May 2008 News Articles

Bison Add Brumfield

May 30, 2008—Nate Brumfield, a 6-5 forward from Hutchinson Community College, has signed to play basketball for Oklahoma Baptist University.A native of Rochester, N.Y., Brumfield graduated from East Rochester High School, a very successful prep basketball program. In high school, he averaged 25 points and…

Collazo Named First-Team All-American

May 30, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University slugger Josh Collazo was named First-Team first baseman on the 2008 NAIA All-America baseball team released Friday.Collazo, a junior from Tampa, Fla., is OBU's first first-team All-American since Darrin Fowler earned the honor in 1992. He is the first Bison position…

Bison Add SSC’s Jackson

May 28, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist has added Seminole State transfer Bret Jackson for the 2008-09 men's basketball season.Jackson, a 6-2 guard from Frontier, was a 2006 All-State and was on the Faith 7 All-Star, along with OBU junior Tyler Parker and recent Bison recruit Garrett Steinmetz.Jackson led Frontier…

Hurn Signs With Wingnuts

May 28, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University pitcher Doug Hurn has signed an independent league contract with the Wichita Wingnuts of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball.The Wingnuts are members of the 10-team league, which includes teams from Texas, Kansas, Iowa, South Dakota,…

OBU’s Paxson Accepts MACU Post

May 28, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist alum and assistant baseball coach Kevin Paxson has been named head coach of Sooner Athletic Conference rival Mid-America Christian University.Paxson, a native of Shawnee, was a Third-Team All-American at Cowley County Community College in Arkansas City, Kan. Paxson finished…

Bison Third, Lady Bison Fifth at NAIA Nationals

May 24, 2008—Though it had its heroes, Oklahoma Baptist University will remember the 2008 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Meet as the one that limped away.With a third big hamstring injury in as many days for the Bison, OBU was tied for first with Azusa Pacific with 51 points each, with Dickinson…

Hilton's Decathlon Title Lifts Bison

May 23, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University's second day at the three-day NAIA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships had some more bad news and a few more bright spots, including the right to claim the NAIA's Greatest Athlete with Jonathan Hilton winning the NAIA decathlon. Hilton, who won the event…

OBU Hopes to Bounce Back from Rough Day

May 22, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist hopes for defending its men's outdoor track and field championship took a big hit Thursday at the tail end of the men's 100 meter prelim.Dominique Matthews, who represents OBU in the 100, 200 and relays, pulled a hamstring a few yards shy of the tape in is heat of the 100. He…

Boyer Named NAIA Scholar Athlete

May 20, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University catcher Jayme Boyer added yet another line to her college softball resume, earning the distinction of NAIA All-America Scholar Athlete.The award, which requires a 3.5 grade point average or better on all college work, as well as junior or senior academic standing,…

OBU Set to Defend Track Title

May 19, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist, winners of three national track and field national championships since 2005, set off to defend its latest national championship - the men's outdoor title - with action beginning Thursday.The OBU men just missed claiming the 2008 indoor national title by three-quarters of a…

Grads See Transformation Demonstration at Commencement

May 17, 2008—  After witnessing a visual demonstration of how their lives have been shaped while in college, 247 Oklahoma Baptist University graduates received their diplomas during the university's Spring Commencement Saturday morning in OBU's Raley Chapel. With more than 1,800 in attendance, the…

Five Netters Earn Academic Honors

May 16, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University boasted five NAIA All-America Scholar Athletes in men's and women's tennis, it was announced Thursday.All five OBU players are juniors and return next season.Brooke Mowery was the lone Lady Bison to earn the honor, which requires junior or senior status…

Nursing Grads Get Pins and Reminder

May 16, 2008—In one of OBU's distinctive academic traditions, 32 senior nursing students received their OBU nursing pins at the School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony Friday afternoon. The pinning ceremony celebrates the transition from the role of student to the role of nurse, according to Dr. Lana Bolhouse,…

Benson Player of the Year in Germany

May 14, 2008—Former Oklahoma Baptist All-American Frank Benson earned high basketball honors in Germany.Benson, a 6-5 forward, led his team, SVD 49 Dortmund to the league championship. After averaging 28.6 points and 12 rebounds per game, Benson was named German All-Regionalliga West Player of the Year and…

Boyer, Pate Named All-Region

May 13, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University put two players on the All-Region Second Team for softball - Jayme Boyer and Jami Pate.Boyer, who has now made the team all three years, was included this year as a utility player, having spent much of her time in right field this season in addition to her usual…

Fraser Named MVP of Austrian All-Star Game

May 13, 2008—Former Oklahoma Baptist University All-American Mike Fraser continues to excel in the professional ranks in Austria.Fraser, a 6-8 forward, posted 24 points in the league's All-Star Game, earning MVP honors as Fraser led the International Stars past the Austrian Stars, 124-98.He also scored 24…

Three Named All-Region

May 13, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist placed three players on the All-Region VI Baseball team, it was announced recently.Senior catcher Mason Reilly and relief pitcher Jordan McCavitt were joined by junior first baseman Josh Collazo.Collazo, who hails from Tampa, Fla., broke OBU records for home runs (22), RBI…

Bison Sign Derieck Mosbey

May 12, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist has added Derieck Mosbey Jr., a 6-1 guard from Oakland, Calif., to the men's basketball team for the 2008-09 season.Mosbey, a junior transfer from Chabot College, averaged 14 points, four rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.4 steals last year. He was a first-team All-Conference…

OBU Strong at Sooner Twilight

May 12, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University's track athletes hit 17 qualifying standards and two new provisional marks, including the best performances of the season by eight individuals this year at the Sooner Twilight Meet Saturday.The men's 200 meters saw winner Dominique Matthews lead a trio of best times…

