Athletics Misc (1052)
|2013-14 Men's Basketball Roster|
|1||Cody Sunderland||G||So.||5-11||190||Pleasanton, Kan.||Jayhawk-Linn HS|
|2||Trent Olberding||G||Fr.||6-0||180||Seneca, Kan.||Nemaha Valley HS|
|3||EJ Carter||G||Jr.||6-4||220||St. Louis, Mo.||Lewis & Clark CC|
||G||Jr.||6-2||180||St. Louis, Mo.||Ellsworth CC|
|5||Jauan Wilson||G||Jr.||5-10||175||Kansas City, Kan.||Coffeyville CC|
|11||Manuel Barnes||F||So.||6-7||205||Marseille, France||Newman University|
|12||Julian Mills||G||Sr.||5-11||170||Colorado Springs, Colo.||Fort Scott CC|
||Todd Johnston||G||Sr.||6-1||172||Kincaid, Kan.||Cloud County CC|
||G||Fr.||6-1||160||Little Rock, Ark.||Carl Albert HS|
|23||Eric Watson||G||Jr.||6-2||195||Lawrence, Kan.||Butler CC|
|24||Dyson Dechant||G/F||Fr.||6-4||195||Pittsburg, Kan.||St. Mary's-Colgan HS|
|30||Tyrome Parker||G||Fr.||6-0||172||Godfrey, Ill.||Alton HS|
|34||Connor McDaniel||F||Jr.||6-7||220||Topeka, Kan.||Cloud County CC|
||Nick Wilson||F||So.||6-7||245||Paola, Kan.||Paola HS|
|Kelvin Bramble||F||So.||6-6||230||Charlestown, Nevis||Southeast CC|
|CJ Bolton||G/F||Fr.||6-4||175||Drexel, Mo.||Drexel HS|
|2013-14 Women's Basketball Schedule|
||Baldwin City, Kan.
|11/1/13||vs. Tabor||Baldwin City, Kan.||W, 96-90 (OT)|
|11/2/13||Baker Classic||Baldwin City, Kan.|
|11/2/13||vs. Southwestern||Baldwin City, Kan.||W, 74-72|
|11/5/13||at McPherson||McPherson, Kan.||W, 64-55|
|11/15/13||HAAC/KCAC Challenge Classic||Baldwin City, Kan.|
||Baldwin City, Kan.||L, 70-66|
||HAAC/KCAC Challenge Classic
||Baldwin City, Kan.
||vs. University of St. Mary
||Baldwin City, Kan.||W, 83-67|
|11/19/13||at Haskell||Lawrence, Kan.||W, 74-71|
|11/22/13||Mid-America Christian Classic
||Oklahoma City, Okla.
||vs. Mid-America Christian
||Oklahoma City, Okla.||L, 57-56|
|11/23/13||Mid-America Christian Classic
||Oklahoma City, Okla.
||vs. Southwestern Christian
||Oklahoma, City, Okla.||L, 73-56|
||at Rockhurst (Exhibition)
||Kansas City, Mo.
||vs. Central Christian of Moberly
||Baldwin City, Kan.
||vs. MidAmerica Nazarene *
||Baldwin City, Kan.
||at Graceland *
||at Central Methodist *
||at Emporia State (Exhibition)
|1/3/13||Tabor Classic||Hillsboro, Kan.|
|1/3/13||vs Sterling||Hillsboro, Kan.||W, 80-65|
|1/4/13||Tabor Classic||Hillsboro, Kan.|
|1/4/13||vs Tabor||Hillsboro, Kan.||L, 79-76|
||at Benedictine *
||vs. Culver-Stockton *
||Baldwin City, Kan.
||at Avila *||Kansas City, Mo.
||vs. Evangel *
||Baldwin City, Kan.
||at Peru State *
||vs. Missouri Valley *
||Baldwin City, Kan.
|1/30/14||at MidAmerica Nazarene *||Olathe, Kan.||W, 84-72|
|2/1/14||vs. Central Methodist *||Baldwin City, Kan.||W, 65-64|
|2/8/14||vs. Graceland *||Baldwin City, Kan.||W, 91-80|
|2/13/14||vs. Benedictine *||Baldwin City, Kan.||W, 61-41|
||at Culver-Stockton *
|2/20/14||vs. Avila *||Baldwin City, Kan.||W, 81-35|
|2/22/14||at Evangel *||Springfield, Mo.||W, 63-32|
|2/27/14||vs. Peru State *||Baldwin City, Kan.||W, 85-63|
|3/1/14||at Missouri Valley *||Marshall, Mo.||W, 62-50|
|3/6/14||vs No. 8 Evangel (HAAC Tournament)||Baldwin City, Kan.||W, 64-54|
|3/8/14||vs TBA (HAAC Semifinals)||Baldwin City, Kan.||7 p.m.|
|3/19-25/14||NAIA National Tournament||Frankfort, Ky.||TBA|
|*denotes HAAC conference game|
Position: Head Women's Basketball Coach
In just his second season at the helm of the Baker University women's basketball program, head coach Ben Lister turned the Wildcats from a six win team in 2011-12 into a 20-win program and earned the 2012-13 Heart of America Athletic Conference Coach of the Year award.
