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Signing for the Spring Semester!

Posted by jfullan on June 23, 2014 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (4)

We are excited to announce a local Iowa signing with Nathaniel Glidewell. Originally from St. Joseph, Missouri, Nathaniel attended and graduated from Cedar Rapids Washington. He played at CRW his first two years of high school and then went on to play for a private traveling team, the Defenders, and was team captain his senior year. Nathaniel was also the leading scorer and rebounder his senior year and nearly averaged a double double. Some accolades was being an All Tournament player his junior and senior year. We expect Nathaniel to be a scoring threat, but also to make great passes and provide strong support on defense. We look forward, at times, to having him guard the best player and will be our physical presence down low.

Nathaniel was asked to play for Calvary Bible College in Missouri, but decided on Emmaus because he loved the tight-knit student body and how easily he made friends when visiting. It is also close to his home in Cedar Rapids. Nathaniel is looking forward to not only learning more about the Bible, but living it out on and off the court. He intends to get his elementary school teaching degree at Emmaus.

Mitchell Patzka Signs Letter of Intent

Posted by jfullan on June 17, 2014 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The Eagles are proud to announce our fourth signing of the season with Mitchell Patzka. Having played 9 years in the Wisconsin Heights school system and nearly every position (shooting guard, power forward and center), Mitchell brings experience and a strong work ethic to the team. Recuited by such colleges as Northwestern College and Maranatha Baptist College for football and Taylor University for lacrosse, Mitchell chose Emmaus because of the similar size to his high school and because he believes that the education one receives at Emmaus is better than anywhere else.

Along with several other of our recruits, Mitchell is not afraid to take charges, sacrifice his body and work hard to make his teammates better. We look to use Mitchell’s size and strength to secure plenty of rebounds and demonstrate what a hard work ethic really is. He has said that he feels the Lord leading him to Emmaus to do great things for Him, on and off the court, and we agree. Welcome to the team, Mitchell!

Kyle Pikaart Signs with the Eagles

Posted by jfullan on June 10, 2014 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The Emmaus Eagles are proud to announce our second signing of the season with Kyle Pikaart. Kyle played 8 years for the Wyoming Warriors and will be looked to bring speed and intensity on both ends of the court. Coming in as a point guard, Kyle will be placed in a great position to make his teammates better and provide a scoring threat as well. In addition to our returners and the group of players coming in, Kyle will be huge in pushing the tempo and providing plenty of opportunities on the fast break.

Matthew Tomlinson Signs with Eagles

Posted by jfullan on June 9, 2014 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The Eagles men’s basketball team is happy to announce the signing of Matthew Tomlinson from Jackson, Wyoming. Graduating from Jackson Hole High School while being a captain his senior year, Matthew is a high energy, defensive specialist who is not afraid to make the hustle plays and sacrifice his body for the team. With 3 different coaches during his high school career, Matthew was able to become a very versatile athlete who can play at any position. We look to see Matthew compete for leading rebounder and, at times, guard the opposing team’s best player.

We are very blessed to have Matthew be part of our incoming freshman class, as he had the opportunity to play D-II RMAC football—but felt the Lord drawing him to Emmaus. His parents Robert and Kathryn will have plenty to watch this season as both Matthew and his sister Sharon will be attending Emmaus this fall and playing for their respective basketball teams. 

Grace Welch Joins the Lady Eagles

Posted by jfullan on June 6, 2014 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Grace Welch of Wilton, California has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the Lady Eagles of Emmaus Bible College. Grace is known for her athletic ability, speed, and quickness on the basketball court. She is the type of player who can guard the opposing team's best offensive threat and shut them down. Grace also has the ability to use her quickness on the offensive end to attack the basket and consistently keep pressure on the defense. Grace will be a great addition to our team this coming season and we are looking forward to not only her basketball skills but also her humble Christ-like character.

Nakiah Kimble Signs with Lady Eagles

Posted by jfullan on June 3, 2014 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

5A Dubuque Hempstead stand out Nakiah Kimble has chosen to sign with the Lady Eagles of Emmaus Bible College. Nakiah has been the starting point guard at the varsity level all four years of her high school career, three with Dubuque Senior and her final year at Dubuque Hempstead after transferring. Nakiah's speed, vision, and leadership are what make her such a special player.

Lady Eagles head coach Kyle Graw had this to say: "Nakiah has the unique ability to help her team in many different aspects. She can be aggressive and score 20 points or she can be a traditional facilitating point guard who uses her speed to push the ball and simply just make the offense successful. Her Christ-like leadership is evident by the selflessness you see in her game on the court. Nakiah is about what is best for the team even if it means sacrificing individual success. I am extremely excited about having the opportunity to coach Nakiah this coming season."

Sharon Tomlinson Signs with Lady Eagles

Posted by jfullan on May 28, 2014 at 12:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Sharon Tomlinson of Jackson Hole High School in Jackson, Wyoming has chosen to sign with the Lady Eagles of Emmaus Bible College. Sharon, a defensive specialist known for her hustle, energy, and on-court leadership, was voted team captain both her junior and senior years.

Lady Eagles head coach Kyle Graw commented, "Sharon is a coach's dream. She enjoys doing things on the basketball court that no one else wants to do. Her senior year she took more charges then the rest of her team combined. You can teach players the game of basketball, but you can't teach the intensity, toughness, and commitment needed to be successful in our league. I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to coach Sharon over the next 4 years."

Madison Laib Signs with Lady Eagles

Posted by jfullan on May 20, 2014 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Lady Eagles head coach Kyle Graw is excited to announce that Madison Laib has signed to play women's basketball at Emmaus Bible College this upcoming year. In her high school career at Ankeny Christian Academy, she achieved All-Regional Team in 2013, First team All-Conference, 1A All-District Team, as well as scoring 1000 career points. We look forward to her participation this next year. Go Lady Eagles!

Tonight's Games Broadcasted

Posted by jfullan on January 31, 2014 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Tonight's Basketball games are available live at the link provided below. The Lady Eagles will be playing at 6pm with eh guys starting their game right after them at 8pm. Tune in and cheer on your eagles from the comfort of your dorm room or house!


Meet Junior John Walker

Posted by jfullan on January 15, 2014 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

1. Tell us about where you are from, when you started playing basketball, and what brought you to Emmaus.

I am from Hutchinson Kansas. I started to play basketball when I was in Middle School with all of my close friends. What interested me most about Emmaus was the rich tradition of teaching the truth about the Bible. I was very interested in the one year Bible Certificate, and wanted to be challenged by professors.


2. What is your major?

My major is Biblical Studies.


3. What is your favorite memory on the court (or involving basketball)?

My favorite moment on the court was the final game of last year when Paul Ruter was our leading scorer for the team. We were all very excited for him, and he made a lot of shots! It was cool seeing a guy with gray hair taking to younger guys.


4. Favorite junk food?

My favorite junk food is definitely brownies with ice cream.


5. Favorite movie?

The Grinch, only because everyone quotes it ALL the time.


6. Favorite verse/passage and why?

Romans 8:26-39 because it shares about the victory we have in Christ, and reminds us that Christ is on our side interceding for us in Heaven. “In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified. What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us. Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Just as it is written, “For Your sake we are being put to death all day long; We were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”


7. Tell us why you feel students should come support Emmaus' sports teams. 

Students should come and support Emmaus’ sports teams because the players love the crowd cheering for them! The players put in a lot of hard work, time, and effort to win games, and would love to see the student body, faculty, and staff come out and support your teams!