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Oklahoma Baptist Bison

The Oklahoma Baptist Bison are composed of 19 teams representing Oklahoma Baptist University in intercollegiate athletics, including men and women's basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, and track and field. Men's sports include baseball and football. Women's sports include lacrosse, softball, and volleyball. The Bison compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and are members of the Great American Conference (GAC).[2]

Oklahoma Baptist Bison
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UniversityOklahoma Baptist University
ConferenceGreat American Conference
NCAADivision II
Athletic directorRobert Davenport
LocationShawnee, Oklahoma
Varsity teams19
Basketball arenaNoble Complex
Baseball stadiumBison Field
NicknameBison
ColorsGreen and Gold[1]
         
Websitewww.obubison.com
Oklahoma Baptist athletics wordmark.svg

As of July 11, 2014, the NCAA Division II Membership Committee recommended the membership application for Oklahoma Baptist to compete primarily in the Great American Conference, effective the 2015–16 season.[3]

TeamsEdit

Men's Women's
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cross Country
Cross Country Golf
Football Lacrosse
Golf Soccer
Soccer Softball
Swimming & Diving Swimming & Diving
Tennis Tennis
Track and Field Track and Field
Volleyball

BaseballEdit

Oklahoma Baptist has had 15 Major League Baseball Draft selections since the draft began in 1965.[4]

Year Player Round Team
1966 Charlie Stewart 8 Cardinals
1984 James King 36 Mariners
1989 Jose Olmeda 23 Braves
1989 William Hocking 22 Giants
1991 Darin Haddock 42 Rangers
1994 Pat Evans 21 Indians
1997 Dustin Robinson 12 Reds
1999 Wes Faust 46 Giants
2005 Felix Peguero 28 Royals
2009 Spencer Hylander 50 Astros
2011 Richie Mirowski 45 Nationals
2011 Kyle Brule 32 Padres
2014 Osvaldo Vela 21 Dodgers
2014 Matthew Page 10 Nationals
2014 Julian Merryweather 5 Indians

SwimmingEdit

OBU has won NAIA championships in men's swimming and diving (2012 and 2013) and women's swimming and diving (2013).[5]

On March 9, 2012, swim team member Ivan Maciuniak, age 22, drowned in the pool. A native of Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain, Maciuniak had joined his brother, Mateo, at OBU in January 2012. The Maciuniak brothers were on the four-man 400-meter relay team which won the final event of the meet to claim the national championship in OBU’s first year of intercollegiate swimming.[6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Oklahoma Baptist University Athletic Style Guide (PDF). March 16, 2016. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  2. ^ "Oklahoma Baptist University Athletics". obubison.com. Retrieved 2013-11-14.
  3. ^ "NCAA admits Oklahoma Baptist into membership process". Tulsa World. July 11, 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  4. ^ "MLB Amateur Draft Picks who came from "Oklahoma Baptist University (Shawnee, OK)"". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-06-09.
  5. ^ "Oklahoma Baptist University". Okbu.edu. Retrieved October 14, 2011.
  6. ^ "Hundreds Gather to Remember Swim Champion". okbu.edu.
  7. ^ "Ivan Maciuniak, 22, dies after swim", Associated Press at ESPN.com, March 12, 2012.

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