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1.25.12 | Track and Field

Thurbon named NAIA Women’s Field Athlete of the Week

Thurbon Grabs Honors

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.

1.27.12 | Men's Basketball

Ballard’s Ballers: Baker continues to rise in HAAC standings

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Defensive pressure is something Baker prides itself on each and every game.  Statistically, it shows.

The Wildcats enter Saturday’s contest with Missouri Valley College ranked sixth nationally with a field goal defense of 39 percent and ninth nationally with 29 defensive rebounds per game. Not to mention a rebound margin of +6.8, good enough for 15th nationally.

1.28.12 | Women's Basketball

Shelbi Petty nets career-high 25 points in 66-60 victory over Missouri Valley

Shelbi Petty

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker freshman Shelbi Petty continued her dominant play on Saturday afternoon notching a career-high 25 points en route to a 66-60 victory over Missouri Valley College.

Petty, a freshman from DeSoto, Kan., has averaged 17.5 points over her last four games while notching back-to-back career-high performances after scoring 19 points against Avila University on Jan. 26.

1.28.12 | Men's Basketball

Baker survives scare in 60-58 victory over Missouri Valley

Anderson

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker matched its longest winning streak of the season on Saturday afternoon, knocking off Missouri Valley College, 60-58 for their fourth-consecutive victory.

Corey Anderson led all Baker scorers with 14 points, while shooting a perfect 4-for-4 from beyond the arc and 4-for-5 from the field. Ben Steinlage rounded out the Baker offense as the only other player in double figures with 10 points.

In a game that saw eight lead changes, Baker came through when it mattered most.

1.29.12 | Wrestling

Baker University captures first-ever Kansas Cup

Kansas Cup Champions

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – In just its third year of existence as a program, the Baker University wrestling team has been crowned the champ in the state of Kansas.

Junior Brandon Gebhardt (Sparks, Nev.) was named the tournament’s most outstanding wrestler after recording three victories, with the most notable victory coming in the finals over NCAA DII Fort Hays State standout Justin Glenn.

Senior Jarell Price (Las Vegas, Nev.) entered Sunday ranked No. 3 in the NAIA at 149 pounds, and didn’t disappoint as he was crowned a champion in the 149 pound weight class after knocking off Kane Lavvorn of Colby Community College with a fall at 4:21 in the finals.

2.1.12 | Wrestling

No. 10 Baker battles, but falls to No. 5 Oklahoma City, 18-15

Baker vs OKC Wrestling Dual

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University wrestling team nearly pulled off its second biggest upset of the season Wednesday evening, but it wasn’t meant to be as Oklahoma City pulled away in the mid-matches to take an 18-15 victory.

AJ Gassman put the Wildcats on the board first in the 133-pound match with a 8-3 decision over Alvie Killingsworth. Phil Henes added a 6-0 victory in the 141-pound match and third-ranked Jarell Price rolled to a 6-0 victory in the 149-pound match.

2.1.12 | Football

Baker University football inks 36 student-athletes on National Signing Day

2012 National Signing Day

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Coming off its fifth-consecutive winning season in 2011, the Baker University football team has added 36 new football players for the 2012 season.

2.6.12 | Track and Field

Wildcats have solid showing at UCM Mule Relays

2012 Mule Relays

WARRENSBURG, Mo. – Freshman Tyler Sloan led the way for the Baker women as she was named HAAC Indoor Track Athlete of the Week for the second time this season on Monday afternoon.

Sloan, a Kansas City, Kan., native won a pair of events, taking first place in the 60-meter hurdles and the 400-meter relays. Ariella Harrison finished just eight points away from a national qualifying mark in the pentathlon, good enough for second with 2,992 points. Paige Rockers rounded out the women’s side with a second place finish in the triple jump with a mark of 10.52 meters, just 45 centimeters away from the national “B” standard.

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