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2.22.12 | Volleyball

Wildcat volleyball team signs 12 for 2012 season

Allen Signs 12

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Coming off a banner year in 2011, the Baker University volleyball team has already begun preparations for the 2012 fall season as head coach Kathy Allen announced the signing of 12 new student-athletes.

“I think a number of these players will have a chance to step in right away and compete for a spot on varsity,” Allen said. “Just about every newcomer we’ve signed has had some sort of sustained success at the high school or junior college level, they’ll be ready to take it to the next level here at Baker University.”

12.5.11 | Volleyball

Wildcats have three named to Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete list

Cobb, Allen, Anderson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After winning its first HAAC crown in over a decade, the Baker women’s volleyball team grabbed three more accolades as seniors Brooke Allen (Topeka, Kan.), Kelsey Cobb (Overland Park, Kan.) and Kayla Anderson (Alma, Kan.) were all named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.

A total of 391 student-athletes were honored this year. Student-athletes are nominated by their institution’s head coach and must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status in order to qualify for the honor.

11.28.11 | Volleyball

Volleyball grabs three first team all-HAAC selections

Jana Boss

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After finishing the regular season 26-11 overall and 9-0 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference regular season, the Baker University volleyball team added to its list of accolades as senior Brooke Allen (Topeka, Kan.), junior Jana Boss (Shawnee Mission, Kan.) and senior Christina Delladio (Bonner Springs, Kan.) were all named to the all-HAAC first team.

11.12.11 | Volleyball

Wildcats fall in volleyball championship

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BADLWIN CITY, Kan. - No. 2 seed MidAmerica Nazarene upended top-seeded Baker University 3-0 on Saturday in the Heart of America Athletic Conference volleyball championship at the Collins Center.

The Pioneers (28-7) defeated Baker (26-11) 25-18, 33-31, 25-20 to snap the Wildcats’ winning streak at 15 matches and receive the conference’s automatic berth in next week’s NAIA tournament.

Baker, which finished 9-0 in the HAAC during the regular season, hadn’t lost since Sept. 23. MidAmerica Nazarene has won six in a row since a 3-1 loss to Baker on Oct. 18.

11.12.11 | Volleyball

Volleyball team set for HAAC title showdown with MidAmerica Nazarene

Baker vs MNU

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University women’s volleyball team hasn’t been in the unique position of clinching a HAAC postseason title since the 1995 season, when the ‘Cats advanced to the NAIA National Tournament.

Saturday evening, top-seeded Baker will have everything on the line when it faces No. 2-seed MidAmerica Nazarene. The winner of Saturday’s match will receive an automatic berth into the 2011 NAIA National Championships, with the opening round set to be held Nov. 19 at host campus sites.

11.10.11 | Volleyball

Volleyball cruises into HAAC finals with 3-0 victory over Graceland

Baker vs Graceland

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – After playing a gut-wrenching back-and-fourth battle in the first set, the Baker women’s volleyball team got back on track to defeat Graceland in straight sets Wednesday evening.

Baker took set one 29-27, before rattling off a 25-22 victory in set two and a match clinching 25-19 victory in set three.

11.9.11 | Volleyball

Baker volleyball faces Graceland in HAAC semifinal game

Volleyball Semifinals

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University volleyball team will look to keeps its postseason run alive on Wednesday evening as they host Graceland University at 7 p.m., in the George F. Collins Center.

Baker (25-10, 10-0) is currently the No. 1 overall seed in the Heart of America Athletic Conference and is coming off a commanding 3-0 victory over Avila University in the HAAC quarterfinals.

11.6.11 | Volleyball

Wildcat volleyball team cruises past Avila

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BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University volleyball team cruised to a 3-0 victory over Avila University in the opening round of the 2011 Heart of America Athletic Conference playoffs.

Baker jumped out to an early lead in the first set, defeating the Eagles 25-18. The ‘Cats didn’t look back from there as Baker won set two 25-14 and set three 25-17.

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