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Kathy Lou Devine
  • Two sport star at Emporia State
  • Held NAIA national records in three different throwing events
  • Three-time NAIA track and field All-American
Devine, Kathy
Inducted 2002

Born: April, 11, 1957

Graduated: Mission Bay H.S. (San Diego, Calif.), 1975; Emporia State University, 1979

Overview

One of the most decorated women's track and field athletes in Kansas history, Kathy Devine of Emporia State University dominated throwing events at the collegiate level during the 1970s.

Career Highlights

Devine competed in the 1976 and 1980 United States Olympic Trials and at various times, held NAIA national records in the shot put, discus and javelin. She held the national shot put record four different times. Devine was a three-time NAIA track and field All-American at Emporia State and also a four-time All-Central States Intercollegiate Conference selection in volleyball. She went on to coach track and field at Pflugerville (TX) High School.

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Colbert has been a long-time benefactor for K-State's golf and Olympic sports teams and founded a celebrity golf tournament that has benefited the Wildcat programs. While a senior at Kansas State in 1964, Colbert finished second in the NCAA golf championships.