Women’s basketball victory

The women’s basketball team rallied past Texas Wesleyan 84-77 Jan. 31 at Abe Lemons Arena in the Henry J. Freede Activity and Wellness Center. Senior Rateska Brown led the team with 21 points. The Stars, ranked second in NAIA Division I women’s basketball, extended its winning streak to 15 points in going to 15-1, 10-0 in […]

Men’s wrestling defeats UCO

Submitted The wrestling team ruined Central Oklahoma’s home winning streak at 22 duals in a 22-16 win Jan. 29 at Hamilton Field House. The Stars, ranked 13th in NAIA wrestling, secured its first win ever at Hamilton Field House while moving to 7-4 on the season. Central Oklahoma, rated 12th in NCAA Division II, suffered its first […]

Sports Spectacular recognition

Submitted Billy Tubbs will be recognized as the 2014-15 recipient of the Abe Lemons/Paul Hansen Award for Sports Excellence at the annual OCU Sports Spectacular dinner and auction 6 p.m. Thursday, April 2 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63rd Street in Oklahoma City. The Abe Lemons/Paul Hansen Award honors an individual […]

O’Connor, Pfau collect titles

Wrestling senior Heather O’Connor and sophomore Cody Pfau collected titles in the McKendree Bearcat Open at the Melvin Price Convocation Center. Junior Kayla Aggio, senior Brieana Delgado and junior Shelby Morrison picked up runner-up finishes as 12 Stars placed in the tournament. The second-ranked Stars compete in the Women’s College Wrestling Association Championships on Feb. 13-14 […]

Connecting Across Cultures conference

Submitted by Rod Jones, assistant director of media relations The Education Department is hosting a conference in February to help future school teachers prepare for working in urban school districts. It is the fourth year for the Connecting Across Cultures event, which is funded with support through a grant from the Oklahoma State Regents for […]

NSLS chapter begins

Submitted by Rod Jones, assistant director of media relations The National Society of Leadership and Success has started a chapter on campus. To find out more about the society, visit www.societyleadership.org. Forty seven OCU students have joined the chapter, and there are about 20 more students who have applied for membership. The society will be […]

Book discussion gathers for funeral

Submitted by Rod Jones, assistant director of media relations The Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma book discussion series at Oklahoma City University will continue with “This Is Where I Leave You” by Jonathan Tropper at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 in Walker Center room 151. In Tropper’s book, the death of a father brings together the […]

2015 academic all-SAC team

Thirty four student-athletes were named to the 2015 academic all-Sooner Athletic Conference team. The volleyball team had six members on the list, women’s soccer had nine while men’s soccer had six, men’s cross country had seven and women’s cross country had six. To be eligible for the academic all-SAC team, students must maintain a minimum 3.25 grade point […]

Softball ranked fifth in preseason rankings

The softball team opens the 2015 season ranked fifth in the preseason NAIA softball rankings announced Tuesday. The Stars posted a 55-13 record and a tie for third place in the NAIA Softball World Series last season. OCU led the NAIA in wins last year. The team paced the NAIA in runs scored (495), at-bats (1,809), […]

Fall 2014 Athletic Director’s List

The Fall 2014 Athletic Director’s List names169 student-athletes for achieving a 3.0 grade point average. Eighty nine had at least a 3.50 GPA, while 17 made a 4.0 or better. The 169 students averaged at a 3.132 GPA for the semester. “Balancing the rigors of academic requirements and athletic competition requires commitment, perseverance and time management,” Athletic […]

Water back on campus

The water main break is repaired and water is restored to campus. The water main broke around 4 p.m. Jan. 15 and facilities started receiving calls from students, faculty and staff about there not being any water. Facilities knew about the water main break before receiving the calls, but there was a discrepancy between OCU […]

Men’s basketball suffers close loss

The men’s basketball team lost,81-78, with 2.7 seconds left in the game against Mid-America Christian Saturday at Abe Lemons Arena. Mid-America Christian (10-6, 3-1 Sooner Athletic Conference) scored the game’s final seven points, and the Stars went to 6-4, 2-2 in SAC men’s basketball. Senior Gary Inglett boosted the Stars with 24 points, eight rebounds, three assists […]

Women’s basketball makes coach ‘proud’

The women’s basketball team beat Mid-America Christian 80-66 Saturday at Abe Lemons Arena. The Stars held Mid-America to 26.9 percent (7-of-26) shooting from the floor in the second half. OCU, ranked second in NAIA Division I women’s basketball, improved to 9-1, 4-0 in Sooner Athletic Conference play, while Mid-America went to 9-4, 2-2 in the SAC. […]

Women’s wrestling No. 2 in duals

The women’s wrestling team took runner-up in the NWCA National Duals as King (Tenn.) won the championship dual 24-17 on Saturday at the Fort Wayne Convention Center. The Stars came in second place in the dual tournament for the second time in three years. The Stars, ranked second in the Women’s College Wrestling Association, went […]

Men’s basketball team continues in SAC play

The men’s basketball team beat USAO 78-76 on Thursday, Jan. 8 in USAO Fieldhouse. Senior Gary Inglett led all scorers with 24 points and six rebounds. The Stars improved to 6-3, 2-1 in Sooner Athletic Conference play, while USAO fell to 1-9, 0-3. Senior R.J. McGhee added 19 points, seven rebounds and five steals, and […]

Women’s basketball team continues in SAC play

The women’s basketball team defeated USAO 87-51 Thursday, Jan. 8 at USAO Fieldhouse. The Stars started the game on a 20-0 run. OCU, ranked second in NAIA Division I women’s basketball, improved to 8-1, 3-0 in Sooner Athletic Conference play, while USAO went to 5-6, 2-1 in SAC play. Senior Ouleymatou Coulibaly led all scorers with 24 […]

Webster wins third consecutive Waldorf Open title

Senior wrestler Emily Webster took her third consecutive 101-pound Waldorf Open title Saturday at Hanson Fieldhouse. Webster, junior Kayla Aggio at 143 pounds, and sophomores Rachel Archer at 123, Yvonne Galindo at 155 and Cody Pfau at 109 captured tournament crowns for OCU on Saturday. Fourteen Stars placed in the event. The Stars’ individuals grabbing runner-up at […]

Skates wins Midland Warrior Open ‘crown’

Junior wrestler Zach Skates captures the Midland Warrior Open on Saturday at Hopkins Arena. Skates won his fourth tournament crown this season and eighth career open tournament title in three years at OCU. Six individuals placed in the tournament for the Stars, ranked 13th in NAIA wrestling. Sophomore Derek Sivertsen finished runner-up at 184 pounds Saturday. OCU’s […]

Men’s basketball gets ‘revenge’

The men’s basketball team was able to get revenge against St. Thomas, Texas, 91-74 on Saturday at Abe Lemons Arena. St. Thomas had beat the Stars 84-65 in Houston on Nov. 15. Senior Gary Inglett led the charge for the Stars with 23 points and added seven rebounds. The Stars improved to 5-3 while St. Thomas fell to 5-6. […]

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 […]

Stress relief week turned into weeks

Splitting stress relief week into two separate weeks gives students time to study for their finals, while still having the opportunity to participate in stress relieving activities. Stress Relief week includes Pizza Feast, the Food Truck Fair, snacks outside the caf, therapy dogs coming in and Alvin’s offering free coffee after close. Pizza Feast happened […]

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 […]

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