State college notebook: Northeastern State looking for defensive coaches

by Scott Munn Published: December 13, 2012
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*Former Ponca City High tight end Adam Schlitz was named a Daktronics second team NCAA Division II All-American. The 6-foot-4, 256-pounder is a senior at Emporia State (Kan.).

*Oklahoma Baptist football coach Chris Jensen is getting another former Southmoore player. J.P. Hendrick, a lineman for Jensen at Southmoore, will transfer from Oklahoma State to OBU. Hendrick was a freshman thrower for the OSU track and field team. He was a Class 6A All-Star as a lineman in high school. If he continues as to throw, OBU track and field coach Ford Mastin is getting a good prospect. At OSU, Hendrick placed fifth in the shot at the John Jacobs Invitational and the Kansas State Invitational.

Jensen has eight former Southmoore players on the roster.

MILESTONES

Southern Nazarene won its 100th game under fifth-year men's basketball coach Adam Bohac. No. 100 was assured with two seconds left in the Crimson Storm's 82-79 victory recently over Arkansas-Fort Smith. Quan Conner splashed a 3-pointer — his fifth of the game — to clinch the victory.

“It's fun to get that win, and it's special with so many people that are still here,” Bohac said in a statement. “Coach (Artavius) Bogan has been here for all of them, and so has Jon (West). Some of these seniors have been here for most of them. It's all about players, and we've had some really good players since I've been here.”

Bohac is the fastest coach in SNU men's history to reach 100 victories. That's significant considering the Bethany school's strong basketball tradition built under coaches such as Loren Gresham and Bobby Martin. Gresham is currently school president, and Martin is athletic director.

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*Oklahoma Baptist's volleyball team has two All-Americans: outside hitter Kristin Pressley made the first team, and setter Sabra Clark was a second-team pick. Pressley, the Bison's first two-time All-American, led the Sooner Athletic Conference with 4.33 kills per game and averaged 3.91 digs. Clark is the school record holder for career assists. ... The Bison was No. 5 in the final NAIA rankings, the highest finish for the program in history. OBU won a school-record 35 matches.

SWEAT ROOM

Fort Hays State (Kan.) wrestler Mitchell Means must be seething, if not confused. He started last week as the No. 8-ranked wrestler at 149 pounds in NCAA Division II. Twice, he lost to unranked Jordan Basks of Central Oklahoma. Basks, a junior from Claremore, pinned Means in their first meeting and then decisioned the Fort Hays State junior 3-2 to win the division championship at the Jet Invitational in Wichita.


by Scott Munn
Sports Assistant Editor
Scott Munn joined The Oklahoman/Oklahoma City Times sports staffs in October 1982. He spent a year as a formcharter, three years on the desk and 16 as a reporter. Scott has spent the last nine years as an evening assistant sports editor. Scott's...
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