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Wednesday, 16 December 2015 15:31

Madison McGlade

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PositionNumber
MH/RS17
YearHometown
Fr.St. Joseph, Mo.
HeightPrevious School
6-1St. Joseph Christian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personal: Madison René McGlade was born in St. Joseph, Mo. Her parents are Kevin and Mary McGlade. Attended St. Joseph Christian where she achieved 2nd team All-District (3 years), 2nd team All-City (2 years), first team All-City 2015, and became the first St. Joseph Christian athlete to sign with an NAIA school in school history. Academically she received the Excellence Future Leader Award, was on the Principals Honor Roll 2011-2015, 2014-2015 Drug Free Superstar, Class President 2012-2015, and was a National Honor Society member and President 2014-2015...She chose Baker because of its great atmosphere, the size and the availability of her major... Majoring in International Studies.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 15:28

Kailin Cordes

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PositionNumber
OH16
YearHometown
Fr.Lee's Summit, Mo.
HeightPrevious School
5-9Lee's Summit West HS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personal: Kailin Rachelle Cordes was born in Lee’s Summit, Mo., to Kevin and Kristen Cordes…Attended Lee’s Summit West High School where she led the Titans to Runner up in two volleyball state tournaments, as well as four district championships...She helped lead her high school to three conference championships, and she received 1st team All-Conference and All District, as well as being a Mo-Kan All Star...She chose Baker over Fort Hays State and UCM because of the great athletics and academics, as well as it being close to home…Majoring in Nursing.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 15:22

Olivia Brees

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PositionNumber
MH14
YearHometown
Fr.Meriden, Kan.
HeightPrevious School
6-3Jefferson West HS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personal: Olivia Rose Brees was born in Topeka, Kan., to parents Diane and Ron Brees…Has one sibling, Taryn Brees (23) who played four years on the Baker volleyball team…Attended Jefferson West High School where she led the Volleyball team to state in 2013, as well as a league championship in 2014...She also played basketball in high school and led her team to state in 2015...She became a three-sport athlete as she also competed with the Softball team and led her team to state in 2014, as well as a state championship in 2015, she was twice named the Female High School Athlete of the Year her Junior and Senior year. She earned All-State honors in Volleyball in 2014, as well as All-State in Softball in 2014 and 2015...Brees was also an All-League selection in Basketball in 2014 and 2015, she was named to the National Honor Society, as well as a Kansas Honors Scholar, and a Scholar on the Board of Regents…While at Baker she will be a part of the Volleyball team as well as the Softball team…Chose Baker over Peru State, Kansas Wesleyan, Avila, and Ottawa…Majoring in Elementary Education. 

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 15:18

McKena Metzger

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PositionNumber
DS13
YearHometown
Fr.Meriden, Kan.
HeightPrevious School
5-6Jefferson West HS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personal: McKena Marie Metzger was born in Emporia, Kan., to parents Bill and Katie Metzger…Has one Sibling, Tayler (17)…Attended Jefferson West High School where she led the Volleyball team to state in 2013, as well as a league championship in 2014...She also played softball, leading Jeff West to state in 2014, as well as a state championship in 2015. She was also the team Captain on the Softball team…While at Baker she will be part of the Volleyball team as well as the Softball team…She chose baker over other schools because of the education and athletic opportunities…Majoring in Pre Law.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 15:15

Gabriella Miller

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PositionNumber
OH12
YearHometown
Fr.Kearney, Mo.
HeightPrevious School
5-10Kearney HS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personal: Gabriella Doris Miller was born in Kansas City, Mo., to parents Tamara Schranz and Victor Miller…Has two Siblings, Cameron (18) and Joe (9)…Attended Kearney High School home of the Bulldogs…Majoring in Biology…Chose Baker because of the strong athletics and academic programs.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 15:13

