March 2005 News Articles

Lady Bison Sweep Oklahoma Christian

March 31, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist got a crucial sweep of 34th-ranked Oklahoma Christian Thursday in Sooner Athletic Conference softball, 8-5, 2-1. Amanda Zahara picked up a win and a save for OBU in the two games. OBU scored two runs in the bottom of the first on a two-run single by Melissa Martinez. OC…

SNU Brings Recurring Nightmare to Bison

March 31, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist had a recurring nightmare, losing two games to Southern Nazarene on last-inning rallies, 5-4 and 7-6, Thursday. In both games, centerfielder Ryan Andrews ripped seventh-inning three-run home runs, then relieved reliever Clay Collier and picked up the save in both games. In the…

Bison Linksters Sixth at OC Event

March 30, 2005—OBU's Bison golf team placed sixth in the 11-team Sleep Inn & Suites Classic Tuesday, hosted by Oklahoma Christian University at River Oaks Country Club. The Bison finished at 936, behind Oklahoma Christian, Wayland Baptist, Texas Wesleyan, Southern Nazarene and Embry-Riddle. Josh Bryan led…

Lady Bison Second at South Central Kansas

March 30, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University's Lady Bison golf team finished second in the South Central Kansas Invitational. The ninth-ranked OBU women finished behind only top-ranked Southern Nazarene by 17 strokes, 691-708. Maggie Cole and Jennifer Mann tied for sixth place. Cole rebounded from an opening…

Outdoor Track Season Opens Saturday

March 30, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University is set to open its 2005 Outdoor Track season Saturday with the Bison Relays in Shawnee, after having the meet pushed back a week because of poor weather. The event will be the area's first opportunity to see the 2005 NAIA Indoor National Champions in action. "The…

Peguero Lands SAC, Region Honor

March 29, 2005—Felix Peguero of Oklahoma Baptist University has been named Sooner Athletic Conference and NAIA Region VI Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week for March 21-27. Peguero, a senior outfielder from Riverdale, Md., batted .500 for the week with three home runs, 11 RBI and seven runs scored. He…

OCU Takes Two from Bison

March 28, 2005—Twenty-fifth-ranked Oklahoma Baptist dropped a Sooner Athletic Conference doubleheader, 10-6 and 12-1, to No. 6 Oklahoma City University Monday. OBU couldn't find an answer for OCU's Nick Klusaw, who was 6-for-7 with nine RBI in the twin bill. The Bison (25-10, 4-4) trailed in the first game…

Bison Run-Rule OCU in Split

March 24, 2005—OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Baptist dropped to 25th in the first regular season poll and then jumped all over No. 6 Oklahoma City in a split Thursday. The Bison run-ruled the Stars in the opener 12-2 before dropping the second game 8-5. The Bison broke open a scoreless tie with three runs…

OBU Splits with St. Gregory's

March 24, 2005—A doubleheader between the No. 28 and 29 teams in the NAIA ended in a split at OBU and St. Gregory's divided the twin bill Thursday at Lady Bison Field. The 28th-ranked Lady Bison won the opener 2-1 before falling in the second game 4-0. Amanda Zahara allowed three earned runs, pitching both…

OBU Women Fourth at OCU Invitational

March 24, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University's Lady Bison golf team finished fourth in the nine-team Oklahoma City University Invitational. The ninth-ranked OBU women finished at 181 over par for the three rounds with 1033 strokes, 70 off the pace of third-ranked OCU. Top-ranked Southern Nazarene was second…

Mosley Named All-America Honorable Mention

March 23, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University's Leonard Mosley was named honorable mention on the 2004-05 NAIA All-America team released Tuesday. Mosley averaged 15.4 points per game for the Bison and was the Most Valuable Player of the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament. He was a second-team All-SAC…

Bison Take Two from Hastings

March 21, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist used both drama and a drubbing in taking two games from Hastings College Monday, 9-8 and 11-0. The Bison won the opener on the strength of a Felix Peguero grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning and then cruised in a run-rule nightcap. In the opener, OBU…

