4.25.12 | Women's Golf
Yowell leads Baker in opening round of Baker Invitational
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Baker senior Stacy Yowell jumped out to a controlling lead in the opening round of the Baker University Spring Invitational on Wednesday afternoon at Alvamar Golf Club.
Yowell fired an 83 to take a two shot lead over Mattie Willmore of Avila University. Keeley Brunner of Graceland University rounded out the top three with a round of 90.
4.25.12 | Men's Golf
Bethany College leads BU Invitational after day one
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Bethany College (Kan.) jumped out to a whopping 26 stroke lead to open up play at the two day Baker University Spring Invitational held at Alvamar Golf Club in Lawrence.
James Tisdale led the Swedes shooting a two round total of 144 (71,73). Ben Johnson (146), Jose Lelode Larrea (146), and Jack Hiscock (150) all rounded out the top five along with Avila’s Geoffrey Gahn who sits just one shot behind the leader after firing a 145.
4.26.11 | Softball
BU softball opens HAAC playoffs at home on Friday
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University softball team will be hosting its first home playoff game in six years on Friday evening when the Wildcats welcome Peru State College for a best-of-three series.
Baker (21-16, 11-7 HAAC) swept the Bobcats earlier this month on a neutral site field in Olathe, Kan.
4.26.12 | Golf
Baker women take second; men grab third at BU Invitational
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Mattie Willmore of Avila University (Mo.) took the overall crown on the women’s side shooting a two-day total of 168 and Ben Johnson of Bethany College (Kan.) shot a three-day total of 218 to take a one shot victory over Avila’s Geoffrey Gahn.
Stacy Yowell of Baker took second place overall with a two-day total of 178 and Keeley Brunner of Graceland rounded out the women’s top three with a 180.
4.27.12 | Men's Basketball
Baker University names Sean Dooley men’s basketball coach
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Sean Dooley, an assistant coach at perennial NAIA basketball powerhouse Columbia (Mo.) College, has been named the 26th head coach in Baker University men’s basketball history, Baker University Director of Athletics Theresa Yetmar announced on Friday.
At Columbia, Dooley is coming off four consecutive 25-plus win seasons and four trips to the NAIA National Tournament, including one NAIA National runner-up finish.
“Sean is a great fit to lead our program,” Yetmar said. “His work ethic, values and passion for mentoring student-athletes naturally align with our mission. Sean has provided strong leadership for winning NAIA programs and we expect our men’s basketball program to consistently compete at a championship level.”
4.30.12 | Track and Field
Thurbon and Gathright take home weekly HAAC honors after Wildcat Open
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Junior Jeremy Gathright and sophomore Katie Thurbon were respectively named HAAC Track and Field Athlete’s of the week the league office announced on Monday afternoon.
Gathright claimed a pair of top two finishes this past weekend at the Wildcat Open to help in preparation for this week’s Heart of America Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship set to be held at Graceland University.
5.2.12 | Softball
Baker softball set to face Evangel in HAAC Conference Championship Semifinals
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – After knocking off Peru State College in a best-of-three series in the opening round of the 2012 HAAC Softball Conference Championship, Baker will now set its eyes on defeating second-seeded Evangel University in the double elimination tournament.
Third-seeded Baker (23-17) swept the Crusaders earlier this season by scores of 8-0 and 5-2.
Evangel (33-11) is coming off an opening round sweep over Missouri Valley College by scores of 8-0 and 1-0.
5.2.12 | Football
Former USC running back Dillon Baxter signs with Baker University
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker University head football coach Mike Grossner has announced the signing of Dillon Baxter, a former running back for the University of Southern California.
Grossner flew to San Diego this past weekend and signed Baxter on Sunday afternoon in his home.
“I’ve been aware of Dillon since high school,” Grossner said. “I’ve had a good relationship with Rolando Rivera at Mission Bay High School where Rivera coached Baxter in 2009 when he was named the National High School Player of the Year.”