The Friends University Falcons will host the Oklahoma City University Stars in the 2010 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Volleyball National Championship Opening Round at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, in the Garvey Physical Education Center gymnasium.
After spending the last year as assistant coach for the Falcons, Darrin Rasmussen will replace former Head Coach Mike Hiebert, who has decided to retire, as the men’s and women’s tennis coach.
Rasmussen competed at Friends University from 2005 to 2009. As a player, he was First Team All-KCAC in 2007, 2008 and 2009 and NAIA Academic All-American in 2008 and 2009. Rasmussen, a native of Conway Springs, Kan., holds a degree in health management and a minor in business administration from Friends University.
Friends University Athletic Director Joe Zimmerman was selected by athletic directors and faculty athletic representatives of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) to represent the KCAC on the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) administrative council.
After winning the KCAC Championship Tournament Tuesday, men’s basketball has its sights set on the NAIA National Tournament.
The Falcons will travel to Point Lookout, Mo., to compete in the 19th Annual NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship Tournament. The single-elimination tournament will consist of 32 teams and will take place March 10-16.
The Falcons (25-6) will open in the first round against No. 9 Bethel College Indiana (27-6) at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 10.