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Lady Eagles Learn Through Experience

Posted by jfullan on November 22, 2014 at 1:35 AM Comments comments (0)

The first half started with adversity being down 2-8 in the first 3 minutes. It was clear that Barclay had already shot us out of our 2-3 zone. We switched to man to man defense and quickly got back into the game as we tied it up at 10. The first half was back and forth with constant lead changes when finally with 3 seconds left in the first half Madison Laib hit a 3 point shot from 2 feet behind the 3 point line to put us up 28-24 at half-time.


The second half we started out slow but so did Barclay. Again another round of lead changes as our offense just wasn't able to get enough chemistry to really pull ahead. As we hit the 10 minute mark our youth and inexperienced really showed. Turnovers and not running the offense led to a Barclay 6 point lead. Before we knew it we were down by 10 and were never able to recover. Madison Laib led the way with 28 points and 6 rebounds followed by Rachel Melins’ 8 points and 5 rebounds.


“Overall I’m pleased with our first game. There are tons of golden nuggets from this experience that we can learn from and grow. For most of our girls this was their first collegiate basketball game and so there’s only going to be improvement. Growth can only come from overcoming adversity and we will learn and grow from this.” –Coach Graw

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 Freshman Annie Schaeckenbach

Posted by jfullan on January 15, 2014 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (1)

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

I am from Iowa City, Iowa. This is my first year playing basketball! I decided to come to Emmaus because I wanted to learn from a biblical perspective and be part of a strong Christian community that will help me to grow in my faith.

2. What is your major?

My major is youth ministry!

3. What is your favorite memory on the field or involving basketball?

One of my favorite memories about basketball is the road trips. We have so much fun watching movies, singing, laughing, talking, drinking coffee. It is just fun to hang out with your teammates.

4. What is your favorite junk food?

My favorite junk food would have to be sour patch kids and homemade chex mix. :)

5. What is your favorite movie?

My favorite movie is At the End of the Spear.

6. Favorite verse/passage of Scripture?

One of my favorite verse/passage in the Bible is James 4:8 which says, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” I love this verse because it encourages me to continue to seek God with all my heart, and I know that He will be faithful to answer me.

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

Students at Emmaus should do their best to come and support the sports teams. When we get a huge crowd in the gym, it makes the game so much more exciting, and it really helps the players! Also, you will feel like you are connected with the school and student body when you are cheering like crazy with everyone else for the same purpose.

Alumnus Ashleigh Wilson Announced as Assistant Women's Basketball Coach

Posted by jfullan on June 12, 2013 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Ashleigh Wilson will be serving this year as Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach. In 2012, she acquired her Bachelor’s in Biblical Studies and Music Education at Emmaus. While attending Emmaus, she played all four years of basketball and was a team captain during her senior year. Ashleigh now resides in Dubuque where she teaches music at Roosevelt Middle School.

Alumnus Kyle Graw Announced as Head Women's Basketball Coach

Posted by jfullan on May 20, 2013 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

We are excited to announce alumnus Kyle Graw as Head Women’s Basketball Coach for the 2013-2014 season! Kyle graduated with his Bachelor’s in Biblical Studies and Youth Ministry from Emmaus in 2010. He played basketball at Emmaus alongside Athletic Director Luke Wilkerson from 2007-2010. Kyle and his wife Tina have a son, Elijah, and a daughter, Laila Rose.

Lady Eagles Land First Recruit for 2012

Posted by jfullan on August 29, 2012 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Jamie Jones will join the Lady Eagles basketball team for the upcoming season. She is a 2011 graduate of Center Point-Urbana High (Center Point, IA), where she played for Coach Philip Klett. Jamie brings an all-around game to the team, with experience as both a post player and a wing. She is transferring from the University of Northern Iowa, and will double major in Biblical Studies and Elementary Education at Emmaus. Her parents are Paul & Cheri Jones, and her older brother Brian will be a junior in the Computer Information Systems department.