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Four headed to OBU Athletic Hall of Fame

SHAWNEE­—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) recently announced plans to induct four people into its Athletic Hall of Fame Oct. 23.

The 2015 Hall of Fame Induction Class is Jayme Boyer Hutchcraft, Nate Brumfield, John Hudson and Marissa Moseley Lightsey.

Time and ticket information will be available at a later date.

The all-time OBU softball record holder for home runs, Hutchcraft was a 2007 First-Team All-American and Diamond Sports NAIA Catcher of the Year. She was a two-time NAIA Scholar Athlete, four-time All-Sooner Athletic Conference selection and 2007 SAC Co-Player of the Year.

Her school records include 17 home runs and 36 walks in a season, 163 career runs, 119 career walks, 46 career home runs and three home runs in a game (tying NAIA record). She is second with 218 career hits, second with career .376 batting average, second with 213 consecutive career games played.

Brumfield was the 2010 NAIA Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player of the 2010 NAIA national tournament, won by the Bison. He was 2010 SAC Player of the Year, First-Team All-American, NABC All-American, All-NAIA Tournament, 2009 SAC Newcomer of the Year and Second-Team All-American.

He had a school record 67.0 field goal percentage in 2010, finished his career with 1,261 points (No. 22 career) and had 777 points in 2010 (7th best single season). In 2012, Brumfield was named to the NAIA Diamond Anniversary Team.

Lightsey was a 20-time All-American (third highest total in OBU women’s track) and a 12-time NAIA national champion to go along with a 2010 indoor team championship. In 2008 and again in 2009, she won the indoor and outdoor 400 meters and indoor and outdoor 4×400 relays. In 2010 she won the outdoor 400, both 4×400 relays and the outdoor 4×100 relay.

For 36 years, Hudson has served the NAIA as the only commissioner in the history of the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC). Since its founding in 1978, Hudson helped develop the constitution of the conference and has been instrumental in guiding the SAC to the prominent level that it is at today, as the SAC has raised more national championship trophies than any other conference.

Hudson has never taken a salary in his position—and has funded league initiatives out of his own pocket— symbolizing his dedication to his work and the betterment of the student-athletes. He also is a current member of the NAIA’s Conference Commissioners Association.

Prior to serving as the SAC Commissioner, Hudson played and coached basketball at Oklahoma Baptist University where he graduated in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma’s School of Law in 1973 after which he served as the men’s basketball coach and athletic director for two years at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO).  He is a member of the NAIA and USAO Halls of Fame.

Author: Ray Fink

Ray Fink is the Director of Athletic Media Relations at OBU

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