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Theresa Yetmar began her duties as athletic director in January.

A former Baker University student-athlete who has been an administrator for nearly a decade proudly leads the athletic department of her alma mater.

Theresa Yetmar, BS ’02 and MBA ’06, was named in mid-December the director of athletics at Baker and officially began her duties on Jan. 1 after serving as the University’s associate athletic director since 2009. She previously was the assistant director of athletics under Dan Harris from 2003 to 2009.

“Theresa Yetmar is unique because she knows us from the inside out,” Baker President Patricia N. Long said. “As a recognized NAIA scholar-athlete, she understands that our student-athletes are students first and athletes second. The benefits of her organizational skills, business intelligence and natural rapport with students and all of our community members are obvious. I am confident that her leadership will take our program to the next level.”

Before joining the Baker athletic staff, Yetmar completed an internship at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics in 2002-03, where she assisted as a national championships tournament coordinator. Yetmar played
varsity basketball for the Wildcats in 1998-2002.

Wildcat Highlights

  • Capping the most successful season in program history, Baker’s women’s soccer team reached the semifinals of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics national tournament in Decatur, Ala. Baker went 3-1 in its first national tournament to finish 14-6-4 overall. The Wildcats were welcomed home with a spirit rally at the Collins Center.
  • The Wildcat football team closed the season with five victories to finish 7-4 overall for its fourth consecutive winning season.
  • Twenty Baker students were named 2010 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, including eight Wildcat football players, tying Baker for first nationally for most players honored from one program.
  • The women’s cross country team captured the Heart of America Athletic Conference crown in Baldwin City to qualify for the national meet in Vancouver, Wash.
  • In November, the Baker men’s basketball team created a national stir, winning the season opener on a half-court buzzer-beater. ESPN’s SportsNation and Pardon the Interruption, Deadspin,, and various hoops blogs highlighted the shot by Sam Kenney. As of late February,  the video on YouTube had received more than 1 million views.
  • Baker University congratulates Mike McCarthy, BS ’87, for leading the Green Bay Packers to the Super Bowl Championship. See videos and photos from McCarthy’s Super Bowl journey.

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