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
Isn’t it great to see faces again this semester? Smiling faces, angry faces, laughing faces, stressed-out faces, praying faces … just seeing faces on campus is such a positive aspect of this current semester. ThePerk is one of students’ favorite locations on the MBU campus. In the fall of 2020, everyone at MBU wore masks because of the pandemic. As we continue to emerge from living through a season with required face coverings, MBU photojournalists Emily Heflin and Madisyn House capture some new and familiar faces that we can now see around thePerk.
David Gregory stirs a coffee for a customer at thePerk, the campus coffee shop at MBU and known for being the largest free-standing coffee shop on a college campus in the state. ThePerk serves beverages and snacks in partnership with Fresh Ideas and Kaldi’s. Photo by Emily Heflin
Homecoming at Missouri Baptist University is one of the most anticipated weeks of the school year. Oct. 4-9, 2021, was a week filled with returning events and new traditions. MBU photojournalists captured some of our favorite memories, from the Lip Sync Battle to thePerk .
Roy Kamau, Francesco Michelini and Daniel Borsi serve food through Fresh Ideas at the Homecoming Festival with smiles on their faces. Photo by Patrick Griffey
For the first time in the school’s history, Missouri Baptist University hosts a church geared toward college students, called College Park Church, which began meeting weekly on campus Aug. 23, 2020, and this summer approaches its one-year anniversary.
Myranda Kenshalo, Nathanael Pezzo and Lindsey Peters are part of the College Park Church worship team that lead the congregation on Sundays. Photo by Madisyn House