9:39 P.M., THU., JUNE 13, 2013
Four Baylor women's golfers qualified for the 64-player match play tournament at the 2013 Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship. The event runs Thursday through Saturday at the par-72, 6,290 yard Machynys Peninsula Golf and Country Club.
Rising juniors Emma Carberry and Hayley Davis and rising sophomore Laura Lonardi all won their first-round matches on Thursday, and Carberry advanced to the round of 16 by winning her second-round match later in the day.
Carberry defeated San Francisco's Bethany Garton on the first playoff hole in the first round and finished 2-up on Scottland's Eilidh Briggs in the second round to advance to Friday's round of 16. She'll face Kennesaw State's Ines Lescudier in a match to move on to the quarterfinals.
Davis won her first round match against Alabama's Johanna Tillstrom by taking a three-hole lead with one hole remaining, but she was eliminated by one hole in a loss to Britain's Georgia Hall in the second round.
Lonardi also won her first round match on the first playoff hole, defeating Southern California's Sophia Popov, but she lost by two holes to Ireland's Leona Maguire in the second round.
Rising sophomore Lauren Taylor also qualified for match play, where she was defeated by Alabama's Stephanie Meadow, who was ranked No. 2 nationally by GolfStat following the 2012-13 season. Taylor was eliminated when she fell behind by five holes with four remaining.
For scores and updates on the 2013 Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship, visit www.LGU.org. Follow the official twitter feed of Baylor women's golf, @BaylorWGolf.
Taylor Continues Baylor's Run at England's Astor Salvor
6:37 P.M., MON., JUNE 10, 2013
Rising sophomore women's golfer Lauren Taylor shot a 36-hole total of 7-under-par 138 to win the 2013 Astor Salver tournament at The Berkshire Golf Club in Ascot, Berkshire, England. Taylor's win marked the third time in the last four years a Baylor golfer has won the event.
Taylor shot 70 on the club's par-73 red course and 68 on the par-72 blue course to win the tournament by six strokes over the next closest player. She recorded the event's best rounds on each of the two courses. Fellow Lady Bear Emma Carberry shot 154 (75-79) to tie for 18th place.
Former Bears Hannah Burke won the Astor Salver in 2010, and current teammate Hayley Davis was the reigning champion entering the 2013 tournament.
Taylor, the 2013 Big 12 Conference Championship medalist and Freshman of the Year, ranked second on the Baylor team with the 73.52 stroke average over 33 rounds in 2012-13. She recorded 11 rounds of par or better, and she finished in the top 5 in four of 11 tournaments during her debut season.
Baylor Student-Athletes Participate in Kids Fishing Clinic
11:12 A.M., WED., APRIL 10, 2013
From Keith Miller, Baylor Associate Athletics Director for Compliance:
I wanted to take a moment to share with you some positive moments this weekend with our student-athletes outside of the field and outside of the classroom. As many of you know, I do a lot of service activities with the community using fishing as a tool to connect and spread positive messages. On this past Saturday, I held a free kids fishing clinic open to the public with the help of Texas Parks and Wildlife and Waco Parks and Rec. While the weather was not a positive, we still ended up getting approximately 50 kids going through the program on a cold and windy day.
I can talk at length about what we did and why it's important, however, I want to shine the spotlight on Baylor student-athletes. On Friday before the event, I met with a group of the student-athletes to share a devotional with the student-athletes. Using Proverbs 16:11, I talked about using some of our God given talents to share and use for the greater good. Wes Yeary joined us and shared inspiration as well. Then we learned how to do some fishing knots and other small items before Saturday morning.
On Saturday, with the cold and windy weather, our student-athletes held true to their commitment and were ready to go. All of the cold and windy weather was not enough to damper the smiling, giving, and positive faces of our student-athletes faces. They absolutely shined and made gloomy day bright! Every kid that went through the program was excited and felt special because of our student-athletes. They were highly interactive and great ambassadors.
