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The Face of Spartan Athletics

With integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership, Missouri Baptist University’s cheer and dance teams are flying to new heights and making history. One of the teams, co-ed cheer, qualified last season for the NAIA Competitive Cheer and Dance National Championships in Michigan. The STUNT team also qualified for nationals, which was hosted by MBU.

MBU Spartan Line members pose at the 2022 Homecoming football game, which ended in a 24-10 Spartan win. From left to right, they are: (back row) Diamond Perks, Audrey Strawhun, Kiersten Brown, Rachel Wagner, Elizabeth Settle and Hayley Hill; (middle row) Faith Svanda, Emilee Goldsmith, Abbey Mortland, Emma Crites, Tori Mogannam and Emma Brandwein; (front row) Samantha Haynes, Autumn Heaton, Lilly Hetz, Samantha Broeker and Madison Coumerilh. Photo by Anna Jeschke

Pinning Their Hopes on Becoming All-Americans

Three athletes on the Missouri Baptist University women’s wrestling team left the NAIA Women’s Wrestling National Invitational with All-American honors.

Jessica Corredor, Josette Partney and Karoline Ortiz represent the Missouri Baptist University Spartans well as they finished their wrestling season as NAIA All-American athletes. Photos courtesy of MBU Athletics

Steeplechasing Their Dreams All The Way to Nationals

Two Missouri Baptist University women’s track athletes, Mia Reed and Emily Bayer, qualified to run in the prestigious NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Nationals, where they are running today in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Both runners met the “A” standard for their events, including the daunting steeplechase.


Emily Bayer lands with a splash as she races the steeplechase at the 2021 AMC Conference Championship. Bayer and teammate Mia Reed are racing today at the NAIA Nationals in Gulf Shores, Alabama.         Photo courtesy of MBU Athletics

MBU Softball Team Includes Sun, Fun and Games

The Missouri Baptist University softball team traveled to Florida over Spring Break this year, after their annual trip was canceled last year due to COVID. They were excited about returning to the sun of the South and the trip prepared them for conference play as they currently head into the AMC tournament.

The MBU softball team lines up for the playing of the National Anthem during a game against Blue Mountain College. The team heads into the AMC tournament this week in Columbia, Missouri.       Photo by Joely Morris

Challenging Changes Create Cohesive Competition

Despite the coaching changes the men’s JV volleyball team at Missouri Baptist University has experienced this school year, they have been able to play well together during their spring 2022 season while continuing to grow as a cohesive unit.

Before every game and after every timeout as they break out onto the court, men’s JV volleyball players put their hands up in the air signifying unity and fellowship among the team. This was the last time during the team’s last home against William Penn Academy that they rallied together during their competitive 2022 spring season.     Photo by Jessica Kunkel

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DID YOU KNOW?
   
Here are some interesting facts about MBU Timeline, the student newsmagazine of Missouri Baptist University, in St. Louis:
   
*Our mission statement is: MBU Timeline is the student news network of Missouri Baptist University, a private Christian university that embraces the essential core value of “social change through service and leadership.”
   
*The Bible verse that drives our mission is 2 Timothy 2:15 (Worldwide English Version): “Tell the true message in the right way.”
   
*The WordPress website has been up since late-fall 2013. We average about 3,000 sessions and about 5,000 pageviews per month.
   
*Our stories and galleries get as few as 40 or 50 hits, or as many as 8,000 hits.
   
*We have readers in every state and more than 90 countries around the world. We have several readers in South America, the United Kingdom, India and Australia.
   
*Most of our readers are in Missouri, followed by Illinois, California and Texas.
   
*We do not accept advertising as we are a not-for-profit online newsmagazine.
   
*We welcome contributors from all walks of MBU life, regardless of your major. Reach out to us on Twitter at: @mbutimeline.