Athletics http://www.bakeru.edu Sun, 21 Dec 2014 04:37:09 -0600 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Baker Football Program Earns School Record 12 NAIA Scholar-Athletes http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/10582-baker-football-program-earns-school-record-12-naia-scholar-athletes http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/10582-baker-football-program-earns-school-record-12-naia-scholar-athletes Connor Stremel was one of 12 Baker Wildcats to earn the 2014 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete award

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University football program earned a school record 12 2014 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes announced this week at the NAIA Football National Championship in Daytona Beach, Fla.

The 12 Baker Scholar-Athletes awarded were Alex Baird, Tanner Clark, Logan DeGraeve, Jake Heller, Sheldon Jacks, Micheal Lisher, Justin McCandless, Gunnar McKenna, Colter Schacher, Connor Stremel, Daniel Sumler and Micheal Thomason.

The Wildcats tied for second-most scholar-athletes in the country with Grand View (Iowa) and Taylor University (Ind.), led all schools with 14 Scholar-Athletes.

There were 319 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete award winners and in order to be nominated by an institution's head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status.

For a look at the entire list of football Scholar-Athletes, please click here.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Football Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Jami Hodge’s Buzzer Beater Propels BU over Midland in 2OT http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/basketball/news-archive/item/10579-jami-hodge-s-buzzer-beater-propels-bu-over-midland-in-2ot http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/basketball/news-archive/item/10579-jami-hodge-s-buzzer-beater-propels-bu-over-midland-in-2ot Jami Hodge nailed the buzzer beating game-winner on Thursday night

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – It took 50 minutes of action, but the No. 21 ranked Baker University women's basketball earned a thrilling road win at Midland University, 100-99, to move to 9-4 on the year on Thursday evening.

With time running out and the Wildcats down, 99-97, Jami Hodge threw up a shot from about six feet behind the three-point line and right in front of the Baker bench and the ball went straight threw the net giving the Wildcats a one-point win.

This is the second victory for Baker over Midland, as they defeated the Warriors, 62-60, on November 1 in the season opener.

Hodge finished the night with 17 points, while Kyrstie Ehm led the way for Baker with 20.

Baker shot 48.5-percent from the floor and knocked down 11 three-point field goals with four coming from Ehm and three from Hodge, but none bigger than the game-winner from Hodge.

Baker and Midland each had 30 rebounds and Ericka Simpson led the team in assists with four.

Off the bench Angel Woods and Rashida Simpson both scored in double figures, as Woods scored 19 on 6-of-8 shooting and Simpson had 14. Macy Wallisch nearly had a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds.

Baker is now off until January 8 when they take on Benedictine College inside the Collins Center at 5:30 p.m. in HAAC conference play.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) W Basketball Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Baker’s Sheldon Jacks Named NAIA All-American http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/10566-baker-s-sheldon-jacks-named-naia-all-american http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/10566-baker-s-sheldon-jacks-named-naia-all-american Sheldon Jacks is the first NAIA All-American from Baker since Andre Jolly in 2012

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker University junior offensive lineman Sheldon Jacks became the first Wildcat offensive lineman since 1989 to be named to the AFCA NAIA Coaches' All-America Second Team, announced on Tuesday.

The last to be named to the NAIA Second Team All-America was Brian Ponzer in 1989. Jacks is also the first Wildcat to be named to the AFCA NAIA All-America team since Andre Jolly was a First-Team All-American in 2012.

The Lakeside, Ariz., native will also be named a two-time Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete later this week and helped lead Baker to an 8-3 record in 2014 and a final No. 18 ranking in the NAIA Coaches' Top 25 poll.

Jacks was also named to the 2013 Beyond Sports Network (BSN) NAIA All-America Honorable Mention Team.

He was also a key part to the Wildcats 2013 Heart of America Athletic Conference championship, its first since 1993 and playoff victory over Sterling, also the teams first since 1993.