The City of Waco runs a program for at risk kids and I normally do a motivational speech to them and I did on Saturday as well, but this time I had Nick Florence with me. Nick and I talked about a number of things to positively motivate and encourage these kids. The folks running the program told me afterwards that this was the best presentation their program has ever seen. The program manager was speechless and could not saying how grateful they were for everything. I already know and you already know that we have some special student-athletes to be proud of here. Lanear Sampson got all dressed up for it and did an awesome job on presenting awards to the kids. I think it is important to note that we had 4 football players who exhausted eligibility participate - still wanting to be involved and represent Baylor in this light. We also had current student-athletes from equestrian, soccer, and track participate this year.
I had several members of the Waco community tell me how special this was for the kids and how awesome they thought our Baylor student-athletes were. Some folks just went on and on about how much this meant to see student-athletes endure the weather and spend time with the kids. This was one of my proudest days of being a Baylor Bear and thought you should know about this as you all should be proud of the student-athletes we lead!
Wariner, Boyd Go 1, 2 At USA Indoor Championships
11:45 A.M., MON., MARCH 4, 2013
Former Baylor All-Americans Jeremy Wariner and Marcus Boyd took first and second in the 400-meters at the USA Indoor Championships on Sunday in Albuquerque, N.M.
Wariner, a three-time Olympic gold medalist and five-time world championships gold medalist, was competing for the first time ever at the Indoor Championships. He turned in a time of 45.82 in his first 400-meter race of the year.
"I felt really good," Wariner said. "I wasn't expecting to run in the 45s and this is what I wanted. (Saturday) was my first 400m race of the year. I had a good start and a good finish. and I really felt good."
Boyd, competing on his birthday, posted a time of 46.54 to earn his highest finish at the event.
Burke Makes Cut at LPGA Australian Open
4:00 P.M., SAT., FEBRUARY 16, 2013
Former Baylor golfer Hannah Burke has made the cut at the LPGA Australian Open at the Royal Canberra Golf Club in Yarralumla, Australia. Burke is competing in her first Major as a professional.
Burke used a late charge to make the cut by recording birdies on three of her last four holes in Friday's second round. She shot 1-under-par 72 in each of the first two rounds to make the cut by one stroke.
Burke moved to 5-under par for the tournament by recording three straight birdies on the sixth, seventh and eighth holes in Saturday's third round, and she enters Sunday's final round at 3-under-par 216, which has her tied for 51st place among the 82 players remaining in the field.
Burke, who had is carrying a Ping golf bag with a Baylor logo, tees off in the final round at 4:30 p.m. CT Saturday (9:30 a.m. Sunday in Australia). Fans can follow live scoring here: http://www.lpgascoring.com/public/Leaderboard.aspx
American Bank Academic All-Stars: Jan. 12
10:00 P.M., SAT., JANUARY 12, 2013
Holding an overall 4.0 grade point average as a Mechanical Engineering major, representing the Baylor Baseball team, tonight's American Bank Academic All-Star is senior, Kolt Browder. Kolt has been on both the Big 12 Commissioners Honor Roll and Dean's list 7 times throughout his Baylor career. In addition, Kolt was a member of the 2011 2nd team Cosida Academic all-district team and part of the 2010 and 2011 1st team academic all Big 12.
Baylor Student-Athletes Attend Leadership Forum
3:08 P.M., WED., NOVEMBER 14, 2012
Baylor student-athletes Henry Vildosola (men's cross country) and Track Ginger Plemmons (acrobatics and tumbling) attended the 2012 NCAA Leadership Forum, Nov. 1-4, in Dallas, Texas.
The Leadership Forum's mission is to engage a diverse and dynamic representation of student-athletes, coaches, faculty and administrators and provide pertinent and customized sessions that will enhance personal awareness and leadership skills needed to impact student-athlete development at the campus and conference level, and beyond the collegiate realm.
As a result of attending the Leadership Forum, participants are given the opportunity to:
Clarify individual values.
Assess behavioral styles to enhance communication.
Explore how values and behavior shape their unique leadership style.
Gain a better understanding of the NCAA, their Division and the role of the NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committees (SAAC).
Discuss issues affecting student-athletes today.
Explore the role of service in leadership success.
Grow personally and professionally.
Gain a new network of friends and colleagues.
Develop a greater appreciation for diversity.
