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2.21.11 | Baseball

Baker baseball drops season opening series

Baseball Opener

CLAREMORE, Okla. – The Baker University baseball team got the 2011 season kicked off this past weekend against Roger State University and Ottawa University.

The Wildcats dropped their opening game of the season to Rogers State (9-1 overall) in five innings 14-4. Brandon Truit, Steven Stewart, Jared Herbert and Andrew Leiker all recorded RBI’s in the contest, but the Rogers State offense was too strong as they went on to record 16 hits and 14 runs in the contest.

2.23.11 | Spirit Squad

Spirit Squad sets record for participants in Kids Clinic

Spirit Squad

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker University Spirit Squad held its third annual Kid’s Clinic on Saturday, February 19th with a record 26 participants.

The participants consisted of children ages four through eleven years old.

In addition to performing their cheer and dance routines at the Baker University women’s basketball game against Missouri Valley, the participants received a t-shirt, poms, face tattoos and a BU silly band. “Everyone had a great time and the halftime show was great,” said head dance coach Lynsey Payne.

View photos from the event by clicking here

2.24.11 | Basketball

Wildcats try to solve Cook Center woes Thursday evening

Baker vs MNU

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OLATHE, Kan. – Looking at Baker University’s history in the Cook Center, one might not like the chances the Wildcats have heading into Thursday evening’s match-up with MidAmerica Nazarene.

The Baker men’s and women’s basketball teams own a 1-17 record over the past seven seasons, with the only victory coming in 2004 when the Lady Cats‘ escaped with a 53-51 victory.

2.24.11 | Women's Basketball

Big second half pushes MidAmerica Nazarene past Baker

OLATHE, Kan. – The Baker women’s basketball team struggled to shoot the ball yet again on Thursday evening falling to MidAmerica Nazarene University 61-46.

The Wildcats (14-15, 9-10 HAAC) shot just 18-for-56 (32 percent) from the field, and only went 1-for-8 (12.5 percent) from beyond the arc. The Pioneers (11-18, 9-10 HAAC) bench played a key role in the victory outscoring the Wildcats 33-8.

Brittany Hines scored a team-high 16 points and Emily Gibson added 11 points and eight rebounds.

MidAmerica Nazarene had three players score in double figures as CJ Wesemann scored a team-high 15 points. Kiley Herold and Sophia Stockton each added 11 points.

Baker will return to action on Saturday afternoon as it hosts Graceland University on Senior Day at 2:00 p.m., CT. The Wildcat seniors will be honored between the men’s and women’s game.

2.25.11 | Women's Bowling

Women’s bowling advances to first-ever USBC Intercollegiate Sectional Championships

USBC Sectionals

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Baker University women’s bowling team made history this past weekend as the United States Bowling Congress announced sectional-qualifying assignments for the 2011 USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships.

The Baker women finished 26th out of 44 teams in Hoosier Classic held in Indianapolis, Ind. The Wildcats top bowler Caitlin Campbell (Topeka, Kan.) led the Wildcats with a 13th-place individual finish, averaging 193.0 per game.

2.26.11 | Basketball

Basketball teams look to go out in style on Senior Day

Senior Day

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University basketball teams will look to close out the regular season in style on Saturday afternoon against Graceland University.

The Baker women’s basketball team (14-15, 9-10 HAAC) has already wrapped up a postseason berth in the postseason conference tournament. Baker could climb as high as a No. 5 seed or drop as far as a No. 8 seed.

The Lady Cats‘ continue to get solid offensive production from seniors Brittany Hines (14.1 ppg), Emily Gibson (14 ppg) and Aubree Gustin (10.4 ppg).  Gibson currently ranks No. 6 nationally with 64 total blocks on the season, while Gustin sits a No. 8 nationally with a free throw percentage of 87.

2.26.11 | Women's Basketball

Gibson ties career-high in Senior Day victory over Graceland

Emily Gibson

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker women’s basketball team went out in style Saturday afternoon defeating Graceland University 68-59.

Emily Gibson (pictured) tied a career-high with 27 points while shooting 8-for-13 from the field and 10-for-13 from the charity stripe. She also pulled down 11 rebounds in the contest to record her ninth double double of the season. Brittany Hines was the only other Wildcat to score in double figures with 10 points.

2.28.11 | Women's Basketball

Hines, Gibson and Gustin named to women’s basketball all-HAAC squad

All-HAAC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Three Baker University seniors grabbed all-Heart of America Athletic Conference women’s basketball honors on Sunday evening as Brittany Hines (Hutchinson, Kan.) and Emily Gibson (Kansas City, Mo.) were named to the all-HAAC second team while Aubree Gustin (Topeka, Kan.) received honorable mention.

Gibson leads the Wildcats with 14.3 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. Hines averages 14.1 points per game while Gustin checks in with 10.1 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.

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