MBU’s undefeated men’s volleyball team entered the NAIA National Championship as the No. 1 seed, and secured their first win over Xavier University, in Des Moines, Iowa, on Tuesday afternoon, advancing to the next round in the tournament.
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Steven Rodriguez, senior men’s volleyball player from San Diego, California, saves the ball in the MBU Spartans’ 3-0 win over Morningside College on Feb. 8. The Spartans enter the second round of the National tournament today, April 17, at 4 p.m., facing the Park University Pirates.
Switching from field hockey to the cheer mat, Jennifer Marsh, MBU cheerleading assistant coach, discovered a new love that would bring her to her alma mater to lead the cheerleading squad she was once a member of. Along the way, Marsh discovered she’s also able to relate Christ to the sport and serve as an example to her athletes.
Jennifer Marsh, a Spartan cheerleader from 2009-13, was part of the first team to advance to the National Cheerleaders Association Nationals in MBU history. Marsh has served as assistant coach for nearly two years and is fulfilled by the growth she can foster on the mat and personally for the members of the squad. Photo by Madelyn Shotton
Esports began at MBU in the winter of 2015 through a volleyball coach, a student and a simple conversation that brought this team to life. Since then the team has grown, the facilities have become more high tech and sophisticated, and the program is finding a place among some of the best in the nation.
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Missouri Baptist University video gamers are locked and loaded during intense competitions as the gear includes Spartan shirts, personal headphones, colorful backlit keyboards, custom chairs and, of course, plenty of caffeine and hydration.
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.
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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.