As a result of attending the leadership forum, participants aregiven the opportunity to:
Improve communication among student-athletes, coaches and administrators.
Establish an inter-conference and regional network of peers and mentors.
Gain ideas on how to improve campus, conference and national SAAC communication, and share these ideas with their campus or conference.
Improve student-athlete well-being by engaging in the examination of critical divisional issues.
Share what they learned about the NCAA with other student-athletes.
Wariner Representing Baylor in Olympics
3:08 P.M., FRI., JULY 27, 2012
For the third consecutive Olympic Summer Games, former Baylor national champion and All-American Jeremy Wariner will don the Red, White and Blue for the United States Track and Field team in London, England. Wariner, who already has three gold medals and one silver to his credit, joins the team as one of six members vying for the four spots on the 4x400-meter relay that is favored to top the medal stand. He is the lone Baylor competitor in this year's Olympic Games.
After a Baylor career that featured four national titles, Wariner earned two gold medals at his first Olympic Games in Athens in 2004 with wins in the 400 meters and 4x400-meter relay. In his second appearance at the Sydney Olympics in 2008, Wariner came in second in the 400 meters and helped the U.S. win another 4x400-meter relay gold medal.
This season, Wariner missed out on the top-three finish needed in the 400 meters at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., but placed in the top six to earn the invite to London as part of the six-person relay pool. He will be joined by LaShawn Merritt, Tony McQuay, Bryshon Nellum, Josh Mance and Manteo Mitchell for a chance at the four spots available on the relay.
The Olympics are set to get underway on Friday, July 27, with the Opening Ceremony at Olympic Stadium. The men's 4x400-meter relay team will compete in the preliminary round on Aug. 9 with a chance to advance to the final round on Aug. 10.
The members of the National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD) elected University of Mississippi Senior Executive Associate Athletics Director for External Relations Stephen Ponder, to serve as President in 2012-13. Ponder replaces Whit Babcock, director of athletics, University of Cincinnati, who served as President during 2011-12.
"NAADD had another outstanding Convention in 2012, with our highest attendance ever, and I want to thank Whit, our Officers, Executive Committee and Conference Representatives for helping make that possible," stated Ponder. "I am excited to continue that momentum into 2013 and look forward to leading our Association during the upcoming year."
Also elected to serve as officers for the 2012-13 were - 1st Vice President Jim Senter, associate athletics director - development at the University of Colorado; 2nd Vice President/Secretary Kay Hargrave, senior associate athletics director - development at Auburn University; and 3rd Vice President/Treasurer Bill Ring, director of leadership gifts at Boston University.
New members of the 2012-13 Executive Committee include Rick Darnell, executive director- athletic fundraising, Baylor University and Dirk Katstra, executive director of the Virginia Athletics Foundation/associate athletics director for external affairs, University of Virginia.
These new committee members join Doug Knuth, associate athletics director for external relations at the University of Utah; Josh Rebholz, associate athletics director - development at UCLA; and Scarlett Schmidt, associate athletics director/senior executive director of athletics development at George Washington University.
About NAADD: NAADD is the first organization of its kind to provide educational and networking opportunities, enhancement of acceptable operating standards and ethics, and establishment of the overall prestige and understanding of the profession of athletics development and fund raising. For more information about NAADD, please visit www.naadd.com. NAADD is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 48th year. For more information on NACDA and the 13 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com.
Baylor was well-represented by many past and present track and field student-athletes at the 2012 United States Olympic Team Trials run on June 21-June 29 in Eugene, Ore., at Historic Hayward Field. Complete results are available here.
