Volleyball Earns Third Consecutive AVCA Team Academic Award

Volleyball Earns Third Consecutive AVCA Team Academic Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) has announced a record-breaking 752 schools that received the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2014-15 season. Among these recipients is the Maranatha Baptist University Sabercats. “A hearty congratulations to all the volleyball coaches whose teams won the AVCA Team Academic Award,” said AVCA Executive Director Kathy [Continue Reading…]

Former MBU Athletic Director Passes Away

Former MBU Athletic Director Passes Away

Chattanooga, TN – Maranatha Alumnus Robert “Bob” Rapson of Dayton Mountain, TN went Home to be with his Savior on Tuesday, July 14 at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In addition to being one of Maranatha’s early graduates, Rapson, 79, faithfully served at Maranatha as its first Athletic Director. During his tenure, Rapson coached Men’s Basketball, [Continue Reading…]

Sabercat Fall Schedules Released

Sabercat Fall Schedules Released

WATERTOWN, Wis — The schedules for the Sabercats’ 2015 seasons have been released, bringing a forward look for the Sabercats as the teams look to improve on their respective 2014 campaigns. Those campaigns included impressive National Championship runs (which earned MBU its second NCCAA Presidential Award); stellar NCAA DIII and NCCAA DII competition, and other memorable moments. [Continue Reading…]

Sabercats Earn AD3I All-Academic Honors

Sabercats Earn AD3I All-Academic Honors

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The Association of Division III Independents (AD3I) released the spring All-Academic Teams this morning, listing 86 student-athletes as All-Academic recipients. Spring sports include Men’s and Women’s Basketball; Baseball, and Softball. To qualify for the team, student-athletes must be a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior, and achieve a minimum 3.5 GPA during the [Continue Reading…]

MBU Receives Second Consecutive NCCAA Presidential Award

MBU Receives Second Consecutive NCCAA Presidential Award

Watertown, Wis- Maranatha Baptist University’s stalwart performances at the 2014-15 NCCAA National Tournaments earned the Sabercats their second consecutive NCCAA Presidential Award for Excellence in Division II. The Presidential Award is awarded to the top-performing institution from the National Tournaments, with points awarded as follows: 1st Place- 12 points       5th Place- 5 points 2nd Place- 9 [Continue Reading…]

Oats Speaks About Journey To Buffalo

Oats Speaks About Journey To Buffalo

Maranatha alumnus, and former basketball player and assistant coach, Nate Oats, was recently promoted to the position of head coach at the State University of New York at Buffalo, an NCAA Division I program. Oats played under Jerry Terrill from 1993-1997, served as an assistant at both Maranatha and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater from 1997-2002. [Continue Reading…]

AD3I Announces Baseball All-Independents Teams

AD3I Announces Baseball All-Independents Teams

WATERTOWN, Wis. – The Association of Division III Independents have hand-picked the best players in the Association for the All-Independents Teams, and four MBU baseball players were honored on the First and Second Teams. Wesley Wagner, Tim Rogers and Micah Burdett highlighted the Sabercats’ First-Team selections while second-year player, Caleb Courtney, rounded out the crew [Continue Reading…]

AD3I Names Softball All-Independents Teams

AD3I Names Softball All-Independents Teams

WATERTOWN, Wis. – The Association of Division III Independents (AD3I) recently selected the top softball players in the Association for the All-Independents Teams, with the inclusion of Sabercats; Emily Thompson, Emily Boogher and Kelli Fox. The AD3I selects a First and a Second All-Independents Teams, as Thompson and Boogher both secured First-Team status with outstanding [Continue Reading…]

Wagner, Swiatek Double Up for AD3I Weekly Award

Wagner, Swiatek Double Up for AD3I Weekly Award

WATERTOWN, Wis. – The Association of Division III Independents have named both Wes Wagner and Samantha Swiatek as baseball and softball players of the week for games played during April 27-May 2. Wagner has been the catalyst for the Sabercats all season and was a dual threat this past week, batting .455 (10-for-22), while producing [Continue Reading…]