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ESB Financial   Emporia, KS - Manhattan,
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Emporia Country Club:

1801 Rural St
Emporia, KS 66801




Emporia Country Club

1801 Rural St

Emporia, KS 66801

Doors open at 6:15


The program begins at:

6:30 pm


About Sunrise hoops

- 90% of graduates pursue higher education (281 athletes)

- 90% of those have full-ride scholarships (including academic, arts, and athletic)

- Average GPA of student-athletes 3.2

- 71% of athletes come from impoverished communities

- 190 athletes received financial aid while in the program

- 49% of students receive financial assistance

- Over 1/2 of student-athletes makes a commitment to Christ in the program

- 40% of athletes are international (Mali, Columbia, Egypt, China, and more)

- Over 50% of alumni continue a career involving sports; coaching, playing, physical therapy, and so on.

- 4 National Honors Society

- 100% Graduation rate with Christian education

- 4 Professed faith in Jesus Christ (2020)

- 39 countries represented including countries closed to western missionaries (Venezuela, Senegal, Mali, Turkey, China, Russia, Japan)

- 87 Division I basketball players

- 3 National Geico Championship appearances (2019, 20, 21)

- 1 NBA First-round draft pick (Buddy Hield)

- 2015 Head coach of the year post-grad teams

- Naismith Coach of the Year 2021 

- Coach Barnwell is from Emporia, Kansas


Sunrise Christian Hoops wants to continue to produce leaders of thought, character, and faith through pursuing excellence in academia, athletics, and Jesus Christ.

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