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Oklahoma scene: Oklahoma Baptist dominates NAIA swimming championships

The men's team wins a second consecutive national championship; the women's squad takes its first national title.
From Staff Reports Published: March 3, 2013
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Oklahoma Baptist's swimming and diving teams are only two years old — but the Bison have made quite the splash in the NAIA. OBU's men's program won its second consecutive national championship, and the women's team won its first late Saturday at the Oklahoma City Community College Aquatics Center.

OBU's men, led by national record-setting performances from Daniel Ramirez (100 freestyle, 100 backstroke) and Nick Schuttinger (100 butterfly, 50 freestyle, 200 freestyle), coasted to 881 team points; runner-up Concordia-Irvine (Calif.) totaled 448.5 points. The women's team had a similar rout, beating Savannah College of Art and Design (Ga.) by 225 points. Laura Galarza, Emma Forbes-Milne, Lisa MacManus and Nicole Wilson contributed to Oklahoma Baptist's victory, winning the 400-meter freestyle relay in a national record 3 minutes, 25.63 seconds.

In all, the OBU men's and women's teams combined for nine national records.

OU CRUSHES PEPPERDINE

Jack Mayfield, Max White and Garrett Carey homered Sunday as Oklahoma whipped Pepperdine (Calif.) 8-1 in the finale of a baseball series at Mitchell Park. A crowd of 1,038 watched starting pitcher Adam Choplick and reliever Billy Waltrip limit Pepperdine to five hits and four walks. Waltrip had seven strikeouts; Choplick had three.

OU (11-1) plays at Texas-Arlington at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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