Women’s basketball wins NAIA championship


    The women’s basketball team prepares for a well-deserved break after winning its second-consecutive NAIA Division 1 women’s basketball championship title. The Stars, ranked second, defeated fourth-ranked Campbellsville, 80-63, at the Independence Events Center in Independence, Mo Senior Guard Rateska Brown led the team with 29 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals. Brown is […]

Women’s basketball competes for championship


  The women’s basketball team will compete March 24 in the NAIA Division 1 women’s basketball tournament’s championship game. The team will play against Campbellsville at the Independence Events Center in Independence, Mo. The Stars advanced after defeating 16th-ranked Westmont, 77-57, in the semifinals March 23 at the Independence Events Center. “They have a sense of […]

Baseball team takes two wins

Submitted The baseball team took two games from Southwestern Christian 13-0 and 5-0 March 21 at Jim Wade Stadium. The Stars, ranked 13th in NAIA baseball, racked up 22 hits on the day and improved to 25-6, 7-1 Sooner Athletic Conference. The Stars used consistent scoring and dominant pitching to collect the win in the first game. The […]

Women’s basketball team wins quarterfinals

Submitted   The women’s basketball team defeated Great Falls (Mont.) 88-52 March 21 in the NAIA Division I women’s basketball tournament quarterfinals at the Independence Events Center. Senior Guards Rateska Brown and Yvonte Neal carried the Stars with 22 points each. Second-ranked Oklahoma City (28-2) advanced to the NAIA Tournament semifinals for the 13th time and […]

Women’s basketball’s ‘trio’ brings in honors

Submitted   Senior Guard Rateska Brown was awarded first-team NAIA all-American accolades from the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, while senior Center Ouleymatou Coulibaly and senior Guard Yvonte Neal pulled in honorable-mention honors. “These honors are well deserved,” Coach Latricia Trammell said. “They are great young ladies and great leaders on our team. It’s an honor to these […]

Golfer, alum donates winnings

Submitted OCU alum Michael Palmer captured his first professional golf tournament victory, but didn’t spend his winnings on himself. Rather, Palmer donated the 8,000 rand he won to the Jeandre Fourie Fund to help a golfer who recently suffered a back injury and faces a lengthy and costly rehabilitation without medical insurance. Palmer sank a […]

Men’s basketball’s season comes to an end

Submitted The men’s basketball team completed its season falling to Concordia (Calif.) 74-62 on March 19 in the NAIA Division I men’s basketball tournament at Municipal Auditorium. Senior Ivan Jelencic topped the Stars with 19 points and nine rebounds. No. 23-ranked Oklahoma City finished the season 18-9. Senior Tharone Chilton produced 17 points while nailing 9 of […]

Three golfers place in top 10

Submitted   Three members of the women’s golf team finished in the top 10 at the Embry-Riddle Eagle Invitational March 17 at LPGA International’s Jones Course. Sophomore Anna Mikish posted a seventh-place individual finish to lead Oklahoma City University to a fourth-place showing. Mikish supplied the Stars with a 73-78–151. Oklahoma City, ranked fifth in […]

Baseball team defeats St. Gregory’s

Submitted The baseball team came out ahead 7-6 against St. Gregory’s in 10 innings March 12 at Jim Wade Stadium. OCU tacked on five runs in the first inning and were unable to score again until the sixth. The Stars, ranked 16th in NAIA baseball, improved to 15-5, 3-1 Sooner Athletic Conference baseball. Senior Connor Lynch singled to […]

Softball team defeats Ottawa

Submitted The softball team dispatched Ottawa (Kan.) 12-4 and 7-0 on March 12 at Abe Lemons Arena. Senior Jamie Rateliff sparked OCU with a three-run home run in the first game, while senior Kylee Rounsaville knocked in five runs in the Stars’ second game March 12. Oklahoma City, ranked fifth in NAIA softball, improved to […]

Men’s basketball prepares for tournament

Submitted The men’s basketball team begins pursuit of a seventh national championship when the Stars meet Concordia (Calif.) in the NAIA Division I men’s basketball tournament 12:30 p.m. March 19 at Municipal Auditorium. Six-time national champion Oklahoma City has won NAIA crowns in 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2007 and 2008. The Stars (18-8) garnered the eighth […]

Women’s basketball prepares for national championship

Submitted The women’s basketball team is aiming for its eighth national championship and second title in a row starting with a first-round game against Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) at 1:45 p.m. March 18 in the NAIA Division 1 women’s basketball tournament at the Independence Events Center.  Seven-time national champion Oklahoma City owns national championships in 1988, 1999, 2000, 2001, […]

