7.30.10 | Women's Bowling
Keslar named new bowling coach at Baker University
Keslar brings over 30 years of experience to Baker University.
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Baker University has tapped the professional ranks for its new head women's bowling coach. Theresa Yetmar, Associate Director of Athletics , has announced the appointment of Cheryl Keslar to lead the university's bowling program. "To have a renowned professional bowler join our program should give us some immediate local and national attention," said Yetmar. "Cheryl Keslar is an individual with great charisma, style and grace. Coach Wilson will be greatly missed, but we certainly understand the valuable time she is going to gain being with her family. I wish her the best in her future endeavors."
Coach Kristal Wilson announced she would step down as head coach to spend more time with her family and pursue other personal goals.
2.8.10 | Women's Bowling
Wildcats close out season at McKendree Baker Challenge
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. - The Baker University women’s bowling team placed 18th at the weekend McKendree Baker Challenge.
At the team event, the Wildcats had a total pinfall of 5,185.
The event was the final competition for the Wildcats in 2009-2010, the inaugual year for bowling at Baker.
12.8.09 | Women's Bowling
Campbell ranks No. 28 nationally among rookies
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Freshman Caitlin Campbell leads the Baker women's bowling squad in its first year of competition. Campbell, No. 28 nationally among rookies, averages a score of 170.17.
Campbell has posted top 20 finishes at two of the Wildcats' three events. At the MidStates Classic, Campbell finished 15th out of 70 bowlers with an average score of 169.7, and at the Ozark Invitational she also finished 15th with an average score of 174.6.
Baker will take a break in the action before traveling to tahe McKendree/Baker Challenge Feb. 6-7.
12.9.09 | Women's Bowling
Three-time All-American from Wichita State, coaches BU's bowling team
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The bowling team consists of eight players: Caitlin Campbell (pictured), Samantha Lehr, Amanda Sams, Chloe Mercer, Shelby Gitchel, Bethany Hastings, Lauren Yonkey and Whitney Preston.
“Since the beginning, the girls have came together as a team,” said head coach Kristal Wilson. “It’s been amazing watching them grow and better understand the sport of bowling. They have been working hard and it shows. We will continue to work hard and improve as a team.”
Bowling slated to begin this fall
Women's bowling will be a new addition to the women's sports program at Baker University this fall. The team will not compete in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Rather, the bowlers will be a part of the United States Bowling Congress. Baker can be expected to face a variety of competition from all collegiate levels.
Leading the 'Cats will be head coach Kristal Wilson (pictured). Wilson, a graduate of Wichita State University was a three-time All-American and placed third in the 2001 World Cup. In 2008, Wilson was a finalist in the Women's U.S. Open and in 2001 and 2002 participated for team USA.
Being an experienced player should help Wilson take on the duties as a first-year coach. "I bring a lot of experience from when I was a player for the program I went through. I should be able to use a lot of that to my advantage here at Baker," Wilson said.
The roster currently has eight players, all working toward the goal of improving in each tournament.
The team is slated to being competition on October 10 in Wichita, Kan.
10.21.09 | Women's Bowling
Baker competes in first bowling event at Mid States Classic
Women's bowling officially began its 2009 campaign this past weekend at the Mid States Classic in Wichita, Kan. Freshman Caitlin Campbell led the way, averaging a score of 169.70 through 10 games, with a total of 1697 pins placing her 15th in the field of 70 bowlers. Freshman Samantha Lehr also had a strong showing, averaging 159.80 and taking down 1,598 pins placing her 26th overall.
Baker as a team placed 11th out of 12 with 8,866 total pins. Wichita State Guerrero won the event with 12,685 total pins.