Batman signs to play basketball at Bethany

By Steve Sell
July 29, 2015
Bethany College Sports Information

LINDSBORG — Zach Batman is transferring from Kansas State to Bethany College to resume his basketball career for coach Clair Oleen and the Swedes.

Batman is a graduate of Ingalls High School.

"We are pleased to have Zach Batman choose to transfer to Bethany from Kansas State so that he can pursue basketball alongside his education," Oleen said.

Batman,  6-2 guard, was a three-year starter for at Ingalls, averaging 15 points and 7 rebounds his senior year. He was voted Most Valuable Player by his team and was second-team All-League. Batman was also his high school's valedictorian, was in the National Honor Society, Stuco and I-Club.

"We recruited Zach out of Ingalls High School a year ago. Zach comes from a great family and a family of athletes,” Oleen said. “Zach's mother, Kim, played basketball here at Bethany when I was the women's coach and his father, Darren, was a great athlete at St. Mary of the Plains in Dodge City. Zach is a tough kid with a high IQ and he is a tremendous student."

He had a 4.0 high school grade point average and a 3.39 grade point average at Kansas State University. Batman will study engineering while attending Bethany College.