OC DEBUTS STADIUM
Oklahoma Christian University in Oklahoma City will debut its new $3.9 million softball stadium at 1 p.m. Tuesday against West Texas A&M. The Eagles and Buffaloes are scheduled to play a second game at Tom Heath Field at Lawson Plaza at approximately 3.
*Whitney Anderson of St. Gregory's was chosen Sooner Athletic Conference Softball Player of the Week. The senior from McAlester batted .500 with two doubles, a triple and two walks over a four-game stretch. She also scored six times.
Jamie Rateliff of Oklahoma City U. was the SAC Pitcher of the Week. The Mustang product helped the Stars win three games, striking out four in 10 innings. Rateliff surrendered just four hits and finished the week with a 1.24 earned run average.
*Niki Davidson, a freshman catcher/designated player for Oklahoma Christian, was selected Heartland Conference Softball Hitter of the Week. The former Community Christian standout helped the Eagles win three of five road games with a grand slam, six RBIs and a .467 average.
*Hannah Helker and Akela Jones, both from Oklahoma Baptist, are the SAC Women's Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week. Helker, a junior out of Edmond North, won the 5,000-meter run in 16 minutes, 50.97 seconds during the OBU Invitational. The time was 40 seconds better than the previous best for NAIA schools. Jones, a sophomore from St. Michael's, Barbados, set the No. 1 mark in the NAIA for the long jump at 20-feet, 2.25 inches. She is the only female in the NAIA to clear 20 feet this season.
*Josh Gibbs of Central Oklahoma is the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Men's Basketball Player of the Week. The senior forward from Kansas City, Mo., averaged 24.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists during the Bronchcos' two wins last week.