Nitz Earns Player of the Week Award

March 21, 2005—Cathy Nitz of Oklahoma Baptist has been named Sooner Athletic Conference Softball Player of the Week for March 14-20. Nitz, a junior from Dewey, batted .625 for the week with four RBI in two games, leading OBU to a split at NCAA Division II Ouachita Baptist.There were no nominations for SAC…

OBU Splits at Newman

March 19, 2005—The OBU baseball team split a doubleheader with Newman University in Wichita, Kan., erputing for an 11-0 win after 1-0 loss in the opener.  In game one, base runners proved to be few and far between, as the two teams combined for five total hits over seven innings. OBU's Brent Terrell…

Men Fall in Second Round

March 18, 2005—KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Oklahoma Baptist University’s fun run came to an end Friday in the second round of the NAIA Men’s Division I Championship Tournament with an 87-75 loss to fifth-seeded Georgetown College. The Tigers, who had been 0-2 against OBU in NAIA Tournament games,…

Andy Taylor, ‘91: A Witness in Warfare

March 17, 2005—It was 120 degrees in Kuwait at 2 in the afternoon. Inside the tent where Chaplain Andy Taylor was preaching, the temperature reached about 140 degrees. As Taylor came to the end of his message, a soldier in the back got up, with his M16 on his back, and started walking toward Taylor. "I was…

Becoming Like Him

March 17, 2005—Julie Syverson is in the OBU School of Nursing. Several months ago she went to Oaxaca, Mexico, to serve on a medical mission team — to become more like him, more like Christ. “We teamed up with the Roca Blanca mission base, there to offer medical treatment at a low cost,” she…

Bison Advance in NAIA Tournament

March 17, 2005—KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Oklahoma Baptist University’s unseeded Bison knocked off the 12th-seeded Griffins of Westminster College (Utah) in the first round of the NAIA National Tournament Thursday, 75-50. While Westminster centered its box and one defense to stop SAC Tournament MVP…

Freedom: Civil War to Civil Rights

March 17, 2005—After graduating from OBU in 1983, little did I know that, beginning my graduate work in history at the University of California at Berkeley the following year, I would be going home again (metaphorically) for the next two decades of my academic career. Fortunately, the high-quality general…

I Love Buttons; I Like Television

March 17, 2005—There is a new eye into the OBU campus. Created by H.R. Sweat and Derek Watson, the Shine at OBU DVD is timed at about 8 minutes and takes viewers through the academic, campus, and spiritual life that is Oklahoma Baptist University. H.R. Sweat is from Texas. “I never did video, but I…

OBU Slugs Way Past Bacone

March 17, 2005—The OBU Baseball team notched a doubleheader sweep by out-slugging the Bacone College Warriors 19-18 and 10-5 in Muskogee on Thursday.  The series that was originally scheduled to be played on the campus of Bacone College, but was moved to Muskogee High School because of a facility…

On Message: PR at OBU

March 17, 2005—According to the history books, public relations in the United States officially began in 1900 with the installation of a public relations bureau in Boston. The idea quickly caught on as 1914 brought the debacle with the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company known as the Ludlow Massacre, where the…

Pigs Are Flying

March 17, 2005—Gena Destri Keffer is from Kansas. "All my friends thought Leonardo Dicaprio was really cute," Gena says, recalling her first days as a painter. "So, they asked me to draw him. I ended up selling copies at my locker for $5 each. That was one of my favorite memories of junior high school. I…

Profile in Excellence: Seeing Desert Flowers

March 17, 2005—Editor's Note: Oklahoma Baptist University alum Bruce Bell, a 1958 graduate, is a 2005 recipient of the OBU Alumni Association's Profile In Excellence Award. The award is given to a former student who has "demonstrated recognizable accomplishment in his or her profession, business, avocation,…

OBU Women End Season in Jackson

March 16, 2005—JACKSON, Tenn. — After stifling one of the NAIA’s hottest offensive attacks for 20 minutes, the Oklahoma Baptist University women saw their upset hopes dashed in less than two minutes, falling to sixth-ranked The Master’s College 71-55 Wednesday afternoon in the first round…

