Hall of Honor Class of 1996
Bob Fenimore
Bob Fenimore excelled on the offensive side of the ball, the defensive side of the ball, and in special teams play. His exceptional talent and play earned the "Blond Bomber" All-America honors in 1944 and 1945.

The leader of OSU teams that went 8-1 with a Cotton Bowl victory in 1944 and a perfect 9-0 with a Sugar Bowl win in 1945, Fenimore's play was legendary. From his halfback position he established himself as one of the nation's finest players.

The numbers speak for themselves. In 1944 he led the nation in total offense (1,758 yards), was third in rushing (899), eighth in passing (997), ninth in scoring (77), and 13th in punting (37.3). In OSU's undefeated 1945 season he was the national leader in both total offense (1641) and rushing (1119), while ranking seventh in punting (39.0) and 13th in scoring (72). His 18 interceptions during his OSU career are still a school record and his 4,627 career yards of total offense has been eclipsed only by Mike Gundy (7,749). Fenimore was a first round draft choice of the Chicago Bears in 1947.

Ed C. Gallagher
Ed Gallagher started Oklahoma State on its road to greatness in the sport of wrestling. As an athlete, he earned recognition in track and football, but as a coach he excelled in wrestling.

Gallagher put his first Aggie varsity wrestling team on the mat in 1916, the same year in which he became director of athletics. He applied his engineering knowledge of leverage and stress to the development of more than 300 wrestling holds. He was the first to organize systematic practices and paid close attention to diet and training methods.

In 23 years of coaching, he produced 19 undefeated teams, won 138 dual meets with five losses and four ties. At one time his teams won 68 consecutive meets. In the first NCAA Tournament in 1928, four A&M wrestlers out of seven won individual titles to clinch the first national collegiate team title. For his career, he coached in 13 NCAA Tournaments, winning 10 of them, guided 37 individual NCAA champs, 32 national amateur titleholders and three Olympic gold medalists.

Labron Harris
Labron Harris became the first Oklahoma State men's golf coach prior to the 1946-47 season. His teams went on to win 24 conference titles, one NCAA championship (1963), and 20 top-five finishes at the national tournament in 27 years. He coached 31 All-America selections, as well as 1953 NCAA individual champion Earl Moeller and 1968 NCAA individual champion Grier Jones.

Among the OSU All-Americans he coached were Ab Justice, Dave Eichelberger, Bob Dickson, Mike Holder, Danny Edwards, and Mark Hayes. And while those numbers are impressive, the fact that all but four players who played out their eligibility during his time were able to graduate is a tribute to the excellence that made up Oklahoma State golf then and is still a foundation of the school's success today.

He was also largely responsible for the building of Lakeside Golf Course and the Stillwater Country Club, both in Stillwater.

Henry Iba
Described by John Wooden as basketball's greatest friend and finest gentleman, Henry P. Iba is the seventh winningest coach on the all-time list. During his lengthy tenure at Oklahoma A&M, Mr. Iba developed many of the fundamentals that have helped shape the modern game of basketball. Many of the game's greatest figures have roots in the "Iba Tree," a long list of coaches that played for or were influenced by Mr. Iba's principles.

Oklahoma A&M became the first school to win back-to-back basketball national champions in 1945 and 1946 under Mr. Iba's direction. He won 767 games in his storied career, including 655 wins at Oklahoma A&M/Oklahoma State.

Mr. Iba was named the U.S. Olympic coach three times, including the gold medal team in 1964. In addition to his Olympic honors, Mr. Iba earned many other prestigious honors. He was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, as well as the Helms Foundation Hall of Fame. He was twice named the National Coach of the Year, in 1945 and 1946, and served as president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. He was voted into both the Missouri Hall of Fame and the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, and was named as one of Westminster College's Distinguished Alumni.

Bob Kurland
Bob Kurland was the pioneering big man in college basketball. He was the first celebrated 7-footer in college basketball history. Kurland's defensive dominance led to the institution of the goaltending rule in basketball.

He held the OSU career scoring record for 46 years and 53 years later, still holds the school's single-game scoring record (58 points vs. St. Louis in 1946).

Kurland was OSU's only three-time All-American, two-time NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player (1945 and 1946) and he is one of only five players in Division I history who can claim that accomplishment.

He led the team to its two NCAA Championship seasons in 1945 and 1946 and played on U.S. Olympic teams in 1948 and 1952.

Allie P. Reynolds
Allie P. Reynolds attended then Oklahoma A&M on a track scholarship and ran the 100-yard dash, participated in the broad jump and threw the javelin. He was the starting fullback in the single-wing offense for the Aggies in his senior year. His baseball talent was discovered by Henry P. Iba, who asked him to throw batting practice while he recovered from a knee injury suffered in football. Without benefit of any warm up, he struck out the first four batters he faced, without a single hitter making contact.

He was one of the first Oklahoma State baseball players to become a professional when he signed a contract with the Cleveland Indians in 1939, turning down the New York Giants, who drafted him in the third round of the National Football League draft. He played in the major leagues for Cleveland from 1942-1946 when the Indians traded him to the New York Yankees at the request of Joe DiMaggio. Reynolds played for the Yankees from 1947-1954 and helped the team win six World Championships. He pitched in 15 World Series games, and won seven of his nine starts, picking up four saves in six relief appearances. Reynolds struck out 62 batters in 77 1/3 innings and finished his career with a 2.79 ERA and two shutouts in World Series games.

His career was tragically cut short by a back injury suffered when the team's charter bus collided with an overpass. He became only the third person in major league history to throw two no-hit games in a single season in 1951. He defeated Cleveland, 1-0, on July 12, and then beat Boston, 8-0, on September 28 to clinch the American League pennant. Reynolds was 131-60 with 41 saves in eight seasons with the Yankees. He was a member of the Yankees All-Star team selected by former manager Casey Stengel and was awarded a plaque in Monument Park located beyond the centerfield fence at Yankee Stadium in 1989.

Barry Sanders
While playing behind starting-tailback Thurman Thomas in 1987, Barry Sanders had to make his mark somewhere on the field during his sophomore season. He did that returning kickoffs and punts and in fact, his exploits earned him All-America honors as a return man.

With the departure of Thomas, Sanders became the go-to-guy in 1988 and he responded with a season that may not be matched for years, if ever. He established 34 NCAA records, while posting the best rushing season in college football history. Sanders carried for 2,628 yards and recorded four 300-plus yard games during his record-breaking season. His domination of college football that season earned him the Heisman Trophy and helped make the Oklahoma State offense one of the most productive in college football history.

