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Tuesday, 07 August 2012 14:15

Murray Knox

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KnoxMurray Knox

Position: Asst. Women's Basketball Coach

Phone: 785.594.8344

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Entering his 2nd year with the Baker Wildcats Women's Basketball program, Murray Knox brings thirty years of coaching experience and recruiting expertise to the Lady Wildcat program.

Throughout his career Knox has had the opportunity to work with various high schools in both the Coaching and Athletic Director roles. Knox coached collegiately within both the men's and women's programs at the University of Kansas and spent several years coaching and recruiting, leading his teams, within both the USBL Semi-Pro League, and CBA (Continental Basketball Association) to championships.

His professional contacts and scouting ability have continued his growth as a coach. Baker University offered Coach Knox an opportunity to be involved with a supportive community, strong academic institution, and competitive athletic department.

Knox is excited, to once again, be a part of the Women's Basketball program and working with Head Coach Ben Lister.

Tuesday, 07 August 2012 00:00

Matt Windle

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Position: Head Softball Coach

Phone: 785.594.4567

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Matt Windle begins his first year as Assistant Director of Athletics - Operations at Baker but sixth overall at the University.

He previously served as the head softball and assistant volleyball coach for five years.year as  In his five years as the head softball coach, Windle resurrected a program into a conference title contender. He held an overall record of 120-99, and a conference record of 55-39.

Last season he served as the Volunteer Assistant Coach at the University of Kansas. He was part of a staff that took the Jayhawks to their first regional appearance and he worked primarily with the catchers, as well as serving as first base coach and led all camp operations and recruiting materials. KU finished 34-23 last season and tied for the top defense in the nation.

In his first season, the Wildcats qualified for the conference tournament for the first time in four years and took a game from top seeded Lindenwood University on their home field. They finished the season 18-36 almost doubling the number of wins from the previous season.

The 2011 season saw, 16 new school records set including wins in a season with 31. The team finished three places higher in the conference standings, however, they were eliminated in the first round of the conference tournament. That squad had three first-team all-conference selections, as well as one first-team and two second-team all-region athletes.

In 2012, the Wildcats broke through and reached the conference championship game. A loss to nationally ranked Central Methodist ended the season at 25-19. The Wildcats placed five players on the all-conference list; four first-team, and one second-team honoree. Baker also earned all-region recognition with one first-team and one second-team all-region selection. For her efforts Greenwood as named a NAIA Honorable Mention All-American.

Baker posted another 20-plus win season in 2013 with a 23-14 record and 12-6 and finished third in the HAAC standings. Under Windle's leadership Erin Greenwood had another stellar season earning HAAC First-Team All-Conference honors and was named the NAIA National Pitcher of the Week on April 1 and earned two HAAC Pitcher of the Week honors. Summer Kelley was also named to the HAAC First-Team.

Windle began as an assistant varsity coach at Free State High School in Lawrence, Kan., after playing several years as a semi-professional baseball player in the Kansas City area. Windle is also an active men’s volleyball player in the KC area, and serves as the assistant volleyball coach to Kathy Allen at Baker University.

Coach Windle lives in Lawrence with his wife Austyn and his two boxers Beamer and Bentley.

Tuesday, 07 August 2012 13:38

Kathy Allen

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Position: Head Volleyball Coach

Phone: 785.594.8455

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Since taking the helm of the Baker volleyball program in 1998, Kathy Allen has established herself as one of the most successful coaches in Baker volleyball history. As Allen enters her 16th season with the Wildcats, she has established a winning tradition year in and year out. The Cats are perpetual conference contenders, consistently finishing in the top four in the tough Heart of America Athletic Conference.

Coach Allen enters the 2013 season with a career record of 331-186. She currently ranks 25th on the NAIA Top 25 career wins chart and 14th on the NAIA Top 25 winning percentages list.

At Baker, Allen has coached five All-Americans and numerous players to region and conference honors. Her players also excel in the classroom: 23 players have been recognized as NAIA Scholar-Athletes, including Jasmyn Turner, Jana Boss and Tara Chumley in 2012. The team was recognized in 2010 by the AVCA and the NAIA with an overall GPA of 3.47.

