Varsity "K" Hall of Fame

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Established in 1979, the Kent State University Varsity "K" Athletics Hall of Fame honors men and women whose exceptional performance on the athletic fields and, in later years in other fields, merits special recognition from their alma mater. Each year, the Varsity "K" Hall of Fame inductees, Distinguished Alumnus and Honorary Varsity "K" Member are honored at a banquet during basketball season.

Hall of Fame members are permanently enshrined in the Varsity "K" Hall of Fame located on the second floor of the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center.

2014 Varsity "K" Hall of Fame Class TBD

2013 Varsity "K" Hall of Fame - October 26, 2013 Induction Ceremony

Congratulations to the 2013 Varsity "K" Hall of Fame Induction Class and Honorees!

  • Jennie (Allerding) Bishko, ’97, M.A. ’02 - Softball
  • Shannon Beck, ’92 – Field Hockey
  • Emmanuel Burriss – Baseball
  • Nathan Fanger, ’00 – Track & Field
  • Heather Langham, ’02 – Gymnastics
  • Cathy O’Donnell, M.Ed. ’92 – Administrator
  • Tom Viggiano, ’85 – Ice Hockey


  • Team of Distinction: 1990 Softball Team
  • Distinguished Alumnus: Lenard Hairston, ’69 - Football
  • Honorary Varsity “K” Member: Mike Beder, ‘00

2012 Varsity "K" Hall of Fame

Congratulations to the 2012 Varsity "K" Hall of Fame Induction Class and Honorees!



Justin Bailey

Sport: Track & Field
Major: Criminal Justice
Anticipated Graduation: 2015
Hometown: Trenton, New Jersey

"As a Kent State student-athlete, I've had numerous opportunities to network with a wide variety of people. I've also gained many of the necessary skills needed to succeed in a professional setting, including learning how to handle both praise and criticism."