Despite playing just one complete season as the starting tailback before skipping his senior season, Sanders ranks as the ninth leading career rusher in Big Eight history and his 330 points are just one touchdown shy of the league record. Sanders was a first-round draft choice by the Detroit Lions in 1989. The No. 21 jersey Sanders wore as a Cowboy is one of just three numbers (21, 34 and 43) retired at Oklahoma State.

John Smith
John Smith was a 1988 OSU graduate and the three-time All-America pick won back-to-back NCAA championships as a Cowboy in 1987 and 1988, his junior and senior seasons. In his four years at O-State, he captured Big Eight titles in 1985, 1987 and 1988 in the 134-pound division. Smith finished his Oklahoma State athletic career as the winningest Cowboy ever with a 154-7-2 record. He held a 90-match win streak record at OSU, beginning in the second match of his junior season and running through the final match of his collegiate career.

After his career as a wrestler at OSU, his credentials are outstanding. In 1991, he became the only wrestler to win the James E. Sullivan Award, honoring the nation's top amateur athlete for the previous year. He had been named a finalist for the honor on three other occasions. Smith is the only American wrestler to win six world titles in a career, let alone six consecutive. His latest World Championship came at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. The consecutive string started in 1987 with his first world title and continued at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. He added to the string with three more World Freestyle Championships in 1989, 1990 and 1991.

In 1992, Smith became head coach at Oklahoma State and led his team to the 1994 NCAA Championship. Under Smith's direction, the Cowboy Wrestling team has maintained its tradition of excellence. The OSU grapplers have won five NCAA team national championships, over 20 individual national championships, 12 team conference championships, 70 individual conference championships and achieved All-America status almost 100 times in the John Smith Era. Smith has been named the NWCA Coach of the Year twice, and his 11 conference coach of the year honors are the best all-time in the history of the Big 12.

 

Hall of Honor Class of 1997
Neill Armstrong
Neill Armstrong was one of Oklahoma State's most notable football players who has also made incredible contributions as a coach at both the college and professional levels.

Armstrong was one of the catalysts in Oklahoma State's football successes of the mid 1940's. He was a four-year letterman from 1943 to 1946 and was part of OSU's most storied football success. The 1944 Cowboys had an 8-1 record and defeated TCU in the Cotton Bowl. A year later, Armstrong helped guide OSU to a perfect 9-0 record and a Sugar Bowl win over St. Mary's. He was a football All-American in 1943 and 1944 and led the nation in pass receptions in 1944. The 1945 mark is still the only unbeaten, untied season in Oklahoma State football history.

After his OSU playing career, he was an outstanding player in the National Football League and was drafted in the first round by the Philadelphia Eagles. He came back to join the OSU coaching staff in 1955 where he served until 1961. He was the head coach of the Chicago Bears from 1978-1981 and currently works as an advisor for the Dallas Cowboys.

Art Griffith
Art Griffith succeeded Ed Gallagher as Oklahoma A&M head coach and continued the Aggie dynasty in wrestling.

He started his coaching career at Tulsa's Central High School, where his teams won 94 of 100 matches, including 50 in a row, and 10 Oklahoma scholastic championships. He took over from Gallagher in 1941 and won eight NCAA championships in 13 attempts. Griffith guided his teams to 78 victories, four ties and seven losses. He led 10 undefeated teams during his career.

Griffith led individual wrestlers to 27 NCAA titles. He coached the 1948 U.S. Olympic team. He also developed the point scoring system for wrestling bouts, which before had been determined only by falls or time advantage.

Ralph Higgins
Ralph Higgins was a three-sport letterman in basketball, football and track. He won the Southwest Conference 100-yard dash title in his sophomore season as an Aggie, and the 440-yard dash championship his senior season.

As a coach, Higgins spent 32 years as the track and field coach at Oklahoma A&M College. During his tenure at OAMC, his teams won 17 Missouri Valley Conference titles and the 1954 NCAA Cross Country Championship. He also coached 36 men who won NCAA, NAAU or All-American titles under his tutelage.

Higgins coached Jim Mashburn, who was a gold medalist at the 1956 Olympic Games. In 1968, Higgins became coach of the U.S. Army team and had six athletes qualify for the Olympic team and six more for the 1972 Munich Games. He also coached five world record holders.

While at OAMC, Higgins was the president of the U.S. Track Coaches' Association and was named to the Olympic team committees in 1956 and 1960.

Mike Holder
Mike Holder began at OSU as a member of the OSU golf team from 1968 to 1970. He earned honorable mention All-America honors as a sophomore and third-team status after his junior and senior seasons. In 1970, he captured Big Eight medalist honors while leading the Cowboys to the team league title.

Holder's major accomplishments have come since he took over the OSU coaching post on July 1, 1973. Holder won 25 league crowns and eight national championships from 1973-2005. Since a fifth-place national finish in his inaugural season, Holder's teams have finished lower than fourth at the NCAA Tournament just five times, including a string of 13 first- or second-place finishes in 14 years from 1975-88. Altogether, the Cowboys had 18 top-two finishes and 26 top-five finishes during the Mike Holder era. Five of Holder's players won individual national championships.

His successes include not only his team's results on the course, but his players' performances in the classroom. During his tenure, OSU has produced two Ben Hogan Award winners, which is based on academic and athletic excellence nationwide. Kevin Wentworth earned the honor in 1990, and Trip Kuehne claimed the prestigious award in 1995. Only 14 times since 1984 has a golfer been named first-team athletic All-America and academic All-America in the same season, and nine of those times that player was from Oklahoma State.

His vision and fund-raising abilities have resulted in the creation of Karsten Creek, a magnificent new golf course in Stillwater, selected as the Best New Public Course in 1994 by Golf Digest magazine. Mike Holder is one of 5 coaches all-time, regardless of sport, to have won national championships in four different decades.

Holder now serves as Oklahoma State University's Athletics Director.

Myron Roderick
Myron Roderick won 42-of-44 matches and three NCAA titles, one at 137 pounds and two more at 130. He placed fourth in the 1956 Olympic Games at Melbourne, losing a split decision to the eventual champion.

