Kansas Athletics’ student-athletes thrived in the classroom during the 2020 fall semester, boasting a fall-semester record 3.31 department grade-point average. Additionally, 15 of the teams recorded a GPA of 3.00 or higher, nearly matching the Jayhawks’ 3.00 GPA achieved by every team during the 2020 spring semester.
James Hocken has joined the Kansas soccer staff as a volunteer assistant coach, KU head coach Mark Francis announced Wednesday. Hocken brings a wide range of coaching experience encompassing both the collegiate and professional soccer ranks.
Kansas has placed 13 student-athletes on the 2020 Academic All-Big 12 Soccer Team, the conference office announced Thursday. Twelve Jayhawks were named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team, including four players – Kathryn Castro, Avery Hall, Ceri Holland and Kailey Lane – who earned a first-team nod for the third time.
Kansas soccer senior Ceri Holland has been named to the 2020 All-Big 12 Second Team while Moira Kelley is on the Big 12 All-Freshman Team as the conference office announced the soccer postseason awards Wednesday.
Senior Ceri Holland and junior Grace Wiltgen have earned weekly conference and national honors for their efforts in Kansas’ 4-1 fall season finale victory against Oklahoma. Holland is the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week and a Topdrawersoccer.com (TDS) weekly team honorable mention selection. Wiltgen was named to the TDS weekly team as a defender.
No. 15 Kansas (4-3-1) concludes the 2020 fall season at Rock Chalk Park when it hosts Oklahoma (0-7-1), Sunday, Nov. 15. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. (CT) on Big 12 Now on ESPN+. The game was originally scheduled for Sept. 18 but was rescheduled due to COVID-19.
KU head coach Mark Francis announced Wednesday that the Jayhawks signed four student-athletes to National Letters of Intent during the early signing period. Raena Childers (Grain Valley, Mo.), Emma Beltz (Raymore, Mo.), Magali “Maggie” Gagné (Montreal, Québec, Canada) and Hayven Harrison (Schertz, Texas) will all suit up in the Crimson and Blue.