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 […]

How to spring back after Spring Break


Knowing how difficult it can be to get back into the swing of things after Spring Break, it’s important to take steps on the first day back to encourage yourself for the last six weeks of hard work (yes, only six weeks left in this year!). Here are a few tips to make the transition a little easier.

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. […]

Changes made to annual NYC spring break program

By Lauren Matheny, Lifestyles Editor Many performance students will head to New York City during Spring Break to participate in the 10 annual Spring Break NYC program. In mid-December, the OCUNYC alumni organization, who organize the event each year, announced that the workshop would be canceled due to lost funding. In the weeks that followed […]

SAC moves Big Event back to campus, reveals theme

By Taylor Rey, Staff Writer The annual Big Event will move back on campus this year. The Student Activities Council elected the theme for this year’s activities as “World’s Fair.” It will be a culturally diverse fair hosted on campus April 23. Big Event is an event for students coordinated by the Student Activities Committee […]

SGA members work around budget concerns

The Student Government Association may face a budget cut next year. This year’s budget for SGA was $213,263 as of July 1. This budget doesn’t include the rollover amount from last year, which was about $19,000. SGA also had about $9,000 in their reserve fund, which is used for nontraditional student organization requests. Officials have […]

Greek life: A letter to the student body

Submitted by Justis Huddleston and Wolf Ozarow   To the OCU student body,   The OCU fraternal community is shocked by the behavior of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma. What’s most disturbing about the recent events concerning bigotry and racism at SAE is that this type of behavior is still alive in today’s modern […]

Give me five: five ways to fill up short breaks in the day


So class is over, your next class hasn’t begun, and you’ve got twenty minutes to kill. What do you do first? Here are a few options for creating something productive out of a short break.

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 […]

Officials seek students for leadership group


Alumni relations officials are looking for new students to become members of the Blue Tie Ambassadors.

Honors program accepts applications


The Honors Program is accepting applications for the spring semester.

Spring Sing rescheduled

By Kyle Wallace, Staff Writer The annual Spring Sing competition has been rescheduled after inclement weather led to the event being cancelled on March 4. The competition will now happen at 8 p.m. April 8 in the Petree Recital Hall. This date was chosen because it was the only time Petree was not already booked […]

Local author, professor organizes trip to Germany


A local author and OCU professor will lead a trip to Germany this summer for students.

Playwright connected to OCU to attend production premiere

Stage curtains

The final Stage II production of the season is also a first for the state of Oklahoma and the OCU community.

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