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An Athlete Turned Athletic Trainer

Lindsey Knapp is no stranger to the rough-and-tumble world of competitive sports as she played on the men’s lacrosse team in high school since her school in Arnold, Missouri, did not have a men’s team, and now she is helping others stay in the game.

Photo by Claire Donohue

Lyndsey Knapp, an athletic trainer for MBU who is finishing her master’s degree in fitness management this month, has enjoyed the one-to-one interaction with athletes as she has helped them work through injuries to get back into competition, and now she is moving on to her next challenge in life.

Not Your Average Volleyball Game

Why watch a game when you can be a part of one? That is a question posed by a group of students as they came together to work to increase attendance at a volleyball game this spring.

Photo by Michael Klussman

Emily Brown (left) and Krista Tyson (right) participate in a “halftime” game at the MBU men’s volleyball home game on March 27, 2018, against Ottawa University.

More Than a Little Running

Georgia-born, Florida-raised and homeschooled with her five siblings, track athlete Ansley Little from Pacific, Missouri, has the ultimate dream of reaching the Olympic level.

Photo by Abigail Scanio

Ansley Little, a sophomore nursing major from Pacific, Missouri, and award-winning MBU track athlete, found her inspiration and footing on the pavement.

Walk-on Bowler Finds Community, Support and Ministry

Erin Roach found herself needing a way to pay for college and an outlet to love on others at Missouri Baptist University. So did this opportunity look like small fellowship groups? College ministry? Church? Actually, it looked a lot like bowling.

Photo By Matt Williams

Erin Roach found a sense of belonging at Missouri Baptist University in, of all places, the bowling alley as the Spartans bowling team has become a place she calls home. And her game is not half bad either.

Pursuing Hope After Career-Ending Injuries

Missouri Baptist University lacrosse goalkeeper Alexis Womble has been forced to support her team from the sidelines as too many concussions and other various injuries have led her doctors to recommend she no longer play the sport she loves most. And the MBU senior is exhibiting mature Christian faith in how she deals with the setback.

Photo by Stacy Rohan

Alexis Womble keeps a contagious smile on her face even though she is no longer able to protect the goal she has been used to guarding as a lacrosse player for several years, as she has learned to “let go and let God.”

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