Barnes signs to join TigerBall in 2014
Author: Dakota Hack/Wendy Reid
Posted: Wednesday, March 05, 2014 at 10:14 AM
Olivet Nazarene University women’s basketball is pleased to welcome its newest member, Kaira Barnes of Westland, Mich. for the upcoming 2014-2015 season.
Barnes, a 5’4 point guard, is a four year varsity letter winner for John Glenn High School. She is averaging 17.5 points, 5 assists, 2 steals, and 1 rebound a game. Over her career, she has received the Captain’s Award and been named Honorable Mention for All-Conference., while leading John Glenn to Conference champions, Regional champions, and the Final Four.
Along with basketball, Barnes has also lettered twice in track. When not in playing for her high school team, she plays AAU for the Michigan Crossovers. She has been named to the Honor Roll and received the Physical Education Award.
When asked why she chose Olivet she responded with, “I chose ONU because the campus is beautiful and the coaches are great. Having the opportunity to grow both spiritually and academically while I am play the game I love is all I can ask for”.
While at Olivet Barnes intends to major in exercise science.