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Sunday, 10 June 2012 10:12

Baker Athletics Alumni

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Baker Athletics Alumni - Where Are They Now? 

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John Lee, Athletic Director, Park Hill (Mo.)

Steve Robertson, Athletic Director, Grandview High School (Mo.)

Dave Tappan, Athletic Director, Louisburg High School (Kan.)

Theresa Yetmar - Athletic Director, Baker University

Casey Wright- Assistant Athletics Director - Financial Aid University of Kansas

Andrew Patch - Assistant Director of Athletics - Operations Baker University

Sarah Laha Munoz - Assistant AD, Marketing & Fan Experience, Arkansas State University

David Ewers - Athletic Director/Associate Principal, Mill Valley HS

Doug Key, Athletic Director, Piper High School


Ken Jones, Columbus (Kan.) - Retired

Dan Decker, Aurora (Mo.) - Aurora R- VIII School District


Don Austin, Huntington Beach Union (Calif.) High School


Becki Almeida (Cargo) - Manager of Championship Sports - NAIA National Office

Jason Montgomery - NCAA National Office


Staci Schottman - Director of Community Relations - Sporting KC


Scott Fink, Eagle Pointe Elementary School, (Ill.)

Mark Meyer, Gardner/Edgerton High School, (Kan.)


Kit Harris, USD 348 Baldwin Public School District (Kan.)


Jay Harris, Raymore-Peculiar Public School District (Mo.)


Steve Gastelum, Northeast Oklahoma Association of Homeschools, N.O.A.H.


Will Baum, Missouri State

Tim Kalkman, Medical Assistant

Rachel Langford, Wakeland High School (Texas)


Phil Hannon, Baker University

Mike Hill, Free State High School (Kan.)

John Jacobs, La Joya High School (Ariz.)

Michael Feagley, F.J. Reitz High School (Evansville, Ind.)

Gary RenshawRaymore-Peculiar High School (Raymore, Mo.)


Michelle Abshire, Paola High School (Kan.)

Gayla Brown-Curtis, Westport High School (Mo.)

Dave Cash, Paola High School (Kan.)

Jim Carr, Olathe South High School (Kan.)

Carl Danzig, Scranton University (Pa.)

Trent Dean, Bonner Springs (Kan.)

Pat Denney, Topeka High (Kan.)

Kyle Deterding, Eudora High School (Kan.)

John Duncanson, Culver-Stockton College (Mo.)

Kirk Hipple, Lee's Summit High School (Mo.)

Lance Jeffers, Sedan High School (Kan.)

Cara Kimberlin, Eudora High School (Kan.)

Steve Robertson, Grandview High School (Mo.)

Triece (Baker) Valentin, Anderson County School District (Kan.)

Nick Wood, Lawrence High School (Kan.)

Lauren (Shufelberger) Kliewer, Shawnee Heights High School (Kan.)

Bobby Bates, Women's Basketball and Cross Country Ponder High School (Texas)


Matt Hallauer, St. Thomas Aquinas (Kan.)

Gary Keehn, Jackson Heights High School (Kan.)

Chris McAfee, DeSoto HS (Kan.)

Mark Misch, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs

Brian Renshaw, Park University (Mo.)

Ryan Strong, Air Force


Mike Berg, Baldwin High School (Kan.)

David Brown, Fort Scott HS (Kan.)

Mack Brown, University of Missouri

Eric Driskell, Blue Valley High School (Kan.)

Mike Gardner, Tabor College (Kan.)

John Jacobs, La Joya High School (Ariz.)

Bob Magan, William Chrisman High School (Mo.)

Mike McCarthy, Head Coach, Green Bay Packers

Seth Turner, College Scout, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Jarrod Steffens, Harrisonville High School (Mo.)

Brad Qualls, Shawnee Mission NW High School (Kan.)

Pat Richard, Oak Grove High School (Mo.)

Brad Scott, DeSoto High School (Kan.)

Jeff Sims, Quality Control (Recruiting) Indiana University

Matt Brock, Defensive Quality Control, Texas Tech University

Kendall Bradley, Offensive Quality Control, University of Missouri

Eric Munoz, Assistant Director of High School Relations, Auburn University

Jake Morse, Defensive Quality Control, Texas Tech University


Nate Houser, Head Men's Soccer Coach, Baker University

Davy Phillips, Head Women's Soccer Coach, Baker University


Triece Baker, Anderson County High School (Kan.)

Candace Fortney, El Dorado Springs High School (Mo.)

