Alumni, Parents & Friends News

May
29
2017

M. Golf. Men's Golf Advances to NCAA Championships Match Play

Baylor men's golf earned one of eight spots in NCAA Championships match play by finishing tied for seventh place following four rounds of stroke play at Rich Harvest Farms. The Bears carded a 16-over-par 304 on Monday to finish at 7-over 1159, two strokes ahead of the cut to advance to match play for the first time in program history.

May
29
2017

Baseball. Baseball Earns At-Large Bid to NCAA Houston Regional

Baylor baseball earned an at-large bid to the 2017 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship as a No. 2 seed in the Houston Regional, the NCAA announced Monday.

May
29
2017

Softball. No. 15 SB Punches Ticket to Women's College World Series

TUCSON, Ariz. -- No. 15-seeded Baylor softball (48-13) used some more late inning magic, powering through No. 2-seed Arizona (52-9) with a 6-5 win on Sunday evening at Hillenbrand Stadium, punching the team's ticket into the Women's College World Series.

May
28
2017

M. Golf. Men's Golf Remains Seventh at NCAA Championships

Baylor men's golf remains tied for seventh place at the NCAA Championships after shooting 1-under-par 287 in Sunday's third round. The Bears sit at 9-under 855 heading to Monday's fourth and final round of stroke play.

May
27
2017

Softball. No. 15 Rallies to Take Down No. 2 Arizona, Force Game Three

TUCSON, Ariz. -- No. 15-seeded Baylor softball (47-13) powered through a four-run sixth inning rally, taking down No. 2-seed Arizona (52-8) with a 6-4 win on Saturday evening at Hillenbrand Stadium, forcing an elimination Super Regional final on Sunday.

May
27
2017

Track & Field. Track & Field Totals 17 Entries For NCAA Outdoor Championships

The Baylor track and field team will have 21 student-athletes representing it with 17 entries into the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Championships, after qualifying 10 more entries on the final day of the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds at Mike A. Myers Stadium Saturday.

May
27
2017

M. Golf. Men's Golf Tied for Seventh at NCAA Championships

Baylor men's golf is tied for seventh place at 8-under-par 568 through two rounds at the NCAA Championships. The Bears shot 8-under 280 in Saturday's second round, helping them climb three spots on the leaderboard.

May
27
2017

M. Tennis. Men’s Tennis Duo Falters In NCAA Doubles Quarterfinals

A day after locking up All-America honors, the Baylor men’s tennis duo of Juan Benitez and Will Little lost in straight sets in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Doubles Championship Saturday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.

May
27
2017

Softball. No. 15 Baylor Softball Falls to No. 2 Arizona on Walk-off

TUCSON, Ariz. – No. 15-seeded Baylor softball (46-13) rallied late to tie the game, but dropped a 3-2 walk-off loss to No. 2 Arizona (52-7) on Friday afternoon at Hillenbrand Stadium, opening play in the best-of-three Tucson Super Regional.

May
26
2017

M. Golf. Men's Golf in Fifth after Day One at NCAA Championships

Baylor men's golf is tied for fifth place after day one at the 2017 NCAA Championships. Friday's first round play was suspended due to darkness with the Bears sitting at 3-under-par late in the round.

May
26
2017

Track & Field. Track & Field Qualifies Five More For NCAA Outdoor Championships

Baylor's track and field team had five student-athletes, Taylor Bennett, George Caddick, Kiana Hawn, Wil London and Maxwell Willis, earn a spot into the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore., Friday during the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds at Mike A. Myers Stadium.

May
26
2017

M. Tennis. Benitez, Little Make NCAA Doubles Quarterfinals

The Baylor men’s tennis duo of Juan Benitez and Will Little recorded the upset of the doubles draw by taking down second-ranked and third-seeded Johannes Ingildsen and Alfredo Perez of Florida in the round of 16 at the NCAA Doubles Championship Friday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.

May
26
2017

W. Tennis. Shankle’s NCAA Run Ends in Round of 16

By earning a Top 16 seed in the NCAA Singles Championship and advancing to the Round of 16, senior Blair Shankle earned her first career singles All-American award. She is a two-time doubles All-American, earning distinction in 2014 and 2015.

May
26
2017

Softball. Selman, Rodoni Give Softball 1-2 Punch in the Circle

You have to go back almost 10 years to find the last time that Baylor softball went into a season without a proven ace. Or, even knowing who that ace might be.

May
26
2017

How one alumna’s Baylor mission trip led to a permanent move to serve

As a junior at Baylor in 2008-09, Kara Fonville joined the Baylor Religious Hour Choir. In between all the concerts, worship services and practices, she often heard her fellow choir members talking about the mission trip they had taken the year before to Port Shepstone, South Africa. By summer, she decided she needed to experience this for […]

May
26
2017

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: The Ball Game of Life

May 21, 2017
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden features J.M. Gates, who was influential to the sound of authentic black preaching and music. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.

May
26
2017

KXAS-TV (NBC Dallas/Fort Worth): Social Worker Helps Weatherford Student Succeed

May 24, 2017
VIDEO: Morgan Eary (M.S.W. Social Work ’16), program manager for Communities in Schools, is featured in this story for her work with a student at Weatherford High School. Eary worked with the student, who had suffered the loss of her mother and battled with drugs and alcohol, to provide emotional support, help her stay in school and pursue life goals – including acceptance into college. "I'm always amazed at the resiliency of teenagers," Eary said. "It always makes my heart so happy to see how far they've come and knowing how far they're gonna go."

May
26
2017

Lake Cities Sun (Plano, TX): NCTC to host World Dracula Day Symposium

May 26, 2017
J. Gordon Melton, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of American Religious History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, spoke this week at the World Dracula Day Symposium at North Central Texas College’s Flower Mound campus. Melton, who has written reference books on vampires, presented “How Dracula Made the Protestant Reformation Possible.”

May
26
2017

The Dispatch (Moline, IL): Westwood Singers remain dedicated to youth education

May 20, 2017
Information from Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project will be added to the curriculum at the Gospel Music Camp for youth. The project preserves vintage black gospel music through digital recordings.

May
26
2017

The Wall Street Journal: Benjamin Franklin’s Complicated Faith

May 25, 2017
Column by Thomas Kidd, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, about Benjamin Franklin’s belief that God governs in the affairs of humans. At the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787, several weeks into the proceedings, Franklin proposed that the meetings open with prayer. “In today’s polarized political and religious environment, some pundits seek to remake the Founding Fathers in their own image,” Kidd wrote. “Benjamin Franklin’s example reveals that the historical truth is often more complicated.”