Baker ends its stellar track season with one national champion, Jeremy Gathright in the 400 meters, and 12 All-Americans.
Called up to the New York Yankees in April, former Wildcat baseball standout Vidal Nuno posted his first victory in the majors May 1, in a 7-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians.
Fraternity and Sorority Life Coordinator Jen (Jackson) Letner, ’93, played a major role in sprucing up the Collins Center for the start of the 2012-13 basketball season.
Greg West, ’09, will compete in the skeleton at the U.S. Olympic Trials in October for one of three spots on the United States roster for the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Although Zack and Kelsey (Epperson) Rockey, ’10, both planned to pursue careers in broadcasting, they have taken different paths. They credit the media skills they acquired at Baker for their success in their current careers.
Kristin Bock, ’05, has found a career in the Sporting Kansas City franchise that lets her match two of her passions: soccer and media.
Four former Wildcat standouts—Taylor Gill, ’83; Phil Hannon, ’86; Joe Girardi (posthumously); and Liesel Kirk-Fink, ’02—will be inducted into the University’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 5, with a celebration at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at the Convention Center. All Baker alumni are welcome to attend the ceremony.
For more than 150 years Baker has been an innovator in meeting the needs of students and the community. Read about one coaching legend’s Baker beginning. Forrest “Phog” Allen was provided his first opportunity to coach a college team in 1905. As a 20-year-old college student, Allen led the Baker team to victory against James Naismith’s Jayhawks in 1906.
For more than 150 years Baker has been an innovator in meeting the needs of students and the community. Read about Baker’s early football achievement. As the fervor of college athletics permeated the Midwest in 1890, Baker created a football team that rivaled even the most successful programs. In its inaugural season, the determined Baker squad defeated Washburn University once and the University of Kansas twice.
Enjoying the best overall athletics year in program history, Baker University was the top-ranked Kansas and Heart of America Athletic Conference school in the final 2011-2012 NAIA Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings for its performances at national events.