1863-1949

Club News

About the Varsity K Club

Since the first play of the 1896 football season, over 10,000 men and women have represented 20 sports programs by wearing a K-State uniform. To honor these individuals for their athletic participation and contributions to Kansas State University, K-State Athletics is proud to officially launch the K-State Varsity K Club.

The mission of the Varsity K Club is to foster a continued lifelong relationship with K-State Athletics for all former student-athletes. The Varsity K Club will utilize the support network of former student-athletes to enhance the experience of current student-athletes academically, athletically and socially while attending K-State. As an integral part of the K-State family, the Varsity K Club will work to uphold and enrich the great tradition of K-State Athletics.

This exclusive organization, only available to former student-athletes, gives them the opportunity to reconnect with former teammates, stay up to date with recent K-State Athletic news and strengthen a lifelong relationship with K-State Athletics.

VARSITY K CLUB GOALS:
  • Engage former student-athletes around the state, region, nation and world
  • Assist athletic programs in special events and athletic alumni outreach and management
  • Create and continue a culture of support and appreciation for K-State student-athletes
  • Co-sponsor individual sport reunions and events with the Ahearn Fund
BECOME A MEMBER
Fill out the application below to join the club, or contact us for more information

MEMBER APPLICATION
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I'm extremely excited that this organization is taking form once again. I was a part of the original K Club council back in 1948 as a representative for men’s basketball. I thought it was great then and I’m certainly looking forward to the re-launch of this organization and the many opportunities it has to benefit both current and former student-athletes of K-State. 

ERNIE BARRETT, Men’s Basketball 1948-1951

1950-59

Membership

 
Member Qualifications

The Varsity K Club is a very unique alumni organization and is only available to a select group of individuals who attended Kansas State University.

To be a member of the Varsity K Club, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Lettered in your respective sport
  • Appeared on an active roster while attending K-State
  • Left your respective sports program in good standing


To become an active member today, all you have to do is fill out the Membership Application below.

View List of Current Members

 
Member Benefits

There will be NO ANNUAL DUES associated with the Varsity K Club.

All active members of the Varsity K Club will receive:

  • Regular e-mail updates from K-State Athletics
  • Varsity K Club membership card
  • Invitations to exclusive Varsity K Club events and reunions
  • Varsity K Club lapel pin (first year benefit)
  • Varsity K Club car decal
  • K-State Athletics annual report
Member Application

Fill out the below application to begin your membership in the Varsity K Club. A representative will confirm your application upon successful submission.

Personal Information
 
K-State Career

 

Although I only played basketball at K-State for two years, I can honestly say those two years were the best years of my life. When I look back at what I have accomplished in life, I feel it was because of my experiences at K-State. The one thing that I learned from my stay at Kansas State, and to this day I still carry with me, is that it was never about me as an individual, it’s always been about the team. 

PRISCILLA GARY, Women’s Basketball 1982-1983

1980-89

Events

Varsity K Weekend: September 29-October 1, 2017

Each year, surrounding a home football game, K-State Athletics along with the Ahearn Fund will sponsor an All-Sport Reunion. This is a great opportunity to come back to Manhattan, see former teammates, tour the current facilities, and watch various athletic events and practices throughout the weekend.

Ahearn Fund Sport Reunions

Every five years the Ahearn Fund will sponsor a sport specific reunion. Please see the list below to find out which year your sport reunion is!

  • 2016-17
    Baseball
    Track, Field and Cross Country
  • 2017-18
    Men’s Basketball
    Equestrian
  • 2018-19
    Rowing
    Tennis
  • 2019-2020
    Football
    Men’s & Women’s Golf

 
 

Get Involved

Career Cat Luncheon

The Career Cat Luncheon is the culminating event for the Career Cat Program. Local and area employers are invited for lunch and networking opportunities. During the first part of the afternoon, the students have a chance to put into practice their dining etiquette and networking skills as students are seated with an employer at lunch. In the second portion of the afternoon students sign up with employers within their career area of interest for a series of interviews. The 30 minute sessions provide an opportunity to visit with the employer one-on-one, ask questions, do some information gathering about the career area, and experience a mock interview.


Networking Night

The Networking Night is a meet and greet event with local and area professionals. The objective of the event is to educate student athletes on the benefits of building professional relationships, introduce them to a corporate-style networking event and better prepare them for life after athletics. Business professionals come and teach the student-athletes the art of networking and the proper way to facilitate communication.


Former Student-Athlete Panels

Alumni panels are designed to provide current student athletes with a forum to discuss ways to make the most of Kansas State and the student-athlete experience. They also provide the opportunity for students to become aware of potential career paths. Every fall as part of the University Experience Class, student-athlete alumni serve on a panel to address these topics with the students enrolled in the class. Additional panel opportunities are available in the spring semester during the football team’s Wildcat Wednesday programming.

 

If you are interested in participating in any of the professional development events please contact Arin Dunn, Director of Student-Athlete Development, at adunn@kstatesports.com.

In order for a student-athlete to be successful on and off the field, he/she must have an incredible support system to lean on. Kansas State coaches, Athletic Department employees, and University staff collectively provided this support to me during my time on campus. Participating in this program provides former student-athletes the opportunity to reconnect and become a significant resource for existing student-athletes. 

KEVIN LOCKETT, Football 1993-1996

2000-TODAY