BEARS WIN! Way to go @t_ellis03 with the big game winning hit for @BaylorSoftball to take down Arizona! #BaylorProud #SicEmBUSB #SicUA pic.twitter.com/IUGWSxfMT6— SicEm (@BearNTex) May 28, 2017
- Softball, vs #5 Arizona, 6:00 PM, Listen Free, Watch ESPN2
- Men's Golf, vs NCAA Championship, All Day
9️⃣8️⃣ days. #SicEm, @CoachMattRhule. pic.twitter.com/DqTWPq326M— Baylor Football (@BUFootball) May 27, 2017
An epic run for Juan Benitez and Will Little comes to an end in the #NCAATennis Doubles quarterfinals with a 6-4, 7-5 loss. pic.twitter.com/xVTVd3ZSHb— BaylorMTennis (@BaylorMTennis) May 27, 2017
- Mens Tennis Duo Falters In NCAA Doubles Quarterfinals - Baylor Official Athletic Site, A day after locking up All-America honors, the Baylor men’s tennis duo of Juan Benitez and Will Little lost in straight sets in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Doubles Championship Saturday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.
- Shankles NCAA Run Ends in Round of 16 - Baylor Official Athletic Site, By earning a Top 16 seed in the NCAA Singles Championship and advancing to the Round of 16, senior Blair Shankle earned her first career singles All-American award. She is a two-time doubles All-American, earning distinction in 2014 and 2015.
- Baylor Eliminated from Big 12 Baseball Tournament - Our Daily Bears, Bears go two and through in Oklahoma City and now wait for NCAA selection on Monday.
- Trib All-Big 12 baseball team: Rodriguez's sum greater than Baylor's parts | Baylor Baseball | wacotrib.com, Every coach searches for talent, guys who can play. Steve Rodriguez is no different.
- Women's Golf Tournament Run Ends in Quarterfinals - Baylor Official Athletic Site, Baylor women's golf saw its run end in the 2017 NCAA Championships match play quarterfinals, as the Lady Bears fell 3-2 to No. 1-ranked Stanford on Tuesday morning at Rich Harvest Farms.
- Amy Lee Named Womens Golf All-American - Baylor Official Athletic Site, Baylor womens golf junior Amy Lee has been named to the Womens Golf Coaches Association All-America second team. Shes the fourth All-American in program history, joining Hayley Davis, Dylan Kim and Laura Lonardi.
Track & Field
- Baylor track and field sending large contingent to Eugene | Baylor Track And Field | wacotrib.com, AUSTIN – Load up the plane, as Baylor has a rather large pack of Bears heading to Oregon. Baylor added qualifiers in 10 more events on Saturday at the NCAA West Prelims at Mike A. Myers Stadium, giving the program 17 total entries to the NCAA meet.
- Track & Field Totals 17 Entries For NCAA Outdoor Championships - Baylor Official Athletic Site, The Baylor track and field team will have 21 student-athletes representing it with 17 entries into the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Championships, after qualifying 10 more entries on the final day of the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds at Mike A. Myers Stadium Saturday.
- Men's Golf Tied for Seventh at NCAA Championships - Baylor Official Athletic Site, Baylor men's golf is tied for seventh place at 8-under-par 568 through two rounds at the NCAA Championships. The Bears shot 8-under 280 in Saturday's second round, helping them climb three spots on the leaderboard.
- Baylor overcomes another tough day for Bailey | Port Arthur News, It was another tough day at the NCAA Championships in Sugar Grove, Ill., for Port Neches-Groves ex Braden Bailey, but his Baylor teammates did a good job of picking up the slack and keeping the Bears in contention. Bailey, who had to be on the 15th tee at 6:30 a.m. to play the final four holes of […]
- SBs Cargill Tabbed CoSIDA Academic All-American - Baylor Official Athletic Site, Baylor softballs Lindsey Cargill was named to the 2017 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Softball Second Team, announced by the organization on Thursday.
- Arizona-Baylor winner to face Oklahoma at Women’s College World Series | ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com, Oklahoma won at Auburn to advance to the World Series. (Photo courtesy Oklahoma softball) Defending national champion Oklahoma awaits the winner of the Arizona-Baylor Super Regional at the Women’s College World Series.
- Baylor tops Arizona, forces Game 3 in Super Regional, Baylor rallies with four runs in bottom of sixth, Kelsee Selman picks up complete-game win.
- Arizona falters late as Baylor forces game three - The Daily Wildcat, The Arizona Wildcats will have to play one more game in their quest for a trip to the Women’s College World Series.
Notes and highlights from No. 15 #BUSB's win over No. 2 Arizona, forcing game three in the Tucson Super Regional!https://t.co/NN2xDyuLYk— Baylor Softball (@BaylorSoftball) May 28, 2017
- Selman, Rodoni Give Softball 1-2 Punch in the Circle - Baylor Official Athletic Site, You have to go back almost 10 years to find the last time that Baylor softball went into a season without a proven ace. Or, even knowing who that ace might be.
