The Barton Community College volleyball team opened up the 2016 season and first-year Head Coach Brandon Stephenson's era Tuesday night at the Barton Gym with a sweep of the junior varsity of Kansas Wesleyan University 25-11, 25-16, and 25-14. The Cougars have little time to celebrate the victory as Barton hosts Jayhawk foe Cloud County Community College a 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday night in conference opening match.
Seventy-three Barton Community College students associated with Barton Athletics received Spring 2016 academic honors awarded by the College. Twenty-four of the students earned President's List honors for achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average while another forty-nine achieved or exceeded a 3.5 grade point average to earn Dean's List distinctive achievement awards.
It was a successful season the diamond for the Barton softball team. A season in which the Cougars spent a lot of time ranked in the Top 10. A season that ended in the Region VI tournament at the hands of the eventually NJCAA National Champion.
For one former Barton track star it may be his last go at the Olympics. For another it was an attempt to make his first Olympic team. Both came up short at the United States Olympic trials this past weekend in Eugene, Ore.