Bison End Season at Regional

May 9, 2008—A 10-6 loss at the hands of Texas Wesleyan capped the season for the Oklahoma Baptist University baseball team Friday at Oklahoma City University's Jim Wade Stadium. The Bison finish with a 44-16 record.OBU took the early 1-0 lead in the top of the second when courtesy runner Eric Neff scored…

Bison Fall to OCU at Regional

May 8, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist suffered its worst loss of the season at the hands of fourth-ranked Oklahoma City, 25-2, in the NAIA Region VI Tournament Thursday. The loss puts OBU in a 2:30 p.m. elimination game Friday against Texas Wesleyan University. The winner will play the loser of the 11 a.m. game,…

Boyer Named ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District

May 8, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University catcher Jayme Boyer has been named ESPN the Magazine's Academic All-District VI First-Team College Division catcher. Boyer, who holds OBU's game, season and career home run records, was named All-Sooner Athletic Conference for a third straight season. The junior…

OBU Honors 420 Years of Service

May 8, 2008—Recognizing a combined 420 years of service to the institution, Oklahoma Baptist University honored 25 faculty and staff members during the university's annual Service Awards Banquet in April. Carole Corley, data entry clerk in the OBU business office, was recognized for 40 years of service.…

Bison 21st in Final Baseball Ranking

May 7, 2008—After getting no votes in the previous Top 25 poll, Oklahoma Baptist rolled off a second-place finish in the stacked Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament and picked up 100 votes in this week's poll. That jump propelled the Bison to No. 21 in the final regular season poll released…

Bison Rally Past Wayland Baptist, 11-9

May 6, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist got a much-needed opening round win, rallying past Wayland Baptist 11-9 in the NAIA Region VI Tournament at Oklahoma City University's Jim Wade Stadium Doug Hurn (7-2) got the win in relief, going 7.1 innings and allowing two runs after coming on in the second inning with OBU…

Galarza Joins Volleyball Team

May 6, 2008—Kimberly Michelle Galarza, a senior at San Jacinto Christian Academy in Amarillo, has signed to continue her volleyball career at Oklahoma Baptist University. Galarza, the daughter of Deborah Galarza, was a three-time team MVP, All-District and All-State selection. She also was twice named…

Hermes to Run for OBU Next Year

May 6, 2008—Nicholas Hermes of Magnolia High School in Magnolia, Texas, has signed to run track and cross country for Oklahoma Baptist University, beginning in the fall of 2008. The son of Richard and Denise Hermes, Nicholas was a three-year regional qualifier in cross country and a one-year qualifier in…

Lady Bison Add Hamilton

May 6, 2008—May 6, 2008 Oklahoma Baptist University added Charles Page High School outside hitter Shannon Hamilton to the squad for 2008.A second-team All-State and All-Conference selection, Hamilton also was a classroom standout as a member of the National Honor Society and Who's Who.She is the daughter…

Palmer Signs with OBU Volleyball

May 6, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University added setter Brittany Palmer of Colorado Springs, Colo., for the team's first year back in action in 2008. A three-year captain at Rampart High School, Palmer held the Colorado High School record for assists in one game and led her team to three league titles and a…

Bison Open Regional with WBU Tuesday

May 5, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist, fresh from its region berth-clinching appearance in the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament finals, will open the Region VI Tournament Tuesday in Oklahoma City against the team the Bison beat to earn the berth - Wayland Baptist. The Bison, who toppled the third-seed and…

OBU Has Three on All-SAC Softball Team

May 5, 2008—Three Oklahoma Baptist University players were named to the All-Sooner Athletic Conference Softball Team, it was announced Sunday. Jayme Boyer, a junior from Shawnee, and Jami Pate, a senior from Claremore, were named First-Team, while Brooke Stevens, a senior from Langley, B.C., was listed on…

Bison Advance to Region Tournament

May 2, 2008—Assured of nothing without a win, Oklahoma Baptist advanced to the NAIA Region VI Tournament with a win over Wayland Baptist University, 17-3, in Plainview, Texas, Friday. The Bison advance as a Sooner Athletic Conference finalist after beating Wayland Baptist.Chase Jestice (5-2) got his…

Collazo Gets 100th RBI as OBU Loses Title Game

May 2, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist lost the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament title game to Lubbock Christian, 17-7, despite another milestone for first baseman Josh Collazo. Collazo, who was named the Sooner Athletic Conference Player of the Year after the game, became the first Bison player to reach 100…

Collazo Named SAC Player of the Year

May 2, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University first baseman Josh Collazo was named Sooner Athletic Conference Player of the Year Saturday. Collazo, a junior first baseman from Tampa, Fla., has driven in 100 runs and has 22 home runs on the season, while batting .432 this season. He established new single season…

Lady Bison End Season at SAC Tourney

May 2, 2008—A 9-1 loss to St. Gregory's and a 4-3 setback to Oklahoma Christian ended Oklahoma Baptist University's 2008 softball season Friday at Hall of Fame Stadium. Lady Bison freshman Alyssa Henkes broke the school's single-season hits record during the action. Entering the day two hits shy of Kayla…

Lady Bison Start SAC Tournament Friday

May 2, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist opens the Sooner Athletic Conference softball tournament Friday at Hall of Fame Stadium against St. Gregory's. The Lady Bison are 22-32 on the season and lost all four games to St. Gregory's this season. The Lady Cavaliers feature All-America pitcher Sharon Bell, a junior who…

OBU Rallies Pay Off Against USAO

April 1, 2008—PLAINVIEW, Texas - The three-four-five part of the OBU lineup combined for 10 hits and 12 RBI to lead the Bison past USAO in a wild 16-15 elimination game at the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament Thursday. Chris Chambers drove in six runs with two two-run homers and a two-run triple, Mason…