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Barrows one of three to be inducted to FSCC Hall of Fame

Friday, September 30, 2011

Fort Scott Community College will honor the newest members to the FSCC Athletic Hall of Fame with an induction ceremony and breakfast Saturday, Oct. 29. The inductees for the Hall of Fame class of 2011 are Kellye (West) Barrows, Jared Keylon, and Don Ross.

Barrows was named Eastern Divsion Freshman of the Year in volleyball by the Jayhawk Conference in 2001 and was selected First Team All-Conference that same year. Her sophomore year she was selected Second Team All-Conference. Barrows was a member of Phi Theta Kappa, an Academic All-American as a freshman and sophomore and she graduated Summa Cum Laude from FSCC. Barrows went on to earn her Bachelor's of Business Administration in Marketing from Pittsburg State University. Barrows currently works as the Marketing Assistant at Citizens Bankm N.A., Fort Scott

Keylon won several college rodeos during his years at FSCC. From 2005-2007 Keylon won rodeos at Fort Hays, State, Southwestern Oklahoma State, Garden City Community College, Southeastern Oklahoma State and Colby Community College. In addition, he won FSCC's rodeo both years. Keylon was awarded the Outstanding Athletic Achievement Award, Outstanding Leadership Award and the Outstanding Academic Award from his team while he attended FSCC. He was a three-year qualifier for the National Finals Rodeo (NFR). Keylon currently is a professional rodeo contestant competing across the United States.

Ross was a First Team All-Jayhawk Conference football player at defensive back during his sophomore season of 1973. After graduating in the spring of 1974, Ross went on to New Mexico State University (NMSU) where he was a defensive back and punt returner. During his senior season of 1975 at NMSU, Ross earned First Team All-Missouri Valley Conference honors as a defensive back. He led NCAA Division I in punt return average and was voted the team's Most Valuable Player both his junior and senior years. Ross was inducted into the NMSU Athletic Hall of Fame in January 1976 and he signed a rookie contract with the Los Angeles Rams in 1977. Ross currently is a high school Science and P.E. teacher in Independence, Kan.

The public is invited to attend the Hall of Fame induction which features a reception, breakfast, and induction ceremony. Doors will open at 8:45 a.m. and breakfast will start at 9 a.m. in the FSCC Cafeteria. Tickets for the breakfast are available for $8 each. Those interested in attending can RSVP at (620) 223-2700 ext.7350, or e-mail maryi@fortscott.edu. FSCC will provide free football game tickets to all Hall Of Fame induction attendees. The Greyhounds will face Highland at Frary Field at 1 p.m. Oct. 29.

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