Find a complete list of current and former Baylor student-athletes in the results listed below:
WOMEN (Date of event)
Christina Holland (JR) - 400 Hurdles (6/28)
Skylar White (JR) - Discus (6/22) and Shot Put (6/28)
Tiffani McReynolds (SO) - 100 Hurdles (6/22)
*Tiffany Townsend - 100 Meters (6/22) and 200 Meters (6/28)
MEN (Date of Event)
Everett Walker (JR) - 100 Meters (6/23) and 200 Meters (6/29)
*Marcus Boyd - 400 Meters (6/22)
*Nick Lyons - Javelin (6/23)
*Jeremy Wariner - 400 Meters (6/22)
* - Baylor track and field alum
Women's 100 Meters
15. Tiffany Townsend - 11.36q
19. Tiffany Townsend - 11.56
Men's 100 Meters
24. Everett Walker - 11.42
Women's 200 Meters
13. Tiffany Townsend - 23.06Q
12. Tiffany Townsend - 22.96
Men's 200 Meters
24. Everett Walker - 21.00
Men's 400 Meters
13. Jeremy Wariner - 45.84Q
17. Marcus Boyd - 46.13
7. Jeremy Wariner - 45.27Q
6. Jeremy Wariner - 45.24
Women's 100 Hurdles
27. Tiffani McReynolds - 13.39
Women's 400 Hurdles
22. Christina Holland - 58.72
Women's Shot Put
18. Skylar White - 52-4.75 [15.97m]
18. Skylar White - 167-9 [51.13m]
22. Nick Lyons - 204-8 [62.40m]
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The 2011-12 athletic year has certainly been the Year of the Bear. A Heisman Trophy winner, a 10-win season and an Alamo Bowl win, a 30-win season and an Elite Eight appearance by men's basketball, a 40-0 season and a women's basketball national title, a 49-win season and a Super Regional berth for baseball... The list goes on and on. Oh, and Baylor won an NCAA-record 129 games between football, men's basketball, women's basketball and baseball, surpassing the 123-win mark previously held by the 2002-03 Texas Longhorns.
All of this less than a year after Baylor was fighting for its conference life.
Now, Baylor's historic athletic season tops The Big 12 Report's Top 10 Moments of 2011-12. In fact, it owns the top three spots on the countdown. Big 12 Correspondent Wendell Barnhouse and Big 12 intern (and Baylor alum) Sean Doerre) break down the year's top moments:
10. Big 12 and SEC agree to new bowl deal (Champions Bowl)
4. Oklahoma State WBB overcomes loss of head coach Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna to win WNIT
3. Baylor Athletics: "Year of the Bear"
1. Baylor WBB
2011-12 might have been the Year of the Bear, but here's to this beginning only the beginning of the Decade of the Bear.
Ninth-ranked Senior Diana Nakic became BU's fifth top-10 player since 2006.
In a program that has won seven consecutive Big 12 titles and been to the NCAA Final Four in two of the last four seasons, it's been the player development by 10th-year head coach Joey Scrivano that has bolstered the program. More proof came Tuesday with the release of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings, which has senior Diana Nakicranked No. 9 to become Scrivano's fifth top-10 player.
Nakic's latest accolade puts her in a group that features NCAA Singles Champion Zuzana Zemenova, Baylor all-time wins leader Lenka Broosova, All-American Zuzana Cerna and current teammate and two-time All-American Nina Secerbegovic. During their careers, Zemenova reached as high as No. 3, Broosova ranked No. 5, Cerna as high as No. 9 and Secerbegovic reached No. 10 last season. Current senior Sona Novakova nearly added to Baylor's list of top-10 players, reaching No. 11 three different weeks last season.
Nakic, however, just keeps improving under Scrivano's program. After earning all-NCAA doubles honors with partner Sona Novakova in 2011 and finishing the season 30-7 in singles and 24-10 in doubles, she has been even better this year. In the fall, Nakic breezed through six consecutive matches to claim the ITA Texas Regional singles title with straight-set wins over No. 10 Marta Lesniak of SMU and No. 24 Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar of Texa A&M. Since, Nakic has improved her win total to a team-leading 21-7, including a total of eight wins over ranked opponents with seven coming against the top 60.
Playing primarily in the No. 1 spot in the lineup, Nakic leads a group that also features two more ranked seniors in No. 32 Secerbegovic and No. 47 Novakova. Secerbegovic and freshman Megan Horter are also ranked in doubles, checking in at No. 46.
Former Baylor all-Big 12 and all-NCAA tennis player Jelena Stanivuk might be finished with her collegiate career, but that hasn't stopped her from keep her game sharp. Stanivuk, who has been busy this fall and early spring serving as the student assistant for the Lady Bears, was recently chosen by her native country to play in the Fed Cup.
