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Wednesday, 25 June 2014 14:27

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All tickets are general admission. Seating behind the Baker sideline is first-come, first-serve.

Order Tickets Online

Students are 18 or younger or a college student with a valid student ID.
Order tickets by Oct. 1 to receive them in the mail.
You may pick up your tickets on the Baldwin City campus in Mabee Hall 215.

Friday, 28 March 2014 12:37

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Register

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Thursday, 27 March 2014 10:26

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Auction

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Place your bid on a high valued item at the Wildcat Classic Auction. The auction takes place immediately following golf in the spacious Members Clubhouse. Guests will have a chance to participate in silent and live auction bidding.

Donations are encouraged. Do you have an item that you would like to give to the auction? If so, contact Doug Barth at 785.594.4799 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Auction Items
Items coming soon!

Thursday, 27 March 2014 09:41

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Contact

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Pics3Doug Barth '91
Director of Alumni & Corporate Relations
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Pics2Andrew Patch '09
Assistant Director of Athletics - Operations
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Thursday, 27 March 2014 08:44

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

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"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"
Helps Raise $37,000 for Baker Athletics!

On Friday, May 16 Baker University hosted its 5th Annual Wildcat Classic Golf Tournament that benefited the Baker Athletics department.

The tournament featured a total of 222 golfers and was played at the prestigious Alvamar Golf Course in Lawrence, Kan. Golfers were able to play nine holes on the private side and nine on the public side.

With the help of tournament organizers Director of Alumni and Corporate Relations, Doug Barth and Assistant Director of Athletics – Operations, Andrew Patch, the tournament raised over $37,000, all benefiting Baker student-athletes.

The tournament also featured a silent and live auction with 70 items including gifts such as a Tony Gonzalez autographed jersey, Jamaal Charles autographed jersey, KC Royals, KC Chiefs and KU basketball ticket packages and golf foursomes to some of the top golf courses in the KC metro area.

"The funds raised through this event will make a significant impact on all of our athletic programs and help us continue to compete at a championship caliber," said Director of Athletics Theresa Yetmar. "Thank you to everyone who had a hand in making this event such a success. It was truly a team effort."

This year's Wildcat Classic also added two new elements to the event. With the help of Troy Brin Alumni Manager for the Wounded Warrior Project, Baker was able to make a $1,000 donation to the Wounded Warrior Project, that donation was matched by two golfers Chris Costello and Baker alum Tony Rider for a total of a $3,000 donation. The Wounded Warrior project also had six warriors golf in the Classic.

"Civic engagement and servant leadership are values that we instill in our student-athletes and athletics staff," said Patch. "We felt the golf tournament would be a perfect opportunity to help other people in need and not just focus on ourselves. Doug and I have always admired the mission of the Wounded Warrior Project so it felt like a great idea to include this non-profit into the golf tournament."

The other new element of this year's tournament was the inaugural Girls Just Wanna Have Fun event.

Nearly 30 women attended the event that was also held at the Alvamar Golf Course clubhouse while the golfers were out on the course. The event consisted of a social hour with wine and cocktail tasting, as well as a massage, shopping with local vendors and a guest speaker, Baker alumna Jennifer Johnson '94. Jennifer spoke to the group about her book, Nordie's at Noon: The Personal Stories of Four Women "Too Young" For Breast Cancer.

"It has been fantastic putting together these new endeavors," said Patch. "We can definitely say that we grew our audience, raised more money for student-athletes, and helped donate funds that will empower members of our armed forces. In just one day Baker Athletics touched a lot of lives, and that's a pretty cool thing."

The Baker Athletics department would like to send a special thanks to Andrew Patch and Doug Barth for all of their hard work in organizing this years Wildcat Classic and would also like to thank Alex Affalter of Midwest Miller Coors for the beverage donation, also to all of our Girls Just Wanna Have Fun vendors and all of our volunteers that helped make the tournament run smoothly.

"This year's tournament was our best yet," said Barth. "The weather (minus the frost delay in the morning) was about as perfect as we could have ordered it. Our alumni and friends truly enjoyed playing at Alvamar and we received nothing but positive reviews.

"The success of this tournament relies heavily on our golfers and our sponsors. Sponsorships are critical in making this fundraising event a successful one. I also appreciate our new partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project and we were thrilled to donate $1,000 of our proceeds to this worthy organization. I can't wait for next year's tournament."

For a look at the Girls Just Wanna Have Fun website, please click here.

For a look at the Wildcat Classic website, please click here.

A photo album of the entire 2014 Wildcat Classic has been created to view it, please click here.


