Redshirt junior track and field and football standout Levi Wyrick was named the MIAA Ken B. Jones Award winner as the conference’s Male Student-Athlete of the Year.

Wyrick outscored four additional finalists — Fort Hays State wrestler Brandon Ball, Nebraska Kearney track and field athlete Jacob Bartling, Emporia State football player Landon Nault, and Lincoln basketball player Grant Olsson — to earn the prestigious honor.

A native of Elk City, Kansas, Wyrick has a perfect 4.00 grade point average as a physical education major.

Among his athletic achievements, he twice earned NCAA Division II All-America honors during the 2019 track and field season, placing sixth in the hammer throw at the Outdoor National Championships. In football, he started three games at defensive end, making 28 total tackles (14 solo) with 6.0 tackles-for-loss and 2.5 quarterback sacks.

He also claimed the NCAA Elite 90 Award for the Indoor National Championships as the male student-athlete with the highest GPA at the championships. Wyrick received Google Cloud Academic All-America® honors in both football and track and field. He also earned the MIAA Academic Excellence Award, and he was named an MIAA Scholar Athlete and a member of the MIAA Academic Honor Roll.

Wyrick’s campus and community service accomplishments include serving as a volunteer coach for the football program’s annual Youth Football Clinic and a volunteer at the Gorilla Relays high school track and field meet. He also has been a food server and volunteer for The Lord’s Diner in Pittsburg, which serves 250 to 300 meals nightly to those in need.