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2.4.10 | Softball

Softball announces the signing of Kayla Morse

Coach Windle with, Kayla Morse (center), father Gary (left), sister Chloe (right)
and mother LaRissa (far right)

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Head softball coach Matt Windle is proud to announce that Kayla Morse has signed a letter of intent to play softball at Baker University. Kayla will graduate from Olathe Northwest High School (Olathe, Kan.) and is planning on majoring in nursing. Kayla was an important piece in her school’s first ever state title and undefeated season. Expectations are high for her senior season, but she welcomes the test to repeat. “Kayla is an absolute competitor and has the fundamental training to excel at the NAIA level. She is extremely quick, hits from both sides, and can play multiple positions. I am very happy to welcome her to Baker and expect great things from her," stated Windle.

The Wildcats begin their season on Feb. 27, in Olathe, Kan. at the MidAmerica Nazarene Invitational.

2.5.10 | Basketball

Baker basketball vs Evangel preview

Emily Gibson ranks No. 1 nationally with 14

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker Wildcats continue conference play when they visit the Evangel Crusaders Saturday afternoon at the Ashcroft Center.

On the women’s side, the top two teams in the HAAC are set to meet for an intense matchup at 2 p.m. Evangel (17-4, 11-1) enters the contest on a nine-game winning streak and is led by Kara Blankenship who averages 16.1 points per game. Despite Blankenship’s 30 points in Evangel’s previous meeting with Baker, the Wildcats prevailed and dealt the Crusaders their only conference loss.

With a win, the Wildcats (14-8, 10-2) will not only capture the series but the top spot in the conference as well. Baker hopes to keep things rolling as it comes off a 54-44 win over Central Methodist University.

Leading scorer Emily Gibson posted 22 points in the victory.

The Baker men (7-15, 0-12) tip off at 4 p.m. against the conference’s second-place team. Evangel (13-9, 9-3) enters the game with a recent victory over Lindenwood University.

2.7.10 | Wrestling

Jordan leads Wildcats at Missouri Valley College OpenClarence Jordan

MARSHALL, Mo. - Baker wrestling junior Clarence Jordan (174, Waterloo, Iowa) led all Baker wrestlers by finishing sixth at the Missouri Valley Open in Marshall, Mo. Saturday. With over 230 entries in the tournament, eight Wildcats entered the open with Jordan coming away as a top six finisher.

The MVC Open marked the end of the regular season for the Baker wrestling program and head coach Jimmy May and the Baker wrestlers will now have two weeks to prepare for the NAIA Central Regional at William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa on Saturday February 20th.

Ten Baker grapplers have already secured their spot at the NAIA National Championships in Oklahoma City, Okla. on March 4-6. Two more Baker wrestlers will look to stamp their ticket to the national chapionships at the Central Regional in Oskaloosa.

2.7.10 | Basketball

Men's and women's basketball teams fall at
Evangel University
Brooke Sanders

Brooke Sanders scored 11 points Saturday afternoon at Evangel

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - It was a key game in Heart of America Athletic for the Baker women's basketball team (14-9, 10-4) on Saturday afternoon. But when it ended, unfortunately the Evangel Crusaders (18-4, 12-1) were victorious in a game that featured first-place hanging in the balance.

Emily Gibson led the way for the Baker women with 17 points and five rebounds. Aubree Gustin and Brooke Sanders (pictured) chipped in with 11 points apiece.

Ashlee Luko and Kara Blakenship stole the show Saturday afternoon. Luko scored a career-high 27 points and Blakenship added 23 en route to the Crusaders 72-60 victory over the Wildcats.

Evangel now holds a two-game lead in the league race with seven games remaining on the schedule.

Coming off a near upset loss to Central Methodist University last Thursday, the Baker men's basketball team (7-16, 0-13) looked to parlay that momentum into the weekend against Evangel (14-9, 10-3).

Evangel went into halftime clinging to a 27-22 lead, but shot 59 percent from the field in the second half to pull away late with the 64-53 victory.

Andre Strozier led the way for the Wildcats with a game-high 14 points and five rebounds. Jaris Wommack chipped in with 12 points and Malcolm Greer added seven.

The Wildcats will be back in action at 5:30/7:30 Thursday evening when the Wildcats play host to rival Avila University in the George F. Collins Center.

Check back on for full game details later in the week.

2.8.10 | Spirit Squad

Spirit squad announces HAAC showcase event
Spirit Squad

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker University spirit squad is pleased to announce that it will be holding an exhibition featuring a small dance routine and hip hop routine on Wednesday, Feb.11. Come out and support the dance team before they compete at the Heart of America Athletic Conference Spirit Squad Competition. The Heart of America Athletic Conference is proudly the only conference in the NAIA that supports such a competition.

Baker University Dance Team Exhibition
9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 10th
George F. Collins Center

For more information please contact Lynsey Payne at 785.594.8499 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2.8.10 | Women's Bowling

Wildcats close out season at McKendree Baker Challenge

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. - The Baker University women’s bowling team placed 18th at the weekend McKendree Baker Challenge.

At the team event, the Wildcats had a total pinfall of 5,185.

The event was the final competition for the Wildcats in 2009-2010, the inaugual year for bowling at Baker.

View the team results here

2.8.10 | Track and Field

Wildcats take third in Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Baker men’s track and field team took third place this past weekend at the Nebraska Wesleyan University Triangular with an overall score of 73.

Freshman Reggie Harris highlighted the weekend’s events with a first-place finish in the long jump (6.62 meters) and a second-place finish in the 55 meter (6.47 seconds).

Senior Brian Korn (pictured) also led the Wildcats with a second-place finish in the shot put and a third-place finish in the weight throw. Korn threw distances of 15.27 meters and 16.53 meters, respectively.

The Wildcats also earned points from Tanner Gleason and Bradley Walker’s efforts in the 200 meter. Gleason clocked in at 24.02 for a fourth-place finish, and Walker’s time of 24.17 was good enough for fifth place.

Baker returns to competition this Friday at the Pittsburg State Invitational.

The Baker women's indoor track and field team took third place this past weekend at the Nebraska Wesleyan Triangular with a team score of 75 points.

Senior Kayla Irwin led the Baker women with a second-place finish in the women's pole vault at 3.15 meters.  Freshman Helena Davis also finished near the top in the women's triple jump with a mark of 10.20 meters to place third.

The Wildcats will be back in action Friday, Feb. 12, when they travel to Pittsburg State.

View full results here

2.10.10 | Basketball

Baker basketball teams set to face Avila

BU vs Avila

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Wildcats return home Thursday evening after traveling to Evangel University this past weekend. View the full game notes here.

2.11.10 | Basketball

Five players score in double figures as Baker defeats Avila, 62-52

Jenna Brantley

Jenna Brantley scored 10 points in the Wildcats victory

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Five different players on the Baker women's basketball team had double-digit totals in points to lift the Wildcats to a 62-52 victory against Avila University on Thursday evening. Junior Aubree Gustin and sophomore Gloria Atanmo each had a team-high 11 points. Jenna Brantley, Brittany Hines and Emily Gibson each recorded 10.

2.12.10 | Women's Basketball

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