Women’s golf places third

Submitted The women’s golf team took third in the Southern Nazarene Invitational March 10 at KickingBird Golf Course. OCU, ranked No. 4 in NAIA women’s golf, fell by 12 strokes to tournament winner Central Oklahoma. Freshman Emma Allen led the Stars with a 75-75–150 while converting four birdies and tied for seventh on the par-70, 5,824 yard course. […]

Men’s golf collects ‘crown’

Submitted The men’s golf team collected the crown in the NAIA Contender March 10 at TPC Four Seasons. The Stars, ranked No. 5 in NAIA men’s golf, rallied from one stroke behind to win over William Woods (Miss.) by eight strokes. Sophomore Garrison Mendoza finished No. 1 overall with a 69-70–139. Mendoza won by five strokes over […]

Wrestlers bring in program-high all-Americans

Submitted The Stars had its most all-Americans with five. The Stars notched four all-American finishes each in the 2008 and 2012 national tournaments. OCU’s Zach Skates finished fifth place at 157 pounds to become a three-time all-American, while Derek Sivertsen reeled in fifth at 184. Adrian Gaines of the Stars notched a sixth-place finish at 133. […]

Women’s basketball wins SAC tournament

The women’s basketball team becomes Sooner Athletic Conference champions by winning against Oklahoma Baptist,76-70, March 7 at Abe Lemons Arena in Henry J. Freede Wellness and Activity Center. The team worked hard for the championship win, sophomore Guard Albany Anderson said. “We had a game plan and we executed,” Anderson said. “I feel on top of the world. Being undefeated […]

Wrestler makes women’s wrestling history by going undefeated


Students may have to do a double take when seeing a student walk around campus in Spider-Man socks with a Spider-Man lunch box. Don’t worry, it’s not Spiderman: but Emily Webster, senior wrestler, is a superhero of another kind.

Sooner Athletic Conference tournament hosted on campus

OCU is hosting this year’s Sooner Athletic Conference basketball tournament.

Men’s basketball ties for No. 2 spot

The men’s basketball team wins against Southwestern Assemblies of God (Texas) 82-78 on Feb. 26 at the Sheaffer Center in a clash of top 25-ranked teams in NAIA Division I men’s basketball. Senior Gary Inglett hooped free throws with five seconds left for the final margin. The 23rd-ranked Stars moved into a tie for second place in […]

Women’s basketball wins sixth-consecutive SAC championship


The women’s basketball team won its sixth consecutive Sooner Athletic Conference regular-season championship with an 87-44 victory over Southwestern Assemblies of God (Texas) Feb. 26 at the Sheaffer Center. The Stars, ranked second in NAIA Division I, won its 16th SAC regular-season crown, and improved to 21-2, 16-1 in conference. Coach Latricia Trammell pointed out senior […]

Women’s soccer team raises money for new locker room

By Miguel Rios, Staff Writer The soccer team has raised enough money to get a new locker room after nearly five years of fundraising. “All four years that I’ve been here, we have shared a locker room with the guy’s team,” said Ashleigh Story,  liberal arts senior. “It’s the tiniest little thing, and it smells […]

Baseball improves in season

The men’s baseball team fell to Mount Mercy (Iowa) 3-1 and controlled MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 6-1 Feb. 20 at Jim Wade Stadium. The Stars, ranked 16th in the NAIA, improved to 7-3 in the season and created a combined 10 hits for- the day. Mount Mercy scored all of their runs in the third inning. OCU scored their loan […]

Women’s basketball reaches season-highs

The women’s basketball team defeated St. Gregory’s 115-50 Feb. 19 at Abe Lemons Arena. The Stars set a season high in 3-pointers made with 14 in total, and tied a season high in with 27 assists, but committed a season low in turnovers with only nine. The Stars improved to 19-2, 14-1 in the Sooner Athletic Conference women’s basketball. The […]

Softball team overview

The softball team looks to return to the NAIA Softball World Series in 2015 with a veteran squad of 11 returners. The Stars will begin their 2015 campaign as the NAIA’s fifth-ranked team and favorite to win the Sooner Athletic Conference. OCU opens the new season Feb. 13 in the Cowtown Classic in Fort Worth, Texas. […]

Women’s basketball on winning streak

The women’s basketball team beat Wayland Baptist (Texas) 80-78 Feb. 12 at the Hutcherson Center in a clash of top 25-ranked teams in NAIA Division I. The Stars kept Wayland Baptist without a point in the final 1:22. Second-ranked Oklahoma City kept its win streak alive in moving to 18-1, 13-1 in the Sooner Athletic Conference, while 25th-ranked Wayland […]

Men’s golf begins

Men’s golf opens their 2015 spring season as the fifth-ranked squad in NAIA. OCU won or finished second in all seven of their tournaments last season including second in the Sooner Athletic Conference Championships and the NAIA Championships. The Stars finished four strokes behind NAIA champion Coastal Georgia in the national tournament at LPGA International […]

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