5.4.11 | Baseball
Three Wildcats named to All-HAAC baseball squad
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Brandon Truitt (Kansas City, Kan.), Chris Cummins (Corona, Calif.) and Joey Orozco (Chula Vista, Calif.) have been named to the 2011 Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) All-Conference Team, the league office announced on Wednesday.
All-HAAC first team
Senior Brandon Truitt, the team’s leading offensive producer, finished the season with a .384 batting average with two home runs and a slugging percentage of .528. As a catcher, Truitt recorded 190 putouts while committing only six errors on the season for a fielding percentage of .972.
5.8.11 | Track and Field
Baker University men win 2011 Heart of America Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Title, women take third
CANTON, Mo. – The Baker University men’s track and field team took home the men’s title at the 2011 HAAC Championships on Saturday afternoon at Culver-Stockton’s Richeson Track and Field Complex in Canton, Mo.
Baker racked up 204 points to finish ahead of Lindenwood University (191) and Central Methodist University (182). The Baker women’s team took third place with 149.5 points behind Lindenwood (202) and William Jewell (196).
5.9.11 | Softball
Softball team grabs four All-HAAC honors
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Baker University softball team was rewarded after finishing with one of its finest regular seasons ever with four selections to the all-Heart of America Athletic Conference team, which was announced by the league office Monday.
Junior Brooke Allen (Topeka, Kan.), freshman Maggie Holmberg (Topeka, Kan.) and freshman Erin Greenwood (Topeka, Kan.) were all named to the first team. Greenwood was also named HAAC Freshman of the Year. Senior Katie Worley (Platte Woods, Mo.) was named to the second team.
5.23.11 | Women's Basketball
Ben Lister named head coach of Baker women's basketball
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Ben Lister has been named head coach of the Baker University women’s basketball program, Baker athletics director Theresa Yetmar announced on Monday.
Lister, an assistant women’s basketball coach at Barton County Community College, takes over for Susan Decker, who resigned earlier this spring after coaching the Lady ’Cats for 11 seasons.
Coach Lister served as an assistant coach at Barton County Community College for four years. During his time at Barton, the Cougars compiled a 94-36 record and won the 2008 and 2009 Jayhawk West Conference Championship on their way to a Region VI Championship.
5.26.11 | Softball
Topekans named to NAIA softball all-region squad
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University softball team continues to receive first time awards under second year head coach Matt Windle. Just last week it was announced that Maggie Holmberg and Brooke Allen had been named to the 2011 Louisville Slugger NFCA NAIA All-Region Second Team.
Outfielder Brooke Allen finished the year fourth in the HAAC with a .401 batting average and fifth in the HAAC with a .629 slugging percentage. Her fielding percentage of .992 tied for first on the team and 15th in the conference. Allen also set the school record for home runs in a season with eight.
5.31.11 | Track and Field
Topeka natives Gustin and Robbs named NAIA All-Americans
MARION, Ind. – All-America honors were awarded to the top six individuals in each event and all four runners in the top six relay teams. These awards were given out this past weekend at the 60th Annual NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships on the campus of Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Ind.
6.7.11 | Wrestling
Three-time Oklahoma State Champion signs with Baker
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Head wrestling coach Jimmy May continues to dazzle the wrestling world with the 2011 recruiting class he is putting together.
May announced on Tuesday the signing of Nick Haugen (Claremore, Okla.), a three-time 6A Oklahoma State Champion and USA Wrestling High School All-American.
“We are very excited about Nick Haugen coming to Baker University,” said head coach Jimmy May. “He is one of the top prospects our young wrestling program has ever signed. Winning three state championships is an amazing accomplishment and puts him in a very elite group of Oklahoma high school wrestlers.”
6.9.11 | Football
Grossner adds 19 more student-athletes for 2011 season
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University football team has added 19 more student-athletes to its 2011 recruiting class. The total now stands at 51 for the fall season, the largest incoming class in seven years.
“We have added 19 solid student-athletes to our original signing class of 32 this year,” Grossner said. “This is not only our largest class in seven years, but it also could be our most talented. Time will tell on the latter. We can’t wait to mesh this group of young men with our current roster. We only anticipate four to six senior starters next season. Reps and teaching will be at a premium at certain positions in fall camp.”