2017 Pup’s Steakhouse Celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day to be held on February 2

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WILSON, N.C. — January 26, 2017 — Barton College’s 2017 Pup’s Steakhouse Celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day will be held on Thursday, Feb. 2, in Hardy Alumni Hall on campus. Featured speakers will be Kamryn and Sydney Graybeal, Phyllis Parish Howard, Caroline Searcy, Brianna Thomas, and Sydney Turner. The program will begin at 11 a.m., and the public is invited to attend. There is no charge for the event. Twin sisters Kamryn and Sydney Graybeal, presenting in tandem at the program, are fourth-grade students at Rock Ridge Elementary School. In addition to participating in gymnastics, the Graybeal sisters compete in the City of Wilson’s Recreation Soccer Program. […]

Barton Adds Lacrosse and Swimming to Athletics Offerings

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(by Benny Benton, Sports Information Director) WILSON, N.C. – Barton College will add women’s lacrosse and men’s and women’s swimming as intercollegiate sports beginning with the 2016-17 season, school officials have announced. Barton College President Douglas Searcy first shared the news publicly at a quarterly meeting of the institution’s faculty and staff. “As we add new students to our campus community, we focus on choices that strengthen academic programming, positive campus experiences, and provide mentorship to support student learning and engagement,” Searcy said. “Based on our research, these teams best fit with our current athletics infrastructure, meet our academic and enrollment goals, and contribute to the quality of campus life […]

Barton College Announces Two New Sports Programs for 2011-2012

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College announces the addition of two new sports, men’s volleyball and women’s golf, that will round out a 16-sport line-up for the College’s athletics program, beginning fall 2011. The addition of these new programs is part of an overall recruitment strategy as Barton positions itself to achieve appreciable enrollment goals in the next few years. Overseeing recruitment strategy initiatives will be the Growth and Marketing Taskforce led by Dr. Kelly Thompson, vice president for external relations. Barton’s two newest sports programs will also have the distinction of being recognized as Conference Carolinas Championship Sports, an honor reserved for sports programs offered by a minimum of six institutions […]