MBU Scholar Athletes Announced

MBU Scholar Athletes Announced

WATERTOWN, WI – The Maranatha Baptist University Athletics Department has released the 2013-14 MBU Scholar Athlete’s List, recognizing 44 athletes in 11 different sports, the most since the 2011-12 academic year. Athletes must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA in both the fall and spring semesters while lettering in one intercollegiate sport. This criterion exceeds [Continue Reading...]

MBU, Pill Honored at NCCAA Banquet

MBU, Pill Honored at NCCAA Banquet

WATERTOWN, WI – Each year, the NCCAA hosts an Annual Convention for member institutions to provide education and encouragement in its mission and schools, while giving recognition at the Hall of Fame Banquet, sponsored by SCORE International, on Friday, May 31. Maranatha Baptist University was recognized as the 2013-14 Sports Ministry, and Presidential Awards recipients, [Continue Reading...]

Maranatha Recipients of Prestigious NCCAA Presidential Award

Maranatha Recipients of Prestigious NCCAA Presidential Award

WATERTOWN, WI – The Maranatha Baptist University Sabercats have been awarded the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence, given by the NCCAA to one Division I, and one Division II member for their placement in the National Championships. Twelve points are given to first place winners, and the lowest point total, eighth place, receives eight points. [Continue Reading...]

Peterson’s Career-Ending Quadruple-Double Grabs Weekly Award

Peterson’s Career-Ending Quadruple-Double Grabs Weekly Award

WATERTOWN, WI – Senior women’s basketball player Laci Peterson couldn’t have planned it any better. In her final game, she pieced together a staggering 16 points, 14 rebounds, 12 blocks and 10 assists, her first quadruple-double, en route to her second National Championship in three seasons, and has subsequently been named the NCCAA DII Student-Athlete [Continue Reading...]

Crusaders Complete Cinderella Run, Grab Third Title

Crusaders Complete Cinderella Run, Grab Third Title

JOPLIN, Mo. — They say, “if the shoe fits, put it on.” The shoe is fitting quite nicely for the Cinderella Crusaders, with an improbable run that now includes back-to-back titles. The No. 7-seed didn’t dishearten, but rather fueled the reigning National Champions, as Maranatha earned its second straight and third overall NCCAA Women’s Division [Continue Reading...]

Crusaders Reach Fourth Finals, Defeat Pensacola

Crusaders Reach Fourth Finals, Defeat Pensacola

Box Score JOPLIN, Mo. — The defending champions are set to defend, reaching their fourth straight Championship appearance, in underdog fashion, against #4 Arlington Baptist, on Saturday, at 7:00 p.m. Maranatha Baptist University will make its fourth straight NCCAA Women’s Division II National Basketball Championship game appearance and seek a second straight title Saturday following [Continue Reading...]

Peterson Reaches 1,000 In Pounding Of #2 OCU

Peterson Reaches 1,000 In Pounding Of #2 OCU

Box Score JOPLIN, MO – The women’s basketball team came out with one mission—to prove to everyone that the 2013 defending National Champions still had it in them, easily dispatching #2 Ohio Christian University, 77-51, on Thursday evening, in the NCCAA DII National Tournament, in Joplin, MO. The pace was slow in the opening minutes, [Continue Reading...]

Crusader Seniors Receive AD3I All-Independents Recognition

Crusader Seniors Receive AD3I All-Independents Recognition

WATERTOWN, WI – The women’s basketball team (11-14), had three players represent the Association of Division III Independents (AD3I), which selected their All-Independents Teams recently, as seniors Laci Peterson (Chillicothe, IL), Erin Steuerwald (Whitewater, WI), and Allison Schultz (Chillicothe, IL), were each recognized for their individual achievements, as well as guiding the team to an [Continue Reading...]

Peterson Snags Student-Athlete of the Month

Peterson Snags Student-Athlete of the Month

WATERTOWN, WI – Senior center Laci Peterson (Chillicothe, IL) has been named the Association of Division III Independents Student-Athlete of the Month for the month of February. While working hard as a student teacher this semester to achieve her Math Education degree, the center dominated on the hardwood throughout the month of February, helping lead [Continue Reading...]

Peterson Wins NCCAA Student-Athlete Award

Peterson Wins NCCAA Student-Athlete Award

WATERTOWN, WI – Senior center Laci Peterson (Chillicothe, IL) was named the NCCAA DII Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week, after leading her team to the Midwest Region Tournament Title, this past weekend. Peterson averaged 21 points per game, nine rebounds, while chipping in 4.6 blocks per game, helped lead her team to an upset [Continue Reading...]