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Ross Kivett

Kansas State
Communication Studies


Kivett has a cumulative 3.343 GPA in his college career. In the 2013 fall semester, he had a 4.0 GPA. His major is Communication Studies, with an anticipated graduation date of December, 2014.


After being drafted by his hometown team, the Cleveland Indians, in the 10th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft and being named the Big 12 Player of the Year, Kivett elected to return for his senior season in 2014. The Broadview Heights, Ohio native wanted to help the K-State baseball program build upon last year’s unprecedented run, in which the Wildcats won their first conference title in 80 years and reached its first ever NCAA Super Regional. This season, he serves on the team’s leadership council.


He has worked with several K-State student-athlete initiatives since his freshman year, including Cats for Cans, Cats in the Classroom, and TipOff for TP.


After the first 31 games to the 2014 season, Kivett has elevated himself into several top-10 lists for career numbers in K-State program history, such as games played (6th, 201), games started (7th, 191), hits (6th, 247), stolen bases (2nd, 69), singles (1st, 193), triples (T-7th, 11), hit by pitch (T-5th, 29), sacrifice hits (2nd, 27) and at-bats (4th, 760). As of April 6, Kivett had started in 183 consecutive games, the fourth-longest active streak in NCAA Division I.

In 2014, he has been named to the Golden Spikes Award Preseason Watch List, a Preseason All-American by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, NCBWA and Perfect Game, Big 12 Player of the Week (March 3 and March 31), and Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2013).

His 10 stolen bases in 2014 (through April 6) are tied for the fourth-most in the Big 12, his 20 walks are tied for seventh in the conference, and his .449 OBP is sixth-best in the Big 12.

In 2013, he helped K-State baseball win the Big 12 title, tally a program-record 45 wins, host and win the program’s first NCAA Regional, and advance to the program’s first Super Regional. He was a member of the ABCA/Rawlings All-America Second Team, Baseball America All-America Third Team, and Collegiate Baseball Louisville Slugger All-America Third Team. He was also named the Big 12 Player of the Year as well as selected to the All-Big 12 First Team and to the Academic All-Big 12 Second Team. He hit .360 with 15 doubles, 4 triples, 3 home runs, 39 RBI and 26 stolen bases in 64 games and led the Big 12 in hits (94) and runs (57) while finishing second in stolen bases and total bases (126). His 94 hits are tied for the third-most in a single season in program history.