RCW: Faces in the Crowd 3.29

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.

Tennis | Senior | New York, New York
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Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum led the No. 21-ranked Kansas tennis team to a pair of Big 12 Conference wins over the weekend.  Ranked No. 122 nationally in singles and playing at the No. 2 spot, the Jayhawk senior posted back-to-back two-set wins over West Virginia and Iowa State, while only dropping six games in the four sets.  In addition, teamed with sophomore Nina Khmelnitckaia, the KU duo, ranked No. 55 nationally, claimed a 6-1 win over the No. 1 doubles team from West Virginia.


W. Golf | Freshman | Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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A solid weekend for freshman Yi-Tsen Chou gave her the second top-10 finish of her young career, finishing tied for eighth in the LSU Tiger Golf Classic at the University Club in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Chou shot a two-over 218 on the weekend. She finished with 10 total birdies and had the fourth-best scoring, 1-under, on par-3 holes for the event. The 15-team field featured eight teams ranked in the top-50 nationally.  

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Men’s Basketball | Senior | Petersburg, Virginia
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Senior Frank Mason III, the frontrunner for the national player of the year, ended his Kansas career by averaging 23.5 points over the two KU games during the second weekend of the 2017 NCAA National Tournament. Mason poured in 26 tallies in the 98-66 win over Purdue, while finishing with 21 in the loss to Oregon. Combined, Mason totaled 11 assists over the two games with only three turnovers. He shot 17-for-31 from the field (.548), including 6-for-13 (.462) on threes. He also added a combined 11 rebounds.

Baseball | Junior | Chandler, Arizona
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Redshirt-junior right-handed pitcher Sean Rackoski tied a career-high seven strikeouts in a personal-best six and 2/3 innings on the bump as the Kansas baseball team defeated Samford, 6-4, at Hoglund Ballpark last Friday. Rackoski (3-2) cruised through three innings until the Bulldogs reached base for the first time in the fourth with a one-out single. The hurler worked to strand that baserunner and paced Kansas through the next three frames to pick up his third win of the season in six starts after allowing one earned run on seven hits.