Kansas City, Mo. - Sterling College has been named a Five Star Champions of Character Institution by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) for the 2010-2011 school year. A Five Star Champions of Character Institution shows commitment in athletics to the five key areas of character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition, and character promotion. These five areas measure the Institutions commitment to the Champions of Character core values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership.
Pete Manely, exercise science department chair and certified athletic trainer (ATC) at Sterling College, has been named the President Elect of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Athletic Training Association. Manely is also the President of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) Athletic Training Association.
New Orleans, La. – Ryan J. “Pete” Manely was named the 2011 NAIA Athletic Trainers’ Association Athletic Trainer of the Year. Manely oversees the Sterling College Athletic Training Department and is the co-chair of the Exercise Science Department. The NAIA-ATA honored Manely at during their 2011 National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Sterling, Kan. – On Monday, the Sterling College Athletic Department went through a leadership transition. Gary Kempf, who was announced in February as the school’s new full time athletic director, took over the athletic director position and oversight of the athletic department.
Sterling, Kan. – The Fall Sport Season officially began this morning with the first practice sessions being held by all of the sports teams at Sterling College that compete in the Fall Championship Season. The teams that kicked off their seasons today were Football, Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer, Volleyball, Men’s Cross Country, Women’s Cross Country, and Cheer and Dance.
Hutchinson, Kan. - The 2011 Warrior Wood and Wedge Golf Tournament took place on Monday, June 27th, at the Highlands Golf and Supper Club in Hutchinson, KS. 84 golfers participated in the all-day event. It was the 14th annual tournament held for by the Warrior Athletic Association as a key fundraising event for Sterling College Athletics and combined with the silent auction generated over $9,000 for the athletic program.
Wichita, Kan. - The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) has changed its 2010-11 Men's and Women's Basketball postseason format and moved the Championship finals to Hartman Arena, in Park City, Kansas.
For the first time, the KCAC is moving both the Men's and Women's Basketball Championship to a neutral site. ‘KCAC Hoops at Hartman Arena' will feature both games on February 28, 2011, with the men's final at 6:00 PM and the women's fin al at 8:00 PM.
Sterling, Kan. - Sterling College Assistant Athletic Director Shawn Reed will become the next head women's basketball coach at Tabor College (Kan.). Reed has been serving at Sterling College since 1997 with his most recent role being assistant athletic director, assistant professor of exercise science and servant leadership coordinator.