Submissions >> Adam Barnes – Assisting on and Off the Court
Belmont Bruins Men’s Basketball Guard, accounting major, and former student athlete of the month, Adam Barnes is a well – rounded student athlete. Not only does he excel on the court, he also excels in the classroom. As a current senior, he has been accepted into the graduate Masters of Accountancy (MACC) program at the Jack C. Massey School of Business.
Adam also gives back to his community by voluteering during community service projects such as NCAA National Student-Athlete Day at Rose Park, in Nashville, TN. In recent years this event has manifested itself as a physical fitness awareness and play day with students from nearby Carter Lawrence Elementary School.
Faith is also an integral part of Adams life. Since coming to Belmont Adam has been a part of the Sports Evangelism Team. This team of students travel the world to share the word of Christ. Using the platform of sports, basketball in particular, Adam, along with his fellow students worked with children and adults on their basketball skills, and ultimately spoke to them and shared their faith in Jesus Christ.
Adam’s Experience in Malta:
“My experience in Malta was something that I will remember forever. I lived in Europe when I was younger so going to schools and playing basketball with them brings back many memories that I had as a child. What I loved the most is the influence that we as a team have on the kids. I could really sense that they looked up to us and understood our ultimate purpose; to spread the word of Jesus Christ. While in Malta I shared my testimony for the first time in front of a group. I was nervous because I have never done anything like that but it turned out really good. After I spoke, and we were shooting with the kids, a kid walked up to me and said “your speech was brilliant, I really enjoyed it.” The kid has no idea but he literally made my day.
Malta is beautiful and I really enjoyed my time there. I really love working with the kids and love their accents. To be honest I’m kind of jealous, and wish I could speak like them. Overall my experience in Malta was amazing.”