OCU went through the NAIA national tournament unscathed and collected the program’s 10th national championship and fourth in six years.
The Stars (34-2) were led by Daniela Wallen, who averaged 24.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.4 steals over the five-game tournament stretch, and was recognized as the Most Outstanding Player.
Daniela Gallindo, who earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team, averaged 22.2 points and 4.2 rebounds per game in the tournament.
In the NAIA tournament, OCU defeated: Mid-America Nazarene, 73-63; Montana Western, 81-79; Lindsay Wilson, 80-64; Campbellsville, 87-78; and Lewis-Clark State, 73-66, in the championship game.
Head coach Bo Overton was named the 2017 NAIA Division I Coach of the Year.
No. 1 – Stars softball is simply sensational
No. 2 – OU repeats and repeats and repeats
No. 3 – Lions go undefeated through regular season
No. 4 – OCU WBB picks up fourth title in six years
No. 5 – Owasso breaks through
No. 6 – SGU shuts down
No. 7 – Three-peat for Randall
No. 8 – 48 straight
No. 9 – OCU’s Animat, Shaw dominate NAIA cross country
No. 10 – Luper, Stallard and the Bronchos