The Baker offense averaged 168 rushing yards per game and 206 yards passing per game and scored an average of 28.6 points per game.

For a look at the entire 2014 AFCA NAIA All-Americans, please click here.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Football Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Baker Adds Another Cross Country & Track Athlete http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/w-track-field/news-archive/item/10565-baker-adds-another-cross-country-track-athlete http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/w-track-field/news-archive/item/10565-baker-adds-another-cross-country-track-athlete Baker Adds Another Cross Country & Track Athlete

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University cross country and track and field program has added another 2015 high school graduate to its program, as they announce the signing of Jenna Black of Johnson, Kan.

Black was a four-time state qualifier in both cross country and track while at Stanton County High School.

She also holds the school's 1,600-meter record and posted a personal 4K best time of 15:19.

"We are excited to sign student-athlete Jenna Black to join our Baker cross country and track and field program," said Baker head cross country and track and field coach Tim Byers.

"Jenna has a great work ethic and comes from a strong Stanton County HS program. She will be a nice addition to an already experienced BUXC team."

She is the daughter of Dave and Angela Black and plans to major in Journalism while at Baker. She chose the Wildcats over Pittsburg State and Bethany.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) W Track & Field Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Softball Program to Offer Camp Jan. 19 http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/softball/news-archive/item/10564-softball-program-to-offer-camp-jan-19 http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/softball/news-archive/item/10564-softball-program-to-offer-camp-jan-19 Baker head coach Jamie Stanclift and the Wildcats will provide a softball camp on Jan. 19

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Under the direction of Baker University head softball coach Jamie Stanclift and assistant coach Gary Hines, the BU softball program will be offering an instructional camp for players ages 14 and up at the Between the Lines Academy on Monday, Jan. 19 2015, Martin Luther King Jr. day.

The camp will be located at 8225 Hedge Lane Terr. – Shawnee, KS 66206.

The camp will provide two sessions, Session 1 is from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and will feature instruction on hitting. Session 2 will run from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and will focus on defense, pitching and catching. A free Q&A for players and parents will run from 3-3:30 p.m.

The cost of the camp is $45 per session or $80 for both sessions.

The camp will aim to focus on the fundamentals necessary to make you a complete player and prepare you for college play. Athletes will receive instruction from current BU staff, as well as current Wildcat players.

To sign up you may, click on this link.

Or please fill out this form and please submit to: info@btlacademy.com

For a look at the official camp flyer, please click here.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) W Softball Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Baker Captures Second-Straight Win http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mens-basketball/news-archive/item/10554-baker-captures-second-straight-win http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mens-basketball/news-archive/item/10554-baker-captures-second-straight-win Nathan Guscott scored seven points for Baker on Monday night

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University men's basketball team captured its second-straight victory on Monday night, with an 88-76 win over Haskell Indian Nations University inside the Collins Center.

The Wildcats scored the most points in a game this season and shot an impressive 51.5-percent from the field and posted four double-digit scorers.

Tyrome Parker scored a team high 17 points, while EJ Carter added 10, Javeion Gray scored 10 and Daniel Young had 16 points.

Baker moved to 7-5 on the year, while Haskell fell to 1-13. Baker was nearly perfect from the free-throw line, shooting 84.6-percent from the line on 11-of-13.

The Wildcats dominated the boards, 40-19, and 11 'Cats scored a point. Baker also had 14 assists on its 35 field goals.

Randy July had a big night for Haskell with 32 points on 12-of-15 shooting and HINU struggled from the free-throw line, going 8-of-15, for 53.3-percent.

The Wildcats will next take on NCAA Division II Washburn on New Years Eve, Dec. 31 at 1 p.m. in Topeka, Kan.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) Men's Basketball Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Tyson Robke Races to HAAC Indoor Athlete of the Week http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/track/news-archive/item/10548-tyson-robke-races-to-haac-indoor-athlete-of-the-week http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/track/news-archive/item/10548-tyson-robke-races-to-haac-indoor-athlete-of-the-week Tyson Robke

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker University indoor track and field athlete Tyson Robke had a big meet for the Wildcats at the Kansas State University Multi Events on Friday, Dec. 12 and for his effort he was named this week's Heart of America Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week.

