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WELCOME FROM HEAD COACH RYAN HYBL

Thanks to the generous support of our athletics department and the continued donations we receive through the work of our Chip in Club booster group, we are in a position to compete with the top schools across the country. The financial support allows us to continually upgrade our facilities, including the recent renovations to the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club, which has created a championship venue in our own backyard. I am fortunate to be at OU during a time where success is being celebrated on and off the playing field on a national stage. Our program will mirror this success on the course, in the classroom and in the community. Our men’s golf squad will wear the crimson and cream fully aware of the expectations that follow. Oklahoma is synonymous with competing for championships and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

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GUIDE DESIGN AND WRITING

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The 2009-10 Oklahoma Men’s Golf Guide was designed and produced by the OU Athletics Media Relations Department in Norman, Okla., using Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop.

Phillip Rogers

Visit the official Web site of University of Oklahoma Athletics for the latest news, features, statistics, tournament previews and event recaps.

The guide was printed by Transcript Press at no cost to the taxpayers of the state of Oklahoma. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer (November 2009). The OU Media Relations Department and Sooner golf team thank Charlie Snider for his effort in preparing this publication.

PHOTOGRAPHY Lisa Hall, Jerry Laizure, PGA TOUR images, Ty Russell, Sports Illustrated and OU Athletics Communications archives.

COVER DESIGN Phillip Rogers

PUBLICATION EDITORS

Nike is the official supplier of the OU men’s golf team.

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Dating back to the early days of our program’s storied history, Oklahoma golfers have competed at the highest of levels and we will do everything in our power to return the program to national prominence.

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The time has come for change and we are excited about the new direction of the University of Oklahoma golf program.

Debbie Copp and Mike Houck

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One of the most recognizable names in the collegiate ranks, the University of Oklahoma has become the symbol for success in academics and athletics. The Princeton Review ranks OU among the best in the nation in terms of academic excellence and cost for students, while the athletics department is consistently in the top 25 of the Learfield Sports Director’s Cup Standings.

With two of the top up-and-coming coaches in the NCAA on staff with the OU men’s golf program, the 2009-10 season signals a change in direction as the tradition-rich program looks to regain its spot on the national stage. Look for a veteran senior class to lead a talented group of younger players as the squad looks to regain its spot near the top of the leaderboard.

Ryan Hybl, one of the most decorated golfers in University of Georgia history, and most recently an assistant coach for the Bulldogs, was named the 13th head coach in OU program history. Prior to his coaching stint in Athens, the two-time UGA All-American served as tournament director for the American Junior Golf Association. Joining Hybl is assistant coach Blake Smart, an NAIA honorable mention All-American at Berry College.

The 2009-10 roster features a blend of veteran players and talented newcomers eager to begin play in Ryan Hybl’s inaugural season at the helm of the program. The OU lineup features more than two seniors for the first time since the 2005-06 season, as the trio of Ben Blundell, Eric Durbin and Tyler Rody look to provide senior leadership to a team ready for a breakout season.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS BOOMER SOONER Tournament Schedule ........................................ 1 Roster ................................................................. 6 Quick Facts .......................................................... 7 OU Communications Directory ............................ 8 Media Directory ................................................ 10 Driving Directions ..............................................12 Facilities .............................................................14 NCAA Championship Season ..............................22 Sooners on Tour .................................................25 Welcome to Norman ..........................................26 Sooner Spirit ......................................................32 What Do You Know About OU? ...........................35 Academic Spotlight ...........................................38 Community Service ............................................48 Big 12 Conference ..............................................49

THE SOONERS Brandon Bell ......................................................78 Ben Blundell ......................................................79 Sam Braver ........................................................80 Eric Durbin .........................................................81 Liam Logan ........................................................82 Riley Pumphrey..................................................83 Tyler Rody ..........................................................84 Ryan Sirman.......................................................85 Cole Wiederkehr .................................................86 Chris Wilson .......................................................87 Freshmen Profiles ..............................................88 Know the Team ..................................................90

2008-09 REVIEW Season Recap .....................................................92 Team Scores ...................................................... 93 Individual Statistics ........................................... 93 Tournament Results .......................................... 95 HISTORY All-Americans ..................................................100 All-Time Coaches ..............................................101 All-Time Victories ............................................ 101 OU Golf Records .............................................. 102 All-Time Conference Results ............................ 104 Postseason Results .......................................... 106 NCAA Individual Champions ........................... 107 All-Time Letterwinners ................................... 108 Program Award Winners ................................ 110 All-Time Results .............................................. 111

2009-10 SEASON Season Preview ..................................................54 Tournament Information....................................56 THE STAFF Head Coach Ryan Hybl ...................................... 62 Assistant Coach Blake Smart ............................. 66 Support Staff..................................................... 67 Administration .................................................. 70 Leading the Sooners to the MacDonald Cup title last season were Liam Logan and Riley Pumphrey, who finished second and fifth, respectively. Behind the stellar play of the Oklahoma duo, OU defeated the 14-team field by eight shots at the Course at Yale in New Haven, Conn., on Oct. 5, 2008. The win marked OU’s first tournament title since the 2006 Big 12 Championship.

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Oklahoma picked up its first regular season win since 2001 with an eight-shot triumph at the MacDonald Cup in New Haven, Conn., on Oct. 5, 2008. The Sooners would continue their strong play the following tournament, sharing second in a stacked field at the Baylor Intercollegiate on Oct. 28. All told, OU would record three top-five finishes on the season.

Few schools can match the storied history of the OU men’s golf program. The Sooners are synonymous with excellence on and off the golf course, boasting 48 All-Americans, 14 conference titles and the 1998 NCAA national title. Also, many Oklahoma golfers have been honored with numerous academic accolades.

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brandon BELL

ben BLUNDELL

sam BRAVER

nathan CHAMBERS

eric DURBIN

nathan HUGHES

davis LEE

liam LOGAN

riley PUMPHREY

tyler RODY

ryan SIRMAN

cole WIEDERKEHR

chris WILSON

ryan HYBL

blake SMART

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ALPHABETICAL ROSTER Name Bell, Brandon Blundell, Ben Braver, Sam Chambers, Nathan Durbin, Eric Hughes, Nathan Lee, Davis Logan, Liam Pumphrey, Riley Rody, Tyler Sirman, Ryan Wiederkehr, Cole Wilson, Chris

Year R-Fr. Sr. So-Tr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. Sr. Jr. R-Fr. Jr.

Height 6-1 5-10 6-0 5-9 6-4 5-11 5-11 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-1 6-0 5-10

Hometown (Previous Schools) Norman, Okla. (Norman North High School) Rowlett, Texas (Rowlett High School) Roswell, Ga. (South Carolina) Purcell, Okla. (Purcell High School) Houston, Texas (Cypress Creek High School) Bartlesville, Okla. (Bartlesville High School) Pacific Palisades, N.J. (Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy) Ft. Worth, Texas (Paschal High School) Georgetown, Texas (Georgetown High School) Andover, Kan. (Andover Central High School) Tyler, Texas (Grace Community High School) Tulsa, Okla. (Jenks High School) Tulsa, Okla. (Cascia Hall High School)

Head Coach — Ryan Hybl (HIB-ul), Georgia (2004) | Assistant Coach — Blake Smart, Berry College (2004)

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Pronunciation blun-DELL

DUR-bin

LEE-um PUMP-free

WHIT-uh-ker


QUICK FACTS 2009-10 QUICK FACTS Location ......................................... Norman, Okla. Enrollment ................................................ 30,092 Founded ....................................................... 1890 Nickname ................................................ Sooners Colors ..................................... Crimson and Cream Conference ..................................................Big 12 President ........................................ David L. Boren Athletics Director ........................... Joe Castiglione Website .................................... SoonerSports.com Home Course ..............Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club Par ............................................................72 Yardage ...............................................7,380 Course Phone ...................... (405) 325-6716 COACHING STAFF Head Coach ........................................... Ryan Hybl Alma Mater ............................Georgia, 2004 Years at OU ............................................ First Assistant Coach .................................. Blake Smart Alma Mater ................... Berry College, 2004 Years at OU ............................................ First

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PROGRAM HISTORY National Championships ....................... One (‘89) Individual National Champions ....................... Two Regional Championships......... Three (‘89, ’95, ‘01) Conference Championships ................................14 Tournament Victories .................... 25 (Since 1980)

MEDIA INFORMATION OU Men’s Golf Contact ...................... Phillip Rogers Office Phone ........................ (405) 325-8413 Cell Phone ........................... (405) 880-0794 Fax ....................................... (405) 325-7623 E-mail ........................philliprogers@ou.edu

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TEAM INFORMATION 2008-09 Big 12 Finish .....................................10th Postseason ...................................................... N/A Returners ....................................................... Nine Brandon Bell ................ Norman, Okla., R-Fr. Ben Blundell .....................Rowlett, Texas, Sr. Eric Durbin .......................Houston, Texas, Sr. Liam Logan ..................Fort Worth, Texas, Jr. Riley Pumphrey ........Georgetown, Texas, So. Tyler Rody ......................... Andover, Kan., Sr. Ryan Sirman .......................... Tyler, Texas, Jr. Cole Wiederkehr ................Tulsa, Okla., R-Fr. Chris Wilson ...........................Tulsa, Okla., Jr. Newcomers .................................................... Four Sam Braver......................Roswell, Ga., So-Tr. Nathan Chambers ...............Purcell, Okla., Fr. Nathan Hughes ............Bartlesville, Okla., Fr. Davis Lee ................ Pacific Palisades, N.J., Fr. Letterwinners Lost ........................................ None

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JENNIFER VAN TUYL

Senior Associate Athletics Director for Communications - Football kmossman@ou.edu

Communications Student Assistant - Rowing jenvantuyl@ou.edu

MIKE HOUCK

DEBBIE COPP

Associate Communications Director - Men’s Basketball mhouck@ou.edu

Director of Publications dcopp@ou.edu

JARED THOMPSON

SCOTT MATTHEWS

Associate Communications Director - Women’s Basketball jaredthompson@ou.edu

Director of Graphic Design smatthews@ou.edu

DAVID BASSITY

JASON MATHESON

Assistant Communications Director - Track & Field / Cross Country dbassity@ou.edu

Director of Internet Services jmatheson@ou.edu

CASSIE GAGE

TORY KUKOWSKI

Assistant Media Relations Director - Volleyball / Softball cassie@ou.edu

Assistant Director of Internet Services tkukowski@ou.edu

CRAIG MORAN

OU Athletics Communications

Assistant Communications Director - Soccer / Baseball cmoran@ou.edu

Communications Main Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (405) 325-8231 Communications Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (405) 325-7623

MITCH HECKART

University of Oklahoma Athletics Communications McClendon Center, Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium Suite 2525, 180 W Brooks St, Norman, OK 73019

Communications Graduate Assistant - Wrestling mitch86@ou.edu

PHILLIP ROGERS Communications Graduate Assistant - Women’s Gymnastics / Men’s Golf philliprogers@ou.edu

JASON BODIN Communications Student Assistant - Men’s Tennis Jason.R.Bodin-1@ou.edu

LESLIE KOCH Communications Student Assistant - Women’s Tennis lesali@ou.edu

STEPHANIE TURNER Communications Student Assistant - Women’s Golf stephanieturner@ou.edu

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SoonerSports.com The latest, official information on Oklahoma golf is available at SoonerSports.com. Log on for complete media services including statistics, rosters, bios, schedules and more. Oklahoma Golf Online Official OU Athletics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SoonerSports.com Big 12 Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Big12sports.com


OU DIRECTORY HEAD COACHES Baseball Sunny Golloway ............................................................................405.325.8354 (Oklahoma Christian, 1984) Basketball (Men) Jeff Capel .......................................................................................405.325.4732 (Duke, 1997) Basketball (Women) Sherri Coale ....................................................................................405.325.8322 (Oklahoma Christian University, 1987) Cross Country/Track & Field Martin Smith .................................................................................405.325.8212 (Bridgewater College, 1974) Football Bob Stoops.....................................................................................405.325.8245 (Iowa, 1983) Golf (Men) Ryan Hybl ......................................................................................405.325.8342 (Georgia, 2004) Golf (Women) Veronique Drouin ...........................................................................405.325.8343 (Kent State, 2003) Gymnastics (Men) Mark Williams ................................................................................405.325.8341 (Nebraska, 1980) Gymnastics (Women) K.J. Kindler .....................................................................................405.325.6876 (Iowa State, 1992) Rowing Leeanne Crain ................................................................................405.325.6961 (UCLA, 1988) Soccer Nicole Nelson .................................................................................405.325.8296 (Oklahoma City, 1997) Softball Patty Gasso ....................................................................................405.325.8371 (Long Beach State, 1984) Tennis (Men) John Roddick..................................................................................405.325.8362 (Georgia, 1998) Tennis (Women) Dave Mullins ..................................................................................405.325.8325 (Fresno State, 2001) Volleyball Santiago Restrepo..........................................................................405.325.8364 (East Stroudsburg, 1986) Wrestling Jack Spates.....................................................................................405.325.8209 (Slippery Rock, 1975)

DEPARTMENT HEADS Accounting Beth Kelly ......................................................................................405.325.8452 Broadcasting/SoonerVision Brandon Meier ...............................................................................405.325.8875 Development Matt Roberts ..................................................................................405.325.8237 Event Management Lindy Roberts .................................................................................405.325.8225 Facilities Danny Davis ...................................................................................405.325.8235 Food Service Stacy Lemmert...............................................................................405.325.8350 Graphic Design Scott Matthews..............................................................................405.325.8223 Internet Services Jason Matheson .............................................................................405.325.4274 Promotions Dave Haskin ...................................................................................405.325.5482 Publications Debbie Copp...................................................................................405.325.8367 Sports Enhancement Jerry Schmidt .................................................................................405.325.8370 Sports Medicine Scott Anderson ..............................................................................405.325.8332

MEN’S GOLF OFFICE Head Coach Ryan Hybl .................................................................... (405) 325-8342 E-mail ............................................................................ ryhbl@ou.edu Assistant Coach Blake Smart ................................................................. (405) 325-8486 E-mail ......................................................................... bsmart@ou.edu Mailing Address ............................................................................One Par Drive Norman, OK 73072

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ADMINISTRATION Director of Athletics Joe Castiglione ...............................................................................405.325.8208 Executive Associate Athletics Director Larry Naifeh ...................................................................................405.325.8241 Senior Associate AD/Academics & Student Life Dr. Gerald Gurney ...........................................................................405.325.8398 Executive Director of Compliance Jason Leonard ................................................................................405.325.8316 Senior Associate AD/Communications Kenny Mossman.............................................................................405.325.8231 Senior Associate AD/SWA Gloria Navarez ................................................................................405.325.7718 Senior Associate AD/CFO Greg Phillips...................................................................................405.325.1868 Associate AD/Ticket Operations Billy Ray Johhnson .........................................................................405.325.8194 Assistant AD/Business Luther Lee ......................................................................................405.325.1844 Assistant AD/Development Matt Roberts ..................................................................................405.325.8546 Assistant AD/Internal Operations Robert Smith .................................................................................405.325.8430 Assistant AD/Marketing Charlie Taylor .................................................................................405.325.7811 Assistant AD/General Manager of Lloyd Noble Center Greg Tipton ....................................................................................405.325.8379 Special Assistant to the AD Merv Johnson ................................................................................405.325.8262 Executive Director of Varsity O Association/Special Assistant to AD Joe Washington..............................................................................405.325.8224

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MEDIA DIRECTORY ASSOCIATED PRESS Jeff Latzke, Sports Editor Central Park One, Suite 202 Oklahoma City, OK 73105 405.525.2121 - Phone 405.524.7465 - Fax

KFOR (NBC CHANNEL 4) Bob Barry, Jr., Sports Director 444 E Britton Road Oklahoma City, OK 73114 405.478-6366 - Phone 405.478-6337 - Fax

KNTL/WWLS (104.9 FM/640 AM) Randy Heitz, Sports Director 4045 N.W. 64th, Suite 600 Oklahoma City, OK 73116 405.858.6112 - Phone 405.848.1497 - Fax

THE OKLAHOMAN Mike Sherman, Sports Editor P.O. Box 25125 Oklahoma City, OK 73125 405.475.3314 - Phone 405.475.3315 - Fax

KOCO (ABC CHANNEL 5) Mark Rodgers, Sports Director P.O. Box 14555 Oklahoma City, OK 73113 405.475.5257 - Phone 405.478.6675 - Fax

KREF (1400 AM) T.J. Perry, Sports Director 2020 E. Alameda Norman, OK 73071 405.321.1400 - Phone 405.321.6820 - Fax

TULSA WORLD Mike Strain, Sports Editor P.O. Box 1770 Tulsa, OK 74102 918.581.8355 - Phone 918.581.8352 - Fax

KWTV (CBS CHANNEL 9) Dean Blevins, Sports Director P.O. Box 14159 Oklahoma City, OK 73113 405.841.9940 - Phone 405.841.9989 - Fax

KOKC (1520 AM) Randy Renner, Sports Producer P.O. Box 14818 Oklahoma City, OK 73153 405.794.4000 - Phone 405.793.0514 - Fax

NORMAN TRANSCRIPT Clay Horning, Sports Editor P.O. Drawer 1058 Norman, OK 73070 405.366.3535 - Phone 405.366.3516 - Fax

KOKH (FOX CHANNEL 25) Myron Patton, Sports Director 1228 E. Wilshire Blvd. P.O. Box 14925 Oklahoma City, OK 73113 405.475.9139 - Phone 405.475.9120 - Fax

KTOK/WKY (1000/930 AM) Ken Post, Sports Director 50 Penn Place Oklahoma City, OK 73101 405.840.5271 - Phone 405.840.2746 - Fax

OKLAHOMA DAILY 860 Van Vleet Oval, Room 160 Norman, OK 73019 405.325.7630 - Phone 405.325.6051 - Fax LAWTON CONSTITUTION Joey Goodman, Sports Editor P.O. Box 2069 Lawton, OK 73502 405.353.0620 - Phone 405.585.5140 - Fax DAILY ARDMOREITE I.C. Murrell, Sports Editor P.O. Box 1328 Ardmore, OK 73402 405.223.2200 - Phone 405.226.0050 - Fax

KJRH (NBC CHANNEL 2) Al Jerkens, Sports Director P.O. Box 2 Tulsa, OK 74105 918.748.1539 - Phone 918.748.1436 - Fax KOTV (CBS CHANNEL 6) John Holcomb, Sports Director P.O. Box 6 Tulsa, OK 74101 918.599.1446 - Phone 918.584.5513 - Fax

KTBZ/KAKC (1430/1300 AM) Chris Plank, Sports Director 5801 E. 41st, Suite 900 Tulsa, OK 71435 918.664.2810 - Phone 918.665.0555 - Fax KRMG (740 AM) Rick Couri, Sports Director 7136 South Yale, Suite 500 Tulsa, OK 71436 918.493.7111 - Phone 918.493.2376 - Fax

KTUL (ABC CHANNEL 8) Chris Lincoln, Sports Director P.O. Box 8 Tulsa, OK 74101 918.446.3351 - Phone 918.445.9359 - Fax KOKI (FOX CHANNEL 23) Steve Layman, Sports Director 2625 South Memorial Tulsa, OK 74129 918.388.5263 - Phone 918.388.0516 - Fax

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SOONERVISION Brandon Meier, Executive Producer 180 W. Brooks Norman, OK 73019 405.325.8875 - Phone FILM, VIDEO, BROADCAST PRODUCTION SERVICES Chris Turner, Special Production Coord. 1600 S. Jenkins Norman, OK 73019 405.325.6888 - Phone


SOONERSPORTS.COM The University of Oklahoma, in conjunction with its multimedia rights partner, Sooner Sports Properties, signed on to become a partner in CSTV’s industry leading Online Network. CSTV operates Oklahoma’s official athletics Web site, providing Sooner fans with the most in-depth coverage and interactive content of Oklahoma sports that has ever been available. The new and improved Web site, SoonerSports.com, launched on July 1, 2007, and was redesigned in the fall of 2009. The OU Athletics Department and CSTV committed considerable research, planning and design resources in developing the new SoonerSports.com. OU is recognized as a leader in intercollegiate athletics and its official site follows in that tradition. For many, the site serves as the front door to the Sooner experience. SoonerSports. com also provides an integral link between OU student-athletes, their families, coaches, Oklahoma students, fans, prospective student-athletes, alumni, media, donors, corporate partners, the University and peer institutions in the Big 12 Conference and the NCAA. The new site strengthens Oklahoma’s commitment in bringing its fans the most extensive coverage of the Sooners direct from Norman. By utilizing the latest technology, including webcasts, podcasts, RSS feeds, wireless services and more, OU presents fans with unprecedented opportunities to access official Sooner news, features and multimedia. In addition to Oklahoma All-Access, CSTV launched a custom Web site with a variety of online features including an e-commerce store, photo galleries and CSTV’s exclusive GameTrackerTM technology, which allows fans to follow live simulated game action, details and full play-by-play of their favorite Sooner sports. SoonerSports.com will also receive CSTV’s industry-leading online and new media solutions, including access to new distribution platforms such as CSTV2Go mobile and podcasting. Sooner Sports Properties is a division of Learfield Sports, which administers multimedia rights for nearly 35 collegiate institutions and associations including fellow Big 12 members Colorado, Iowa State, Kansas State, Missouri and Texas A&M.

BEN BLUNDELL The Dallas-based company also secures marketing partnerships for the Black Coaches Association (BCA) and provides exclusive sports programming to more than 1,000 radio stations throughout the country. Additionally, Team Services, LLC, a Learfield Sports company, specializes in venue naming rights, marketing research and sales consultation. CSTV Networks, Inc., now part of the CBS Corporation, is the leading digital and cable programming company dedicated to college sports. Connecting more fans to more college sports than any other company, its many platforms for programming distribution include CSTV: College Sports TV, televising regular-season and championship events for 35 men’s and women’s college sports; CSTV.com and its network of more than 215 official athletic sites; CSTV All Access, broadband services providing live audio and video of more than 10,000 events annually; as well as satellite television and radio, in-flight entertainment, wireless networks and more. Further information is available at www.CSTV.com.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM WILL ROGERS AIRPORT (OKLAHOMA CITY): Travel west on Interstate 44. Stay in lane to where I-240 begins. Exit right on to I-35 South (4A). Exit off the State Highway 9 interchange (108B). Travel east approximately three miles until reaching the Jenkins Avenue interchange and turn left. Travel Northbound until first traffic light, which is Constitution Street. Make a right turn on Constitution and travel eastbound until you reach the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club and the Charlie Coe Center on your left. FROM DALLAS-FT. WORTH AREA: Travel north on Interstate 35. Exit off the State Highway 9 interchange (108B). Travel east approximately three miles until reaching the Jenkins Avenue interchange and turn left. Travel Northbound until first traffic light, which is Constitution Street. Make a right turn on Constitution and travel eastbound until you reach the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club and the Charlie Coe Center on your left. RETURN TO OKC AIRPORT Drive I-35 north from Norman to I-240 west. Follow I-240 west to I-44 (I 240 automatically merges with I-44 just west of May Avenue). Take Exit 116B, Airport Road, exit on the left. Follow Airport Road west to Meridian Ave. Take the Meridian Avenue southbound exit and follow Meridian south approximately one mile to the airport.

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SOONERS SPEAK THEIR MIND

WHY I CHOSE

OKLAHOMA RILEY PUMPHREY Georgetown, Texas I chose the University of Oklahoma because of the awesome golf course and practice facility both being located right on campus. Plus the tradition of both the golf program and the athletics department as a whole.

DAVIS LEE Pacific Palisades, N.J. I chose OU because it is a great school with a great golf program and has the best football team in the nation.

NATHAN CHAMBERS Purcell, Okla. I chose the University of Oklahoma because it is the greatest school ever.

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Collegiate golf facilities have experienced heightened levels of competitiveness over the past decade. Each year, more schools are putting forth the resources necessary to compete on a national level. The most expensive and difficult resource for any college program to attain is an exclusive practice facility for the members of the team. Through the dedication and enthusiastic support of the University and its donors, Oklahoma golf has remained on the forefront of this trend, as the Charlie Coe Center certainly fills this need. The Coe Center has gained a reputation as the model facility for college golf. Each year since its opening, several major Division I universities have inquired about copying the facility. Many have traveled to Norman for a first-hand look. Coe attended OU from 1946-48 and became one of the most celebrated amateur golfers in the game’s history. A two-time U.S. Amateur winner, Coe never turned professional, instead choosing to spend time with his wife and family. He made 19 Masters appearances and owns almost every Masters amateur record, including top-25 finishes (9), top-10 finishes (3), eagles (6), rounds played (67) and most times low amateur (6). The center, funded by private donations, is located at the south end of the driving range at the Jimmie Austin University of Oklahoma Golf Club, which underwent a $5 million facelift in 1997 and is currently scheduled to receive additional significant improvements to the locker rooms, lounge area and hitting bays. The 7,000-square foot, indoor-outdoor facility allows golfers a place to practice every day. There are three hitting bays that the players can use to practice with or without video. The video system is the most up-to-date equipment on the market. The video cameras are integrated into a computer system that provides consistent clear images and feedback.

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The building also houses locker rooms and offices for both the men’s and women’s teams, as well as numerous items documenting the history of golf at the University of Oklahoma.

“I can’t overemphasize how beneficial this facility is to our program. Not many schools can lay claim to an on-campus practice facility and that really benefits our golfers who can come out and work on their game regardless of the amount of time they have before class, study hall or any other obligations. Instead of having to drive half an hour just to reach the facility, like a lot of schools, we are five minutes from anywhere on campus. “With the aesthetic improvements that are currently underway, it will compare favorably with just about any program in the country. The facility is isolated to just the men’s and women’s programs, so there aren’t any distractions when you want to come work on your game. Plus, it is located right on the edge of the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club, which offers a challenging test to any golfer.” — RYAN HYBL


CHARLIE COE GOLF LEARNING CENTER Additionally, the center also includes an expansive outdoor practice area. Designed exclusively for the OU golf teams, this part of the complex is 225 yards wide and 90 yards deep. Opened in September of 1996, both the men’s and women’s golf teams have been training here with very positive results. The center is located on the OU campus making it easily accessible for every Sooner golfer. The practice complex was developed by Tripp Davis, a former Sooner All-American and member of the 1989 national champion OU golf team, in conjunction with Bob Cupp and Gregg Grost. The coaching staff, along with golf course superintendent Jason Faires, have worked with Davis each season to make improvements to the Coe Center. Scheduled improvements include many interior updates that will continue the Coe Center’s reputation as one of the best practice facilities in the county. The south end complex has two satellite chipping greens, as well as a 12,000-square foot bent grass chipping area with seven bunkers to cover a myriad of sand and stance possibilities. There is also a bent grass and Bermuda grass putting green.

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“Jimmie Austin and the Coe Center were great assets to my game while I was at OU. The convenience of both facilities being right on campus allowed me to work on my game even if I only had an hour or so. It was also a great place to hang out and grab breakfast or lunch.”

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Named one of Golfweek’s “Best Courses You Can Play” in 2008 and 2009. “The University of Oklahoma is very proud to be the first collegiate golf course ever selected to host the prestigious U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship. It’s a real tribute to the beauty and challenges of the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club and, also, the donors who have supported the course with their generous gifts.” OU PRESIDENT DAVID L. BOREN

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JIMMIE AUSTIN OU GOLF CLUB Named one of the most difficult courses by Golfweek magazine in 1999 and one of the best collegiate courses by Travel & Leisure magazine in 2001, the Jimmie Austin University of Oklahoma Golf Club has been renovated to test even the best golfer who dares to set foot on it. Highlighting the changes made to the course during a $2 million dollar update from 2007-08 included the renovation of all greens and bunkers. The greens were switched to the A1/A4 strain of bentgrass, which is aggressive in choking out poa annua and is drought and heat tolerant. For the bunkers, the old characteristic of high-sodded faces was removed and replaced with new high-sand faces. Also installed were state-of-the-art draining technology and new white sand from south Texas.

“The main reason for the changes is our commitment to provide the OU golf teams, our members, and our university students, faculty, and staff quality products, a quality golf course, and a level of service that you would expect from the best of clubs.” — Rodney Young, Director of Golf Additionally, the front and back nines were flipped so the current number one is the old number 10 and vice versa. There have been seven new back tees added making the back tees stretch out to over 7,400 yards and increased the course rating to 76.1. These recent upgrades are just the beginning of what is a much larger master plan to make the 7,430-yard Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club the top public venue in the state of Oklahoma. The course’s other amenities include a full driving range including fairway bunker hitting areas, a chipping and sand play practice green and a practice putting green. The inside of the clubhouse also offers golfers a unique experience. Equipped with a great menu, Jimmie Austin houses a fully operating restaurant and sports grill. Enjoy your meal in the comfort of a dining area complete with large screen TVs and leather chairs for relaxing or outside on the patio overlooking the golf course. The patio, by design, allows onlookers to view the 18th and 9th greens as well as the first and third tees. The course served as the site of the 1997 NCAA Men’s Central Regional, the 1997 Oklahoma State Amateur, the 1998 Big 12 Women’s Championship and became the first university course to host the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship in 2009.

“When you walk through the clubhouse here at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club, there’s no doubt what they are most proud of. Framed photos, plaques, golf memorabilia and featured news articles on the walls, all with that distinct Sooner crimson and cream, make up a shrine to the great golfers that have come through the program here at the University of Oklahoma. They include names like 2004 British Open Champion Todd Hamilton, and PGA Tour players Andrew Magee, Glen Day, Grant Waite, Craig Perks, and Doug Martin. There are numerous magazine covers dedicated to 2008 USA Ryder Cup star Anthony Kim who, as an amateur, was on the 2005 USA Walker Cup Team, and at the U.S. Amateur Public Links was the stoke-play medalist in 2005 and runner-up in 2006. But there’s one particular area, just outside the player lounge, that is dedicated to former Sooner Hunter Haas, who captured the 1999 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship – the same trophy that players are competing for here this week, 10 years later.”

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Originally created in 1950 by the innovative Perry Maxwell, the course went through a major facelift in 1995 under the direction of Bob Cupp. The University of Oklahoma spent nearly $5 million for the updated design which included a state-of-the-art irrigation system, seven new holes, changes to the other 11 holes and numerous improvements made to the club house and the practice range.

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At a length of more than 600 yards and playing into the prevailing south wind, the par-5 fifth hole is one of the most difficult holes at Jimmie Austin. The tee shot is deceptively tough as the wind substantially narrows the widest landing area on the course. Two solid shots will leave a short-iron approach into a green that is guarded by a signature 60-foot oak tree. The hole is preceded by one of the more challenging tee shots on the course at the par-4 fourth hole. The fairway is lined by trees and two fairway bunkers on the left and native area and another two fairway bunkers on the right. A solid tee shot leaves a mid to long iron into an elevated green. After navigating these two holes, you reach the par-3 No. 6, where finding the correct level of the multi-tiered green is crucial in having a makeable birdie attempt.

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Along with all of the on-course renovations, the Jimmie Austin practice facilities and landscaping around the clubhouse also received significant upgrades. The short-game area includes a 12,000-square-foot putting green with numerous hole locations. The relocated chipping green is equipped with a pair of practice bunkers and many hole locations. Practice isn’t limited strictly to daylight hours, as the 350-yard lighted grass practice facility is one of the largest in the state. The renovation also added a championship quality leaderboard and clock tower, providing golfers an easy look at scores and tee times.

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NO. 13 | JIMMIE AUSTIN OU GOLF CLUB The road to the 2010 Masters will go through Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club, the site of the 2009 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship. The first collegiate course to host this event, the 7,380-yard layout was designed by Perry Maxwell and opened in 1951, on the site of the former Norman Naval Air Station. Bob Cupp redesigned the course in 1996.

No. 18 | Par 5 - 586 Yards A true risk/reward par 5, the 18th provides an exciting finish to the round. In order to carry the two bunkers on the right side of this fairway, a player will have to strike their tee shot solidly. Should the player do so, they will be left with the option of carrying the trees and creek to reach the green in two or laying up down the fairway. A layup will leave a downhill short-iron approach into the pear-shaped green.

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TIGER TAMES TULSA XXX Tiger Woods won his 13th career major with a two-shot victory at the 2007 PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. The Wanamaker Trophy was his thanks in part to a second-round 63, which tied the lowest round ever shot during a major championship. As a member of the OU men’s golf squad, you’re afforded the privilege of playing many of the top courses around the state of Oklahoma on a regular basis. In recent years, the squad has competed at PGA TOUR venues such as Oak Tree National in Edmond and Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa. While the team calls the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club home, the Sooners also practice at many of the states top courses within a short drive of Norman including Belmar Golf Club, Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club, Quail Creek Country Club, the Territory Golf and Country Club and the Trails Golf Club. Below is a short description of each of these courses.

BELMAR GOLF CLUB Norman, Okla. | Par 70 | 6,519 Yards

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Established in 2002, Belmar Golf Club is situated on 200 acres of unspoiled Oklahoma farmland just north of Norman. The course features 18 championship holes rolling throughout the natural terrain. The ambiance of the club is reminiscent of an English country estate with a gated entry that leads to the clubhouse.

OAK TREE NATIONAL Edmond, Okla. | Par 71 | 7,410 Yards Designed by Pete Dye and opened in 1976, Oak Tree has hosted numerous USGA events including the 2006 Senior PGA Championship. After a recent $6 million dollar renovation that included resodded fairways, reshaping of some of the greens and bunkers and a new irrigation system, the course is now rated the third toughest course in North America.

OKLAHOMA CITY GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB Oklahoma City, Okla. | Par 71 | 6,947 Yards Opened by famed course designer Perry Maxwell in 1920, the deceptively tough course measures 6,947 yards from the tips. Surrounded by Nichols Hills in the heart of Oklahoma City, the layout features gentle rolling terrain and has all the features: lakes, creeks, bunkers and wonderful deceptive greens.

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WHERE THE SOONERS PLAY QUAIL CREEK COUNTRY CLUB Oklahoma City, Okla. | Par 72 | 6,912 Yards Built in 1962, Quail Creek Country Club has played host to many prestigious events including the Oklahoma City Open a PGA TOUR stop from 1962 to 1968. Arnold Palmer took home the 1964 title, while the course was recognized in 1965 by Sports Illustrated as having the “Best 17th Hole in America.”

SOUTHERN HILLS COUNTRY CLUB Tulsa, Okla. | Par 71 | 7,012 Yards Laid out by famed golf course designer Perry Maxwell, Southern Hills consistently ranks among the top courses in the U.S. Opened in 1936, the venue was the first to host the PGA Championship four times and has hosted seven major championships in all, including three U.S. Opens (1958, 1977, 2001).

THE TERRITORY GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB Duncan, Okla. | Par 72 | 7,110 Yards Opened in 2004, the course is designed to fully exploit the natural terrain, including numerous rock outcroppings, oldgrowth oaks, sumac, wild plum and pecan trees. Most of the holes wind in varying directions, while the fairways and landing areas take advantage of the site’s 100-foot elevation change and the naturally rolling landscape.

