April 2008 News Articles

OBU Loses Upset Bid to Lubbock Christian, 7-6

April 30, 2008 | Permalink

Lubbock Christian rallied from six runs down, scoring four times in the eighth and ninth innings to avoid an upset at the hand of Oklahoma Baptist, 7-6, in the winners bracket of the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament in Plainview, Texas,…

Bison Rally Past Rogers State

April 29, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist used a seven-run seventh inning to pull out a 10-5 win over Rogers State in the first round of the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament Tuesday in Plainview, Texas. Josh Palmer (4-3) allowed three runs in the first two innings…

Lady Bison Sixth at Regional

April 29, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist took sixth in the NAIA Region VI Women's Golf Tournament Tuesday, finishing with a two-round 746. Molly Moore was 12th, leading the Lady Bison with an 86 and a 79 for 165. Laura Cummins was 29th with a pair of 92s for…

Bison Open SAC Tourney with Rogers State

April 28, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist begins Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament action Tuesday, taking on Rogers State University in a 4 p.m. contest at Wilder Field in Plainview, Texas. OBU is the fifth seed, while Rogers State is the fourth seed in the…

Hurn Named Pitcher of the Week

April 28, 2008 | Permalink

Three baseball players from three different schools earned Sooner Athletic Conference Pitcher and Player of the Week honors for April 21-27. Doug Hurn of Oklahoma Baptist and Trevor Stringer of Wayland Baptist are co-Pitchers of the Week, while…

Bisonettes Present “A Circle of Celebration” April 29

April 27, 2008 | Permalink

Creating a musical "Circle of Celebration," Oklahoma Baptist University's Bisonette Glee Club will present its spring concert Tuesday, April 29, on the OBU campus. The 38-member auditioned women's chorus will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Yarborough…

Bison Complete Sweep of Cavaliers

April 26, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist celebrated Senior Day with some clutch senior performances in a 4-2 Sooner Athletic Conference baseball win over St. Gregory's Saturday. Senior Doug Hurn (6-2) got the start for the Bison and struck out a career-high 11, giving…

OBU Collects Seven Drake Relays Wins

April 26, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist claimed seven Drake Relays event titles, completing the four-day event with the best Drake performances in school history. Last year's six event wins was the best heading into this season.The biggest meet belonged to Sherene…

Two More Added to Field from OU Meet

April 26, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist had a couple of qualifying times and added two B standard entrants for the NAIA Meet with performances at the University of Oklahoma's Sooner Open. Bradley Jimerson met the B standard in the men's 400 with the NAIA's 16th-best…

Bison Pepper Cavaliers, 14-4

April 25, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist peppered St. Gregory's for a 14-4, seven-inning, run-rule win Friday at Bison Field. Keith Johnson led the charge with four RBI and the Cavaliers allowed nine unearned runs along the way.The Cavaliers drew first blood, scoring…

Bison Rally in Ninth to Down SGU

April 24, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist scored five times in the ninth, taking its first lead in a 10-6 victory over St. Gregory's Thursday at Bison Field. Due to rain and damage caused by high winds, SGU was unable to host the game and was the home team on the…

Lady Cavs Take Two from OBU

April 24, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist dropped a pair of Sooner Athletic Conference softball games at St. Gregory's Thursday, 5-2 and 6-1. OBU didn't lead in either game.The Lady Bison scored in the first game with an RBI single by Alyssa Henkes in the second and on…

OBU Adds Holliday’s Jones

April 24, 2008 | Permalink

Nichole Jones, the 2007 Texas State runner-up in the 800 meters, has signed to run for Oklahoma Baptist University next season. Jones, a senior at Holliday High School, is the daughter of Brenda and Donny Jones.She has qualified for the…

Bethel’s Washburn Signs with OBU

April 23, 2008 | Permalink

Bethel High School senior Ashlee Washburn has signed to play softball at Oklahoma Baptist University, beginning in the 2008-09 school year. Washburn, a catcher and outfielder, is the daughter of Christy and Dean Washburn."Ashlee and OBU are a…

Bison Rally Past Bacone

April 22, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist scored seven times in the ninth to pick up a 12-5 win at Bacone Monday after getting almost an entire game of scoreless relief pitching. Doug Hurn and Jordan McCavitt combined for 8.1 innings of scoreless relief work after the…

Bison Sweep Texas College

April 22, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University took a pair of games from Texas College Tuesday, sweeping the Steers 16-5 and 7-1. Derek Edwards picked up the win in the opener, retiring the first nine hitters in order before surrendering the shutout in the…

Men’s Golf Season Ends at Regional

April 22, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University's Bison golf team ended its season with a ninth-place finish in the NAIA Region VI Tournament in Lubbock, Texas, Tuesday. The Bison shot a three-round 921 and had a top-10 golfer in Alex Hamilton.Hamilton shot rounds…

OBU Splits with Northwestern

April 22, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist and Northwestern split a couple of games that featured dramatic last innings. Northwestern won the opener 7-2 in eight innings and the Lady Bison took the second with a four-run seventh, 9-8. OBU lost the opener in…