A native of Bosnia/Herzegovina, Stanivuk will join four of her countrymates starting Wednesday for the Europe/Africa Group I play as part of the ITF's Fed Cup in Eilat, Israel. Bosnia/Herzegovina is one of 15 nations in the group that is split into four pools.
Stanivuk and her teammates Jasmina Tinjic, Mervana Jugic Salkic, Anita Husaric and Sanja Kovac are pooled with Sweden, Hungary and Greece. Each pool will play a round robin on Feb. 1-3, followed by the winners of the four pools (A vs. C, B vs. D) facing off on Feb. 4 for a spot in the World Group II playoffs on April 21-22.
"It is extremely rewarding for us to see a player like Jelena get rewarded by her country for so much hard work and improvement in her game," Baylor head coach Joey Scrivano said. "She is proof that playing collegiate tennis is a great way to get to the pro tour. She was able to develop her game into that style while at Baylor. We are so proud of her to be in a position for her country to recognize her talent."
Stanivuk will have a chance to face some of the best players in the world, including two top-75 singles players on the Swedish squad alone. Stanivuk will play both singles and doubles for Bosnia/Herzegovina. The tournament also features two top-40 players from the host nation, Israel, including No. 6 Agnieszka Radwanska and No. 37 Shahar Peer.
Stanivuk was a standout player for Baylor, earning all-Big 12 singles and doubles honors, as well as all-NCAA Tournament honors during Baylor's Final Four run in 2011. She was 26-2 in singles play and ranked No. 62 in the NCAA at the close of last season.
Due to an injury-riddled lineup, Baylor women's tennis head coach Joey Scrivano added three current student-athletes from the BU volleyball and soccer teams.
Volleyball players Zoe Adom and Brittany Ridenour and soccer player Dana Larsen joined the Lady Bear tennis program officially on Thursday afternoon. This fall, Adom finished her redshirt sophomore season and Ridenour completed her career as a senior on the volleyball team, while Larsen recently completed her junior season. Interestingly, all three were integral parts of their teams' success with each earning bids to the NCAA tournament of their respective sport.
"We are really thankful that we have coaches and student-athletes at Baylor that truly treat our athletic department as a family," head coach Joey Scrivano said. "They are willing to go above and beyond to lend a helping hand, and we are just going to turn a difficult situation into a positive one."
The three players will be eligible to compete in Baylor's upcoming match against Prairie View A&M on Friday, Jan. 20, at the Hurd Tennis Center on campus. The match is the beginning of an eight-match home stand over the course of 16 days.
While all three possess tennis experience, Ridenour is the only one who played organized competition in high school. As a senior, Ridenour joined the tennis team at Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs, Iowa, earning a spot on the varsity team. Most recently, Ridenour was on the hardcourts at Baylor taking an advanced tennis course a year ago.
Adom and Larsen each played competitively from a young age through middle school, but chose their respective current sports once they began their high school careers. Both stated they have kept tennis as a hobby on the public courts at Baylor occasionally during their college careers.
Among current two-sport student-athletes at Baylor, the volleyball program now claims a total of three, including Melissa Jones, who joined the volleyball program after four years on the Lady Bear basketball team. Along with Jones on the women's teams, Makenzie Robertson is also a two-sport student-athlete for Baylor on both the basketball and softball teams. On the men's side, freshman offensive lineman Desmine Hilliard competed in his first track meet last weekend, finishing eighth in the shot put with a toss of 48 feet, two inches at Texas A&M. Robert Griffin III and Chance Casey have also each contributed to the track team along with their regular duties on the football team.
This season, Ridenour and Adom helped lead the volleyball team to an 18-15 record, including the program's fourth-ever bid into the NCAA tournament and second in the last three seasons. Larsen, meanwhile, was the leading scorer for the Baylor soccer team that earned a spot in the NCAA tournament and a first-round victory over Texas State, the first in program history.
Jacob Neubert, a native of Waco, TX is a Junior on the Baylor Basketball team. Jacob has a 3.79 GPA in Business.