Carpenter Gets Hole in One

March 14, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist's Jason Carpenter had the highlight of the second round of the Oklahoma City University Spring Classic Monday, shooting a hole in one on the ninth hole at Lincoln Park West. Carpenter finished the round with a 69, helping OBU into sixth place after two rounds. The Bison are…

Howard Named SAC Pitcher of the Week

March 14, 2005—OBU pitcher Ashley Howard of Oklahoma Baptist has been named Sooner Athletic Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week for March 7-13. Howard, a freshman from Garden Grove, Calif., logged three shutouts in going 3-0 for the week. All three wins came at the expense of Oklahoma Wesleyan.

Bison Get Home Sweep Over Northwestern

March 12, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist improved to 3-1 in the Sooner Athletic Conference by sweeping home twin bill over Northwestern Oklahoma State University 3-0 and 4-1 on Saturday. Tabor Woolard, fresh from his perfect game against Peru State, went the distance in the opener, checking the Rangers on three hits…

Softball Team Captures Classic

March 12, 2005—The OBU softball team knocked off Mid-Continent University 7-5 and Oklahoma Wesleyan 8-0 to win the OBU Classic Saturday, completing a 4-0 weekend and a 6-0 week. The Lady Bison scored three times in the first and four runs in the second in the opener and then held off a hard-charging Cougar…

OBU Rallies for Split in Alva

March 11, 2005—The Bison baseball team rallied from four runs down to salvage a split at Northwestern Thursday, taking the second game 12-6. OBU dropped the first game in the extra innings, 6-5. The Bison opened the nightcap with a two-run first inning on a two-run single by Rett Terrell, but the Rangers…

OBU Tops OWU, Mid-Continent

March 11, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist had to play 15 innings to snag two wins in its home classic, beating Oklahoma Wesleyan in five innings, 8-0, and Mid-Continent University (Ky.) in 10 innings, 10-6. Ashley Howard, 3-2, twirled the five-inning one-hitter against Oklahoma Wesleyan — a game-starting single…

Men’s Golf Opens in Texas

March 9, 2005—After a good first round, the Bison golf team roughed out the rest of the UST Texas Intercollegiate Tournament at Hawks Creek Golf Club in Fort Worth, Texas. OBU was at 297 after the first day with Josh Bryan shooting an opening round 68. The Bison finished 11th after a second round 314 and a…

OBU Sweeps Oklahoma Wesleyan

March 9, 2005—OBU Softball gathered a sweep at Oklahoma Wesleyan, 9-0, 11-0, Tuesday. Catherine Eimen hit two home runs and drove home five in the opener, while Melissa Martinez added an RBI double and Katy Thurber an RBI single. Ashley Howard had three singles for OBU with Cathy Nitz and Martinez joining…

OBU Women Headed to Jackson

March 9, 2005—The OBU women's basketball team is headed to Jackson, Tenn., as the final at-large team in the field.  The Lady Bison were 28th in the final poll released Tuesday and will learn of their first round opponent Wednesday evening.The National Tournament begins next week.

Bison Are Kansas City Bound!

March 7, 2005—"Kan-sas Ci-ty" was the chant that rang from the crowd as the clock ticked down Monday night in the Noble Complex as Oklahoma Baptist defeated Oklahoma City 82-71. With the Joe Cooper Ford Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament championship in hand, OBU can now make plans for the national…

Bison Rally Big to Reach SAC Finals

March 5, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist came back from 17 points down to force overtime and out scored Lubbock Christian 13-3 in the extra period to beat the Chaps 94-83, moving to the finals of the Joe Cooper Ford Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament. "We didn't quit," said Head Coach Doug Tolin. "We just kept…

OBU Sweeps Sterling

March 5, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist completed the sweep of a three-game set with Sterling College, taking a doubleheader Saturday, 9-1 and 8-6. Brent Terrell and Jason Stark combined on a six-hitter in the opener with Terrell going five scoreless innings of one-hit ball for the win.Danny Guidry doubled home…

OBU Women Bring Home the Red Banner!

