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MBU Men’s Cross Country Team Runs to New Heights

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

Making History One Game At A Time

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

An Unexpected Finish

Like all spring MBU athletic teams, the men’s volleyball season was ended abruptly due to coronavirus. The Spartans were on a red-hot winning streak and trending upward entering some of the most pivotal games of their season, and the players were disappointed they would be unable to compete for a National Championship. However, the team has already started preparing and setting their sights on next season.

This story is part of a series of ongoing stories and analyses produced by MBU Timeline staff members, focusing on several aspects of COVID-19 and how it has changed the lives of students, faculty members, athletes … everyone.     Photo courtesy of MBU Athletics — Graphic by Dylan White

COVID-19 Affects Eligibility for Athletes

Coronavirus has suspended life as we know it, and student-athletes’ last remaining games of the 2020 spring season have been taken away. As they mourn losing their opportunity to play, the NAIA has stepped up in a big way, granting all students who lost their season extra eligibility.


This story is part of a series of ongoing stories and analyses produced by MBU Timeline staff members, focusing on several aspects of COVID-19 and how it has changed the lives of students, faculty members, athletes … everyone.     Photo courtesy of MBU University Communications — Graphic by Dylan White

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