Faculty & Staff News: Athletics
Nine members of Baylor's track and field team will compete this week at the USA Outdoor Championships, Thursday through Sunday, at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.
Thirty-one student-athletes, including nine Baylor Acrobatics & Tumbling teammates, have been named to the 2013 Academic All-Big 12 At-Large Team, the Conference announced.
Baylor football was tied for first among Big 12 institutions with an Academic Progress Rate (APR) score of 962 through the 2011-12 academic season, the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) announced.
To close out the NCAA Outdoor Championships, the Baylor men's 4x400-meter relay quartet finished sixth in a time of 3:04.84 to claim All-American honors in the event for the 24th time in the last 25 years on Saturday at Hayward Field.
Baylor junior right-handed pitcher Dillon Newman, senior third baseman Cal Towey, senior right-handed pitcher Max Garner, senior shortstop Jake Miller and senior left-handed pitcher Crayton Bare were selected on the final day of the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Saturday.
Until now, Todd Harbour has never used facilities as part of his recruiting pitch to some of the best track and field athletes in the country.
Baylor discus thrower Desmine Hilliard bettered his own school record by 6-feet-5 inches with a throw of 194-0 [59.13m], but finished ninth at the NCAA Championships on Friday at Hayward Field.
Baylor volleyball head coach Jim Barnes announced the 2013 regular season schedule Thursday, which includes eight NCAA Tournament teams from 2012 and 13 matches against those teams.
Despite a late substitution to its lineup, the Baylor men's 4x400-meter relay team qualified for the finals of the event for the 33rd time in the last 34 years with a time of 3:05.38 on Thursday at Hayward Field.
The Baylor men's tennis team will host Auburn, Boise State and Drake on Jan. 24-26, 2014 at the Hurd Tennis Center for the ITA Kick-Off Weekend, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced on Thursday.
The Baylor track and field team opened its run in the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships with athletes competing in six events on Wednesday at Hayward Field.
A total of five Baylor men's tennis players made the final Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings, along with one doubles duo, the ITA announced Wednesday.
As a wide-eyed freshman in her first semester at Baylor, Olicia Williams let names and times intimidate her.
Baylor women's tennis sophomore Ema Burgic is ranked No. 11 in the final Intercollegiate Tennis Association singles rankings, while partnering with redshirt freshman Victoria Kisialeva to be listed at No. 10 in the final doubles rankings, the ITA announced on Wednesday.
With the 2013 season in the books, 17 Baylor players have reported to summer collegiate teams across the country, ranging from Alaska to Virginia.
For the third consecutive year, Baylor's softball program has received a public recognition award from the NCAA Division I Academic Performance Program for having an APR score which ranks among the top 10 percent within their respective sport.
Former Boise State defensive end Sam Ukwuachu, a 2012 freshman All-America from Pearland, Texas, has enrolled at Baylor University and joined head coach Art Briles' football program.
The Baylor track and field team opens the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships with 16 student-athletes competing in 11 events over the course of the four-day event, Wednesday through Saturday, at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
Baylor University announced today that the University has received a $35 million gift from Paul L. Foster, BBA '79, of El Paso, which represents the largest gift from a living alumnus in Baylor's history.