After he returned from the Olympics, he was named head wrestling coach at Oklahoma A&M, just one season after winning his last NCAA Championship. In 1958, he led the Oklahoma State Cowboys to the NCAA team title and was the youngest coach ever to guide a national championship team in any sport. In 13 years of coaching, he produced seven NCAA championships and a dual record of 140-10-7. Roderick put together one streak of 84 consecutive duals without a loss. He guided wrestlers to four gold medals as the U.S. coach in the 1963 World Games and was an assistant in the 1964 Olympics.

As a testament to Roderick’s coaching prowess, he was named the NCAA wrestling coach of the year on three occasions and produced 20 individual NCAA champions and three Olympic gold medalists. He received the two highest amateur wrestling awards when he won Man of the Year in 1971 and when he was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

He also served as the head coach of the Cowboy tennis program from 1958-1967, claiming a 105-23-1 dual record and six conference titles.

As an athletic director, Roderick guided the program at Oklahoma State for seven years from 1983-1990. Under his direction, OSU athletic teams won more than 30 Big 8 championships, as well as four NCAA championships.

Eddie Sutton
Eddie Sutton began as a player at Oklahoma State from 1956-58 and was a member of the 1958 team that advanced to the NCAA Tournament. He played guard and averaged 8.3 points per game and led the Cowboys in free throw percentage as a junior (.843).

His coaching career began at Oklahoma State as he served as the graduate assistant for Mr. Iba during the 1958-59 season. He came back to OSU to become the head coach on April 11, 1990.

It didn't take long for Sutton to dramatically improve the basketball program. In his first year, the Cowboys went 24-8, won the Big 8 Title and advanced to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament. On February 20, 2002 he became just the 14th coach in Division I history to record 700 wins in a career. Under his guidance, OSU has advanced to postseason play in 11-of-12 years, and has won 20 games or more 10 times. At the time of his induction into the OSU Hall of Honor, there were only two active coaches (Jerry Tarkanian and Bob Knight) ranked ahead of Sutton in both victories and winning percentage.

Sutton, who previously coached at Creighton, Arkansas and Kentucky, was the first coach in NCAA history to lead four different schools to the national tournament and was joined in the exclusive club by Lefty Driesell and Jim Harrick following the 2000-01 campaign. He is a four-time national coach of the year and seven-time league coach of the year. One of Sutton's top years at Oklahoma State came in 1995, when he used that season to once again prove he is without equal when it comes to coaching the game of basketball. He led the Cowboys to the 1995 Final Four in Seattle where the Cowboys lost to eventual National Champion UCLA. For his accomplishments, he was tabbed the 1995 National Coach of the Year by Basketball Times magazine.

Sutton's Cowboys made a similar feat in the 2003-04 season, sweeping the Big 12 Conference regular season and tournament championships and advancing to the 2004 Final Four in San Antonio. Sutton had just one losing season in his legendary career, and his OSU teams won at least 17 games in each of year he was at the helm. Sutton retired with over 1,000 career wins and 804 victories on the collegiate level, including 368 with Oklahoma State. He ranks 8th in all-time victories.

Thurman Thomas
Thurman Thomas was one of the best to ever wear a football uniform, at any level.

The all-time leading rusher in Oklahoma State football history, Thomas rushed for 4,595 yards and scored 44 touchdowns over a four-year career that also brought team success to OSU. He was Oklahoma State's leading rusher in each of his four seasons and was the Big Eight Conference leader in both 1985 and 1987. He was voted the Big Eight Conference Player of the Year after both seasons.

In 1985, he finished the season with 1,553 yards, good enough for fourth in the nation. In 1987, his 1,613 yards were the third-most nationally and his 21 career 100-yard rushing games are second all-time at OSU to Terry Miller.

Thomas completed his Oklahoma State career in 1987 and was drafted by the Buffalo Bills. He led the Bills to four straight Super Bowls and was named the NFL's Most Valuable Player after the 1991 season. In 13 NFL seasons, Thomas rushed for 12,074 yards and 4,458 receiving yards. His OSU jersey (34) is one of three that have been retired.

Yojiro Uetake-Obata
Yojiro Uetake-Obata captured three NCAA titles for Oklahoma State and was voted Outstanding Wrestler of the national tournament as a junior and again as a senior.

He won all 57 of his collegiate matches under OSU coach Myron Roderick and clinched three Big Eight Conference titles.

After his sophomore year of competition in 1964, he returned to Japan to win the Olympic gold medal in his home city of Tokyo. Four years later in Mexico City he became the first Japanese wrestler to win two championships in the Olympic Games. While preparing for his second Olympic crown, he spent two years as an assistant coach at OSU, and then returned home to become Japan's national freestyle coach. He guided his country's wrestlers into the 1972 Olympics at Munich and the 1976 Games at Montreal.

 

Hall of Honor Class of 1999
Pete Incaviglia
Pete Incaviglia is the most recognized power hitter in Oklahoma State and NCAA baseball history.

He had the most impressive offensive year in NCAA history as a junior in 1985 in which he set NCAA single-season records for home runs (48), RBI (143), total bases (285) and slugging percentage (1.140). He set the NCAA career records for home runs (100) and slugging percentage (.915) and holds the Big Eight career records for RBI (324) and total bases (635).

He was named first-team All-America in 1984 and 1985 by the American Baseball Coaches Association, The Sporting News and Baseball America. He is one of only two players who were ever voted the Most Valuable Player of the Big Eight Tournament twice, earning the honor in 1984 and repeating in 1985.

He was a first-round draft choice of the Montreal Expos in the 1985 amateur draft and the 15th player selected overall. Traded from Montreal to Texas for two players. Incaviglia was one of only five position players since the draft began in 1965 to go directly from amateur baseball to the major leagues. He played for the Texas Rangers from 1986-1990 and closed out his Ranger career ranked second all-time in home runs (124) and seventh all-time in RBI (388). He tied a Rangers record with 30 home runs in his rookie season and drove in a team-leading 83 RBIs. Incaviglia was named to TOPPS and Baseball Digest all-rookie teams.

On Jan. 14, 1999, Incaviglia was named college baseball's Player of the Century by Baseball America.

Kenny Monday
Kenny Monday won the individual NCAA Championship in 1984 at 150 pounds.

