Oklahoma Baptist Bison

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Oklahoma Baptist Bison
University Oklahoma Baptist University
Conference Sooner Athletic Conference
Athletic director Robert Davenport
Location Shawnee, OK
Varsity teams 19
Basketball arena Noble Complex
Baseball stadium Bison Field
Nickname Bison
     Green       Gold
Website www.obubison.com

The Oklahoma Baptist Bison are composed of 19 teams representing Oklahoma Baptist University in intercollegiate athletics, including men and women's basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, and track and field. Men's sports include baseball and football. Women's sports include lacrosse, softball, and volleyball. The Bison compete in the NAIA and are members of the Sooner Athletic Conference.[1]

As of July 11, 2014, the NCAA Division II Membership Committee recommended the membership application for Oklahoma Baptist to set up the move from the NAIA to NCAA Division II, primarily joining the Great American Conference, effectively the 2015–16 season.[2]


Men's Women's
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cross Country
Cross Country Golf
Football Lacrosse
Golf Soccer
Soccer Softball
Swimming & Diving Swimming & Diving
Tennis Tennis
Track and Field Track and Field


Oklahoma Baptist has had 15 Major League Baseball Draft selections since the draft began in 1965.[3]

Year Player Round Team
1966 Stewart, CharlieCharlie Stewart 8 Cardinals
1984 King, JamesJames King 36 Mariners
1989 Olmeda, JoseJose Olmeda 23 Braves
1989 Hocking, WilliamWilliam Hocking 22 Giants
1991 Haddock, DarinDarin Haddock 42 Rangers
1994 Evans, PatPat Evans 21 Indians
1997 Robinson, DustinDustin Robinson 12 Reds
1999 Faust, WesWes Faust 46 Giants
2005 Peguero, FelixFelix Peguero 28 Royals
2009 Hylander, SpencerSpencer Hylander 50 Astros
2011 Mirowski, RichieRichie Mirowski 45 Nationals
2011 Brule, KyleKyle Brule 32 Padres
2014 Vela, OsvaldoOsvaldo Vela 21 Dodgers
2014 Page, MatthewMatthew Page 10 Nationals
2014 Merryweather, JulianJulian Merryweather 5 Indians



OBU has won NAIA championships in men's swimming and diving (2012 and 2013) and women's swimming and diving (2013).[4]

On March 9, 2012, swim team member Ivan Maciuniak, age 22, drowned in the pool. A native of Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain, Maciuniak had joined his brother, Mateo, at OBU in January 2012. The Maciuniak brothers were on the four-man 400-meter relay team which won the final event of the meet to claim the national championship in OBU’s first year of intercollegiate swimming.[5][6]


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