Collazo Breaks RBI Record in Loss

April 19, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University junior first baseman Josh Collazo tied the school single season home run record and broke the RBI record in a 7-3 loss to Oklahoma City Saturday. OCU swept the doubleheader with an 8-3 win in the nightcap.Collazo,…

Dickerson Breaks RBI Record in Win Against SNU

April 19, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University sophomore Kaley Dickerson broke the school single season RBI record with a two-run double in her last at bat of a 6-2 win over Southern Nazarene Saturday. Dickerson, an outfielder from Carrollton, Texas, eclipsed the…

Lady Bison Take Second in Region

April 19, 2008 | Permalink

Southern Nazarene won the women's Region VI Tennis Championship Saturday, finishing a sweep of the tournament with a 7-2 win over Oklahoma Christian at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee. The win puts SNU in the national tournament.Oklahoma…

OBU Sweeps SAC Track Meet

April 19, 2008 | Permalink

The first Sooner Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships held on Oklahoma Baptist University's new track was an overwhelming success for the hosts, who captured the team titles in both the men's and women's events. OBU coach Ford…

Bison, Lady Bison Second in Regional

April 18, 2008 | Permalink

The Oklahoma Christian University men's tennis team claimed the NAIA Region VI title and Southern Nazarene University sits in the driver's seat on the women's side after Friday's action at Oklahoma Baptist University. Oklahoma Christian swept…

Bison Rally Comes up Short at OCU, 3-2

April 18, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University's ninth-inning rally fell a run shy at fourth-ranked Oklahoma City, resulting in a 3-2 Bison loss Friday. The Stars scored three runs on eight hits but didn't break a scoreless tie until the fifth inning when Garret…

Art Student Explores the Beauty of Nature

April 17, 2008 | Permalink

Beauty found in nature is the focus of Susanna Green's senior art show, currently on display in the OBU Art Building gallery. The show opened Saturday, April 19, with an evening gallery reception and will run through May 3.Green said the…

Lady Bison Split at Bacone

April 17, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist and Bacone run-ruled each other in a doubleheader split Thursday with OBU losing the opener 16-2 before shutting out the Warriors 14-0. The Lady Bison got their only runs of the opener on an RBI single in the second inning by…

SAC Track Championships Set for Saturday

April 17, 2008 | Permalink

The Sooner Athletic Conference Track Meet, featuring some of the best athletes in the NAIA, hits the campus of Oklahoma Baptist University Saturday. The SAC Track Meet features some of the best athletes in the NAIA. Oklahoma Baptist has won…

Tennis Regional Set for Friday, Saturday

April 17, 2008 | Permalink

Hoping to prolong the season and get to the national tournament, Oklahoma Baptist will be battling Oklahoma Christian, Southern Nazarene and John Brown for a women's regional championship and taking on OC and JBU for a men's title, beginning…

A Memorable Business Endeavor

April 16, 2008 | Permalink

Creating and selling t-shirts at Oklahoma Baptist University is not unusual. Students sell t-shirts for organizations, events, intramurals, and any other reason they find. However, for eight people creating and selling a t-shirt became a…

OBU Out and About

April 16, 2008 | Permalink

The Oklahoma Baptist University Admissions team shows dedication to students through campus visits, phone calls and tours throughout the year. Taking it a step further, the admissions team provides the student with something each one views as…

Bison Sweep Northwood

April 15, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist pummeled Northwood 6-1 and 17-2 in non-conference baseball action Tuesday. OBU got a home run and two RBI from Josh Collazo in the first game, leaving him one home run and one RBI shy of tying the school record for single…

Garner Named SAC Pitcher of the Week

April 14, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University's Adam Garner was today named Sooner Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week for April 7-13. Garner, a senior from Toronto, Ont., won both his starts on the week, besting Oklahoma Christian and Southern Nazarene. He…

Music Made A Difference

April 14, 2008 | Permalink

From a childhood of uncertainty, Joel Engle has established a solid career. The 1990 Oklahoma Baptist University graduate led OBU students in worship and shared his testimony as part of OBU's Stepping Stones Chapel series.Engle who grew up in…

OBU-SCO To Perform April 15

April 14, 2008 | Permalink

The Oklahoma Baptist University-Shawnee Community Orchestra's Seventh Season Spring Concert will be Tuesday, April 15 at 7:30 pm in OBU's Raley Chapel. Highlighting the program will be the music of Norwegian composer, Edvard Grieg, master of…

OBU Takes Three of Four Over Weekend

April 14, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist took three of four matches from Southeastern and East Central Firday and Saturday. The Bison knocked off Southeastern and East Central by 5-4 counts while the Lady Bison dropped Southeastern 5-4, but lost to East Central…

Preparing the Team for Victory

April 14, 2008 | Permalink

Carissa Nelson-Burk's on-campus job requires her to play with tape, gauze and ice. That allows other students to play as well; on the court, that is.  Nelson-Burk works as an Oklahoma Baptist University athletic trainer. Taping and…