He finished his career at Oklahoma State with a record of 121-12-2, which ranks as the ninth best on the school career record chart. He also finished as a three-time All-American and a two-time Big Eight Champion. Monday won the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, Korea to become the eighth Cowboy wrestler to win the gold. He also won the Freestyle World Championship in 1989 at Martigny, Switzerland. Monday finished second in the world in the 1991 World Freestyle Championships.

Monday also holds titles in the 1987 World Cup, the 1988 US Open Nationals and is the only American to win the Tbilisi Soviet national tournament in 1988. He also earned the silver medal at the 1989 Goodwill Games by wrestling to a scoreless draw with defending world champion Elmadi Zhabrailov of USSR.

Leslie O'Neal
Leslie O'Neal was a two-time All-American while at Oklahoma State. He was a runner-up for the Lombardi Award as the nation's top defensive player in 1985. He was named the Big Eight Defensive Player of the Year his junior year and earned All-Big Eight honors all three years.

O'Neal finished his career at OSU fifth in all-time tackles with 351, including a tie for the 10th best season in Cowboy history with 134 tackles in 1984.

He was a first-round draft choice of the San Diego Chargers in 1986, and he was named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year after posting 82 tackles and 12.5 sacks his first season. He missed the following two seasons with a career-threatening knee injury, but returned in 1989 to earn his first Pro Bowl invitation and was named the Comeback Player of the Year. During his career, the defensive end was selected to the Pro Bowl six times, while recording 136.0 career sacks.

Jesse "Cab" Renick
Jesse "Cab" Renick was one of just 13 Oklahoma State basketball players to ever be named first-team all-conference at least twice, when he was named All-Missouri Valley in 1939 and 1940.

He was also a two-time first-team All-American in 1939 and 1940, Oklahoma State's first player to ever be named twice.

His 1940 Aggie team won the Missouri Valley Conference title with a perfect 12-0 record, and also won the prestigious All-College Tournament championship with a 37-34 win over Texas Tech in the finals.

Renick was a Gold Medal winner in the 1948 Olympic games and was elected the team captain. He was inducted into the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame, and played many years for the Phillips 66 Oilers.

Val Skinner
Val Skinner, the most decorated Cowgirl on the LPGA Tour, was a two-time All-American and Big Eight Individual Champion in 1980 and 1982. She led OSU to a third-place team finish in 1982, the highest in school history.

Skinner had nine individual collegiate victories, the most by any OSU women's golfer. In 1982, she was named GOLF Magazine's Collegiate Player of the Year, and was also named as the Big Eight's Female Athlete of the Year.

Prior to joining the LPGA Tour, Skinner played six events on the Women's Professional Golfers European Tour and claimed four titles. On the LPGA, she won six individual titles in her first 10 years and was a member of the victorious US Solheim Cup team in 1996.

Skinner established the "Cure for the Tour" charity event to help fight against breast cancer.

Dick Soergel
Dick Soergel lettered three years in baseball, basketball and football. In basketball, he averaged 5.6 points and 1.9 rebounds per game in 63 games for his career.

In football, he led the Pokes in passing for three years, was 10th in the nation in passing in 1959 with 1,102 yards, and he is tied for the 10th-longest pass play in OSU history (75 yards). In 1958, he led OSU to a victory in the Bluegrass Bowl, connecting on 6 of 12 passes for 77 yards. He is sixth on the all-time Cowboy passing list with 2,226 yards and was drafted by the New England Patriots in 1960.

In baseball, Soergel pitched three years for the Cowboys. In 1958, he went 4-0 in 32 innings pitched with 17 strikeouts and an ERA of 0.82. In 1959, he was part of the Cowboys' national championship team and went 8-1 in 64 innings pitched with 66 strikeouts and an ERA of 2.10. In 1960, Soergel was 6-2 in 59 innings pitched with 54 strikeouts and an ERA of 1.98 and was named All-Big Eight and All-America that year.

Bob Tway
Bob Tway played for the Cowboys from 1978-1981. He was a three-time All-American, member of the 1978 and 1980 National Championship teams and was the Big 8 individual champion in 1979. He joined the PGA Tour in 1985.

During his PGA Tour career, he has seven career victories, including the Shearson Lehman Brothers-Andy Williams Open, 1986 Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic, 1986 Georgia Pacific Atlanta Classic, 1986 PGA Championship, 1989 Memorial Tournament, 1990 Las Vegas Invitational and the 1995 MCI Classic.

Tway was second in money earned on PGA Tour in 1986 and was named PGA of America Player of the Year. His most memorable moment on the PGA Tour came when he won the 1986 PGA Championship by holing out from a bunker on the 72nd hole to defeat Greg Norman.

He has placed in the top 10 on 80 occasions in his career and placed in the top 10 at the U.S. Open three times during the 1990's. He has currently earned over $7.9 million on the PGA Tour. The Tway legacy continued at OSU's when Bob's son Kevin played for the Cowboys.

Robin Ventura
Robin Ventura was truly one of the greatest collegiate baseball players of all-time.

Ventura finished third in Baseball America's "Player of the Century" poll for college baseball behind Bob Horner and another Oklahoma State Hall of Famer, Pete Incaviglia. Ventura still holds college baseball's hitting-streak record at 58 games while boasting a .428 career batting average.

In addition to the aforementioned feats, Ventura holds seven Oklahoma State offensive records, including the highest single season batting average at .469. Ventura had an unbelievable freshman year in which he hit .469 with 21 homers and 96 RBI. He was named Freshman of the Year by Baseball America. His 96 RBI led the nation, and he also led the team with his 28 doubles and 21 dingers. Ventura established the school record for runs in a season with 107, which also led the nation.

As a sophomore, the left-handed hitter was named Baseball America's Player of the Year in 1987. On the season, he batted .428 with 21 homers and 110 RBIs. It was in this season that he set the record of 58 consecutive games with a hit, establishing himself as one of the best hitters to ever play the college game. He once again claimed All-America and All-Big Eight honors and also claimed the Big Eight Tournament MVP award after going an astounding 11-for-12. Ventura led the Cowboys into postseason play, where he was named to the Mideast All-Tournament team when he hit .417 and led the Cowboys to the College World Series.

During Ventura's junior year, the Cowboys set a school record with a 61-8 mark in 1988, and once again Ventura was named an All-American. He batted .391 at the plate with a career-high 26 homers and 96 RBIs. He also received the Golden Spikes Award as the best player in college baseball for the 1988 season. To cap off his collegiate career he was named the Player of the Decade by Baseball America as well as the starting third baseman on the all-time team.

