2014 Hall of Fame Dinner
- Individual Tickets: $30 each.
- Silver Sponsorship: $1,500 for a table of eight; VIP reception; picture with Chris Spielman; one autographed book; recognition in the printed program and during the presentation.
- Gold Sponsorship: $5,000 for a table of eight; VIP reception; picture with Chris Spielman; one autographed book; recognition in the printed program and during the presentation; special Athletic Hall of Fame artwork.
The 2014 Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner starts at 7:00 pm on Friday, January 24. Please RSVP by January 17. For questions and to RSVP, call 405.425.6300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keynote Speaker - Chris Spielman
Former NFL standout and current ESPN college football analyst Chris Spielman will serve as the speaker at Oklahoma Christian University's 2014 Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner.
Spielman was a two-time All American for The Ohio State University Buckeyes, then played 11 years in the NFL for the Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills, and the Cleveland Browns. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2009.
Besides being a father of four, his most important role is that of a Cancer Warrior – Chris continues the fight that he and his late wife Stefanie started together shortly after her first diagnosis.
Chris’ life has order: Faith, Family and Community – and he lives it daily in that order. Click here to read more about Chris and his inspirational story in the face of tragedy.
2014 Hall of Fame honorees
- Four-time NAIA All-America honoree in the indoor 55-meter hurdles (2000, 2001), outdoor 110-meter high hurdles (2001) and the indoor 4x400-meter relay (2000).
- Finished fifth nationally in the 55-meter hurdles and 110-meter hurdles as a senior.
- Two-time NAIA Scholar-Athlete (2000, 2001) and one of only a handful of two-time first-team CoSIDA Academic All-America honorees in OC history.
- Received the NAIA’s A.O. Duer Award in 2000, the NAIA’s Leroy Walker Sportsmanship Award in 2001, the Citizenship Through Sports Alliance National Award in 2001, and the Woody Hayes National Scholar-Athlete Award in 2002.
- Only four-time All-America selection in OC men’s soccer history, earning honorable mention from the NAIA in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006.
- Holds school records for goals in a season (23) and career (71) and for points in a career (162).
- Named the SAC’s most valuable player and offensive player of the year in 2004.
- Led the Eagles to the second round of the NAIA national tournament in 2006, matching the program’s best finish ever.
- Four-time NAIA All-America first-team selection (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008), a three-time NAIA Scholar-Athlete, and a three-time NAIA All-Tournament pick (2005, 2006, 2008).
- Won four individual titles – the third-best total in school history.
- Helped the Eagles to a pair of runner-up finishes and a pair of third-place team showings at the NAIA Championships.
- Won the Oklahoma state amateur title and was named as the Oklahoma state amateur player of the year in 2008.
- Won the Oklahoma Open title in 2010.
- Set a world scoring record by shooting a 55 at River Oaks Golf Club in Oklahoma City in May 2012.
- Won the NGA Tour’s Avoca Classic in 2013.
- Guided OC men's golf team to the NAIA national title in 2011 and the NCCAA crown in 2012.
- Coached in 12 of the 14 straight years the Eagles have placed in the top four in either the NAIA or NCCAA national tournament.
- Six-time conference coach of the year (SAC 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2012; Heartland Conference 2013).
- Earned national coach-of-the-year honors from the NAIA in 2011 and the NCCAA in 2012.
- His teams and players have won 47 tournaments and 46 individual titles.
- Coached 20 NAIA, NCCAA or NCAA Division II All-Americans and nine NAIA or NCCAA Scholar-Athletes.
- Served two years as the president of the NAIA Men’s Golf Coaches Association and twice has been a coach of the U.S. team at the World University Golf Championship (2008 in South Africa, 2012 in the Czech Republic).
- Four-year letterman in track and field at OC, earning NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors in 1995.
- Three-time NAIA All-America pick as a softball outfielder (first team in 2000, second team in 1998 and 2001).
- Four-time NAIA All-Region selection and two-time All-SAC first-team pick in 2001 and 2001.
- Ranks second in OC history and in the top 20 in NAIA history in career hitting (.403).
- Holds single-season school records for batting average (.470 in 2000), stolen bases (31 in 1998) and singles (84 in 2000), as well as the OC career mark for singles (284).
- Had a 17-game hitting streak in 2000, the second-longest in OC history.
- Two-sport NAIA All-America selection in basketball and track and field.
- In basketball, he was an All-America second-team pick in 1995, a season during which he also was named as the SAC defensive player of the year while averaging a team-high 21.2 points per game.
- Three-time All-SAC honoree, making the first-team list in 1995.
- Once held the school record for field-goal percentage in a game (91.6 percent).
- Ranks ninth on OC’s career scoring list with 1,728 points.
- In track and field, earned All-America honors in the high jump and the pentathlon in 1996, finishing fifth at the NAIA Outdoor Championships in both events.
- Holds OC’s indoor school record in the pentathlon with a score of 3,617, set in 1996.
The inductees were selected by a committee comprised of OC athletic department administrators, current OC coaches and faculty and staff members from outside the athletic department. The addition of the six inductees will put the Hall of Fame’s membership at 53 people.
“The 2014 Hall of Fame class represents a great cross-section of OC athletics,” OC Athletic Director Curtis Janz said. “These six men and women represented OC well during their careers and we are proud that they will be our newest Hall of Fame members.”