Pat Bauman, the youngest faculty member when Barton was established in 1969, coached women's tennis among other sports, finishing with a 124-45-3 record at Barton with two conference championships, two Region VI championships and five NJCAA National Tournament appearances. Dennis Sherman was the first to win a conference championship in any sport at Barton as part of the men's golf team from 1970-72. Wayne Becker was the owner of Becker Tire and Treading, Inc. He purchased season and regular admission tickets to basketball games for his employees, as well as supporting Barton athletics with a corporate sponsorship.
At first glance, the Barton Community College men's basketball team hasn't moved much on the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division standings after its rout of Colby on Wednesday.
The Barton Community College athletic department will induct Patricia Bauman, Wayne Becker and Dennis Sherman to its Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday during a 4 p.m. induction ceremony at Kirkman Activity Center.
In conjunction with tonight's Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division home basketball game with Hutchinson at Kirkman Activity Center, Barton Community College will dedicate the night to "Pink Out" for breast cancer awareness.
After sitting dead last in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division after the opening week, Barton's men's basketball team has won its last two to move into sole possession of third place in the West.