After the 1988 season, Ventura played in the Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea, and was drafted by the Chicago White Sox with the 10th pick in the first round. On Sept. 4, 1995, at Texas, Ventura became the eighth player in major-league history to hit two grand slams in one game. In 1996, his 34 home runs were the most in White Sox history by a left-hander. Ventura's 167 home runs as a third baseman are a Chicago franchise record. After 10 seasons with the White Sox, the five-time Gold Glove winner signed with the New York Mets in 1999 and helped lead them to the National League Championship Series. In December of 2001, Baseball America named him The College Baseball Player of The Last Twenty Years at the magazine's 20th Anniversary celebration in Boston.

The White Sox named Ventura as their new manager following the 2011 Major League Baseball season.

 

Hall of Honor Class of 2000
Doug Blubaugh
Doug Blubaugh was a three-time All-American wrestler for Oklahoma State from 1955-57. In 1957, he won the NCAA Championship and the National AAU title. After OSU, he went on in 1959 to win the Gold Medal at the Pan-American Games. With this achievement, he and his brother, Jack became the only two brothers capture Pan-American titles. Then in 1960 he went to represent the United States at the Olympics in Rome where he not only won the Gold Medal, but also was named outstanding wrestler. In route to his Gold Medal, he defeated Iranian Emamali Habibi who had never been defeated. After winning the Gold Medal, he went on to coach the U.S. Team at the World Championships in 1971. Finally, he was inducted as a Distinguished Member to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1979.
 
Jim Bolding
Jim Bolding ran track for Oklahoma State from 1969-72, and was a two-time All-American. He earned seven Big Eight titles and was chosen as the conference's Outdoor Outstanding Athlete in 1971 and the Indoor Outstanding Athlete in 1972. Also in 1972, he was named the OSU Athlete of the Year. Currently he still holds the record for the 400 Intermediate Hurdles. After he left OSU, he went on to set the World Record in the 400 hurdles and was named the U.S. Olympic Male Athlete of the Year in 1974.
 
Walt Garrison
Walt Garrison was a fullback for the OSU football team from 1963-65. During that time he rushed for seven 100-yard games as a fullback. He is currently 12th on the OSU all-time career-rushing list with 2,041 yards and an average of 4.5 yards per carry. In 1964, he was named to the All-Academic Team and in 1965 he was an All-Big Eight selection. After OSU, Walt went on to play for the Dallas Cowboys from 1966-74. While at Dallas, Walt played in the backfield with such Cowboy greats as Roger Staubach and Dan Reeves. He was a member of the 1971 World Champion Cowboys and was named to the All-Pro team in 1973. After his playing career at Dallas he was named to the 25th Anniversary Dallas Cowboys All-Time Team along with being selected by Pat Summerall and John Madden to the All-Time Cowboy team.
 
Don Haskins
Don Haskins played basketball for Oklahoma State from 1950-53. During his career at OSU, he was named team captain, earned All-Conference honors and named the Most Valuable Player of the All-College Tournament. That was only the start for Don. He went on to coach at the University of Texas El Paso for 38 seasons compiling a record of 719 wins against 353 losses, which ranks him as the 10th winningest coach in all-time NCAA history. His teams won seven conference championships and earned 14 NCAA Tournament and seven NIT berths. One of the most defining moments in college basketball came when his all-black team upset the legendary Adolph Rupp's all-white Kentucky team for the National Championship in 1966. Haskins is also a member of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, College Basketball Hall of Fame and the National Basketball Hall of Fame.
 
J.W. Mashburn
J.W. Mashburn ran track for Oklahoma State from 1955-57 and became a two-time All-American in the 440 yard and 400 meter dash. He won the 1955 NCAA Championship and also won the 1956 NCAA Championship in the 440-yard dash. After his career at OSU, he went on to compete in the Olympics in 1952 and won Gold Medals in the 1955 Pan American Games and the Olympics in 1956. Recently, he was selected as the Oklahoma 400 Meter Runner of the Century.
 
Bryant Reeves
One of the more popular Cowboys to put on a Cowboy uniform, Bryant Reeves, also known as Big Country, played for the Cowboys from 1992-95. He owns numerous Cowboy records including in field-goal percentage, games played, minutes played and field goals made. He also holds the school record for single-season scoring with 797 points and is second on the all-time scoring list. Bryant made the All-Conference Team three times, was voted the Big Eight Player of the Year twice in 1993 and 1995, and was also a two-time All-American. In 1995 he was a lottery pick chosen sixth overall by the Vancouver Grizzlies.
 
Jerry Sherk
Jerry Sherk was a two-sport star for the Cowboys in 1968 and 1969. He was an All-Big Eight selection on the gridiron and an All-American as a Cowboy grappler in 1969. Jerry's biggest impact came in the NFL where he played for Cleveland Browns from 1970 until 1981. During his career, he was a four-time Pro Bowl Selection and was named Most Valuable Player for three straight seasons by the Browns from 1974 through 1976. Also in 1975, he was chosen as the NFL's Most Valuable Defensive Player. After his career with the Browns, he was named as the Most Valuable Defensive Lineman in Cleveland Browns' history.
 
Michele Smith
Michele Smith played softball for the Cowgirls from 1986-89. She was a three-time All-Big Eight selection, two-time All-Big Eight Academic selection and a two-time All-American in 1988 and 1989. In 1989, she posted a record of 26-3, which is the 13th best in NCAA history. She owns eight OSU records some of which include career victories, career games started and career appearances. Her career record of 82 wins and 20 losses gives her a winning percentage of .804 the 11th best in NCAA history. After her career at OSU, she went on to lead the U.S. team to the Gold Medal in the 1996 Olympics. She will also compete as a member of the U.S. Softball Team in Australia this summer.
 

 

Hall of Honor Class of 2001
A.L. Bennett
A.L. Bennett competed as a forward on Oklahoma A&M's 1946 team that made history by winning the school's second consecutive national championship, making the Aggies the first team to accomplish such a feat. Bennett was a two-time Missouri Valley All-Conference selection and All-American in 1947 and 1948. He led the team in scoring during the 1946-47 season averaging 10.3 points per game. Bennett was selected to appear in the 1946-47 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. He was selected by Providence in the 1948 NBA draft.
 