Gary Keehn, Jackson Heights High School (Kan.)

Chris McAfee, DeSoto High School (Kan.)

Mark Misch, Southwest Baptist University (Mo.)

Brian Renshaw, Park University (Mo.)

Nick Ruiz, Bishop Ward High School (Mo.)

Ryan Strong, Air Force

Mackie Valentin, Baker University


Gwynn Pike, Bishop Miege High School (Kan.)

Michelle Abshire, Paola High School (Kan.)

Triece (Baker) Valentin, Anderson County High Sschool (Kan.)

Paula (Hutchings) Austin, Laguna Beach (Calif.)

Gayla Brown-Curtis, Westport High School (Mo.)

Keri Zimmerman, Gardner-Edgerton High School (Kan.)


Bobby Bovaird, Washburn Rural (Kan.)

David Brown, Fort Scott CC (Kan.)

Kit Harris, Baldwin City High School (Kan.)

Jarrod Steffens, Grain Valley High School (Mo.)


Ryun Ferrell, Head Women's Tennis Coach, Northern Illinois University.

Nelson Elliott, Head Boys and Girls Tennis Coach Blue Valley High School (Kan.)

Joe Ahmadian, Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach, Baker University

Sunday, 10 June 2012 10:09

Athletic Director

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About Baker Athletics

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About Baker Athletics

The Baker athletics program is steeped in history, and its future is bright. The Wildcats sponsor 19 conference sports, as many as any other member of the Heart of America Athletic Conference, and consistently challenges for the HAAC All-Sports award. The program dates back to the 1890s with a win over the University of Kansas in the state's first intercollegiate football game and boasts more than 100 All-Americans and nearly 100 conference titles.

The program also thrives in academics and philanthropic endeavors. Athletes are involved in campus organizations as officers. More than 40 Wildcats annually are named NAIA Scholar-Athletes for their success both on the field and in the classroom and a select few have been named Capital One Academic All-Americans. Baker was one of the first NAIA schools to take part in the Champions of Character program, which emphasizes respect, servant leadership, integrity, sportsmanship and responsibility.

Heart of America Athletic Conference

Baker has been a member of the Heart of America Athletic Conference since the organization's inception in 1971. The conference consists of 10 schools in four states and sponsors 19 sports (10 for men, eight for women, and co-ed spirit squad). The schools are located in southwest Iowa, southern Nebraska, eastern Kansas and throughout Missouri. The conference has a website at

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Legendary Baker athletic figure Emil Liston, a member of the National Basketball Hall of Fame, helped found the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics to organize the first national collegiate basketball championship in 1937. The association now consists of more than 360 schools throughout the United States and in Canada and sponsors two dozen national championship events. Its home office is in Kansas City, Mo.

The NAIA has been on the forefront of social change. When it was still known as the National Association of Intercollege Basketball in 1948, the NAIA became the first national organization to offer intercollegiate postseason opportunities to black student-athletes. The NAIA made another unprecedented action in 1953 when historically black institutions were voted into membership. In 1980, the NAIA became the first organization to offer collegiate athletics to both men and women.

Since 1937, the NAIA has administered programs and championships in proper balance with the overall educational experience. In 2000, the NAIA reaffirmed its purpose to enhance the character-building aspects of sport. Through Champions of Character, the NAIA seeks to create an environment in which every student-athlete, coach, official and spectator is committed to the true spirit of competition through five tenets: respect, integrity, responsibility, servant leadership and sportsmanship. This program educates and creates awareness of the positive character-building traits afforded by sports and returns integrity to competition at the collegiate and youth levels while affecting all of society.

About Baker University

  • Baker was the first university in Kansas. It was founded in 1858 by what is now the United Methodist Church.
  • Three Baker buildings are listed on the National Historical Register: Old Castle Museum, 1858; Parmenter Hall, built in the 1860s; and Case Hall, 1904.
  • The University's science program offers students 600 acres of Baker-owned wetlands, woods, and prairie for outdoor laboratory experiences.
  • Baker is one of only two universities in the country to have orange as a single school color. The other school is Syracuse University.

Liberal Arts Education

At a liberal arts university, students are required to take courses in many different fields. Studies show that today's college graduates will have a minimum of four careers in their lifetimes. Not just four jobs - but four distinct careers. A student entering college today will, upon graduation, likely take a job that does not yet exist. The times of training for a specific job and staying with that job throughout an entire career have passed.