THE TRAILS GOLF CLUB Norman, Okla. | Par 70 | 6,602 Yards A challenging layout located on the south side of Norman, the Trails has played host to the Oklahoma Amateur, the Oklahoma Senior Championship and the Oklahoma Senior Fourball Championship. Although relatively short in length, the layout still poses a stern test for any golfer, as the course is characterized by its narrow tree-lined fairways.

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Prairie Dunes Country Club .............................Hutchinson, Kan. Ohio State Scarlet Course ................................ Columbus, Ohio Shoal Creek Golf Club .................................... Birmingham, Ala. Olympia Fields Golf Club ............................. Olympia Fields, Ill. Rio Mar Country Club ............................. San Juan, Puerto Rico Kings’ Golf Course .............................. Waikoloa Village, Hawaii RedStone Golf Club ............................................Houston, Texas Whispering Pines Golf Club .................................. Trinity, Texas Inverness Club ........................................................ Toledo, Ohio Rich Harvest Links ........................................... Sugar Grove, Ill. Long Cove Club ............................................... Hilton Head, S.C. CordeValle Golf Club ...................................... San Martin, Calif.

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Besides the fine courses within the Sooner state, OU has competed at many notable venues that have played host to major golf events or have been selected by various publications as among the best in America. Below is just a glimpse of some recent tournament destinations.

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Sooners defend home turf in 1989; win program’s first national title at the Oak Tree East Course. It all began a year earlier. When Oklahoma’s Doug Martin, Matthew Lane and Jeff Lee received their secondplace trophies at the 1988 NCAA Championships, they had a hollow feeling. Yes, they were proud to have helped Oklahoma to its best NCAA finish ever, but the team had faltered down the stretch and finished second in a tournament they could – and probably should – have won. Martin, Lane and Lee would be back, and they knew they did not want to experience that feeling again. Three hundred and seventy-eight days later, on a day expected to produce heavy rains, the sun broke through the clouds and shone brilliantly on Gregg Grost’s Sooners as they pulled away from the field to claim Oklahoma’s first-ever national championship in golf.

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The celebration that ensued on the 18th green at Oak Tree Country Club June 10, 1989, was the culimination of a mission, one that began back on May 28, 1988, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. During those 378 days, Oklahoma barnstormed the collegiate golfing world. The Sooners opened the fall season in Albuquerque with a win in the Tucker Invitational on the strength of Lane’s medalist honors performance. Oklahoma went back-to-back in record-setting fashion with a win at the Butler Intercollegiate, played in Oak Brook, Ill., as the Sooners fashioned a tournamentrecord 898.


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    2 . / $+ 2 0 $ *2 /) 6 4 8$' Back Row (L to R): Murray Gunn, Doug Martin, Matthew Lane, Tripp Davis, Todd Murcer, Gregg Grost, Brett Hartley, J.D Brown, Todd Graves, Mike Combs, Brad McMakin and David Woliner. Seated (L to R): Cary Cozby, Marshall Smith, Ricky Bell, Blair Manasse, Jeff Lee and Charlie Stevens. They came close to completing the “hat trick� in their third tourney, but finished second to Oklahoma State at the Taylor Made Red River Classic in Dallas. Martin stole the spotlight with a Dallas Athletic Club-record 64 en route to winning his second collegiate tournament. The Sooners completed the fall finishing eighth at Tour Tulsa and ninth in the Golf World Invitational. The polls showed Oklahoma third (Golfweek) and seventh (GCAA) heading into the spring.

After a 10th-place finish at the Golf Digest Invitational in Houston (their worst finish of the year), OU got back on the winning track with a championship at the Louisiana Classic in Lafayette. Ricky Bell gave a preview of things to come with his first collegiate tournament win as the team took its fourth first-place trophy of the year. Only five strokes out of first place, the Sooners finished fourth at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate in Austin before they found the throne room again in Augusta, Ga., where Martin and Lane led OU to a school-record

A tie for sixth at the Sun Devil-Thunderbird Classic in Phoenix furnished the Sooners’ final tuneup for their postseason drive. The Big Eight Tournament, hosted by Oklahoma at the Golf Club of Oklahoma in Tulsa, began an unlikely chain of events that had Sooner emotions on a roller coaster ride for the next several weeks. After being told they had lost by a stroke, and after a team meeting and interviews, the Sooners learned that in actuality they were tied with Oklahoma State. With no provisions for a tie, coaches and officials decided a playoff was in order and the teams headed back to the first tee. OSU won the title on that first hole, adding another stake to OU’s recent frustrating near misses. Eleven days later in McKinney, Texas, the Sooners found themselves in an identical situation at the first-ever NCAA Regionals. After 54 more holes, OU and OSU were deadlocked again, each shooting 880 in the heat, wind and rain that plagued the field. As a qualifying

event (the top 10 teams advanced to the NCAAs), there was no playoff, leaving the Bedlam battle a stalemate in round two. One thing that second tie did was set up a high stakes rubber match — a winner-take-thenational championship shootout between the co-hosts and co-favorites on some familiar terrain, the Oak Tree Country Club in nearby Edmond. On the strength of their postseason performance, the Sooners topped the final coaches’ poll, another first for Oklahoma golf. But as prestigious as the poll is, the Sooners were still not a clear-cut favorite heading into the 92nd national championship contest. The tournament committee seeded OU fourth and Golfweek tabbed the Sooners third behind Arizona State and Oklahoma State. But Grost and his troops knew if history had anything to do with the ‘89 outcome, it would be an orange and black OSU mountain the Sooners would have to club to reach their desired summit. Oak Tree Country Club knows how to host an event, and when the time came for the NCAA Championship, they put on a show unparalleled in tournament history. One thing host pro Stan Ball and tournament director Sandy Singleton could not control, however, was the ever changing Oklahoma weather.

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The spring began like the fall, with OU winning its first time out (at the John Burns Invitational in Honolulu). Martin was medalist for the second time.

fifth tournament win of the year at the Forest Hills Invitational. A visit to opening day at the Masters was extra icing on the cake.

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The first round was played Thursday and Arizona’s Robert Gamez, the eventual collegiate player of the year, was ready. Gamez set a course and NCAA record with an eight-under 62 to stake his Wildcats to the first-round lead. Clemson was in second, four shots back at 274, and the Sooners were third at 279, nine back of the ‘Cats. Lee carried the Sooners on day one with a brilliant four-under 66. But, in what became the theme of the week for the Sooners, it was a team effort. Bell posted an even-par 70, Tripp Davis added a 71 and Martin chipped in 72. Lee continued his strong charge Friday with a secondround 71 to put him at 137, one stroke behind secondround leader Phil Mickelson of Arizona State. Bell and Davis each shot 72 and Martin and Lane had 74s, which left OU and ASU tied for the lead at the halfway point. With a day lost to rain and a forecast for more, the tournament committee decided to make every effort to complete the championship by playing 36 holes on Saturday. Few believed that could happen given the weather system, which seemed to stall over Oak Tree. But, collegiate golf, like the weather, can be very unpredictable. The teams played back-to-back, 18-hole rounds without a break, so third-round results were sketchy and late for all interested parties. But one thing was

clear. Oklahoma was making its move and only the strongest teams in the field had a chance to move with them. The Sooners shot 283 for the best score in the third round. That 283 also equalled the second-best round of the entire tourney. They did so on the strength of a pair of 69s by Bell and Lane, a 72 from Martin and a 73 from Davis. Heading into the final round the stage was set just as Grost had dreamed it would be, but with one major exception. He had talked for a year about being in the final group with Oklahoma State on the final day at Oak Tree and how great it would be for collegiate golf in the state. The Sooners not only were in the final group, but they led second-place Texas by 10 strokes and third-place Clemson and OSU by 14. The young Cowboys had almost played themselves out of the championship. As the final round began, the Sooners, a perfect blend of two seniors, a junior and two sophomores, some experienced in this pressure coooker and some not, stood where several of Grost’s teams in the past stood, with a chance to win the national championship. All they needed was a good final round. Two third – and one second-place finishes in the last three years exemplified OU’s problems down the stretch. But not on this day. The Sooners blitzed the field, firing a 288 for the best score in the final round, and made the back nine – where OU had struggled in the past – a virtual walk in the park. Oklahoma won by 19 strokes, the highest victory margin in 14 years. Individually, Martin, who

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would be named first team All-America the following day and the only player who was a part of each of the previous three Sooner close calls, led the way with a 67 to finish tied for second. Bell, who transferred and then fought through an injury before becoming a starter at mid-season, had a 74 to tie for second overall. And Davis, a senior who waited so long to get his chance, had played in the Sooners’ most historic event, closing with a 72 to tie for 12th. Sophomores Lane and Lee, who had been fixtures in the lineup since their arrival in Norman, shot 75 and 76, respectively. Lee tied for 24th and Lane for 27th. The ending could have been the Sooners hanging on, the Cowboys charging, a team coming from off the pace to win, or rain. But none of those things happened and when Lee tapped in on the 72nd hole, the years of frustration and pain, the close-but-nocigars were swept away. For Martin, Lane, Lee and Grost, it was a moment they had waited 12 months for, others had waited the 50 years since OU first played in the NCAA tournament in 1939. But on a day when the sun was not supposed to shine, it did so brightly on a joyous group of red-shirted heroes. Oklahoma was national champion! — Story first appeared in the 1990 Oklahoma men’s golf media guide and was written by Larry McAlister, the OU men’s golf contact for the Oklahoma sports information department that season.


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The above photos represent the Sooners who have competed on the PGA TOUR in recent years. Other Sooners who have competed at the professional ranks in the past include Doug Martin, Carlos Del Moral, Jordi Garcia and Jim Renner. Notable amateur golfer and OU alumnus Tripp Davis qualified for his sixth U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship in 2009, and advanced to the quarterfinals for the second time in his career (2009 and 2005).

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The University of Oklahoma has a long and storied history. The rich tradition has given birth to some of the most recognized pageantry in all of college athletics. Here is a look at the origin of some of the elements that create the wonderful atmosphere so unique to OU:

SOONERS College sports fans are hard-pressed to find a nickname that is as unique and as tied-in to a state’s history as a Sooner. The University of Oklahoma is the only school known as Sooners and those who claim that they are Sooners say it with pride. The Oklahoma Territory opened with the Land Run of 1889. Settlers from across the globe, seeking free land, made their way to the prairies of the plains to stake their claim. One of the few rules to claiming a lot of land was that all participants were to start at the same time, on the boom of a cannon. All settlers who started then were labeled as “Boomers” and the ones who went too soon were called “Sooners.” OU athletic teams were called either Rough Riders or Boomers for 10 years before the current Sooner nickname emerged in 1908. The university actually derived its name from a pep club called “The Sooner Rooters.” The succeKs of University of Oklahoma athletic teams over the years has made the nickname synonymous with winning.

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One of the most recognizable college fight songs in the country, Boomer Sooner immediately evokes enthusiasm from OU fans and sends chills down the spines of those who dare to oppose them.

The OU Chant is a loyalty song that is sung before every home football game, before and after every men’s and women’s basketball games and at the end of many athletic and university functions.

In 1905, Arthur M. Alden, a student in history and physiology whose father was a Norman jeweler, wrote the lyrics to the fight song, borrowing the tune from Yale University’s Boola Boola but improvising the words. A year later, an addition was made to it from North Carolina’s I’m a Tarheel Born and the two combined to form the university’s fight song today. Though the tune was first made known by Yale, the everlasting success of Sooner squads has taken the melody of Boomer Sooner to national popularity.

Every fan who wears the official colors, each current student and student-athlete and all OU alumni are encouraged to stand and raise one finger in the air during the playing of the Chant -- a symbolic gesture that shows those who do not know what it means to be a Sooner, the greatness of the university and the unity between all Sooners.

Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner Boomer Sooner, OK U! Oklahoma, Oklahoma Oklahoma, Oklahoma Oklahoma, Oklahoma Oklahoma, OK U! I’m a Sooner born and Sooner bred and when I die, I’ll be Sooner dead Rah Oklahoma, Rah Oklahoma Rah Oklahoma, OK U!

ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit (right) congratulates Lee Corso (middle) on his selection, while ESPN College Football Gameday host Chris Fowler watches from the side. Over the past nine years, OU football games have become a perennial stop for ESPN’s popular production, which has broadcast on site from 22 of OU’s contests.

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The Chant was written in 1936 by Jessie Lone Clarkson Gilkey, who directed the OU girl’s glee club from 1936 to 1938 and was voted Outstanding Faculty Woman in 1937. O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A Our chant rolls on and on! Thousands strong Join heart and song In alma mater’s praise Of campus beautiful by day and night Of colors proudly gleaming Red and White ‘Neath a western sky OU’s chant will never die. Live on University!


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Boomer and Sooner V, both small Welsh ponies, assumed the role of pulling the Sooner Schooner around Owen Field after every OU touchdown in 2008. The pair replaced Boomer and Sooner IV, the horse team that pulled the Schooner for the previous 15 years. The new duo certainly got the most out of its on-the-job training as OU was the highest scoring team in the modern era of college football in 2008, scoring 716 points (51.1 per game), including at least 60 points in five consecutive contests.

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In the fall of 1895, Miss May Overstreet, the only woman on the faculty, was asked to chair a committee to select the colors of the university. The committee decided the colors should be crimson and cream and an elaborate display of the colors was draped above a platform before the student body.

The Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band has been supporting Sooner Spirit for nearly a century. Unlike many other college bands, which began as military drill units, the Pride of Oklahoma had its beginnings as a pep band.

The Sooner Schooner is a Conestoga, or covered wagon, reminiscent of the mode of travel used by pioneers who settled Oklahoma. The Schooner is powered by matching white ponies named Boomer and Sooner, and it ventures onto Owen Field in a triumphant victory ride after OU scores. Although the Schooner was introduced in 1964, it did not become the official mascot until 1980. The Schooner is well-recognized by college athletics fans across the country and makes regular appearances at university functions.

On gamedays, a sea of crimson rolls through OU’s home venues and all Sooners are urged to wear the official colors to show the rest of the country what school spirit and Sooner Pride is all about.

In the early years of the 1900s, both townspeople of Norman and students of OU participated in a band that played for football games. Professor John Merrill started the first band in 1901, which was composed mostly of townspeople and disbanded after each football season. Lloyd Curtis, a cornetist, founded the first continuous student band in 1904. Today, the 300-member Pride of Oklahoma has members representing virtually every college and major on campus. The Pride of Oklahoma stands for excellence in musicianship, academics, school spirit, and commitment to our role in the surrounding community. Boomer Sooner rings out at the end of each rehearsal, and that song is the defining element of the University of Oklahoma. Not much can compare to the first “go-go” at a football game when the Pride of Oklahoma marches the interlocking OU down the field playing Boomer Sooner.

During OU football and baseball games from 19151928, Mex the Dog wore a red sweater with a letter “O” on the side. Mex died of old age on April 30, 1928, and he was so popular among students and faculty that the university closed for his funeral and procession on May 2, 1928. In the fall of 2005, the OU Athletics Department introduced costumed mascots. The new characters will act as an extension of the Sooner Schooner and its horses to be enjoyed by fans -- especially children -- at all OU athletics contests. The costumes feature traditional collegiate gear as part of their regular uniform, but will don team uniforms for football and men’s and women’s basketball. They were voted “Most Collegiate” by the Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA).

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The student body approved with great enthusiasm and immediately pennants, banners, badges and decorations of every description appeared on the streets, in the windows, at chapel, in classrooms, and all public places; however, local merchants could not supply the demand. Even though the school colors have evolved to red and white over the years, you can ask any self-respecting Sooner what the colors are and they will proudly announce “Crimson and Cream.”

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Cultural activities are unlimited in Norman, making it the ideal backdrop for the University of Oklahoma. As home to people of all ethnic and educational backgrounds, the city has something to offer everyone.

“A university town with a championship spirit.” — Barry Switzer Norman was recently named by Money Magazine as No. 6 of America’s Best Places to Live among “small” cities or locations with a population between 50,000 and 300,000. Norman is an ever-changing city of nearly 100,000 residents. Located in the heart of the state, it has grown to become the third largest city in Oklahoma. Despite its continuous growth, it has maintained the spirit and serenity of a small close-knit community. Since the Oklahoma land rush of 1889, Norman has grown into a popular and smart city. The spirit of Norman and its citizens is unwavering and uncompromising. While other towns were clamoring to become the state capital, Norman residents desired to have the first state university. When the first OU president got off the train and saw a prairie, he saw opportunity. As home to the state’s premier educational institution, Norman boasts an excellent quality of life and is a city that thrives on and celebrates the diversity of its community. Legendary University of Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer called Norman “a university town with a championship spirit.” Norman continually exhibits its love for sports by hosting numerous local and national athletic events. In the last five years alone, Norman has served as host of the NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championship, an NCAA men’s golf regional, NCAA softball regionals, NCAA men’s and women’s gymnastics regionals, NCAA women’s tennis regionals, NCAA track and field regional and the NCAA women’s basketball regionals. In addition, the Big 12 Conference Men’s and Women’s Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling, Women’s Golf, and Women’s Gymnastics Championships were held in Norman.

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Norman is home to a variety of enriching events and attractions, including the Sooner Theater, which hosts a series of entertaining theatrical performances produced by locally-based talent and touring companies. The city also showcases local and regional artists in its annual May Fair. In addition, through the university’s School of Drama, School of Dance and the School of Music, stage productions are offered year round. The Medieval Fair has become a springtime tradition in Norman as people from around the country converge on the city for one weekend each April to partake in a fascinating look back in time. Each year, an area park is transformed into a festival of sights, sounds and tastes straight from the Middle Ages. Knights joust, jesters entertain and story tellers spin tales of a magical time in history. The $44 million Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, a state-of-the-art facility designed to display a collection of historical and natural science items that trace the southwest’s development since prehistoric times, opened in May 2000. History buffs will also enjoy the Cleveland Country Historical House which holds exhibits relating to the development of this area of the state. For art enthusiasts, the Fred Jones Jr. Memorial Art Center houses permanent collections, nationally and world-renowned traveling exhibits as well as a yearly student art show. The museum has recently added the Weitzenhoffer Collection of French Impressionist paintings -- the single most important gift of art ever given to a U.S. public university. Maintaining a progressive approach to the future while remembering its history, Norman continues to be a well-balanced community, proud to be the home of the University of Oklahoma.


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Tulsa is a cosmopolitan town that appeals to both young families and retirees. National touring exhibitions can be seen at the Philbrook Museum of Art, which was recently featured on the television program America’s Castles. For great western art, check out the Gilcrease Museum, and music legends are commemorated at Oklahoma’s Jazz Hall of Fame. Other unique attractions worth a stop include the Elsing Museum, Ida Dennie Willis Museum of Miniatures, Dolls & Toys, Tulsa Air and Space Center and the Fenster Museum of Jewish Art.

professional sports teams and the host of the NCAA Women College Softball World Series and Big 12 Softball Championship. The Oklahoma RedHawks, 1996 American Association champions (then named the Oklahoma City 89ers), are the Triple-A baseball affiliate of the Texas Rangers. The team plays in the 13,066-seat AT&T Bricktown Ballpark, one of the plushest venues in all of minor league sports. The ballpark served as host to a 2004 NCAA baseball regional and the 2005, 2006, 2007 and 208 Big 12 Baseball Championships.

Oklahoma City was born on the afternoon of April 22, 1889, when the central portion of what is now Oklahoma was opened to settlement by presidential proclamation. Thousands crossed the borders of “unassigned lands” at the sound of gunfire at high noon. Never before or since has such a “run” occurred anywhere on the earth.

Hockey mania runs rampant with the recent success of the Central Hockey League’s Oklahoma City Blazers. The Blazers won the CHL crown in 1996 and are yearly one of the league’s best teams. In addition, the city has hosted numerous PGA and Senior PGA Tour events.

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TULSA Tulsa, the state’s second largest city, is located 100 miles to the northeast of Norman in the heart of Oklahoma’s Green Country. Ask people to describe Tulsa, and you’ll likely get many different answers. It was a city forever changed by the discovery of oil in 1901. It is home to art deco treasures and nationally renowned museums. Its African-American heritage left its mark, in both the business and music worlds. And it’s a city of nostalgia and special memories for countless Americans due to its location on historic Route 66.

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By the time the dust had settled on that historic day, many people had staked their claim at “Oklahoma Station,” an area which was destined to become Oklahoma City, a leading city in America. In 1911, Oklahoma City officially became the capital after a statewide election moved the state seal from Guthrie. Oklahoma City has become a haven for exciting sports action. It is home of an NBA team, two semi-

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OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahoma City, the capital of Oklahoma, is located just 18 miles from the Norman campus. It was the first city settled in the Land Run of 1889 because of its position as the center of the state. It is because of this central location that Oklahoma City has become known as the home of America’s Western heritage. Whether adventure, history, culture or sports, Oklahoma City offers a variety of attractions and activities different from any other place in the country.

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President David L. Boren has spurred significant changes that have resulted in a learning environment of the highest order. As a result, the state of Oklahoma enjoys resources that impact everything from medical science to the arts for many years to come. The University of Oklahoma has long embraced the great tradition of Sooner athletics. With competitive facilities all located on the main campus, including several near the heart of the university, studentathletes and their classmates mingle comfortably in an environment that fosters an attitude of excellence, regardless of the endeavor.

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The University of Oklahoma ranks number one among comprehensive public universities in the per capita number of freshman National Merit Scholars.

OU is among the top universities in the nation in Goldwater Scholarship for math and science winners, with 12 in the past four years.

OU boasts an enrollment of 26,219 students and 1,368 full-time faculty. The Norman campus maintains a student to instructor ratio of less than 20:1.

OU has 20 colleges offering 158 majors at the baccalaureate level and 167 majors at the master’s level. The university’s annual operating budget is more than $1.4 billion.

OU produced its 27th Rhodes Scholar last year ranking it highly among public institutions nationwide in the total number of Rhodes Scholars.

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F L AG S H I P E D U C AT I O N A L I N S T I T U T I O N O F T H E S O O N E R S TAT E The University of Oklahoma is experiencing a golden era in the history of a great institution. The quality of new students is soaring and donor confidence is at an all-time high. Over the last decade, OU’s donor base has expanded at a staggering rate to over 100,000 people.

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W H AT D O Y O U K N O W A B O U T O U ? • OU ranks number one in the nation among all public universities in the number of National Merit Scholars enrolled per capita. • The Princeton Review has ranked OU among the best in the nation in terms of academic excellence and cost for students. • OU’s 2008-2009 freshman class is the highest ranked freshman class at a public university in state history. • OU has over a $1.5 billion impact on the state’s economy each year.

• OU has produced its 27th Rhodes Scholar, ranking it highly among public institutions nationwide in the total number of Rhodes Scholars. • An OU student recently was named a recipient of the Goldwater Scholarship for math and science, becoming OU’s 28th winner since 1994. • OU is one of the few public universities in the nation to cap the class size of firstyear English composition courses at no more than 19 students, as well as all Honors Courses.

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• OU ranks first in the Big 12 and at the top in the nation in international reciprocal exchange agreements with universities around the world. The University has 174 student exchange agreements with universities in 66 countries. OU plans to increase the number of students studying abroad by more than 50 percent over the next four years.

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ERIC DURBIN XXX THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA OVERVIEW Created by the Oklahoma Territorial Legislature in 1890, the University of Oklahoma is a doctoral degree-granting research university serving the educational, cultural, economic and health care needs of the state, region and nation. The Norman campus serves as home to all of the university’s academic programs except health-related fields. Both the Norman and Health Sciences Center colleges offer programs at the Schusterman Center, the site of OU-Tulsa. The OU Health Sciences Center, which is located in Oklahoma City, is one of only four comprehensive academic health centers in the nation with seven professional colleges. OU enrolls more than 30,000 students, has more than 2,300 full-time faculty members, and has 20 colleges offering 158 majors at the baccalaureate level, 166 majors at the master’s level, 81 majors at the doctoral level, 26 majors at the doctoral professional level, and 24 graduate certificates. The university’s annual operating budget is $1.46 billion. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution.

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• An OU student recently became the only recipient from Oklahoma to be named a Truman Scholar this year. This prestigious national award is given based on a student’s leadership potential, intellectual ability and the likelihood of “making a difference.”

• OU continues to set the pace in private fundraising records, with more than $1.7 billion in gifts and pledges since 1994, which has provided funding for dramatic capital improvements, the growth in faculty endowment and student scholarships.

• OU ranks in the top 10 in the nation among most wired colleges, one of only a few universities to achieve the ranking two years in a row.

• The University of Oklahoma has established a comprehensive diabetes center with operations on the OU campuses in Oklahoma City and Tulsa to provide statewide leadership in diabetes treatment, research, prevention, information, education and awareness. The Harold Hamm Oklahoma Diabetes Center provides access to the latest developments in diabetes care and management through the clinical trials hosted by the center.

• OU’s business entrepreneurship program ranks among the 10 best in the United States. • OU’s Campaign for Scholarships has allowed the university to more than double new scholarships for students in just four years. • The Campaign for Scholarships is continuing, and in March 2008 surpassed its goal of raising $100 million for endowed scholarships. To date, almost $140 million in scholarship endowments have been donated or pledged. • OU has increased from 100 to 543, the number of endowed faculty positions in the past 14 years, demonstrating a strong commitment to excellence. • The OU College of Law had a bar passage rate of 97 percent in 2008, which placed OU among the very best in the nation.

• A major beautification campaign has transformed the appearance of the OU Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. The project replaced a divided highway through campus with seven tiered gardens featuring traditional OU arches at each end. The pedestrian walkway’s landmarks include an OU Seed Sower sculpture at the west end, a clock tower at the east end, and a 70-foot granite fountain in the center. • OU has strong programs in international and area studies, with an International Programs Center led by Zach P. Messitte, a foreign policy expert with a doctorate in international politics whose experience includes working for the United Nations and CNN.

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• For the outdoor improvements to the Norman campus — gardens, fountains, sculptures, benches — the University of Oklahoma has won first place in the education category for Beautification and Landscaping in the statewide environmental competition. Gifts of over $3 million have permanently endowed OU’s gardens. • OU has the academically highest ranked student body at a public university in Oklahoma history. • The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art’s collections total more than 10,000 works of art, including OU’s Weitzenhoffer Collection of French Impressionism, one of the most important gifts of art ever given to a U.S. public university. The museum also shares the Eugene B. Adkins Collection, one of the most important private collections in the nation of works by the Taos artists as well as Native American works of art, with the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa. Additional collections have further strengthened the FJJMA’s holdings in the areas of Native American and Southwest art. • OU’s Western History Collection is one of the largest collections inthe world of documents and photographs, including a rare multivolume portfolio on the Indians of the United States and Alaska by Edward S.Curtis. • OU is the only public university in Oklahoma to be included in the Fiske Guide to Colleges, which lists the top 10 percent of all U.S. universities.


WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT OU? • OU has the academically highest ranked student body at a public university in Oklahoma history. • The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art’s collections total more than 10,000 works of art, including OU’s Weitzenhoffer Collection of French Impressionism, one of the most important gifts of art ever given to a U.S. public university. The museum also shares the Eugene B. Adkins Collection, one of the most important private collections in the nation of works by the Taos artists as well as Native American works of art, with the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa. Additional collections have further strengthened the FJJMA’s holdings in the areas of Native American and Southwest art. • OU’s Western History Collection is one of the largest collections inthe world of documents and photographs, including a rare multivolume portfolio on the Indians of the United States and Alaska by Edward S.Curtis. • Set to open in 2010, the OU Cancer Institute is on track to become Oklahoma’s first and only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. Achieving this designation, the gold standard for cancer research and care in the United States, means that Oklahomans will no longer need to travel 450 miles out of state for comprehensive, state-of-the-art cancer care. • The University of Oklahoma maintains one of the three most important collections of early manuscripts in the history of science in the United States. It includes Galileo’s own copy of his work, which first used the telescope to support the Copernican theory, with corrections in his own handwriting.

• With nearly 400 doctors, OU Physicians is the state’s largest physician group. Our practice encompasses almost every adult and child specialty. Many OU Physicians have expertise in the management of complex conditions that is unavailable anywhere else in the state, region or sometimes even the nation. Some have pioneered surgical procedures or innovations in patient care that are world firsts. • About 125 of OU Physicians’ doctors are OU Children’s Physicians. These board-certified pediatric specialists committed their training and, now, their practices to the care of children. Many children with birth defects, critical injuries or serious diseases who can’t be helped elsewhere come to OU Children’s Physicians. Oklahoma doctors and parents rely on OU Children’s Physicians depth of experience, nationally renowned expertise and sensitivity to children’s emotional needs. • The University of Oklahoma Libraries has added its 5 millionth volume, continuing a commanding lead as the state’s largest research library and claiming one of the top two spots in size among Big 12 libraries. • OU’s Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive houses the world’s largest collection of political commercials. With more than 95,000 commercials, the archive includes political advertisements dating back to 1936 for radio and 1950 for television. • The Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education is among the top 10 percent of all colleges of education graduate and professional programs in the country, and top 20 percent of those ranked by U.S. News and World Report.

• OU is home to the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, considered to be second in prestige only to the Nobel Prize and often referred to as the “American Nobel.” Twenty–six Neustadt laureates, candidates and jurors have won the Nobel Prize in the past 38 years. • The OU Cousins program matches U.S. and international students to share informal and social experiences. Students may volunteer to live on international floors with half of the residents from the United States and half from other countries. • OU’s 271-acre Research Campus is anchored by the Stephenson Researchand Technology Center, where cutting-edge research into life science fields ranging from robotics to genomic studies is taking place, and the National Weather Center, which houses OU’s academic and research programs in meteorology and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Norman-based weather, research and operations programs. • OU’s largest super computer debuted as the fastest in the Big 12 and in Oklahoma history and among the top four among U.S. universities (excluding the big three National Science Foundation supercomputing centers). • Price College is ranked as one of the nation’s top business schools at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Price College ranks in U.S. News & World Report’s top 50 in undergraduate business schools and in the top 15 in undergraduate business specialties for international business.

OU has placed an average of two golfers on the Academic All-Big 12 first team since 1997.

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The Sooners have had at least one Academic All-Big 12 first team golfer in 12 of the conference’s 13 years in existence, including top marks in the Big 12 in 2004 (3), 2003 (4), 2000 (3) and 1997 (4).

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Prentice Gautt was the first African-American to receive a scholarship from the University of Oklahoma to play football, breaking down racial barriers that opened doors to other Sooner student-athletes. OU’s student-athlete academic center is named in honor of Dr. Gautt, a former Big 12 Conference staff member and student services’ pioneer. The university posthumously celebrated the 50th anniversary of his historic actions at OU during the 2006 Sooner football season.

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In the 1950s, he came to OU to play football, and, in the process, broke down barriers and crushed stereotypes. Today, OU student-athletes use the Prentice Gautt Academic Center to break another kind of stereotype. The center that today’s student-athletes use every day now bears the name of the man who left an indelible legacy for Sooner Athletics and helped change a society in the process.

Whether student-athletes are freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduates, they will benefit from the services of the Kerr Career Center. It provides a system of services that educates and guides students through the career development process.

In the 21st century, computers have become an integral part of the learning experience. Students need access to computers and their resources almost daily. The Kerr Foundation Computer Centers are here to meet these technological needs. We provide each student with the equipment and support necessary to succeed.

The formal dedication of the Prentice Gautt Academic Center was held Friday, Sept. 17, 1999. The proposal to re-name the center was approved by the OU Board of Regents in March 1999. The professional consultants of the Prentice Gautt Academic Center help student-athletes with a variety of academic tasks, from learning strategy instruction to any stage of the writing process including preparing for an essay exam and the formal research paper.

The Career Center is dedicated to helping students make the transition from college to career by developing an individualized career plan where they gather information to assist in making a decision about a career; obtain information on the suitable career list; explore classes and publications in the field as well as obtain experience; and gain knowledge and skills necessary for résumé writing, job-related letter writing and interviewing techniques. The Career Center is a link with the campus Careers Services Office and offers student-athletes a wide array of effective job hunting skills, training and career services.

The goal is to help student-athletes develop the strategies they need to be successful by encouraging the use of the center for all facets of the learning and writing processes encountered in college. The Prentice Gautt Academic Center provides studentathletes with a state-of-the-art academic support facility. The environment encourages a collaboration between staff members and student-athletes. In addition, it is highly conducive to learning in all areas of students’ academic endeavors and features seven learning centers. Located on the second and third floors in the north end of the Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, the Academic Center houses Academic Counseling Offices, the Kerr Foundation Computer Centers, Learning and Skill Development Centers for communication, reading, study skills, math and foreign languages, the Kerr Career Center, the Thompson Writing Center, Mentoring Office and study areas.

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There are currently two computer centers within the Prentice Gautt Academic Center. These centers house nearly 200 computers and are available exclusively to our student-athletes. This ensures that they will never go without computer access. Students also enjoy a large amount of storage space on our athletic network. Laptop computers are checked out to students when the computer centers are unavailable. This allows access to our network and resources 24 hours a day. The laptop program is very important in helping our athletes stay on top of their schoolwork when traveling. Group training is provided for all new student-athletes during the first week of supervised study. This helps familiarize each student with our resources and procedures. Individual training sessions are available to each student and lab technicians are always on hand to help. The Kerr Foundation Computer Centers have been a model for other universities around the country. We plan on being a leader in the future as well. Upgrades are scheduled annually for both centers. A deep commitment from the Athletics Department ensures that the excellence in the computer centers will continue for a long time.


STEPS TOWARD GRADUATION COMMUNICATIONS CENTER A recent addition to the academic center focuses on developing communication and public speaking skills for student-athletes. This state-of-the-art center, coordinated by a broadcast professional, builds strong media relations skills through the use of video equipment.

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KERR FOUNDATION FOREIGN LANGUAGE CENTERS To assist you in speaking, listening, reading and writing in other languages, the Kerr Foundation Foreign Language Center offers a multimedia environment that provides instruction in all foreign languages and in English as a second language. On an individual basis, students have the option of working with computers, audio-visual equipment and tutors in order to enhance their language experience.

MATH CENTER If performing math functions is a problem, the solution is the Math Center. As a supplement to class instruction, the Math Center provides all levels of math computations, concepts and problems to help students review course material. In addition, it offers personal and group tutoring sessions to assist with math assignments.

STUDY SKILLS CENTER If students have trouble with assigned textbook readings or studying, the Reading and Study Skills Center can help. It provides reading and studying techniques and instructs how to make direct applications to current resources. Consultation, computer-assisted instruction, tutoring and independent activities are available.

THOMPSON WRITING CENTER Because learning and writing are essential life long skills which can always be strengthened, the Writin and Study Skills Center offers personalized instruction to student-athletes who seek assistance in refreshing, reviewing, or improving these skills.