Mike Gundy
Mike Gundy was the starting quarterback from 1986 through 1989. Gundy helped guide the Cowboys to back-to-back 10-win seasons and bowl appearances in 1987 and 1988. He established game, season and career passing records that are still intact. During his four-year playing career, Gundy passed for 7,997 yards and 49 touchdowns. His final three seasons still rank as the top three single-season passing performances in OSU history, including his senior season when he passed for 2,203 yards. Gundy's 429-yard passing performance against Kansas in 1989 still ranks as the most passing yards in a single game by any OSU quarterback. He also still holds Oklahoma State's record for career total offense (7,749) and has 13 of OSU's top 35 single-game passing performances. Gundy came back to join the OSU coaching staff as offensive coordinator under Head Coach Les Miles in 2001 and became head coach of his alma mater in 2005. Gundy has since led the Cowboys to their first-ever Big 12 Conference championship and a win over Stanford in the 2012 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
 
Byron Houston
Byron Houston is OSU's all-time leader in points, scoring average, rebounds, blocks, field goals attempted, free throws made and free throws attempted. He was selected to the All-American team in 1992 and was one of two Cowboys to earn first-team all-conference honors three times. Houston was named the 1991 Big Eight Player of the Year and Big Eight Tournament MVP in 1992. He was a first-round draft choice (27th overall) by Chicago in 1992.
 
Jon Kolb
Jon Kolb anchored the Oklahoma State offensive line from the center position from 1966-68. He earned All-America accolades during his senior campaign in 1968 and was also a two-time all-conference selection, earning that distinction in 1967 and 1968. Following his senior season, Kolb participated in the Senior Bowl, the North-South Shrine Bowl, the Coaches All-American Game and the College All-Star Game. After being selected in the third-round of the NFL Draft by Pittsburgh, he competed for the Steelers from 1969-81. Kolb helped lead the Steelers to championships in Super Bowls IX, X, XIII and XIV.
 
Frank Lewis
Frank Lewis overcame a minor heart condition to post a 45-5 collegiate record and place second in 1934 NCAA Tournament. In 1935, he won the individual NCAA Championship at the 155-pound weight class. He also led the Cowboys to the team National Championship in 1935. He won the 1935 national freestyle title and was given a gold watch as the first contestant recognized as outstanding wrestler. He was undefeated in the 1936 Olympic trials and won four matches against one loss in the Olympic Games to claim the gold medal at 158.5 pounds. Lewis was inducted as a Distinguished Member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1979.
 
Jackie (Goodman) Rasmussen
Jackie Goodman was one of the most decorated runners in Oklahoma State track history. She competed for the Cowgirls from 1987-1990. During her OSU career, she captured NCAA Championships, winning the 5,000-meter run and the 10,000-meter run. Eleven times the standout harrier was selected as an All-American. Goodman holds both the indoor and the outdoor school records in the 5,000-meter run. On the outdoor track, she turned in a time of 15:52.75 in 1988 to set the school record. Four of her All-America honors came courtesy of the 5,000-meter run, while others included being honored for the 3,000-meter run and the 10,000-meter run.
 

 

Hall of Honor Class of 2002
Clinette Jordan
Clinette Jordan was one of the greatest scorers in Oklahoma State Cowgirl Basketball history. Jordan held the all-time scoring record at Oklahoma State for many years until she was passed by Andrea Riley in 2010. Jordan also set many season and career records during her time at OSU.
 
Joe McDaniel
Joe McDaniel was a three-time NCAA champion wrestler, and led Oklahoma A&M to three team national titles. He was voted Outstanding Wrestler at the 1938 NCAA tournament, and won three freestyle national championships and went undefeated in 12 international bouts.
 
Joe Dial
Joe Dial is one of the greatest athletes in Oklahoma State Track & Field history. Dial was a seven-time All-American, six-time Big Eight champion, and a four-time NCAA champion in the pole vault. He held the American pole vault record nine times, and won the bronze medal at the 1988 World Championships.
 
Pat Smith
Pat Smith is one of the most decorated athletes in the history of Oklahoma State's storied wrestling program. Smith was the first wrestler in NCAA history to win four national championships.
 
Scott Verplank
Scott Verplank is one of the most accomplished golfers to ever contribute to the storied Oklahoma State Cowboy Golf program. Verplank was a 4-time All-American, was named 1986 Big Eight athlete of the year, won the 1986 NCAA championship, and has gone on to great success in the PGA.
 
John Ward
John Ward was a two-sport star at Oklahoma State. Ward earned All-America honors as a member of both the Cowboy Football and Wrestling teams. Ward would later go on to be selected in the first round of the 1970 NFL Draft.
 

 

Hall of Honor Class of 2006
Sam Aubrey
A member of the 1946 Oklahoma State NCAA Champion basketball team, Sam Aubrey served as the head coach for the Cowboys from 1970 until 1973. He entered Oklahoma A&M College in the fall of 1940 and was the starting center on the 1941 freshman team. He was the only sophomore to letter on the 1942 squad which finished with a 20-6 record and won the Missouri Valley Conference title. Aubrey entered the United States Army in the spring of 1943. He was ranked a First Lieutenant upon his discharge and was awarded a Purple Heart and Silver Star for service in the Arno-Po campaign in Italy. Aubrey returned to Oklahoma A&M in September of 1945 and was a starting forward on the 1946 team that went 31-2 and won its second-consecutive national championship. All five starters of that squad, including Aubrey, were named first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference.
 
Tommy Chesbro
Chesbro spent 40 years in OSU athletics as an athlete, coach and administrator. He is one of nine coaches to win an NCAA title at OSU, which he captured in 1971. He spent 15 years as a wrestling coach for his alma mater where he amassed a career record of 227-26, a .900 winning percentage. Before beginning his coaching career at Oklahoma State, Chesbro was a high school coach for eight years at Blackwell and Stillwater, winning a state title and finishing as runner-up twice. Chesbro was inducted as a distinguished member into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1995.
 
Kendall Cross
Olympic gold medalist Kendall Cross developed a steely determination that shaped a unique national and international wrestling career. At Oklahoma State he captured an individual NCAA national championship in 1989 and was a three-time runner-up. Cross competed in two Olympic games. After placing sixth at the 1992 Barcelona games, Cross won the gold medal in the 57 kilogram (125.5 pounds) weight class at the 1996 Atlanta games.
 