As the world continues to change at a breathtaking pace, employers are turning to the workforce, looking for employees with the ability to adapt, integrate, and thrive. They're looking for liberal arts graduates; lifelong learners with excellent communication and leadership skills. They want employees who have learned to be inquisitive, analytical, creative problem solvers.

Many students elect to spend a semester or a year studying abroad and Baker offers a variety of ways for students to do so. The most popular choice is to attend Harlaxton College in Grantham, England. Each year, about 30 Baker students live and study for a semester in a Victorian manor where they pursue British history, literature, political theory and business. These students also have extensive travel opportunities during their time in Europe. Through affiliations with Central College and the Council for International Educational Exchange, Baker is able to offer a full range of study abroad programs worldwide in almost any discipline.

Baker believes that studying abroad is an important ingredient in individual development. Students learn about themselves as well as others when they are far from home. Baker strives to make the experience affordable and financial aid may be applied to approved study abroad programs.

Baker operates on a two-semester school year - spring and fall - plus an interterm in January. During interterm, students enroll in one class that meets Monday through Friday for three weeks. Unlike regular catalog courses, they involve special topics, travel, or internships.

All freshmen enroll in the First Year Seminar. Designed to help students with the transition to college, the course focuses on academic and personal skills. It covers a wide variety of subjects, from study tips to being comfortable in social situations. It also has a strong career development component.

Financial Aid

The Baker financial aid package is typically a combination of University scholarships, state and federal grants, campus work, and student loans. Only loans must be repaid after graduation. More than 90 percent of Baker students receive scholarships and grants.

For more information, the Office of Financial Aid can be reached at 785.594.8495 or by emailing director Jeanne Mott at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Baldwin City is a beautiful small town with brick streets and Victorian homes. Each fall, the city attracts 30,000 visitors to its famous Maple Leaf Festival. Always the third weekend in October, the colorful festival features crafts, food and entertainment.

Lawrence is 15 minutes north and Kansas City is 45 minutes to the northeast. Topeka is 45 minutes northwest and Wichita is 2.5 hours southwest.

Thursday, 07 June 2012 10:55

Title IX

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Sports Medicine

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Welcome from Baker University Sports Medicine

Baker Student-Athletes and Parents,

Please take a minute to review the following important materials. All information must be completed thoroughly and returned to the Sports Medicine Department before you are allowed to participate in any athletically related practices or competitions. When completed, mail or fax all documents (Physical Examination and Medical History, Insurance Questionnaire, Acceptance of Risk/Liability Waiver, and Personal Data) to the attention of the Sports Medicine Department by August 1, 2014. In the event that the documents are not received by this date, you will not be eligible to participate in practice and will be assessed a $20 late processing fee on your student account. Please call with any additional questions.

You must return all of the following by August 1, 2014:

Physical Examination and Medical History

This must be completed yearly and must be administered and signed by one of the following: Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), Physician Assistant (PA) or Nurse Practitioner (APRN). Physical examinations signed by a health provider other than requested will NOT be accepted and a subsequent examination will be required by an appropriate provider.

Insurance Questionnaire

This requests a legible copy of your medical insurance card be copied, front and back, cut, and taped in the designated spaces. Please complete in full and to the best of your knowledge. Please secure a card for your personal use. Providers require this upon admittance for services.

Acceptance of Risk/Liability Waiver

Please read thoroughly, sign and date.

Personal Data

This form contains your contact information for the academic year. If some information is unknown, complete as best you can, send it and we will complete it during health screens.

Please download the following two separate links:

- Physical Examination/Medical History and Insurance Questionnaire

- Personal Data and Acceptance of Risk/Liability Waiver 

Once completed, fax all four forms (five pages) to 785-594-8465 or mail all forms to Baker University Sports Medicine, 618 8th Street, Baldwin City, KS 66006

Please review the document below. Baker University secures an excess or secondary athletic accident insurance policy and this is briefly outlined below.

Download information about excess insurance information for parents by clicking here

Drug Testing Policy

Please become familiar with our Baker University Athletics drug testing policy by clicking here.


Sports Medicine Department Staff 

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Lynn Bott, MS, ATC, LAT

Director of Sports Medicine, Assistant Professor

(P) 785.594.8424 (F) 785.594.8465 (C) 785.979.4882

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Lynsey Payne, MS, ATC, LAT

Athletic Trainer, Assistant Professor

(P) 785.594.8499 (F) 785.594.8465 (C) 785.979.4883

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Dan O'Connell, MS, ATC, LAT

Athletic Trainer, Instructor

(P) 785.594.8488 (F) 785.594.8465 (C) 785-979-4886

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