LIFE & EDUCATION
Thomas Kivisto was born in Ironwood, Michigan and raised in Illinois. He made a name for himself in basketball starting in high school, and earned a full scholarship to the University of Kansas, where he graduated with honors and a major in psychology. He then studied urban planning at the Kansas School of Architecture. Throughout his University years, he continued to make a name for himself both in basketball and in his academic pursuits, setting basketball records at the University of Kansas that stand to this day, and being recognized as an Academic All-American team member.