Ouachita Baptist Tigers

The Ouachita Baptist Tigers are composed of 16 teams representing Ouachita Baptist University in intercollegiate athletics, including men and women's basketball, golf, soccer, swimming, and tennis. Men's sports include baseball, football, and wrestling. Women's sports include volleyball, cross country, and softball. The Tigers compete in the NCAA Division II and are members of the Great American Conference.[2] The wrestling team competes as a single-sport member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference.[3] The men's and women's swimming teams compete in the New South Intercollegiate Swim Conference.

Ouachita Baptist Tigers
UniversityOuachita Baptist University
ConferenceGreat American Conference
Great Lakes Valley Conference (wrestling)
New South Intercollegiate Swim Conference (swimming)
NCAADivision II
Athletic directorDavid Sharp
LocationArkadelphia, Arkansas
Varsity teams15
Football stadiumCliff Harris Stadium / Benson-Williams Field
Basketball arenaBill Vining Arena
Baseball stadiumRab Rodgers Field
ColorsPurple and gold[1]


The Tigers women's volleyball team in action against the Texas A&M–Commerce Lions in 2013
Men's Women's
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cross Country
Football Soccer
Soccer Softball
Swimming Swimming
Tennis Tennis
Wrestling Track & Field


Ouachita Baptist has had 5 Major League Baseball Draft selections since the draft began in 1965.[4]

Year Player Round Team
1965 James Jordan 29 Giants
1969 Roger Pattillo 11 Phillies
1972 Paul Lancaster 30 Yankees
1976 Randolph Lamb 14 Astros
2008 Steve Smith 25 Indians
2014 Keegan Ghidotti 38 Orioles
2014 Davis Ward 40 Cardinals


Ouachita Baptist has had one NBA draft selection.[5]

Year Player Round Team
1972 Tommie Patterson 2 (#25 overall) Baltimore Bullets



  1. ^ Ouachita Baptist University Athletics Branding (PDF). Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  2. ^ "Ouachita Baptist University Athletics". obutigers.com. Retrieved 2012-09-04.
  3. ^ "GLVC Wrestling Admits Ouachita Baptist as Associate Member" (Press release). Great Lakes Valley Conference. August 2, 2018. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  4. ^ "MLB Amateur Draft Picks who came from "Ouachita Baptist University (Arkadelphia, AR)"". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2013-09-05.
  5. ^ "Tom Patterson Stats | Basketball-Reference.com".

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