Pitt State Gorillas
Pitt State Athletic Fund

Your Gift at Work


Pittsburg State Athletics has continued to make improvements through the generosity of various donors. Facility improvements for basketball, volleyball and football are some examples of how much of an impact donations have on Pitt State’s athletic facilities. Annual donations from loyal Pitt State Alumni, community and corporate sponsors, and Gorilla fans help make these improvements to our facilities a reality. As Pitt State grows, the support from our loyal donors will help us grow as a top Division II Athletics Program.

Cost of Supporting a Student-Athlete

Your donation to the Pitt State Athletic Fund helps support student-athletes in the classroom by assisting in the costs of higher education. Financial support from Pitt State Athletic Fund members will allow Pitt State Athletics to not only cover tuition and fees, but also housing, meals, equipment fees and more. These additional costs can add up to over $10,000 per year for each student-athlete, on top of tuition and fees.

did you know

Student-Athlete Academic Honors 2013-14

The MIAA Scholar-Athlete Award is given to those who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.50, have completed at least two semesters, and earned All-MIAA honors.

MIAA Scholar-Athlete Award

Name Sport Year Hometown
Brad Foss Baseball Sr Lenexa, KS
Keeston Terry Football Jr Blue Springs, MO
Avery Adair Football Jr Raytown, MO
Connor Combes Football Sr Overland Park, KS
Jessica Macy Cross Country/Track & Field Jr Olathe, KS
Jordan Bradshaw Softball So Raymore, MO
McKenzie Rynard Softball Jr Raymore, MO
Jordan Peters Men's Track & Field Jr Owasso, OK
Darien Stancell Women's Track & Field So Pineville, MO
Alexa Bordewick Women's Basketball Sr Topeka, KS
Cathy Brugman Women's Basketball So Wichita, KS
Lizzy Jeronimus Women's Basketball Jr Lenexa, KS
Hayley Hansford Volleyball So Prairie Village, KS
Paula Okrutna Volleyball Jr Pila, Poland

Did you know?

Based on the 2005-06 NCAA Academic Success Rate, Pittsburg State University graduated 78% of its student-athletes.

By comparison, 56% of Pittsburg State’s student-athletes and 49% of the school’s general student body earned degrees (based upon the 2005-06 Integrated Postsecondary-Education Data System Graduation-Rate Survey).

Ways to give


Annual Fund

The Annual Fund component of the Pitt State Athletic Fund generates financial support for all Pittsburg State University student-athletes



Gift-in-kind goods and services may be donated "same as cash" in place of a cash sponsorship.


Community Partners and Sponsorships

Our advertisers and corporate sponsors are a large part of the effort needed to make our programs at Pittsburg State great


Gorilla Gala

The Gorilla Gala serves as the primary annual fundraising event for Pittsburg State University Athletics


Athletic Season Tickets

Season tickets are the best way to ensure that you’ll never miss a moment of Gorilla sporting event