Continuously on the cutting edge in college athletics, Kansas Athletics has officially launched Jayhawks Ascend -- a program designed to assist student-athletes in their journey of pursuing a degree from the University of Kansas.
I was standing on second base when the sky was starting to open up. It was the softball gold medal match against Japan at the 2000 Olympics. The stadium in Sydney, Australia, was completely sold out—15,000 screaming fans in the stands. It was so loud on the field—my mind, however, was so quiet.
Kansas Athletics student-athletes continued to standout in the classroom, collecting a 3.40 department grade-point average for the 2021 spring semester. Each of the 14 teams recorded a 3.00 GPA or better, with five teams establishing new program records.
After finishing with a 13-13 record in 2020 with no Big 12 record to build off, the 2021 Kansas softball program took to the field for the third season under head coach Jennifer McFalls staring down the 15th-toughest ranked schedule in NCAA softball.
Junior Morgyn Wynne and freshman Kasey Hamilton garnered 2021 All-Big 12 honors as announced by the conference on Wednesday. Wynne was named to the All-Big 12 Second Team, and Hamilton picked up All-Big 12 Freshman accolades.