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).
|Oklahoma Baptist Bison|
|University||Oklahoma Baptist University|
|Conference||Great American Conference|
|Athletic director||Robert Davenport|
|Basketball arena||Noble Complex|
|Baseball stadium||Bison Field|
|Colors||Green and Gold|
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.
|Swimming & Diving||Swimming & Diving|
|Track and Field||Track and Field|
OBU has won NAIA championships in men's swimming and diving (2012 and 2013) and women's swimming and diving (2013).
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.
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