Toebben to play golf at Central Baptist


Warrenton senior Travis Toebben, front row center, recently signed a letter of intent to play golf at Central Baptist College, an NAIA school in Conway, Ark. Pictured with Toebben are his parents, Jason and Becky Toebben. In the back row are Warrenton Activities Director Kevin Fowler and Head Coach Aaron Jinkerson. Submitted photo.
By: 
Scott Butler
Correspondent

Due to COVID-19, all spring sports in Warren County have been canceled, and graduates of 2020 will not get the chance to compete for their senior season.

However, senior Travis Toebben still has something to look forward to when he goes off to college.

“I was looking for a school to grow my faith,” Toebben said. “I wanted a place with good academics and I wanted to play golf in college.”

Toebben recently signed his letter of intent to further his academic and golfing careers at Central Baptist College. Although it's over six hours away, this Warrenton graduate chose a school because of family ties.

“Family is important to me and I have aunts and uncles down there,” Toebben said. “My sisters are down there too so it was either stay here with this family or go play golf down there with that family.”

After three college visits, he decided on Central Baptist, which is located in Conway, Ark., located just north of Little Rock. The Mustangs compete in the American Midwest Conference at the NAIA level.

“The college isn’t too big or too small, it’s a perfect size for me,” Toebben said. “Also, when I went down there, the coach was really nice and the players were really cool.”

Although his senior season was cut short, Toebben’s high school resume is quite astounding. He has qualified for state in every season and was looking forward to making it a four-year sweep, but feels that he is prepared for the next level.

“I’ve been put in high-pressure situations and felt like I handled that pressure well,” Toebben said. “Having those experiences will help me in college.”

Toebben is currently undecided as to what his major will be but is leaning towards becoming an athletic trainer. His high school head coach firmly believes he was very fortunate to have coached Toebben all four years of his high school career.

“Travis is just a natural talent who really loves the game of golf,” Head Coach Aaron Jinkerson said. “I was always impressed with how consistent he was and the few times he found himself in trouble, how capable he was to bounce back.”

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