Senior wrestler Emily Webster became the second OCU athlete to be featured in Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd section.
Webster made the March 23 issue of the magazine. The Faces in the Crowd recognizes the best up-and-coming amateur athletes from around the country.
Webster recently finished her OCU wrestling career as an undefeated four-time national champion. Webster went 118-0 with four 101-pound Women’s College Wrestling Association titles. She wrapped up WCWA Championships outstanding wrestler as well as her fourth national crown with a 10-0 win over Marina Doi of King (Tenn.) on Feb. 14 in St. Louis. In NCAA wrestling, there have been four four-time individual national champions. To see her entry in the Faces in the Crowd, click here.
OCU women’s golfer Ashley Sholer became the first Star listed among the Faces in the Crowd in the July 3, 2006 issue after capturing the NAIA individual championship in record-setting fashion as a freshman.
Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd feature has been around since 1956. From 1956-2006, Sports Illustrated had featured 15,672 athletes, many who had gone on to even more greatness in their athletic careers, including Lew Alcindor (who became Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), Terry Bradshaw, Chris Evert, Magic Johnson, Jack Nicklaus, Andy Roddick, Herschel Walker and Bill Walton.