1.13.12 | Bowling
Wildcat bowlers post first-ever Top 10 finish in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Baker University women’s bowling team posted its first-ever Top 10 finish over the holidays when they traveled to Las Vegas, Nev., to compete in the 2011 Collegiate Shoot-Out Dec. 18-19 and the Glen Carlson Las Vegas Invitational Dec. 20-21.
The Wildcats posted a ninth-place finish out of 17 teams in the opening tournament as junior Caitlin Campbell (pictured) led the way for the Wildcats with a 15th place finish, averaging a score of 196.
1.17.12 | Wrestling
Newport, Owen and Gebhardt lead Wildcats at Viking/Warrior Open
FREEMONT, Neb. – The Baker University wrestlers continue to pace themselves for a run at the 2012 NAIA Wrestling National Championships. This past weekend the Wildcats traveled to the Viking/Warrior Open in Freemont, Neb., and had three Wildcats finish at the top of their respective weight classes.
Freshman Bo Newport battled through the day with a 7-1 decision in his final match, notching a title in the 125 pound weight class. Junior Parker Owen finished the day 4-0 and was a champion in the 174 pound weight class. Junior Brandon Gebhardt highlighted the day though, recording four first period pins on his way to the 285 pound title.
1.19.12 | Basketball
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University men’s and women’s basketball teams return to action on Jan. 19 to face rival Benedictine College at 5:30 (women) and 7:30 p.m. (men) at the George F. Collins Center.
1.19.11 | Men's Basketball
Baker picks up key HAAC victory with 54-43 victory over Benedictine
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – After dropping back-to-back games last week, the Baker University men’s basketball team bounced back with a key HAAC victory on Thursday evening, defeating local rival Benedictine College, 54-43.
“The guys worked hard all week in practice, this was a big game for us to win and get back on track on our home floor,” said head coach Brett Ballard. “If we can turn the corner after this weekend at 6-3 (in the HAAC) it would put us in a great position heading into next week. Central Methodist will be a good test for us on the road.”
1.20.12 | Track and Field
BU track and field rolling along in 2012 indoor season
LINCOLN, Neb. – For the second consecutive weekend, the Baker University track and field team will be heading back to the University of Nebraska for the NWU Invitational set to be held Jan. 20-21 at the Bob Devaney Center.
Coach Kindler believe his squad is progressing nicely early in the season, “Our coaching staff is pleased with the progression we are seeing,” Kindler said. “Aaron Caldwell braking Chad Marshall’s mile record that stood since 1993 was huge. On the women’s side it was exciting to see Tyler Sloan run the fastest 200-meter in Baker women’s history.”
1.22.12 | Men's Basketball
Balanced scoring leads Baker past Central Methodist
FAYETTE, Mo. – Five players scored in double figures and the Wildcats shot a lights out 62 percent from the field on Saturday to defeat Central Methodist University, 89-78 for their second consecutive victory.
Jack Shortell finished with a game-high 19 points while shooting 9-for-11 from the floor. Jordan Honore added 17 points going a perfect 6-for-6 from the floor. Ben Steinlage, Corey Anderson, and Joe Wachter each added 15, 14, and 11 points respectively.
“Coach Sherman and I joked about not shooting the ball well at the beginning of the game,” said head coach Brett Ballard. “Sure enough, once you start talking about it, we made some shots. I thought our guys shot it with confidence and we’ve been getting some good looks in conference and just not knocking them down. I don’t think it’s anything different. We made some, they made a lot early and we were able to sustain their run and then kind of held them off there late.”
Wildcats grab two HAAC Athletes of the Week in Nebraska
LINCOLN, Neb. – For the second weekend in a row the Baker University indoor track and field teams competed in Lincoln, Neb., at the Nebraska Wesleyan University Invitational.
Katie Thurbon highlighted both the men’s and women’s efforts, breaking a school record in the pole vault with a mark of 3.70 meters. This mark also eclipsed the “A” qualifying standard for the NAIA Indoor National Championships, set to be held March 1-3 in Geneva, Ohio. With her performance she was named the HAAC Field Athlete of the Week.
1.25.12 | Track and Field
Thurbon named NAIA Women’s Field Athlete of the Week
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After garnering HAAC Field of the Week honors on Monday, sophomore Katie Thurbon was selected as the NAIA Women’s Field Athlete of the week the national office announced Wednesday.
Thurbon, a Topeka, Kan., native broke a personal best and school record at the Nebraska Wesleyan Invitational held on Jan. 20. Her mark of 12’ 1 ½ put her in second place at the event and moved her into a tie for the top vault in the NAIA this season.