1.10.10 | Wrestling
Wildcat wrestlers complete successful road trip
Hastings, Neb. - The Baker University wrestling team kicked off 2010 with a bang this weekend in Hastings, Neb., by improving its dual meet record to 3-0, with a 27-12 victory over Hastings. Nine Wildcats placed in the Hastings Open the following day.
The Wildcats are halfway through their scheduled dual meets, with a perfect 3-0 record, all over Nebraska colleges. The Wildcats won 7 of 10 matches over the Broncos. The following day the Wildcats added more firsts to the first-year program’s list of accomplishments.
1.12.10 | Women's Basketball
Baker women's basketball receives votes in top-25 poll
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 4-0 start in the Heart of America Athletic Conference has garnered Baker University votes for the NAIA Division I women’s basketball top-25 poll.
The Wildcats (8-6 overall) received six points in this week’s poll to rank No. 35 nationally.
1.12.10 | Men's Soccer
Griffin named to 2009 NSCAA All-America soccer team
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Each year the NSCAA selects All-America teams at the youth, high school and college levels. This year Baker will be represented by senior Matt Griffin. Griffin was also named to the 2009 Adidas-National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics third team, as selected by the NAIA Soccer All-America Selection Committee. Griffin, the Heart of America Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year, led the Wildcats' defense all season.
All recipients of the award are invited to attend the All-America luncheon at the Marriot Hotel in Philadelphia, Pa.
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.