Steps For Building “Champions For Life” STEP ONE: Assessment New Student-Athlete Assessment - The levels of academic preparation, educational orientation and career interests for all incoming student-athletes are evaluated. A staff learning specialist administers a variety of academic skills and career interest assessments. Individual academic support plans are then tailored to match a student-athlete’s academic skills and career interests. Further, all new studentathletes are required to participate in a University orientation, which includes assessment in mathematics placement and foreign language, among others.

Study Skills - The Study Skills Center provides studentathletes with assistance in college reading strategies and individual instruction for reading improvement. Meanwhile, the Thompson Writing Center offers a dynamic, positive atmosphere to help student-athletes generate ideas and strategies for writing assignments. Consultants help student-athletes organize papers, review grammatical basics, develop proofreading and library research skills, and design résumés. A learning specialist regularly conducts time management and study skills workshops. The staff’s goal is to help student-athletes become independent writers and learners in the academic environment. Computer Skills - Understanding computers and having access to them on a regular basis are essential to today’s successful student. The two Athletic Computer Centers, also located in the Prentice Gautt Academic Center, provide student-athletes with computer knowledge and access. The Athletic Computer Centers are open six days a week with extended hours offered during peak times. Made possible from a $250,000 Kerr Foundation matching grant, the Athletic Computer Centers are equipped with more than 200 state-of-theart computers, including Macintosh and Windowscompatible computers with color monitors, CD-ROM drives and modems. High-speed high-resolution

laser printers, digital camera, video equipment and a scanner are also available for student-athlete use. Software in use includes all popular word processing programs, spreadsheet programs, Power Point programs, databases and desktop publishing/graphic design programs. In addition, course-related software packages are available. Computer training courses are provided each semester and portable computers are available to student-athletes who need computer access after 11 p.m. Approximately 80 portables are also available to teams when traveling. Foreign Language - The Kerr Foundation Foreign Language Center was established to assist studentathletes with speaking, listening, reading and writing in different languages. The Center, coordinated by a Modern Languages department instructor, offers a topnotch multimedia environment for all foreign language instruction. Math Skills - Realizing the increasing role mathematics plays in society today, the Prentice Gautt Academic Center aims to help all student-athletes achieve an understanding of math and related topics in their course work. The Mathematics Center offers regular instruction for student-athletes placed in preparatory mathematics courses and tutorial consultation in all math and statistics courses. Communication Skills - Communicating well is an essential skill in successful personal and professional interaction for OU student-athletes. The OU Communications Center offers training for effective oral communication and media relations. A working media conference room featuring a stage anda modern audio-visual systems is available in a state-of-the-art communications center.

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STEP TWO: Skill Development Tutorial Program - A comprehensive tutoring program of approximately 60 tutors provides one-to-one and small-group instruction. Student-athletes are assisted with study skills, problem-solving techniques and specific course material. Athletic Student Life Office counselors may recommend tutors or a student-athlete may request one independently.

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Foreign Language - The Kerr Foundation Foreign Language Center was established to assist studentathletes with speaking, listening, reading and writing in different languages. The Center, coordinated by a Modern Languages department instructor, offers a topnotch multimedia environment for all foreign language instruction. Math Skills - Realizing the increasing role mathematics plays in society today, the Prentice Gautt Academic Center aims to help all student-athletes achieve an understanding of math and related topics in their course work. The Mathematics Center offers regular instruction for student-athletes placed in preparatory mathematics courses and tutorial consultation in all math and statistics courses. Career Preparation - At OU, non-athletic career preparation is enhanced through workshops in résumé development, job search strategies, interviewing skills and graduate school preparation assistance. The Sooner Career Program is dedicated to educating student-athletes about the world of work and providing a transition from college athletics to their first careers. The program includes the OU Career Fair, career information seminars, opportunities for summer internships in various fields, an employment referral service and mentorship opportunities for graduating student-athletes. The Career Center, an exciting learning center, allows student-athletes the opportunity to explore potential careers and majors through a variety of resources. Additionally, student-athletes are able to take personality and career inventories via computer. The Sooner Career Program is jointly sponsored by the OU Athletic Department, the Sooner Club and the “O” Club.

Supervised Study - Supervised study is a monitored study program designed to provide new studentathletes with organized study and tutoring time in an environment conducive to successful academic performance. Supervised study is located in the Prentice Gautt Academic Center, is held throughout the day and offers student-athletes a flexible study schedule.

is designed to meet the nutritional needs of every individual student-athlete by allowing each athlete to choose from a variety of options to accommodate the unique demands of his/her schedule. In addition, a pilot program to promote substance abuse awareness requires student-athletes to enroll in a campus personal health course focusing on substance abuse, human sexuality, nutrition and stress management.

STEP THREE: Counseling Personal Career Counseling - Student-athletes receive caring, professional support from Dr. Gerald Gurney and his staff at all levels. This support may take several forms, including career choice, academic or personal decisions.

STEP FOUR: Faculty Relations Faculty Guest Program - The faculty guest program’s purpose is to enhance the athletic department’s relationship with the faculty and staff. Faculty members are selected to be guest coaches for the week in all sports throughout the academic year. During that time, the faculty guests are provided with a list of planned activities that are designed to give them an opportunity to experience various aspects of the athletic department’s operations and introduce them to student-athlete lifestyles and expectations.

Academic Counseling and Advisement - Four professional athletic academic counselors are present to help student-athletes through the educational process. Approximately one counselor per 100 student-athletes is available to assist the student-athletes with planning class schedules, choosing degree programs and setting personal and academic goals. Academic Monitoring - Course attendance and course performance are checked a minimum of four times per semester for each student-athlete participating in the intercollegiate athletic program. Personal Health and Nutritional Counseling - The personal health and nutritional needs of studentathletes are monitored by the OU Sports Medicine staff of physicians and certified athletic trainers. The Wagner Dining Center makes every effort to accommodate the special dietary and nutritional requirements of OU student-athletes. The cafeteria serves all three meals with several healthy entrees to choose from. The menu

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STEP FIVE: Resident Life Sooner Housing Center - Student-athletes reside in a variety of University housing environments, including the Sooner Housing Center. The Sooner Housing Center, managed by Athletic Student Life staff, is located across the street from the Gaylord Familty - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. It provides a living environment that is conducive to the academic and personal development of student-athletes. The Sooner Housing Center was the winner of the 1998, 2003 and 2005 President’s Trophy for the outstanding housing center on the OU campus and was recognized for its contribution to academic excellence, innovative programming and campus diversity. The Sooner Housing Center was also selected as the President’s Trophy runner-up in 1997, 2000 and 2006.


STEPS TOWARD GRADUATION STEP SIX: Life Skills, Academic Recognition, Graduation/Post Eligibility, Community Service and Student-Athlete Leadership Life Skills Program - OU is a member of the NCAA’s Life Skills Program and is dedicated to contributing to the growth and development of student-athletes through academic excellence, athletic excellence, personal development, community service and career development. The OU Athletic Department offers and maintains a strong commitment through comprehensive programs to fully develop the student-athletes’ academic and personal potential, while enjoying the highest levels of athletic competition.

Supervised Study - Supervised study is a monitored study program designed to provide student-athletes with organized study and tutoring time in a flexible environment conducive to successful learning. Supervised study is required for all first-semester freshmen, transfer student-athletes, student-athletes with a cumulative GPA below 2.50, and any student-athlete who the coaching staff and the Student Life academic staff believe would benefit from the experience. Supervised study is flexible for all student-athletes. All freshman and transfer student-athletes are required to put in 10 hours a week in their first semester at the University. Any study area or learning center is available for use during these times.

Academics Awards Program - The OU Athletic Student Life program places special emphasis upon recognition of outstanding academic performances by studentathletes. Scholar-athletes with a 3.0 GPA and above are recognized each semester at halftime of a football or men’s basketball game. An awards banquet is held in the spring to recognize scholar-athletes and special award winners. Graduating student-athletes receive recognition prior to OU’s graduation ceremonies in May during a reception. Each is given an “O” ring, representing their athletic participation and graduation from The University of Oklahoma. All scholarship student-athletes who exhaust their eligibility within eight semesters may receive an additional year of financial aid within a six-year period.

Academic Assistance and Tutoring - Tutors are available to assist studentathletes in all subject areas. Individual or small group sessions can be arranged with content experts either allocated by Academic Services or personally requested by the student-athlete. Academic Services also provides revision groups, study sessions and weekly instruction on an individual or group basis in order to ensure student-athlete success.

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee - Student-athlete leaders from each sport comprise the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, which aims to improve communication with the athletic and University administration regarding studentathletes’ needs and concerns. The Student-Athlete Advisory Board developed a community outreach partnership with the Oklahoma Youth Center, a local residential facility for physically, mentally and sexually abused children. The board also designs programs that encourage excellence in academics and social responsibility and serve to represent student-athletes on campus-wide committees.

The Prentice Gautt Academic Mentoring Program - Mentors are assigned by academic counselors to designated student-athletes to assist them with study skills, problem solving techniques, and time management. The primary goal of the mentoring program is to create an environment conducive to studentathlete success in the university academic setting. Athletic Student Life promotes this environment of academic success through several methods. Arriving at a college campus can be very intimidating for both freshmen and transfer students. Our program provides a mentor to help familiarize the student-athlete with the academic and social culture at OU, thus helping to ease the transition to the University setting.

Advisement - Academic Advising Services, considered a campus advising unit, are conveniently located within the center. The athletic department employs four professional, full-time counselors who are here to help student-athletes through the educational process. Athletic academic counselors are often available on a walk-in basis as well as through scheduled appointments. Athletic academic counselors assist student-athletes with planning their class schedules and deciding on a degree program that will suit the needs of the student-athletes. Psychological Counseling and Sport Psychology - The Prentice Gautt Academic Center is staffed with a licensed Counseling Psychologist to provide a wide array of counseling and performance enhancing services. Student-athletes may visit the staff psychologist to confidentially discuss anything impacting their academic, athletic or personal lives.

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Assessment - The academic assessment process begins with an entry-level assessment of all incoming student-athletes. This assessment is designed to help student-athletes know their strengths and weaknesses in content areas such as reading, writing, and mathematics. With this information, we can determine if student-athletes have the skills necessary to succeed in standard entry-level courses. Some results from this initial assessment may require additional testing, enrollment in developmental courses and academic services, or programs recommended based on individual needs. The ultimate purpose of our assessment is to ensure that student-athletes have the appropriate academic support services to achieve academic success.

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MAJOR POSSIBILITIES ACADEMIC AFFAIRS Multidisciplinary Studies COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE Architecture Construction Science Environmental Design Interior Design COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES African & African-American Studies Anthropology A&S Planned Program Astronomy Astrophysics Biochemistry Botany Chemistry Chinese Classics Communication Economics English Ethics and Religion Film and Video Studies French German Health & Exercise Science History Human Relations Information Studies International & Area Studies Letters Linguistics

Mathematics Microbiology Native American Studies Philosophy Physics Political Science Psychology Public Affairs & Administration Religious Studies Russian Social Work Sociology Sociology - Criminology Spanish Women’s Studies Zoology COLLEGE OF ATMOSPHERIC AND GEOGRAPHIC SCIENCES Geography Meteorology MICHAEL F. PRICE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS Accounting Economics Energy Management Entrepreneurship & Venture Management Finance Human Resources Management International Business Management Management Information Systems

Marketing Supply Chain Management COLLEGE OF CONTINUING EDUCATION Aviation Professional Studies COLLEGE OF EARTH AND ENERGY Environmental Geology Geology Geophysics Paleontology Petroleum Engineering Petroleum Geology COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Foreign Language Education Language Arts Education Mathematics Education Science Education Social Studies Education Special Education COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Aerospace Engineering Architectural Engineering Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Science Electrical Engineering

Engineering Physics Environmental Engineering Environmental Science Industrial Engineering Information Technology Mechanical Engineering WEITZENHOFFER FAMILY COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS Art Art History Dance Drama Media - Filmaking, Photography, Video Music Music Education Musical Theatre Performance Studio Arts Theatre Visual Communications GAYLORD COLLEGE OF JOURNALISM AND COMMUNICATION Advertising Broadcasting & Electronic Media Journalism Professional Writing Public Relations COLLEGE OF LIBERAL STUDIES Liberal Studies

Regardless of your academic interest, you can find your niche at the University of Oklahoma. With 20 colleges offering 158 majors at the undergraduate level, there is a program for everyone at OU. With a wide variety of program offerings, paired with a first-class academic center, Sooner golfers and their fellow athletes are excelling in the classroom. Almost 100 OU student-athletes earned academic all-conference honors in 2009 and a total of 12 teams recorded team GPAs of 3.0 or better. More than 250 Sooner student-athletes were named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll last season as well, including 34 OU student-athletes with perfect 4.0 GPAs.

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Stoops’ Oklahoma squad took home its third-straight Big 12 title in 2008. No other conference squad has won more than two Big 12 crowns.

Football Oklahoma won its sixth Big 12 Football Championship and became the first program to win the crown in three consecutive seasons, after becoming the first to win back-toback titles a year ago. The Sooners led the nation with 54 points per game and became the first program to score 60 or more points in five straight games en route to totaling 700-plus on the year, an NCAA record in the modern era. Oklahoma made its 10th straight bowl appearance, its sixth in the BCS and fourth in the championship game. Quarterback Sam Bradford became OU’s fifth Heisman Trophy winner and joined offensive guard Duke Robinson as consensus All-Americans. Oklahoma won 11 or more games for the eighth time in Bob Stoops’ 10 seasons. Baseball The 2009 Sooner baseball team advanced to the program’s fourth regional final in the last five years under head coach Sunny Golloway. OU received the nation’s No. 7 seed in the NCAA Tournament, a program first, and finished the campaign with a 43-20 mark, the second most wins since the Sooners won the 1994 National Championship. While OU’s 32nd appearance in the NCAA Tournament fell short, the Sooners had plenty to celebrate throughout the season as they finished second in the Big 12 standings (a half game behind Texas). Men’s Basketball If Jeff Capel or anyone else had lingering questions regarding Blake Griffin’s abilities heading into 2008-09, the sophomore forward answered them emphatically by leading the Sooners to a 30-6 record – their fifth 30-win season in history – and to within an eyelash of the Final Four (they lost to eventual national champion North Carolina in the Elite Eight). OU’s 13-3 record in Big 12 Conference play tied as its best in the 13-year history of the league, and a 25-1 start to the season resulted in a threeweek No. 2 national ranking in February – the program’s highest perch in 19 years. All Griffin did to help OU’s cause was author one of the most impressive single seasons in recent college hoops memory and win every national player of the year honor. Women’s Basketball Women’s basketball had one of its most successful seasons in history, culminating at the program’s second Final Four appearance in St. Louis in April 2009. Led by senior Courtney Paris, the first ever four-time All-American designated by the Associated Press and U.S. Basketball Writers Association, the Sooners matched a program record with 32 wins, including a record 20-game winning streak, and earned their sixth Big 12 regular-season title - the third for OU in four seasons.

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Cross Country The women’s cross country program was represented at the NCAA Championships for the fifth time in the last six years as sophomore Kelly Waters advanced to the title meet in Terre Haute, Ind. Waters finished 93rd at the meet, 16th among sophomores and ninth among Big 12 runners. Waters advanced to the meet after garnering All-Region honors with a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional. Waters also grabbed all-conference honors by finishing fifth at the Big 12 Championships. Classmate Jessica Engel finished 18th at the conference meet. The men’s season was highlighted by a second-place finish at the Arkansas/Missouri Southern dual. Women’s Golf Paced by Kendall Dye’s magnificent senior campaign, the women’s golf team captured four top-five finishes in its 10 regular season tournaments. A successful October saw the Sooners take fifth place at the 13-team Windy City Collegiate Championships and third place at the 17-team Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Invitational with a season-low 903 (+39). Men’s Gymnastics Head Coach Mark Williams and the Oklahoma men’s gymnastics team completed another championship year, finishing undefeated in the regular season and adding three national individual titles to its history. Steven Legendre proved ready to follow in Jonathan Horton’s footstep’s by capturing three individual national championships. The sophomore claimed the national all-around title and two individual titles on floor and vault to move past Bart Conner (three titles) in the OU record books. Legendre’s five national titles in his two-year career left him one behind Horton’s total. KELLY WATERS

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ALL-AROUND EXCELLENCE Women’s Gymnastics Another year and it was another crown for the University of Oklahoma women’s gymnastics squad. The Sooners won their second straight Big 12 title in 2009, marking the program’s eighth overall conference championship. Head coach K.J. Kindler has guided the Sooners to Big 12 titles in two of her first three seasons. Oklahoma advanced to its sixth consecutive NCAA Championship, joining Alabama, Florida, Georgia, LSU and Utah as the only schools to advance to the event each year since 2004. Individually, Haley DeProspero (beam), Megan Ferguson (bars and beam) and Ashley Jackson (bars) became OU’s latest conference event champions as Oklahoma clinched event titles on beam and floor at the Big 12 Championship.

Softball The OU softball team wrapped up the year 40-16 overall and 14-4 in Big 12 play. The Sooners won their fourth Big 12 regular season title and hosted an NCAA Regional for the second consecutive year. Junior Amber Flores was named Big 12 Player of the Year and head coach Patty Gasso earned her fourth Big 12 Coach of the Year honor. Flores was a first team All-America selection by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association and senior Samantha Ricketts was named to the second team. Women’s Tennis The women’s tennis team finished its first season under head coach David Mullins with a 9-14 overall record and a 3-9 Big 12 record. The Sooners faced a challenging schedule, playing 15 of their 23 matches on the road with nine matches against nationally ranked opponents. Ana-Maria Constantinescu was named Big 12 Player of the Year after her stellar sophomore campaign.

Track & Field The fourth year under head coach Martin Smith marked a continued growth for the Sooners as OU added 13 All-Americans and one NCAA champion in 2009. On the conference front, the men and women combined to earn four Big 12 titles. The Sooners reached the double-digit mark in All-America honors for the third consecutive year with eight coming at the NCAA Outdoor Championships and five at the NCAA Indoor Championships. One of the All-Americans, freshman Will Claye, claimed the program’s 13th NCAA title with a win in the triple jump while another, Ti’Anca Mock, recorded a sweep of the Big 12 Conference titles, claiming indoor and outdoor titles in the long jump. Another freshman, Luke Bryant, earned the Big 12 title in the discus. Volleyball With a young squad in 2008, the Sooners surpassed expectations. The team finished 12-16 overall, 8-12 in Big 12 play for a seventh-place finish. The Sooners started three freshmen and one transfer for the majority of the year, the only team in the league to have that young a starting group. OU recorded its one of its biggest win in school history on Oct. 29, upending then-third-ranked Texas in Austin. It was Oklahoma’s first win over a top five opponent and the Sooners’ second win in the series. The freshmen duo of Caitlin Higgins and Brianne Barker were named to the Big 12 All-Freshman team. Wrestling The University of Oklahoma wrestling squad tallied its most victories in seven seasons in head coach Jack Spates’ 16th season at the helm as the 2009 squad finished with a 16-4 overall record. It marked the 14th straight season that Spates had led the Sooners to at least 10 wins. In OU’s second dual of the season against Oklahoma City, the Sooner head coach picked up his 200th win overall in Norman.

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Soccer Sophomore Whitney Palmer became one of three Sooners in school history to collect Big 12 honors in multiple years after being named to the All-Big 12 second team in 2008. The Plano, Texas, native is also the first Sooner to lead the team outright in goals scored in back-to-back seasons since Jonette Coquat (1998-99). Palmer’s eight goals tied for sixth in the Big 12 at the end of the regular season and tied for the third most in OU single-season history. The Sooners finished 2008 at 3-15-1 overall and placed ninth in the Big 12 standings with a 2-7-1 mark.

Men’s Tennis The men’s tennis team (12-10, 1-5 Big 12) began the spring season at No. 71 nationally and had three players ranked in the ITA top 75. OU ended the spring season with a national ranking of 44th as the Sooners faced one of the toughest schedules in the nation, one that included duals against 15 teams in the ITA top 75.

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OU ATHLETICS TRADITION An All-American for the Sooners in 2004, Peterson earned MVP honors as a rookie at the ‘08 NFL Pro Bowl.

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• Oklahoma gymnastics great Bart Conner won two NCAA all-around crowns and led the Sooners to two NCAA titles in 1977 and 1978. A three-time Olympian (1976, ‘80, ‘84), Conner won two gold medals in 1984. He was instrumental in the foundation of the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City. • Oklahoma defeated UCLA in the 2000 Women’s College World Series to capture the school’s first softball national championship. The Sooners won 66 games, broke 15 school records, had four All-Americans, the WCWS Most Outstanding Player, three WCWS all-tournament team members, a Big 12 title, a No. 1 ranking and the National Coaching Staff of the Year. The Sooners became just the second non-West Coast team in NCAA history to win a softball national championship. • The OU men’s basketball team has competed in 27 postseason tournaments in the last 28 years. Last season OU produced its 32nd winning season in the last 33 years. No other Big 12 team can boast as many winning campaigns in the span. • Sooner football has accumulated seven national championships, 42 conference titles, 24 bowl championships, 148 All-Americans and had 339 players drafted by the NFL, including 37 first-round selections and three No. 1 picks: Lee Roy Selmon (1976), Billy Sims (1980) and Brian Bosworth (1987—supplemental).

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• Oklahoma’s storied wrestling program has amassed 23 conference titles and seven national championships. OU has produced 252 All-Americans and its 65 individual national champions ranks third all-time. The University of Oklahoma athletics program boasts a tradition that few schools can rival. Over the years, Sooner squads have combined for 26 team national championships including eight in men’s gymnastics, seven in football, seven in wrestling, two in baseball, one in men’s golf and one in softball. The Sooner tradition isn’t something buried in the past. It inspires OU’s studentathletes to greater heights every season. In 2008-09, the Sooner football team competed in its sixth BCS bowl in just seven years, while the women’s basketball squad advanced to the 2009 women’s Final Four. In 2008, the men’s gymnastics team earned its fifth national title in seven seasons. In 2002, the Sooner men’s and women’s basketball teams carved their spot in history by advancing to the NCAA Final Four -- only the third time in NCAA history a school accomplished the feat with both teams in the same year. The OU women added another first in 2005-06, becoming the first team men’s or women’s, in Big 12 history to go 16-0 in league play. Even more remarkable, during the 2001-02 season, the OU football and men’s and women’s basketball teams combined for 74 wins — the most ever for those three sports by a Division I school in a single season. Oklahoma went 11-2 in football, 31-5 in men’s basketball and 32-4 in women’s basketball. The University of Oklahoma now stands alone in college sports’ 30-30-10 club, created exclusively by OU. Oklahoma’s student-athletes continue to lead in the classroom and their actions in the community are exemplary. With the Great Expectations campaign, Oklahoma continues to build the finest facilities in the nation. Each day, it becomes more evident that the University of Oklahoma has become one of the finest comprehensive athletics program in the country. When OU student-athletes raise the trophy of another championship, the hands responsible for hoisting that trophy symbolize thousands of Sooners around the globe. The following represents a closer look at the tradition powering the Oklahoma Sooners: • Oklahoma was playing football before it was a state. It’s only one of two Division I football programs to win seven or more national championships. And OU is the only Division I football program ever to record 47 straight victories.

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• The OU women’s basketball team became the first team to go a combined 19-0 against league opponents, and was one of only four teams nationally to run the table against their league in 2005-06. • Oklahoma football has placed 23 former Sooners into the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, including three head coaches: Bennie Owen in 1951, Bud Wilkinson in 1969 and Barry Switzer in 2001. • The Oklahoma men’s golf program has produced 47 All-Americans, eight three-time All-Americans, eight individual conference champions, 14 conference titles and the 1989 national championship. • Oklahoma men’s basketball great Mookie Blaylock holds the NCAA-single game record for steals in a contest with 13. He accomplished the feat twice in games against Centenary on Dec. 12, 1987, and Loyola-Marymount on Dec. 17, 1988. • OU football has produced five Heisman Trophy winners: halfback Billy Vessels won the award in 1952, tailback Steve Owens won in 1969, halfback Billy Sims won in 1978, quarterback Jason White brought the trophy back to Norman in 2003 and fellow QB Sam Bradford took home the award last season. OU players have captured 63 national awards and the Sooners have also produced five Outland Trophies, four Walter Camp Trophies, four Butkus Award winners, four Davey O’Brien Awards, three Lombardi Awards, three Thorpe Awards, two Bronko Nagurski Awards, two Maxwell Awards, one Tatupu Award, one Johnny Unitas Award and one Bednarik award. • The Oklahoma baseball team swept through its regional tournament and the World Series without a loss to capture the 1994 national championship. The Sooners topped off a 42-17 regular season with the school’s second national baseball title. • Oklahoma golf’s Charlie Coe was one of the most celebrated amateur players in the history of the game. During his career, Coe captured U.S. amateur crowns in 1949, 1958 and 1959. He also played in 19 straight Masters Tournaments. Coe competed on the Walker Cup teams of 1949, 1951 and 1953.


A TRIBUTE TO TISDALE Considered the greatest player in OU men’s basketball history, Wayman Tisdale would leave OU as the all-time leader in points and rebounds despite playing just three seasons. To this day, the 6-9 lefty is the only Sooner athlete to have their jersey retired. “On the basketball court, he was the kind of player who transcends time,” said Joe Castiglione, OU vice president and director of athletics. “He was legendary the day he slipped on an Oklahoma Sooners uniform and he left a legacy almost impossible to emulate.” Tisdale transformed the collegiate game, leaving as large of a stamp on the national scene as he did on the Oklahoma program. The Booker T. Washington High School product became the first player in collegiate history to be named a first-team All-American by the Associated Press his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons (1983-85). “He had an incredible gift of making the people who came in contact with him feel incredibly special,” said OU head coach Jeff Capel. “His basketball talent and accomplishments pale in comparison to the impact he had on the lives that he influenced by the way he lived his life, and the tremendous character he displayed in his fight with cancer. Throughout it all, he always had that infectious smile.” The three-time Big Eight Conference Player of the Year boasted career averages of 25.6 points and 10.1 rebounds per game, as well as a .578 field goal percentage (second best in school history). He finished his collegiate career with 2,661 points and 1,048 rebounds, including a school-record 61-point scoring outburst against Texas-San Antonio as a sophomore, a record that still stands. Considered the greatest player in OU men’s basketball history, Wayman Tisdale would leave OU as the all-time leader in points and rebounds despite playing just three seasons. To this day, the 6-9 lefty is the only Sooner athlete to have their jersey retired. “On the basketball court, he was the kind of player who transcends time,” said Joe Castiglione, OU vice president and director of athletics. “He was legendary the day he slipped on an Oklahoma Sooners uniform and he left a legacy almost impossible to emulate.” Tisdale transformed the collegiate game, leaving as large of a stamp on the national scene as he did on the Oklahoma program. The Booker T. Washington High School product became the first player in collegiate history to be named a first-team All-American by the Associated Press his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons (1983-85). The three-time Big Eight Conference Player of the Year boasted career averages of 25.6 points and 10.1 rebounds per game, as well as a .578 field goal percentage (second best in school history). He finished his collegiate career with 2,661 points and 1,048 rebounds, including a school-record 61-point scoring outburst against Texas-San Antonio as a sophomore, a record that still stands.

• Sooner basketball great Stacey Dales graduated as the most decorated player in the program’s history in 2002. She was the WNBA’s third overall draft pick by the Washington Mystics. In addition to leading OU to the 2002 national championship game, Dales was a twotime consensus All-American, two-time Big 12 Player of the Year, four-time Academic All-Big 12 selection, and two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American.

The centerpiece of a rejuvenation effort in Sooner basketball, a freshman Wayman Tisdale and his OU teammates began a string of NCAA appearances that stretched to eight consecutive and 21 in the next 24 seasons. Impressive for a program that had only produced four NCAA Tournament teams in the previous 75 years. Tisdale’s time in the NBA included stints with the Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns. Known for his graceful left-handed touch on the court, Tisdale averaged 15.3 points for his career and was a member of the 1984 Olympics gold medal-winning U.S. squad. “Of any of the kids I coached, he was one of the most enthusiastic for playing basketball and toward his teammates,” said 1984 Olympic team coach Bobby Knight to ESPN. “He was great player on that team because he wanted the best for everybody. The phrase team spirit cannot apply to anybody more than Wayman Tisdale. He was simply one of the most enjoyable kids I have ever had the opportunity coach.”

• Oklahoma freshman gymnast Megan Ferguson became the first gymnast in Big 12 history to win multiple crowns at the conference championship. The Olathe, Kan., native captured titles on bars and beam, leading OU to its second straight Big 12 title in 2009. • Former OU letterwinners Michael Blackwood (track and field), Jonathan Horton (men’s gymnastics) and Danny McFarlane (track and field) represented Oklahoma at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. • Oklahoma baseball won the 1951 College World Series with a come-from-behind win over Tennessee in the championship game to become the first team in history to claim the title after winning the double-elimination tournament without a defeat.

• Oklahoma wrestling has produced 18 Olympians who have collectively won three gold and two silver medals. Brothers Dave and Mark Schultz both won gold in the 1984 games. • The Sooners boast 26 national championships in men’s and women’s sports, more than 230 team conference titles and more than 700 All-Americans. In addition to 26 national championships, the University of Oklahoma has amassed 232 conference titles. • Since 1915, OU has claimed 42 conference titles in football, including an unprecedented three consecutive Big 12 crowns and six of the past nine. No other Big 12 team has more than two.

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OTHER NOTABLE SOONER ACCOMPLISHMENTS XXX • Three-time OU All-American Anthony Kim won the 2008 AT&T National in early July, becoming the first American golfer since Tiger Woods to win twice in one year on the PGA Tour. Kim was also a member of the victorious U.S. squad at the 2008 Ryder Cup where he played a crucial role in winning the cup with a crushing defeat of Sergio Garcia.

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With one of the greatest winning traditions in intercollegiate athletics, the University of Oklahoma, its players, coaches and fans understand the meaning of “Great Expectations.” OU hopes for and expects great things from its athletics teams -- and the athletes and coaches expect the same from themselves. Time and time again, the Sooners have delivered on this expectation: 26 national championships, more than 200 conference titles and over 1,000 All-Americans. The University of Oklahoma’s goal is to provide first-class facilities and resources for all the programs and endeavors sponsored by the institution. OU Athletics captures so much attention and interest that it requires the help and support of all Sooners to continue the tradition that all have enjoyed. With that in mind, OU launched “Great Expectations...The Campaign for Sooner Sports” in 1999. “Great Expectations - The Campaign for Sooner Sports,” a recently completed fundraising effort, was about the continuation of a proud championship tradition. It was a five-year campaign launched with an eventual goal of $100 million, making possible an extraordinary era in new athletics facilities that has led to unprecedented athletic and academic success for OU student-athletes. Among the accomplishments made possible by Great Expectations’ donors: an expanded, renovated and more beautiful football stadium; two completely new facilities for men’s and women’s basketball at Lloyd Noble Center; new or renovated facilities for baseball, softball, volleyball, wrestling, softball, tennis, soccer and track and field; new strength and conditioning and sports medicine centers and an indoor training center. GAYLORD FAMILY - OKLAHOMA MEMORIAL STADIUM The $75 million expansion and renovation of OU’s football stadium, completed in 2004, transformed a towering concrete structure into a beautiful facility featuring the brick and cast stone that characterize OU’s historic buildings. The expansion added 8,000 seats, including 56 suites, on the east side. At the same time, the press box was remodeled and outfitted with several state-of-the-art features. This historical facility is the largest sports arena in the state, and following its recent expansion, now ranks among the 15 largest on-campus facilities in the nation.

For Phase IV, OU’s football facilities -- especially those which the student-athletes use daily -- were further upgraded in 2009. Improvements included a 9,000 square-foot football locker room including grooming areas, cold plunge hydrotherapy pools and players’ lounge, a 10,000 square-foot athletic training space to include additional hydrotherapy for all teams, a 6,500 square-foot equipment room, a 4,000 squarefoot team meeting room equipped with the latest technology, sound, and video equipment, and seating for more than 200 added to the more than 8,000 square feet of existing team meeting rooms. Phase IV also included expansion of HD and other technology-driven enhancements to the SoonerVision studio and production facilities. The final phase of the stadium project totaled $15 million, bringing the total for all improvements to the stadium and its support areas to more than $125 million since 1998. EVEREST TRAINING CENTER Considered one of the premier indoor facilities in the country, the Everest Training Center is a 74,000-square-foot center that includes a full-size playing field, simulated stadium lighting, a complete scoreboard with play clocks, LED 40-yard timing devices and a ceiling that hangs 65 feet above the playing surface to allow for all kicking and throwing drills. MCCLENDON CENTER FOR INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS While the football gameday facilities in the Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium may be more familiar to OU supporters, the north side McClendon Center for Intercollegiate Athletics is one of the most vital areas for OU’s entire athletics program as it is the center of student learning and athletics administration activities. ROBIN SIEGFRIED AND FAMILY STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COMPLEX This 13,000-square-foot facility serves more than 500 athletes in OU’s 21 sports. The state-of-the-art facility inside the Barry Switzer Center has been central to OU’s success in recent years and helped develop OU’s reputation as a pioneer in the strength and conditioning field. HENRY J. FREEDE, M.D., SPORTS MEDICINE FACILITY This 10,000-square-foot sports medicine facility within the Barry Switzer Center treats athletes from all 21 sports, ensuring the best possible health for OU student-athletes through preventative medicine and post-injury treatment and rehabilitation.

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STATE-OF-THE-ART VENUES HEADINGTON FAMILY TENNIS CENTER EXPANSION The men’s and women’s tennis teams compete in one of the finest indoor venues in the country. Highlights of the new 55,000 square-foot facility include six air-conditioned courts, championship-quality lighting and surface, and approximately 375 chair-back seats for spectators, which are elevated between the courts. The programs opened a 12-court outdoor championship facility in 2001 during the Great Expectations campaign that was particularly notable because it was donations exclusively from tennis letterwinners who made the new courts possible. SAM VIERSEN GYMNASTICS CENTER EXPANSION The Sam Viersen Gymnastics Center is currently undergoing a complete remodel / facility addition which will ensure that OU gymnastics remains one of the nation’s premier college programs. Funded entirely by private donations without the use of any state or university appropriated funds, the project includes a 7,000 square foot addition and a complete renovation of the current gym, locker rooms, sports medicine training rooms and the awards recognition room. JOHN JACOBS TRACK AND FIELD COMPLEX The project, which was completed in spring 2004, included a 25,000-square-foot building connecting the Mosier Indoor Practice Facility with the Everest Training Center. This new building includes track and field locker rooms, a sports medicine room and a video teaching room. The John Jacobs Track was altered and re-surfaced to include European Oval turns for a faster track and nine 48-inch wide lanes. Other improvements include upgrades of field event areas, placing them directionally north/south and east/west to take advantage of wind conditions; spectator seating for 2,000; new restrooms and concessions; and the installation of championship lighting.

