When the news broke that athletic operations would be suspended for the remainder of the semester, emotions of shock and grief were shared by all MBU athletic programs. These teams, despite the hardship, ended up finding support in each other and dug deep to keep their bond and sense of community intact.
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 Luke Slagle — Graphic by Dylan White
Many student-athletes at MBU come from their own unique athletic background. One way that seems to be gaining more popularity as the price of college tuition rises is going to junior college first instead of a typical, four-year university.
Alisse Koishor, a junior from Highland, Missouri, transferred to MBU from Kaskaskia College in Centralia, Illinois. Koishor, currently a midfielder on the MBU women’s soccer team, is among the many junior college transfers who have found that path to MBU sports effective and life-changing. Photo by Hannah Leahy
Nick Sailer, a two-sport athlete and Academic All-American at Missouri Baptist University, has moved to the operations side of the university’s complex athletics programs, accepting a position as manager of Athletic Operations.
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Nick Sailer smiles as he looks at the two monitors at his desk in his new office in the Athletics Department at Missouri Baptist University, where he recently accepted a position as manager of Athletic Operations. Sailer said he is adjusting well to working alongside colleagues who a short time ago were his coaches.
Whether it is working on a healthier lifestyle, reducing procrastination or improving grades and staying more motivated in general, journalism writing students are blogging today about their aspirations and plans to achieve their goals as 2020 is in full swing and challenges are certainly mounting.
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MBU Athletics has hired a new and younger head coach who is already familiar with the men’s and women’s tennis programs. Krista Tyson, a 2018 MBU graduate, has taken the reins as head coach for MBU tennis, and she is leading the teams with a philosophy focused on consistency and demonstrating God’s love.
The 2019-20 women’s tennis team includes, left to right: Head Coach Krista Tyson, Geena Novelly, Laura Baracaldo, Faith Griese, Madison Feick, Francielly Morena, Hannah Chaney, Maria Brandt, Graduate Assistant Nadin Antic and Graduate Assistant Naoufal El Idrissi. — Photo courtesy of MBU Athletics