STERLING, Kans., -- Sterling College head women’s basketball coach Lonnie Kruse reached the 600th win of his career Saturday night when the Lady Warriors downed Bethel College 100-55 in North Newton, KS.
Sterling left little to doubt Saturday night as they shot 57% from the field and 58% from behind the three point arc in their lopsided win over the Threshers. Sterling was led in scoring by freshman Megan Patrick with 18 points, while senior Ashley Kraft added 15.
STERLING, Kans., --Sterling College will be honoring Head Coach Lonnie Kruse Saturday night January 31st. Kruse recently won his 600th career game over Bethel College and became the fifth coach in NAIA women’s basketball history to collect 600 wins.
Sterling will honor Kruse at halftime of the men’s game this Saturday versus Ottawa University. The women’s game will tip off at 5:00pm with the men following at approximately 7:00pm. Many former SC women’s basketball players and special guests are expected to be in attendance.
Sterling College senior Jonathan Woods was named the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference “Player of the Week” after helping lead the Warriors to big wins over Kansas Wesleyan University and Ottawa University last week.
Woods, a 6’10 center, averaged 14.0 ppg. and 13.5 rrg. in Sterling’s two conference victories last week.
Sterling College will be hosting two receptions this week to introduce new President Dr. Paul Maurer to the surrounding communities.
The first reception will be held Thursday, Feb. 5 after the lady warrior’s home basketball game through halftime of the men’s game (7:30 to 9:00 pm) in the Gleason Center classroom. The second reception will be held on Friday, Feb. 6 at 9 to 11 am in Heritage Hall on the Sterling College campus.
Sterling College graduated 21 students this past December.
The graduates, their hometowns, degrees and graduation honors are listed below:
Nathan Baker, Lincoln, California, Bachelor’s in Exercise Science in Education
Jorge Bueso, Bachelor’s in International Business, Cum Laude
Nolan Cox, Weslan, Kansas, Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude
Elizabeth Coombs, Wichita, Kansas, Bachelor’s in Education, Summa Cum Laude
Sterling College has released its Dean's List for the Fall 2008 semester. Criteria for the Dean’s Lists include the completion of at least twelve graded credit hours and a cumulative and semester GPA of 3.5 or better. The following 146 students were named to the list.
Jeffery Baker, a senior, of Sparks, Nevada
Tyler Ball, a sophomore, of Great Bend, KS
Ashley Barnes, a freshman, of Colby, Kansas
Rebekah Bell, a freshman, of Medicine Lodge, Kansas
Brian Boarman, a sophomore, of Lansing, Kansas
The Sterling College Theatre presents An Italian Straw Hat at 8:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, February 12-14, 2009, in Culbertson Auditorium on the SC campus. The Sterling College Theatre production is directed by Diane DeFranco-Kling.
The Sterling College Music Department presents All the World’s a Stage: A Musical Theatre Cabaret at 7:30 p.m., February 20-21, 2009, in Upper Wilson on the SC campus. The Cabaret will feature songs from the SC Concert Choir and small ensembles, under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music Mark Clark.
The Sterling College men’s basketball team locked up at least a share of the KCAC regular season championship, after defeating Tabor College last Saturday evening. Sterling remains two games ahead of the University of Saint Mary who lost to Kansas Wesleyan this past Saturday. Sterling can win the outright title with a win in one of its final two regular season games. Sterling’s first opportunity will be Thursday at home against Friends University on senior night.