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KU's Kate Steward earns weekly Big 12 swimming honor

Three victories at the recent Sunflower Showdown swim meet earned University of Kansas senior Kate Steward the first Big 12 Women’s Swimmer of the Week honors of the season, the Big 12 Conference announced this week.

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Kansas Athletics announces hiring of new head team physician

Kansas Team Health is turning to a member of the United States Olympic Training Center to replace retiring head team physician Larry Magee at the end of the year. By Matt Tait

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Kansas Athletics launches new "Jayhawks Ascend" program designed to help student-athletes navigate NIL era of college athletics

Twenty-nine days after the NCAA’s new name, image and likeness rule went into effect, the University of Kansas launched a four-tiered policy on how to navigate the new era of college athletics. By Matt Tait

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KU athletes deliver strong academic showing during spring semester

Several student-athletes at the University of Kansas delivered a memorable performance in the classroom during the recently completed spring semester.

KU swimming and diving receives academic honor for 36th consecutive semester

For the 36th consecutive semester, the Kansas swimming and diving program was selected to the College Swimming Coaches Association of America’s Scholar All-America Team, the school announced this week.

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Azubuike, Downey earn KU's senior scholar athlete awards for 2019-20

Former Kansas basketball big man Udoka Azubuike and standout swimmer Haley Downey recently were honored as KU’s 2019-20 Dr. Robert Frederick Senior Scholar Athletes of the Year.

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Self, some other Kansas coaches returning to offices in limited capacity and with precautions

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self and some of the school's other coaches were back in their offices this week — albeit with a host of COVID-19-related precautions and new routines. By Matt Tait

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Kansas Athletics survey aims to find out how ready fans are to return

Kansas Athletics Inc. is conducting an online survey to gauge fan interest in attending KU sporting events in the fall and beyond. By Matt Tait

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Matt Tait: At least three key questions remain on whether endorsements will be good for college sports

The NCAA’s recent show of support for compensation through endorsement deals for college athletes was a win for the athletes. But there are still so many questions to ask, loopholes to close and concerns to consider before this development can be called a success for college athletics. By Matt Tait

KU swimmer Haley Downey named co-Big 12 scholar athlete of the year

Kansas swimmer Haley Downey on Tuesday was named the Big 12 women’s swimming and diving co-scholar athlete of the year.

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Three Jayhawks earn All-American honors in softball and swimming and diving

Long after their seasons were called off because of the global health crisis, three Jayhawks on the women’s swimming and diving and softball teams earned All-American honors over the weekend.

Chen claims runner-up at NCAA Championship Qualification

Freshman Jiayu Chen has qualified to compete at the NCAA Championships for the second straight day after finishing fifth overall in the 3-meter dive event at the NCAA Zone D Championships in Dallas, Texas. Chen compiled a 647.10 total score on the day.

KU swim claims 2nd at Big 12 Championships with program record in points

Kansas swimming and diving closed out the Big 12 Championships with a program-record 831 points and a second-place finish inside the Aquatic Complex at Mylan Park in Morgantown, W. Va.

Jayhawks Steward, Chen set records, win Big 12 titles

Day three of the Big 12 Championships marked the third day in a row a University of Kansas swimmer set a new program record, and this time it came with an individual conference championship.

KU swimmers break relay records on consecutive days at Big 12 Championships

It’s been a record-breaking kind of week for the University of Kansas swimming team in Morgantown, W.Va., site of this year’s Big 12 Championships.

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