Oral Roberts freshman Emmanuel Nzekwesi was a force all season, and was honored for his efforts after the year, earning Summit League Freshman of the Year honors. Nzekwesi's rookie season is #15 on the #TopORUMoments countdown for the 2016-17 school year.
ELMHURST, Ill. – The Summit League selected Oral Roberts baseball player Miguel Ausua (Peñuelas, Puerto Rico) and South Dakota men’s track & field student-athlete Chris Nilsen (Kansas City, Mo.) as the Male Athletes of the Month and South Dakota women’s track & field athlete Emily Grove (Pontiac, Ill.) as the Female Athlete of the Month for May/June.
The Oral Roberts men’s basketball #NextDayNumbers infographic series was voted “Best in the Nation” by the College Sports Information Directors of America. The infographic earned its honor in the university division of the 2017 CoSIDA Publications Contest. Award winners were announced at the CoSIDA Convention in Orlando, Florida, June 11-14.
After a breakthrough sophomore season that included a run to the NCAA National Championship meet, triple jumper Jaden Purnell has picked up USTFCCCA Honorable Mention All-America honors, it was announced by the organization.
Oral Roberts University is deeply saddened by the death of women’s basketball player Ashley Beatty. ORU Security and Tulsa Police did investigate her death in one of the dorms Thursday evening but have found no evidence of foul play.
SECAUCUS, N.J. – The Oral Roberts baseball team had three players selected on the final day of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft as Dylan Snypes, Bryce Howe and Josh McMinn all had their names called Wednesday.
ELMHURST, Ill. – Sam Grellner and Matt Whatley representing Oral Roberts baseball were named to the 2017 Academic All-Summit League Team as announced by the league office Wednesday. A total of 11 student-athletes were named to the team and honored for their academic and athletic performances this season.
TULSA, Okla. – Featuring 11 home matches and four opponents that reached the NCAA Championship a year ago, the Oral Roberts volleyball team has announced its schedule for the 2017 season beginning August 25, highlighted by trips to West Lafayette, Indiana, Lincoln, Nebraska, and Tampa, Florida.
ELMHURST, Ill. – The Summit League announced the addition of Valparaiso University as an affiliate member for men's tennis beginning with the 2017-18 academic year. The Crusaders were original members of The Summit League, then known as the Mid-Continent Conference, from 1982 to 2007.
Jaden Purnell lived on the edge throughout the postseason as the Oral Roberts sophomore claimed one of the final spots in the west preliminary meet and the very last qualifying spot in the NCAA Championship. Purnell made the most of his opportunity Friday moving up to finish 19th in the nation in the triple jump with a mark of 15.50m (50-10.24).
WICHITA, Kan. – Oral Roberts catcher Matt Whatley was selected as one of three finalists for the prestigious 2017 Johnny Bench Award presented by BaseballSavings.com. He becomes the first finalist from ORU since the award's inception in 2000.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Oral Roberts baseball team had 11th-ranked Arkansas on the ropes Sunday afternoon before the top seed rallied back for a 4-3 victory in an elimination game in the NCAA Fayetteville Regional at Baum Stadium.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – All nine starters tallied at least one hit in a true team effort as Oral Roberts baseball staved off elimination in a dominating, 14-6 win over in-state rival Oklahoma State Saturday afternoon at Baum Stadium in the NCAA Baseball Championship.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Oral Roberts baseball team stranded 10 runners on base as it could not break through against the top seed, No. 11 Arkansas in a 3-0 loss Friday night in the NCAA Fayetteville Regional at Baum Stadium.
Every team has that one special fan, the one that is there through the good, the bad and the ugly. The dedication from that person is more than just support, it's love. For the team, that specific individual is more than just a fan, they’re family. Oral Roberts baseball has that fan, and his name is Gage McCool.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Oral Roberts baseball team is ready for a postseason run starting Friday night at sold-out Baum Stadium in the opening game of the NCAA Fayetteville Regional. The Golden Eagles face No. 1 seed and host Arkansas at 7 p.m. in the double-elimination event. Catch the action all weekend on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app or tune in live to the ORU Sports Network for audio coverage.
TULSA, Okla. – Tickets for Friday night's Oral Roberts baseball game at Arkansas in the 2017 NCAA Fayetteville Regional are sold out, while a limited number of tickets for Saturday's session still are available.
TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts baseball team learned it will travel to Fayetteville, Arkansas for the 2017 NCAA Regional June 2-5 as announced by the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship Selection Show on ESPN2 Monday.
ORU Baseball learned it's headed to the NCAA Fayetteville Regional with Arkansas, Missouri State and Oklahoma State June 2-5. Check out reactions from the Golden Eagles' head coach and several players #SoarAbove
TULSA, Okla. – Miguel Ausua went the distance throwing a complete-game shutout to send Oral Roberts to a 7-0 victory over North Dakota State in the Summit League Championship earning an automatic bid into the NCAA Baseball Regionals.