Erin Roach found herself needing a way to pay for college and an outlet to love on others at Missouri Baptist University. So did this opportunity look like small fellowship groups? College ministry? Church? Actually, it looked a lot like bowling.
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Erin Roach found a sense of belonging at Missouri Baptist University in, of all places, the bowling alley as the Spartans bowling team has become a place she calls home. And her game is not half bad either.
For Pablo Hernandez it was not only a difficult transition from growing up playing soccer to playing basketball in college, but it has also been a challenging transition from his home country, Spain, to St. Louis, in the middle of the United States of America, but he is handling both transitions well.
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Pablo Hernandez drives the lane during a basketball game at Missouri Baptist University. Originally a soccer player, the Spain native has embraced American basketball to the point of earning All-Conference and All-American honors.
Any athlete knows knee injuries can be devastating, even career ending, but for Krista Tyson, a player on the Missouri Baptist University women’s tennis team, her torn ACL set her back only temporarily, in fact, it set her back less time than even her own doctors expected.
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Krista Tyson, a senior player on the MBU women’s tennis team, goes up for a serve during a recent workout indoors. After overcoming a major knee injury, she has come back this season to post an impressive 16-3 record.
The Missouri Baptist University baseball team is not generally accustomed to losing very many games, so this season required some early season adjustments as they got off to a rocky start but are now proving that it’s not how you start, but how you finish.
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Missouri Baptist University pitcher Gary Watkins, a junior from Big Springs, Texas, and transfer from Navarro Junior College in Corsicana, Texas, hurls one to the plate during a recent game.