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Faithful MBU Athlete Wrestles with Heart of Love

Lindsay Mills is a Christian wrestler who is passionate about spreading the love of Christ within her sport and on her team at Missouri Baptist University, pinning disappointment to the mat and choosing to replace it with the victory of encouragement for her teammates.

The kind and gracious attitude of Lindsay Mills helps her coach young wrestlers at Purler Wrestling Academy in Moscow Mills.      Photo courtesy of Lindsay Mills

March Madness: MBU Men’s Basketball Team is Louisiana Bound

The Missouri Baptist University men’s basketball team has been dominating competitors all season long as they travel to Louisiana to begin the NAIA Basketball National Championship. According to head coach Preston Ingram, a victory against Louisiana State University Shreveport is possible but will require massive amounts of focus, discipline and determination.

Left to right (back row): Taylor Jarvis, Chris Forrest, Gerald Moore, Mujtaba Alkhaldi, Ryan Pollard, Daishaun Woods, River Reed, Mo Bettis, Hasaan DeCarolis and Coach Preston Ingram; left to right (front row): Brendon Hardy, Ray Adams, Tyrell Andrews, Jadis White, RJ Pair, Billy Francis Jr., Luke Hicks and John Yaeger. The team plays LSUS Friday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. local time, in their opening round game, which will be live-streamed on LUSA’s Generals Sports Network     Photo courtesy of MBU Athletics

Ben Johnstone: The Coach Everyone Should Have

Being an athlete comes with no shortage of challenges and Coach Ben Johnstone recognizes that. Throughout his time at Missouri Baptist University, Johnstone’s goal for the MBU women’s soccer team has been to inspire players to not only be the best athletes they can be, but the best people they can be.

Coach Ben Johnstone is known at MBU, Whitfield High School and various additional club soccer teams for his honest approach to the game, both encouraging and inspiring players to reach their best and settle for nothing less.      Photo courtesy of Hannah Leahy

MBU Spartans Open Baseball Season This Week

The Spartans, coming off a season cut short last spring by the COVID-19 pandemic, are taking every precaution to ensure a safe and strong start to this 2021 season, hitting the road to take on three teams in games starting Thursday and running through Saturday.

MBU Spartan Trey Steffler, a junior from Boise, Idaho, steps into the batter’s box. After a disappointing and abrupt ending to last season, the Spartans find themselves in an optimistic mindset heading into this season, opening against NAIA-ranked opponents.        Photo Courtesy of MBU Athletics

Spartan Baseball’s Two-Time All-American

Orlando Olivera is among a small percentage of athletes who have found success in a game of failure, and he added consistency to his success by being named first-team All-American twice during his college career. Along the way, he established himself as one of the best players to wear the Spartan uniform.

Orlando Olivera watches a hit during a game. During his tenure at Missouri Baptist University, Olivera won consecutive All-American awards and set multiple school records before being drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals. Olivera returned to MBU as an assistant coach for the 2019 season.       Photo courtesy of MBU Athletics

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*Our mission statement is: MBU Timeline is the student news network of Missouri Baptist University, a private Christian university that embraces the essential core value of “social change through service and leadership.”
   
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