Academic All-Stars are presented by American Bank
Matt Seligmann, a native of Houston, TX is a Senior on the Baylor Golf team. Matt has a 3.17 GPA in Finance/Real Estate.
Academic All-Stars are presented by American Bank
Matt Ritchey a native of Big Spring, TX is a sophomore on the Baylor Football team. Matt has a 3.47 GPA in Business.
Academic All-Stars are presented by American Bank
Melanie Appel is a junior from Cypress, Texas and is a double-majoring in finance and management. She currently holds a 3.97 GPA!
Academic All-Stars are presented by American Bank
Lindsay Palmer is a Tulsa, Oklahoma native and is working on her master's degree in Public Health and Community Health Education. She currently holds a 3.98 GPA! Lindsay has been named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll five times and has earned First-team Academic All-Big 12 and Dean's List honors. She also received the prestigious NCAA Elite 88 Award at the 2010 Final Four.
Academic All-Stars are presented by American Bank
For each game of the regular season so far, Baylor Women's Basketball has named an "Academic All-Star." Through the first sixteen games the All-Stars are:
Ashley Field: Ashley is a Senior on the Baylor Women's Basketball team. She currently holds a 3.46 GPA.
Liz Paul: Liz is a Sophomore on the Baylor Softball team. She currently holds a 4.00 GPA.
Diana Nakic: Diana is a Senior on the Baylor Tennis team. She currently holds a 3.52 GPA.
Jordan Rice: Jordan is a Senior on the Baylor Volleyball team. She currently holds a 3.43 GPA.
Jessica Ubanyionwu: Jessica is a Senior on the Baylor Track team. She currently holds a 3.96 GPA.
Dana Larsen: Dana is a Junior on the Baylor Soccer team. She currently holds a 4.00 GPA.
Kristie Serrano: Kristie is a Sophomore on the Baylor Acrobatics and Tumbling team. She currently holds a 3.95 GPA.
Kayce Walker: Kayce is a Senior on the Baylor Softball team. She currently holds a 3.76 GPA.
Lindsay Palmer: Lindsay is a Graduate Student on the Baylor Women's Basketball team. She currently holds a 3.98 GPA.
Melanie Appel: Melanie is a Junior on the Baylor Equestrian team. She currently holds a 3.97 GPA.
Diamond Rishardson: Diamond is a Senior on the Baylor Track team. She currently holds a 3.92 GPA.
Catherine West: Catherine is a Sophomore on the Baylor Acrobatics and Tumbling team. She currently holds a 4.00 GPA.
Kaylin Terry: Kaylin is a Sophomore on the Baylor Golf team. She currently holds a 4.00 GPA.
Brittany Hunemiller: Brittany is a Senior on the Baylor Soccer team. She currently holds a 3.96 GPA.
Ryan Batson: Ryan is a Junior on the Baylor Equestrian team. She currently holds a 4.00 GPA.
Mackenzie Robertson: Mackenzie is a Sophomore on the Baylor Women's Basketball team. She currently holds a 3.92 GPA.
The basketball team plays at Texas Saturday, January 15, at 1:30 p.m. CT.
For each game of the regular season so far, Baylor Men's Basketball has named an "Academic All-Star." The first fifteen All-Stars are:
James Gilreath: James is a Senior Accounting major and a member of the Baylor Track team. He currently holds a 3.46 GPA.
Blake Niccum: Blake is a Junior Engineering major and a member of the Baylor Track and Cross Country teams. He currently holds a 4.00 GPA.
Philip Raaf: Philip is a Senior Accounting major and a member of the Baylor Track team. He currently holds a 3.76 GPA.
Robert Griffin III: Robert is a Junior earning his Masters of Communication while playing quarterback for the Baylor Football team. He currently holds a 3.83 GPA.
Nic Florence: Nic is a Sophomore Economics major and a member of the Baylor Football team. He currently holds a 3.76 GPA.
Matt Ritchey: Matt is a Sophomore Business major and a member of the Baylor Football team. He currently holds a 3.47 GPA.
