Women’s Teams

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MBU women’s athletics has a proud tradition of success. MBU teams compete year-round in the NAIA.

Basketball

Missouri Baptist University’s women’s basketball competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics as a part of the American Midwest Conference. The team advanced to the NAIA National Championship Tournament in 2006. Coach Iris Dixon is currently in her second year at the helm.

Bowling

The Missouri Baptist University women’s bowling team competes in the United States Bowling Congress as an emerging sport in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, under first-year head coach Steve Solovic. Throughout the year, the team competes alongside NAIA and NCAA Divisions I-III schools.

Cheerleading

The Missouri Baptist University cheerleading squad competes in the National Cheer Association as an emerging sport in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The team has recently brought home third place in the NAIA for two years running. The squad is coached by former MBU cheerleader, Jessica Johnson.

Cross Country

Missouri Baptist University’s women’s cross-country competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics as a part of the American Midwest Conference. In 2011, the team boasted one All-Conference runner (Alex Weathersby) and two Academic All-Conference selections (Alli Rother and Lauren Scott). The team competes in meets around the St. Louis region and across the country against teams from both the NAIA and NCAA Divisions I-III.

Golf

Missouri Baptist University’s women’s golf team competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics under former Missouri Baptist golfer Justin Hoagland. The program is continuing to build in 2013 and will field a team with several newcomers.

Indoor Track & Field

Missouri Baptist University’s women’s indoor track and field competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics under third-year head coach Tish Hanna. The program has produced a remarkable 33 All-Americans and holds several NAIA records. In 2006, the team won the NAIA National Championship and set an all-time record with eight individual champions. That team also set a record in most points scored by a team in a national championship with 172. MBU boasts 15 individual champions All-Time and one National Outstanding Performer (Margaret Nakintu).

Lacrosse

MBU women’s lacrosse competes in the National Women’s Lacrosse League (NWLL). The team is coached by Amanda Sullivan. The team will attempt to bring home its first conference title in 2013.

Outdoor Track & Field

Missouri Baptist University’s women’s outdoor track and field team competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics under third-year head coach Tish Hanna. The women’s outdoor program has a rich tradition in the NAIA. MBU ranks eighth on the All-Time list of individual champions (19), and second on the All-Time Individual Champions in one year (eight in 2006). The team captured its first and only national title in 2006 as well. That year, Spartan runner Nikesha Anderson was named the Herbert B. Marett Outstanding Performer.

Soccer

Missouri Baptist University’s women’s soccer competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics as a part of the American Midwest Conference. The Spartan women’s program has won one AMC Postseason title in 1996 and two regular season championships in 1997 and 2002.

Softball

The Missouri Baptist University softball team competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics as a part of the American Midwest Conference under head coach Craig Walston. The Spartans are a team on the rise and will be attempting to earn its first trip to the NAIA National Championships in the coming year.

Tennis

Missouri Baptist University women’s tennis competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics under head coach Marty Tanner. The team is made up mainly of talent from the St. Louis area and will be looking to win its first unaffiliated conference championship in the coming year.

Volleyball

Missouri Baptist University’s women’s volleyball competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics as a part of the American Midwest Conference. The team is one of the most successful programs the university has to offer. The team traveled to the NAIA National Championships in 2005, 2006, 2011 and 2012, and placed third in the nation in 2006. In that year, Ana Mercado was named the National Player of the Year in the NAIA.

Wrestling

Missouri Baptist University’s women’s wrestling competes in the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association under coach Brian Jackson. The program boasts one First-Team All-American selection (Mei Ling Keiki, 2010-2011) and may add to that with the strong group of wrestlers currently on the squad.