He finished in second place out of eight athletes in the men's pentathlon with 3,239 points, and finished ahead of NCAA Division I athletes from Kansas State, UMKC and Oklahoma State. He won the long jump portion of the pentathlon with a mark of 6.53m.

Two other Wildcats competed in the men's pentathlon with Robke including Mark Harman who finished in fifth place with 2,557 points and Seth Ahart finished in sixth place with 2,552 points.

On the women's side, Kailani Killebrew competed in the women's pentathlon at KSU, as did teammate Bree Busch.

Killebrew finished in fifth place with 2,534 points and Busch took home seventh-place with 2,372 points.

For a full look at the results, please click here.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Track & Field Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Beau Bennett Earns HAAC Wrestler of the Week http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/wrestling/news-archive/item/10547-beau-bennett-earns-haac-wrestler-of-the-week http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/wrestling/news-archive/item/10547-beau-bennett-earns-haac-wrestler-of-the-week Beau Bennett earned his first HAAC Wrestler of the Week this season on Monday

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker University senior heavyweight wrestler Beau Bennett earned this week's Heart of America Athletic Conference Wrestler of the Week honor after going a perfect 4-0 at the Indiana Tech Warrior Duals on Saturday.

The Pittsburg, Kan., native defeated wrestlers from nationally ranked teams including No. 11 Embry-Riddle (Ariz.), No. 7 Indiana Tech, No. 4 Great Falls (Mont.) and St. Catherine (Minn.)

Against Embry-Riddle's David Rupp, Bennett won by a 6-1 decision, he then defeated Great Falls' Dylan Lemery by a 3-2 decision. Also on Saturday he defeated Indiana Tech's Kegan Clark-Sanchez in a 3:00 Fall and won his dual over St. Catherine's Garrett Harding in a 3-2 decision.

No. 16 ranked Baker went 2-2 at the duals defeating No. 11 ranked Embry Riddle (Ariz.) handily, 29-9, they also defeated St. Catharine (Minn.) 33-9.
The Wildcats also took on two Top 10 NAIA programs, as they lost, 22-12, against host school No. 7 ranked Indiana Tech and fell to No. 4 Great Falls (Mont.), 22-21.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Wrestling Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
No. 16 Baker Posts 2-2 Record at Indiana Tech Warrior Duals http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/wrestling/news-archive/item/10543-no-16-baker-posts-2-2-record-at-indiana-tech-warrior-duals http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/wrestling/news-archive/item/10543-no-16-baker-posts-2-2-record-at-indiana-tech-warrior-duals Alex Fortuna and the Wildcats went 2-2 this weekend at the Warrior Duals

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The No. 16 ranked Baker University wrestling team posted a 2-2 record at the highly competitive Indiana Tech Warrior Duals on Saturday.

Baker defeated No. 11 ranked Embry Riddle (Ariz.) handily, 29-9, they also defeated St. Catharine (Minn.) 33-9.

The Wildcats also took on two Top 10 NAIA programs, as they lost, 22-12, against host school No. 7 ranked Indiana Tech and fell to No. 4 Great Falls (Mont.), 22-21.

For look at all the results, please see below.

Baker 29 – Embry-Riddle 9
125 – Sage Ornelas over Baker Alexander Fortuna (Dec 7-3)
133- Baker Bryce Shoemaker over Nick Oliver (MD 15-4)
141- Baker Juan Rivera over Andrew Burr (Fall 3:00)
149 – Baker Tyler Dickman over Robert Workman (TB-1 4-1)
157 – Colin Merkley over Baker Nick Haugen (Dec 5-1)
165 – Baker Connor Middleton over Luke Riley (Dec 5-4)
174 – Jose Cruz over Baker Gerardo Jorge (Dec 6-1)
184 – Baker Bryant Guillen over Kolby Mays (Fall 3:00)
197 – Baker Billy Leone over Mitchell Major (MD 12-2)
285 – Baker Beau Bennett over David Rupp (6-1)

