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About K Club
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K Club’s mission is to help preserve the history and traditions of Kansas Athletics, support current student-athletes, and connect former participants, coaches, student athletic trainers and managers of varsity sports at the University of Kansas.

K Club began when the first baseball letter was awarded in 1877. The faces of varsity athletics at the University of Kansas have changed through the years, but the “K” each of them wore proudly on their chest binds them forever. There are currently over 7,000 former KU coaches, athletes, managers and student trainers worldwide representing 24 sports.

Kansas Athletics and K Club are extremely proud of our tradition and we thank those who helped build the foundation that supports our current student-athletes. You can continue to contribute to the legacy by becoming and remaining an active member of K Club. Together we can successfully bridge the past and present by welcoming each class of Jayhawks into our family.

Connect With K Club Online
Facebook: /KansasKClub
Twitter: @KansasKClub
LinkedIn: University of Kansas Athletics Alumni Network

Join K Club

Membership Dues Support:
  • K Ring Letter Award for Senior Student-Athletes
  • Kansas Athletics Hall of Fame Display and Induction Ceremony
  • K Club Events and Sports Reunions

Benefits Include:
  • Earn active status in the Williams Education Fund and start earning Priority Points (10 pts for initial membership, 1 pt for renewed membership)
  • Receive K Club publications
  • Ability to purchase exclusive K Club merchandise
  • Special seating option in section 22 for KU football season tickets and discounted season tickets for Olympic Sports season tickets.  Click HERE to purchase
  • Priority in purchasing Kansas football single-game tickets
  • Assistance with K Ring repair
  • Receive K Club membership card and car decal
  • Career and social networking
  • Exclusive Invitations to K Club activities:
    • First-Game Football Tailgate on the Hill
    • K Club Weekend (Homecoming Weekend)
    • Spring Football Game Tailgate
    • Jayhawks After Competition


K Club Board of Directors
K Club Board of Directors Bylaws (.pdf)
The K Club Board of Directors is composed of former student-athletes from the University of Kansas. The Board strives to represent all varsity sports that have ever been sponsored by Kansas Athletics and consists of no more than 25 members at one time. The group meets quarterly to discuss topics such as Hall of Fame inductions, membership, K Club functions and sport reunions, and ways to support the current student-athletes.
Jeff Long
K Club President
Liz Dobbins
Vice President
Bob Lockwood
Immediate Past President

Dino Bell
Micah Brown
Football/Track and Field
Chip Budde
Football/Track and Field
Tracy Bunge
Rick Ensz
CC/Track and Field
Nancy Fankhauser
Harry Gibson
Pat Henderson
Scott Huffman
Track and Field
Lee Ice
David Johnston
CC/Track and Field
Al Kelley
Matt Kleinmann
Vickie Lowe
Katie Martincich
Maggie Mason-Dixon
Jim Moore
Eric Patterson
Football/Track and Field
Bud Stallworth
Brad Wells
Swimming and Diving

Contact K Club
Director of Traditions
Candace Dunback
1651 Naismith Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045
(o) 785-864-7446
K Club Board President
Jeff Long
(c) 816-500-2339
 K Club Administrative Assistant
 Mandy Leibold
 (o) 785-864-7915


K Club/Homecoming Weekend (Sept. 26-27)
What is K Club Weekend?
K Club Presenters
K Club Weekend is a two-day, all-sport reunion that is hosted annually on Homecoming Weekend and includes a variety of events such as The Traditions Golf Tournament, Hall of Fame inductions, 25 and 50-year letter pin ceremony, a lively social and pregame tailgate, the football game itself and a prideful atmosphere you can share with your family.

Why should I attend?
The question might be “Why shouldn’t I attend?” K Club events such as this are a unique way in which you can stay in touch with friends across sports and build your own personal network. The many hours spent in tutoring, classes, the weight room and training room were certainly not within the boundaries of your sport. When our eligibility is done, life takes over. K Club Weekend is the perfect destination weekend to put on the calendar annually to enhance these relationships. 

What are the 25 and 50-year letter pins?
Twenty-five and 50 years after the first time you lettered you are eligible to receive your letter pins. They are awarded over K Club Weekend and are another example of the many steps in the Jayhawk Journey. Warning: The emotion behind this experience will sneak up on you, especially if you are standing next to your teammates. Bring your tissues.
When should I expect to see more information?
Mark your calendar today for the 2014 installment of K Club Weekend. It will be the weekend of September 26-27. A more detailed itinerary will be sent toward the end of the summer. Keep in mind; game tickets can be purchased through the event registration.

Upcoming K Club Events
Sept. 6, 2014 - First-Game Tailgate
Sept. 26-27, 2014 – K Club Weekend
Spring 2015 - Spring Football Game Tailgate

Upcoming Sport-Hosted Reunions Supported by K Club
Sept. 27, 2014 - Floyd Temple Baseball Alumni Game and Social (Contact: Marcia Bagby, mlbagby@ku.edu)
Sept. 26-28, 2014 - Rowing Reunion (Contact: Carrie Callen, callenc@ku.edu)
Sept. 26-28, 2014 - Softball Reunion (Contact: Candace Dunback, kclub@ku.edu)
Nov. 14-15, 2014 - Men's and Women's Tennis Reunion (Contact: Todd Chapman, todd.chapman@ku.edu)


K Club Year in Review

Athletes of the Week
Michael Stigler
Men's Track & Field
Michael Stigler earned a runner-up finish in the 400-meter hurdles for the second-consecutive year at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon last week. The junior out of Canyon, Texas clocked in at 49.90 and earned First Team All-American honors for the third time in the event. Stigler’s finish also marked the first time since 1980 a KU male has collected All-American accolades in a track event on three separate occasions. He was the only Jayhawk male to score at the meet, lifting the Kansas men to a 42nd place finish by way of his eight points.
Jessica Maroszek
Women's Track & Field
Senior Jessica Maroszek tallied a sixth-place finish in her final NCAA discus outing last week at the national championship meet. Maroszek, who hails from Seymour, Wisconsin, posted a second-attempt throw of 54.78 meters (179'9") to elevate up the leaderboard early in the competition.

Fouls on each of her next four attempts made it impossible for Maroszek to keep her position, bumping her down to sixth over the final rounds of throws, where she eventually ended her day. The finish marked the third time Maroszek posted a top-eight finish in the event at the NCAA Championships and garnered her First Team All-America honors, also for the third time. Maroszek is now the second Jayhawk thrower to attain All-America status on three separate occasions.