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Biking Across Kansas for Barclay College (BAK4BC) is a fundraising initiative on behalf of the School of Graduate Studies. Dave Williams, Director of the Center for Spiritual Renewal as well as the Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership-Spiritual Formation (MATL-SF), will be one of 800 riders participating in this annual, eight-day cycling event. This year’s BAK is scheduled for June 8-15, 2013, and will follow a 500-mile route along the southern border of the state (see map below). Donors can pledge a specified amount for each mile of the course (e.g., $.10 per mile for a total of $50.00, $1.00 per mile for a total of $500.00, $10.00 per mile for a total of $5,000.00, etc.). All proceeds will benefit the newly established Graduate Scholar Fund, which provides scholarships of up to $4000 for all qualified students who are enrolled in a master’s program at Barclay College. For additional information, including a BAK Mobile Route Guide, Pledge Card, and Daily Blog, click here.

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On Monday, May 13th the Bears added yet another member to their 2013-14 roster with the signing of Lakin High School’s Dallas Franco. Franco, a three sport athlete at 3A Lakin HS, is another addition to the Bears backcourt.

Franco averaged 6.9 points, 3.4 assists, 2 rebounds, and 1.7 steals a game during his senior campaign in which he helped lead the Bronc’s to an 8-14 record.

“Dallas is a tough-nosed player that seems to be willing to do whatever it takes to help his team be better,” said Head Coach Royce Bryan. “A great kid that comes from a great family and we are thrilled to not only have him on our team but in our community as well.”

Franco plans to major in business.

The Barclay Lady Bears are pleased to announce that Kyla Powell will be playing basketball for BC during the 2013-14 season. Powell is from Huntsville, AL and played her senior year at Westminster Christian Academy.

During her senior year she averaged 7.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 1.6 steals a game. Powell was very active off the basketball court as well. She was a member of the Beta Club, Diamond Dolls, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She is also a dedicated student as she qualified for the A/B Honor Roll. Her parents are Larkin and Latarsha Ison.

“I am excited to have Kyla joining us for next year”, said Head Coach Brad Lingafelter. “Kyla will fit in well with the girls and what we are continuing to build here at Barclay College. Kyla showed that she has the ability to shoot the ball and I feel she has a good chance to become a solid all-around contributor her freshman year.”

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Oklahoma All-State recipient Cole Hibler from 6A Ponca City High School has signed his letter of intent to attend and play basketball at Barclay College in the Fall of 2013.

Hibler is a 5’10″ point guard who averaged 10.2 points a game while shooting 36 percent from three and 44 percent from the field as a senior. He also dished out 4.1 assists per game on a team that finished the year 12-11.

For his accomplishments over this last season, Hibler was named to the Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association All-Region Team and selected to their All-Star Team, and was recognized in the Oklahoman, Tulsa World Daily, and VYPE magazine as a 6A All-State player. In addition, he has been an All-Centennial Conference player over the past three seasons.

Head Coach Royce Bryan commented, “We are thrilled that Cole decided to come to BC in the fall. I think what makes him special is his ability to impact the game in so many different ways. He can score when needed, but doesn’t have to score in order to make his presence felt. He just has a great understanding of the game and is a tough competitor.”

Hibler is the son of Alan and Shiela Hibler. He is planning on majoring in Business Administration.