SOFTBALL HITTING FACILITY The OU softball team broke ground on an indoor hitting facility in July 2008 that was completed prior to the 2009 season. In 2002, the Robert E. Young and Family Softball Locker Room was added to the Softball Complex, giving the team a spacious and comfortable gathering place for preparation and relaxation. In 2003, the softball field was named in honor of retired softball coach and women’s administrator Marita Hynes. HOWARD MCCASLAND FIELD HOUSE The Field House is one of OU’s most historic buildings. Many OU alumni fondly recall the field house as the home of OU’s basketball program, which it was until Lloyd Noble Center opened in 1975. In 2005, the Field House underwent a $6 million facelift that included a complete interior renovation comprised of a resanded and repainted floor with four efficient practice courts and chair-back seating that offers fans more comfort. In addition, the entire facility was repainted and improvements were made to the HVAC system, sound system, lighting and scoreboards. The Sooners have also enjoyed renovations done to the training room as well as an upgrade to both the volleyball and wrestling locker rooms. BASEBALL PRACTICE FACILITY With an estimated cost of $1 million, the OU baseball team opened an indoor hitting facility and practice infield at L. Dale Mitchell Park prior to the 2009 season. The 5,160-square -foot facility has three full-size hitting/pitching lanes and is air conditioned and heated. Previous renovations to L. Dale Mitchell Park were completed in 2001 when the press box underwent state-of-the-art improvements including four suites and a press area, the Mike Treps Media Room. The facility originally opened in 1982.

JOHN CRAIN FIELD AT THE OU SOCCER COMPLEX The University of Oklahoma Athletics Department and the soccer program enjoyed a $4.5 million expansion to the soccer stadium in 2006. In addition to a press box and a permanent grandstand, a multi-use building is located between John Crain Field at the OU Soccer Complex and the Headington Family Tennis Center at the corner of Chautauqua Avenue and Imhoff Road. The multi-purpose complex includes locker rooms, meeting and video rooms and offices for the student-athletes and coaches. WRESTLING PRACTICE FACILITY Connected to the McCasland Field House, the Athletics Department launched a $2.4 million project in 2008. The bulk of the construction will include a $1.3 million addition to the Port Robertson Wrestling Center. The facility serves as the practice venue for the Sooner wrestling team. MARY JANE NOBLE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL CENTER In 1975, the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation of Ardmore made the first million-dollar gift in OU history with its contribution to OU’s campaign to build a multipurpose arena. In 1999, the foundation made another gift to support the renovation of the original center, adding first-class matching facilities for the men’s and women’s basketball teams. The Lloyd Noble Center addition includes two new full-sized practice courts for the men’s and women’s basketball teams. BOB AND ANN COLEMAN MEN’S BASKETBALL CENTER The nearly 63,000-square-feet Lloyd Noble Center addition offers a matched set of men’s and women’s facilities, including full-sized practice courts, new team and coaches’ locker rooms, training rooms and steam/ spa/sauna rooms. Office facilities and conference rooms provide views of the practice courts as special features and a shared weight training facility was created. The Kerr-McGee Courtside Club gives fans a venue for special events.

TOP NOTCH COURSE The Jimmie Austin Golf Club was honored as one of Golfweek’s Best Courses You Can Play in 2009. It marked the second straight year that the course has made the list.

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AMONG THE FINEST FACILITIES XXX Located at the south end of the Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, the Barry Switzer Center houses administrative offices, the football locker room, the equipment room, the 10,000-square-foot Henry J. Freede Sports Medicine Facility and the 7,000-square-foot Touchdown Club Legends Lobby in addition to the Siegfried and Family Strength and Conditioning Complex. Oklahoma’s weight training program is a pioneer in the development of strength and conditioning, and is a vital part of the Sooners’ tradition of success on the golf course. OU strength and conditioning coaches utilize their expertise along with a wide array of equipment and tests to produce national championship caliber athletes. Evaluation, goal-oriented programs, supervision and state-of-the-art facilities help Oklahoma athletes become bigger, faster, stronger and more flexible. The Robin Siegfried & Family Strength and Conditioning Complex, located in the Barry Switzer Center, has 13,000 square feet to facilitate the intensive training of OU athletes. An additional facility, the Roy Williams Strength Training Facility, is available for workouts inside the Everest Training Center. The former Sooner football All-American and current Cincinnati Bengal made the center possible through a gift to the University. Jerry Schmidt, director of sports enhancement, says the complex is a state-of-the-art facility where athletes work closely with six full-time staff members. “Oklahoma recognizes the importance of conditioning,” says Schmidt. “This facility is reflective of that commitment.” The objective of the strength and conditioning program is to ensure each studentathlete in every sport is provided with a sound in-season and off-season program. This program of activity includes strength, conditioning, flexibility and nutrition. A strength and conditioning coordinator for each sport is provided to assist athletes in reaching the highest possible training levels. The OU strength and conditioning staff takes great pride in providing a very intensive program that helps maintain greater overall body strength and conditioning levels during the season. By maintaining strength in the muscles and connective tissues throughout the season, the potential for injuries decreases. The off-season program is also extremely intensive. Speed, strength, power, agility, fundamentals and nutrition are addressed. The OU staff is committed to full compliance with NCAA rules concerning time allocation for student-athletes and voluntary workouts during off-season periods. The staff’s interaction with the nutritional consultants on campus is essential. The staff maintains an open channel of communication with the dining staff at the Wagner Dining Center. This interaction enables the strength and conditioning staff to ensure that OU athletes receive a winning edge with a sound nutrition program.

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“Our goal is to get the student-athletes in their best condition,” says Schmidt. “That condition will give Oklahoma an edge at the end of a game. Top of the line conditioning is what it takes to be a Sooner athlete. Running, lifting and good nutrition must be kept in a balance. All these components must be in place for an athlete to compete at the highest level.” The Oklahoma Athletics Department feels a strong responsibility to help its athletes reach and maintain their optimum health and achieve conditioning goals. For this reason, OU has developed excellent training and conditioning programs to lessen the possibility of injuries. However, should injuries occur, the department is committed to a comprehensive rehabilitation program. Complete athletically-related medical services are provided to Oklahoma student-athletes by team physicians and OU’s certified athletic trainers. The University of Oklahoma obtains the services of the best medical consultants available. The base of operation for the Sooners’ medical care is the state-of-the-art Henry J. Freede, M.D. Sports Medicine Center in the Barry Switzer Center. Head athletic trainer Scott Anderson says the addition to the Barry Switzer Center has allowed the university to upgrade to a new edition of rehabilitation equipment that can best benefit the student-athletes. From simple therobands to taping tables, the facility offers everything a school can have or hope to have. The Sooner training room is equipped to perform isokinetic joint evaluation for preventive medicine and for post-injury rehabilitation. The therapy room is supplied with the latest modalities on the market. “The addition of space is the greatest benefit,” says Anderson. “This space allows for dedicated rehabilitation and consultation to the athletes. An option with the facility is the water rehabilitation area. The athlete stands in a pool of water that is adjusted to his or her own physical needs. Cameras are then placed where physicians can monitor the progress made by the athlete on his or her road to recovery.” A total team effort is the key to OU’s efficiency in preventing, treating and rehabilitating injuries sustained by student-athletes. These measures keep Sooner athletes at their highest level of performance as they compete for championships.


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Oklahoma Athletics is a household name due to the overwhelming media attention that hovers around the Sooners. Writers and broadcasters representing the nation’s most recognized media outlets regularly interact with Sooner players and coaches and routinely spend time in Norman. And when they can’t come to campus, those same observers keep tabs on OU thanks to extensive television coverage. The Sooners are at the very center of the college athletics and everybody is watching.

• During the 2008-09 season, the men’s basketball team received live television coverage of 28 games, including 17 nationally televised contests. • The women’s basketball team was seen live for 26 games during the 2008-09 season, including national coverage for 16 contests. • The OU baseball team received television coverage for eight regular-season baseball games in 2009, including five on Fox Sports Net’s national coverage.

• The popularity of the Sooners is evident in the immense amount of products and apparel purchased by fans. OU ranks 11th in the nation in sales of licensed merchandise. • Since 2000, Oklahoma student-athletes have appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated 12 times. Sooner football is one of the most popular subjects for SI with 33 cover appearances. • Over the past nine years, ESPN’s popular College Football Gameday production has broadcast on site from 21 of Oklahoma’s games. • An average of over 3 million people logged on to SoonerSports.com every month last year, making the official Web site of the Oklahoma Athletics Department one of the top collegiate sites in the nation. • Many former Sooners have gone on to successful careers as talent for the nation’s top media outlets including CBS’ Spencer Tillman and Stacey Dales, formerly with ESPN. Former OU athletes are often called on to provide color commentary during regional broadcasts due to their championship experience and athletics expertise.

• Both the men’s and women’s gymnastics teams have had regular television coverage thanks to consistent top-10 rankings through the years. The nation focused its eyes on Norman in April 2006 when the Sooners hosted the NCAA Men’s Gymnastics National Championships at Lloyd Noble Center, while the women were shown nationally bringing home the 2008 and 2009 Big 12 Championship crowns.

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• In 2008, all 14 Oklahoma football games appeared on live television. OU enters the 2009 season with a streak of 85 consecutive televised games and has been shown on TV 295 times dating back to the 1953 season.

• The Women’s College World Series is hosted in Oklahoma City each year, with all games shown live across the nation.

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COMMUNITY SERVICE OU lives by a clear and strong motto in dealing with its studentathletes...Inspiring Champions for Today, Preparing Leaders for Tomorrow. To fulfill that promise, the athletics department and student-athletes take an active role in a number of community service projects. Sooner student-athletes are exposed to life outside of sports and school work with opportunities to serve and help others. The Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) is a committee made up of student-athletes from all 21 intercollegiate athletic teams at the University of Oklahoma. The group coordinates community service programs for the Sooners each month. The University of Oklahoma men’s golf program has held an annual Clubs for Kids event in early May at the Lakeview Golf Course in Ardmore, Okla. Providing clubs and instruction, the event allows more than 1,000 southeastern Oklahoma youth an opportunity to interact with the OU golf team and coaches. OU student-athletes and coaches made contact with more than 1,000 Norman Public Schools students in 20 schools as visiting readers, tutors, mentors and other special events including speaking engagements. Oklahoma’s student-athletes recognize that wearing the Crimson and Cream means representing a popular sports program and themselves as individuals. They are encouraged to respond to a public that adores them, while learning important lessons about making a positive impact in the lives of others and in the community in which they live. “As a program, we will pride ourselves on living up to the standard of what it means to be a Sooner,” said head golf coach Ryan Hybl. “Our men realize that they are in a unique situation as role models to children around Norman and the state of Oklahoma. We understand the importance of giving back to those around us and will do everything as a program to make sure that those goals are met.” Below is a look at just a few of the community service campaigns that members of the OU men’s golf squad and other Oklahoma studentathletes participated in: • The OU Athletics Department participated in “Think if You Drink,” a community campaign to help promote safe and responsible drinking among student-athletes and students on campus. • The Sooners sponsored a campus-wide blood drive with the American Red Cross with more than 100 donors whose donations will help save the lives of more than 500 people. • OU student-athletes hosted Safe Trick-or-Treat and provided candy, games and safe entertainment for hundreds of local children and their families at the Lloyd Noble Center. • More than 450 hours of community service were put in by OU student-athletes through the Life Skills Program. Events included reading to school children, leading middle school FCA meetings, speaking to elementary school children, and visits to children’s hospital.

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BIG 12 SPOTLIGHT In basketball, 10 women’s and nine men’s teams have advanced to their respective Final Fours in the past eight seasons as the Big 12 continues its place among the elite intercollegiate athletic conferences. The six men’s Final Four participants since 2002 are tied for the most of any conference. Numerous national honors have been won by basketball student-athletes during the league’s history. The Big 12 had a national player of the year honoree for the third straight year when Blake Griffin (Oklahoma) was the consensus winner in 2008-09. Courtney Paris (Oklahoma) gave the conference a consensus All-America selection in women’s basketball for the ninth straight season. The Big 12 and its member institutions are committed to a competitive environment where sportsmanship and fair play take center stage. Whether on the field, in the classroom, or within the community the student-athletes, administrators, coaches and game officials of the Big 12 support the highest ideals in sportsmanship. Big 12 student-athletes also do well in garnering national academic recognition. Sarah Pavan (Nebraska) was named Academic All-America of the Year in volleyball in 2006 and 2007 by ESPN The Magazine and College Sports Information Directors of America with a 4.0 grade-point average in Biochemistry. She also won the national academic honor presented for all sports in 2006-07 and was named recipient of the prestigious 2006-07 Honda-Broderick Award as Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year. She is the first athlete since the Big 12 was formed to earn the accolade. In its history, the conference has over 330 academic honorees, averaging more than 25 each season. The Big 12 Conference has established a consistent level of national success on the field and in the classroom as it enters its 14th season in 2009-10. Since it began play in 1996-97, the Conference can boast of 34 team crowns and over 400 individual NCAA Championships. The success continued through 2008-09 as Texas A&M captured national titles in men’s golf as well as men’s and women’s outdoor track & field. The league placed two teams in the Bowl Championship Series for the fifth time and had a team play for the BCS National Championship for the sixth season. In addition, two volleyball teams advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Championship and Oklahoma played in the Women’s Final Four. Missouri softball and Texas baseball punched tickets to the College World Series. Among individual honors, Sally Kipyego (Texas Tech) became the first NCAA Division I female or male runner to win three consecutive cross country national championships. She was named the Honda Award winner for the third season as the nation’s top female cross country athlete, becoming just the eighth athlete to win the award three times in any sport. Jenny Barringer (Colorado) claimed the Honda Award for Track & Field while Oleksandr Nedovyesov (Oklahoma State) was named ITA/ Campbell’s Tennis Player of the Year.

Over the past five seasons a total of 13 NCAA trophies have been hoisted by Big 12 institutions, with at least one national crown won in all but one year for the Conference, including each of the past 12 seasons. The Big 12 leads all conferences with its six appearances in BCS title games. League squads have played for the football national championship six times in the last nine years with berths in 16 BCS games overall, including two each in 2007 and 2008. The Big 12 led all conferences with five teams ranked in the final 2008 BCS Standings. In addition, an all-time high nine league players earned consensus All-America recognition this past season, more than any other conference.

Competitive excellence, scholarship and sportsmanship are all equal components of the Big 12 philosophy. All-Big 12 teams and Academic All-Big 12 squads are recognized for each sport at the end of their respective seasons. At the end of each academic year, the Conference honors its top male and female student-athletes with the Big 12 Athlete of the Year and Big 12 Sportsperson of the Year awards. Institutions can also nominate student-athletes for the prestigious Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarships at the end of each academic year. A total of 225 scholars have received over 1.3 million in postgraduate financial aid through the first 13 years of the program. The Big 12 sponsors 21 sports. Men’s squads include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, indoor track & field, outdoor track & field, swimming & diving, tennis and wrestling. Women’s teams are fielded in basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, indoor track & field, outdoor track & field, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball. The conference is made up of 12 institutions that have shared many traditional rivalries throughout their histories. Member schools include - Baylor University, University of Colorado, Iowa State University, University of Kansas, Kansas State University, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, University of Texas, Texas A&M University and Texas Tech University.

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For the fourth time in its 13-year history a Big 12 student-athlete won the Heisman Trophy. The Big 12 also established a high-water mark, as for the first time in the 74-year history of the Heisman Trophy four of the top five vote-getters hailed from the same conference, including award-winner Sam Bradford (Oklahoma).

The Big 12 can boast of other stories that combine on and off the field success. Patience Knight (Texas Tech) was the recipient of the Honda Inspiration Award in 2008, given to an outstanding female college athlete who overcomes adversity to excel in her sport. She was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in 2007, but rebounded to win All-America honors at the 2008 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships.

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The conference conducts championships for 20 of its 21 sports. Each championship helps to determine teams and/or individuals that will represent the Conference in national postseason competition. The winner of the Big 12 football championship game earns the league’s berth into the prestigious Bowl Championship Series. In the last several years the Big 12 has increased its bowl agreements and expanded television opportunities for all sports through contracts with ABC/ESPN and FSN. Most recently, the league renewed and expanded its multi-year arrangement with ABC/ESPN, Inc. The new contract began in 2008-09. In its first 13 years, the Conference has distributed more than $1.1 billion to its 12 member institutions. The Big 12 staff administers to over 4,600 student-athletes in 21 sports. The conference office is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

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The institutions created a league that encompasses seven states, over 45 million people and television households in 18 of the top 100 markets within its geographic footprint.

BIG 12 CONFERENCE 400 East John Carpenter Freeway Irving, Texas 75062 (469) 524-1045 (469) 524-1000 - Fax www.big12sports.com BIG 12 STAFF Commissioner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan Beebe Deputy Commissioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Weiser Senior Associate Commissioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Allen Senior Associate Commissioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dru Hancock Associate Commissioner - Men’s Basketball & Game Mgmt.. . . . . John Underwood Chief Financial Officer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Pace Assistant Commissioner - Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob Burda Assistant Commissioner - Events & Human Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brad Clements Assistant Commissioner - Governance & Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lori Ebihara Assistant Commissioner - Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dayna Scherf Assistant Commissioner - Football & Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ed Stewart Director of Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keri Boyce Director of Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rob Carolla Director of Football Championship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donnie Duncan Director of Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maark Keith Coordinator of Football Officials. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Walt Anderson Associate Director of Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joni James Lehmann Assistant Director of Communications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carmen Branch Assistant Director of Video Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sean Hollister Internet Services Coordinator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kiron Anderson Championships Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blair Beneke Business and Ticket Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tim Frick Executive Assistant to the Commissioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Melanie Ellis Administrative Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Regina Everett Administrative Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tracy Hunt Administrative Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Valerie Rocha Administrative Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Neesha Quinn Receptionist/Administrative Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michelle Peterson Will Hancock Communications Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Candice Eng Will Hancock Communications Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emily Franzenburg Internet Services Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Neumann

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Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Waco, Texas Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14,174 Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Green and Gold Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bears Home Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Twin Rivers Golf Club President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. David E. Garland Athletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ian McCaw Head Coach (Season) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Greg Priest (Seventh) 2009 Big 12 Championship Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fifth NCAA Postseason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Seventh [NCAA Central Regional] Letterwinners Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7/1 Men’s Golf Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chris Yandle Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(254) 710-3638 Office Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(254) 710-1369 E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christopher_Yandle@baylor.edu Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.BaylorBears.com

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Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Boulder, Colo. Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28,988 Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Silver, Gold and Black Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Buffaloes Home Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colorado National Golf Club President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bruce Benson Athletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Bohn Head Coach (Season) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roy Edwards (Fourth) 2009 Big 12 Championship Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Second NCAA Postseason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ninth [NCAA West Regional] Letterwinners Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6/3 Men’s Golf Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Plati Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(303) 492-6128 Office Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(303) 492-3811 E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . david.plati@colorado.edu Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.CUBuffs.com

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Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ames, Iowa Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26,000 Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cardinal and Gold Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cyclones Home Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Veenker Memorial Golf Course President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Gregory L. Geoffroy Athletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jamie Pollard Head Coach (Season) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jay Horton (11th) 2009 Big 12 Championship Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12th NCAA Postseason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . None Letterwinners Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9/0 Men’s Golf Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sean Clement Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (515) 294-3372 Office Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (515) 294-0558 E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sclement@iastate.edu Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.Cyclones.com


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Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lawrence, Kan. Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29,613 Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crimson and Blue Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jayhawks Home Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Alvamar Golf Club President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Robert Hemenway Athletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lew Perkins Head Coach (Season) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kit Grove (2nd) 2009 Big 12 Championship Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seventh NCAA Postseason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .None Letterwinners Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7/4 Men’s Golf Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brian Harrison Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(785) 864-3417 Office Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(785) 864-7944 E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kcjhawk3@ku.edu Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.KUAthletics.com

Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manhattan, Kan. Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23,332 Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Purple and White Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wildcats Home Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Colbert Hills President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Kirk Schulz Athletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob Krause Head Coach (Season) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Norris (13th) 2009 Big 12 Championship Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fourth NCAA Postseason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12th [NCAA West Regional] Letterwinners Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9/1 Men’s Golf Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colton Debes Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(785) 532-6735 Office Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(785) 532-6093 E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .cdebes@ksu.edu Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.K-StateSports.com

Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stillwater, Okla. Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31,000 Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Orange and Black Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cowboys Home Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karsten Creek President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Burns Hargis Athletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mike Holder Head Coach (Season) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike McGraw (15th) 2009 Big 12 Championship Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . First NCAA Postseason . . . . Advanced to Match Play [NCAA Championships] Letterwinners Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7/3 Men’s Golf Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ryan Cameron Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(405) 744-4853 Office Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(405) 744-7754 E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ryan.cameron@okstate.edu Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.OKState.com

Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Austin, Texas Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49,738 Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Burnt Orange and White Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Longhorns Home Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Univeristy of Texas Golf Course President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . William Powers, Jr. Athletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DeLoss Dodds Head Coach (Season) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .John Fields (10th) 2009 Big 12 Championship Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Eighth NCAA Postseason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26th [NCAA Championships] Letterwinners Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10/1 Men’s Golf Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Travis Feldhaus Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(512) 232-9460 Office Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(512) 472-6040 E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . travis.feldhaus@athletics.utexas.edu Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.TexasSports.com

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Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Columbia, Mo. Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28,477 Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Old Gold and Black Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tigers Home Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Old Hawthorne President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Brady J. Deaton Athletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Alden Head Coach (Season) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Leroux (Sixth) 2009 Big 12 Championship Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ninth NCAA Postseason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .None Letterwinners Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3/0 Men’s Golf Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Josh Murray Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(573) 882-0711 Office Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(573) 882-4270 E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .murrayjos@missouri.edu Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.MUTigers.com

Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lincoln, Neb. Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22,000 Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Scarlet and Cream Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cornhuskers, Huskers Home Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Firethorn GC/ Wilderness Ridge GC President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James B. Milliken Athletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tom Osborne Head Coach (Season) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Spangler (8th) 2009 Big 12 Championship Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11th NCAA Postseason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .None Letterwinners Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8/3 Men’s Golf Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nate Pohlen Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(402) 472-0694 Office Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(402) 472-2005 E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .npohlen@huskers.edu Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.Huskers.com

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Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .College Station, Texas Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45,000 Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maroon and White Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aggies Home Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Traditions Club President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Elsa Murano Athletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Byrne Head Coach (Season) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J.T. Higgins (Ninth) 2009 Big 12 Championship Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Third NCAA Postseason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . First [NCAA Championships] Letterwinners Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6/3 Men’s Golf Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Killian Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(979) 845-3289 Office Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(979) 845-0564 E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ckillian@athletics.tamu.edu Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.AggieAthletics.com

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Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lubbock, Texas Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29,000 Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Red and Black Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Red Raiders Home Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Rawls Course President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Guy Bailey Athletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gerald Myers Head Coach (Season) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greg Sands (10th) 2009 Big 12 Championship Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sixth NCAA Postseason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .T23rd [NCAA Championships] Letterwinners Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6/2 Men’s Golf Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Cook Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(806) 742-2762 Office Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(806) 742-1970 E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . chris.cook@ttu.edu Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.TexasTech.com


With two of the top up-and-coming coaches in the NCAA on staff with the OU men’s golf program, the 2009-10 season signals a change in direction as the tradition-rich program looks to regain its spot on the national stage.

RILEY PUMPHREY XXX

“Short-term goals include changing the expectation level of the program. From day one, we will be thinking about WINNING CHAMPIONSHIPS. It all comes down to knowing before you tee it up, that you have a chance to win the tournament. Whether it is a regular season tournament, the Big 12 Championship or an NCAA event, we have to have the mindset that we can compete with the best of the best. That’s the ultimate vision. Work ethic is going to be a big deal. We must also achieve all of our goals in the classroom. We want to help these young guys develop in every facet -- not only their golf game, but their character and ACADEMICALLY as well.”

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For the first time in recent memory, Oklahoma’s roster could be described as a veteran group. The result of a Sooner lineup that didn’t include a senior in 2007-08 (a year after producing a team that featured just one upperclassman) is a seasoned squad that has been thrust into the competitive lineup since the beginning of their respective collegiate careers. THE SENIOR CLASS It all starts with senior leadership and this year’s group should be up to the task, boasting a combined 79 starts among the trio (Ben Blundell - 29, Eric Durbin - 18, Tyler Rody - 16). The class has shown the ability to shoot low numbers, as Durbin (7-under-par 64), Blundell (7-under-par 65) and Rody (6-under-par 66) have carded career-low rounds that are among the best in program history. Durbin’s 64 in the first round of the 2007 Scenic City Invitational was just one shy of Todd Hamilton’s program mark (63), while Durbin and Blundell joined an elite list of just six players who have posted a round of seven-under since the 1998-99 season. THE JUNIOR CLASS Liam Logan and Ryan Sirman have been mainstays in the OU lineup since the start of their collegiate careers, as the duo has played a combined 105 rounds in the Crimson and Cream. Transfer Chris Wilson started seven events for the Sooners last season after transferring from Baker University in the summer of 2008.

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— OU head coach Ryan Hybl Look for Logan to provide the needed spark in the Oklahoma lineup as the Fort Worth, Texas, native is coming off of a very productive summer highlighted by advancing to the round of 32 at the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club last July. THE SOPHOMORE CLASS Riley Pumphrey might be the lone sophomore on the 2009-10 roster, but his play as a redshirt-freshman certainly has Hybl excited about the future. The sophomore competed in 10 tournaments last year, carding a team-best stroke average of 74.06 in 31 total rounds. Last October, Pumphrey became the first OU freshman to garner Big 12 Golfer of the Month honors since Anthony Kim in 2004. Pumphrey recorded nine rounds of par or better last year, including a 65.

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RYAN HYBL XXX THE FRESHMAN CLASS Oklahoma natives Brandon Bell (Norman HS) and Cole Wiederkehr (Jenks HS) return after redshirting last season and are joined by a talented recruiting class of Nathan Chambers (Purcell, Okla.), Nathan Hughes (Bartlesville, Okla.) and Davis Lee (Pacific Palisades, N.J.). Lee, a 2009 U.S. Amateur qualifier, headlines the class as a full-time resident of the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy for the last five years. There, the two-time International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) All-American recorded 16 top-3 finishes, including three wins on the IJGT. Hughes captured the 2009 Oklahoma 6A state title in dramatic fashion with a 12-footer for birdie on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff over Texas Tech signee Chandler Rusk at Emerald Falls Golf Club in Broken Arrow, Okla. Chambers, a regular competitor in USGA and AJGA events, won the U.S. Junior Amateur Sectional Qualifying at Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club in 2007 and also qualified for the 2008 U.S. Amateur Public Links. The Purcell, Okla., product took home back-to-back Norman City Championships in 2007 and 2008. The class is rounded out with the addition of Sam Braver, who transferred to OU from South Carolina after competing in six tournaments for the Gamecocks last season. Braver will have three years of eligibility remaining after redshirting in 2009-10.

“It’s my job to get our players prepared mentally and physically, and to help them manage the golf course. We want them to become better golfers and better men. Academics will be a big part of that; it has always been a big part of my life. In all, it’s all about expectations and mine are very high.”

THE SCHEDULE Oklahoma’s 2009-10 season slate features a blend of familiar events and challenging new tournaments as OU’s senior class has competed on five of the 10 regular season tournament venues. The Sooners open their fall campaign at the Kansas Invitational, before competing in the ever-challenging Jerry Pate Invitational in Birmingham, Ala. OU returns to Big 12 territory at the Baylor Intercollegiate in Dallas, Texas, and closes the fall on the West Coast at the CordeValle Collegiate in San Martin, Calif. Oklahoma opens the spring with trips to the Oak Hills Invitational, Puerto Rico Classic and the Border Olympics. After competing in the General Hackler Invitational, OU will close out its regular season with the Linger Longer Invitational and Robert Kepler Intercollegiate. The Big 12 Championship makes its return to Whispering Pines Country Club in Trinity, Texas, for the third time in the past six years. The Sooners seek a spot in the NCAA Championships field, held in early June at the Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tenn. “We want to play in the best tournaments we can, that’s the bottom line,” said Hybl. “Although the NCAA recently enacted the .500 rule, where you can’t advance to regionals without defeating half of your opponents, we still want to compete against the best. Recruits take notice of the tournaments you are entering. They want to play against the best, on some of the best courses around the country. As OU golfers they will be afforded that opportunity. I’m excited about our schedule. We are going from coast-to-coast, playing in a lot of great tournaments, against a lot of great teams on some outstanding courses.”

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Alvamar Golf Course

Old Overton Club

Royal Oaks Country Club

Lawrence, Kan. 6,950 Yards | Par 72 Sept. 27-29, 2009

Birmingham, Ala. 6,958 Yards | Par 71 Oct. 11-13, 2009

Dallas, Texas 7,068 Yards | Par 71 Oct. 25-27, 2009

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2009 FIELD: Houston, Idaho, Illinois State, Kansas, LouisianaLafayette, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Seton Hall, South Dakota, UMKC and Western Kentucky

2009 FIELD: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, East Tennessee State, Georgia State, Louisville, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, SMU, Texas, UAB and UNLV

2009 FIELD: Arkansas, Baylor, BYU, Iowa, Lamar, New Mexico, Oklahoma, SMU, Texas A&M, Texas, UTSA and Tulsa

2008 RESULTS

2008 RESULTS

2008 RESULTS

TOP 10 TEAMS 1. UC Davis .....................290-290-285= 865 (+1) 2. TCU .............................294-286-293= 873 (+9) 3. Kansas ........................297-287-298= 882 (+18) 4. South Dakota State ....292-287-305= 884 (+20) 5. OCU ............................301-293-294= 888 (+24) 6. Louisiana-Lafayette ....295-297-297= 889 (+25) 7. Illinois State ...............304-288-302= 894 (+30) T8. Nebraska ....................298-295-302= 895 (+31) T8. Rice ............................303-295-297= 895 (+31) 10. North Texas.................297-300-303= 900 (+36)

TOP 10 TEAMS 1. Alabama .....................278-271-281= 830 (-10) 2. Auburn .......................287-268-281= 836 (-4) 3. SMU ...........................278-269-291= 838 (-2) 4. Baylor .........................285-277-277= 839 (-1) 5. UNLV ..........................282-276-283= 841 (+1) 6. North Carolina ............283-276-284= 843 (+3) 7. Georgia State..............286-278-283= 847 (+7) T8. North Florida ..............285-282-288= 855 (+15) T8. UAB ............................287-282-286= 855 (+15) 10. Memphis ....................289-281-288= 858 (+18)

TOP 10 TEAMS 1. Texas A&M .................288-289-293= 870 (+18) T2. OKLAHOMA ..............298-287-287= 872 (+20) T2. Lamar .........................297-282-293= 872 (+20) 4. Arkansas ....................291-297-285= 873 (+21) 5. Baylor .........................304-286-285= 875 (+23) 6. New Mexico ................292-299-290= 881 (+29) 7. SMU............................299-297-289= 885 (+33) 8. BYU ............................306-291-292= 889 (+37) 9. Houston .....................305-298-297= 900 (+48) 10. Kansas ........................314-303-287= 904 (+52)

TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS 1. Austin Graham, UC-Davis 72-70-68=210 (-6) 2. Trent Peterson, South Dakota State 70-71-73=214 (-2) 3. Nate Pistacchio, UC-Davis 69-73-73=215 (-1) T4. Ramie Sprinkling, UC-Davis 73-73-70=216 (E) T4. Nathan Sheen, North Texas 72-73-71=216 (E)

TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS 1. Kelly Kraft, SMU 67-68-69=204 (-9) T2. Glenn Northcutt, Auburn 69-64-72=205 (-8) T2. Eddie Olson, UNLV 66-70-69=205 (-8) T4. Derek Ernst, UNLV 69-70-67=206 (-7) T4. Allen John, Georgia State 70-65-71=206 (-7)

TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS 1. James Kwon, SMU 74-69-69=212 (-1) T2. RILEY PUMPHREY, OKLAHOMA 75-68-70=213 (E) T2. Justin Harding, Lamar 76-69-68=213 (E) T4. Bronson Burgoon, Texas A&M 68-71-75=214 (+1) T4. Andrew Landry, Arkansas 71-70-73=214 (+1)

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UTSA INTERCOLLEGIATE

CordeValle

Oak Hills Country Club

San Martin, Calif. 7,169 Yards | Par 72 Nov. 8-11, 2009

San Antonio, Texas 6,765 Yards | Par 71 Feb. 14-16, 2010

2010 FIELD: Air Force, Baylor, Illinois State, Iowa State, LouisianaLafayette, North Texas, Oklahoma, Sam Houston State, Stephen F. Austin, Southeastern Louisiana, Texas Tech, Tulsa, UTSA and Wichita State

2008 RESULTS

2009 RESULTS

TOP 10 TEAMS 1. Southern Cal ..............357-362-361=1080 (E) 2. Stanford .....................370-368-368=1106 (+26) 3. UCLA ..........................374-374-359=1107 (+27) 4. Washington ...............372-367-371=1110 (+30) 5. Charlotte ....................367-379-368=1114 (+34) 6. Arkansas ....................370-376-374=1120 (+40) 7. Northwestern .............382-376-368=1126 (+46) 8. Lamar .........................374-380-381=1135 (+55) 9. Arizona .......................386-381-373=1140 (+60) 10. Augusta State .............387-381-373=1141 (+61)

TOP 10 TEAMS 1. Texas Tech ..................277-266-281= 824 (-28) 2. UT-Arlington ..............281-280-283= 844 (-8) 3. Texas State .................279-283-298= 860 (+8) 4. OKLAHOMA ..............283-281-302= 866 (+14) 5. Illinois State ...............292-284-291= 867 (+15) 6. DePaul .......................297-289-287= 873 (+21) 7. Stephen F. Austin .......288-296-291= 875 (+23) 8. Wichita State ..............294-284-299= 877 (+25) 9. Sam Houston State .....301-292-294= 887 (+35) 10. Louisiana-Monroe ......299-296-294= 889 (+37)

TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS T1. Tim Sluiter, Southern Cal 70-70-72=212 (-4) T1. Nick Taylor, Washington 71-71-70=212 (-4) 3. Tom Glissmeyer, Southern Cal 74-71-68=213 (-3) T4. Mattew Giles, Southern Cal 69-72-73=214 (-2) T4. Sihwan Kim, Stanford 69-74-71=214 (-2)

TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS 1. Chris Ward, Texas Tech 65-66-71=202 (-11) 2. Nils Floren, Texas Tech 70-66-69=205 (-8) T3. RILEY PUMPHREY, OKLAHOMA 71-72-67=210 (-3) T3. Garrett Merrell, Texas Tech 73-68-69=210 (-3) T3. Joe Emerich, Illinois State 72-70-70=210 (-3)

BEN BLUNDELL XXX The Rowlett, Texas, native fired a then-course record, 7-under-par 65, to secure the opening-round lead of the 2006 CordeValle Collegiate as a freshman.

