1.13.10 | Women's Tennis
Baker's Presler chosen for Red Cross/NAIA leadership program
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Baker University women's tennis player April "Denae" Presler was one of 13 student-athletes selected to participate in the 2010-11 Red Cross/NAIA leadership program.
Presler is no stranger to leadership, "Danae is a real team leader and a great teammate; she is an excellent choice for this challenge. Danae works as hard or harder than anyone on a team that is known for its efforts on and off the court. It's wonderful to see Danae continue that tradition of character and leadership that has always marked Baker tennis and Baker athletics in general," stated head tennis coach Bruce Anderson.
1.14.10 | Women's Basketball
Wildcats overtake first place with 62-60 win over William Jewell
LIBERTY, Mo. - Free throws saved the day. Aubree Gustin scored 10 points, including two free throws with 5.2 seconds remaining in regulation, and Baker (9-6,5-0) held on to beat William Jewell (13-4,6-1) for the first time since 2007.
Emily Gibson recorded a game-high 15 points with nine rebounds and Brittany Hines chipped in with 14.
After William Jewell missed a layup that would have given the Cardinals the lead, the Wildcats got the ball into the hands of their most consistent free throw shooter. Gustin sank both free throws to give the Wildcats their marquee victory of the season.
1.16.10 | Women's Basketball
Baker overpowers Missouri Valley 73-53
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker women's basketball team posted its sixth-straight conference victory Saturday, downing Missouri Valley 73-53.
The Wildcats (10-6, 6-0) were led by junior Emily Gibson (pictured), who recorded her eighth double-double of the season with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Teammate Brooke Soske chipped in with eight points and two rebounds.
"I'm really happy with how our team executed our game plan," said Baker head coach Susan Decker.
1.17.10 | Wrestling
Undefeated Baker grapplers face toughest challenge
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The first-year Baker University wrestling team has taken down all its opponents this year – winning three dual meets and qualifying 10 individuals for nationals.
This Tuesday, the Wildcats face their strongest challenge when they host NAIA and Central Region foe, Bacone College (Okla.) at 7 p.m. in the George F. Collins Center.
1.18.10 | Women's Basketball
Gibson named HAAC Player of the Week
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Baker University junior Emily Gibson (pictured) was named Heart of America Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season. Gibson averaged 17.5 points, 10 rebounds and two assists for the Wildcats last week.
Gibson highlighted the week with 15 points and nine rebounds in a 62-60 victory at William Jewell College last Thursday.
1.19.10 | Wrestling
Undefeated Wildcats down Bacone, improve to 4-0
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University wrestling team kept its perfect dual record intact Tuesday evening as the Wildcats downed Bacone College 28-13, at the George F. Collins Center in Baldwin City, Kan.
Freshman Brandon Gebhardt (pictured) led the way for the Wildcats posting an 11-0 victory over Nate Lemings.
1.21.10 | Women's Basketball
Wildcats succumb to second-half surge
OLATHE, Kan. - Despite leading for more than 18 minutes in the first half, the Baker women's basketball team fell 53-62 on Thursday evening. Junior guard Jenna Brantley (pictured) led the scoring attack for the Wildcats with 11 points while shooting 5-14 from the field and 1-5 from beyond the arc.
The Pioneers (10-8, 5-3) were not intimidated by the Wildcats' (10-7, 6-1) top ranking in the conference and outscored the Wildcats 35-24 in the second half.
1.22.10 | Basketball
Baker vs Graceland game day preview
Baker Women | (10-7, 6-1) Baker Men | (7-10, 0-7)
Graceland Women | (9-6, 4-5) Graceland Men | (9-10, 3-6)
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. –The Baker women’s basketball team will be back in action Saturday when they host Graceland University at 2 p.m. at the George F. Collins Center.
The Baker women dropped their first conference game of the season Thursday evening against MidAmerica Nazarene University, 53-62. The Wildcats are now 1-9 in their last 10 attempts in Olathe, Kan.