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.
Kansas City, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2011 NAIA Baseball All-Americans, as selected by the NAIA-Baseball Coaches Association (BCA) All-America Selection Committee. Seventeen players were selected to each the First and Second Teams, while 36 other players were honorable mentions. Sterling College’s Andrew Archbold was named a Second Team All-American while Wesley Tramble was named an Honorable Mention All-American.
Marion, Ind. – The Sterling College Women’s 3200 meter relay (4x800m) consisting of Whitney Duatel, Jillian Linnebur, Jessica Stuart, and Julie Penner broke their own school record of 9:32.31 with a time of 9:31.94 and finished 18th at the 2011 NAIA Women’s Outdoor Track and Field National Championship in Marion, Indiana.
Sterling, Kan. - The Sterling College Women's 4x800 meter relay team will be travelling to Marion, IN on March 24th to compete at the NAIA Track & Field Championships hosted on the campus of Indiana Wesleyan University. Relay members consist of Whitney Dautel, Jessica Stuart, Jillian Linnebur and Julie Penner. The relay team qualified for the National Championships with their time of 9:32.3 ran at the 50th Southwestern Relays back on April 30th, which was also a school record.
Salina, Kan. – Former Sterling College football player and current SC senior David Wray IV will play in the fifth annual Victory Sports Network (VSN) Senior Classic in Salina, Kansas on Saturday April 30 at Salina Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:00 pm. The game will feature the Americans facing off against the Nationals. Wray, along with 23 other former KCAC players, will be on the Nationals squad as a running back wearing number seven.
Wichita, Kan. - Not one but two school records were broken and three new personal records set as the Warrior Track & Field Team competed at the KT Woodman Track Invitational hosted by Wichita State on Saturday, April 16. Perfect weather as well as great competition from local NCAA D1 schools help set the standard for the day and put the Warriors in position to compete as well as they did.
Kansas City, Kan. - Zach Goodrich of Sterling College has been named to the 2011 NAIA Division II Men's Basketball All-America Second Team for the first time. The NAIA announced the All-America Teams this afternoon on the NAIA website. Goodrich finished his playing career for Sterling this season.