Wrestling dual ‘improves’ men to No. 7

The Stars beat Concordia, Neb., 28-15 and Indiana Tech 31-9 on Saturday at the Flamingo Hotel in the Desert Duals. The Stars, ranked seventh in NAIA wrestling, dropped a 32-6 verdict to No. 1-ranked three-time defending national champion Grand View, Iowa. The Stars challenged opponents ranked in the top 10 as Concordia has the sixth spot and Indiana […]

Stars host annual Athletic Hall of Famers

The Stars will celebrate its athletic tradition during the induction of the 2014-15 group of OCU Athletic Hall of Famers 11:30 a.m. Jan. 17 in the Great Hall inside the Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center. The newest Hall of Fame class consists of  baseball coach Denney Crabaugh and the 1994 national championship softball team. Tickets […]

Women’s wrestling at No. 2

The women’s wrestling team retained the No. 2 spot, while sophomore Cody Pfau and senior Emily Webster remained No. 1 in the rankings at their individual weights among the Women’s College Wrestling Association December ratings. The Stars had 16 wrestlers in the individual rankings. Webster has run her career record against college competition to 110-0. Webster will vie […]

Five wrestlers finish top-three

The Stars had five wrestlers provide top-three finishes in the Newman Jet Invitational at Fugate Gymnasium on Sunday. Junior Zach Skates and sophomore Miguel Tovar finished first in their weight classes, while sophomore Ricky McCarty took second, senior Aaron LaFarge and sophomore Adrian Gains placed third. Skates provided the Stars with wins by major decision, sudden victory and […]

Athletics Department members gather record donations in food drive


The Athletics Department have gathered a record number of food items during this semester’s Canned Food Drive.OCU student-athletes raised over 11,996 food items to donate to Skyline Urban Ministries.

Women’s basketball moves to 6-1

The women’s basketball team moved to 6-1 with their win against Evangel University 81-52 Tuesday at Abe Lemons Arena. Senior Rateska Brown scored 26 points for the Stars. Brown had six rebounds and five 3-pointers while shooting 10-for-12 from the field. Senior Janay Borum had 17 points, four assists and three steals and hit 6 […]

Volleyball players receive honors

Sophomore Kristen Macy has been named an honorable-mention NAIA volleyball all-American. Macy and senior Meghan Irwin earned first-team all-NAIA Mid-South Region honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Seniors Delainey Messenger and Kelley Shiels reeled in NAIA scholar-athlete honors. OCU went 20-12 to reach 20 wins for the first time since 2010 in volleyball. Macy […]

Soccer seniors recieve honors

Senior Defender Danny Frid became an NAIA men’s soccer honorable-mention all-American, and seniors Luca De Piccoli and Ruy Vaz accrued NAIA scholar-athlete recognition. Frid received the honor of Sooner Athletic Conference player of the year. The Stars finished 10-5-2 with their first SAC regular-season championship since 2008 and reached the SAC Tournament championship match for […]

Brown’s 2nd week as SAC player of the week

Senior Rateska Brown took Sooner Athletic Conference women’s basketball player of the week for the second consecutive week. Brown provided the Stars with 29.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.00 steals for the week of Dec. 1-7. Brown led OCU, ranked No. 1 in the NAIA, to wins over Texas Wesleyan University 84-69 and Wayland Baptist […]

Men’s basketball victory

The men’s basketball team beat Wayland Baptist University 93-89 on Saturday at Abe Lemons Arena. Prior to the win, Wayland Baptist University was undefeated for the season. Senior Tharone Chilton topped the Stars with 21 points. The Stars improved to 4-3, 1-1 in the Sooner Athletic Conference, while Wayland Baptist University fell to 8-1, 1-1. […]

Women’s basketball victory

The women’s basketball team defeated Wayland Baptist University 86-74 on Saturday at Abe Lemons Arena. Senior Rateska Brown was the game’s leading scorer with 28 points. The Stars improved to 5-1, 2-0 in Sooner Athletic Conference play, Wayland Baptist University fell to 4-4, 1-1. The Stars had an 11-point lead with 14:39 to play in […]

Men’s basketball suffers loss

The men’s basketball team suffered a loss against Texas Wesleyan University in the Sooner Athletic Conference opener. The Stars led the game for nearly 29 minutes. The Stars fell to 3-3, 0-1 in Sooner Athletic Conference play, while Texas Wesleyan University improved to 9-0, 1-0. Junior Jamil Donovan, scored on a fast break with 17:37 […]

Women’s basketball victory

The women’s basketball team beat Texas Wesleyan University 84-69 Thursday at the Sid Richardson Center. The Stars improved to 4-1, 1-0 in Sooner Athletic Conference play, Texas Wesleyan University fell to 6-4, 0-1 in women’s basketball. The Stars jumped out to a 12-2 lead three minutes into the game. In the first half senior Ouleymatou […]

