2011-12 Barton Tennis

Women's Tennis player
Karisa Kaiser chosen as Barton's
Co-Ambassador of the Year
*Also earns national academic honor for classroom achievement*


Kaiser is one of seven Barton Student-Athletes to receive national academic honors

Karisa KaiserThe Barton Community College Athletic Department announces seven sophomore student-athletes received national academic honors for the 2011-12 season.  Leading the list of honorees is women’s basketball player Devan Boeger whose 4.0 grade point average earned her the NJCAA Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence.   The Great Bend native also earned Co-Outstanding Graduate honors at Barton’s graduation ceremony in May.   The Cougars also placed two on the second tier of academic honors as men’s track team member Tyler Rathke and women’s tennis player Karisa Kaiser each earned the NJCAA Superior Academic Achievement honors .  Rathke, from Hays, Kansas, finished with a 3.87 grade point average while Kaiser, from Hoisington, Kansas, and Co-Student Ambassador of the Year finished with a 3.85.   Earning NJCAA Exemplary Academic Achievement honors were softball players Kristin Schartz (3.76) from Larned, Kansas, Tessa Sterling (3.70) of McPherson, Kansas, and Co-Outstanding Graduate Anna Voss (3.6) from Hays, Kansas.   Women’s golf player Kathleen Duncan from Lakin, Kansas rounds out the academic honors as her 3.64 grade point average earned Exemplary Academic Achievement honors as well. 

Kaiser chosen as Student Ambassador of the Year

Barton Community College announced its 2011-12 Brant J. Ballhorst Student Ambassadors of the Year. Named in memory of Brant J. Ballhorst, the award recognized two outstanding student ambassadors, Karisa Kaiser and Reba Hickel, both of Hoisington, Kansas.

A ceremony honoring the recipients was held at noon on Thursday, Barton’s commencement day, in the Plaza de Cavanaugh Room in the Learning Resource Center. The Student Ambassador of the Year award recipients were chosen by their peers and Barton’s admissions staff.

Kaiser Kaiser, a sophomore tennis player for Barton, was heavily involved throughout the school year. She participated in Campus Christian Fellowship, Community Student Organization, and served as Phi Theta Kappa President.  The daughter of Mike and Danah Kaiser of Hoisington, Kaiser plans to continue her education at Fort Hays State University where she will be majoring in elementary education.  More

2011-12 Season Highlight Video

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Schedule / Results

February 17-18

OKC Collegiate Open
at Oklahoma City, OK

February 20
1:00pm vs Hesston
(Men's Only)
Club 1 Fitness/Vets Park

February 22
1:00pm vs Hesston
(Women's Only)
Club 1 Fitness/Vets Park

February 25
vs McPherson College
12:00pm Women;  2:00pm Men
Club 1 Fitness/Vets Park

March 6
1:00pm vs Seward County CC
Club 1 Fitness/Vets Park

March 9-10

9:00am at Bethel Tournament
at Lindsborg, KS

March 10
Bethany Triangular
9:00am vs Bethany College
1:00pm vs Ks Wesleyan
at Lindsborg, KS

March 15
11:00am vs Cowley College
at Arkansas City, KS

April 5
1:30pm vs Johnson County CC
at Overland Park, KS

April 20-21
Region VI Championships
Riverside Complex
at Wichita, KS


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