Natasha Barr credits ‘coaches, teammates, family and friends’ for success


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Celebrating Natasha Barr’s milestone 1000th collegiate point are (l-r) father Dion Barr, Natasha Barr, mother Michelle Barr, and sister Cierra Barr.


As previously reported by The Times-Gazette Southern State Community College senior Natasha Barr recorded her 1000th collegiate point on November 17, 2017.

In Southern State Community College’s November 17 contest against Hocking College, senior guard Natasha Barr became the 8th person – and the third woman – in program history to score 1,000 career points. Barr is a two-time USCAA All-Academic All-American, carrying a 3.78 GPA.

The SSCC Patriots won 81-69, with Barr finishing the game with 26 points.

“I was so excited when Natasha committed to Southern State,” said Matt Wells, SSCC Athletic Director and Women’s Basketball Head Coach. “I knew she was a natural scorer, but she has worked very hard since arriving at Southern State. I am honored that I got the chance to coach her and witness when she accomplished this amazing individual goal.”

The daughter of Dion and Michelle Barr, she is a graduate of West Union High School where she also earned the 1,000 career points honor. She is currently working on her Associate of Applied Business degree as a student-athlete at Southern State.

“It’s a good feeling,” said Barr. “I couldn’t have done it without my coaches, teammates, family, and friends.”

Other student-athletes to achieve 1,000 points at Southern State include Tyler Jimison 2000-02, Ashley Wesley 2002-03 and 2004-05, Anthony Beverly 2003-05, Ashley Day 2004-06, Ronnie Barnett 2007-09, Tirrell Cumberland 2008-10, and Jeremy Bennington 2009-11.

For more information about the athletics programs at Southern State, please visit www.sscc.edu or contact Wells at mwells@sscc.edu or 800-628-7722, ext. 2697.

Celebrating Natasha Barr’s milestone 1000th collegiate point are (l-r) father Dion Barr, Natasha Barr, mother Michelle Barr, and sister Cierra Barr.
http://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/11/web1_Natasha-Barr-1000th-Point-PIC-1.jpgCelebrating Natasha Barr’s milestone 1000th collegiate point are (l-r) father Dion Barr, Natasha Barr, mother Michelle Barr, and sister Cierra Barr.

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