Thursday, 06 March 2014 10:10

Wildcat Spotlight

Our Baker Athletes have experienced tremendous amounts of success both on and off the playing field. The Wildcat Spotlight is designed to help showcase how are Wildcats are pursuing excellence in all aspects of life.

Monday, 06 January 2014 11:58

Event Promotions

Event Promotions

Join us throughout the 2014 Spring semester for some exciting promotions. Bobbleheads, foam fingers, and more! Refer to the below schedule for all updates and revisions to our promotional events. Go Wildcats!

Date Opponent Event Promotion In-Game Contest
 1/11/14 Culver-Stockton

Basketball Foam Finger Night
MBB 25 Year Reunion

WBB: Half Court Challenge
Bob Fisher World Record Attempt (most free throws in one minute)

 1/18/14 Evangel Basketball Foam Finger Night

WBB: Kids Clinic Performance
MBB: Half Court Challenge

 1/25/14 Missouri Valley  Basketball Coaches vs. Cancer

WBB: Shooting Down Cancer Contest
MBB: Shooting Down Cancer Contest

 1/28/14 Hannibal-LaGrange Wrestling Dual Foam Finger Night  
 1/30/14 Central Baptist (Senior Night)

Wrestling Dual Foam Finger Night
Foam Finger Drawing for Adidas Prize Pack

 1/31/14 Blood Drive (Mabee Gym) American Red Cross Spring Blood Drive Baker Athletics Adidas T-Shirt Give Away
 2/1/14 Central Methodist Basketball Bobble Head Day sponsored by Admissions

WBB: 35 second challenge
MBB: 35 second challenge

2/8/14 Graceland Basketball Baldwin Youth Night

WBB: Half Court Challenge
MBB: Half Court Challenge

2/13/14 Benedictine Basketball Greek Night/Bobble Head Night

WBB: 35 second challenge
MBB: 35 second challenge

2/20/14 Avila Basketball Bobble Head Night sponsored by Admissions

WBB: 35 second challenge
MBB: 35 second challenge

2/25/14 Sterling College Baseball  
2/27/14 Peru State (Senior Night)

Basketball Foam Finger Night
Foam Finger Drawing for Adidas Prize Pack

WBB: 35 second challenge
MBB: 35 second challenge

2/28/14 Midland University Baseball  
3/1/14 Midland University Baseball Sunflower Seed Game  
3/11/14 William Woods University Softball Sunflower Seed Game Homerun Derby
3/12/14 Park University Baseball WOWzer Baserun Challenge
3/19/14 Missouri Valley  Baseball WOWzer Baserun Challenge
3/22/14 Graceland Softball Bobble Head Game sponsored by Admissions Homerun Derby
3/22/14 Graceland Baseball WOWzer Baserun Challenge
3/29/14 Briar Cliff University Softball Homerun Derby
4/1/14 Peru State College Softball Foam Finger Day Homerun Derby
4/2/14 William Penn University Baseball WOWzer Baserun Challenge
4/9/14 St. Mary's College Baseball Bobble Head Day WOWzer Baserun Challenge
4/11/14 Mid America Nazarene Baseball Foam Finger Day WOWzer Baserun Challenge
4/12/14 Central Methodist University Softball Homerun Derby
4/12/14 Mid America Nazarene  Baseball Sunflower Seed Game WOWzer Baserun Challenge
4/18/14 Peru State College Baseball Sunflower Seed Game WOWzer Baserun Challenge
4/19/14 Peru State College (Senior Night) Baseball WOWzer Baserun Challenge
4/21/14 Benedictine University (Senior Night)  Softball

Homerun Derby


**Promotion Details** 
Foam Finger Day/Night

-Must be wearing Baker apparel
-While supplies last
-One per person
-Will be distributed starting at halftime of the women's game

Bring your foam finger with you to future foam finger events to be entered into a final drawing at the end of the wrestling and basketball seasons. Baker Athletics Adidas Prize Pack (duffel bag, t-shirts, gatorade bottles, etc...)
Bobble Head Night

-Must be wearing Baker apparel
-While supplies last
-One per person
-Will be distributed starting at halftime of the women's game

Sunflower Seed Game

-Must be wearing Baker apparel
-While supplies last

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 12:43

Wildcat Spotlight

Our Baker athletes have experienced tremendous amounts of success both on and off the playing field. The Wildcat Spotlight showcases how our Wildcats are pursuing excellence in all aspects of life.

