Two Kansas University freshmen will receive a torch in KU's annual Traditions Night program set for 8 p.m. Monday in Memorial Stadium.
Ted Chang, of Manhattan, will receive a torch representing first-generation Jayhawks. Lacy Amelia Adams, of Plains and Wichita, will receive a torch representing freshmen with deep ties to the university. Adams' family ties to KU began in 1914 when her maternal great-great-grandfather, Floyd B. Lee, received his first degree from KU.
About 5,000 students traditionally attend Traditions Night, part of Hawk Week, the university's official welcome for the new academic year. The torch-passing ceremony will begin about 9:05 p.m.