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12.6.11 | Soccer

Baker soccer program sets school-record with five NAIA All-Americans

2011 NAIA All-Americans

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – In a year that saw the Baker women’s soccer team advance to its second consecutive NAIA National quarterfinal and the Baker men’s soccer team advance to its first ever NAIA National semifinal, the teams set another record on Monday afternoon when the NAIA announced that five players from the Wildcat soccer programs had been named NAIA All-Americans.

Seniors Alix Schiraldi (Lenexa, Kan.) and Maggie Dupes (Fallbrook, Calif.), along with junior Jordan Dolbin (La Mirada, Calif.) were all named NAIA All-Americans on the women’s side. Schiraldi and Dolbin were named to the third-team, while Dupes was an honorable mention.

12.7.11 | Men's Basketball

Wildcats drop first HAAC game of the season to No. 14 Evangel, 69-53

Drop First HAAC Game

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker hung with the Crusaders for the first eight minutes of the contest, but from that point forward Evangel never looked back, taking the lead for good with a 9-2 run to end the first half.

Baker (9-3, 2-1 HAAC) closed the gap to within four points midway through the second half, but Evangel methodically put together a 19-2 run in a span of just over five minutes to to erase any chance of a Baker upset.

Jordan Honore and Ben Steinlage were the only Wildcats in double figures as each scored a team-high 13 points.

12.8.11 | Wrestling

Baker wrestling climbs to highest-ever ranking in Top 20 Poll

Bo Newport

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In just their third season of existence, the Baker University wrestling team has cracked the NAIA Top 10 rankings. Baker moved up four spots after being ranked No. 14 in the previous NAIA Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll. The Wildcats jumped No. 11 Missouri Valley College and No. 12 Missouri Baptist.

Baker also boasts four individually ranked wrestlers. 125-pound freshman Bo Newport currently sits at No. 6, senior Jarell Price moved up to No. 2 in the 149-pound weight class, junior Parker Owen is ranked No. 8 in the 174- pound weight class, and junior Dylan Berg climbed three spots up to No. 4 in the heavyweight division.

12.13.11 | Athletics

Wildcats adopt families through Douglas County Salvation Army

2011 Holiday Shopping

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Champions of Character on the athletic field was an understatement this past weekend, as the Baker men’s basketball, softball, and volleyball team took time to give back to the local community.

Thanks to the help from Baker University public relations director Steve Rottinghaus, the Wildcats were able to go one extra step this holiday season and adopt two families in need.

12.20.11 | Athletics

Looking back at one of the most successful fall seasons in Baker history

The Fall That Was

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Full-throttle is probably the best word to describe this past fall at Baker University.

The Baker University football team opened the season ranked No. 23 in the nation and grabbed a season-opening bowl game victory over No. 10 Ottawa University, 41-16. Just this past weekend it was announced the ‘Cats finished the season ranked No. 22 after claiming their fifth-consecutive winning season at 7-3.

12.28.11 | Basketball

Wildcat basketball teams return to action Thursday and Friday

Holiday Hoops

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – After nearly three weeks off since their last game, the Baker men’s and women’s basketball teams will return to action for two games in their respective holiday tournaments before New Year’s Eve.

The Baker women will be taking on Sterling College (5-6) in the Tabor Holiday Classic at 2 p.m., Dec. 30 and close out the tournament against host Tabor College (2-10) at 5 p.m., Dec. 31.

12.31.11 | Men's Basketball

Wildcats drop two in San Diego Classic

San Diego Classic

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – It wasn’t the outcome head coach Brett Ballard had hoped for when the ‘Cats scheduled their holiday west coast swing. The Wildcats dropped their tournament-opening contest to Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.), 80-51 before bowing on the final day 77-51 to San Diego Christian College.

Brandon Moore was the only Wildcat to score in double figures against Point Loma Nazarene with 10 points, while shooting 2-for-8 from beyond the arc. The Sea Lions had three players score in double figures with Rhett Beal leading the way netting a team-high 24 points. PLNU finished the contest 23-for-39 (47 percent) from the field and 9-for-18 (50 percent) from beyond the arc.

1.3.12 | Women's Basketball

Baker women look to make strides in second half of 2011-12 season

Growing Pains

HILLSBORO, Kan. – Baker University head women’s basketball coach Ben Lister believes some of the growing pains the team suffered in the first half of the season, could potentially pay off in the second half.

The Wildcats closed out the first half of the season with a 58-48 victory over Tabor College on Dec. 31., in the Tabor Holiday Classic. Three players Alisha Fanshier (17 points), Gloria Atanmo (15 points), and Shelbi Petty (12 points) all scored in double figures to lead the Wildcats offensively.

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