Jenna Sackman

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PositionNumber
S11
YearHometown
So.Topeka, Kan.
HeightPrevious School
5-6JCCC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personal: Jenna Nicole Sackman was born in Topeka, Kansas. Her parents are Bruce and Joni Sackman with one sibling Jordan (25). She attended Seaman High School where in 2011 led her team to 4th at state and Sub-State Champs (2011 and 2013). She was a 4 year letter winner, 3-time All-City and All-Centennial League, and KVA All-State. She attended Johnson County Community College 2014-2015 where she played volleyball. She then chose Baker University over JCCC because it is closer to home, better athletics, and academics. She will be a part of the volleyball team. Major is undecided at the moment.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 15:09

Brittney Diehm Volleyball

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PositionNumber
S9
YearHometown
So.La Cygne, Kan.
HeightPrevious School
5-7Prairie View HS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personal: Brittney Renee Diehm is from Parker, Kansas. Her parents are Kevin and Robyn Diehm. She attended Prairie View High School where she was 1st team All-League for two years and academically was Valedictorian and on the Principals Honor Roll. She is a part of the volleyball team. Majoring in Business. She was also a member of the Baker University women's basketball team in the 2014-15 season.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 15:07

Kadie Baumgardner

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PositionNumber
L8
YearHometown
Jr.Auburn, Kan.
HeightPrevious School
5-7University of Nebraska-Kearney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personal: Kadie Ann Baumgardner was born in Topeka, KS. Her parents are Dan and Lorie Baumgardner and she has one sibling Kelsie (23). She attended Washburn Rural High School where she led her team to State Champions in 2011 and 2012, 3rd place in 2010, 2012 6A All-Tournament Team, 2nd team All-state, 1st team All-City, and played in KVA All-Star game. She was a 4 year Honor Roll recipient and a NHS member. She previously attended University of Nebraska at Kearney where she went to NCAA Regional Tournament in and were the MIAA Champions her sophomore year. She chose Baker over UNK, UNO, Newman University, and Bultler CC because it is close to home and has an outstanding nursing program. Majoring in Pre-Nursing.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 15:05

Ashley Sparks

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PositionNumber
OH7
YearHometown
Fr.Wellsville, Kan.
HeightPrevious School
5-7Wellsville HS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personal: Ashley Renee Sparks was born in Oklahoma City, Okla., to parents Peggy and Scott Sparks… Has one Sibling, Lindsey (17)…Attended Wellsville High School where she led the Eagles to state in three different sports in her senior year including Volleyball…She was also All-State in Volleyball for three years, as well as the Ottawa Herald All Area player for four years, as well as the Lawrence Journal World Player of the year one year, as well as the KVA All-Star game most inspirational player, and named to the Academic All-State team two years…While at Baker, she will be a part of the Volleyball team…Chose Baker over Washburn and Pittsburg State because of the great Volleyball program and academics…Majoring in Psychology.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 15:00

Hannah Thevarajoo

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PositionNumber
DS5
YearHometown
Fr.Eudora, Kan.
HeightPrevious School
5-6Eudora HS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personal: Hannah Devi Thevarajoo was in Lawrence, Kansas. Also goes by Thev and Joo-Joo. Her parents are Paul and Kim Thevarajoo. She has two siblings Jasmine (17) and Morgan (21). She attended Eudora High School where she was involved in NHS, High Honor Roll, Student Council, and was a Kansas Honors & Kansas Regent Scholar. She chose Baker over Hunter College and Saint Martin University because of Bakers atmosphere, academics, and volleyball. She will be a part of Bakers volleyball team. Majoring in International Business.

 

Nomination Procedures

Anyone is eligible to write an open letter of nomination regarding an individual they believe to be worthy of induction to the Baker University Athletic Hall of Fame. The nominations must be received by December 31 to be considered for induction during the next calendar year. Once an individual is nominated, he or she remain in an active file for review by the Hall of Fame Selection Committee. The selection committee sends recommendations in the spring to the President of the University for final approval for fall induction.

Nominating Categories

- Former Baker University athletes

- Current and former coaches or athletic administrators

- Meritorious service to the Baker University athletic programs

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