12.9.09 | Women's Bowling
Three-time All-American from Wichita State, coaches BU's bowling team
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The bowling team consists of eight players: Caitlin Campbell (pictured), Samantha Lehr, Amanda Sams, Chloe Mercer, Shelby Gitchel, Bethany Hastings, Lauren Yonkey and Whitney Preston.
“Since the beginning, the girls have came together as a team,” said head coach Kristal Wilson. “It’s been amazing watching them grow and better understand the sport of bowling. They have been working hard and it shows. We will continue to work hard and improve as a team.”
Bowling slated to begin this fall
Women's bowling will be a new addition to the women's sports program at Baker University this fall. The team will not compete in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Rather, the bowlers will be a part of the United States Bowling Congress. Baker can be expected to face a variety of competition from all collegiate levels.
Leading the 'Cats will be head coach Kristal Wilson (pictured). Wilson, a graduate of Wichita State University was a three-time All-American and placed third in the 2001 World Cup. In 2008, Wilson was a finalist in the Women's U.S. Open and in 2001 and 2002 participated for team USA.
Being an experienced player should help Wilson take on the duties as a first-year coach. "I bring a lot of experience from when I was a player for the program I went through. I should be able to use a lot of that to my advantage here at Baker," Wilson said.
The roster currently has eight players, all working toward the goal of improving in each tournament.
The team is slated to being competition on October 10 in Wichita, Kan.
10.21.09 | Women's Bowling
Baker competes in first bowling event at Mid States Classic
Women's bowling officially began its 2009 campaign this past weekend at the Mid States Classic in Wichita, Kan. Freshman Caitlin Campbell led the way, averaging a score of 169.70 through 10 games, with a total of 1697 pins placing her 15th in the field of 70 bowlers. Freshman Samantha Lehr also had a strong showing, averaging 159.80 and taking down 1,598 pins placing her 26th overall.
Baker as a team placed 11th out of 12 with 8,866 total pins. Wichita State Guerrero won the event with 12,685 total pins.
2.27.12 | Women's Basketball
Atanmo and Petty highlight Baker all-HAAC selections
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Senior Gloria Atanmo (Phoenix, Ariz.) and freshman Shelbi Petty (DeSoto, Kan.) were named to the 2012 Women’s Basketball All-Heart of America Athletic Conference team, the league office announced on Monday afternoon.
Atanmo, a third-team selection, led the Wildcats with nine double-doubles and ranked second on the team in scoring with 11.2 points per game. She led Baker with 8.6 rebounds per game.
2.23.12 | Women's Basketball
Baker looks forward to Senior Day after 67-49 loss to Benedictine
ATCHISON, Kan. – Baker opened the game with a 3-0 lead and only gained that advantage two more times in the opening 12 minutes before Benedictine finally pulled away.
Baker (6-23, 4-13 HAAC) pulled to within three points with just over a minute to go before the half, but it would be the closest Baker would come, as Benedictine (16-12, 11-6 HAAC) pulled away in the second half for a 67-49 victory.
Freshman Shelbi Petty and senior Rae Lynne Stewart led the Baker offense with team high’s of 12 points apiece. Senior Gloria Atanmo finished as Baker’s leading rebounder with eight.
2.18.12 | Women's Basketball
Cold shooting sinks Wildcats in 61-43 defeat to Graceland
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – A 19-3 run by Graceland over the first nine minutes of the game doomed the Wildcats on Saturday afternoon as Baker fell, 61-43 to Graceland University.
Baker (6-22, 4-12 HAAC) shot just 3-for-27 (11 percent) from the field in the first half, while trailing 30-11 heading into the break.
Shelbi Petty, Avery Vogts and Gloria Atanmo led the Baker offense with seven points apiece, while Rae Lynne Stewart anchored the defense with 10 rebounds.
2.17.12 | Women's Basketball
Wildcats fall short to No. 24 MNU
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Seniors Gloria Atanmo and Rae Lynne Stewart each recorded game-high’s of 14 points apiece, but it wasn’t enough to overcome MNU’s big second half as the Wildcats fell, 63-51.
Heading into the break the Wildcats held a 27-26 advantage, but MNU came out of the break with a steady offensive attack and took the lead for good with 18 minutes to play in regulation.