In 2012, the Wildcats went 19-14 overall and 6-3 in the HAAC and finished fourth in the regular season conference standings. Allen helped lead three Wildcats to 2012 HAAC All-Conference First-Team honors including Boss, Savannah Smith and Danielle French and French was named the HAAC Freshman of the Year. Libero Renata Dill also earned a spot on the HAAC Second Team All-Conference and Turner was named to the HAAC Honorable Mention All-Conference team.

Allen had one of her finest years at Baker in 2011, leading the Wildacats to a HAAC regular season crown and an overall record of 26-11 and conference mark of 10-0. 

Prior to joining the Baker coaching staff, Allen served as the interim head coach at Washburn University in Topeka and as a graduate assistant coach at Emporia State University. Allen coached high school volleyball at St. Mary's High School before entering the college ranks.

Allen has amassed many years of service in club volleyball, dating back to 1989 when she formed the Topeka Juniors Volleyball Club. Allen served as director and a member of the board for more than 10 years, helping guide the club to two national championships and recognition as one of the premier clubs in Kansas. Allen received USAV's Meritorious Service Award in 1996 in recognition of her achievements in the club ranks.

Along with her coaching duties, Allen also serves as an assistant professor at Baker in the Health, Sport and Human Performance Dept. teaching courses in Motor Learning, Sport Psychology, and Coaching Theory. Allen is a graduate of Emporia State University.

Allen has three children and lives in Lawrence, Kan.

Thursday, 02 August 2012 17:46

Sara Matthews

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MatthewsSara Matthews

Position: Assistant Women's Soccer Coach

Phone: 785.594.8444

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Sara Matthews is serving her third season as an Assistant Coach with the Wildcats. In her two seasons coaching at Baker, the ladies claimed a regular season HAAC title, two HAAC tournament titles, have reached the NAIA National Tournament Final Four and Elite Eight respectively, and have been ranked consistently in the NAIA Top 25. Prior to coaching at Baker, Matthews spent one year as a graduate assistant at Washburn University where she completed a Master's in Business Administration.

Sara received her B.S. in Business from Baker University in 2009 concentrating in marketing and management. She was also part of the women's soccer team and was elected captain her sophomore, junior, and senior seasons. In 2006 she was named to the Heart of America Athletic Conference all-conference team and in 2007 was named the Baker University Student Senate Female Athlete of the Year.

Matthews currently holds a USSF license.

Thursday, 02 August 2012 13:42

2012 Pre-Season Schedule

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Wednesday, August 8th

1-2pm Student Athletic Assistants Move-in (SAA)

Friday, August 10th

Noon-2pm Athlete Move-in (FB ONLY)

Noon-1pm Lunch with Hall of Fame FB players (FB ONLY)

2-3pm Required Hall Meetings (FB, SAA)

2-3pm FB Parents Meetings/Send-off (McKibbin Recital Hall)

3-5pm FB Equipment Check-out

Saturday, August 11th

7:15-8am Football Cold Breakfast

7:30-11am Athlete Move-in (M&W Soccer, Volleyball, M&W CrossCountry, Spirit Squad ONLY)

7:30-Noon IT/ID Card Availability

8:00 – 10am Football Sports Med Screening

10:00 – 10:45am M Soccer Screening

10:45 – 11:30am W Soccer Screening

11:30-1pm Lunch

11:30 – Noon Volleyball Screening

Noon – 12:15pm M & W Cross Country Screening

12:15 – 1pm Cheer & Dance Screening

1:30-2:30pm Mandatory Athletic Orientation (Rice Auditorium)

New freshman/transfers only

1:30-2:30pm M&W Soccer, M&W CrossCountry, Volleyball Parents Meetings/Send-off

2:30-3:30pm Mandatory Residence Hall Meetings (M&W Soccer, Volleyball, M&W CrossCountry, Spirit Squad)

5-6:30pm Dinner

Sunday, August 12th

7:15-9am Cold Breakfast

11-12:30pm Lunch

5-6:30pm Dinner

Monday, August 13th – Saturday, August 18th

Athletic Pre-season Dining Services Schedule

7:15-9am Cold Breakfast

11-12:30pm Lunch

5-6:30pm Dinner

Sunday, August 19th

11am – 3pm New Athlete Move-in (All Winter & Spring Athletes ONLY)

11-1pm Lunch

4-6pm Returning Athlete Move-in (All Winter & Spring Athletes ONLY)

