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.
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.