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.