1.4.10 | Football
2009 Daktronics-NAIA Football Scholar-Athletes Announced
Rome, Ga. - Nine Baker University players to have been named 2009 Daktronics NAIA Football Scholar-Athletes by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
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.
With the nine selections on the 212-member squad, Baker had the most representatives of the 11 Heart of America Athletic Conference programs and ranked No. 1 nationally.
1.8.10 | Basketball Previews
Basketball teams will host Culver-Stockton College Saturday afternoon
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Baker men's basketball (7-6, 0-3) looks to get back on track in the Heart of America Athletic Conference when they host Culver-Stockton College (2-12, 0-4) Saturday. Tip-off is slated for 4 p.m.
Baker is coming off a 75-69 victory against Bethel College (Kan.) last Saturday when Andre Strozier recorded his third-best scoring performance of the season with 18 points. Strozier went 7-14 from the field and 3-5 from beyond the arc.
The Wildcats rank No. 4 nationally averaging 76 percent from the free-throw line and No. 27 nationally from beyond the arc at 37.1 percent.
1.6.10 | Wrestling
Looking forward to 2010
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - 2009 marked the beginning of a new era at Baker University with the addition of men’s wrestling. The Wildcat wrestling program hit the ground running with 35 new student-athletes from around the country. Now, 2010 will begin the culmination of the Baker wrestling program’s inaugural season.
Off to an undefeated 2-0 start in dual competition, head coach Jimmy May (pictured) and the Wildcats are preparing for the second half of their first season with a very busy January and February before heading to the NAIA National Championships in Oklahoma City in March.
1.8.10 | Wrestling
Baker takes down Hastings 27-12, improving to 3-0
HASTINGS, Neb. - The Baker men's wresting team improved to 3-0 Friday evening when they defeated Hastings College 27-12.
125 - Alan Callahan (Baker) d. Jarrod Wiens (HC) 8-4
133 - Jordan McGuire (Baker) d. Kris Stenhaug (HC) 5-2
141- Brett Delich (Baker) wins by default
149 - Brad Cusatis (HC) d. Zach Reeb (Baker) Fall 2:07
157 - Nathan Sommer (Baker) d. Justin Narduzzo (HC) 6-1
165 - Jakob Price (Baker) d. Sam Krueger (HC) Fall 1:55
174 - Jameon Rush (HC) d. Joe Pace (Baker) 7-4
184 - Jacob Nowak (Baker) d. Brad Dodge (HC) 9-2
197 - Michael Byrd (HC) d. Brandon Gebhardt (Baker) 12-9
285 - Levi Calhoun (Baker) d. Justin Boyce (HC) 3-1
1.9.10 | Women's Basketball
Lady Cats run past Culver-Stockton, 83-43
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Five players reached double figures as the Wildcats defeated Culver-Stockton (3-10, 0-5) 83-43 Saturday afternoon at the George F. Collins Center.
Junior Aubree Gustin (pictured) led the way, scoring 13 points and pulling down 10 rebounds to record her second double-double of the season. Also scoring in double figures were Emily Gibson (14), Brittany Hines (11), Cameron Roland (11) and Gloria Atanmo (10).
Baker (8-6, 4-0) outscored the Wildcats 51-20 in the first half, leading to their 40-point victory.
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.