Wednesday, August 22nd

7am First Day of Classes Begins

Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00

2014-15 Men's Track and Field Roster

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2014-15 Men's Track & Field Roster
Name   Yr.EventsHometownPrevious School 
Andrew HeimSr.Mid-DistanceEaston, Kan.Pioneer Ridge HS
Andrew ZeitlowFr.Javelin McPherson, Kan.McPherson HS
Asher HannonSo.SprintsBaldwin City, Kan.Baldwin HS
Avery ParkerJr.Sprints/JumpsOlathe, Kan.Olathe South HS
Bill Collins MabiaFr.Mid-DistanceNairoba, Kenya 
CJ HessFr.ThrowsOlathe, Kan.Olathe South HS
Cory PeoplesFr.ThrowsOttawa, Kan.Ottawa HS
Eddie EsquivelFr.Distance/ XCLas Vegas, Nev.Eldorado HS
Jacob TompkinsFr.SprintsMaysville, Ky.Mason County HS
James SilversFr.Distance/ XCPaola, Kan.Paola HS
Jesse MatthewsFr.HurdlesEdmond, Okla.Edmond North HS
Johnathan FulkersonFr.Distance/ XCBasehor, Kan.Basehor-Linwood HS
Joseph LinderFr.Distance/ XCHouston, TexasCY Falls HS
Joshua BostickFr.Distance/ XCHouston, TexasCY Falls HS
Michael RiddleFr.Hurdles Green City, Mo.Green City HS
Nicholas PattersonFr.ThrowsDe Soto, Kan.De Soto HS
Nicholas WolfeSr.ThrowsNoel, Kan.McDonald County HS 
Greg HenningSr.MultisDe Soto, Kan.De Soto HS
Levi BlaylockFr.ThrowsNewton, Kan.Newtown HS
Ulrich JohanningJr.Distance/Race WalkOttawa, Kan.Lawrence HS 
Vincent TadokoroSr.Mid-DistanceLee's Summit, Mo.Lee's Summit HS 
Cody HurshJr.SprintsOlathe, Kan.Olathe Southwest HS
Dayshawn BerndtJr.SprintsBaldwin City, Kan.Free State HS
Dustin KeenSo.ThrowsHorton, Kan.Horton HS
Kalen AsberrySo.SprintsCarrolton, TexasHebron HS
Tosh MihesuahSr.Mid-DistanceBaldwin City, Kan.Baldwin HS
David GregorySr.SprintsShawnee, Kan.Cloud County Community College
Gunnar HaysJr.Distance Colby Community College
Andrew DareSo.DistanceOlathe, Kan.Saint Thomas Aquinas HS

Andrew Emanuels

So.DistanceLake Quivira, Kan.Kansas City Christian
Ben CarpenterSo.Pole VaultSpring Hill, Kan.Gardner-Edgerton HS
Birdsong WarrenSo.SprintsLee's Summit, Mo.

Lee's Summit West HS

Bobby O'NeillFr.ThrowsManhattan, Kan.Blue Valley HS
Carter BreithauptSo.DistanceOverland Park, Kan.Saint James Academy
Clarence ClarkSo.Sprints/JumpsPhoenix, Ariz.Brophy Prep HS
Corey MattesonSo.DistanceClovis, Calif.Clovis HS
Ikenna AmaliriFr.Sprints/JumpsHouston, TexasFort Bend Travis HS
Jamie SteurySo.DistanceOlathe, Kan.Olathe South HS
Jesse AustinSo.ThrowsBaldwin City, Kan.Baldwin City HS
Josh ChalkerSo.HurdlesOverland Park, Kan.Blue Valley HS
Josh PeckSr.ThrowsKlamath Falls, Ore.College of Sequoias
Mark HarmanSo.HurdlesLindwood, Kan.Baldwin City HS
Matt BushSo.Pole VaultColumbia, Mo.Columbia Rock Bridge HS
Nils PetereitSo.SprintsSingen, Germany 
Seth AhartSo.Pole VaultLeavenworth, Kan.Tonganoxie HS
Traivion SharpJr.SprintsOlathe, Kan.Johnson County CC
Tyler RandallSo.SprintsOverland Park, Kan.Blue Valley HS
Tyler SlivaSo.SprintsShawnee, Kan.Shawnee Mission Northwest HS
Tyson RobkeSo.Sprints/JumpsLebo, Kan.Lebo HS





Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00

2014-15 Women's Track and Field Roster

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2014 BU Womens Track Team web

2014-15 Women's Track & Field Roster
Name   Yr.EventHometownPrevious School 
Alisa Becker
Fr.JavelinMcPherson, Kan.McPherson HS
Ashley RinikerJr.ThrowsManhattan, Kan.Riley County HS
Autumn Sifuentes
Fr.Distance/ XCJunction City, Kan.Junction City HS
Billi PipesJr.SprintsSalado, TexasMissouri Valley College
Brenda McCollum
Fr.Race Walk/ XCFall River, KanBluestem HS
Brittany HardinFr.HurdlesMaysville, Ky.Mason County HS
Caitlin ApolloFr.Race Walk/ XCNew Rochelle, N.Y.New Rochelle HS
Diamond GriffithSr.Hurdles/Sprints Houston, TexasAldine HS 
Jordan MillerJr.ThrowsOzawkie, Kan.Oskaloosa HS
Kailani KillebrewFr.MultisHenderson, Nev.Foothill HS
Kayla HannamJr.Jumps/Multis.
Olathe, Kan.Olathe East HS 
Khadijah LaneJr.SprintsLawrence, Kan.Lawrence Free State HS
Ladachia CainJr.SprintsCarrolton, TexasHebron HS
Lauren Allen-BrownJr.SprintsKansas City, Mo.Lincoln College Prep
Marilee NuetelFr.SprintsLawrence, Kan.Lawrence Free State HS
Mercedes Johnson-IshmonJr.SprintsEl Paso, TexasCoronado HS
Morgan LoberFr.SprintsBaldwin City, Kan.Baldwin City HS
Natasha JonesSo.Jumps Castle Rock, Colo. Castle View HS 
Paige RockersSr.Jumps Garnett, Kan.Anderson County HS 
Rachel CampbellFr.Distance/ XCLeawood, Kan.Blue Valley HS
Rashida SimpsonSr.ThrowsSan Bernadino, Calif.Cajon HS
Rosie HollisFr.Distance/ XCJunction City, Kan.Junction City HS
Taiylor Sharp
Fr.SprintsOlathe, Kan.Olathe East HS
Ty SloanSr.Hurdles/SprintsKansas City, Kan.Sumner Academy
Alexandra Garbarino So.Sprints/HurdlesGarnett, Kan.Anderson County HS
Amanda MoodySo.DistanceGarnett, Kan.Anderson County HS
Bree Busch So.MultisManhattan, Kan.Riley County HS
Jana KoegelFr.MultisStuttgart, GermanyOtto Hahn Gymnasium
Jillian BensonSo.DistanceLenexa, Kan.Shawnne Mission West HS
Kendal Holloman So.Pole VaultMeridian, Kan.Jefferson West HS
Kiana Turner So.Sprints Marshall, TexasTatum HS
Rachael AshSo.DistanceKansas City, Mo.Kansas City Christian
Sara Slater Jr.Distance Lansing, Kan.Johnson County Community College
Sarah Mullins So.Sprints/Jumps Atchison, Kan.Maur Hill Mount HS
Shanetra MinorSo.Sprints Marshall, TexasTatum HS
Shelby StephensSo.Distance Shawnee, Kan.De Soto HS
Tiffany ShaheenFr.ThrowsManhattan, Kan.Blue Valley HS
Ziara McDowellFr.Distance/ XCSt. Louis, Mo.Normandy High





Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00

2014-15 Women's Tennis Roster

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2014-15 Women's Tennis Roster
Name   Yr. HometownPrevious School 
Megan HenryJr.Mansfield, TexasMansfield Legacy HS
Victoria BosticJr.Harrisonville, Mo.Harrisonville HS
Jaimie MyersSo.Topeka, Kan.Hayden HS
Caroline LockwoodSr.Overland Park, Kan.Gwynedd Mercy College
Brooke BarnardFr.Kansas City, Mo.Park Hill HS
Holly ChestnutFr.Shawnee Mission, Kan.Shawnee Mission East HS
Kinsey FordFr.Abilene, Kan.Abilene HS
Abby KaffFr.Wichita, Kan.Andover HS
Amy WysongFr.Sabetha, Kan.Sabetha HS
Cassie LongFr.Harrisonville, Mo.Harrisonville HS
Nathalia BarrFr.Grain Valley, Mo.Grain Valley HS
Taylor SwartzendruberFr.McPherson, Kan.McPherson HS
Amber StubbsFr.Nassau, BahamasQueens College





Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00

2014-15 Men's Tennis Roster

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2014-15 Men's Tennis Roster
Name   Yr. HometownPrevious School 
Zach AldrichSr.Topeka, Kan.Washburn Rural HS
Aaron GreenbaumJr.Prairie Village, Kan.The Barstow School
Michael DraperJr.Grain Valley, Mo.JCCC
Gavin WebsterSo.Independence, Kan.Independence HS
Dylan GeickSo.Overland Park, Kan.Blue Valley Northwest HS
James NewtonSo.Desoto, Kan.Desoto HS
Spartak RahachouJr.Minsk, Belarus. JCCC
Austin KeberleinSo.Kansas City, Mo.Maple Woods CC 
Blake BarnardFr.Kansas City, Mo.Park Hill HS 
Thomas IrickFr.Lawrence, Kan.Lawrence HS 
Jadyn CearnalFr.Branson, Mo.Branson HS 
Brandon LloydFr.Wichita, Kan.The Independent School 





Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00

2014-15 Wrestling Roster

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2014-15 Wrestling Roster
Name Yr. HometownPrevious School
Dylan ArnallJr.Little Rock, Ark.Little Rock Central HS

Zachary Balden


Henderson, Nev.

Liberty HS
Beau BennettSr.Pittsburg, Kan.Pittsburg HS
Logan Bowles
Fr.Lake Point, UtahStansbury HS
Tyler Brown Fr.Bates City, Mo.Oak Grove HS
Jordan BurgessSo.Overland Park, Kan.Blue Valley West HS
Tucker Clark
Fr.Baldwin City, Kan.Baldwin HS
William Collins


Olathe, Kan.Olathe East HS
Tyler Dickman
Fr.Shawnee, Kan.Mill Valley HS
Tyler DouglassSr.Wamego, Kan.Wamego HS
Adam Downing
Fr.Valdez, AlaskaValdez HS
Alex Ekins
So.Boise, IdahoCapital Senior HS
Alex FortunaSo.Parkville, Mo.Park Hill South HS
Paxon FowlerJr.Neosho, Mo.Neosho HS
Nathan GarciaJr.Las Vegas, Nev.Las Vegas HS
Roman GarciaJr.Las Vegas, Nev.Las Vegas HS
Bryant GuillenSo.Topeka, Kan.Seaman HS
Drew Harbinson
Sr.Las Vegas, Nev.Durango HS
Nick HaugenSr.Claremore, Okla.Claremore HS
Antonio JaureguiFr.Las Vegas, Nev.Las Vegas HS
Eero JohnsonFr.Kansas City, Mo.O'Hara HS
Michael KunardFr.Edgerton, Kan.Wellsville HS
Billy LeoneFr.Swedesboro, N.J.Kingsway HS
Connor MiddletonJr.Olathe, Kan.Olathe Northwest HS
Joshua OrtizSo.Valley Center, Kan.Valley Center HS
Matt PaxtonSo.Olathe, Kan.Blue Valley West HS
Juan RiveraFr.Paulsboro, N.J.Paulsboro HS
Matt SausmanSo.Burlington, N.J.Camden Catholic HS
Greg SchiffelbeinSo.Baldwin, Kan.Baldwin HS
Bryce Shoemaker
Fr.Baldwin City, Kan.Baldwin HS
Trevor SuttonJr.Manhattan, Kan.Rock Creek HS
Josh Thomas
So.Henderson, Nev.Coronado HS
Dustin TurnerSr.Overbrook, Kan.Sante Fe HS
Colby Watters
So.Arkansas City, Kan.Arkansas City HS
Kyle Wilson
So.Wamego, Kan.Wamego HS
2014-15 Wrestling Managers
Name Yr. HometownPrevious School
Caitlene Christenson
Amanda CiambroneSr.Baldwin City, Kan.Baldwin HS
Katie Cleary
Sara GassmanJr.Belton, Mo.St. Theresa's Academy
Ryenn Johns
Halston Pattison
Lucy Staats   
Dominique VieyraSr.Salina, Kan.Salina South HS


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