Women’s wrestling victory

Senior Brieana Delgado’s seven-second fall highlighted the women’s wrestling victory against the University of the Cumberlands 43-5 on Thursday at Abe Lemons Arena. Delgado unleashed a five-point move on Ashley Talaro-Potter to gain the fastest fall in OCU history. The Stars, ranked second in the Women’s College Wrestling Association, went up to 17-2 with the […]

Men’s wrestling victory

The men’s wrestling team beat Lindenwood University-Belleville 49-3 Thursday at Abe Lemons Arena. Senior Aaron LaFarge and sophomores Adrian Gaines and Derek Sivertsen stuck falls for the Stars. The Stars, ranked 12th in NAIA wrestling, moved to 4-2 in duals. The Stars remain unbeaten against NAIA competitors this season. “We’re 4-0 against NAIA teams,” Coach […]

Christian athletic group works to improve leadership

The university’s chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes is working on a new structure and meeting time.

Brown Collects Player of the Week

Senior Rateska Brown collected her first Sooner Athletic Conference player of the week award Dec. 1. Brown is the second one to earn the award this season. Senior Yvonte Neal was SAC player of the week Nov. 17-23. Brown averaged 27.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.00 steals in OCU’s victories this weekend. She had 31 points […]

Women’s Basketball Beats MidAmerica Nazarene University

The women’s basketball team beat MidAmerica Nazarene University 78-63 Saturday at the Noble Complex in the Oklahoma Baptist Holiday Classic in a battle of top 25-ranked women’s basketball teams in NAIA Division I. Senior Rateska Brown rang up 31 points while burying seven 3-pointers. The Stars improved to 3-1. Senior Ouleymatou Coulibaly supplied the Stars […]

Five Runners Named Scholar-Athletes

Five runners were named scholar-athletes in 2014 NAIA men and women’s cross country Nov. 24. For the men, juniors Alexander Knight and Dylan Smith-Sutton, and senior Kyle Wardwell gained recognition. Student athletes are nominated by their institutions and must have achieved junior academic status while maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.5 in order to qualify […]

High School State Dance Competition Recruits for OCU

OSDTDA’s State Dance Team Competition is used as a recruitment tool for OCU’s Pom squad. The Oklahoma State Dance Team Directors’ Association competition is hosted in the Abe Lemons Arena in Henry J. Freede Wellness and Activity Center at OCU Dec. 12-13. The duo and trio competition is Friday, and the group competition is Saturday. […]

Zach Skates Takes Home King Open Championship Title

Men’s wrestling junior Zach Skates took the 157-pound King Open championship Sunday at the King student center. Skates captured his fifth open tournament title in three years with OCU, ranked 12th in NAIA wrestling. Ten Stars placed in the tournament. Senior Aaron LaFarge finished as runner-up at 125 pounds, while sophomore Derek Sivertsen took second […]

Men’s Basketball Wins Against UCO

The Stars beat the University of Central Oklahoma 109-97 Saturday at Hamilton Field House. The Stars had four players score double digits, three scoring more than 20. Senior Tharone Chilton led all scorers with 24 points. OCU went to 3-2 in men’s basketball. The Stars started the game 6-0 before UCO opened up a 17-2 […]

Women’s Basketball Wins Against Our Lady of the Lake University

The women’s basketball team, which is No. 1-ranked won against Our Lady of the Lake University 108-83 Friday at Abe Lemons Arena in a showdown of NAIA Division I women’s basketball teams ranked in the top 15. Senior Yvonte Neal totaled 31 points, four 3-pointers and three assists for the Stars, now 1-1 on the […]

Women’s Cross Country Places 15th in National Championships

The women’s cross country team took home a program-best 15th-place showing in the NAIA championships Saturday. Sophomore Sara Moore had the best finish among the Stars at 31st place to be one spot shy of all-American status. No. 20-ranked OCU scored 436 points. The Stars improved from last year’s 16th place. “The women ran really […]

Men’s Cross Country Wins Second-Consecutive National Title

The men’s cross country team won its second consecutive NAIA national title Saturday. Junior Peter Koskey led the Stars with a third-place individual finish in the 8,000-meter race. Koskey paced five OCU runners who took all-American honors with top-30 finishes. OCU turned in a meet-best 55 points, while Southern Oregon University had a runner-up showing to […]

Men’s Wrestling Defeats Bacone College

The men’s wrestling team beat Bacone College in Muskogee 34-9 Wednesday at the Palmer Center. The Stars, who are ranked 12th in NAIA wrestling, moved to 3-2 in duals. The team got rid of a 9-7 deficit by taking the final five matches of the dual. Sophomore Ricky McCarty pinned Bacone’s Tyler Logan in 1:47. […]

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