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2009 FIELD: Arizona, Augusta State, Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, Colorado, Duke, Lamar, Long Beach State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State Stanford, UCLA and USC

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Rio Mar (River Course)

Laredo Country Club

Rio Grande, Puerto Rico 6,945 Yards | Par 72 Feb. 21-23, 2010

Laredo, Texas 7,241 Yards | Par 72 March 4-6, 2010

2010 FIELD: Alabama, Clemson, East Tennessee State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kent State, Michigan, Northwestern, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ohio State, Purdue, Texas, UNC Greensboro and Virginia Tech

2010 FIELD: Air Force, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Houston, Lamar, New Mexico State, North Texas, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Rice, Texas State, UT-Arlington, UTEP, UTSA and Washington State

2009 RESULTS

2009 RESULTS

TOP 10 TEAMS 1. Georgia ......................283-270-273= 826 (-38) 2. Clemson .....................285-275-278= 838 (-26) 3. Oklahoma State ..........286-282-280= 848 (-16) 4. Texas ..........................294-280-279= 853 (-11) 5. Georgia Tech ...............280-292-283= 855 (-9) 6. N.C. State ...................281-286-291= 858 (-6) 7. Florida .......................288-289-282= 859 (-5) 8. Alabama ....................288-291-286= 865 (+1) T9. East Tennessee State...297-291-289= 877 (+13) T9. Michigan ....................287-294-296= 877 (+13)

TOP 10 TEAMS 1. Baylor ........................297-282-298= 877 (+13) 2. Arkansas ....................295-292-297= 884 (+20) 3. Lamar .........................294-299-293= 886 (+22) 4. UT-Arlington ..............286-302-300= 888 (+24) 5. Notre Dame ................303-289-299= 891 (+27) 6. Texas State .................297-295-301= 893 (+29) 7. Washington State ......299-294-301= 894 (+30) T8. Louisville ....................297-288-311= 896 (+32) T8. Arkansas-Little Rock ..302-298-296= 896 (+32) T10. Vanderbilt ..................297-296-309= 902 (+38) T10. Rice ............................303-300-299= 902 (+38)

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TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS T1. Hudson Swafford, Georgia 70-67-67=204 (-12) T1. Dylan Fritelli, Texas 67-64-73=204 (-12) T3. Russell Henley, Georgia 72-67-67=206 (-10) T3. Brian Harman, Georgia 69-71-66=206 (-10) T3. Ben Martin, Clemson 71-69-66=206 (-10)

RILEY PUMPHREY

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The redshirt freshman recorded his third top-five finish in four events with a third-place showing at the 2009 UTSA Intercollegiate.

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TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS 1. Bobby Massa, UT-Arlington 66-73-72=211 (-5) 2. Jeff Gerlich, Texas State 72-72-71=215 (-1) 3. Ethan Tracy, Arkansas 70-72-74=216 (E) T4. Four tied at (+2)


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GENERAL HACKLER CHAMPIONSHIP

LINGER LONGER INVITATIONAL

ROBERT KEPLER INTERCOLLEGIATE

TPC of Myrtle Beach

Reynolds Landing

Scarlet Course - The Ohio State University

Myrtle Beach, S.C. 6,950 Yards | Par 72 March 13-15, 2010

Greensboro, Ga. 7,048 Yards | Par 72 March 25-28, 2010

Columbus, Ohio 7,455 Yards | Par 71 April 9-11, 2010

2010 FIELD: Augusta State, Coastal Carolina, Duke, East Tennessee State, Kennesaw State, Kentucky, Lamar, Minnesota N.C. State, Oklahoma, Pepperdine, UNC-Wilmington and Wake Forest

2010 FIELD: Alabama, Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, Florida State, Furman, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State, Louisville, Mercer, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, San Jose State, South Alabama, Texas A&M and USC-Aiken.

2009 RESULTS

2009 RESULTS

TOP 10 TEAMS 1. Wake Forest ...............300-291-290= 881 (+17) 2. N.C. State ...................302-295-294= 891 (+27) 3. Pepperdine .................299-291-303= 893 (+29) T4. Coastal Carolina ..........298-299-301= 898 (+34) T4. East Tennessee St. ......293-294-311= 898 (+34) 6. Lamar .........................301-307-292= 900 (+36) 7. Kentucky ....................296-305-301= 902 (+38) 8. Augusta State ............304-299-306= 909 (+45) 9. South Carolina ............303-307-300= 910 (+46) 10. Ohio State ..................301-308-303= 912 (+48)

TOP 10 TEAMS 1. Georgia.......................291-288-288= 867 (+3) T2. Oklahoma State .........295-284-290= 869 (+5) 3. Wichita State ..............293-292-297= 882 (+18) 4. Mercer ........................295-297-293= 885 (+21) 5. Eastern Michigan .......299-288-308= 895 (+31) 6. Francis Marion ...........304-299-296= 899 (+35) 7. Purdue .......................310-301-295= 906 (+42) 8. Kennesaw State .........308-298-301= 907 (+43) 9. New Orleans ...............304-304-300= 908 (+44) 10. Winthrop ....................311-312-311= 934 (+70)

TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS 1. Matt Hill, N.C. State 74-70-69=213 (-3) 2. Zack Byrd, Coastal Carolina 71-74-71=216 (E) T3. Brendan Gielow, Wake Forest 77-71-71=219 (+3) T3. Bo Hoag, Ohio State 73-73-73=219 (+3) T3. Mark Silvers II, South Carolina 74-75-70=219 (+3)

TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS 1. Trent Whitekiller, Oklahoma State 74-68-66=208 (-8) T2. Bill Jones, Mercer 68-70-71=209 (-7) T2. Connor McHenry, Wichita State 68-72-69=209 (-7) 4. Harris English, Georgia 69-70-71=210 (-6) T5. Rickie Fowler, Oklahoma State 73-71-72=216 (E) T5. Adam Mitchell, Georgia 75-71-70=216 (E)

2010 FIELD: Charlotte, Eastern Michigan, Houston, Iowa, Kansas State, North Texas, Northwestern, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Xavier and Wisconsin 2009 RESULTS TOP 10 TEAMS 1. Northwestern .............301-296-295= 892 (+40) 2. East Tennessee State ..295-303-296= 894 (+42) 3. Minnesota ..................305-299-296= 900 (+48) 4. Kent State ..................300-299-303 =902 (+50) 5. Ohio State ..................297-309-301= 907 (+55) 6. Middle Tenn. St. .........311-303-300= 914 (+62) T7. Iowa ...........................307-312-299= 918 (+66) T7. Eastern Michigan .......308-299-311= 918 (+66) 9. Wisconsin ...................308-305-307= 920 (+68) 10. Notre Dame ................309-315-305= 929 (+77)

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TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS 1. Brad Wright, Ohio State 71-71-76=218 (+5) 2. Josh Dupont, Northwestern 75-75-70=220 (+7) T3. Ben Pisani, Minnesota 78-71-72=221 (+8) T3. Seamus Power, East Tennessee St. 72-73-76=221 (+8) 5. Jason Millard, Middle Tennessee St. 76-75-71=222 (+9)

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Whispering Pines Golf Club

NCAA REGIONAL SITES: TBD

Trinity, Texas 7,470 Yards | Par 72 April 22-25, 2010

May 20-22, 2010

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2010 FIELD: Baylor, Colorado, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech 2009 RESULTS TOP 10 TEAMS 1. Oklahoma State .........293-288-287-281= 1149 (+29) 2. Colorado .....................298-283-290-292= 1163 (+43) 3. Texas A&M..................301-284-296-286= 1167 (+47) 4. Kansas State ...............304-301-289-276= 1170 (+50) 5. Baylor ........................297-293-293-291= 1174 (+54) 6. Texas Tech ..................295-304-300-289= 1188 (+68) 7. Kansas ........................298-306-290-297= 1191 (+71) 8. Texas ..........................303-305-306-280= 1194 (+74) 9. Missouri .....................310-307-290-297= 1204 (+84) 10. OKLAHOMA ..............310-301-306-288= 1205 (+85) TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS 1. Morgan Hoffmann, Oklahoma State 71-71-68-66=276 (-4) 2. Bill Allcorn, Baylor 69-71-70-70=279 (-1) 3. Robert Streb, Kansas State 69-75-67-69=280 (E) 4. Bronson Burgoon, Texas A&M 72-68-72-70=282 (+2) 5. Rickie Fowler, Oklahoma State 74-71-72-69=286 (+6)

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Chattanooga, Tennessee June 2-5, 2010

2010 FIELD: TBD 2009 NCAA MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP OKLAHOMA STATE (1) GEORGIA (3-2-0) GEORGIA (8)

ARKANSAS (3-1-1)

ARKANSAS (4) WASHINGTON (5)

ARKANSAS (3-2-0) TEXAS A&M (3-2-0) NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

ARIZONA STATE (2) TEXAS A&M (3-1-1) TEXAS A&M (7)

TEXAS A&M (3-1-1)

SOUTHERN CAL (3) MICHIGAN (3-2-0) MICHIGAN (6)

TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS 1. Matt Hill, N.C. State 69-69-69=207 (-6) 2. Kyle Stanley, Clemson 72-71-66=209 (-4) T3. Rickie Fowler, Oklahoma State 72-70-68=210 (-3) T3. Tom Glissmeyer, Southern Cal 74-70-66=210 (-3) T3. Tom Hoge, TCU 70-70-70=210 (-3)

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP STROKE PLAY QUALIFYING 1. Oklahoma State ..........288-280-281= 849 (-3) 2. Arizona State ..............294-281-287= 862 (+10) T3. Southern Cal ..............305-281-279= 865 (+13) T3. Arkansas ....................297-283-285= 865 (+13) T3. Washington ................293-286-286= 865 (+13) 6. Michigan ....................296-285-287= 868 (+16) T7. Texas A&M .................298-276-295= 869 (+17) T7. Georgia ......................288-285-296= 869 (+17)




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Ryan Hybl, one of the most decorated golfers in University of Georgia history and most recently an assistant coach for the Bulldogs, has been named the head men’s golf coach at Oklahoma. Hybl, the brother of former Oklahoma quarterback Nate Hybl, has been on the staff at Georgia since 2005. He also played professionally during that time, competing in events on the Nationwide, Hooters and Tar Heel Tours, logging several top 10 finishes before retiring in April of 2009 due to a career-ending elbow injury.

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THE HYBL FILE • Hometown - Colbert, Ga. • College - Georgia, 2004 • Family - Wife, Rebecca • Daughter - Adyline

COACHING HISTORY • 2009-present - Oklahoma Head Coach • 2005-09 - Georgia Assistant Coach

COACHING ACCOLADES • Helped guide UGA to five straight top10 finishes at the NCAA Championship • 2006 and 2009 SEC Champions • 2008 NCAA East Regional Champions • 14 All-America honors • 14 first-team All-SEC players • 2006 SEC Player of the Year • 2006 and 2008 SEC Freshman of the Year

“Ryan Hybl’s passion for college golf and his experience at its highest level as both a player and coach make this an exciting time for our men’s golf program,” said Joe Castiglione, Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Programs and Director of Athletics. “We have matched unbridled enthusiasm with an impressive knowledge of the game, and we’re very encouraged about our future. Ryan understands that having a great program means developing student-athletes on every level. He took that approach himself as a player and he has done so in his coaching assignments. That’s the reason he enjoys such tremendous respect nationally.” The new coach believes the injury has led to a great opportunity. “I’m completely focused on coaching,” he said, “and the potential of this Oklahoma program is so exciting. I could not be more thrilled for this opportunity and enthusiastic about our ability to play for championships.” Hybl said the leadership in the department and the Oklahoma name were very attractive. “The leadership from Joe Castiglione is evident in the overall strength of the program,” he said. “There is so much support and history here. The facilities are great; you have what you need to be successful. I am coming from a program that has won national and conference championships and the vision here can be the same.”

PL AYING EXPERIENCE • 2001-04 - University of Georgia

PL AYING HONORS • Two-time All-American and All-SEC • Team captain as a junior and senior • Ben Hogan Award national semifinalist • Cleveland Golf Scholar All-American

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GET TING IN A QUICK NINE WITH COACH HYBL • Favorite club in the bag: Putter • Favorite meal: Barbecue (any type of southern cooking for that matter) • One thing that most people don’t know about you: I’m left-handed but play golf as a righty • Most important aspect of golf: Short game • Favorite TV Show: Everybody Loves Raymond • Golfers you admired growing up: Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Phil Mickelson, Loren Roberts • Favorite golfer on tour today: Tiger. But I also admire Jim Furyk, a grinder with a different golf swing • Favorite Course: Augusta National • Movie you could watch over and over: Top Gun

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“The Oklahoma brand is huge. We will be very interested in recruiting Oklahoma, but we also have a brand that appeals nationwide. That will help us be competitive across the board.”

Hybl debuted as a Bulldog in 2001 by garnering third-team All-America and second team All-SEC honors. At the Golf World Invitational, he led the victorious Bulldogs to team and event records for the lowest round and the lowest tournament total.

From a program perspective, Hybl said the approach will be broad-based.

Hybl arrived at Georgia as the No. 1-ranked junior golfer in the nation as determined by Golfweek. He was named the AJGA’s 1998 Player of the Year, and he was a threetime AJGA All-American and a three-time member of the Canon Cup Team.

“It’s my job to get them prepared mentally and physically, and to help them manage the golf course,” he explained. “We want them to become better golfers and better men. Academics will be a big part of that; it has always been a big part of my life. It’s all about expectations and mine are very high that we will excel in the classroom.” While on the Georgia staff, Hybl helped guide a squad that racked up five straight top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championship. The team won SEC crowns in 2006 and 2009 along with an NCAA East Regional Championship in 2008. Along the way, Georgia produced 14 All-Americans, 14 first-team All-SEC players, the 2006 SEC Player of the Year and the 2006 and 2008 SEC Freshman of the Year.

Following his college career, Hybl was a tournament director for the AJGA. He is married to the former Rebecca Booker. They have one daughter, Adyline, born in September, 2007.

Hybl lettered from 2001-04, twice garnering All-America and All-SEC honors. He concluded his career with a scoring average of 72.7 and 13 top-10 finishes. He served as the team captain during his junior and senior seasons.

The Colbert, Ga., native graduated in 2004 with a degree in sports science. As a sophomore in 2002, Hybl was named first-team All-America and first-team All-SEC. He was Georgia’s leader in all of the statistical categories and ended the year rated No. 7 by Golfweek/Sagarin in the final individual rankings. Hybl was chosen as one of the national semifinalists for the Ben Hogan Award and he helped the 2002 United States Palmer Cup Team defeat Europe.

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Hybl also excelled academically, earning a prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. He earned the Joel Eaves Award as the male senior student-athlete with the highest grade point average and the Dick Bestwick Award for the top GPA among graduating male seniors. Hybl was named to the Dean’s List, the President’s List and the SEC Academic Honor Roll, and he was chosen as a Cleveland Golf Scholar All-American. He won the team’s Howell Hollis Award three times for boasting the top GPA.

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Hybl arrived at UGA as Golfweek’s No. 1-ranked junior golfer in the country and was the AJGA’s 1998 Player of the Year.

Hybl was on staff when Georgia won the 2008 NCAA East Regional Championship.

Hybl helped guide the Georgia Bulldogs to SEC titles in 2006 and 2009.

The Colbert, Ga., native garnered All-America distinction in 2001 and 2002.

Number of consecutive top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championship while on staff at Georgia.

Hybl placed inside the top 10 in 13 tournaments during his UGA career.

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT RYAN HYBL “I think Ryan’s going to do a terrific job for Oklahoma. I know he’s excited about being at Oklahoma, with his connections there. Even when he was in school here at Georgia, he was always watching Sooner football and keeping up with those guys, so he’s got some deep roots for the OU family as well. Ryan was a terrific recruiter with me. He relates very well. He’s a great player and was able to get out with those guys and play and really help them with their golf games and the mental aspect of their games. He was a wonderful student so he understands the importance of academics and how that blends in with college life. He’s just one of those all-encompassing guys who gets what college athletics is all about and he knows from having been in our program what it takes to be on top, winning conference championships and national championships.” - Chris Haack, Georgia Head Coach “As a former player for OU, I am excited about the hiring of Ryan Hybl. He has a proven track record at the University of Georgia, one of the best programs in the country. As a person who cares deeply about the OU golf program, I am excited to see Ryan take the reins and move the program in a positive direction.” - Chance Cozby, former OU Golfer “Ryan was one of the hardest workers we have ever had. His skill and knowledge of golf, coupled with an extremely diligent work ethic, created a tremendous asset for the AJGA.” - Stephen Hamplin, Executive Director American Junior Golf Association

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“I am tickled to death for him. I think he is one of those guys who was meant to be a coach. He definitely is a players’ coach. He really knows the game and he is also an incredibly competitive guy. Those factors will make him a tremendous asset to the University of Oklahoma.” - Cricket Musch, Nike, Head of Player Development “Ryan is energetic from what I’ve seen, and he has good ties through his work in junior golf. That’s very important in recruiting. He’s young and hungry and wants to see how successful he can be in coaching. You see a lot of these young guys who jump right in and establish themselves right away.” - Rick Bell, former OU Golfer “I’m really looking forward to working with Ryan and helping him any way we can with the golf course. I know he has a great reputation with the junior players and that will benefit him greatly with recruiting. Anything we can do from a golf course perspective, we’re really anxious to assist.” - Rodney Young, Director of Golf, Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club “He’s a wonderful person, first and foremost. Everyone who meets and works with him falls in love with his passion, work ethic and love for the game. He brings a unique perspective as an All-American, a professional and as a coach. I think he was destined to be a coach and we’re all excited that he gets an opportunity to fulfill that destiny.” - Nate Hybl, former OU quarterback and Ryan’s brother


RYAN HYBL Q&A • Obviously you have a connection to OU through your brother Nate, who was the MVP of the 2002 Rose Bowl, but what attracted you to the Oklahoma men’s golf position? “The attraction for me was the potential of the program. The infrastructure was already in place from the great facilities, the strength of the athletics department as a whole and an obvious commitment from the former players and alumni in keeping up with the team. All those things combined set us up for success and that was the reason I took the job.â€? • What is your recruiting philosophy and what type of players would you like to bring to OU? “We will search across the board, bringing in quality recruits from all across the country, while making sure that we keep a constant commitment to kids inside the state of Oklahoma. We can’t let quality guys escape the state and that starts with changing the perception of the program. Recruits will soon understand that they can realize all of their potential here at OU and that we are committed to helping them reach their goals. In the end, we will go after the best players we can get and the ones that do attend OU will leave not only better golfers, but better men.â€? • How would you describe your experience with OU and Norman during your tenure so far? “It’s been great so far. The amount of support I have received from the media, former players, the athletics department and everyone that I have worked with has exceeded even my own expectations. It’s very gratifying knowing the support that surrounds the program. I can also tell that the community certainly supports the university in a first-class way.â€? • Besides OU’s home course, the team is afforded the opportunity to play some great courses in the state. How does that help the squad and how beneficial it is having the University course right on campus? “It is pretty rare that you have the opportunity to play on championship courses such as Oak Tree and Southern Hills regularly. Those two tracks are known nationally as some of the best in the country and we get the chance to practice on them. Jimmie Austin is a great layout as well. I believe that the Publinks will give us a lot of notoriety. Unlike a lot of collegiate practice venues, ours is right on campus making it very easy to swing by and practice anytime during the day. Having the opportunity to play tough golf course like the ones I have mentioned will only bode well for our players. The courses we play during our tournament stops are some of the great courses in the country and I believe that we should be tested, coming from such great golf courses ourselves.â€? • Any On-Course Superstitions? “I use coins with dates like 1966, 1967, 1968 — trying to shoot that number or lower. I also have to make 3 putts consecutively before I go to the first tee and I never get rid of a ball that is doing well no matter how beat up it is.â€?

• The team returns every player who competed last season. With the addition of the freshman class, what are some early goals for next season? “Short-term goals include changing the expectation level of the program. From day one, we will be thinking about winning championships and that starts right now with their commitment during the summer. Work ethic is going to be a big deal. We must also achieve all of our goals in the classroom.â€? • You’ve made comparisons between the athletics departments at OU and Georgia and a commitment to excellence at both schools. Speak a little more about that and how that can help both you and the program. “One of the main attractions of this job was the caliber of coaches at Oklahoma that I can learn from. Not unlike Georgia, you can look across the board and the coaches of each sport are considered some of the best in the business. The coaches here at OU have records that speak for themselves and hopefully they can help me out with some pointers along the way, and, if the opportunity presents itself, I might be able to offer some advice back.â€? • What is your scheduling philosophy? “We want to play in the best tournaments we can, that’s the bottom line. Although the NCAA recently enacted the .500 rule, where you can’t advance to regionals without defeating half of your opponents, we still want to compete against the best. Recruits take notice of the tournaments you are entering. They want to play against the best, on some of the best courses around the country. As OU golfers they will be afforded that opportunity. Sure, there will be a possibility of some growing pains initially, but in the end, our guys will grow from that. They need to be kicked around a bit to see what level they need to improve to in order to reach our goals.â€? • What are some of your earliest Oklahoma memories? “Going back to when I got recruited as a golfer out of high school, I remember my recruiting trip to Norman being awesome. It was a great college experience, as OU is all about tradition and history. With my brother playing here, I could relate very easily to my time at Georgia as the two have a very similar type of fan base, both expecting to compete for championships year in and year out.â€? • Number of holes-in-one? “Four. No good stories, just good shots.â€? • Career Low Round? “63, Athens (Ga.) Country Clubâ€? • Favorite Three Golfers to Watch? “Tiger, Jim Furyk and my brother (former OU quarterback ) Nate just because he thinks he can still play golf.â€? • What’s Your Practice Routine? “Short-game, short-game, short-game. When you feel like you have done enough....do more short-game.â€?

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OU men’s golf head coach Ryan Hybl announced the hiring of Blake Smart as his assistant coach on August 10, 2009. Smart had been the head coach at Kennesaw State the previous three seasons, quickly turning the Owls into one of the top golf programs in the Atlantic Sun Conference.

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“Blake will be a great addition to our staff here at the University of Oklahoma,” said Hybl. “He is a tremendous asset in that he brings a lot of experience as a former head coach and provides everything we need to be successful on the level this program is capable of being.

• Hometown - Cornelia, Ga. • College - Berry College, 2004 • Family - Wife, Caroline

“He is a person that the guys on the team can lean on,” added Hybl. “He is a well-rounded person who is very knowledgeable about the game from both a coach and player’s perspective. He will be a great complement to what we are focused on doing. He is eager to jump on board and be a part of the change.”

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COACHING HISTORY • 2009-present - Oklahoma Assistant Coach • 2006-09 - Kennesaw State Head Coach • 2004-06 - Berry College Assistant Coach

COACHING ACCOLADES • Coached five different players to Atlantic Sun honors • Recruited and coached 2009 U.S. Open participant Matt Nagy • Led KSU to three wins in three years • 2008-09 squad climbed as high as No. 44 in the Golfstat rankings

PL AYING EXPERIENCE • 1999-04 - Berry College

PL AYING HONORS • NAIA honorable mention All-American • Two-time all-conference selection • Two-time Academic All-American • A member of two NAIA Championship runner-up squads.

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Smart believes that his time as a head coach will assist him with his newest coaching position. “I’ve been a head coach for the last three seasons, so I have a unique set of experiences in that I have run my own program. During that time, we’ve had some pretty good successes both athletically and academically. I am looking forward to building off of that at a program with a larger set of resources such as OU.” The 28-year-old Smart guided KSU to eight top-10 finishes during the 2008-09 season, including a second-place finish at the Samford Intercollegiate and a thirdplace showing at the Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate.


BLAKE SMART BIO Smart coached five different players to Atlantic Sun honors in his three seasons with the Black and Gold, while one of Smart’s top recruits, Matt Nagy, qualified for the 2009 U.S. Open and became the first-ever Kennesaw State golfer to participate in a major championship. Under Smart’s tutelage, the 2008-09 squad set Division I school records for team scoring average (292.1) and winning percentage, climbing as high as No. 44 in the Golfstat rankings.

A member of two NAIA Championship runner-up teams in 2000 and 2002, Smart was a two-time Academic All-American and a three-time academic all-conference selection. A native of Cornelia, Ga., Smart has dual degrees in business management and economics from Berry and also received his M.B.A. from Berry in the spring of 2006. He is married to the former Caroline Norris.

In 2007-08, KSU shared third at the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship, its best conference finish since making the transition to the Division I level in 2005. The squad compiled an 89-48 (.650) record on the season and finished in the top three five times, including a runaway 22-stroke win at its own inaugural Larry Nelson Collegiate Invitational. Smart’s transformation of the KSU program was immediate. The Owls closed the 2006-07 season with an 86-63 (.577) record in his first year at the helm of the program, finishing in the top half of the field in all but three tournaments (including wins at the Poplar Hill Intercollegiate and the Stetson/CDSC Invitational). Prior to his time at Kennesaw State, Smart was an assistant coach for two seasons with both the men’s and women’s programs at his alma mater Berry College, an NAIA program in Rome, Ga. While on staff at Berry, Smart helped guide the squads to a pair of team titles and coached three individuals to tournament championships. Competing at Berry from 1999-20004, Smart was an NAIA honorable mention All-American in 2002 as well as a two-time all-conference selection. In addition, he was selected to nine all-tournament teams during his four-year career.

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lex Brown begins his 23rd season as the athletics trainer for the OU men’s golf squad.

A certified member of the National Athletics Trainers Association and the Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure advisory committee on athletics training, Brown has won several awards for his training abilities and has served on numerous advisory commissions on sports medicine. Brown also serves as the head trainer for the men’s basketball squad, the women’s golf and soccer teams and worked with the OU football program for seven seasons. The Durham, N.C., native has served as a member of the medical staff for two U.S. Olympic Festivals and as a trainer for the basketball tryouts for the 1990 World University Games and Goodwill Games.

An avid golfer with a single-digit handicap, Brown has six holes-in-one to his credit. The Appalachian State University graduate has two daughters (Evelyn, 21, and Erica, 19).

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In 1997, the National Athletic Trainers Association honored Brown with the 25-year award, an honor bestowed on select individuals recognizing their long-standing commitment to the field of work.

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The Farmington, Mo., native previously served as an academic counselor at OU’s University College from 1989-94. Elder was also the director of housing at Texas Wesleyan College from 1985-89 and the coordinator of OU’s intramural sports from 1979-84. Elder received a bachelor’s degree from Missouri in 1977 before earning a master’s degree in education from OU in 1985.

DR. BROCK SCHNEBEL TEAM PHYSICAN | 14TH SEASON

In his 14th season working with the OU men’s golf team, Dr. Brock Schnebel serves as the team physician. Dr. Schnebel is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and practices at the McBride Clinic in Oklahoma City along with the University of Oklahoma Department of Orthopaedics Division of Sports Medicine. Highly praised for his work in the field, Dr. Schnebel served as the head physician for the 2000 United States Olympic Team in Sydney, Australia, as well as the team doctor for the 1998 US. Goodwill Games. The Topeka, Kan., native was also on the medical staff for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Ga. Schnebel was named valedictorian of both his high school class in Alva, Okla., and at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. He went on to graduate with distinction from the Oklahoma College of Medicine in 1981, where he was also a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

He and his wife, Lina, reside in Norman. Completing his internship at the University of Oklahoma Department of Surgery, Schnebel also completed his residency at OU with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Serving as the orthopaedic consultant for each of OU’s varsity sports teams, Schnebel is also the author of numerous professional articles on sports medicine. He and his wife, Kelli, are the parents of three daughters (Jessica, Bailey and Addison) and a son (Chase).

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ntering his fourth year as the media relations contact for the OU men’s golf squad is Phillip Rogers. The Enid, Okla., native handles all publicity requests and is responsible for the creation of the squad’s annual media guide. Rogers is in his final year of working toward a master’s degree in Adult and Higher Education with an emphasis in Intercollegiate Athletics Administration. The 25-yearold Rogers began working with the men’s golf squad as an undergraduate student during the 2006-07 season. In addition to his media relations role with the men’s golf squad, Rogers has also assisted as tournament contact for the Oklahoma Intercollegiate and The Maxwell golf events. Additionally, Rogers serves as the sports information director for the Big 12 Champion OU women’s gymnastics squad, where he served as media coordinator for both the Big 12 Championship and NCAA South Central Regional in 2008. Rogers’ media guides have been voted among the best in the country by the College Sports Information Directors of America, with his 2009 women’s gymnastics guide cover being voted best in the nation and his ‘08 guide finishing third in the country. Rogers earned a bachelor of arts degree in journalism (public relations emphasis) from the University of Oklahoma in 2007. A single-digit-handicap golfer, Rogers has a pair of holes-in-one to his credit.

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OU CHIP-IN-CLUB The University of Oklahoma Chip in Club was established in 1981 with the commitment of providing support for the OU men’s golf program. The athletics department, along with the OU coaches and the team, would like to thank the many supporters of the Oklahoma men’s golf program.

CHARLIE SNIDER

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harlie Snider is in his eighth year as the president of the Chip In Club. A native of Waurika, Okla., he currently resides in Norman. Snider graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1970, receiving a degree in petroleum land management. He also served in the United States Army, including a tour of duty in Vietnam. Snider worked in the oil and gas exploration and production business for 30 years with Ashland Oil, Inc. and Hamill Resources Inc., in Houston, Texas. He retired in 2000 as vice president of Hamill Resources, Inc. While working with Hamill Resources, Inc., Snider also served on the company’s board of directors. Currently he is a Vice President/Director of the Hamill Foundation in Houston.

Snider is a life member of the OU Alumni Association and a member of the OU PLM/EM Alumni Association. He is former chair of the Energy Management Board of Advisors in OU’s Michael F. Price College of Business. Snider is also a Certified Professional Landman and a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen.

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During his many years in Houston, Texas, he was a long-time member of the Champions Golf Club in Houston and has assisted with organizing several “Houston Playdays,” fund-raising events for the University of Oklahoma men’s golf team.

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DAVID L. BOREN University President 16TH YEAR AT OU David L. Boren, who has served Oklahoma as governor and U.S. senator, became the 13th president of the University of Oklahoma in November 1994. He is the first person in state history to have served in all three positions.

During his time in the U.S. Senate from 1979 to 1994, Boren served on the Senate Finance and Agriculture Committees and was the longest-serving chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. From his days as a state legislator and governor of Oklahoma to Washington, Boren carried a commitment to reform, leading numerous efforts to make government work better for American citizens. As chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, he strengthened oversight of secret government programs and reformed the procedures for Presidential notice of such programs to Congress.

Boren is widely respected for his academic credentials, his longtime support of education, and for his distinguished political career as a reformer of the American political system. A graduate of Yale University in 1963, Boren majored in American history, graduated in the top one percent of his class and was elected Phi Beta Kappa. He was selected as a Rhodes Scholar and earned a master’s degree in politics, philosophy and economics from Oxford University, England, in 1965.

For more than 10 years, he led the fight for congressional campaign finance reform and for legislation discouraging administration and congressional staff from cashing in on government experience and contacts by becoming lobbyists. In addition, he introduced legislation seeking to limit gifts and travel subsidies that government workers, including members of Congress, can receive from lobbyists. Boren also chaired the special 1992-93 Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress, which produced proposals to make Congress more efficient and responsive by streamlining congressional bureaucracy, reducing staff sizes and reforming procedures to end legislative gridlock.

In 1968, he received a law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where he was on the Law Review, elected to the Order of the Coif, and won the Bledsoe Prize as the outstanding graduate by a vote of the faculty. As Oklahoma’s governor from 1974 through 1978, Boren promoted key educational initiatives that have had an enduring impact on Oklahoma. Established during his tenure were: the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute, the Scholar-Leadership Enrichment Program, and the Oklahoma Physicians Manpower Training Program, which provides scholarships for medical students and medical personnel who commit to practice in underserved rural areas. Also, the first state funding for Gifted and Talented classes was provided in 1976 and, from 1976 through 1978, Oklahoma ranked first among all states in the percentage increases of funding for higher education. One of Boren’s most far-reaching projects in promoting quality education at all levels is the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, which he founded in 1985. The foundation recognizes outstanding public school students and teachers and helps establish private local foundations to help give academic endowment grants to local public schools. As a senator, he was the author of the National Security Education Act in 1992, which provides scholarships for study abroad and for learning additional languages, as well as legislation to restore the tax deductibility of gifts of appreciated property to universities in 1993. Boren, also a former state legislator, spent nearly three decades in elective politics before becoming the president of the University of Oklahoma. Boren was the youngest governor in the nation when he served from 1974 to 1978. Known as a reformer, Boren campaigned with a broom as his symbol. During his term, he instituted many progressive programs, including conflict-of-interest rules, campaignfinancing disclosure, stronger open meeting laws for public bodies, more competitive bidding on state government contracts and reform of the state’s prison system, including expanded education programs for first-time offenders and the largest expansion of the work-release program in state history.

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Boren left the U.S. Senate in 1994 with an approval rating of 91 percent after being re-elected with 83 percent of the vote in 1990, the highest percentage in the nation in a U.S. Senate contest in that election year. Boren served from 1988 to 1997 on the Yale University Board of Trustees. His university experience also includes four years on the faculty of Oklahoma Baptist University, where he was chairman of the Department of Political Science and chairman of the Division of Social Sciences. In 1993, the American Association of University Professors presented Boren with the Henry Yost Award as Education Advocate of the Year. In April 2004, Boren received the Mory’s Cup from the Mory’s Association at Yale University. In making the presentation to Boren it was noted that he was the first Yale graduate in the university’s history extending over three centuries to have served as a Governor, U.S. Senator and President of a major university. Under Boren’s leadership, the University of Oklahoma has developed and emerged as a “pacesetter university in American public higher education,” with 20 major new programs initiated since his inauguration. They include establishment of the Honors College, the Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of Art of the American West, a new expository writing program for freshmen modeled on the program at Harvard, an interdisciplinary religious studies program, the Artist-in-Residence Program, the International Programs Center, and the Faculty-in-Residence Program putting faculty family apartments in student residence halls. The Retired Professors Program has been started, bringing 50 retired full professors back to the University to teach freshmen.


DAVID BOREN BIO The number of new facilities started or completed on the campus during the Boren years has matched the explosion in new programs. Since 1994, almost $1 billion in construction projects have been completed or are under way on OU’s three campuses. Among the largest of the current projects are the $18.7 million renovation and expansion of historic Holmberg Hall, home of music and dance programs; the $67 million National Weather Center; the $19 million addition to the Michael F. Price College of Business; the $17 million Gaylord Hall for journalism and mass communication; the $27 million Stephenson Research and Technology Center; and the $83.5 million stadium project. The Health Sciences Center has a new Student Union, and the new $24 million Stanton L. Young Biomedical Research Center.

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Above all, the Boren years have been marked by an emphasis on putting students first. There is not a university president in the country who is more committed to students as his number one priority. He teaches a freshman-level course in political science each semester and is one of the few presidents of major universities to teach. Boren is married to Molly Shi Boren, a former judge and English teacher. Molly Boren has two degrees from the University of Oklahoma: a master’s degree in English and a Juris Doctor degree from the OU College of Law. A native of Seminole, Boren has two children, Carrie Christine Boren, an Episcopal minister, and David Daniel Boren, a member of the United States Congress from Oklahoma. Devoting much of his life to public service, Boren drew from the example of his parents, the late Congressman Lyle H. Boren and Christine Boren.

