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.
Jess Bechard, '02, Baseball
Julian Edelman, Football
Kim Hamilton, '08, MA '10, Softball and Track & Field
Kira Meixner, '08, Golf
Jermail Porter, '09, Wrestling
Brittney Robinson, '07, Softball
Nick Saban, '73, MEd '75, Coach
Tom Varner, '86, Gymnastics
Distinguished Athletic Alumnus
James Phelan, '65*
Honorary Varsity "K"
Dennis and Sally, '77, MEd '90, PhD '07 Missimi
Varsity "K" Person of the Year
Colin MacLean, '90, Football Manager
Teams of Distinction
1954 Football Team
1954 Men's Golf Team
For Hall of Fame questions, please contact Alicia Gaffney at 330-672-8399.
Sport: Track & Field
Anticipated Graduation: 2015
"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."