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OBU approved for full NCAA membership
Jul29

OBU approved for full NCAA membership

SHAWNEE— Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) cleared the final hurdle in its three-year transitional journey to the NCAA Friday with a recommendation of full membership from the NCAA Membership Committee. As full members, the Bison will be able to participate in conference and NCAA postseason events. OBU’s NCAA membership becomes effective Sept. 1. “Getting the news that OBU has made it through the NCAA Division II membership process...

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OBU offensive lineman Clark named  to AFCA Allstate ‘Good Works Team’
Sep29

OBU offensive lineman Clark named to AFCA Allstate ‘Good Works Team’

SHAWNEE—Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) announced on Sept. 15 the 24 college football players, including Oklahoma Baptist University’s Zach Clark, and one honorary head coach named to the 2016 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, one of the most coveted off-the-field honors in college football. The Good Works Team® award is celebrating 25 years of recognizing college football players who...

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Five Bison Headed to Rio
Aug01

Five Bison Headed to Rio

SHAWNEE—Five athletes with Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) ties will be representing five nations in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, which starts Aug. 5. Former OBU track athletes Michael Rodgers, Nickeisha Wilson and Akela Jones and swimmers AJ Barbar and Ines Remersaro compete in many events. Rodgers represents Team USA in the men’s 4×100 relay. Wilson is in the women’s 100 meter hurdles for Jamaica and Akela Jones represents...

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OBU Baseball wins NCCAA Crown
Jun06

OBU Baseball wins NCCAA Crown

MASON, Ohio—Little boy dreams came true Sat., May 28, and Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) got the NCCAA baseball national championship with an 8-4 walk-off win over Bethesda, Calif., University. Hunter Heath ripped a two-out grand slam in the bottom of the ninth to give OBU an 8-4 win and the NCCAA National Championship. “It’s amazement,” said Head Coach Bobby Cox. “To have it end in that fashion. Coach (Chris) Cox and I were...

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OBU track sweeps NCCAA Championships
May23

OBU track sweeps NCCAA Championships

ROME, Ga.—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) captured the National Christian College Athletic Association’s (NCCAA) outdoor track crowns on Sat., May 14, giving the Bison and Lady Bison a sweep of the association’s track and field titles. OBU swept the indoor championships in February. Blake Bartlett was named Outstanding Performer of the Meet after winning the 100, 200, 4×100 and 4×400—all with meet records. OBU also won...

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