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JOE CASTIGLIONE

Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Programs Director of Athletics 11TH YEAR AT OU Principle Centered Leader …Visionary ... Passionate Advocate for Student-Athletes ... Establishes Standards of Excellence & Cultural Values ... Builder of Championship Programs

In recognition of the performance of OU’s teams on the field and in the classroom, of the fiscal stability created during his tenure, the dramatic increases in donor giving, facility construction and renovations, and the cutting-edge programs that the department has begun during his tenure, Castiglione was named Athletic Director of the Year in May 2009 by the Sports Business Journal.

The success of the University of Oklahoma Athletics Department is known throughout the world of intercollegiate athletics. The last decade may stand as one of the most successful in school history and leading that effort is Joe Castiglione, the Sooner AD since 1998.

That award was one of several earned by Castiglione and the department. The 2007 PRISM Award winner, presented by the School of Sports Management at the University of Massachusetts, OU was just the second Division I winner and all of the programs recognized by the selection panel were started under Castiglione’s leadership with the full support of university administration.

Castiglione’s Sooner team has worked to create a place where competitive dreams come true and academic goals are reached with regularity. Excellence is the norm at OU, and the Sooners’ sports programs, student-athletes, coaches and staff are committed to that standard. For Castiglione, though, it’s not just about the championships and trophies. The victories that he celebrates with his Sooners include graduation rates that continue to climb, record-setting grade point averages and academic honors. The true measure of achievement for Castiglione and, by extension, the department’s coaches and staff, is measured in the success of the student-athletes in relation to the department’s mission statement “Inspiring champions today … Preparing leaders for tomorrow.” With the support of OU President David L. Boren and OU’s seven-member Board of Regents, Castiglione has gone about creating a climate that creates lofty goals, high standards and a commitment to ethical behavior that is second to none. Since arriving at OU in 1998 after an outstanding career at Missouri, Castiglione has seen the Sooners finish in the top 30 of the Learfield Director’s Cup in nine of the last 11 years. Through his insistence that daily and long-term decisions be made in a financially responsible manner, the department has closed the books in the black in each of the last 11 years. In 2009, the department increased its direct support of the academic mission of the University by increasing its annual commitment to $4 million dollars. Through direct and indirect support, OU Athletics, under Castiglione’s leadership, provides more than $7 million to OU Academics. The 11th director of athletics in University of Oklahoma history, Castiglione is quick to give full credit to the student-athletes and coaches, the staff, OU President David L. Boren, the OU Board of Regents, the donors and the fans for the success experienced during his tenure. It was that commitment to a team approach emphasis that was one of the many qualities that the search committee recognized when they recommended Castiglione to university administration in 1998.

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His peers have honored him for the department’s achievements as well. In October 2004, the Bobby Dodd Foundation named him Athletics Director of the Year. In 2003, he was inducted into the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators Hall of Fame. In June 2001, he received the General Robert R. Neyland Athletic Director Award for lifetime achievement from the All-American Football Foundation. The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) named him Central Region AD of the Year in 2000. The achievement that may bring him the most pride, though, came in May 2007 when he completed his master’s of education degree from OU. To understand the need for education and lifelong learning, OU’s student-athletes just have to look at their AD who started and completed his master’s degree while running the department and maintaining his priorities to his family. He quickly put his experience to use as an adjunct professor in the College of Education, teaching a graduate class in Marketing & Development. In his tenure, OU has celebrated seven national team championships and more than 40 conference team titles; record numbers of graduating student-athletes and record-setting grade point averages for Sooner teams; dramatically increased donor giving; huge increases in ticket sales for all sports; major facility improvements, and development and construction of new facilities. Castiglione was instrumental in the athletics department’s major campaign, Great Expectations: The Campaign For Sooner Sports. The campaign ended in November of 2003 with more than $125 million raised. The figure has grown to almost $200 million since then as funds continue to be raised for facility improvements and scholarship endowments. The largest fund-raising effort in OU athletics history includes projects that impact each of OU’s nearly 500 student-athletes and has become a national model for intercollegiate athletics.


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Joe and Kristen Castiglione, with sons Jonathan (left) and Joseph

Hired on April 30, 1998, Castiglione joined the Sooner family after serving as athletics director at Missouri. In his 17-year career with the Tigers, Castiglione, who was named director of athletics at Missouri on Dec. 15, 1993, was credited with rebuilding sports programs, hiring outstanding coaches, implementing an innovative master plan for facilities, inspiring record-setting increases in fund-raising and balancing the budget in each of his five years as athletics director. A 1979 Maryland graduate, Castiglione received the University’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in April 2007. He began his career as the sports promotions director at Rice. He then worked a year as director of athletic fund-raising at Georgetown before being hired in 1981 at Missouri as director of communications and marketing.

A native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Castiglione is married to the former Kristen Bartel, a 1990 graduate of the University of Missouri. They are the parents of two sons, Joseph Robert, Jr. and Jonathan Edmund.

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His commitment to the success of student-athletes has gone beyond the Norman campus and he has served at national and conference level. He chairs the NCAA’s Football Academic Progress Rate (APR) Working Group and is currently serving on the Gatorade Collegiate Advisory Board and the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame Board of Directors. He served two terms as chair of the Big 12 Board of Athletics Directors and is a past president of both the Division I-A Athletic Directors Association and NACDA. He served a four-year term on the NCAA Championship/Competition Cabinet and the NCAA Baseball Committee and is a past member of the NCAA Football Special Events Certification Committee. He recently served on the NCAA Diversity Leadership Strategic Planning Committee and the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Discussion Group. A member of the Phi Delta Theta Foundation Board of Trustees, he is a highly requested speaker at annual conventions and continuing education institutes.

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In her fifth year as OU’s Faculty Athletics Representative, Connie Dillon is familiar with the department’s commitment to studentathletes and its role in shaping Big 12 and NCAA policies, having served on the Athletics Council for many years. Dillon, a professor and director of the Research Center for Continuing Professional and Higher Education at the University of Oklahoma since July 1998, was named to the position of Faculty Athletics Representative in the summer of 2005 following the retirement of long-time representative Dan Gibbens. Dillon, whose career at OU began initially in 1977, received her master’s degree in public administration from OU in 1975 and earned her Ph.D. in education technology from OU in 1980.

XCONNIE DILLON Faculty Athletics Representative

She has worked for the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and has held academic positions at Montana State University and the University of Oklahoma.

Dillon also served as the director of media services and telecommunications at Cameron University. Since returning to OU in 1988, Dillon has served as chair of both the Norman campus Faculty Senate and the OU Athletics Council. She served in the Faculty Senate for eight years and has been a member of the Athletics Council and NCAA certification committees since 1992. She has received the UOSA Outstanding Professor Award and served on many search committees for academic and athletic appointments. She is a well-published author in the distance learning field and received the Elizabeth Powell Award for excellence in research in educational telecommunications. She has served on several scholarly juries, panels and professional committees. A native Oklahoman, she and her husband, Dave, have one daughter, Jenny.

GAMEDAY

DID YOU KNOW? The Sooners enter the 2009 football season with a 60-2 (.967) record at home during Bob Stoops’ 10 seasons at the helm of the OU program (1999-2008).

With 85,000 of your closest friends...

GAYLORD FAMILY - OKLAHOMA MEMORIAL STADIUM The home of the Sooners is one of America’s most recognized college football cathedrals. Situated on the east side of the Norman campus, this historic facility is the largest sports arena in the state and ranks among the 15 largest on-campus stadium in the country. To understand a football Saturday in Norman, one must first understand what the sport means to the people of Oklahoma. The Sooners were competing on the gridiron before this grand land moved from territorial status to statehood. Few college programs are more ingrained in their surrounding than the one at OU. Game day at Oklahoma is about more than the 85,000-plus fans witnessing one of the most historic and vibrant programs in college football at one of the game’s truly great cathedrals. It is about pride for a great university. It is about pride for an entire state. Game day here represents football and a whole lot more.

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OU ADMINISTRATION

LARRY NAIFEH

DR. GERALD GURNEY

JASON LEONARD

KENNY MOSSMAN

GLORIA NEVAREZ

Executive Associate AD

Senior Associate AD (Academics and Student Life)

Executive Director of Compliance

Senior Associate AD (Communications)

Senior Associate AD (Senior Woman Administrator)

GREG PHILLIPS

BILLY RAY JOHNSON Associate AD (Ticket Operations)

LUTHER LEE

DR. NICKI MOORE

MATT ROBERTS

Senior Associate AD (Chief Financial OfďŹ cer)

Assistant AD (Business)

Assistant AD (Psychological Resources)

Assistant AD (Development)

CHARLIE TAYLOR

GREG TIPTON

MERV JOHNSON

JOE WASHINGTON

Assistant AD (Marketing)

Assistant AD/General Manager of Lloyd Noble Center

Special Assistant to the Athletics Director

Executive Director of Varsity O Association/Special Assistant to the Athletics Director

M E E T T H E S TA F F

The mission of the University of Oklahoma Athletics Department is to inspire champions today and prepare leaders for tomorrow by providing an excellent environment to enable student-athletes to achieve their highest academic, athletic and personal aspirations.

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SUNNY GOLLOWAY

JEFF CAPEL

SHERRI COALE

MARTIN SMITH

Baseball

Men’s Basketball

Women’s Basketball

Cross Country/Track and Field

BOB STOOPS

MARK WILLIAMS

K.J. KINDLER

LEEANNE CRAIN

Football

Men’s Gymnastics

Women’s Gymnastics

Women’s Rowing

NICOLE NELSON

PATTY GASSO

RYAN HYBL

VERONIQUE DROUIN

Women’s Soccer

Softball

Men’s Golf

Women’s Golf

JOHN RODDICK

DAVID MULLINS

SANTIAGO RESTREPO

JACK SPATES

Men’s Tennis

Women’s Tennis

Women’s Volleyball

Wrestling

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BRANDON BELL

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>4#0&10BELL 6-1 • R - Fr. • Norman, Okla. Norman North HS

AS A FRESHMAN (2008-09): Redshirted.

BY THE NUMBERS... 2008-09 Tournaments ........................................ 0 Rounds ................................................. 0 Stroke Average ................................. N/A Low Round ....................................... N/A Best Finish ........................................ N/A Rounds in the 60s ................................ 0 Par or Better Rounds ............................ 0

Lettered twice in golf at Norman North (`07, `08) ... Named an Oklahoma Academic Scholar and AP Scholar ... Also played basketball.

THE FINAL WORD: Full name is Brandon James Bell ... Parents: John and Pam Bell ... Sister: Morgan Bell ... Major: chemical engineering.

CAREER Tournaments ........................................ 0 Rounds ................................................. 0 Stroke Average ................................. N/A Low Round ....................................... N/A Best Finish ........................................ N/A Rounds in the 60s ................................ 0 Par or Better Rounds ............................ 0

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Favorite golf course: TPC Scottsdale Hardest course in college: Chem. E. Fundamentals Favorite club in the bag: 4-Iron Most important aspect of golf: Course Managment Golfer I admired growing up: Tiger Woods

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BEN BLUNDELL

>'0BLUNDELL 5-10 • Sr. • Rowlett, Texas Rowlett HS

AS A JUNIOR (2008-09): Competed in nine tournaments for the Sooners ... Recorded a stroke average of 74.42 in 26 total rounds ... Carded a seasonlow 67 in the second round of the UTSA Intercollegiate ... Season-best result was a tie for 10th at the Scenic City Invitational after three consecutive rounds of 70 ... Tied for 11th at the UTSA Intercollegiate ... Finished in a share for 21st at the Baylor Intercollegiate after rounds of 73, 76 and 73 ... Also competed at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate.

BY THE NUMBERS...

AS A SOPHOMORE (2007-08): Competed in nine tournaments for the Sooners ... Best finish came at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate (24th) ... Recorded a scoring average of 75.23 on the year ... Low round of the season was a 68 ... Had four scores of par or better and a pair of rounds in the 60s.

AS A FRESHMAN (2006-07): Started 11 of OU’s 12 tournaments on the year ... Tied for third at the Oklahoma Intercollegiate in just his second collegiate tournament, marking a season best for an OU individual ... Fired a then-course record, 7-under-par 65 to secure the openinground lead at the CordeValle Collegiate ... Tied for 30th at the Big 12 Championship.

IN HIGH SCHOOL: Garnered first team all-state accolades in 2006 ... Two-time district champion (2003, 2004) ... Qualified for the 2005 U.S. Junior Amateur.

THE FINAL WORD: Full name is Benjamin McMurray Blundell ... Parents: Billy and Betsy Blundell ... Sister: Jessica Blundell ... Major: economics ... Enjoys football, basketball and ping-pong.

2008-09 Tournaments ........................................ 9 Rounds ............................................... 26 Stroke Average .............................. 74.42 Low Round ......................................... 67 Best Finish ..................................... T10th Rounds in the 60s ................................ 2 Par or Better Rounds ............................ 7 2007-08 Tournaments ........................................ 9 Rounds ............................................... 26 Stroke Average .............................. 75.23 Low Round ......................................... 68 Best Finish ..................................... T24th Rounds in the 60s ................................ 2 Par or Better Rounds ............................ 4 2006-07 Tournaments ...................................... 11 Rounds ............................................... 30 Stroke Average .............................. 75.50 Low Round ......................................... 65 Best Finish ....................................... T3rd Rounds in the 60s ................................ 3 Par or Better Rounds ............................ 5

A CLOSER LOOK...

Favorite golf course: Lakewood CC Hardest course in college: Intl. Finance Favorite club in the bag: Driver Most important aspect of golf: Short Game Golfer I admired growing up: Payne Stewart Off the course, I’m: Enjoying life at OU

M E E T T H E T E AM

CAREER Tournaments ...................................... 29 Rounds ............................................... 82 Stroke Average .............................. 75.07 Low Round ......................................... 65 Best Finish ....................................... T3rd Rounds in the 60s ................................ 7 Par or Better Rounds .......................... 16

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SAM BRAVER

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5#/BRAVER 6-0 • So. • Roswell, Ga. South Carolina | Centennial HS

AS A FRESHMAN - SOUTH CAROLINA (2008-09):

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BY THE NUMBERS... 2008-09* Tournaments ........................................ 6 Rounds ............................................... 18 Stroke Average .............................. 75.17 Low Round ......................................... 68 Best Finish ......................................... T11 Rounds in the 60s ................................ 2 Par or Better Rounds ............................ 5 * — At South Carolina CAREER Tournaments ........................................ 6 Rounds ............................................... 18 Stroke Average .............................. 75.17 Low Round ......................................... 68 Best Finish ......................................... T11 Rounds in the 60s ................................ 2 Par or Better Rounds ............................ 5

Competed in six tournaments as a true freshman last season for South Carolina, including the SEC Championship, NCAA Southeast Regional and the NCAA Championships ... Placed 11th at the Schenkel E-Z-GO Invitational in his first collegiate event ... Carded USC’s only round in the 60s on day two of the NCAA Southeast Regional with his 3-under-par 68 ... Five of Braver’s 18 rounds in 2008-09 were par or better, including two rounds in the 60s ... In the lineup for four top-five team finishes, including a win at the Schenkel E-Z-GO and a second-place finish at the NCAA Southeast Regional.

IN HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four years at Centennial High School under coaches John Anderson and Steve Calder ... Was a two-time all-state selection (2007, 2008) and was named an AJGA Rolex honorable mention All-American in 2007 ... Ranked as high as 15th in the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Ratings during his standout prep career ... Inducted into the Centennial High School Hall of Fame after also excelling academically and graduating with honors ... Won three AJGA national events and was a two-time Future Masters champion ... Competed in the 2008 Canon Cup as one of the top-20 ranked golfers in the nation.

THE FINAL WORD: Will redshirt the 2009-10 season after transferring from South Carolina ... Parents: Joe and Maureen Braver... Born in Boca Raton, Fla. ... Father is no stranger to OU athletics, still holding the men’s tennis program record for consecutive singles victories with 19 in 1982 ... A four-year letterman for the Sooners from 1981-1984, father was a two-time Big Eight Conference champion, winning the No. 2 singles title in 1984 and the No. 3 doubles championship with Whit Jones in 1981.

A CLOSER LOOK...

Favorite golf course: Gallery North Course Hardest course in college: Business Calc 2 Favorite club in the bag: Driver Most important aspect of golf: Short Game Golfer I admired growing up: Ernie Els Off the course, I’m: Spending time with friends

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ERIC DURBIN

'4+% DURBIN 6-4 • Sr. • Houston, Texas Cypress Creek HS

AS A JUNIOR (2008-09): Recorded a 75.94 stroke average in five starts for OU ... Best finish of the year was a share of ninth at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational after rounds of 70, 71 and 72 ... His 70 in the first round in Tempe, Ariz., marked a season low ... Made a pair of starts in fall play ... Recorded three straight rounds of 74 to finish in a tie for 18th as the Sooners clinched the Macdonald Cup on October 5 ... Recorded a 72 in the final round of the Baylor Intercollegiate.

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AS A SOPHOMORE (2007-08): Competed in nine tournaments for the Sooners, playing a total of 28 rounds on the year ... Tied for second at the Scenic City Invitational, his best finish of the year ... Shot a 64 in the first round of the Scenic City Invitational, marking a career best and lowest round for an OU golfer since 1987 ... Had seven scores of par or better and three rounds in the 60s ... Season stroke average of 74.61 led all underclassmen.

AS A FRESHMAN (2006-07): Made four tournament starts on the year ... Shot a season-low 71 in the second round of both the UH-Hilo Intercollegiate and The Maxwell ... Placed a season-best 37th as the Sooners hosted the Oklahoma Intercollegiate in October.

IN HIGH SCHOOL: Won the 2005 Byron Nelson Junior Championship ... Winner of the AJGA Ashworth Junior Championship ... Finished seventh at Texas state championship.

THE FINAL WORD: Parents: Gary and Jessica Durbin ... Major: political science, minor: business ... Father played golf at Penn State University while his mother played golf at Houston Baptist University ... Enjoys working out and hanging out with friends.

2008-09 Tournaments ........................................ 5 Rounds ............................................... 16 Stroke Average .............................. 75.94 Low Round ......................................... 70 Best Finish ....................................... T9th Rounds in the 60s ................................. 0 Par or Better Rounds ............................ 2 2007-08 Tournaments ........................................ 9 Rounds ............................................... 28 Stroke Average .............................. 74.61 Low Round ......................................... 64 Best Finish ...................................... T2nd Rounds in the 60s ................................ 3 Par or Better Rounds ............................ 7 2006-07 Tournaments ........................................ 4 Rounds ............................................... 12 Stroke Average .............................. 76.08 Low Round ......................................... 71 Best Finish ..................................... T37th Rounds in the 60s ................................ 0 Par or Better Rounds ............................ 0

A CLOSER LOOK...

Favorite golf course: Champions Golf Club Hardest course in college: Middle East Politics Favorite club in the bag: Lob Wedge Most important aspect of golf: Putting Golfer I admired growing up: Justin Leonard Off the course, I’m: Goofy

M E E T T H E T E AM

CAREER Tournaments ...................................... 18 Rounds ............................................... 56 Stroke Average .............................. 75.30 Low Round ......................................... 64 Best Finish ...................................... T2nd Rounds in the 60s ................................ 3 Par or Better Rounds ............................ 9

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LIAM LOGAN

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.+#/LOGAN 6-0 • Jr. • Fort Worth, Texas Paschal HS

AS A SOPHOMORE (2008-09):

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Only OU golfer to play in all 11 tournaments on the season ... Recorded a stroke average of 74.21 on the year ... Carded a 69 in the final round of the ASU Thunderbird Invitational for a share of 25th ... Tied for 21st at the Baylor Intercollegiate ... One of two Sooners who competed in all four fall events ... Notched three rounds in the 60s and four at par or better in 12 fall rounds ... Finished a career-best second at the Macdonald Cup, leading the OU squad to the tournament title ... Recorded a career-best 67 in the second round of the Macdonald Cup ... Shared 20th at the Scenic City Invitational.

BY THE NUMBERS... 2008-09 Tournaments ...................................... 11 Rounds ............................................... 34 Stroke Average .............................. 74.21 Low Round ......................................... 67 Best Finish ........................................ 2nd Rounds in the 60s ................................ 4 Par or Better Rounds ............................ 8 2007-08 Tournaments ........................................ 9 Rounds ............................................... 28 Stroke Average .............................. 74.82 Low Round ......................................... 69 Best Finish ......................................... 8th Rounds in the 60s ................................ 1 Par or Better Rounds ............................ 4

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AS A FRESHMAN (2007-08): Started in nine tournaments for Oklahoma as a true freshman ... Recorded a season stroke average of 74.82 in 28 rounds of action ... Placed a career-best eighth at the UTSA Intercollegiate at Oak Hills Country Club in San Antonio, Texas ... Fired four rounds at par or better, including a season-low 69.

IN HIGH SCHOOL: Won back-to-back District 4-5A tournament titles as a sophomore and junior, earning first team all-district honors in the process ... Led Paschal to the state title his junior year, carding seven top-five finishes in 2006 tournaments ... Played out of Mira Vista Golf Club ... Impressive résumé included 24 top-five finishes since the summer of 2003.

THE FINAL WORD: Full name is Patrick Liam Logan ... Father: Peter Riley ... Mother: Hui Chuan Chiang ... Siblings: Sian and Iian ... Major: entrepreneurship and venture management ... Enjoys college football ... Advanced to the match play round of 32 at the 2009 U.S. Amateur Public Links, hosted at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club.

CAREER Tournaments ...................................... 20 Rounds ............................................... 62 Stroke Average .............................. 74.52 Low Round ......................................... 67 Best Finish ........................................ 2nd Rounds in the 60s ................................ 5 Par or Better Rounds .......................... 12

A CLOSER LOOK...

Favorite golf course: Oakmont CC Hardest course in college: Pre-Civil War Hist. Favorite club in the bag: Driver Most important aspect of golf: Short Game Golfer I admired growing up: Tiger Woods

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RILEY PUMPHREY

4+.';PUMPHREY 6-0 • So. • Georgetown, Texas Georgetown HS

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2008-09): Tied for third at the UTSA Intercollegiate after rounds of 71, 72 and 67 ... Third-place showing in San Antonio marked his third top-five result in four tournaments ... His 10 tournaments and 31 total rounds was second most on the squad ... Competed in all four fall events for the Sooners ... Fired a personal-best, 5-under-par 65 in the first round of the Macdonald Cup ... Tied for second at the Baylor Intercollegiate in a 66-player field that included four players ranked in the Golfweek top 35 ... Shared fifth at the MacDonald Cup to help Oklahoma to the team title ... Recorded a stroke average of 72.92 in 12 fall rounds ... Named Big 12 Golfer of the Month in October.

AS A FRESHMAN (2007-08): Redshirted.

IN HIGH SCHOOL: Established himself as one of the best junior golfers in the country in 2006 by shooting the lowest U.S. Junior Amateur qualifying total at any of the nationwide sites, a 10-under-par two-round score of 134 at Park City Golf Course, in Salt Lake City, Utah ... Score was aided by a first-round eight-under-par 64 ... Added two wins to his résumé in the fall of his senior season with a scoring average of 69.5 ... Won five individual titles on his way to all-state honors as a junior ... Led the Eagles to their first 5A state championship appearance in 2006 ... Won the District 15 5A crown and Region 2 5A title and finished the season with a 72.1 scoring average.

THE FINAL WORD: Full name is Adrian Riley Pumphrey ... Parents: Jay and Cynthia Pumphrey ... Major: finance ... Enjoys watching sports, working out, hunting and fishing.

BY THE NUMBERS... 2008-09 Tournaments ...................................... 10 Rounds ............................................... 31 Stroke Average .............................. 74.06 Low Round ......................................... 65 Best Finish ...................................... T2nd Rounds in the 60s ................................. 3 Par or Better Rounds ............................ 9 2007-08 Tournaments ........................................ 0 Rounds ................................................. 0 Stroke Average ................................. N/A Low Round ....................................... N/A Best Finish ........................................ N/A Rounds in the 60s ................................ 0 Par or Better Rounds ............................ 0 CAREER Tournaments ...................................... 10 Rounds ............................................... 31 Stroke Average .............................. 74.06 Low Round ......................................... 65 Best Finish ...................................... T2nd Rounds in the 60s ................................ 3 Par or Better Rounds ............................ 9

A CLOSER LOOK...

M E E T T H E T E AM

Favorite golf course: Winged Foot West Hardest course in college: Business Calc 2 Favorite club in the bag: Putter Most important aspect of golf: Short Game Golfer I admired growing up: Payne Stewart Off the course, I’m: at Sonic

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TYLER RODY

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;.'4RODY 6-0 • Sr. • Andover, Kan. Andover Central HS

AS A JUNIOR (2008-09):

Played in four events as a junior ... Carded a season-best 68 in the final round of the Big 12 Championship ... Final round at the conference tourney was seven shots better than any of Rody’s previous rounds at the Big 12 Championship ... Tied for 23rd at the conference championship in his best finish of the season ... Competed in a pair of fall events for the Sooners ... Shot a 73 in the final round of the Scenic City Invitational ... Recorded a stroke average of 76.33 in six fall rounds ... Had second-round scores that were at least six shots better than his opening-round score in each fall event.

BY THE NUMBERS... 2008-09 Tournaments ........................................ 4 Rounds ............................................... 13 Stroke Average .............................. 77.54 Low Round ......................................... 68 Best Finish ..................................... T23rd Rounds in the 60s ................................. 1 Par or Better Rounds ............................ 1 2007-08 Tournaments ...................................... 10 Rounds ............................................... 31 Stroke Average .............................. 75.71 Low Round ......................................... 66 Best Finish ....................................... T3rd Rounds in the 60s ................................ 2 Par or Better Rounds ............................ 6

AS A SOPHOMORE (2007-08): Competed in 10 tournaments for the Sooners ... Best finish came at the Santa Clara Intercollegiate (3rd) ... Carded a top-15 showing at the Oklahoma Intercollegiate ... Recorded a scoring average of 75.71 on the year ... Low round of the season was a 66 ... Had six scores of par or better and a pair of rounds in the 60s.

AS A FRESHMAN (2006-07): Made two starts for the Sooners during his freshman campaign ... Fired a first-round 75 at the General Jim Hackler Invitational on March 11 ... Carded a season-best score of 70 during the second round of The Maxwell where he played as an individual ... Finished in a season-best tie for 35th at the Maxwell.

IN HIGH SCHOOL: Finished in the top five in 31 of his 39 high school tournaments ... Advanced to the round of 16 in the 2006 Kansas Amateur ... Finished second in the 2005 Future Collegians World Tour Castle Pines Tournament ... Tied for seventh at the 2002 Optimist International.

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2006-07 Tournaments ........................................ 2 Rounds ................................................. 6 Stroke Average .............................. 76.83 Low Round ......................................... 70 Best Finish ..................................... T35th Rounds in the 60s ................................ 0 Par or Better Rounds ............................ 1

THE FINAL WORD: Parents: Brent and Cindy Rody ... Siblings: Ryan and Amber ... Major: legal studies.

CAREER Tournaments ...................................... 16 Rounds ............................................... 50 Stroke Average .............................. 76.32 Low Round ......................................... 66 Best Finish ....................................... T3rd Rounds in the 60s ................................ 3 Par or Better Rounds ............................ 8

A CLOSER LOOK...

Favorite golf course: Pete Dye Golf Club Hardest course in college: Zoology Favorite club in the bag: Putter Most important aspect of golf: Mental Game Golfer I admired growing up: Tiger Woods Off the course, I’m: Playing Mario Kart

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RYAN SIRMAN

4;#0 SIRMAN 6-1 • Jr. • Tyler, Texas Grace Community HS

AS A SOPHOMORE (2008-09): Competed in eight events for the Sooners ... Recorded a season stroke average of 76.00 ... Low round of 70 came in the first round of the ASU Thunderbird Invitational ... Fired a 72 in the final round of the Big 12 Championship ... Started two events in fall action ... Fired a 72 in the first round of the Scenic City Invitational ... Placed 49th at the Scenic City Invitational after following up his season-low round of 72 with scores of 75 and 73 ... Recorded a stroke average of 77.17 during fall play ... Also competed at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate (58th).

BY THE NUMBERS... AS A FRESHMAN (2007-08): Competed in six tournaments for the Sooners in his rookie campaign ... Recorded a scoring average of 75.89 in 18 rounds of action ... Competed individually at the Oklahoma Intercollegiate ... Posted his best collegiate finish with a share of 22nd place ... Fired three rounds of par or better golf on the season, including a season-best score of 69.

IN HIGH SCHOOL: Boasted an impressive streak of seven consecutive tournament victories, including the 2007 Texas Junior Golf Tour Championship ... Three-time Texas all-state honoree ... Qualified for match play at the 2006 U.S. Junior Amateur, losing to 2004 U.S. Amateur champion Sihwan Kim ... Led Grace Community High School to state titles in 2004 and 2006 ... Carded three top-12 finishes in 2006 American Junior Golf Association nationwide events ... Competed in 38 tournament rounds during a span of one year in high school, compiling a stroke average of 72 with 15 rounds under par and 10 wins.

THE FINAL WORD: Major: business ... Parents: Gary and Lori Sirman ... Father played golf for Stephen F. Austin ... Likes to watch sports and listen to music in his spare time.

2008-09 Tournaments ........................................ 8 Rounds ............................................... 25 Stroke Average .............................. 76.00 Low Round ......................................... 70 Best Finish ..................................... T25th Rounds in the 60s ................................ 0 Par or Better Rounds ............................ 4 2007-08 Tournaments ........................................ 6 Rounds ................................................ 18 Stroke Average .............................. 75.89 Low Round ......................................... 69 Best Finish .................................... T22nd Rounds in the 60s ................................ 1 Par or Better Rounds ............................ 3 CAREER Tournaments ...................................... 14 Rounds ............................................... 43 Stroke Average .............................. 75.95 Low Round ......................................... 69 Best Finish .................................... T22nd Rounds in the 60s ................................ 1 Par or Better Rounds ............................ 7

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M E E T T H E T E AM

Favorite golf course: Torrey Pines Hardest course in college: Managerial Acct. Favorite club in the bag: Driver Most important aspect of golf: Short Game Golfer I admired growing up: Payne Stewart Off the course, I’m: Studying or Sleeping

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6-0 • R - Fr. • Tulsa, Okla. Jenks HS

AS A FRESHMAN (2008-09): Redshirted.

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Garnered first team all-state accolades and won the all-state tournament in 2008 ... Finished fifth at the 6A state tournament as a senior ... First-team all-metro as a senior and second-team all-metro as a junior ... Carded four top-15 finishes in AJGA competition.

THE FINAL WORD: Full name is Cole Thomas Wiederkehr ... Parents: David and Patty Wiederkehr ... Two sisters: Paige and Brooke ... Major: engineering ... Enjoys playing basketball and tennis.

CAREER Tournaments ........................................ 0 Rounds ................................................. 0 Stroke Average ................................. N/A Low Round ....................................... N/A Best Finish ........................................ N/A Rounds in the 60s ................................ 0 Par or Better Rounds ............................ 0

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Favorite golf course: Southern Hills Hardest course in college: Chemistry Favorite club in the bag: 8-Iron Most important aspect of golf: Putting Golfer I admired growing up: Fred Couples Off the course, I’m: Laid back

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CHRIS WILSON

%*4+5WILSON 5-10 • Jr. • Tulsa, Okla. Cascia Hall Preparatory School

AS A SOPHOMORE (2008-09): Played in seven tournaments as a sophomore ... Carded consecutive rounds of 73 in the first two rounds of the ASU Thunderbird Invitational ... Competed in two fall events after transferring ... Stroke average of 72.17 in six fall rounds was the lowest on the team during fall play ... Finished a career-best eighth at the Macdonald Cup as OU won the team title ... Carded rounds of 71, 74 and 71 at the Macdonald Cup ... Tied for ninth at the Baylor Intercollegiate ... Second-round score of 71 at the Baylor Intercollegiate marked his first collegiate round at par or better.

BY THE NUMBERS... AS A FRESHMAN - BAKER UNIVERSIT Y (2007-08): Won two NAIA tournaments while competing for Baker University ... Named Heart of America Athletics all-conference in 2008.

IN HIGH SCHOOL: Earned all-state accolades in 2007 ... Was a two-time runner-up finisher at the state tournament ... Also played basketball his freshman year ... Was an AP Scholar and deans list honoree.

THE FINAL WORD: Full name is Christopher David Wilson ... Parents: Jack and Patricia Wilson ... Sister: Emily ... Major: microbiology ... Enjoys playing the piano, playing poker and ping pong.

2008-09 Tournaments ........................................ 7 Rounds ............................................... 21 Stroke Average .............................. 74.62 Low Round ......................................... 71 Best Finish ......................................... 8th Rounds in the 60s ................................ 0 Par or Better Rounds ............................ 1 2007-08 Season stats from Wilson’s freshman year at Baker University are not available. CAREER Tournaments ........................................ 7 Rounds ............................................... 21 Stroke Average .............................. 74.62 Low Round ......................................... 71 Best Finish ......................................... 8th Rounds in the 60s ................................ 0 Par or Better Rounds ............................ 1

A CLOSER LOOK...

Favorite golf course: Old Overton Hardest course in college: Organic Chem Favorite club in the bag: 60 Degree Wedge Most important aspect of golf: Putting Golfer I admired growing up: Adam Scott Off the course, I’m: Studying M E E T T H E T E AM 87

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Favorite golf course: Cedar Ridge Hardest course in college: English Favorite club in the bag: Putter Most important aspect of golf: Short Game Golfer I admired growing up: Hale Irwin Off the course, I’m: Talkative

Won the U.S. Junior Amateur Sectional Qualifying at Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club in 2007 ... Recorded rounds of 77 and 75 at the ‘07 U.S. Junior Amateur, missing match play by a single stroke ... 2008 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship qualifier ... Won back-to-back Norman City Championships in 2007 and 2008 ... Competed regularly in American Junior Golf Association events, the Texas Junior Golf Tour and the Future Collegians World Tour ... Won the ‘07 TJGT Worldlink Open by two strokes after rounds of 71 and 70 ... The only player in red figures at the ‘05 TJGT Bridlewood Championship, winning by a stroke over a 62-player field ... Placed third (73-73) at the ‘08 TJGT Sooner Jr. Invitational at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Clubin an invitation-only field of over 70 players at the nationally-ranked Golfweek event ... Also placed third at the ‘08 AJGA Scissortail Junior Championship in Broken Arrow, Okla.

THE FINAL WORD: Son of Mike and Susan Chambers ... Sister Morgan is a junior on the Baylor women’s golf squad ... Chose OU because “it’s the greatest school ever.”



