11.15.11 | Wrestling
Four Baker champions crowned at Bethany Open
LINDSBORG, Kan. – Four wrestlers were crowned champions and 13 others placed this past weekend at the Bethany College Swede Open.
125-pound Bo Newport (pictured, Fontana, Kan.), 149-pounders Jarell Price (Las Vegas, Nev.) and Nick Haugen (Claremore, Okla.), 165-pound Jakob Price (Caney, Kan.), and heavyweight Dylan Berg (Las Vegas, Nev.) were all crowned champions in their respective weight classes.
“It was a good weekend for Baker Wrestling.” said assistant wrestling coach Levi Calhoun. “Our kids are wrestling well, but we need to stay focused and keep working hard to continue improving.”
11.16.11 | Men's Basketball
Coach Ballard has Wildcats off and rolling to 5-1 start
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Brett Ballard, second-year head coach of the Baker University men’s basketball team, realized it would take a little time for the players to understand his philosophy.
“The guys coming in knew what to expect this season,” Ballard said. “The new guys we brought in increased our talent and we’ve really gelled as a team. They’ve worked hard as a group and that’s helped us get off to this good start.”
The Wildcats defeated Harris Stowe State 66-52 on Tuesday, improving their record to 5-1. It is the program’s best start since the 2006-07 season.
11.18.11 | Men's Cross Country
Baker men look to make a mark nationally at NAIA National Championships
VANCOUVER, Wash. – The 56th Annual NAIA Men’s and 32nd Annual Women’s Cross Country National Championships will take place Saturday at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver, Wash. The men’s 8K championship race will start at 10:30 a.m. PST, followed by the women’s 5K at 11:45 a.m.
Baker, the 2011 Heart of America Athletic Conference Champions will look to gain some respect on the national level this weekend. The Wildcats were on the verge of breaking into the NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll on numerous occasions throughout the season, but were never able to receive enough votes. Saturday they will have the chance to prove their doubters wrong.
11.19.11 | Women's Soccer
No. 18 Baker set to host No. 22 Bellevue (Neb.) in NAIA National Championship Opening Round
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University women’s soccer team will begin its quest to defend its historic 2010 NAIA Fab Four run with a showdown against 22nd ranked Bellevue (Neb.) in the 2011 NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship Opening Round on Nov. 19.
Baker (13-3-1) received an automatic berth into the field of 31 after defeating Graceland University in the 2011 Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship Game. Bellevue (14-1-3) also received an automatic berth into the field after winning the 2011 Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference postseason tournament.
11.19.11 | Men's Soccer
No. 3 Baker men set to host Oklahoma Wesleyan in NAIA National Championship Opening Round
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University men’s soccer team will host Oklahoma Wesleyan University in the 2011 NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship Opening Round on Nov. 19.
Baker (17-1-1) and the No. 3 overall seed in the tournament was the first at-large selection in the field of 31. Oklahoma Wesleyan (14-4-2), qualified with an automatic berth after winning the 2011 Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference postseason tournament.
11.19.11 | Women's Soccer
No. 18 Baker powers past No. 22 Bellevue in NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship Opening Round
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – A persistent and steady attack paced No. 18 Baker University past No. 22 Bellevue University (Neb.) Saturday afternoon at Liston Stadium. With the victory, Baker earned its second straight trip Decatur, Ala., for the final round site of the 2011 NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championships.
Skylar Baker put the Wildcats on the board first with a goal in the 35th minute when Bellevue goalkeeper Caitlin Stier gave up a short rebound on Jordan Dolbin’s blast from 35-yards out.
11.19.11 | Men's Cross Country
Men’s cross country grabs Top 25 finish at NAIA National Championships
VANCOUVER, Wash. – Head cross country coach Zach Kindler has said it all season: He’s has a Top 25 squad.
Saturday afternoon the Baker men’s cross country team solidified that statement finishing 25th at the 2011 NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Championships.
Junior Aaron Caldwell led the Baker squad in the men’s 8K with a time of 25:59, good enough for 128th place overall.
11.19.11 | Men's Soccer
Baker advances to round of 16 with 2-0 victory over Oklahoma Wesleyan
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker men’s soccer team is headed back to the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championships final round of 16 after knocking off Oklahoma Wesleyan 2-0 Saturday evening.
Donny George put the Wildcats on the scoreboard first with a goal in the 20th minute off a corner kick from Tom Lowndes to give the Wildcats and early edge.
“Getting that first goal for us was huge,” said head coach Nate Houser. “We hadn’t had a lead early like that in a few games and I think we got back to who we are and what we’re about.”