9.2.09 | Volleyball
Baker takes HAAC opener at Avila University
The Baker Wildcats took the HAAC opener Wednesday evening at Avila University defeating the Eagles by a score of 3-0,(25-15,25-20,25-23). Junior Brooke Pryor (pictured) recorded 13 kills, while Junior Christina Delladio chipped in with 12. Brooke Allen led Baker with 19 digs en route to the 'Cats first conference victory of 2009. The Wildcats will travel to Chicago, Illinois this weekend where they will participate in a two day tournament at St. Xavier University. Check back for full updates on this weekend's matches.
9.6.09 | Volleyball
Wildcats complete perfect weekend in Chicago
This past weekend the Baker University volleyball team traveled to Chicago, Illinois to participate in the St. Xavier Classic. Coming into the weekend the ‘Cats had won 4 of their first 5 games, and they didn't plan on slowing down.
Volleyball 2009 Season Preview
Baker University volleyball coach Kathy Allen believes her team has it all - size, depth, skilled setters and a strong defense - to challenge again for a Heart of America Athletic Conference title.
"We do not have a weakness at any position," Allen said. "We will be strong at every single position and there will be competition to among our players." Junior Brooke Pryor, a second-team all-HAAC performer, is among the top returners for the Wildcats. The 6-foot outside hitter from Santa Fe Trail High School helped spark Baker's run to the HAAC title match last fall and earned second-team all-conference honors.
Dan Harris Named Under Armour
Athletic Director of the Year
In his final week at Baker University, retired Athletic Director Dan Harris was named Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year for the Central Division. The Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year program honors intercollegiate directors of athletics for their commitment and administrative excellence within a campus or college community environment.
Sprinter Tops Baker’s Performances at NAIA Meet
Baker University sprinter Kome Okiomah placed third in the 200-meter dash to lead the Wildcats at the NAIA national track and field meet in Edwardsville, Ill., in May.
Okiomah’s time in the 200 was 21.58. Other top 10 placers for the Baker men were Brian Korn, fourth in the hammer throw (190-2) and Aaron Hannon, 10th in the decathlon (6,007 points).
In the women’s meet, Chelsey Ornburn led the Wildcat entries with a fourth-place finish in the pole vault (11-11.75 inches). Other Baker results were Ashlee Miller, ninth in the high jump (5-5); Aubree Gustin, ninth in the javelin (136-7); and Stephanie Cowell, 12th in the 3,000-meter walk (18:37.77).
The following Baker athletes competed in the 2009 Outdoor National Championships:
- JL Anderson (freshman) 110 meter hurdles, 400 meter hurdles, 4 x 100 meter relay
- Tanner Gleason (sophomore) 4 x 100 meter relay, 4 x 400 meter relay
- Trevor Gleason (senior) 4 x 100 meter relay
- Aaron Hannon (junior) decathlon, 4 x 100 meter relay, 4 x 400 meter relay
- Brian Korn (junior) shot put, hammer throw
- Kome Okiomah (junior) 200 meter dash, 4 x 100 meter relay, 4 x 400 meter relay
- Nick Pannell (freshman) 4 x 100 meter relay, 4 x 400 meter relay
- Gary Van Horn (junior) 4 x 100 meter relay
- Regan Boyer (senior) 4 x 400 meter relay
- Stephanie Cowell (freshman) 3000 meter race walk
- Aubree Gustin (freshman) javelin throw
- Kelsey Heckathorne (Junior) 4 x 400 meter relay
- Jackie Koch (junior) hammer throw
- Ashlee Miller (junior) high jump, long jump, 4 x 400 meter relay
- Chelsey Ornburn (senior) pole vault, 4 x 400 meter relay
- Katey Wegemer (senior) 4 x 400 meter relay
Mack Brown Enters Senior Season With High Expectations
Entering his fourth season as Baker's starting quarterback, Mack Brown owns nearly all of the Wildcats' passing records, including yards in a game (433), season (3,185) and career (6,342). A transfer from the University of Colorado, Brown threw for 22 touchdowns with seven interceptions in 2008.