5.13.10 | Spirit Squad
Schreiner stepping down as spirit squad coach
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - After serving as the head spirit squad coach for the past two seasons, head coach Taylor Schreiner announced she will be stepping down to pursue her masters degree.
Schreiner broke the news to the spirit squad members last week at practice. "I have certainly loved my time at Baker! Everyone here has been very supportive of me and the cheer squad," Schreiner said on Sunday. "I'm very confident that I am leaving a strong foundation of current members and new members that will help the cheer squad grow and achieve the success that I know they are capable of and deserve! I have enjoyed this experience and will miss everyone, but I feel like this is the time to continue to pursue my masters. I am confident that Jeremy will be a fantastic fit as the next head spirit squad coach at Baker."
5.18.10 | Wrestling
Wrestling inks six to National Letters of Intent
Jordan Basks, Da'Koda Basks and Blake Mallory sign with Baker University.
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker University wrestling team has signed Jordan Basks, Da'Koda Basks, Blake Mallory, Beau Bennett, Trevor Boyer and Todd Curtis to National Letters of Intent, coach Jimmy May announced on Monday.
5.18.10 | Track and Field
Ten Baker track and field athletes headed to nationals
Aaron Hannon will look to bring home a National Championship in the decathlon.
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker University men's and women's outdoor track and field teams will have 10 representatives at the 2010 NAIA Track and Field National Championships held at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Ind., May 27-29.
5.25.10 | Softball
Kelsey Epperson named NAIA Scholar-Athlete
Senior Kelsey Epperson had career-high numbers in 2010.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Baker University softball player, Kelsey Epperson, was among 275 student-athletes honored today as a Daktronics/NAIA All-America Scholar-Athlete, released by the national office in Kansas City, Mo.
Nominated by each institution's head coach, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and have achieved junior academic status to qualify.
The Wildcats finished the season 18-31 under first-year head coach Matt Windle and made the playoffs for the first time in four years.
5.31.10 | Track and Field
Okiomah and Hannon named NAIA All-Americans at Nationals
Kome Okiomah took third-place in the men's 100 meter dash.
MARION, Ind. - Seniors Kome Okiomah (Pflugerville, Texas) and Aaron Hannon (Baldwin City, Kan.) led the Baker Wildcats this past weekend at the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the Indiana Wesleyan University Outdoor Track Complex.
Okiomah took third-place in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.49. Hannon grabbed a third-place finish in the men's decathlon with 6,827 points.
All-America honors are awarded to the top six individuals in each event and all four runners in the top six relay teams.
UPDATE: View trip photos here
6.8.10 | Volleyball
Baker University's Kayla Anderson to participate in Red Cross/NAIA Collegiate Leadership Program
Kayla Anderson will represent Baker University in Washington, D.C.
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Baker University volleyball student-athlete, Kayla Anderson, is headed to Washington, D.C. for the Red Cross/NAIA Collegiate Leadership Program.
NAIA student-athletes from select campuses will travel to Washington, D.C. for two weeks of energetic leadership training at the Red Cross National Headquarters, from June 7-18.
6.9.10 | Women's Soccer
Schiraldi and family raise funds for fallen firefighter
Photo by Keith Myers | Kansas City Star
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Sisters Alix Schiraldi (left) and Shelby Schiraldi served lemonade and water to Overland Park firefighters (in gray shirts) and Johnson County MED-ACT workers Wednesday at their fundraising stand for the family of Shawnee firefighter John Glaser, who died fighting a house fire in their subdivision. They will be back at the stand, at 75th Court and Pflumm Road, this afternoon.