Under his leadership, Baker went 20-12 overall and 12-6 in the HAAC, good for a tie of third-place in the conference standings. The Wildcats then advanced to the semifinals of the HAAC conference tournament, where they battled with No. 1 seeded MNU all the way to the end, eventually falling to the Pioneers, 59-55.
Lister also guided Alisha Fanshier to a first-team All-HAAC selection and NAIA Honorable Mention All-America honors in 2012-13 and Rece Huddlin to a third-team All-HAAC honor. Both Fanshier and Huddlin were brought to Baker University by Coach Lister. Fanshier played for Lister her entire collegiate career, two years at Baker and two at Barton Community College.
Lister served as the assistant coach for four years at Barton Community College, where he was a part of two Jayhawk West titles for the Cougars, including a 34-3 mark during the 2007-08 season when Barton finished fourth in the nation. In his first four seasons coaching college, Lister compiled a 48-4 conference record.
Before Barton, Lister spent two years as the head coach for Manhattan Christian College (Kan.), compiling a 44-23 record. During his time at MCC, the team captured back-to-back regular-season conference championships, going undefeated both years in conference play. MCC captured a regional and conference championship in 2005-06, finishing with a 27-7 record to rank third all-time on the school charts.
Coach Lister was named Central Region Coach of the Year in 2005-06. During his two years, MCC produced seven all-conference players, seven all-region players, two regional MVPs, one conference MVP and three All-Americans.
Prior to MCC, Lister was the assistant boys basketball coach for three years at Sunrise Christian Academy. Sunrise combined to go 76-28 during that time, winning the Tri-State Christian Tournament Championship, which included large private schools from Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado. Coach Lister aided in the development of five athletes who signed to play collegiate basketball, including two who play at the NCAA Division I level.
Coach Lister played two years of college basketball at Manhattan Christian College in 1997-99. During his sophomore season, MCC finished 21-7, going 13-1 in conference play and they captured both the regular-season and tournament championships for its conference. In the championship game, Lister scored 18 points to help seal the championship for MCC.
- 2012-13 Heart of America Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Coach of the Year
- Three teams finished ranked in the top 15 nationally
- Five out of six teams programs finished first or second in the conference
- In six years of coaching his teams have averaged 23 wins per season
- Coached 21 all-conference players, 12 all-region players, and four All-Americans
Assistant Director of Athletics - Operations
Andrew Patch enters his third year at Baker as the Assistant Director of Athletics for Operations. He previously served as the Assistant Director of Athletics for Game Ops & Finance.
In his role with operations, Patch is actively involved with many facets of the Baker Athletics Department. With game operations, Patch coordinates the home event management for all 18 sports teams within 6 athletic facilities; including the VSN Classic Football Bowl Game and all post-season tournament events. In the fall of 2011, he served as the Host Institution Coordinator when Baker University hosted opening round matches for the NAIA Men’s and Women’s National Soccer Tournament. In 2013, Patch helped coordinate event operations for the HAAC Outdoor Track Championships and conference Softball Tournament.
Aside from his event management duties, Patch oversees much of the daily and large scale fiscal operations of the department. In 2011, he had a major hand in forging a partnership with HealthéAthlete that puts Baker in a unique category with NBA, MLS, and Division-I sports medicine departments. Patch also oversees the service agreement for all Daktronics scoreboard equipment and accessories at 5 different athletics facilities. Since 2011, he has managed all sponsorship incentives and promotions with Adidas, the official sponsor of Baker Athletics.
Beyond his involvement with game operations and budget management, Patch guided the progress of several projects within his first year with the Wildcats. He had an active hand in the redesign and build of the athletics website, revitalizing the Hall of Fame Rotunda, assisting with the graphic design and video endeavors of the department, and played a major role in the fundraising and management efforts of the Wildcat Classic Golf Tournament. In 2013, his leadership helped the Wildcat Classic expanded to a larger venue, boost golf membership, and increase fundraising revenue.
