The Pratt Community College women's cross country team traveled to Rim Rock Farm for the Bob Timmons Dual Classic hosted by the University of Kansas.
The meet was scored by division, so while Kansas dominated the overall meet, the Pratt women won their second straight meet by beating Iowa Western, a 16th place finisher at last year's national meet. It was an unexpected victory for anyone watching the first half of the race.
Twenty-three men and women of the Pratt Community College cross country team arrived on campus on Aug. 4, 20 more runners than just one year ago. With 19 of them being freshmen, the Beavers took it to the roads on Monday evening for the first practice of the 2014 season. The men will be running up to 75 miles per week this season, while the women’s team will peak around 65.
Pratt Community College has started another partnership with Wichita Area Technical College to provide more options for students interested in Information Network Technology.
“The partnership is a natural progression resulting from our existing partnership in nursing and is another good example of how a community college and technical college can improve access to a technical program without much additional cost or resources to either place,” said Joe Varrientos, Vice President of Instruction.
The Pratt Men’s Wrestling Team has just been named 2013-2014 NJCAA Academic Team of the Year for the second year in a row. This means that the team had the highest cumulative GPA of any community college men’s wrestling team in the nation with a 3.12.
Twelve Pratt Community College wrestlers have been named to the 2013-2014 National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) All-Academic Team. In order to receive this award, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.
The Pratt Community College men's basketball team heads to the off-season celebrating the successes of the 2013-2014 season.
Head Men's Basketball Coach Jesse Shaw, pictured at right, was named National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) District VI Coach of the Year and Kansas Basketball Coach Association (KBCA) Junior College Coach of the Year.
On April 26, Pratt Community College honored 2014 Outstanding Alumnus Dr. Shirle Ibeawuchi, the 2014 Presidential Above and Beyond scholars and the 2014 graduating named scholars at a special brunch ceremony. The Presidential Above and Beyond Scholarship is an award given to students who meet academic criteria and demonstrate leadership and community involvement. Named scholars are those students who have received a scholarship from the PCC Foundation that has been designated by an individual donor and named in their honor.
In the last conference series of the season, the Beavers came up short in all four games against the Barton County Cougars.
On Friday night, the Beavers lost the opening game of the series 9-3. Gaige Webster was 3-5 with two doubles. BJ Dean was 2-3 including a double, and Nolan Rush was 2-4. Tyler Huffstickler took the loss on the mound throwing 5.2 innings. Huffstickler allowed seven runs on five hits, five walks, and six strikeouts.