⇑ Oklahoma Baptist baseball – opened season with 30 straight wins (now 30-2, both losses to OCU)
⇑ Oklahoma City softball – opened season with 23 straight wins (now 25-1)
⇑ Oklahoma men’s tennis – nine straight wins
⇑ Bacone softball – eight straight wins
⇑ USAO softball – eight straight wins
⇑ Oral Roberts baseball – seven straight wins
⇑ St. Gregory’s softball – six straight wins
⇑ Northeastern State women’s tennis – five straight wins (6-0 MIAA)
⇑ Oklahoma Wesleyan baseball – won 10 of last 11
⇓ St. Gregory’s baseball – 15 straight losses
• Oklahoma City wrapped up its second consecutive national title last week with an 80-63 win over Campbellsville (Ky.). It is the third in four years and eighth overall for the program. Title No. 8 means OCU has now passed Southern Nazarene and is alone at the top of the NAIA list of national championships in women’s basketball. SNU won’t be catching up anytime soon, as the Crimson Storm is now an active member of the NCAA Division II.
Only five players returned from the 2014 championship team to be a part of this year’s squad. Only five players from this year’s team will return for next season. Will Coach Trammell be able to take a similar group back to the top for a third straight year?
• Former Oklahoma Baptist head men’s basketball coach Doug Tolin’s successor has been announced. And upon first look, it appears OBU has found someone that can handle stepping into big shoes.
Quinn Woolridge is not only an OBU alum, he’s in the OBU Hall of Fame (2012). Woolridge comes to Shawnee from Bethany, where he has spent the last three years as the coach at Southwestern Christian. But his prior time at OBU should make it easy to get into (or return to) the hearts of a strong fan base in Shawnee that has had respect for a coaching legend in Tolin, who on 402 games in 15 seasons, with trips to the NAIA tournament 14 consecutive times, two national runner-up finishes and the 2010 national title.
Woolridge has been on the bench with Tolin as an assistant, and as a player, Woolridge is third on the Bison all-time scoring list and played in more games than any other player.
OBU stayed in the family to fill the big shoes, and it would seem to be difficult to find anyone else more prepared for this position.
• We were sad to hear of the passing of Northwestern baseball player, Britten Shuck. Shuck was a freshman at NWOSU. He was a member of the Class of 2014 at Seiling High School, where he played football, basketball and baseball. Our prayers are with the Shuck family and the extended Northwestern family.