Athletics Misc (783)
Jeff graduated from Washington High School in Kansas City, Kansas, where he lettered as a member of the golf team. He enrolled at Baker in the fall of 1974 and became an immediate starter on the Wildcat golf squad coached by Karl Spear, ’33. Having won the first college tournament in which he played he went on to become a four-year letterman, a member of four consecutive conference championship teams, was the individual runner-up at the Heart of America Conference Championship on two occasions and was selected twice to the NAIA All-District Team.
He won the 1977 and 1978 Golden Putter award at Baker, was presented with the Most Dedicated Golfer Award in 1977 and participated in two NAIA national golf championships. Following his graduation from Baker with a Bachelor of Science in sociology, communications and English, he went on to earn medalist honors at the Mid-West PGA players ability test in 1979. Shortly thereafter he completed the final phase of the PGA Business School. Through the years he has also completed a number of additional PGA sponsored educational seminars and in 1997 he completed requirements for PGA Master Professional status-with his thesis titled: Teaching Putting. He began his career as an assistant golf professional with St. Andrews Golf Course in Overland Park, Kansas, from 1978 to 1980. From 1981 to the present he has served as head PGA master golf professional at Sunflower Hills Golf Course in Bonner Springs, Kansas, where he holds the all-time course record of 67. Since 1981 he has been a winner of various Pro-Am’s, Pro-Pro’s and Mid-West PGA tournaments and has been a two-time participant in the National PGA Club Professional Tournament.
He is a two-time winner of the Mid-West PGA Pro/Assistant Pro Championship, a seven-time participant in the National Oldsmobile Scramble Championship, a four-time participant on the Mid-West PGA Cup Team and in 1989 finished fourth in the Chrysler National Putting Championship. Among other positions he has served as the Tournament Chairman of the Mid-West PGA and also as that organization’s secretary, treasurer and president. In 1986 and again in 1988 he was selected as a delegate to the PGA National Convention. In 1992 he was named the Mid-West PGA Professional of the Year. In 2004 he was the Mid-West PGA Junior Golf Leader for his support of the First-Tee program for children. In 2007 he was elected to the Quarter Century Club of the PGA of America. He is married to Lucy and together they have two grown children, Nick and Katie.
Gary enrolled at Baker after graduating from Shawnee Mission East High School where he played basketball and was the leading scorer and team captain his senior year. He was voted to the all-league, all-area and all-state teams. He left Shawnee Mission East as its fifth all-time leading scorer. In the summers he played baseball and was a member of the Johnson County 3&2 Baseball Division Championship team of 1973, was a member of the league championship team for three years and pitched four no-hitters and one perfect game. He also played for Milgram for two summers in the Ban Johnson League.
At Baker he pitched and lettered for the Wildcats for two years in baseball and he was the undeniable sparkplug of the Wildcat basketball squad where he started and lettered all four years at guard. He was voted all-conference for three years and was named the best defensive player his freshman year and MVP his sophomore year. He led the team in assists all four years. He completed his Baker career ninth on the all-time scoring list. He graduated in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science in biology. He returned to the Wildcats to assist in coaching for a year before teaching and coaching in area high schools for 10 years. From 1987 to 1996 he was the assistant coach of basketball at UMKC. He currently resides in Overland Park and is employed as an executive with the George Fern Co. He is married to Karen and together they have a son, Kevin, and two daughters, Kelley and Natalie.
Scott graduated from Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kansas, where he lettered for two years in football, starting at center and linebacker, and also played basketball for two years. During summers he played in the Ban Johnson Baseball League. In 1975, he led that league in batting with a .398 average while playing for Milgram. He was voted all-league at first base and he played in the all-star game that same year.
At Baker, he played both football and baseball. In his freshman year he blocked a punt and recovered it for a touchdown against Graceland allowing the Wildcats to ultimately end up with a tie. He lettered all four years in baseball — two as a catcher, one as a third baseman and one as a first baseman. He was voted to the all-conference team for three years. He was voted his senior year the team’s captain and most valuable player. He batted over .300 in three of his four years. Following graduation with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism he was invited and had tryouts with the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants. Among other positions he spent his career in retail sales and as a business owner of BOW Truckline. He has a daughter, Austin.
Gary enrolled at Baker after graduating from Shawnee Mission East High School where he played basketball and was the leading scorer and team captain his senior year. He was voted to the all-league, all-area and all-state teams. He left Shawnee Mission East as its fifth all-time leading scorer. In the summers he played baseball and was a member of the Johnson County 3&2 Baseball Division Championship team of 1973, was a member of the league championship team for three years and pitched four no-hitters and one perfect game. He also played for Milgram for two summers in the Ban Johnson League. At Baker he pitched and lettered for the Wildcats for two years in baseball and he was the undeniable sparkplug of the Wildcat basketball squad where he started and lettered all four years at guard. He was voted all-conference for three years and was named the best defensive player his freshman year and MVP his sophomore year. He led the team in assists all four years. He completed his Baker career ninth on the all-time scoring list.
