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From Never Playing the Game, to Varsity Volleyball

Missouri Baptist University volleyball player Mason Crabtree came to MBU from a town too small to have a high school volleyball team, so he never played in high school, except working out with the girls team, but now he has managed to make the nationally ranked volleyball team at MBU.


Photo by Haley Sandvoss

Mason Crabtree played basketball and ran track in high school, but he always loved volleyball, even though his hometown of just over 100 people did not offer the sport at his high school. But through determination and sheer athletic ability, he caught the eyes of coaches at MBU, and the rest is history.

From Soccer to Basketball, from Spain to St. Louis

For Pablo Hernandez it was not only a difficult transition from growing up playing soccer to playing basketball in college, but it has also been a challenging transition from his home country, Spain, to St. Louis, in the middle of the United States of America, but he is handling both transitions well.


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Pablo Hernandez drives the lane during a basketball game at Missouri Baptist University. Originally a soccer player, the Spain native has embraced American basketball to the point of earning All-Conference and All-American honors.

Coming Back Stronger than Ever by “Pushing my Body to New Limits”

Any athlete knows knee injuries can be devastating, even career ending, but for Krista Tyson, a player on the Missouri Baptist University women’s tennis team, her torn ACL set her back only temporarily, in fact, it set her back less time than even her own doctors expected.


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Krista Tyson, a senior player on the MBU women’s tennis team, goes up for a serve during a recent workout indoors. After overcoming a major knee injury, she has come back this season to post an impressive 16-3 record.

Hope Springs Eternal

“People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” –Rogers Hornsby

Photo by Abby Kassebaum

Fans fill Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida, for the annual rite of passage as winter makes way for spring and professional baseball officially returns to our lives. 

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