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6-0 • Fr. • Bartlesville, Okla. Bartlesville HS

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Favorite golf course: Southern Hills Hardest course in college: Macroeconomics Favorite club in the bag: Driver Most important aspect of golf: Short game Golfer I admired growing up: Sean O’Hair Off the course, I’m: Doing nothing

Captured the 2009 Oklahoma 6A state title at Emerald Falls Golf Club in Broken Arrow, Okla. ... Sealed the win in dramatic fashion with a 12-footer for birdie on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff over Texas Tech signee Chandler Rusk ... Won back-to-back Centennial Conference titles (2008 and ‘09), while lettering in golf all four years at Bartlesville HS ... A 2009 all-state selection ... Successfully defended his medalist title at the 2009 PGA Junior Series at Kickingbird after winning the event last year as well ...2008 Bartlesville city champion ... Won six tournaments for the Bruins ... Qualified for the 2008 Junior World Championship at Torrey Pines and the 2008 Junior PGA Championship at TPC Rivers Bend.

THE FINAL WORD: Full name is Nathan Daniel Hughes ... Chose OU because he has always been an Oklahoma fan.

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DAVIS LEE

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5-11 • Fr. • Palisades Park, N.J. Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy IN HIGH SCHOOL: A full-time resident at the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy for the last five years ... Recorded 16 top-3 finishes including three wins on the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) ... A two-time IJGT All-American ... Ranked in the top 30 of the Polo/AJGA junior golf rankings for the class of 2009.

THE FINAL WORD: Son of Sangkook Lee and Oakyoung Kang who reside in New Jersey ... Chose OU because of its great golf program and the best football team in the country.

A CLOSER LOOK...

Favorite golf course: Pebble Beach Hardest course in college: Government Favorite club in the bag: Driver Most important aspect of golf: Putting Golfer I admired growing up: Tiger Woods Off the course, I’m: I’m never off the course

From left: Liam Logan, Ben Blundell, Ryan Sirman, Riley Pumphrey, Eric Durbin, Nathan Hughes, Brandon Bell, Sam Braver, Cole Wiederkehr, Chris Wilson, Tyler Rody, Nathan Chambers and Davis Lee.

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OU had five golfers compete in at least 20 rounds, while four out of the five had a season stroke average below 75.00.

Redshirting a season ago, Riley Pumphrey quickly made a name for himself within the conference, leading the Oklahoma squad with a season stroke average of 74.06, highlighted by a career-best 5-under-par 65 in the first round of the MacDonald cup on Oct. 4.

University of Oklahoma Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Programs and Director of Athletics Joe Castiglione announced the hiring of head men’s golf coach Ryan Hybl on June 22. The announcement followed a month-long search after the resignation of Jim Ragan on May 16.

The Georgetown, Texas, product followed up his strong play with a share of second at the Baylor Intercollegiate, the next tournament.

Ragan resigned the golf post citing personal reasons upon the conclusion of his ninth season with the squad after leading Oklahoma to the NCAA Championship in each of his first eight years.

Pumphrey was named co-Big 12 Golfer of the Month in November, as the redshirtfreshman posted four-straight top-25 finishes during the middle of the season, including top-five results in three of the four events. Logan’s 11 tournament appearances on the season led the squad, as did his 34 total rounds and four scores in the 60s. Pumphrey and Logan just missed capturing medalist honors as the pair both carded second-place finishes in 2008-09, marking the best finish by an Oklahoma golfer on the year.

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In summer tournament action, Logan advanced to the second round of match play at the 84th U.S. Amateur Public Links, played at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club last July. Hybl announced the hiring of Blake Smart as his assistant coach on August 10. Smart had been the head coach at Kennesaw State the previous three seasons, quickly turning the Owls into one of the top golf programs in the Atlantic Sun Conference.


SEASON REVIEW Hybl closed the summer with the announcement that Sam Braver would transfer to OU from South Carolina and will have three years of eligibility remaining after he sits out the 2009-10 season. Braver competed in six tournaments as a true freshman last season for the Gamecocks, including the SEC Championship, NCAA Southeast Regional and the NCAA Championships. The Roswell, Ga., native placed 11th at the Schenkel E-Z-GO Invitational in his first collegiate event and posted South Carolina’s only round in the 60s on day two of the NCAA Southeast Regional with his 3-under-par 68.

BOOMER SOONER FAL L 2008 | team results * Date Sept. 8-9 Sept. 22-23 Oct. 3-5 Oct. 27-28

Tournament Aldila Scenic City Invitational Shoal Creek Intercollegiate MacDonald Cup Baylor Intercollegiate

Site Chattanooga, Tenn. Birmingham, Ala. New Haven, Conn. Waco, Texas

Score 860 (-4) 930 (+66) 860 (+20) 872 (+20)

Place/Teams 7th/16 12th/12 1st/14 T2nd/12

Score 890 (+26) 866 (+14) 897 (+33) 896 (+32) 932 (+80) 868 (+16) 1205 (+85)

Place/Teams T10th/17 4th/14 T11th/19 16th/18 16th/18 9th/16 10th/12

S P R ING 2009 | team results * Date Feb. 4-6 Feb. 16-17 March 9-10 March 20-22 March 30-31 April 10-11 April 27-29

Tournament UH-Hilo Intercollegiate UT-San Antonio Intercollegiate Fresno State Lexus Golf Classic Schenkel E-Z-GO Invitational Morris Williams Intercollegiate ASU Thunderbird Invitational Big 12 Championship

Site Waikoloa, Hawaii San Antonio, Texas Fresno, Calif. Statesboro, Ga. Austin, Texas Tempe, Ariz. Hutchinson, Kan.

2008-2009 | individual statistics * Tournaments 9 5 11 1 10 4 8 7

Rounds 26 16 34 2 31 13 25 21

Low Round 67 70 67 73 65 68 70 71

Best Finish T10th T9th 2nd DNF T2nd T23rd T25th 8th

Average 74.42 75.94 74.21 75.50 74.06 77.54 76.00 74.62

Rounds Counted 24/26 11/16 31/34 1/2 29/31 9/13 20/25 17/21

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Player Brandon Bell Ben Blundell Eric Durbin Liam Logan Cameron Meyers Riley Pumphrey Tyler Rice Spencer Rives Tyler Rody Ryan Sirman Trey Sullivan Cole Wiederkehr Chris Wilson

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TOURNAMENT Aldila Scenic City Invitational Shoal Creek Intercollegiate MacDonald Cup Baylor Intercollegiate UH-Hilo Intercollegiate UT-San Antonio Intercollegiate Fresno State Lexus Golf Classic Schenkel E-Z-GO Invitational Morris Williams Intercollegiate ASU Thunderbird Invitational Big 12 Championship

FINISH REGION FINISH 7th/16 2nd/4 12th/12 4th/4 1st/14 1st/1 T2nd/12 T2nd/8 T10th/17 4th/5 4th/14 4th/13 T11th/19 1st/1 16th/18 3rd/4 16th/18 10th/11 9th/16 2nd/3 10th/12 10th/12

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TOTAL ROUND ONE 860 (-4) 289 (+1) 930 (+66) 317 (+29) 860 (+20) 283 (+3) 872 (+20) 298 (+14) 890 (+26) 294 (+6) 866 (+14) 283 (-1) 897 (+33) 305 (+17) 896 (+32) 293 (+5) 932 (+80) 307 (+23) 868 (+16) 287 (+3) 1205 (+85) 310 (+30)

ROUND TWO 287 (-1) 300 (+12) 288 (+8) 287 (+3) 303 (+15) 281 (-3) 294 (+6) 297 (+9) 305 (+21) 292 (+8) 301 (+21)

ROUND THREE ROUND FOUR 284 (-4) N/A 313 (+25) N/A 289 (+9) N/A 287 (+3) N/A 293 (+5) N/A 302 (+18) N/A 298 (+10) N/A 306 (+18) N/A 320 (+36) N/A 289 (+5) N/A 306 (+26) 288 (+8)


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Chattanooga, Tenn. 6,999 Yards | Par 72 Sept. 8-9, 2008

Birmingham, Ala. 7,154 Yards | Par 72 Sept. 22-23, 2008

Birmingham, Ala. 6,750 Yards | Par 70 Oct. 3-5, 2008

TOP 10 TEAMS 1. Baylor .........................288-293-299= 880 (+16) 2. Mississippi ..................298-294-290= 882 (+18) 3. UAB ............................301-294-295= 890 (+26) 4. Tulsa ...........................300-295-297= 892 (+28) 5. East Tennessee St........300-296-297= 893 (+29) 6. Auburn .......................299-302-293= 894 (+30) T7. LSU .............................301-288-307= 896 (+32) T7. Georgia Southern .......305-297-294= 896 (+32) 9. Texas Tech...................306-290-302= 898 (+34) 10. North Florida ..............294-302-304= 900 (+36) 12. OKLAHOMA ..............317-300-313= 930 (+66)

TOP 10 TEAMS 1. OKLAHOMA .............283-288-289= 860 (+20) 2. Yale ............................293-282-293= 868 (+28) 3. Bryant ........................292-284-295= 871 (+31) 4. Sacred Heart ..............280-292-300= 872 (+32) 5. Binghamton ...............294-288-307= 889 (+49) T6. Flagler ........................294-290-308= 892 (+52) T6. Harvard ......................290-298-304= 892 (+52) 8. Connecticut ................296-304-300= 900 (+60) 9. Dartmouth .................304-290-311= 905 (+65) 10. Central Connecticut ....300-300-315= 915 (+75)

TOP 10 TEAMS 1. UT-Chattanooga .........278-275-266= 819 (-45) 2. Augusta State .............279-279-275= 833 (-31) 3. Wichita State ..............280-287-284= 851 (-13) 4. Southern Miss ............285-285-284= 854 (-10) T5. North Florida .............284-288-283= 855 (-9) T5. Middle Tenn. State......290-283-282= 855 (-9) 7. OKLAHOMA ...............289-287-284= 860 (-4) T8. Southeastern La. ........288-289-288= 865 (+1) T8. Western Carolina .......283-288-294= 865 (+1) 10. Jacksonville State .......277-300-293= 870 (+6) TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS 1. Matthew Carvell, S.E. La. 60-70-68=198 (-18) T2. Dustin Garza, Wichita St. 69-69-67=205 (-11) T2. Andres Cuenca, W. Carolina 68-69-68=205 (-11) T2. Ben Rickett, UT-Chattanooga 69-68-68=205 (-11) 5. Stephan Jaeger, UT-Chattanooga 72-69-65=206 (-10)

TOURNAMENT NOTE: Ben Blundell’s 10th-place finish was his best of the 2008-09 season.

OKLAHOMA SCORES T36. Liam Logan ...............77-76-76=229 (+13) T39. Riley Pumphrey ........78-74-78=230 (+14) T41. Tyler Rody .................81-74-76=231 (+15) 58. Ryan Sirman .............81-76-86=243 (+27) 59. Ben Blundell ............. D -78-83=161 (+17) TOURNAMENT NOTE: The Sooner lineup featured the same five golfers for the second straight event to open the 2008-09 season.

TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS 1. Jason Thresher, Bryant 71-68-69=208 (-2) 2. LIAM LOGAN, OKLAHOMA 73-67-70=210 (E) 3. Colby Moore, Yale 72-68-72=212 (+2) 4. Erik Downs, Flagler 67-69-77=213 (+3) T5. RILEY PUMPHREY, OKLAHOMA 65-75-74=214 (+4) T5. Tom McCarthy, Yale 73-68-73=214 (+4) OTHER OKLAHOMA SCORES 8. Chris Wilson ..............71-74-71=216 (+6) T18. Eric Durbin ................74-74-74=222 (+12) DQ. Cameron Meyers .......78-73-DQ=(DQ) TOURNAMENT NOTE: OU’s victory was its first since the 2006 Big 12 Championship and its first regular season win since the 2000-01 season.

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OKLAHOMA SCORES T10. Ben Blundell .............70-70-70=210 (-6) T20. Liam Logan ...............75-69-69=213 (-3) T40. Riley Pumphrey ........72-74-72=218 (+2) T49. Ryan Sirman .............72-75-73=220 (+4) T69. Tyler Rody .................80-74-73=227 (+11)

TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS T1. Rhys Enoch, East Tennessee St. 74-69-71=214 (-2) T1. Zack Sucher, UAB 72-69-73=214 (-2) 3. Will Griffin, Texas Tech 74-68-76=218 (+2) T4. Five-way tie at +3

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Dallas, Texas 7,068 Yards | Par 71 Oct. 27-28, 2008

Kamuela, Hawaii 6,913 Yards | Par 72 Feb. 4-6, 2009

San Antonio, Texas 6,765 Yards | Par 71 Feb. 16-17, 2009

TOP 10 TEAMS 1. Texas A&M .................288-289-293= 870 (+18) T2. OKLAHOMA ..............298-287-287= 872 (+20) T2. Lamar .........................297-282-293= 872 (+20) 4. Arkansas ....................291-297-285= 873 (+21) 5. Baylor .........................304-286-285= 875 (+23) 6. New Mexico ................292-299-290= 881 (+29) 7. SMU............................299-297-289= 885 (+33) 8. BYU ............................306-291-292= 889 (+37) 9. Houston .....................305-298-297= 900 (+48) 10. Kansas ........................314-303-287= 904 (+52)

TOP 10 TEAMS 1. Southern Cal ...............285-284-282= 851 (-13) 2. Washington ................281-292-289= 862 (-2) 3. TCU .............................291-297-282= 870 (+6) 4. Stanford .....................294-291-287= 872 (+8) 5. Oregon .......................287-299-287= 873 (+9) 6. Colorado .....................295-289-290= 874 (+10) 7. Arizona State ..............296-291-288= 875 (+11) 8. Texas Tech...................291-294-291= 876 (+12) 9. Georgia Tech ...............301-295-283= 879 (+15) T10. OKLAHOMA ..............294-303-293= 890 (+26) T10. Florida State ...............311-293-286= 890 (+26)

TOP 10 TEAMS 1. Texas Tech ..................277-266-281= 824 (-28) 2. UT-Arlington ..............281-280-283= 844 (-8) 3. Texas State .................279-283-298= 860 (+8) 4. OKLAHOMA ..............283-281-302= 866 (+14) 5. Illinois State ...............292-284-291= 867 (+15) 6. DePaul .......................297-289-287= 873 (+21) 7. Stephen F. Austin .......288-296-291= 875 (+23) 8. Wichita State ..............294-284-299= 877 (+25) 9. Sam Houston State .....301-292-294= 887 (+35) 10. Louisiana-Monroe ......299-296-294= 889 (+37)

TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS 1. James Kwon, SMU 74-69-69=212 (-1) T2. RILEY PUMPHREY, OKLAHOMA 75-68-70=213 (E) T2. Justin Harding, Lamar 76-69-68=213 (E) T4. Bronson Burgoon, Texas A&M 68-71-75=214 (+1) T4. Andrew Landry, Arkansas 71-70-73=214 (+1) OTHER OKLAHOMA SCORES T9. Chris Wilson ..............74-71-72=217 (+4) T21. Ben Blundell .............73-76-73=222 (+9) T21. Liam Logan ...............76-72-74=222 (+9) T42. Eric Durbin ................80-76-72=228 (+15) TOURNAMENT NOTE: Riley Pumphrey’s second straight top-five finish against a stacked field in Dallas earned him Big 12 Golfer of the Month honors in November.

TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS 1. Nick Taylor, Washington 69-71-70=210 (-6) 2. Jamie Lovemark, Southern Cal 69-73-69=211 (-5) T3. Pat Grady, Colorado 73-69-70=212 (-4) T3. Richard Lee, Washington 68-70-74=212 (-4) T3. Chris Killmer, Washington 71-70-71=212 (-4) T3. Stephen Gross, ASU 76-67-69=212 (-4) OKLAHOMA SCORES T22. Liam Logan ...............75-75-70=220 (+4) T24. Riley Pumphrey ........72-72-77=221 (+5) T30. Ben Blundell .............70-79-73=222 (+6) T50. Chris Wilson ..............77-77-73=227 (+11) T94. Eric Durbin ................85-83-78=246 (+30) TOURNAMENT NOTE: The Sooners had at least three golfers finish in the top 30 for the third straight event.

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TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS 1. Chris Ward, Texas Tech 65-66-71=202 (-11) 2. Nils Floren, Texas Tech 70-66-69=205 (-8) T3. RILEY PUMPHREY, OKLAHOMA 71-72-67=210 (-3) T3. Garrett Merrell, Texas Tech 73-68-69=210 (-3) T3. Joe Emerich, Illinois State 72-70-70=210 (-3) OTHER OKLAHOMA SCORES T11. Ben Blundell .............69-67-78=214 (+1) T38. Chris Wilson ..............75-73-75=223 (+10) T47. Ryan Sirman .............72-71-82=225 (+12) T47. Liam Logan ...............71-71-83=225 (+12) TOURNAMENT NOTE: Riley Pumphrey’s share of third place at the UTSA Intercollegiate marked his third top-five finish in four events.


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FRESNO STATE LEXUS GOLF CLASSIC

SCHENKEL E-Z-GO INVITATIONAL

MORRIS WILLIAMS INTERCOLLEGIATE

Belmont Country Club

Forest Heights Country Club

The University of Texas Golf Club

Fresno, Calif. 6,511 Yards | Par 72 March 9-10, 2009

Statesboro, Ga. 6,947 Yards | Par 72 March 20-22, 2009

Austin, Texas 7,412 Yards | Par 71 March 30-31, 2009

TOP 10 TEAMS 1. Washington ...............299-285-281= 865 (+1) 2. Fresno State ...............290-300-280= 870 (+6) T3. UC-Davis ....................292-292-292= 876 (+12) T3. UC-Irvine ....................295-298-283= 876 (+12) 5. San Diego State .........297-295-285= 877 (+13) T6. San Diego ...................301-298-282= 881 (+17) T6. BYU ............................296-294-291= 881 (+17) 8. San Jose State.............303-293-293= 889 (+25) 9. Nevada ......................300-295-296= 891 (+27) 10. Pacific .........................302-295-296= 893 (+29) T11. OKLAHOMA ...............305-294-298= 897 (+33)

TOP 10 TEAMS 1. South Carolina ...........291-288-286= 865 (+1) T2. Tennessee...................287-293-287= 867 (+3) T2. N.C. State ...................295-287-285= 867 (+3) 4. Florida ........................292-287-291= 870 (+6) 5. Kentucky ....................297-287-291= 875 (+11) 6. Georgia Southern .......291-293-292= 876 (+12) 7. North Carolina ............302-284-293= 879 (+15) 8. Mississippi .................295-293-293= 881 (+17) 9. Auburn .......................294-301-287= 882 (+18) 10. North Florida .............290-297-297= 884 (+20) 16. OKLAHOMA ...............293-297-306= 896 (+32)

TOP 10 TEAMS 1. Oklahoma State .........285-284-294= 863 (+10) 2. Arkansas ....................295-295-298= 888 (+36) 3. Southern Cal ..............291-293-307= 891 (+39) 4. Texas ..........................296-299-301= 896 (+44) 5. TCU .............................302-294-305= 901 (+49) 6. Texas Tech ..................302-301-301= 904 (+52) 7. Pepperdine ................299-297-310= 906 (+54) 8. SMU............................300-298-309= 907 (+55) 9. New Mexico ...............308-307-297= 912 (+60) 10. Texas A&M .................301-306-307= 914 (+62) 16. OKLAHOMA ..............307-305-320= 932 (+80)

TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS 1. Ramie Sprinkling, UC Davis 68-75-69=212 (-4) T2. Todd Angel, Fresno State 69-73-72=214 (-2) T2. Colin Featherstone, San Diego State 75-71-68=214 (-2) T2. Nick Taylor, Washington 72-70-72=214 (-2) T5. Three-way tie at -1

TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS 1. Matt Hill, N.C. State 71-69-69=209 (-7) 2. George Bryan IV, South Carolina 74-70-68=212 (-4) 3. Jonathan Randolph, Mississippi 71-73-69=213 (-3) T4. Six-way tie at -2

TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS T1. Tom Glissmeyer, Southern Cal 69-70-73=212 (-1) T1. Morgan Hoffmann, Oklahoma State 72-70-70=212 (-1) 3. Kevin Tway, Oklahoma State 71-70-75=216 (+3) 4. David Lingmerth, Arkansas 74-71-73=218 (+5) T5. Trent Leon, Oklahoma State 72-74-74=220 (+7) T5. Andrea Pavan, Texas A&M 71-71-78=220 (+7)

TOURNAMENT NOTE: Ryan Sirman’s OU-best 25th-place finish marked the first time the sophomore golfer had led Oklahoma in a tournament in his 14 career starts.

TOURNAMENT NOTE: The Oklahoma lineup featured Ben Blundell, Liam Logan, Riley Pumphrey, Ryan Sirman and Chris Wilson for the third consecutive event.

OKLAHOMA SCORES T42. Ben Blundell .............77-78-76=231 (+18) T50. Riley Pumphrey ........78-74-81=233 (+20) T58. Ryan Sirman .............79-76-79=234 (+21) T58. Liam Logan ...............73-77-84=234 (+21) 91. Tyler Rody .................80-81-90=251 (+38) TOURNAMENT NOTE: Ben Blundell paced Oklahoma in Austin, marking the sixth straight tournament that the Rowlett, Texas, native had posted as one of the top three OU scores.

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OKLAHOMA SCORES T25. Ryan Sirman .............76-73-73=222 (+6) T40. Ben Blundell .............78-71-76=225 (+9) T49. Riley Pumphrey ........74-77-76=227 (+11) T49. Liam Logan ...............77-73-77=227 (+11) T69. Chris Wilson ..............78-79-73=230 (+14)

OKLAHOMA SCORES T42. Liam Logan ...............74-73-76=223 (+7) T42. Riley Pumphrey ........73-73-77=223 (+7) T68. Ben Blundell .............76-76-75=227 (+11) T68. Chris Wilson ..............74-75-78=227 (+11) T74. Ryan Sirman .............72-76-80=228 (+12)

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TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS 1. Morgan Hoffmann, Oklahoma State 71-71-68-66=276 (-4) 2. Bill Allcorn, Baylor 69-71-70-70=279 (-1) 3. Robert Streb, Kansas State 69-75-67-69=280 (E) 4. Bronson Burgoon, Texas A&M 72-68-72-70=282 (+2) 5. Rickie Fowler, Oklahoma State 74-71-72-69=286 (+6)

ASU THUNDERBIRD INVITATIONAL

BIG 12 CHAMP IO NSHIP

Karsten Golf Course

Prairie Dunes Country Club

Tempe, Ariz. 7,057 Yards | Par 71 April 10-11, 2009

Hutchinson, Kan. 6,701 Yards | Par 70 April 27-29, 2009

OKLAHOMA SCORES T23. Tyler Rody .................80-75-76-68=299 (+19) T34. Liam Logan ...............76-76-79-73=304 (+24) T41. Eric Durbin ................82-75-74-75=306 (+26) T43. Riley Pumphrey ........79-75-77-76=307 (+27) T51. Ryan Sirman .............75-81-81-72=309 (+29)

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TOP 10 TEAMS 1. Arizona State ..............272-287-279= 838 (-14) T2. San Diego State ..........275-300-281= 856 (+4) T2. Denver........................284-282-290= 856 (+4) 4. TCU .............................280-290-287= 857 (+5) T5. UC-Irvine ....................283-290-287= 857 (+6) T5. Arizona .......................292-290-276= 857 (+6) 7. Arizona State (B) ........289-289-286= 864 (+12) 8. Colorado State ............290-292-283= 865 (+13) 9. Oregon .......................283-298-285= 866 (+14) 10. OKLAHOMA ...............287-292-289= 868 (+16)

TOP 10 TEAMS 1. Oklahoma State .........293-288-287-281= 1149 (+29) 2. Colorado .....................298-283-290-292= 1163 (+43) 3. Texas A&M..................301-284-296-286= 1167 (+47) 4. Kansas State ...............304-301-289-276= 1170 (+50) 5. Baylor ........................297-293-293-291= 1174 (+54) 6. Texas Tech ..................295-304-300-289= 1188 (+68) 7. Kansas ........................298-306-290-297= 1191 (+71) 8. Texas ..........................303-305-306-280= 1194 (+74) 9. Missouri .....................310-307-290-297= 1204 (+84) 10. OKLAHOMA ..............310-301-306-288= 1205 (+85)

TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS T1. Stephen Gross, Arizona State 69-70-71=210 (-3) T1. Steve Saunders, New Mexico 69-73-68=210 (-3) T3. Knut Borsheim, Arizona State 68-71-72=211 (-2) T3. Daniel Miernicki, Oregon 68-75-68=211 (-2) T3. Scott Pinckney, Arizona State 67-71-73=211 (-2) T3. Rich Saferian, Arizona 70-75-66=211 (-2) OKLAHOMA SCORES T9. Eric Durbin ................70-71-72=213 (E) T25. Liam Logan ...............74-73-69=216 (+3) T46. Ryan Sirman .............70-75-74=219 (+6) T75. Ben Blundell .............74-75-74=223 (+10) 86. Chris Wilson ..............73-73-81=227 (+14) TOURNAMENT NOTE: Eric Durbin and Ryan Sirman both carded season-low scores of 70 in the first round of the tournament.

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TOURNAMENT NOTE: Tyler Rody’s 2-under-par 68 in the final round of the conference championship tied for the second lowest score of any golfer in the 60-player field on the final day of action.

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1985 1986 1987

1988

1989

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1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1998 1999 2002 2004

100

2005 2006

Jim Vickers Robert O. Smith George Rives Carl Higgens Jim Zimmerman Mark Witt Mark Witt Bill Hildenbrand Andrew Magee Andrew Magee Greg Turner Jim Begwin Andrew Magee Greg Turner Todd Hamilton Grant Waite Todd Hamilton Glen Day Todd Hamilton Doug Martin Craig Perks Grant Waite Glen Day Doug Martin Matthew Lane Rick Bell Tripp Davis Matthew Lane Jeff Lee Doug Martin Matthew Lane Jeff Lee Jeff Lee Patrick Lee Grant Masson Craig Cozby Patrick Lee Craig Cozby Grant Masson Grant Masson Hunter Haas Hunter Haas Cody Freeman John Kidwell Carlos Del Moral Anthony Kim Anthony Kim Anthony Kim

Jim Vickers 1952

Robert O. Smith 1961

George Rives 1969

Carl Higgins 1970

Jim Zimmerman 1973

Mark Witt 1974, 1975

Bill Hildenbrand 1982

Andrew Magee 1982, 1983, 1984

Greg Turner 1983, 1984

Jim Begwin 1984

Todd Hamilton 1985, 1986, 1987

Craig Perks 1987

Grant Waite 1985, 1987

Glen Day 1987

Doug Martin 1987, 1988, 1989

Matthew Lane 1988, 1989, 1990

Rick Bell 1989

Tripp Davis 1989

Jeff Lee 1989, 1990, 1991

Patrick Lee 1992, 1994

Grant Masson 1993, 1995, 1996

Craig Cozby 1994, 1995

Hunter Haas 1998, 1999

Cody Freeman 2002

John Kidwell 2002

Carlos Del Moral 2004

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Tenure

Achievements

Bruce Drake Ted Gwin Pete Elliot Bob James Clyde “Bud” Cronin Ray Thurmond Jim Awtrey Robert Smith Lynn Blevins David Yates Gregg Grost Jim Ragan Ryan Hybl

1933-51 1952 1953-54 1955-65 1966-67 1968-71 1972-77 1978-79 1980-81 1982-85 1986-99 2000-09 2009-

First head coach; Coached two individual NCAA Champions Team won Big Seven title Had three top-five finishes in conference OU was 81-33-1 in dual matches; Three league titles Led OU to a 49-11 dual record Had a 26-9 dual record and a 15th-place finish at NCAA Three NCAA appearances, including an 11th-place tie in 1974 The 1963 Big Eight champion; First coach to stress conditioning Helped recruit and coach three-time All-American Andrew Magee Teams finished eighth and third in NCAA 1989 NCAA team champion; 1992 Big Eight team champion Guided the Sooners to OU’s first Big 12 title in 2006 Hired on June 22, 2009

OU MEDALISTS SINCE 1980

BRUCE DRAKE

Player

Event

1981 1982 1982 1983 1983 1983 1984 1985 1985 1985 1986 1986 1986 1987 1987 1988 1988 1989 1989 1990 1993 1994 1994 1994 1995 1995 1997 1997 1998 2003 2004 2005 2005 2006 2006

Andrew Magee Andrew Magee Andrew Magee Andrew Magee Andrew Magee Greg Turner Cliff Pierce Jim Begwin Todd Hamilton Grant Waite Todd Hamilton Todd Hamilton Grant Waite Todd Hamilton Doug Martin Matthew Lane Doug Martin Ricky Bell Doug Martin Jeff Lee Patrick Lee Craig Cozby Patrick Lee Patrick Lee Grant Masson Grant Masson Hunter Haas Jeff Mixon Hunter Haas John Kidwell Anthony Kim Anthony Kim Anthony Kim Anthony Kim Anthony Kim

John Burns Intercollegiate Lamar Invitational Rafael Alarcon Invitational Houston Intercollegiate Big Eight Conference Championship Morris Williams Intercollegiate All-College Classic Henry Holmberg Invitational Southeastern Intercollegiate Big Eight Conference Championship Houston All-American Intercollegiate U.S.-Japan Friendship Intercollegiate UNLV Rebel Classic Houston All-American Intercollegiate Chris Schenkle Intercollegiate Tucker Invitational Taylor Made Red River Classic Louisiana Classic John Burns Intercollegiate Golf World Palmetto Dunes Intercollegiate Taylor Made Red River Classic Golf Digest Rolex Invitational Louisiana Classic The Maxwell Morris Williams Intercollegiate Golf World Palmetto Dunes Intercollegiate Taylor Made Red River Classic ASU Thunderbird Invitational Big 12 Conference Championship Sooner Invitational Taylor Made Waikoloa Intercollegiate Texas A&M Aggie Invitational Big 12 Championship Ashworth Invitational Hall of Fame Invitational

The first coach of the OU men’s golf program, Drake guided a pair of Sooners to NCAA medalist honors during his lengthy tenure with the Sooners. The feat is even more remarkable considering that, at the time, Drake was also making equally impressive strides with the Oklahoma men’s basketball team. The legendary coach led five players to All-America honors on the hardwood in his 17 seasons with the squad from 1939-1955.

TEAM VICTORIES SINCE 1980 Year

Event

1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1986

Harvey Penick Intercollegiate John Burns Intercollegiate Rafael Alarcon Invitational Grenelefe Invitational All-College Classic Houston All-American Intercollegiate U.S.-Japan Friendship Intercollegiate Louisiana Classic Tour Tulsa Intercollegiate Tucker Intercollegiate Butler National Intercollegiate John Burns Intercollegiate Louisiana Classic Forest Hills Intercollegiate NCAA Central Regional NCAA Championship Big Eight Conference Championship Golf Digest Rolex Invitational NCAA Central Regional The Ridges Intercollegiate The Windon Memorial Classic LSU Invitational NCAA Central Regional Big 12 Conference Championship MacDonald Cup

1987 1988 1989

1992 1994 1995 1999 2001

2006 2008

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Player

Tournament

1986-87 1983-84 2007-08 2003-04 2001-02 1988-89 2008-09 2007-08 2006-07 2004-05 2003-04 2002-03 1999-00 1998-99

Todd Hamilton Jim Begwin Eric Durbin Doug Manor John Kidwell Doug Martin Riley Pumphrey Jesse Schutte Ben Blundell Anthony Kim Jim Renner John Kidwell Chris Cureton Hunter Haas

Big Eight Championship NCAA Championships Scenic City Invitational The Maxwell Big 12 Championship Taylormade Red River Classic MacDonald Cup UH Hilo Invitational CordeValle Collegiate NCAA Central Regional Bank of Tennessee @ The Ridges Sooner Invitational Taylor Made Red River Classic Taylor Made Red River Classic

Round

Score

1 3 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 3 3 2 3 1

63 63 64 64 64 64 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65

INDIVIDUAL LOW TOTAL Year

Player

Tournament

Score

2004-05 2001-02 2005-06 2003-04 2002-03 1993-94 1993-94 2007-08 1998-99 2001 02 2001-02 1998-99 2007-08

Anthony Kim John Kidwell Anthony Kim Anthony Kim John Kidwell Patrick Lee Patrick Lee Jesse Schutte Hunter Haas Martin Flores Hunter Haas Eric Durbin

Taylor Made/Waikoloa Inter. Men’s Big 12 Championship Ashworth Collegiate Invit. Taylor Made/Waikoloa Inter. Sooner Invitational Taylor Made Red River Classic Ping Arizona Intercollegiate UH Hilo Invitational Colorado St. Univ. Invitation Taylor Made Red River Classic Taylor Made Red River Classic Scenic City Invitational

203 203 204 205 205 205 205 205 205 206 206 206

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102

-13 -7 -9 -11 -11 -11 -8 -5 -5 -10 10 -10 -7

Year

Tournament

2002-03 2003-04 1999-00 2003-04 2001-02 2007-08 2002-03 1993-94 2007-08 2007-08 2007-08 2004-05 2002-03 1999-00 2004-05 2002-03 2001-02 2000-01 2000-01 1998-99

Sooner Invitational Taylor Made/Waikoloa Inter. Taylor Made Red River Classic The Maxwell* Men’s Big 12 Championship UH Hilo Invitational ASU Thunderbird Invitational Ping Arizona Intercollegiate Scenic City Invitational SCU Invitational UH Hilo Invitational Taylor Made/Waikoloa Inter. ASU Thunderbird Invitational NCAA Central Regional The Maxwell* The Maxwell* Taylor Made Red River Classic Taylor Made Red River Classic The Maxwell* Colorado St. Univ. Invitation

Round

Score

2 3 3 2 2 2 3 2 1 2 1 3 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 2

271 272 272 274 274 276 276 276 277 277 277 277 277 277 278 278 278 278 278 278

TEAM LOW TOURNAMENT TOTAL Year

Tournament

2005-06 2006-07 2004-05 1983-84 1991-92 1991-92 2005-06 1992-93 2007-08 1993-94 1992-93 1988-89 1999-00 2000-01 1993-94 1992-93 2001-02 1995-96 1994-95 2000-01 2001-02 2007-08

The Maxwell* The Maxwell* The Maxwell* All College Classic The Maxwell* Big Eight Championship Taylor Made Red River Classic The Maxwell* Scenic City Invitational NCAA National Championship Ping Arizona Intercollegiate John A. Burns Intercollegiate Taylor Made Red River Classic Big 12 Championship Taylor Made Red River Classic Taylor Made Red River Classic Taylor Made Red River Classic NCAA Central Regional NCAA Central Regional ASU Thunderbird Invitational Ridges Intercollegiate UH-Hilo Intercollegiate

Score 815 820 827 833 842 842 845 845 847 847 847 847 849 853 853 853 854 854 854 856 857 857

* — The Maxwell features a unique scoring format in which the top four scores from the five man team are calculated for each hole, as opposed to the traditional scoring format counting the team’s four low rounds.