March 5, 2005—OBU Women Claim NAIA Championship Oklahoma Baptist University will hang its first red national championship banner since 1990 when the women's indoor track team returns to Shawnee this weekend with the 2005 NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championship. It is the university's first women's…

OBU Announces New Mission Statement

March 4, 2005—Approval of a new mission statement, a revised core curriculum and ratification of a series of proposals for program modifications highlighted the spring meeting of Oklahoma Baptist University’s board of trustees Friday afternoon. In the regularly scheduled meeting in OBU’s Geiger…

OBU Captures Women's 4x800 Relay Crown

March 4, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University’s 4x800 relay team captured the NAIA National Championship Friday night in Johnson City, Tenn. Chandra Huckabay, Andrea Mount, Melissa Mount and Kyta Ferrer finished the two miles in 9:06.93 breaking the school record. It is OBU’s first women’s…

OBU Ends Three-Game Slump

March 4, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University's baseball team shed its three game slump with a 6-2 win over Sterling College Friday at Bison Field. Brent Roberts held Sterling to two runs, one earned, while scattering seven hits over the first 6.1 innings before J Vinson and Wes Moreland combined for 2.2…

OBU Women Fall in SAC Quarterfinals

March 4, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist only shot 25.9 percent in a 50-42 loss to Lubbock Christian Friday night in the opening round of the Joe Cooper Ford Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament. "I really didn't expect this thing coming," said John McCullough, head coach of OBU. "I thought we had some good shots,…

Bison Keep Hope Alive in SAC Tourney

March 3, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist lives to see another day in the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament after a 56-48 first round upset over John Brown of the in the Noble Complex. "We still have one more to go with Lubbock," said Head Coach Doug Tolin. "You can't enjoy the wins this time of the season…

Bellevue Completes Sweep of Bison

March 2, 2005—Bellevue Completes Sweep of Bison Six Bison errors led to five unearned runs as fifth-ranked Bellevue completed a two-day, tow-game sweep of OBU Wednesday with a 12-1 win.Oklahoma Baptist avoided a run rule, down 10-0 in the bottom of the eighth, when Adam Dalby singled home Brad Miller to…

Bison Drop 7-4 Game to Bellevue

March 1, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University's 22nd-ranked baseball team lost its second consecutive game to a top 10 team, this time to No. 5 Bellevue, 7-4. The Bruins jumped to a 2-0 lead on a two-run home run in the second inning by Jason Clark, but the Bison tied the game in the bottom of the second on…

Bison Open Postseason Thursday Against John Brown

March 1, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University will cap the first day of the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament Thursday with an 8 p.m. contest against John Brown University. The Golden Eagles are the third seed of the tournament and the hottest team coming into the postseason with five consecutive wins.John…

Eight OBU Basketball Players Honored by SAC

March 1, 2005—Eight Oklahoma Baptist University basketball players picked up honors as the Sooner Athletic Conference announced its All-Conference Teams. Layla Schwarz earned First-Team All-SAC accolades for the second time in three years. She led the SAC in blocked shots and averaged 11.6 points per…

Lady Bison Play Lubbock Christian Friday

March 1, 2005—OBU's women will play Lubbock Christian University in the quarterfinals of the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament in the Noble Comnplex at 6 p.m. Friday. OBU is the fourth seed and LCU the fifth seed. The teams both beat each other, both winning at home. OBU won nine of the last 11…

OBU Sends 32 to NAIA Indoor Meet

March 1, 2005—Thirty-two Oklahoma Baptist University indoor track athletes left for Johnson City, Tenn., Tuesday hoping to bring back another solid national finish, if not a red championship banner. Sixteen men will run in 14 events and OBU’s 16 women will participate in 11 events. On the men’s…

OBU Splits at Cameron

March 1, 2005—LAWTON, Okla. — Oklahoma Baptist University extended its win streak to three games before losing on the road to Cameron in a split of 5-3 games. OBU won the opener in eight innings. The Lady Bison took a 1-0 lead in the third when Sandralina Rones singled and scored on a double by…