Baylor Alumni News

Dec
5
2020

Joint Statements on Cancellation of Baylor vs. Gonzaga Basketball Game

Indy

Joint statement from Baylor and Gonzaga basketball programs:

Dec
4
2020

Baylor prof’s personal experience gives rare insight into Beethoven’s life as a deaf composer

December marks the 250th birthday of legendary composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven, and Baylor has its very own expert on the musician — one with a unique connection. Dr. Robin Wallace has taught musicology at Baylor since 2003. Some of his research has focused on Beethoven’s deafness, aiming to understand how the composer managed […]

Dec
4
2020

BAYLOR-OKLAHOMA NOTEBOOK

Fleeks

More than just firing up the offense and leading his sixth career fourth-quarter, game-winning drive, quarterback Charlie Brewer brought the whole team together with his emotion on the sidelines during Saturday's 32-31 win over Kansas State.

Dec
4
2020

No Retroactive Pass-Fail Option for Fall Semester

We recognize that this fall semester has been filled with challenges for everyone as we implemented many wide-ranging measures to address the COVID-19 pandemic in order to preserve in-person instruction at Baylor University. We also recognize that as the semester concludes, with final exams currently underway, these challenges have not ended.

Dec
3
2020

Presidential Perspective - December 3, 2020

We are so blessed at Baylor to join together in celebration of Christmas and this season of Advent as we look toward the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ and the promise of Christ’s glorious return. This Advent season has even deeper meaning as I prepare my heart each day by reading and praying over the daily devotionals created by our wonderful faculty, staff, alumni and students.

Dec
3
2020

How Baylor researchers are working to assess your stress

Dr. Gary Elkins, director of Baylor’s Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory, is developing a novel treatment for an ailment that plagues us all: stress. His treatment might sound unusual, but the pilot study is showing incredibly positive results. He’s calling the intervention “mindful hypnotherapy” — a combination of mindfulness and hypnotherapy. Over the past several years, […]

Dec
3
2020

BACK TO PLAYING DIDI BASKETBALL

DiDi Richards

Thirty-eight days after a scary collision that temporarily left her with no feeling in her legs, DiDi Richards was back on the court for the fourth-ranked Baylor Lady Bears' game Tuesday night at Yuengling Center in Tampa, Fla.

Dec
3
2020

A LITTLE GIRL WITH BIG DREAMS

Marieke van der Mark

Champions' TriBUne is a special feature through Baylor Athletics that gives you the student-athlete's perspective and the chance for them to share their own story. Marieke van der Mark, a fourth-year junior from the Netherlands, is graduating this month with a degree in health, kinesiology and leisure studies. Part of volleyball's first Big 12 championship and NCAA Final Four team in 2019, Marieke started 30 matches at opposite in a breakout sophomore season with 193 kills, 86 blocks and 54 digs.  A preseason All-Big 12 pick, she was third on the team this fall with 2.10 kills and 0.83 blocks per set and had six service aces.

Dec
3
2020

Baylor Soccer Receives 12 Academic All-Big 12 Selections

Team photo

IRVING, Texas – Twelve Baylor soccer players received Academic All-Big 12 honors, announced Thursday by the conference office. Every eligible Bear was selected – freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence.

Dec
3
2020

Best Wishes and Merry Christmas!

As the fall semester comes to a close, I want to thank you for your commitment to keeping one another and our community safe and congratulate you for persevering in your academic pursuits.

Dec
2
2020

No. 2/1 MBB Tops No. 5 Illinois in Jimmy V Classic

Jimmy V Classic

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Adam Flagler scored 18 points and was one of four players in double figures for No. 2 Baylor, which pulled away late Wednesday night to beat No. 5 Illinois 82-69 in the second game of the Jimmy V Classic.

Dec
2
2020

COMFORTABLE AT CENTER

Jason Moore

Ranked as the 90th-best offensive tackle in the nation by ESPN when he signed with Baylor in 2017 as part of Matt Rhule's first recruiting class, Jason Moore had played predominantly at guard before settling in as the starting center this season.

Dec
2
2020

#NextLevelBU: 18 Baylor alumni with NFL franchises in 2020

If you’re an NFL fan, chances are good you’ve seen a former Baylor Bear play at some point this fall. With 13 former Bears having played in the NFL this year (and another five on practice squads or reserve lists), Baylor football is well-represented at the next level. (In fact, four games this past weekend […]

Dec
2
2020

Scrivano Welcomes Back Broosova as WT’s New Associate Head Coach

Lenka Broosova

WACO, Texas. – Baylor women's tennis' all-time leader in singles and doubles wins may one day help coach the player that breaks her record. Head Coach Joey Scrivano announced Wednesday the hiring of Baylor Hall of Famer Lenka Broosova as the Associate Head Coach, bringing her home to Waco.

Dec
2
2020

Cross Country Lands 17 on Academic All-Big 12 Teams

Academic XC

Baylor cross country combined for 17 Academic All-Big 12 selections between the men's and women's teams, the conference office announced Wednesday.

Dec
2
2020

Baylor's Christmas on 5th Street, Tree Lighting to be Live Streamed Thursday

WACO, Texas (Dec. 2, 2020) – Baylor University will host its annual Christmas on 5th Street – complete with everyone’s favorite Baylor Christmas traditions live streamed on the University’s official Facebook page – beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3.

Dec
1
2020

No. 4 WBB Collects Program’s 1,000th Win With 67-62 Victory Over USF

WBB DiDi Richards and Team

TAMPA, Fla. – DiDi Richards scored four points and added seven assists in her return from a scary spinal cord injury five weeks ago, Queen Egbo had a game-high 25 points and No. 4 Baylor beat South Florida 67-62 on Tuesday night.

Dec
1
2020

SACE November Champions of the Month

Simpson Center

Alyssa Avalos (softball), Kris Sorokolet (women's tennis), Eli Morris (men's track & field) and Jordan Turner (men's basketball) have been selected as the Student-Athlete Center for Excellence (SACE) November Champions of the Month.

Dec
1
2020

Baylor’s Medal of Honor recipients recognized with new statues outside McLane

During World War II, two Baylor alumni — both former student-athletes — were recognized with our nation’s highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for their bravery. Today — thanks to another generous Baylor graduate — these two heroes have been honored in perpetuity with statues outside McLane Stadium. At Baylor, John Kane (BA ’28) […]