He graduated in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science in biology. He returned to the Wildcats to assist in coaching for a year before teaching and coaching in area high schools for 10 years. From 1987 to 1996 he was the assistant coach of basketball at UMKC. He currently resides in Overland Park and is employed as an executive with the George Fern Co. He is married to Karen and together they have a son, Kevin, and two daughters, Kelley and Natalie.
Brent J. Dorsey
Brent garnered numerous high school athletic awards and achievements while at Wellsville High School. He left Wellsville with numerous school records, including most points in a career. Following graduation he was recruited by head basketball coach Rick Weaver to play basketball for the Wildcats. He enrolled in the fall of 1994 and began a storied career for Baker.
During his time at Baker he lettered all four years. Following his initial year he was named the Heart of America Athletic Conference’s Freshman of the Year. During his sophomore, junior and senior years he was named to the all-Heart of America Athletic Conference's first team. During his career he averaged 18.9 points per game and led the conference in scoring during his senior year with a 21.1 average. At the conclusion of his senior campaign he had amassed a total of 2,501 points during his four-year career, breaking the previous record of 2,460 points established in 1991 by fellow Baker Athletic Hall of Fame inductee John Smith, 1991.
For his career Brent hit over 81 percent of his free throws. Additionally, he set records for both the most three-pointers scored in one game with 7 (tied with several others), in a season with 107 and for his career with 353. Following his senior year he received other national honors as he was named as a first-team All-American for Successful Farming Magazine and as captain of the All-America Farm Team. Coach Weaver had this to say about Brent: “Brent Dorsey ranks among the top players to ever wear a Baker basketball jersey. Equally impressive is the fact that he is as fine a person as he was a player.”
Brent currently serves as claims manager at Great American Insurance Company and continues to assist with managing a family farm with his father. He is actively involved in his parish at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and serves there as a member of the finance council. He is married to Laura and together they have two young sons, Jimmy and Willie.
Robert D. Shores
Following a successful high school athletic career, Bob signed to play at Coffeyville Community College for one year where he played and lettered in football. He enrolled at Baker in the fall of 1952 and lettered in football and made the all-conference team at defensive tackle. Called to serve in the Army near the end of the Korean War, he was away from college for two years.
He returned to Baker for his junior and senior years and once again lettered and made the all-conference team both years as well. He graduated from Baker in 1958 with a degree in education and was immediately hired as principal, teacher and coach at Oneida (Kansas) Junior High School. He also coached basketball and track at Oneida High School. He moved on the next year to the high school level at Blue Rapids High School where he taught and coached for another year.
In 1960 he accepted the position of head coach for football and track and assistant coach for basketball at Yates Center where he remained for five years. His final position at the high school level took him to Fort Scott where he taught and coached football, basketball and track. At the same time he took on added responsibilities for teaching at Fort Scott Community College. In 1967 he moved full time to the community college and through his 11 years there he taught, coached and had responsibilities for directing the Guidance and Counseling Office and was the Dean of Students. A change of careers found Bob in the insurance field in sales and management for a 10-year period. During this time he joined the Board of Trustees at Fort Scott Community College.
In 1988 he once again joined Fort Scott Community College on a full-time basis to serve for an additional five years as the Dean of Instruction. He retired from Fort Scott in 1993. During his years of coaching his team’s accomplishments included winning the Community College National Championship in football in 1970. Additionally, from 1969 to 1974 the Fort Scott Community College football team won 54 straight games, played in five national bowl games, played for three national championship games and for four years was ranked number one in the nation in defense.
For his outstanding achievements and accomplishments he has been inducted into both the Fort Scott Athletic Hall of Fame and the National Junior College Hall of Fame. His brother Dick was inducted into Baker’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003. Bob is married to Wilma. Together, they have three children, Rick, Janet and Leann. The Shores additionally have seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Ted H. Potter
Ted enrolled at Baker in the fall of 1950 and went on to letter three years in basketball and four years in tennis. In tennis, he was one of, if not the first, conference tennis champions at Baker and repeated that the next year. In his senior year, he finished second in conference, losing in four sets to fellow Baker teammate and future Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee Don Kukuk. In 1951, Ted received the Athlete of the Year award. In 1953 he qualified for the National NAIA tournament in Abilene, Texas, and finished as the national runner-up. In his four years of college competition he never lost a conference match to anyone from another school. Former Coach Russ Davee said, “Ted is the most feared player (tennis) in the conference. He is in a class by himself.”