Baker 12 – Indiana Tech 22
125 – Erique Early over Baker Alex Fortuna (Dec 10-4)
133 – Mitch Pawlak over Baker Bryce Shoemaker (Dec 1-0)
141 – Matthew Miller over Baker Juan Rivera (Dec 7-4)
149 – Mitch Roadruck over Baker Tyler Dickman (Dec 8-4)
157 – Baker Nick Haugen over Chase Hack (MD 18-7)
165 – Jacob Johnson over Baker Connor Middleton (MD 15-3)
174 – Baker Gerardo Jorge over Tyler Goldman (Dec 9-7)
184 – Brandon Sunday over Baker Bryant Guillen (Dec 12-6)
197 – LJ Grayson over Baker Billy Leone (Dec 7-3)
285 – Baker Beau Bennett over Kegan Clark-Sanchez (Fall 3:00)

Baker 21 – Great Falls 22
125 – Luke Schlosser over Baker Alex Fortuna (Fall 0:00)
133 – Baker Bryce Shoemaker over Jared Berlinger (Fall 3:00)
141 – Kyle Wilson over Baker Juan Rivera (Dec 9-4)
157 – Khaldoon Rashid over Baker Nick Haugen (Dec 2-1)
165- Baker Bryan Brown over Billy Goforth (Dec 9-6)
174 – Baker Gerardo Jorge over Brock Picard (TB-1 5-2)
184 – Taylor Vaughn over Baker Bryant Guillen (Dec 6-0)
197 – Baker Billy Leone over Sam Voigtlaender (Fall 4:54)
285 – Baker Beau Bennett over Dylan Lemery (Dec 3-2)

Baker 33 – St. Catherine 9
125 – Baker Alex Fortuna Forfeit
133 – Baker Bryce Shoemaker Forfeit
141- Baker Juan Rivera Forfeit
149- Baker Tyler Dickman over Ty Bennett (Dec 9-2)
157- Baker Nick Haugen over Ryan Gallo (Fall 5:47)
165- Mitch Rusch over Baker Bryan Brown (SV-1 9-7)
174- Bernard Ray over Baker Trevor Sutton (Dec 3-2)
184- Baker Joshua Ortiz over Brandon Breezly (Dec 4-2)
197- BJ Carman over Baker Billy Leone (Dec 4-3)
285- Baker Beau Bennett over Garrett Harding (Dec 3-2)

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Wrestling Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Men’s Basketball Rolls Past Graceland http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mens-basketball/news-archive/item/10542-men-s-basketball-rolls-past-graceland http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mens-basketball/news-archive/item/10542-men-s-basketball-rolls-past-graceland Javeion Gray had nine points and four assists in the victory on Saturday

LAMONI, Iowa – The Baker University men's basketball team picked up its first HAAC win of the season on Saturday afternoon with an impressive, 71-54, victory at Graceland.

Baker jumped out to a big lead early in the contest and never looked back entering halftime with a lead of 36-22.

EJ Carter lead all players with 16 points and grabbed five rebounds and the Wildcats improved to 6-5 and 1-2 in the HAAC, while the Yellowjackets fell to 4-7 and 1-2.

15 Wildcats saw action on Saturday and nine of those players scored a point. Manuel Barnes and Nick Wilson each scored in double figures with Barnes scoring 15 and Wilson with 11.

Baker shot 46.8-percent from the field and outrebounded Graceland, 41-35. The 'Cats also had 14 assists on their 29 made baskets and Daniel Young led Baker in rebounds off the bench with seven.

The Wildcat defense caused 16 turnovers and held Graceland to 0-percent from behind the three-point line at 0-of-13.

Baker will return home this Monday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. against Haskell.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) Men's Basketball Sat, 13 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600