Prior to joining Baker, Patch was a consultant at Cerner Corporation where he provided technology support to hospitals and healthcare centers across the United States. Before Cerner, he pursued a career in strength and conditioning and interned with the Colorado Buffaloes and Missouri Tigers.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Baker University in 2010. A former defensive end for the Wildcats, Patch holds two school records and was a two-time NAIA Scholar-Athlete and three-time All-Conference selection.
In 2014, Patch earned his Masters of Business Administration degree from Baker University.
Dave graduated from Hazelwood Central High School in Florissant, Mo., where he earned four letters in both basketball and tennis. He originally planned to attend the University of Missouri before having met and being recruited during a summer tournament in 1981 by Baker’s athletic director and tennis coach, Jim Irick.
Having opted to attend Baker, Dave became an immediate success both off and on the court. On campus he was a member of the Blue Key National Honor Society. But, it was in tennis where he established new heights of success for a Baker tennis player including: Being named to the All-Conference HAAC team all four years of his competition, winning the conference singles and doubles championships from 1982-1986, winning the District 10 singles championship his junior and senior years, winning the District 10 doubles championship all four years, being named Team Captain his junior and senior years, being named an NAIA Honorable Mention All-American in 1983 and an NAIA All-American in 1985. Additionally, he led the Wildcats to the National NAIA tournament in all four years of his competition. In 1985 he had a singles record of 27-4 and a doubles record of 27-3. In 1983 he was ranked 15th in the nation in singles and in 1985 he was ranked in the top 10 in doubles.
Following graduation David has followed a professional career path in business with increasing responsibilities at each of the following: He served as District Sales Manager with the Russell Stover Candy Company in Kansas City, as District Sales Manager of Mobil Chemical in St. Louis, as the manager of National Accounts with Bunzl Distribution USA in St. Louis as well as to his current position as Executive Vice President and Corporate Officer of Anchor Packaging Inc., St. Louis.
For several years following graduation he continued participation in tennis as he competed in the Volvo U.S.T.A. Inter-club League. More recently he has become and avid golfer and for 10 years has coached his children in a select summer league for youth basketball.
He is married to Maryellen Johnson and together they have three children, Trevor, Madeline and Lily.
Clarence attended Atchison High School where he graduated in 1959 as a member of the National Honor Society and where he earned a total of 9 letters in football, basketball and track during his career. He enrolled at Baker and started and lettered all four years for Coach Davee on the basketball squad. He was honored for his outstanding play by being named a member of the KCAC All-conference basketball squad his junior and senior years. When he graduated he was one of the leading scorers in the history of the University and he set and continues to hold the record for the most rebounds recorded in a single game with 28 against Friends.
On campus he was a member of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity where he served as Treasurer. Additionally, he earned inclusion to the Dean’s Honor Roll, was presented with the Wall Street Student Award, served as editor of the Baker Orange and graduated in the top two percent of his class.
Following graduation he joined the United Telephone Companies (now Sprint) and at the age of 24 became the youngest District Manager in their 18 state region. In 1966 he transitioned careers as he took a position with the Platte County Prosecutor’s office. Upon completing his JD Degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City he was named the Prosecuting Attorney for Moniteau County while at the same time serving as the Municipal Attorney for various cities from 1970-1996. He is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers and he is a licensed real estate broker in Missouri and Florida and is a Missouri Insurance Broker. He continues to represent business clients, banks and a Fire Protection District as well as doing insurance defense work.
He is married to Baker graduate Carole Curless Hawk ’64. Together they have two children, Amy and Chad and two grandchildren. Four of his siblings also attended and graduated from Baker as well: his sister Lois, and brothers Melvin, Larry and Galen Hawk.
Jerry came to Baker as a highly recruited athlete out of Eureka Kansas High School where he lettered and was an All-State athlete in basketball and football. Recruited at both KU and K-State, Jerry decided instead to attend Baker where he was a 3-year letterman in football and a 4-year letterman in basketball and where he was an important member of the 1949 Championship football team. During a freshman basketball game against the freshman from the University of Kansas, former Baker coach who later became a basketball coaching legend at Kansas, Forest C. “Phog” Allen, told Baker Basketball coach Russ Davee that for his size, “Jerry Steele is the best little basketball player that he had seen”. He was active in numerous activities across campus including being a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He graduated from Baker in 1953 with a degree in Physical Education and shortly thereafter was drafted into the army where he attained the rank of Sergeant. After being discharged he enrolled at KU where he earned a masters degree in Physical Education. He later continued post-graduate work at Kansas State University-Pittsburg and at the University of Arkansas where he earned his doctorate.