LCU Sweeps Lady Bison

April 13, 2008 | Permalink

Third-ranked Lubbock Christian scored a pair of Sooner Athletic Conference softball wins at Oklahoma Baptist Sunday, 6-0 and 10-2. Marissa Gonzalez fanned 13 batters and scattered three hits in the shutout of OBU in the opener. Jami Pate had…

Bison Split at SNU

April 12, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist split a pair of 6-2 games at Southern Nazarene Saturday, giving the Bison the series, two games to one. OBU won the Saturday opener, while SNU captured the nightcap.In the opener, SNU carried a 1-0 lead into the fifth inning,…

Lady Bison Split at Northwestern

April 12, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist split two games in Alva with Northwestern Oklahoma State, lsoing the opener 8-5 before claiming the second game 6-3. Jami Pate singled and eventually scored on a passed ball in the top of the first inning of the first game, but…

OBU Qualifies Three More

April 12, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist added three new national track qualifiers and improved several qualifying times at the North Texas Classic Friday.  OBU hit 16 qualifying marks in the meet but the only new additions were Justin Duncan, Durrell Williams…

Collazo Drives in Seven in 14-13 OBU Win

April 11, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist slugger Josh Collazo hit two two-run homers and had a three-run double and it almost wasn't enough as the Bison rallied to a 14-13 win over Southern Nazarene Saturday. Collazo, a junior from Tampa, Fla., was three for four with…

Bison Add Steinmetz

April 10, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University has added 6-6 Seminole State College guard Garrett Steinmetz to the men's basketball roster for the 2008-09 season. Steinmetz was MVP of the 2005 State Tournament for Fort Cobb-Broxton and led the team back to the…

Bison Back in NAIA Top 25

April 9, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist is back in the NAIA Top 25 baseball ranking. The Bison, now at 30-8 this season, pulled into the No. 25 slot this week, having won 14 of their last 16 games.It is the second time OBU has been ranked this season. After not being…

OBU Qualifies Nine More for NAIA Meet

April 8, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist hit 16 qualifying marks, including nine new "A" standard national qualifiers at the Emporia State Track Meet Saturday. The men's 400 hurdles was the gold mine for OBU, as four Bison qualified for the first time this season, led…

OC Sweeps OBU Netters

April 8, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Christian made it a season sweep of OBU in men's tennis and a split in women's tennis by taking both matches Saturday, 7-2 in men's and 5-4 in women's action. Gustavo Schaefer was the bright spot for the Oklahoma Baptist men's team,…

Richards Wins Bison Invitational

April 8, 2008 | Permalink

Mark Richards earned top medalist honors in the Bison Invitational at Shawnee Country Club Tuesday as the Oklahoma Baptist men finished second. Richards followed his one-under 70 on Monday with a 76 in dreary weather conditions Tuesday for a…

Bison Complete Sweep of OC

April 7, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist banged out 20 hits in completing a three-game sweep of Oklahoma Christian Monday, 16-3, in Oklahoma City. The Bison won their 30th game of the season, improving to 30-8 overall and 14-7 in the Sooner Athletic Conference.OBU…

Bison Lead Invitational After First Round

April 7, 2008 | Permalink

Fueled by Mark Richards' first round 70, Oklahoma Baptist leads the Bison Invitational after the opening round Monday by two strokes. Thirteen was a lucky number for the Bison, who had four of five golfers birdie the 13th hole.Richards birdied…

Armstrong Wins Three Events

April 5, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University thrower John Armstrong won three events at the Ray Vaughn Track Classic at Oklahoma Christian Saturday. Armstrong, a sophomore from Lincoln, Calif., won the shot put with a heave of 41-8.75. He went on to win the…

Bison Sweep Oklahoma Christian

April 5, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist swept Oklahoma Christian in an odd Sooner Athletic Conference doubleheader that included a walk-off win and a runaway victory. The Bison won the opener 7-6 and a scored a run-rule victory in the nightcap, 15-5.OBU took the…

Lady Bison 10th at Bluebonnet

April 2, 2008 | Permalink

The Oklahoma Baptist women's golf team placed 10th in the 2008 Bluebonnet Classic Tuesday in Texas. OBU shot a team 743 over two rounds, finishing 134 strokes behind winner Oklahoma City.Cierra Boone was 28th to lead OBU, shooting an 89 and an…

Rogers State Sweeps OBU

April 1, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist dropped a pair of three-run games at No.10 Rogers State Tuesday evening, 3-0 and 5-2. Kelli Dunagan blanked OBU on six hits in the opener, including a double by Sonya Beach. Beach took the loss, allowing no earned runs on five…

Unity Through Service

April 1, 2008 | Permalink

Some people cringe at the thought of needles, blood and cadavers. To members of Oklahoma Baptist University's Student Nurses Association, the words represent a career they desire and love. The SNA at Oklahoma Baptist University gives nursing…

University Unveils Centennial Logo

April 1, 2008 | Permalink

Looking to the future while celebrating the past, OBU will commemorate its Centennial Year during the 2009-2010 academic year. The University's centennial committee recently unveiled the Centennial Logo, which incorporates the centennial theme,…