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11.06.12 | Athletics

Wildcat Spotlight: Recent Success

Wildcat Spotlight: Recent Success Wildcat Spotlight: Recent Success

Baker University student-athletes are successful on and off the field of play. Here is a spotlight of notable events that have recently occured.

thumb 2012 HOF inductees2012 Hall Of Fame Class

The Baker University Athletic Department hosted the Baker University Athletic Hall of Fame Induction and Student-Athlete Awards Banquet. Taylor Gill '83, Phil Hannon '86, Joe Girardi '79 and Liesel Kirk-Fink '02 were inducted to the 2012 Baker University Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2012.

 

 

 

thumb healthe athletic trainingBaker University Sports Medicine

Sports medicine partners with Healthé Athlete, which provides the highest level of health care informatics for the student athlete. Division I programs like the University of Missouri, University of Norte Dame, and Oklahoma State University are partners with Healthé Athlete. Beyond those institutions, the NBA and Major League Soccer have partnered with Healthé Athlete.

 

 

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New Baker Athletics Staff

The Athletics Department welcomes two new members to the staff. Tyler Price arrives from Park University as the Assistant Director of Athletics for Communications. Dan O'Connell was hired as the 3rd full-time Assistant Athletic Trainer.

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Women's Basketball Players Volunteer At Grandparent's Day Event

The Baker University women's basketball team took time out on Sunday, Sept. 9 to participate in the Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce Grandparents Day. The Wildcats spent the afternoon volunteering at the event for local grandparents and their grandchildren in the Baldwin City area.

 

 

 

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Baker Football Team Reaches Out To Local Fans

The football team reached out to a sergeant who recently came back from Afghanistan. They sent this special Wildcat fan a signed jersey and program. They also connected with a player's parent who was hospitalized by sending a signed football, jersey, and card. Lastly, the football team showed support to a young boy from Wellsville. The boy's hero is WR Jake Green, and Jake made a special visit with the boy and gave him a signed jersey and team photograph.

 

 

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Baker Football: Academic Success

The football team is ranked 2nd in the country with 10 Academic All-Americans. Beyond that, they have been ranked in the top 3 nationally for the past 3 years

 

 

 

thumb baker dance teamDance Team Fundraising

The dance team has been working hard to fundraise for their trip to Nationals. They served as parking lot attendants during the Maple Leaf Festival. They also sell concessions during fall sporting events and teach Zumba classes to members of the Baker community.

 

 

 

thumb black out game vs mo valleySpirit Squad Sells Shirts

For the annual Blackout football game against Missouri Valley, the Spirit Squad sold Blackout t-shirts as a fundraising endeavor. Their efforts helped "blackout" the stadium and create an exciting football environment. 

 

 

 

thumb phill hannonBaseball Fundraising

Members of the baseball team ushered a KU football game in Lawrence, and during the Maple Leaf Festival they sold Italian sausage, hot dogs and cherry lemonades for the 3rd straight.

 

 

 

thumb mens soccSoccer Success

The men's and women's soccer teams have nominated 7 players for the CoSIDA-Capital One Academic All-American team for this season.

This past summer, the men's team held several soccer clinics that served the youth in surrounding communities. They also assisted with kids tournaments in Shawnee, Kansas.

 

 

thumb mtrackTrack & Field Fundraising

The Baker University Track and Field team ushered a KU football game in Lawrence, Kansas as part of their fundraising.

 

 

 

thumb mbb maple leaf paradeMen's Basketball Fundraising

The men's basketball team served as parking lot attendants during the 2012 Maple Leaf Festival. They also sell concessions at various fall sporting events.

 

 

 

thumb mbb team photoBasketball Newsletter

The men's basketball team has been running the Round Ball Newsletter Club since August to keep the fans, parents, and alumni updated about the program and the team. Contact head coach, Sean Dooley to learn more. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

 

thumb vb pink out gameVolleyball Hosts Dig Pink Match

The Baker volleyball team recently had their annual Dig Pink match. Students, parents, and fans wore pink to recognize breat cancer awareness month. The gate revenue from this event was matched by volleyball, and a donation was made to the Dig Pink Foundation.

 

 

 

thumb softball pressboxNew Softball Press Box

With the help from a generous donor, the Baker softball team has a new press box that will make it's debut this spring at the first home game of the season.

 

 

 

thumb track rec lunchAll-American's Recognized

The Athletics Department hosted the Track & Field All-American Recognition banquet. This event honored Stephanie Nelson (NAIA National Champion - Javelin) and Katie Thurbon (NAIA Runner Up - Pole Vault).

 

 

 

thumb wrestling lunchWrestling All-American Recognition Banquet

Brandon Gebhardt is an NAIA All-American at 285 lbs weight class. He was honored at the president's house during the All-American banquet.

 

 

 

thumb wbb team photoWomen's Basketball Team

The women's basketball team supported Breast Cancer Awareness by selling t-shirts and donating the proceeds to the local breast cancer awareness fund.

This past June, the women held a basketball summer league for 200 Jr. High and High school players from 20 different Kansas high schools.

The women are also avid supporters of all fall sports teams. It is common to see the entire team at a soccer match or football game to cheer on their fellow athletes.

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