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OBU mourns passing of Coach Sam Freas
Apr20

OBU mourns passing of Coach Sam Freas

SHAWNEE—Legendary Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) swimming and diving coach Sam Freas, who led OBU to seven national championships after starting the university’s swimming and diving programs in 2011, passed away Sunday night, March 24, at the age of 72. “Sam’s reputation as one of the most respected coaches in collegiate swimming was well-deserved,” OBU Athletics Director Robert Davenport said. “What he accomplished in building...

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Four OBU players earn all-conference football honors
Dec01

Four OBU players earn all-conference football honors

SHAWNEE—Following the best NCAA season in program history, four members of the Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) football team earned all-league honors from the Great American Conference (GAC).   Senior receiver Cagney Roberson was named First Team All-GAC after taking home second team honors in 2017. The Coweta native led OBU with 747 receiving yards on 65 catches for the season. He ranked third in the conference with 5.9...

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OBU alum Hudson receives lifetime achievement award
Jun02

OBU alum Hudson receives lifetime achievement award

>> Courtesy Small College Basketball SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) alum and hall of famer John Hudson earned the inaugural Small College Basketball Lifetime Achievement Award Sat., May 19 in Kansas City, Mo. “We are so proud to present our first Lifetime Achievement Award to John Hudson, as he has been extremely engrossed, involved and supportive of small college basketball for more than five decades,” said John...

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Shroder pitches and preaches while at OBU
Apr14

Shroder pitches and preaches while at OBU

>> by Kedrick Nettleton OBU Athletics Communications Intern SHAWNEE—It can be easy, at times, to get discouraged with the state of major collegiate sports. So much of what is seen about the inner workings of sports programs can be seen as negative. Academic or moral scandals can cause many to become cynical. Thomas Shroder’s story is a great alternative and makes it easy to root for Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU). One thing...

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OBU softball player makes a difference in elder care
Mar31

OBU softball player makes a difference in elder care

>> by Kedrick Nettleton OBU Athletics Communications Intern SHAWNEE—If someone were to ask Hannah Danielson her plans for this weekend, or maybe next weekend, or maybe a weekend three months from now, odds are that she would know with precision. She takes being busy to a level above what most people think. It takes a special kind of person to be a collegiate student-athlete, the kind of person who is confident in their ability...

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