Cecil Hankins
Hankins was a talented athlete in multiple sports in the mid-40s at Oklahoma A&M College. In football, Hankins was a major contributor on the 1944 Aggie squad that won the Cotton Bowl and was named to the College All-Star team. He also played halfback for the Aggies during the undefeated 1945 season, helping OAMC take home the 1946 Sugar Bowl in a win over St. Mary's College. On the basketball court, Hankins played for the legendary Mr. Henry Iba and averaged over 13 points during the 1944-45 season. His contributions helped Oklahoma A&M become the first team to win back-to-back NCAA national championships in basketball.
 
Bob Mattick
Mattick played center for the Oklahoma A&M basketball team from 1951-54, and was named a second-team All-American in 1954. Mattick blossomed into one of the nation's best big men while at A&M, and became the first player in school history to average over 20 points per game. He also averaged over 11 rebounds per game, also becoming the first player to average a double-double in one season at OAMC.
 
Christine McMiken
Christine McMiken was a trailblazer in NCAA women's athletics during her days at OSU. A versatile runner and inspirational figure who helped bring national recognition to Oklahoma State, McMiken excelled in various distances that included the 3000-meter and the 10k runs. During her collegiate career, she was an eight-time All-American, earning the award twice in cross-country, twice in indoor track and four times in outdoor track. McMiken, was the 1984 NCAA 10,000-meter champion, and owns the fastest 10k time ever by a collegian. Even though Stanford's Alicia Craig's 32:19.97 is considered the national collegiate record, McMiken ran a non-record acceptable 32:17.1 in a 1986 mixed-gender race. McMiken was the 1985 NCAA Champion in the 3,000-meter run. Her winning time of 8:58.68 set a then collegiate record, and still stands as the Oklahoma State indoor school record. During the same indoor season, McMiken set a then World Record of 14:53.80 at the Big 8 three-mile championships, a mark that stood for 17 years. McMicken's talent excelled well past the confines of the NCAA. She was a member of New Zealand's 1988 Seoul Olympic team, and ran at the 1987 World Championships in Rome. Additionally, McMiken finished seventh at the 1986 IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Newshatel, Switzerland.
 
Terry Miller
A two-time All-America selection (including consensus status in 1977) for the Cowboy Football team, Terry Miller was one of the best to have ever lined up at running back at Oklahoma State. Miller is one of only a few players to have placed in the top-4 of the Heisman Trophy balloting in consecutive years, including a runner-up finish in 1977 behind winner Earl Campbell. Miller played an integral part on the Cowboy team that won the Big Eight Conference championship and defeated BYU in the Tangerine Bowl. Terry Miller was recognized as the Big Eight Conference Player of the Year in 1976 and 1977, and ranks second in the OSU all-time record books for career rushing yards behind fellow OSU Hall of Honor member Thurman Thomas. Miller was selected with the 5th pick in the first round of the 1978 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills.
 
Bobby Pearce
Bobby Pearce seemed to be destined for greatness, even at a young age. Pearce was a three-time state high school champion at Cushing, going undefeated in three seasons. While still in high school, Pearce tried out for the 1928 United States Olympic wrestling team and made it as far as the semifinals of the Olympic Trials. Pearce returned back to Oklahoma and finally made his way to Stillwater to wrestle for Ed Gallagher at Oklahoma A&M. He compiled a 19-3-1 record, winning the 126 lb title at the 1931 NCAAs. One year later, he won the freestyle gold medal as a bantamweight at the 1932 Olympics. Pearce competed as a professional wrestler after the Olympics before becoming a wrestling coach on the high school and college levels. In 1981, Bobby Pearce was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater.
 
Jack VanBebber
Jack "Blackjack" VanBebber was undefeated as a collegiate wrestler for Oklahoma State University in 1929, '30 and '31, winning three NCAA championships at 155 and 165 pounds. He captured National AAU titles his junior and senior years, then moved to Los Angeles in 1932 and won another. The only defeat of his wrestling career came in an early round of the Olympic trials, but he rallied to win the trials and successfully defended his 158.5-pound assignment during final challenge bouts in Los Angeles. At the 1932 Los Angeles games, he defeated Eino Leino of Finland, a four-time Olympian who already owned gold, silver and bronze medals. For more than 50 years VanBebber was the only American-born wrestler to win three NCAA titles and an Olympic gold medal. VanBebber served four years in the infantry during World War II, three of them in the Pacific theater. He then joined the Phillips Petroleum Company for 39 years until his retirement, and taught wrestling to sons of company employees and to Boy Scouts. In 1950, a national poll of U.S. coaches, officials and sports editors selected him as one of the country's top 10 amateur athletes in the first half of the 20th Century.
 
Gary Ward
Gary Ward, the architect of 16 straight Big Eight Conference championships spanning three decades, was inducted into the Cowboy Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004. Ward was Oklahoma State's head baseball coach from 1978 through 1996 and guided the Cowboys to an unprecedented 16 straight conference titles, 17 NCAA regional appearances and 10 trips to the College World Series. Seven of OSU's World Series appearances (1981-87) were in consecutive years, an NCAA record. The Cowboys also appeared in the NCAA championship game three times under Ward. Gary Ward helped Oklahoma State recapture its role among the most respected and well-known programs in the nation. 108 of his players at OSU went on to sign professional contracts and nine were named first team All-America, while countless others received second and third team plaudits during his coaching tenure. Recognized as a leading authority on hitting, Ward's energetic and enthusiastic approach and demonstrations are still in constant demand at baseball clinics throughout the country. He compiled a record of 953-313-1 in 19 seasons in Stillwater, before retiring prior to the 1997 campaign.
 

 

Hall of Honor Class of 2007
Stan Henson
Henson wrestled for three national team champions at Oklahoma A&M (1936-1938) and lost just one match during his collegiate career. A two-time state champ from Tulsa Central, Henson also won the 1937 Pan American Expo and in 1938 held both the NCAA and national freestyle championships. The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Web site says of Henson, "In the never-ending debate over who has been America's greatest wrestler, the name Stanley Henson always receives plenty of support." Henson was the first sophomore to earn NCAA Outstanding Wrestler honors, doing so in 1937. Stan Henson was named the Wrestler of the Decade for the 1930s by Amateur Wrestling News.
 
