On Feb. 22, Pratt Community College inducted eight former PCC athletes into the Hall of Fame.
-Svjetlana Papcevic 2001-2002 Women’s Basketball-
Papcevic was voted team MVP and she was the top rebounder in the KJCCC 2002. She was third in the conference in scoring 2002 and was selected to the Region VI D-I Second Team 2001-2002. She was also named to the Jayhawk Third team All-Conference team in 2001-2002. After graduating from Pratt, she received a full ride scholarship to play basketball at the University of Arizona, where she had a stellar career.
On Feb. 13, two Pratt Community College students were honored in Topeka, Kan. as members of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society. PCC’s chapter, Phi Zeta, selected Diana Lara and Katelyn Kumberg, both of Pratt, as their representatives for the 2014 Kansas All-State Academic Team.
This is a distinguished group of scholars from community colleges across the state who are selected for their academic achievements and contributions to their college and community. These students will also be eligible for the All-USA Academic Team announced later this year.
Your Beaver Men’s Soccer program sent two teams, one consisting of all Freshmen and the other of all Sophomores, to compete in Hesston College’s annual 6v6 Indoor tournament in Hesston, Kan. on Feb. 15. PCC was one of two junior colleges there with four other four year schools rounding out the field.
The freshman team went 3-1 in group play (PCC-4/Central Cristian-1; PCC-1/Bethel-2; PCC-5/Hesston-2). Pratt’s freshmen finished second in their group behind Bethel College.
On Feb. 17, the Pratt Community College Beavers faced Garden City Community College in a double header.
In the first game, Garden City took an 8-5 victory in seven innings at their home field.
Peyton Jones racked up four RBIs on three hits for the Beavers. She homered in the fourth inning and singled in the fifth and seventh innings. Emily Wooldridge allowed eight runs in six innings on the pitching mound, walked four and struck out one.
Your Beavers dropped a hard fought contest to the Blue Dragons on Feb. 15. The players were down 13 in the first half and came back in the second half. The sports arena was energized and the third-ranked opponents were pressed down the stretch. With 3:06 left to play, Tatiana Grant hit a three to cut the Blue Dragon lead to four (58-62). From that point it was all Blue Dragons.
Grant led all scorers with 41 (the most points to ever be scored against a Blue Dragon women’s team), nine rebounds, and four steals. Maddie Pendry chipped in seven points.
Your Beaver men’s basketball team took on the Cougars from Barton CC on Feb. 12 in the Beaver Dome. It was a back and forth affair from the jump, but taking care of the ball, good defense, and precise shooting down the stretch allowed the Beavers to prevail 71-59.
The win puts the team at 17-9 on the year and 7-3 in the Jayhawk West, currently tying for second place with the Blue Dragons from Hutchinson.
On March 11, Pratt Community College will honor Lou Lynne Moss as the 26th Boyd Davies Executive-in-Residence.
Moss established The Flower Shoppe in 1977 at 106 South Main St. in Pratt. The shop then moved to 209 East 4th in in 1982 and currently is at 201 East 4th.
“Lou Lynn Moss provides an excellent example of a local business owner who promotes their industry by serving in a leadership roles locally, and at state and national level,” said Junnae Landry, event coordinator.