Kayce Litzau is a senior setter on Wichita State University’s volleyball team and an engineering major. She is one of 10 students to earn Senior Honor recognition, the highest honor awarded to WSU students who demonstrate outstanding scholarship, leadership, involvement and service to WSU and the surrounding community. Litzau ranks in the top 10 for career assists at Wichita State with 3,052 and was a second-team All-AAC selection after her sophomore season.
Kayce is one of more than 2,200 students eligible for spring 2023 graduation. Learn more about her time at Wichita State and what's next for the grad.
Bachelor of Science in product design and manufacturing engineering with a minor in mathematics
What made you want to attend Wichita State?
I was drawn to the community that Wichita State has. Within athletics, it is obvious that people care about you and want you to succeed, making it easy to see myself playing volleyball and furthering my education here.
How are you feeling leading up to graduation?
I am very grateful for my time here at Wichita State and excited for the future. I have learned a lot throughout my past four years and am confident that it will make me successful in my future endeavors.
What has been your biggest challenge as a student, and how did you overcome it?
My biggest challenge as a student was learning online throughout the COVID-19 shutdown. I am a person who needs to be in person to learn, so learning online was quite hard.
I was able to overcome it by putting in extra effort and communicating with my professors about any questions that I had.
What has been your most helpful learning experience at Wichita State?
My most helpful learning experience has been working on teams, both in the classroom and within volleyball. This has taught me how to work with people to achieve a common goal. All groups will have their ups and downs, but figuring out how to overcome them is crucial.
What are your plans after graduation?
I will be continuing my education at Wichita State University and getting my Master of Engineering Management.
What advice would you give other Wichita State students?
My advice is to put yourself outside of your comfort zone frequently and fail often. Learning and growing doesn’t happen when you aren’t challenged. Go make mistakes and learn from them!