Hawaii over the weekend. The round propelled Hanna to a top-10 finish and helped Kansas finish sixth in a competitive field of 24, including eight teams ranked in the top 50, to close the fall competition slate. Kansas won two tournaments in the fall – the Golfweek Conference Challenge (Oct. 2) and the Bayou City Collegiate Championship (Oc. 11).
 

STEVEN SIMS JR.
Football | Sophomore | Houston, Texas
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Sims led Kansas’ offensive production with nine catches for 124 yards and a touchdown in the Jayhawks’ Big 12 road loss to West Virginia, even tossing his first career pass. The wideout has now gone over 100 yards four times this season and surpassed the 1,000-yard mark for his young career against the Mountaineers. His 702 receiving yards in 2016 are the most by a Jayhawk since 2009.
 
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TAYLER SOUCIE
Volleyball | Senior | Osawatomie, Kansas
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With six blocks, Soucie became the third Jayhawk to reach 500 career blocks and the second Jayhawk to reach 100 blocks all four seasons of her career as Kansas defeated OU for its 10th win in a row. Soucie contributed three of her six blocks on the night in a critical fourth set, which Kansas rallied from a late six-point deficit, 18-12, to clinch the four-set victory in extra points, 27-25.
 

LIBBY WALKER
Swimming & Diving | Sophomore | Columbia, Missouri
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Kansas won two of the first three events, but suffered its first dual loss of the season at Nebraska Saturday. Walker improved to 3-0 this season in the 1000 freestyle and dropped three seconds off her time from the dual win over TCU to finish in 10:12.00 against the Huskers. That time moved her into the top-100 in the country at this point of the season, before Kansas turns to its fastest event, the Kansas Classic, in two weeks.