TULSA, Okla.-The Oral Roberts University Athletic Department will add three new members to its Athletic Hall of Fame, it was announced Monday. Former ORU student-athletes Steve Bontrager (men's basketball), Jessica Kellogg (women's soccer) and Pamela Ontiveros (women's golf) comprise this year's class.
All three will be in attendance for the ORU Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony taking place at halftime of the men's basketball game against South Dakota State Saturday, January 24, 2015. The game will tip off at 7 p.m.
Bontrager (1979-81) was a 1981 Street and Smith honorable mention All-American and continues to hold multiple records at ORU. One of the best shooters in school history, Bontrager is the career record holder for free throw percentage at .880, having hit 103 of his 117 attempts. In 1980-81, he connected on more than 90 percent (73-81) of his attempts from the charity stripe. He led ORU in scoring as a senior with 16.3 points per game and was a second team All-Midwestern Collegiate Conference selection.
Kellogg (2002-05) becomes just the second women's soccer player inducted into the ORU Athletics Hall of Fame, and brings with her an impressive resume. In 2004, Kellogg was the Mid-Con Offensive Player of the Year and earned NSCAA/Adidas All-Region second team honors. She was a four-time All-Mid-Con selection, including three first team honors. As a senior, she was named to the CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District second team. She was the conference player of the week seven times, the most in league history and holds the ORU and conference records for career goals (48), points (114) and game-winning goals (17).
Ontiveros (2004-08) was the 2005 conference Newcomer of the Year and went on to win the 2007 individual conference championship, earning Golfer of the Year honors. She earned first team all-conference honors all four years and in 2007 became the first individual from ORU to qualify for the NCAA Championship after tying for ninth overall at the Central Regional. She holds the lowest single-season scoring average (74.4) in ORU history. Ontiveros is the first women's golfer inducted into the ORU Athletic Hall of Fame.
Tickets are available for the game by visiting mabeecenter.com or calling 495-7ORU (7678).