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.
The Kansas men’s and women’s track and field programs were both honored as United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Teams, the organization announced on Thursday, while 17 Jayhawks earned individual honors.
Learning. Growing. Maturing. That 400 meters, that one lap around the track, caused Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Kyle Clemons to do some deep thinking about his athletic career and his life.
The Olympic Games only come around every four years, but the tradition of the games dates back hundreds of years. For KU, the tradition of competing at the Olympics is rich, with 66 Olympians all-time, including 45 medals.
Mason Finley is headed back to the Olympics. The former Kansas standout and current volunteer assistant coach for the Jayhawks, Finley took top honors in the Men’s Discus on Friday night at the U.S. Olympic Trials at Hayward Field, qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics.