Led by Donovan Denslow, Missouri Baptist University’s men’s cross country team raced to the NAIA Cross Country National Championships for the first time in 15 years. Although this competition is now in the past, the Spartans finished their season strong and bring unprecedented confidence into the current track season.
The men’s cross country national team includes, left to right: Donovan Denslow, Charlie McCallister, Christian Kafoury, Alex Ahrens (back row), J.P. Killian, Wyatt Elliot, Jordan Crawford (back row), Jack Warmann, Elijah Bullock, Luke Montani and Trey Peugeot (kneeling). Photo courtesy of MBU Athletics
With Super Bowl Sunday just around the corner, Missouri Baptist University’s students, staff and faculty share what their plans are for this year’s Super Bowl and reminisce on how the game of football has touched their lives. And don’t forget, a Super Bowl party will be held Sunday, Feb. 13, in the Dining Hall. Kickoff is 5:30 p.m.
Tune into Super Bowl LVI to watch the Los Angeles Rams play the Cincinnati Bengals to see which team will win the coveted Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy. Graphic created by Jessica Kunkel
The Missouri Baptist University Spartans women’s lacrosse team looks forward to starting the new season after having a monumental year on the field in spring 2021. The team continues to work, build, grow and reflect together with sights set clearly on making history for their program and establishing a strong position within the conference.
The MBU women’s lacrosse team poses with the bracket poster as graduate Kaitlin Mills places the Missouri Baptist sticker in the position of the third and final round of the KCAC tournament after defeating No. 2 St. Ambrose, 12-10. Photo by Dan Dotson
The 2020 NAIA Women’s Volleyball National Champions end the regular season with a 24-2 record. After the winning season, four players earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors this week: Giovanna Tapigliani, Isidora Stojovic, Manuela Vargas and Ariana Macies. As the Spartans open the first round of this season’s National Championship games, MBU photojournalists captured some victorious memories for the defending champions.
Junior Kaili Smith, the 5-foot-11 opposite hitter for the Spartans, battles the opposing team to spike the ball over the net in a game at the Carl and Deloris Petty Sports and Recreation Complex. Photo by Emily Heflin
Soccer is a beloved fall sport at Missouri Baptist University. The Spartans ended the 2021 season with a 6-8-3 record. During the season, the Spartans won notable awards: Brandon Burton won AMC Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 20, Louie Perez won Spartan Athlete of the Week on Oct. 4, and Nathan Brock won AMC Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 18. Just before the season came to a close, MBU photojournalists took to the field to capture the action and heart of Spartan soccer.
Spartan Nolan Nuttelman kicks the ball in the air to pass the opposing team, Greenville College, with a confident and determined face. Photo by Emily Heflin