10.24.11 | Women's Cross Country
Jaqua breaks school record at Mid-States Classic
WINFIELD, Kan. – Sophomore Lauren Jaqua continues to dazzle in the 2011 cross country season as she took home a second place finish this past weekend at the Mid States Classic.
The Lansing, Kan., native finished with a school record setting time of 18:09.01. Her time was a personal best by 23 seconds and she currently sits atop the HAAC rankings at No. 1 overall.
It was also announced on Monday afternoon that Jaqua had been named the Runner of the Week for the third time this season.
Ashley McBride was the only other Wildcat to finish in the Top 20 with a time of 19:17.10.
10.24.11 | Men's Soccer
Bickley and Lowndes named HAAC Players of the Week
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – With a victory over defending National Champion Hastings (Neb.) last Tuesday, and a win over Benedictine on Saturday, midfielder Tom Lowndes and goalkeeper Matt Bickley were named HAAC Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively, on Monday afternoon.
Lowndes scored the game-winning goal in the Wildcats’ 1-0 victory over No. 1 Hastings in overtime, ending an NAIA-record 39-game winning streak for the Broncos. He also added an assist in the ‘Cats 3-0 victory over No. 16 Benedictine College on Saturday.
Bickley claimed his second defensive award of the season, as he recorded two shutouts against top-ranked Hastings and No. 16 Benedictine. He currently has eight shutouts on the season and ranks third in the NAIA with a 0.43 goals against average.
10.25.11 | Volleyball
Volleyball team can secure share of HAAC Championship tonight
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Baker University volleyball team can secure at least a share of the 2011 Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship tonight with a victory over Avila University.
Baker (22-10, 7-0 HAAC) is currently riding an 11-game winning streak with two games remaining in the regular season.
10.25.11 | Men's Soccer
Men’s soccer moves up to No. 2 in Top 25 Poll
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – With victories over No. 1 Hastings and No. 16 Benedictine, the Baker men’s soccer team currently garners a No. 2 national ranking. Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) took the top spot with 17 of a possible 22 first-place votes and 588 total points. The Wildcats grabbed the remaining five first-place votes with 567 total points.
10.26.11 | Volleyball
Wildcats guaranteed a share of 2011 HAAC Title
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Baker women’s volleyball team made quick work out of Avila University Wednesday evening, defeating the Eagles in straight sets, 25-16, 25-13, and 25-21.
Christina Delladio led the way offensively recording 13 kills and two blocks. Sydney Pemberton added to the offensive output with 11 kills and 1.5 blocks.
10.26.11 | Wrestling
No. 15 Wildcats to open season Nov. 6 with Dan Harris Classic
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University wrestling team, ranked No. 15 in the NAIA, opens its 2011-12 season on Nov. 6 when it hosts the third annual Dan Harris Open at the George F. Collins Convention Center.
On the heels of its second consecutive undefeated season, the Wildcats are looking to build on last year’s success at the NAIA National Championships when heavyweight Levi Calhoun and 145-pound Jarell Price earned the first NAIA All-America honors for the ’Cats, entering their year of wrestling.
10.31.11 | Basketball
Wildcats rebuild and reload for 2011-12 under new head coach Ben Lister
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – After losing its starting five to graduation, the Baker women’s basketball team looks to turn to a new chapter in the 2011-12 season as head coach Ben Lister takes over the reins.
Senior Gloria Atanmo (Avondale, Ariz.) is the top returner from last year’s squad. Other key returners are senior Rae Lynne Stewart (Independence, Mo.) and sophomore Rachel Taghaboni (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Atanmo played in 28 games last season, averaging 4.9 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. Taghaboni and Stewart played in 30 and 26 games, respectively.