Karl Seiter has known responsibility as a college athlete and as an Army Ranger in the Middle East

Karl Seiter has only good things to say about his first year playing baseball at Lubbock Christian University.

Dan Sanders: Everything rises or falls based on leadership

Bestselling author and former NAIA baseball pitcher Dan Sanders stated everything rises or falls on leadership in his keynote address during the NAIA Annual Luncheon. (Video)

This is a place to do it all.

The 70th Annual Convention started with a bang! On April 16, four past and current NAIA student-athletes shared their stories about successes and experiences at an NAIA institution, in front of an audience of 400. (Video)

Title town crowns cookie champ

On April 7, 2011, in I Play NAIA, Uncategorized, by Alan

Two titles were decided Tuesday, March 15, in NAIA women’s basketball competition. One was determined on the floor at the Tyson Events Center as Northwestern College of Orange City, Iowa, duked it out with Davenport University of Grand Rapids, Mich. And one was determined at the Sioux City Convention Center kitchen. Executive Chef Al Clark of Distinctive Gourmet called Kai Schmidt’s recipe for Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies the winner in the Journal’s first NAIA recipe contest. Here is that story…

Are you in LOVE with NAIA tennis?

On April 5, 2011, in I Play NAIA, I Will Play NAIA, by Alan

Fresno Pacific (Calif.) men’s and women’s tennis has been in the No. 1 spot in NAIA ratings for a stretch and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical (Fla.) swept NAIA Player of the Week honors this week…and we have a long way to go before singles and doubles players make their way to Mobile, Ala. for the 2011 NAIA Men’s and Women’s Tennis National Championships, May 17-21, 2011, contested in the Mobile Tennis Center.

University of Saint Francis (Ind.) Celebrates Tourney Run

On April 5, 2011, in I Play NAIA, Uncategorized, by Alan

Last week USF honored the 2011 NAIA National Championship Runner-up University of Saint Francis men’s basketball team at Hutzell Athletic Center. The school also retired the number 31 jersey of star senior DeJovaun Sawyer-Davis.

PlayNAIA: Winter Championships Recap

Thousands of NAIA student-athletes recently wrapped up an exciting winter sports season. There was a Cinderella story out of Kansas City when Pikeville knocked off five top-10 seeds in their run at a NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship title. Cornerstone University won the hearts of many when the team’s MVP handed off his trophy to a young boy with cancer and teams in the Golden State Athletic Conference dominated the pool scene. We’ve recapped the NAIA’s winter national championships below and hope you’ll take some time to learn more about the student-athlete experience.

NAIA Hoops: College Basketball’s Toughest Tournaments

NAIA winter championships are in full effect and in the next two weeks top teams in NAIA Division I and II Men’s and Women’s Basketball will compete in what’s coined College Basketball’s Toughest Tournaments. Each host site will feature 32 teams, 31 games and 1 national champion! It’s wall-to-wall basketball! We hope you’ll take some time to explore NAIA hoops in the coming weeks.

Former NBA Player Haywoode Workman’s Daughter, Chasity, Aims for WNBA’s Tulsa Shock

On March 7, 2011, in I Play NAIA, Uncategorized, by Alan

When she takes the court with her headphones on, bopping her head to her favorite of Lil Wayne, Chasity Workman is ready to play the game that she loves with the team that she loves.

Crosstown rivals? This one is a cross-room rivalry

On February 22, 2011, in I Play NAIA, Uncategorized, by Alan

The crosstown rivalry between Briar Cliff and Morningside rocked Rosen-Verdoorn Sports Center on the Morningside College campus Wednesday.