Joakim Mikkelsen: Joakim is a Senior Speech Communication major and a member of the Baylor Golf team. He currently holds a 3.54 GPA.
Lorenzo Scotto: Lorenzo is a Senior Distribution Management Technologies major and a member of the Baylor Golf team. He currently holds a 3.26 GPA.
Matt Seligmann: Matt is a Senior Finance, Insurance and Real Estate major as well as a competitor for the Baylor Golf team. He currently holds a 3.17 GPA.
Jacob Neubert: Jacob is a Junior Business major and a member of the Baylor Men's Basketball team. He currently holds a 3.79 GPA.
Logan Lowery: Logan is a Sophomore Business major and a member of the Baylor Men's Basketball team. He currently holds a 4.00 GPA.
Julian Bley: Julian is a Senior International Business and Economics double major and a member of the Baylor Tennis team. He currently holds a 3.54 GPA and is a 2-time Academic All-Big 12 performer as well as an ITA Scholar Athlete.
Kolt Browder: Kolt is a Junior Engineering major and a member of the Baylor Baseball team. He currently holds a 4.00 GPA.
Steve DalPorto: Steve is a Junior Management Information Systems major and a member of the Baylor Baseball team. He currently holds a 3.85 GPA.
Logan Vick: Logan is a Junior Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate major and a member of the Baylor Baseball team. He currently holds a 3.55 GPA.
The basketball team plays Oklahoma State tomorrow, Saturday, January 14, at 2 p.m. CT. Be sure to come to the Ferrell Center to support your Bears and see who the next Academic All-Star will be.
Former Baylor golfer Hannah Burke finished first Thursday in Group B at the 2012 Ladies European Tour Pre-Qualifying event in La Manga, Spain. After a first-round 74, Burke shot 69, 67 and 67 to finish at 11-under, six strokes ahead of Sweden's Karin Sjodin in Group B play.
Burke, along with the top 35 (plus ties) in each of the two groups advance to the final round of the Q school later this month in Spain for a chance to earn a spot on the Ladies European Tour.
Baylor women's golf 2012 signee Lauren Taylor was named BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year on Thursday. Taylor became the youngest winner of the Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship, when she took home the title in June at the age of 16.
Taylor helped England win a silver medal at the European Girls Team Championships and was also a member of England's winning Ladies' Home Internationals team. The award is given to the outstanding young sportsperson aged 16 or under on Jan. 1, 2011. Previous winners include Tom Daley, Andy Murray, Wayne Rooney and Theo Walcott.
The Lady Bears open the spring season at the UCF Challenge, which will be held Feb. 12-14 in Sorrento, Fla.
Golfweek.com writer Julie Williams posted her top 10 women's golf storylines for 2011 and listed the Baylor Lady Bears' stellar fall season at No. 6 on his list. Here's what Julie had to say:
Baylor starts fast under new head coach: The Bears drew heavily from the leadership of three seniors during the fall season, finishing sixth at their first start before going on to win the next two tournaments. It's also the first year in Waco, Texas, for new head coach Jay Goble, formerly an assistant at Florida, but the transition period seemed short. Already the team is looking forward to a postseason that could be one for the record book: Baylor never has won the Big 12 Championship, and the Bears have only one appearance in the NCAA Championship.
Adding to Julie's assessment, the Lady Bears finished either first or second in three of its four fall tournaments, led by freshman Hayley Davis, who finished second in three fall events. In addition, Baylor claimed two Big 12 Women's Golfers of the Month - Davis (September) and Jaclyn Jansen (October).
The Lady Bears open the spring season at the UCF Challenge, which will be held Feb. 12-14 in Sorrento, Fla.
Baylor women's golf freshman Hayley Davis won her second straight Abu Dhabi Junior Golf Championship title Thursday by six strokes over 2012 signee Lauren Taylor. Davis shot 5-under 211, including a course-record 64 during Wednesday's second round. Taylor carded back-to-back rounds of 71 before a final-round 75 led her to a three-round score of 1-over 217.
Taylor, who won the 2011 British amateur title, pulled to within one stroke of Davis before the September Big 12 Golfer of the Month pulled away for her second consecutive title in Abu Dhabi.