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  • OC alumni and students in Acappella bring “Good News” to prisoners


    Oklahoma Christian University is proud of its extensive ties with Christian signing group Acappella. The group enjoyed a special experience performing for the second year in a row for an audience hungry for the Good News. Acappella performed at the Grimes Correctional Facility in Newport, Arkansas this week. “While it was bittersweet to see familiar faces from our prior visits, there's a sweet, sweet spirit in that place,” bass singer and OC employee Wes McKinzie said. A member of ...

  • Families from 43 countries attend Global Reunion 2014 at OC


    For the ninth year in a row, OC will host missionary and military families returning to the United States at Global Reunion 2014. The camp has doubled in size in the last two years with 150 participants from 43 countries on campus from July 23-27.  The camp is for children aged 13 and older who are known as Third Culture Kids, though parents are allowed to attend sessions as well. Directors Kent and Nancy Hartman, missionaries-in-residence at OC, give tools and resources to families that ...

  • OC’s Payne lands another academic honor, this time from the GCAA


    NORMAN, Okla. (July 23, 2014) – Oklahoma Christian’s Trey Payne is one of 75 NCAA Division II golfers to be named as a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar, the Golf Coaches Association of America said Wednesday. To be eligible for the GCAA honor, a Division II player must be a junior or senior academically, have competed at least three years of college golf, played in at least 50 percent of his team’s competitive rounds, have a stroke average under 78, have a grade-point...

  • Men’s basketball squad receives Team Academic Excellence Award from NABC


    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 23, 2014) – Oklahoma Christian’s men’s basketball team was named Wednesday as the recipient of a Team Academic Excellence Award by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The 2013-14 Eagles were one of 126 programs (from all NCAA and NAIA divisions) so honored by the NABC, which created the team academic award program before the 2012-13 season. To receive the award, members of a team must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better. ...

  • Despite strong round, Johnston falls in Oklahoma State Amateur quarterfinals


    OWASSO, Okla. (July 22, 2014) – Oklahoma Christian’s Sam Johnston had a fantastic round that included six birdies on Tuesday afternoon in the Oklahoma Golf Association State Amateur Championship quarterfinals, but he simply couldn’t keep up with Central Oklahoma’s Eric Kline. Kline’s round that included an eagle and seven birdies allowed him to post a 3-and-1 match-play win over Johnston at the Patriot Golf Club. During the morning round, Johnston advanced to the ...

  • Randall granted extra year of eligibility by NCAA, to rejoin OC basketball team


    OKLAHOMA CITY (July 22, 2014) – The NCAA has granted Oklahoma Christian men’s basketball player Eric Randall a sixth season of eligibility, which will allow the senior center to rejoin OC’s squad for the 2014-15 season, OC coach Dan Hays said Tuesday. Randall, a 6-foot-8 center from Edmond, missed all of the 2013-14 season – which would have been his senior campaign – after suffering a preseason knee injury. Randall also did not play during his first season at OC, ...

  • Johnston reaches round of 16 at OGA State Amateur Championship


    OWASSO, Okla. (July 21, 2014) – Oklahoma Christian standout Sam Johnston won two matches on Monday to advance to the round of 16 in the annual Oklahoma Golf Association State Amateur Championship at the Patriot Golf Club. Johnston, a rising junior from San Diego and a two-time NCAA Division II All-America second-team pick, earned the 15th seed in the tournament and opened by beating 50th-seeded Braden Ricks of Shawnee 2 and 1 in a morning match. On Monday afternoon, Johnston downed 47th-...

  • OC signee Strickland stars in Texas prep basketball all-star game


    SAN ANTONIO, Texas (July 21, 2014) – Oklahoma Christian men’s basketball signee Elijah Strickland wrapped up an all-star summer with another impressive performance on Monday night. Strickland score 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting and added five rebounds and an assist as his North team beat the South 118-101 in the annual Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star Game at the Alamo Convention Center. Strickland, a 6-foot-3 guard who starred at Burkburnett High School just north of ...

  • Covalt represents Oklahoma Christian on NABC Honors Court


    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 21, 2014) – Casey Covalt represented Oklahoma Christian on the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ annual Honors Court, which was announced Monday. The Honors Court recognized men’s college basketball players who excelled in academics during the 2013-14 academic year. To qualify for the honor, a player must be a junior or senior, have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.2, have spent at least one year at his current institution and ...

  • Gibson closes British Open with a 78, 3 birdies in final 6 holes


    HOYLAKE, England (July 20, 2014) – Even if he didn’t post the score he wanted, Rhein Gibson left Royal Liverpool Golf Club on Sunday knowing he at least finished strong. Gibson’s final-round 6-over-par 78 at the British Open looks a lot better when one considers he birdied three of his final six holes. The Oklahoma Christian alum finished his first major championship at 10-over-par 298, in 72nd place overall, earning himself a paycheck of about $20,840. The 29-year-old ...