Monday, 01 July 2013 12:09

Athletic Director's Office Intern

Athletic Director's Office Intern

Start Date: August (Fall Semester), January (Spring Semester)
End Date: December (Fall Semester), May (Spring Semester)
Duration: 5 Months
Hours Per Week: 40
Compensation: Credit towards undergraduate or graduate degree program. Meal stipend.
Openings: Multiple positions offered during fall and spring semesters
Application Due Date: July 15th for fall interns; November 15th for spring interns


- Enthusiasm to grow and develop as a member of a professional organization.
- Outstanding communication skills and ability to follow directions.
- Must manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced work environment.
- Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
- Uphold confidentiality and privacy agreements set in place by Baker University.
- Evening and weekend hours will apply.
- Interest in athletics administration at the NAIA, NCAA, or NJCAA level.

Job Description

- Provide support to the daily endeavors of the Athletics Department.
- Assist Athletics staff members in various projects throughout the semester.
- Oversee and contribute to all areas of athletics including but not limited to: Game Operations, Administrative Assistance, Sports Information, Fundraising, Marketing, Ticket Sales, Facility Management, etc.
- Completion of daily and weekly intern curriculum deliverables.
- Commitment to professional growth and development activities.
- Various projects assigned by members of the Athletics staff.

To Apply:

Email resume, cover letter, and three references to Assistant Director of Athletics, Andrew Patch This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Monday, 01 July 2013 10:40

Baker Athletics Internship

Baker Athletics Internship Program

The Baker Department of Athletics is committed to offering a meaningful internship experience to qualified candidates. A Baker internship prepares future administrators with the skills needed to perform in a professional setting while gaining knowledge in all areas of athletics. Interns have served as tremendous resources to the Athletics Department and actively contribute to the success of our program.

In many cases, inters are able to earn credit towards their undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Most internships coincide with the academic year, but there are instances when summer interns are needed. The fall and spring semesters are typically 5 month durations, provide at least 40 hours per weeks, and recognize holidays and institutional breaks.

Career development is a large component of a Baker internship. Not only do interns have the opportunity to add a wide variety of experience to their resume, but they also receive mentorship to ensure they are prepared to enter the professional world.

Our interns have served as tremendous resources for the Athletics Department and many former interns have gone on to become successful in collegiate and professional athletics.

What They're Saying...

"My internship at Baker prepared me for a career in athletics because it gave me insight into every area of an athletic department. I was involved with ticket sales, promotions, compliance, facilities management, and interacting with every team's coaching staff at Baker. I think this has given me an understanding of how each department works, and because of this, I can better communicate and coordinate with each department here at Marquette. I also think this is what sets an internship at Baker apart from other internships. The exposure you get to each department is great, and was helpful in deciding which aspect of athletics I enjoyed, and which department I would like to pursue a career in."

- Patrick Salsbury, 2012 Intern
Current: Ticket Office Assistant
Marquette Athletics

"My experience with Baker Athletics was the launching point of my career in collegiate athletics. The administrators in the department immersed me in several different advancement opportunities that ranged from facilities management and game operations to marketing and student services. Baker Athletics is a highly collaborative department that encourages interns to take active leadership roles and to make confident decisions.

My experience was unique in that I was given the lead to revitalize the hall of fame rotunda in Collins Gymnasium. This task brought me out of my comfort zone at times, but helped me develop as a professional and as a person. Throughout the entire internship, Andrew acted as a mentor to me and we regularly engaged in "knowledge transfer" sessions. During these knowledge transfers we discussed different issues an athletic administrator is faced with and he answered any questions I had. This one-one-one time was invaluable, as it not only gave me more practical knowledge in athletics but my ability to critically evaluate situations also drastically improved.

I can confidently say that the short time I spent interning at Baker Athletics has been the most impactful experience of my professional life. Even after my internship had ended, Theresa and Andrew still met with me regularly to discuss my career ambitions and ensure that I was ready for the next step in my professional career. The connections I made with Baker Athletics administrators and the experiences I was involved in during my internship is what led to my job at the NAIA. It is the department's willingness to go the extra mile for their interns, as well as the collaborative environment that make this internship the perfect opportunity for anyone looking to work in athletics."

- Nathan Byarlay, 2012 Intern
Current: Champions Intern
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

"Baker Athletics was a well-rounded experience that gave me skills that are invaluable in the field of sports. Interns at Baker have the opportunity to be part of all aspects of the athletics department. I'm convinced that my future success in sport or business will be directly contributed to my time at Baker. If you have the wonderful opportunity to work here, be sure to be ready to work hard and you will receive experiences and relationships that will last a lifetime!"

- Tim Giblin, 2010 Intern
Current: Graduate Assistant - Facility/Events
Kansas Athletics Inc.

For more information and application details, please select from the following links:

Athletic Director's Office

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