- Winner take all: Arizona Wildcats, Baylor to square off Sunday for spot in Women's College World Series | National Sports | sequoyahcountytimes.com, Bears' sixth-inning rally forces a decisive Game 3.
- No. 15 SB Faces No. 2 Arizona in Tucson Super Regional - Baylor Official Athletic Site, The No. 15-seed Baylor Lady Bears (46-12) looks to punch its ticket into the Women's College World Series, facing No. 2-seed Arizona (51-7) in the Tucson Super Regional at Hillenbrand Stadium on the campus at the University of Arizona, running May 26-28 in Tucson, Ariz.
Warrior attitude by the Lady Bears helps Baylor force game three. https://t.co/klp2Z2SVxM— Lariat Sports (@BULariatSports) May 28, 2017
- David E. Garland, guest columnist: Baylor committed to preventing sexual violence, improving dialogue | Guest Columns | wacotrib.com:
As I head into the final days of my interim presidency at Baylor University, someone reminded me of a quote from Abraham Lincoln: “I want it said of me by those who knew me best that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.”
We have plucked our share of thistles at Baylor since I assumed the interim post last June. I took office days after the board of regents released the Findings of Fact that catapulted Baylor into the national headlines and sent shockwaves through the Baylor family.
The university openly admitted it had failed the victims of sexual violence and vowed to make dramatic changes. Those changes, among many, included leadership changes within both the university administration and athletics.
The thistles were real and had to be uprooted. If you have ever pulled up thistles, you know that their thorns have a propensity to poke the skin and cause pain. The painful details of Baylor’s past, however, are not the whole story. For every thistle removed, we sought to plant flowers.
More than 80 faculty, administrators and students worked on 11 task forces across campus to implement all of the 105 recommendations issued by the Pepper Hamilton law firm to enhance the safety of our students and improve our policies and procedures related to Title IX compliance. On May 12, nearly a year later, the university announced that these 105 recommendations are structurally complete and we are working to ensure they remain operational across the campus for years to come.
Our Title IX Office is operating at full strength, the result of a $4.3 million investment in new staff positions and greatly expanded office space. Our Title IX coordinator and her staff can now more quickly conduct sexual violence investigations, as well as arrange the academic and psychological support that can help survivors of sexual violence. The Title IX Office also provides robust training, prevention and education programs focused on eliminating sexual violence and harassment.
One of the richest resources for victims on their way to becoming survivors is our Counseling Center, which serves any Baylor student in distress. We have doubled the number of counseling positions to 36, far exceeding national standards. Many of those new hires are trauma-informed counselors who have the skills and qualifications needed to best accommodate the unique needs of sexual-assault survivors.
Our campus police force also has been revamped and equipped with upgraded technology. We have added 11 officers for a total of 38. Every officer must now become a certified sexual-assault family-violence investigator, familiar with the best practices available to pursue complaints. To provide additional help to survivors, the university has hired a victim advocate to guide them through the Title IX process, police investigation or both.
Our ultimate goal, however, is to prevent assaults from ever happening, and our outstanding student life team has worked diligently to address this topic with students. You can find stories of Baylor’s commitment, response and progress at www.baylor.edu/TheFacts.
Meanwhile, the board of regents has been planting its own flowers. It recently adopted a comprehensive slate of reforms following the recommendations of an independent governance review task force. Among the many improvements is a new leadership and committee structure designed to be more open and responsive, as well as a website containing regent bios, agendas for upcoming meetings, university founding documents and a forum for public input. The board now holds press conferences after its regularly scheduled meetings.
The board formed a new Regent Selection Committee, asking a diverse group of Baylor stakeholders to help identify future candidates of differing ethnic, racial, geographic and professional backgrounds. This change will result in a board that is more reflective of the student body and our alumni. And the board recently confirmed Baylor’s first alumni-elected regent.
I leave the office of the president confident that what has been planted this past year will further Baylor’s grand ambitions as a national research university grounded in Christian principles.
- The Holt Report: Baylor gets a good hire in Livingstone | Sports Columns | stwnewspress.com, Positive news coming out of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, has been limited in recent years. Baylor announced the hiring of Linda Livingstone as its first female university president. This is a significant hire for a university struggling with an image problem and is a hire we applaud. Continue Reading . . .
- Revisiting May 26, 2016 - Our Daily Bears, It’s been a year since the Pepper Hamilton findings were released.
- One year since shake-up: Baylor community reflects on sexual assault scandal | Higher Education | wacotrib.com, Liza Firmin remembers a rainy day one year ago spent at her dentist’s office. The day continued at George’s, the popular restaurant where Wacoans and supporters of Baylor University often . . .