He spent his early career as an outstanding teacher and coach at two Kansas high schools, Valley Falls and Blue Rapids. He then was hired as a teacher and head basketball coach at the junior college in Chanute. Two years later he was named assistant principal at Chanute high school and in 1965 he was named Assistant District Superintendent of the Chanute district. He continued his climb in education in 1974 as he was named that district’s Superintendent. Two years later he moved to become Superintendent of the Pittsburg district where he remained until retiring in 1992.
He was presented with numerous awards throughout his career including being named in 1982 as the Outstanding School Superintendent in Kansas and in 1992 being presented with the Clyde Phillips Distinguished Service Award by Pittsburg State University. He was active in a number of community and church related activities and served in numerous volunteer capacities in his community. He is married to Baker classmate Jo Anne Hardman Steel and together they have three daughters, eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Charlotte Lewis Piper
Who brought honor to Baker University through her individual athletic achievements, as a teacher, coach and through her life-long advocacy for and leadership in the areas of health, physical fitness and recreation
Charlotte graduated from Baker in 1943 as a member of Delta Delta Delta with a degree in Physical Education. During her career she also earned a M.A. Degree at the University of New Mexico and completed post-graduate study at New York University. She was presented with an honorary Doctorate from Baker in 1978.Charlotte’s life passion was athletics, physical fitness and recreation. As the founder and first coach in the sport of swimming at the University of New Mexico she brought that program to national prominence while at the same time championing the cause of women’s sports throughout the country. She spent 32 years in formal service to UNM and was inducted into that school’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Many of her years there were served as that University’s Athletic Department Chair and in additional positions too numerous to list individually.
During her career she additionally served in positions of importance locally in New Mexico and nationally including: Coordinator of the Pan American Training camp and as a Liaison to the United States Collegiate Sports Council, the National AAU and to the United States Olympic Swimming Committee. She served as a Delegate to the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and served as a member of the United States Swimming Team from 1973-1976. As a member of the US Olympic Committee for swimming she was honored in “Salute to the Olympians”.
She was widely sought as a speaker both nationally and internationally, she completed original research in the area of track and field and authored the Official Swimming and Diving Rules for NAGWS.
A member of numerous professional associations and active in volunteer activities she still found time to be a loving mother to three children, 6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and as a loving wife to her husband, John. A celebration of her life attended by nearly 400 individuals was held on June 18, 2009 in Colorado.
|2013 Volleyball Roster|
|1||Kylie Pease||DS||Jr.||5'5||Topeka, Kan.||Washburn Rural HS|
|2||Shelby Equels||DS||Jr.||5'5||Basehor, Kan.||Basehor-Linwood HS|
|4||Kaysha Green||DS||So.||5'6||Baldwin City, Kan.||Baldwin City HS|
|5||Sara Slater||DS||Jr.||5'5||Lansing, Kan.||JCCC|
|6||Danielle French||MH||So.||6'1||Overland Park, Kan.||Blue Valley West HS|
|7||Sam Landgrebe||DS||So.||5'6||Lawrence, Kan.||Freestate HS
|9||Hannah Bettge||S||Fr.||5'8||Gardner, Kan.||Gardner-Edgerton HS|
|10||Renata Dill||DS||Sr.||5'6||Manhattan, Kan.||Manhattan HS|
|12||Crystal Simon||OH||Sr.||5'7||Leavenworth, Kan.||Johnson County CC|
|13||Rebecca Simkins||MH||Fr.||5'6||Merriam, Kan.||Shawnee Mission North HS|
|14||Taryn Brees||OH||Jr.||5'9||Meriden, Kan.||Jefferson West HS|
|15||Shannon Bond||MH||So.||5'10||Olathe, Kan.||Olathe South HS|
|16||Jasmyn Turner||OH||Sr.||5'9||Lawrence, Kan.||Lawrence HS|
|17||Shannon McCarty||MH||Jr.||6'0||Kansas City, Kan.||JCCC|
|18||Cami Williams||MH||Sr.||5'10||Pinetop, Ariz.||Blue Ridge HS|
|20||Elizabeth Arnold||OH||Fr.||5'9||Prairie Village, Kan.||Shawnee Mission East HS|
|24||Paige Meader||MH||So.||6'0||Waverly, Kan.||Waverly HS|
|25||Perri Tucker||MH||Jr.||6'1||Wichita, Kan.||JCCC|