Jimmy Jackson
Jimmy Jackson was a dominant heavyweight wrestler for OSU from 1975 through 1978. He was a three-time Big Eight and NCAA champion, and competed at the 1976 Olympic Summer Games in Montreal. Jackson compiled a collegiate record of 88-9-2 that included 44 wins by fall during his OSU career. He was a perfect 29-0 with 11 wins by fall his senior year and was 24-1-1 with 14 pins as a junior. During Jackson’s four-year career in Stillwater that lasted from 1974-75 through 1977-78, he was a three-time Big Eight champion. He was a key cog to the Cowboys’ team success during those years, as OSU compiled a 61-5 record during Jackson’s career. Jackson still ranks No. 14 all-time at OSU in career winning percentage.
 
Jim Lookabaugh
Lookabaugh was a standout student-athlete and coach at Oklahoma A&M. As a student-athlete, Lookabaugh was an all-conference basketball player and also participated in baseball and football. As the head football coach, Jim Lookabaugh engineered the rise of one of the top football powers on the plains during the 1940's. Coach Lookabaugh guided the Aggies to victories in the 1945 Cotton Bowl, 1946 Sugar Bowl and to an appearance in the 1949 Delta Bowl. The Aggies had a perfect season in 1945 and their record for consecutive victories in a regular season (9) stood for over six decades until finally surpassed in 2011. Lookabaugh also coached on the high school level in the state of Oklahoma; from 1925 to 1929 at Jet High School, and from 1930 to 1938 at Capital Hill High School. He is also a member of the OSU Alumni Hall of Fame and the National Football Hall of Fame.
 
Lori McNeil
McNeil lettered for the Cowgirls under former coach Ike Groce from 1981-83 before turning pro in 1984. She earned All-American honors in 1982, becoming the first player in the program’s history to earn that distinction. McNeil was also a three-time Big 8 champion during her time in Stillwater. After leaving OSU, McNeil had a successful 19-year professional career before retiring in 2002. One of the highlights of her career came at Wimbledon in 1994 when she upset defending champion Steffi Graff in the first round of the tournament. McNeil would advance to the semifinals before losing. McNeil won 10 singles titles and 32 doubles titles, including the mixed doubles title at the 1988 French Open, during her professional career. She also represented the United States in the U.S. Fed Cup and Wightman Cup. In 2004, McNeil served as an assistant coach for the U.S. Olympic team in Athens, Greece.
 
Ralph Tate
A 1948 graduate of Oklahoma A&M, Tate coached the Cowboy cross country and track and field teams from 1968-82, guiding his alma mater to Big 8 championships in 1972 and 1973 and district titles in 1972, 1973 and 1975. Tate was recognized as the District V Coach of the Year in 1972 and 1973. He led the Cowboys to a fifth place finish at the NCAA Championships in 1973 following a seventh place showing in 1972. During his time as coach, he mentored 29 All-Americans. In addition to his coaching exploits, Tate was also a star sprinter, hurdler, jumper and vaulter for the Cowboys in addition to suiting up for the A&M football team in 1942 and 1946. He set a school record when he was clocked at 14.00 in the 120 yard high hurdles at the 1946 Texas Relays. His time as an athlete was interrupted by World War II, when he left to serve his country in 1944 before returning to Stillwater in 1946. Tate was enshrined in the Drake Relays Coaches Hall of Fame in 1998.
 

 

Hall of Honor Class of 2011
Toby Greene
Greene directed the OSU baseball program for 21 seasons, tallying a record of 318-132. He led the Cowboys to their first four College World Series appearances, captured seven district titles and won the 1959 NCAA title. Greene's national championship squad produced seven professional players. Greene's 1955 squad became the only team in program history to complete the regular season undefeated, winning 22 games in a row. That squad also sent nine players into the professional ranks.
 
Eric Guerrero
Guerrero captured three NCAA individual crowns as a member of the OSU wrestling team. Currently serving as the assistant head coach at his alma mater, he won national titles in 1997, 1998 and 1999. Guerrero was also a four-time All-American and compiled a 117-13 record while helping the Cowboys to three conference team titles. A participant at the 2004 Athens Olympics, Guerrero was a four-time USA senior freestyle champion. He also won four U.S. Open titles, was a World Cup Championship winner and a member of the World Team for five consecutive years.
 
Don Johnson
Johnson competed for Henry Iba's basketball squad from 1949-52. As a junior, he helped lead the Aggies to a 29-6 record and a berth in the 1951 NCAA Final Four. That season, he averaged a team-best 12.1 points per game and was named a first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference selection. As a senior, Johnson again led the squad in scoring at 14.0 points per game en route to earning All-America status from the Helms Foundation. He was a fifth-round pick in the 1952 NBA Draft by Boston.
 
Mark Moore
A standout for the Cowboy football team, Moore earned Associated Press All-America honors in 1985 and 1986 at the safety position. He amassed 311 tackles during his collegiate career. Moore also intercepted seven passes, one shy of the school record, during his junior campaign. Moore earned All-Big Eight honors three times during his career and was a fourth-round pick in the NFL Draft by Seattle in 1987.
 
Bill Platt
Bill Platt was the "Voice of OSU Baseball" for 38 years from 1958-95. Mr. Platt was general manager of KSPI radio in Stillwater for more than 35 years. Platt was named Oklahoma Broadcaster of the Year five times. He also was a former president of the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters. He attended about 1,600 baseball games. Platt was honored with the Distinguished Service Award after working as the voice of OSU baseball from 1958-95. A 1989 inductee into the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame, Platt was also named the Oklahoma Broadcaster of the Year five times.
 
Melanie Roche
Twice selected a first-team All-American as a member of the Cowgirl softball squad, Roche helped OSU reach the Women's College World Series on two occasions. The right-handed pitcher was a three-time All-Big Eight pick, a Big Eight all-tournament selection in 1992 and a member of the all-region team in 1993. Roche holds several school records, including career shutouts, consecutive scoreless innings pitched and season victories. She has represented the Australian National Team at the Olympic Games on four occasions, winning one silver medal and three bronze medals.
 
Willie Wood
Wood earned All-America status during all four of his seasons as a member of the Cowboy golf team. A first-team selection in 1982 and 1983, he won the Big Eight title in 1982 and was named the Fred Haskins Award winner as the nation's top player that same season. Additionally, Wood played the 1982 Masters Tournament as an amateur, tying for 41st place. A member of the 1983 U.S. Walker Cup squad, Wood's eight career wins currently rank third on the school's all-time victories list. As a professional, he won the PGA Tour's Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic in 1996.
 

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