On campus, Ted belonged to the “B” Club, was a class officer and a member of the Zeta Chi fraternity, where he also served as president his senior year. Following his graduation in 1954 with a bachelor’s degree in art, he was drafted into the Army where he played tennis for the Special Services. After completing his military service, he continued his education in the arts and earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the California College of Arts and Crafts. He also studied art at the University of Kansas and at the University of California at Berkeley. He once said, “All I ever wanted to be was a good painter.”
The realities of making a living dictated that he turn his full-time attention to arts administration, and in 1967 he was named executive director of the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, N.C. He remained in that position until 1991, having brought visionary and dynamic leadership to enlarging and improving the center while acquiring significant national funding for numerous programs of his design that continue this day. He went on to other significant positions in the arts, including executive director/CEO of the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida, executive director of the Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans, and associate professor and director of the Anderson Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va.
Through the years he continued painting and developed a loyal following of individuals and collectors across the country. His longtime friend, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Edward Albee, said of Ted, “We think alike. He is a national treasure.” The New York Times headlines said upon his passing after losing his fight with pancreatic cancer in November 2006, “Contemporary art has lost a good one.”
Dan Harris retired at the end of the 2008-09 academic year after serving as a coach and administrator at Baker for 26 years. He was assistant football coach from 1983 to 1994 and head baseball coach from 1983 to 1995 before being named athletic director in 1995, a position he held for 14 years. His honors include conference baseball coach of the year in 1992 and 1993; HAAC Athletic Director of the Year in 2002; NAIA Region V Athletic Director of the Year in 2002; NAIA Co-National Athletic Director of the Year in 2002; and National Association of Collegiate Directors Central Division Athletic Director of the Year in 2003 and 2009. He was inducted in 2007 into the NAIA Hall of Fame for meritorious service.
|2012-13 Men's Golf Roster|
|Vance Beiser||Sr.||Overland Park, Kan.||Kansas State University|
|Mason Dick||Sr.||Baldwin City, Kan.||Baldwin HS|
|Jacob Draisey||Sr.||Raytown, Mo.||Raytown South HS|
|Grant Grego||Fr.||Lee's Summit, Mo.||Lee's Summit West HS|
|Luke Harshfield||Sr.||Wichita, Kan.||Wichita North HS|
|Andy Kelley||Jr.||Lenexa, Kan.||Olathe Northwest HS|
|Zach Pickett||So.||Springhill, Kan.||Springhill HS|
|Aaron Stewart||Fr.||Hays, Kan.||Hays HS|
|Hunter Thomas||Fr.||Overland Park, Kan.||Bishop Miege HS|
|Kelley Thompson||So.||Pittsburg, Kan.||Saint Mary's Colgan HS|
|Alex Zuzelski||Jr.||Syracuse, Kan.||Dodge City HS|
|2012-13 Women's Golf Roster|
|Jade Brake||Fr.||Meriden, Kan.||Jefferson West HS|
|Bristol Brandt||Sr.||Overland Park, Kan.||Olathe East HS|
|Rebecca Holder||Fr.||Silver Lake, Kan.||Silver Lake HS|
|Lindsey Mateer||Fr.||Spring Hill, Kan.||Spring Hill HS|
|Morgan Miller||So.||Topeka, Kan.||Shawnee Heights HS|
|Rachel Strecker||Sr.||Ellinwood, Kan.||Ellinwood HS|
|Emma Tinsley||So.||De Soto, Kan.||De Soto HS|
|2012-13 Bowling Roster|
|Brittany Ball||R||Fr.||Olathe, Kan.||Olathe South HS|
|Brittany Barker||R||Jr.||Olathe, Kan.||Olathe North HS|
|Tessa Booth||R||Fr.||St. Joseph, Mo.||Wathena HS|
|Caitlin Campbell||R||Sr.||Topeka, Kan.||Seaman HS|
|Shaley Epperson||R||So.||Silver Lake, Kan.||Silver Lake HS|
|Brittani Kelly||R||Jr.||Independence, Mo.||Metropolitan CC|
|Chloe Mercer||R||Sr.||Lawrence, Kan.||Lawrence HS|
|Xiomara Nunez||R||Jr.||Dallas, Texas||Skyline HS|
|Amanda Sams||R||Sr.||Roeland Park, Kan.||Shawnee Mission East HS|
|Carly Schmidtlein||R||So.||Topeka, Kan.||Washburn Rural HS|