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.
With the Butler County Grizzlies in town, the Pratt Beavers needed to take a couple of wins in order to keep their playoff hopes alive. After dropping a close game in the opener 2-1, the Beavers bounced back and won the second game 7-1.
Aaron Berenson had two hits and Skylar Dean had two hits and the lone RBI for Pratt in the 2-1 loss. Tyler Huffstickler took the loss allowing two runs in six innings while walking five hitters and he struck out three.
Your Pratt men’s soccer team competed in a 6v6 outdoor tournament at McPherson College on April 12. Two teams composed of Pratt players competed against a field of 22 total teams representing NCAA D-I and D-II, NAIA, NCSAA, and NJCAA competitive and club programs.
In Pool A, PCC defeated Emporia State 9-4, lost to McPherson College 5-1 and defeated Kansas State - Salina 16-4.
In Pool D, PCC lost to Southwestern College 8-7, defeated Central Christian College 12-3 and tied 6-6 against the FC Gatos Verdes, the McPherson College Alumni team.
Join Pratt Community College on April 25 for the annual foundation auction, a fundraiser that supports the scholarship fund for PCC students. This year the theme is “Under the Big Top” and the evening festivities include dinner, raffles, a silent auction and a live auction, as well as a thrilling performance by PCC’s own vocal ensemble, Encore!.
The event will be held at the Pratt 4-H Center and doors open at 6 p.m. The meal including grilled chicken and pulled pork sandwiches, tossed salad, new potatoes, nachos and popcorn begins at 6:30 p.m.
The Pratt Beavers were scheduled to play a nine-inning game with the Mavericks of NOC Tonkawa, but PCC ended the game in the seventh with a score of 13-3.
It was a great day to be a hitter, and each of the players in the Pratt lineup had at least one hit, and five players had multiple hits. Gaige Webster was 4-5 with two doubles and scored three times. Justin Crouch was 2-3 with four RBIs and a home run. Scott Alvarez was 2-4 with a double. BJ Dean was 2-4 with five RBIs and two home runs. Avery Booth was 2-3.