ERIC DURBIN XXX Durbin’s 64 in the first round of the 2007 Scenic City Invitational was a single stroke shy of the OU program record, both set in postseason events by Jim Begwin and Todd Hamilton.

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PROGRAM RECORDS ANTHONY KIM

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Earning All-America honors in each of his three seasons in the Crimson and Cream, Kim holds program bests in most statistical categories kept since 1993 including career wins (5), career rounds at par or better (53), career scoring average (71.73), season scoring average (71.36), par or better rounds in a season (22) and career rounds of par or better (53).

MULTIPLE CAREER WINS Name Anthony Kim Patrick Lee Hunter Haas Grant Masson

Tourn.

Wins

31 30 37 28

5 3 2 2

CAREER SCORING AVERAGE Name Anthony Kim Craig Cozby Hunter Haas Patrick Lee Grant Masson Cody Freeman John Kidwell Martin Flores Blake Martin Matt Cohn

Rnds.

Avg.

To Par

93 84 106 86 81 115 131 144 81 83

71.73 72.83 72.77 73.30 73.54 73.43 73.65 73.83 74.05 74.00

0.22 1.21 1.34 1.72 1.95 1.96 2.15 2.33 2.63 2.65

CAREER ROUNDS AT PAR OR BETTER MULTIPLE WINS IN A SEASON Season

Player

1993-94 2005-06 2004-05 1997-98

Patrick Lee Anthony Kim Anthony Kim Hunter Haas

Tourn.

Wins

15 9 11 14

3 2 2 2

SEASON SCORING AVERAGE Season

Name

2004-05 1998-99 2003-04 2005-06 1993-94 2001-02 2001-02 1993-94 1997-98 2003-04

Anthony Kim Hunter Haas Anthony Kim Anthony Kim Patrick Lee John Kidwell Cody Freeman Craig Cozby Hunter Haas Carlos Del Moral

Rnds

Avg.

To Par

33 38 33 27 44 30 33 44 40 27

71.36 71.55 71.94 71.93 72.09 72.00 72.12 72.57 72.63 72.52

-0.18 0.18 0.39 0.48 0.57 0.60 0.67 1.05 1.15 1.19

PAR OR BETTER ROUNDS IN A SEASON Name Anthony Kim Hunter Haas Patrick Lee Craig Cozby Kevin Muncrief Cody Freeman John Kidwell Anthony Kim Matt Cohn Hunter Haas John Kidwell

Rnds 33.0 38.0 44.0 44.0 38.0 33.0 30.0 33.0 41.0 40.0 40.5

Par or Better Rounds 22 22 22 20 19 18 17 17 17 16 16

Rnds.

Par or Better Rounds

Anthony Kim Martin Flores Hunter Haas John Kidwell Cody Freeman Craig Cozby Kevin Muncrief Kelsey Cline Patrick Lee Matt Cohn

93 144 106 131 115 84 124 131 86 83

53 46 45 44 40 35 35 34 31 29

CAREER ROUNDS PLAYED Name

Rnds.

Career

Martin Flores Chance Cozby John Kidwell Kelsey Cline Phillip Bryan Kevin Muncrief Chris James Cody Freeman Hunter Haas Anthony Kim

144 138 131 131 128 124 118 115 106 93

2001-04 1996-99 2000-03 1998-01 2005-08 1995-99 1996-00 1999-02 1997-99 2004-06

CAREER ROUNDS COUNTED Name Martin Flores Chance Cozby Phillip Bryan John Kidwell Kelsey Cline Kevin Muncrief

Rnds. Counted (Percentage) Career 125 111 110 109 104 100

88.0% 82.8% 88.0% 82.6% 80.6% 83.3%

2001-04 1996-99 2005-08 2000-03 1998-01 1995-99

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ALL-TIME CONFERENCE RESULTS Year

Champion

Runner-up

Medalist

OU Finish

Site

1st 1st (T) 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 1st (T)

Lincoln, Neb. Lincoln, Neb. Lincoln, Neb. Lincoln, Neb. Ames, Iowa Lincoln, Neb. Lincoln, Neb.

1st 1st (T)

Lincoln, Neb. Unknown

1st 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 1st (T) 1st 1st

Lincoln, Neb. Lincoln, Neb. Lincoln, Neb. Kansas City, Mo. Norman, Okla. Ames, Iowa Boulder, Colo. Lawrence, Kan. Manhattan, Kan. Lincoln, Neb

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OU (631) NU (689) Henry Gandy, OU (153) OU/NU (617) KU (624) Ralph Reed, NU (143) NU (612) OU (620) Gordon McEntire, NU (149) OU (638) NU (652) Bill Craig, OU (150) KU (644) OU (645) Bill Craig, OU (155) ISU (635) OU (649) Billy Hall, ISU (151) OU ISU/NU No Individual Champion No tournament was held due to World War II OU (608) NU (635) Charlie Coe, OU OU/KU ISU Charlie Coe, OU

BIG SEVEN CONFERENCE 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957

OU (584) MU (608) KU (604) OU (929) OU (934) ISU (909) CU (890) OU/CU (916) OU (890) OU (920)

NU (597) OU (626) OU (605) NU (946) NU (944) CU (949) OU (895) ISU (917) KU (901) KU (939)

Charlie Coe, OU (136) Dick Ashley, KU (149) Joe Gifford, NU (145) Graham Hunt, KU (226) Bob Meek, OU (229) Dan Molyneaux, ISU (224) Keith Alexander, CU (216) Bob Richards, KU (222) Bob Richards, KU (214) Jack Moore, OU (223)

BIG EIGHT CONFERENCE 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969

OSU (898) OSU (890) OSU (879) OSU (865) OSU (844) OSU (849) OSU (845) OSU (900) OSU (854) OSU (592) CU (857) OSU (866)

OU (911) MU (932) KU (927) CU (892) OU (868) OU (869) OU (869) OU (928) CU (864) OU (607) OSU (861) OU (877)

Abe Justice, OSU (213) Jim Wright, OSU (219) Jim Wright, OSU (212) Bob Smith, OU (213) Dick Cammon, OSU (200) George Hixon, OSU (209) George Hixon, OSU (207) Bob Dickson, OSU (218) Hale Irwin, CU (208) Hale Irwin, CU (146) Grier Jones, OSU (210) Skip Graham, OU (214)

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Ames, Iowa Norman, Okla. Ames, Iowa Boulder, Colo. Columbia, Mo. Lawrence, Kan. Stillwater, Okla. Lincoln, Neb. Columbia, Mo. Norman, Okla. Boulder, Colo. Ames, Iowa

1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979

OSU (886) OSU (865) OSU (864) OSU (847) OSU (886) OSU (876) OSU (878) OSU (878) OSU (858) OSU (888)

OU (917) MU (905) MU (890) NU (869) OU (894) OU (902) CU (923) OU (916) NU (907) CU (915)

Mike Holder, OSU (219) Danny Edwards, OSU (216) Danny Edwards, OSU (211) Don Bliss, OSU (209) Jamie Gonzales, OSU (219) Tom Jones, OSU (217) Lindy Miller, OSU (217) Lindy Miller, OSU (220) Lindy Miller, OSU (212) Bob Tway, OSU (215)

2nd 3rd 4th 3rd 2nd 2nd 3rd 2nd 4th 7th

Lawrence, Kan. Stillwater, Okla. Boulder, Colo. Manhattan, Kan. Lincoln, Neb. Norman, Okla. Columbia, Mo. Lawrence, Kan. Lawrence, Kan. Lawrence, Kan.

1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989

OSU (868) OSU (857) OSU (870) OSU (888) MU (903) OSU (869) OSU (866) OSU (837) OSU (861) OSU (875)

CU (891) CU (864) OU (886) OU (901) OU/OSU (908) OU (888) OU (872) OU (842) OU (875) OU (875)

Rafael Alarcon, OSU (213) Terry Kahl, CU (211) Willlie Wood, OSU (211) Andrew Magee, OU (216) Scott Verplank, OSU (220) Grant Waite, OU (212) Brian Watts, OSU (211) Michael Bradley, OSU (206) E.J. Pfister, OSU (213) Kevin Wentworth, OSU

4th Lawrence, Kan. 4th Lawrence, Kan. 2nd Lawrence, Kan. 2nd Lawrence, Kan. 3rd Lawrence, Kan. 2nd Oklahoma City, Okla. 2nd Osage Beach,Mo. 2nd Hutchinson, Kan. 2nd Tulsa, Okla. 1st (T) Tulsa, Okla.

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BIG SIX CONFERENCE 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942-45 1946 1947

CHARLIE COE

Coe is one of seven OU golfers to win medalist honors at the conference championship. OU legend Charlie Coe (1946-48), widely considered the greatest amateur golfer of all time, was featured on the cover of the Sept. 14, 1959, issue of Sports Illustrated, A two-time U.S. Amateur winner, Coe never turned professional, instead choosing to spend time with his wife and family after serving as a WWII pilot and playing golf collegiately at Oklahoma. Winner of the Big Seven Conference Championship all three years, Coe won the U.S. Amateur in 1949, beating Rufus King 11 & 10 in the finals, and won it again in 1958 with a 5 & 4 victory over Tommy Aaron. He finished runner-up to Jack Nicklaus in the 1959 tournament. Coe also took home medalist honors at the Western Amateur in 1950, and made the finals of the British Amateur in 1951, losing to Dick Chapman. Coe played on six Walker Cup teams from 1949 to 1963, including playing captain on the 1959 team, and was non-playing captain on a seventh team in 1957. The owner of almost every Masters amateur record, Coe made 19 Masters appearances. A sampling of his Masters records includes: most cuts made (8); top-24 finishes (9); top-10 finishes (3); eagles (6), rounds played (67) and most times low amateur (6). Coe also holds the amateur records for best finish (second in 1961), lowest third round score (67 in 1959), and lowest 72-hole score (281 in 1961). In 1961, Coe rallied from six shots down on the final day to finish one stroke behind Gary Player. In 1964, Coe received the Bobby Jones Award, given by the United States Golf Association in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf.


CONFERENCE RESULTS/RECORDS 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996*

OSU (849) OSU (889) OU (866) OSU (888) OSU (883) OSU (858) OSU (895)

OU (880) OU (917) OSU (868) KU (889) KU (888) KU (880) OU (895)

Kevin Wentworth, OSU Matt Gogel, KU (219) Alan Bratton, OSU (210) Bobby Kalinowski, CU (210) Bobby Kalinowski, CU (217) Alan Bratton, OSU (211) Kris Cox, OSU (217)

2nd 2nd 1st 4th 3rd 3rd 1st (T)

Edmond, Kan. Leawood, Kan. Hutchinson, Kan. Hutchinson, Kan. Hutchinson, Kan. Hutchinson, Kan. Hutchinson, Kan.

UT (892) UT (905) NU (859) KU (863) OU/UT (904) OSU (851) OSU (898) OU (870) OU (877) UT (862) A&M (873) UT (1161) CU (1163)

Leif Westerberg, OSU (211) Hunter Haas, OU (218) David Gossett, TX (209) Charles Howell, OSU (200) Worth Williams, BU (215) Anders Hultman, OSU (203) Hunter Mahan, OSU (208) Jason Hartwick Texas (204) Anthony Kim, OU (208) Matthew Rosenfeld, UT (210) Pablo Martin, OSU (211) Rickie Fowler, OSU (279) Morgan Hoffmann, OSU (276)

5th 4th T8th 7th 2nd (T) 3rd 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st 5th 7th 10th

Hutchinson, Kan. Hutchinson, Kan. Hutchinson, Kan. Hutchinson, Kan. Hutchinson, Kan. Hutchinson, Kan. Tulsa, Okla. Hutchinson, Kan. Trinity, Texas Tulsa, Okla. Hutchinson, Kan. Trinity, Texas Hutchinson, Kan.

BIG 12 CONFERENCE 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

OSU (882) OSU (898) KU (857) OSU (851) BU (894) UT (850) UT (894) UT (864) OSU (868) OU (858) OSU (866) OSU (1141) OSU (1149)

* — OSU won in playoff.

ANDREW MAGEE

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With players like three-time All-America honoree Andrew Magee, who graced the cover of the 1984 OU men’s golf media brochure (left), the Sooners finished in the top two in 11 straight conference championships from 1982-92. Magee joined The Golf Channel in 2007 and currently serves as an analyst for The Approach with Callaway Golf and Golf Central. He also is an on-course reporter for select PGA Tour and Champions Tour events and co-hosted The Golf Channell’s Big Break: Ka’anapali in 2008. A four-time winner on the PGA TOUR, Magee’s first victory came in 1988 at the Pensacola Open. In 1991, he won two events and was awarded Golf Digest’s Most Improved Golfer Award. His most recent victory was at the 1994 Northern Telecom Open.

JOHN KIDWELL

DID YOU KNOW? — Magee is the only golfer in PGA Tour history to record a hole-in-one on a par-4 hole during a PGA Tour event.

BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP RECORDS INDIVIDUAL RECORDS

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Lowest Winning Score (54 Holes) 200 Charles Howell, Oklahoma State, 2000 203 Anders Hultman, Oklahoma State, 2002 204 Jason Hartwick, Texas, 2004

TEAM RECORDS (66-66-68) (70-68-65) (70-66-68)

Lowest Winning Score (54 Holes) 850 Texas, 2002 (285-282-283) 851 Oklahoma State, 2000 (287-272-292) 857 Kansas, 1999 (286-284-287) Largest Margin of Victory 12 Oklahoma State, 2000 10 Baylor, 2001 10 Oklahoma State, 1997

Lowest Score, One Round 64 (first) JOHN KIDWELL, OKLAHOMA, 2002 65 (second) Jason Hartwick, Texas, 2002 65 (third) Jamie McLeary, Baylor, 2002

Lowest Score, One Round 272 Oklahoma State, 2000 274 OKLAHOMA, 2002 277 Oklahoma State, 2002

(Second Round) (Second Round) (Third Round)

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Largest Margin of Victory 13 Hunter Mahan, Oklahoma State, 2003 10 Charles Howell, Oklahoma State, 2000 9 Jason Hartwick, Texas, 2004

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POSTSEASON RESULTS TOP FINISHER AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP 1933 1938 1939 1946 1947 1952 1965 1967 1969 1973 1974 1976 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985

Year Player

Finish

Walter Emery ....................... 1st (match play) Bill Craig ............................... (match play qualifier) Bill Craig ............................... (match play qualifier) Charlie Coe ........................... 3rd (match play) Charlie Coe ........................... Semi-finalist (mp) Jimmy Vickers ....................... 1st (match play) Jerry Keel ............................. (match play qualifier) Steve Johnson ...................... (stroke play - 300) Barry Wilson ......................... T-17th (308) Jim Zimmerman ................... 15th (stroke play) Mark Witt ............................. 8th (stroke play) Steve Walser ......................... 37th - 296 Andrew Magee .................... 65th (224) A. Magee/Bill Hildenbrand .. T-20th (290) Andrew Magee ..................... T-9th (290) Andrew Magee .................... T-5th (280) Todd Hamilton ..................... T-6th (290)

1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1998 2000 2001 2004 2006

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Doug Martin ......................... 32nd (293) Glen Day ............................... T-9th (291) Glen Day ............................... T-19th (294) Doug Martin/Ricky Bell ........ T-2nd (285) Matthew Lane ...................... 5th (286) Jeff Lee ................................. T-10th (291) Derek Freeman ..................... T-42nd (292) Grant Masson ....................... T-24th (293) ............................................. missed cut ............................................. missed cut ............................................. missed cut ............................................. missed cut Matt Cohn............................. T-38th (287) Martin Flores ........................ T-46th (295) Anthony Kim ........................ T-55th (219) ............................................. missed cut

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NCAA POSTSEASON BESTS Best First Round Player

Score

Year

Alex Munoz ..................66 .............. 1995 Jeff Lee .........................66 .............. 1989* Hunter Haas .................67 .............. 1998 Justin Fraley .................70 .............. 2006* Blake Martin ................70 .............. 2004 Martin Flores ................70 .............. 2001 Chris James ..................70 .............. 1997 Ricky Bell .....................70 .............. 1990* Glen Day.......................70 .............. 1987*

Best Second Round Player

Score

Year

Patrick Lee................... 67 ............... 1992* Cody Freeman ............. 67 ............... 2000 Matt Cohn ................... 67 ............... 2000 Doug Martin................ 68 ............... 1986* Hunter Haas ................ 69 ............... 1998 Craig Cozby.................. 69 ............... 1994 Ricky Bell .................... 69 ............... 1989 Liam Logan ................. 70 ............... 2008 Doug Manor ................ 70 ............... 2002 Kelsey Cline ................. 70 ............... 2001* Martin Flores ............... 70 ............... 2001* Martin Flores ............... 70 ............... 2001 Chris James ................. 70 ............... 2000 Grant Masson .............. 70 ............... 1995 Craig Cozby.................. 70 ............... 1995 Derek Freeman ............ 70 ............... 1994 Patrick Lee................... 70 ............... 1994* Chris Edgmon .............. 70 ............... 1994

Best Third Round

Best Consecutive Rounds

Player Score Year Matt Cohn .............................66 .................. 2000* Chance Cozby ........................68 .................. 1998 Cody Freeman .......................69 .................. 2000 Kelsey Cline ...........................69 .................. 1998 Grant Masson ........................69 .................. 1995 Matthew Lane .......................69 .................. 1989* Ricky Bell ..............................69 .................. 1989* Anthony Kim .........................70 .................. 2006 Patrick Lee.............................70 .................. 1995 Derek Freeman ......................70 .................. 1994 Grant Masson ........................70 .................. 1993 Chris Cureton .........................70 .................. 2000

Player Year Total Cody Freeman ........... 2000 ............136 (2nd – 67/3rd – 69) Hunter Haas .............. 1998 ............136 (1st – 67/2nd – 69) Jeff Lee ...................... 1989 ............137 (1st – 66/2nd – 71) Patrick Lee................. 1982 ............138 (1st – 71/2nd– 67)* Doug Martin.............. 1989 ............138 (3rd – 71/4th – 67)* Matt Cohn ................. 2000 ............139 (2nd – 73/3rd– 66)* Craig Cozby................ 1994 ............140 (2nd – 69/3rd – 71) Martin Flores ............. 2001 ............140 (1st – 70/2nd – 70 ) Matt Cohn ................. 2000 ............140 (2nd – 67/3rd – 73) Derek Freeman .......... 1994 ...........140 (2nd – 70/3rd – 70) *NCAA Championship

Best Fourth Round Player Score Year Jim Begwin ...........................63 .................. 1984 Doug Martin..........................67 .................. 1989 Dax Johnston ........................67 .................. 1993 Tripp Davis.............................71 .................. 1989 Todd Hamilton ......................71 .................. 1987 Mathew Lane ........................71 .................. 1988 Doug Martin..........................72 .................. 1987 (All NCAA Championship Scores)

XXX LIAM LOGAN Liam Logan’s 70 in the second round of the 2008 NCAA West Regional was the lowest second round by an OU golfer in any postseason event since 2002.

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NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP FINISHES Year

Walter Emery - 1933 NCAA Champion

Jimmy Vickers - 1952 NCAA Champion

NCAA INDIVIDUAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONS Walter Emery and Jimmy Vickers brought national golf acclaim to Oklahoma by winning individual titles at the NCAA Championships. Emery, then a 20-year-old sophomore, blasted from a trap to within one foot of the 35th hole to capture the 1933 national crown at Williamsville, N.Y. Vickers’ win was just as dramatic, as the OU golfer sank a 15-foot putt on the 36th hole to seal the 1952 championship in Lafayette, Ind.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS ARTICLE XXX HIGHLIGHTING EMERY’S ACHIEVEMENT Daily Oklahoman - Sunday, July 2nd, 1933

MEMORABLE QUOTES FROM EMERY’S 1933 NCAA TITLE “Emery’s golf in the championship rounds sparkled like carbonated water. It was well-nigh flawless and justly amazed the eastern golf critics who had watched, some of them with smiles, the 170-pound Oklahoma’s floundering in the qualifying rounds.” — HAROLD V. KEITH - The Sooner Magazine “I had only three friends in the who gallery throughout that whole 36-hole championship finals match. One was Maurice Hankinson (OU teammate), another was my caddie and the third was some sandy-haired chap I didn’t know. Rod Bliss (his opponenent in the match play final) could put a second shot on any green twenty or thirty feet from the pin and the gallery’d give him a rousing cheer. And on the same hole I’d make a good iron second shot, dropping my ball way inside of Bliss’ and you’d think there was a funeral around. Nobody said anything.” — WALTER EMERY recounts to the Tulsa Tribune

“The end came on the thirty fifth hole. Emery larruped a hard drive down the fairway, put his second into a trap in front of the green, but on a beautifully stroked third played out to within a foot of the pin to sink his fourth. The Sooner’s magnificent pitch shot was too much for the Cornell boy who hooked his first into the rough, caught the edge of a trap with his second and was short with his third.” — HAROLD V. KEITH - The Sooner Magazine “One of the longer hitters Oklahoma ever has produced and master of his irons, Emery has only to aquire a consistent putting stroke to have a well-rounded game that may carry him to heights that no other Oklahomans have ever explored.” — BUS HAM - Sports Editor, The Daily Oklahoman

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Aickin, Phil 1983 Amspacher, James 1936, 37 Anderson, C.L. 1947 Askins Jr., Ollie Martin 1979 Austin, Mark 1993 Awtrey, Jim 1963, 64

Babcock, Robert 1959 Ball, Stan 1975, 76, 77, 78 Ballje, Todd 1996, 97 Bass, John 1970, 71 Baumert, John 1979 Beck, Thomas 1954, 55 Begwin, Jimmy 1983, 84, 85, 86 Bell, Ricky 1989, 90 Beverly Jr., William 1981, 82, 83 Black, Bill 1958 Black, Tom 1956, 58 Blevins, Lynn 1974, 75, 76, 77 BLUNDELL, BEN 2007, 08, 09 Bowers, Donald 1950, 51 Breton, Rodrigo 1997, 98, 00, 01 Briggs, Bill 1936 Brooks, Mark 1978, 79, 80 Brunker, McCrae 1997 Bryan, David 1970 Bryan, Phillip 2005,06, 07, 08 Butler, Brian 1971

Cahoon, Harold 1958, 59, 60 Chrisman, Clyde 1969, 70, 71, 72 Cline, Kelsey 1998, 99, 00 ,01 Coatney, Charles 1973 Coe, Charles 1946, 47, 48 Cohn, Matt 2000, 01, 02, 03 Colliate, Jay 1976, 77 Collier, Terry 1977, 78, 79, 80 Combs, Mike 1989 Connell, Dave 1937 Corbyn, G.S. 1938 Cox, Adam 1999, 00 Cox, Bridger, 2000, 01, 02 Cox Jr., Robert Lewis 1971 Cozby, Cary 1990, 91, 92 Cozby, Chance 1996, 97, 98, 99 Cozby, Craig 1992, 93, 94 Craig, Billy 1937, 38, 39 Cross, Bill 1946 Cureton, Chris 2000, 01

Dailey, John 1992, 93, 94 Daubert, C. Robert 1951 Davis, Tripp 1988, 89, 90 Day, Glen 1987, 88 Del Moral, Carlos 2004 Dixon, J.C. 1957 DURBIN, ERIC 2007, 08, 09

Edgmon, Chris 1993, 94 Edwards, Kenneth 1952, 53, 54 Edwards, Rex 1938, 39 Emery, Walter 1935

Faulkenberry, Robert 1950, 51 Fauchier, Ryan 1997 Flanders, Brodie 2003, 04, 05,06 Flores, Martin 2001, 02, 03, 04 Foster, Parker 2000, 01, 02, 03 Fraley, Justin 2005,06 Freeman, Cody 1999, 00, 01, 02 Freeman, Derek 1991, 92, 93, 94 French, John 1994 Friedman, Stuart 1969, 71 Fromuth, Mike 1979, 80 Fryer, Don 1993

Gable, Tom 1938, 39 Gandy, Harry 1935 Garber, Martin 1964, 65 Gates, Martin 1988 Gorgas, Chester 1957, 59 Graham, Robert 1967, 68 Graves, Todd 1990 Gwin, Ted 1940, 41, 42

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Haas, Hunter 1997, 98, 99 Hamilton, Todd 1984, 85, 86, 87 Hammond, Michael 1979, 80, 81, 82 Hankinson, Maurice 1935 Hartley, Barry 1990 Hesler, Howie 1959 Higgins, Carl 1966, 67 Hildenbrand, Bill 1980, 81, 82 Hirzel, Chris 1995, 96, 97, 98 Hirzel, Zac 1997, 98 Homsey, Chad, 1998, 99, 00, 01 Hopson, Michael 1967 Hubbard, Mickey 1953, 54 Hultquist, Mike 1976 Huston, Chip (mgr.) 1999 Hutchins, Charles 1940, 41

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James, Chris 1996, 97, 98, 99 Jacobs, John D. 1946 Jarmon, Gary 1961, 62, 63 Jenkins, Charles 1975 Johnson, Brian 1993, 94 Johnson, Cooper 1997, 98, 99, 00 Johnson, John B. 1952, 53, 54, 55 Johnson, Steve 1967, 68, 69 Johnson, Vic 1937, 39 Johnston, Dax 1995 Johnson, Don Robert, 1971, 72

Kaneda, Albert 1991, 92 Keel, Jerry 1965, 66 Kelly, Brad 1993, 94, 96 Kelly, Donnie H. 1981 Kelson, Jim 1983 Kidwell, John 2000, 01, 02, 03 Kim, Anthony 2004, 05,06 Kirk Jr., James L. 1975, 76 Koerth, Clinton 1991, 93 Krahl, Scott Michael 1987

LaFontaine, Shawn 2005,06 Laharl, Harold W. 1940, 41 Lambertz, Richard 1960 Lane, Matthew 1988, 89, 90 Lapalme, Jerry 1967, 68 Larson, Matt, 2000 Lee, Jeff 1988, 89, 90, 91 Lee, Patrick 1991, 92, 94 Lewis, James 1952 Lindgren, Steve 1973 Lisle, David 1975, 76 Lochridge, Bob 1953 LOGAN, LIAM 2008, 09 Loveless, Wyman Dale 1970, 71, 72 Lurie, Craig 2004, 05 Lurie, David Samuel 1971

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GLEN DAY

Earning All-America status in 1987 as a Sooner, Day has amassed over $8.5 million in career earnings on the PGA Tour since securing his first tour card in 1993.


ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS Magee, Andrew 1981, 82, 83, 84 Manasse, Blair 1989 Manor, Doug, 2001, 02, 03, 04 Martin, Blake, 2001, 02, 03, 04 Martin, Doug 1986, 87, 88, 89 Martin, Richard 1960 Masson, Grant 1992, 93, 95, 96 Matheson, Donald 1952 Mavis, Todd 1982, 83 May, Rusty 1992 Mayo, Rich 1992, 93 McClung, Michael 1975, 76, 77, 78 McClure, John 1980 McColl, James W. 1975, 78, 79 McMakin, Brad 1986, 88, 89, 90 Meek, Robert A. 1950, 51, 52 Merchant, Paul 1948, 49 Mesch, Marvin 1938, 39, 40 Metcalf, Tom 1965, 66 Meyers, Cameron 2008 Miles, John 1970, 71 Mitcham, Frank 1940 Mitchell, Daniel 2004 Mixon, Jeff 1996, 97, 98, 99 Moore, Jack 1957 Morris, Robert 1970 Murcer, Todd 1989, 90, 91, 92 Muncrief, Kevin 1995, 96, 98, 99 Muñoz, Alex 1994, 95, 96

Nash III, Edward C. 1981 Nick, Joe 1980, 81, 82 Nickell, Jerry 1972 Noever, Robert 1952, 53, 55 Norville, Richard S. 1946, 47, 48, 49 Nottingham, Jack 1962, 63 –O–

Oliver Jr., William L. 1959 Orr, Dick 1965

“Waite made the adjustment to chicken-fried steaks and learned how to shout ‘Boomer Sooner.’ While a fellow named Boz was grabbing all the headlines playing football, Waite quietly made All-American two years for the Sooners.” Don Markus - Golf World | May 28, 1993

Ray, Mike 1980, 82 Renner, Jim 2003 Reeves, James 1970, 72 Reynolds, Greg 1982 Richardson, Bob 1956, 57, 58 Rieder, Geoffrey 1974 Rives, George 1967, 68 Rives, Spencer 2006, 07, 08 Robertson, J.D. 1999, 00, 01, 02 RODY, TYLER 2007, 08, 09 Rogers Jr., E.J. 1949 Rogers, John P. 1951 Rossi, Michael 1973 Ryan, Bob 1960, 61, 62 Ryden, Richard 1979

Saint, Aaron 1997 Satterwhite Jr., H. Houston 1962 Schutte, Jesse 2006, 07, 08 Scott, Bruce Robert 1971, 72, 73 Scrutchfield, Fred 1959, 61, 62 Sewell Jr., F.A. 1946 Sheedy, Nick 2005,06, 07 Sheffield, David 1985, 87 Simpson, Billy 1936, 37 SIRMAN, RYAN 2008, 09

Smith Jr., Charles E. 1941 Smith, Donald A. 1961 Smith, Robert O. 1961, 62, 63 Smith, Teddy 1997 Smoot, Leonard 1958 Speegle, Wayne 1947, 48, 49, 50 St. John, Arthur 1935, 36 Stephenson, Robert L. 1971, 72 Stevens, Donald T. 1964, 65, 66 Stone, Robert 2003

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Tarwater, Bill 1968 Tate, Lance 1990 Teeter, George Howard 1940, 41 Terry, Gary 1963, 64 Thrower, Tommy 1938 Tilley, Dwayne 1970, 71, 72 Turner, Greg 1983, 84 Turner, Harry 1974, 75, 76, 78 Tyden, Richard 1979

GRANT WAITE

Vickers, Jimmy 1950, 52, 54 Vickers, Robert 1955, 56

Wackerly, Brian 1998 Wagner, Jeffrey 1985 Waite, Grant 1984, 85, 86, 87 Walser, Steve 1974, 75, 76, 77 Weaver, Robert 1959 Webb, Chris 1984 Weibel, Mark A. 1983, 84, 85 White, David 1990 Wilkinson, Bruce W. 1964, 66 Wilson, Barry Wynn 1969 WILSON, CHRIS 2009 Witt, Mark 1973, 74, 75 Woliner, David 1990, 91, 92 Wood, J.J. 2007

Zimmerman, Jim 1973, 74

Underwood, Guy 1938

T H E H IS TO RY

Palacios, Tom 1956 Panner, Owen M. 1947, 48, 49 Pate, James E. 1938 Perks, Craig 1986, 87 Pettit, John 1955 Pierce, Clifton 1984, 85 Polk, Charlie 1973 Pruett, Jack 1940, 41 PUMPHREY, RILEY 2009 Purcell, Brad 2002, 03, 04

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A LARGE FOLLOWING

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NCAA HONORS AND AWARDS 1985 1986 1987 1989 1989 1992 2000 2000 2001 2003 2003 2003 2004 2004 2004 2004

Cliff Pierce Grant Waite Grant Waite Gregg Grost Gregg Grost Gregg Grost Chris James Chris James Jim Ragan Martin Flores Doug Manor Blake Martin Martin Flores Blake Martin Anthony Kim Jim Ragan

All-American Scholar All-American Scholar All-American Scholar National Coach of the Year Regional Coach of the Year Regional Coach of the Year Ben Hogan Award All-American Scholar Regional Coach of the Year All-American Scholar All-American Scholar All-American Scholar All-American Scholar All-American Scholar Freshman of the Year Regional Coach of the Year

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Word quickly spread about the immense talent of 2004 NCAA Freshman of the Year Anthony Kim, as the OU golfer had quite a following even dating back to his days in amateur competitions. Kim (shown left) hits an approach shot in front of a sizeable gallery during the 2005 U.S. Amatuer at Merion Golf Club in Merion, Pa.

MARTIN FLORES

DOUG MANOR

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE 2003 marked a banner year in the classroom for the men’s golf team as OU produced a nation-leading and OU-record three national academic honorees in Martin Flores, Doug Manor and Blake Martin. The trio would also all earn Academic All-Big 12 first team honors as seniors a year later.

JIM BEGWIN

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Oklahoma’s Jim Begwin broke a long-standing NCAA record with his 9-under-par 63 in the final round of the 1984 NCAA Championships at at Bear Creek Golf Club in Houston. His record would be matched by PGA Tour great Phil Mickelson (ASU) at the 1992 NCAA Championship before finally being broken by Stanford’s Notah Begay in 1994. Begay posted a 10-under-par 62, thanks in part to a 60-foot birdie make at the 18th hole at Stonebridge Country Club in McKinney, Texas.

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ALL-TIME RESULTS

TODD HAMILTON

All-College Classic ......................................................................... ‘80-7th, ’81-6th, ’82-3rd, ’83-3rd, ’84-1st Ashworth Invitational ................................................................... ‘06-T4th The ‘04 British Open Champion earned All-America status his final Augusta College Intercollegiate .................................................... ’89-1st, ’90-2nd, ’92-10th, ’93-3rd three seasons for the Sooners, lettering from 1984-87. Winner Baylor Intercollegiate .................................................................... ‘08-T2nd of the 1992 Asian Tour Order of Merit, Hamilton has won 16 Billy Hitchcock Intercollegiate ....................................................... ‘00-4th professional events, including the 2004 Honda Classic. Boilermaker Invitational ................................................................‘04-10th, ‘07-13th Border Olympics .............................................................................’82-5th, ’83-5th, ’85-4th, ’86-7th Butler National Intercollegiate .......................................................’81-3rd, ’87-4th, ’88-1st, ’89-2nd Carpet Capital Classic .................................................................... ’90-18th, ’02-8th, ’03-15th, ‘04-15th, ‘06-18th Chris Schenkle Intercollegiate ........................................................’86-7th, ’87-2nd Cleveland Golf Classic (Southwestern Intercollegiate).................... ’83-3rd, ’84-8th, ’85-5th, ’86-7th, ’87-6th, ’94-12th, ’95-2nd, ‘97-11th, ‘99-T8th, ‘00-12th, ’01-11th, ’03-3rd Colorado State Ram Invitational .....................................................‘99-2nd Conquistadore Invitational ............................................................ ’84-3rd CordeValle Collegiate......................................................................’06-17th Country Club of Louisiana...............................................................’96-11th, ‘97-9th Duke Golf Classic ............................................................................‘00-15th Fall College Golf Classic ................................................................. ’85-6th Fighting Illini Invitational...............................................................’06-12th Florida Southern Invitational .........................................................’80-8th Fresno Classic .................................................................................’82-9th, ’94-2nd, ‘09-T11th Gator Invitational ...........................................................................’85-10th Gary Koch Intercollegiate ...............................................................‘88-9th, ‘99-9th General Jim Hackler Collegiate Invitational ....................................‘07-16th Golf Digest Intercollegiate ..............................................................’89-10th, ’91-16th, ’92-12th, ’93-13th, ’94-1st, ’95-10th, ’96-13th Golfweek Preview Invitational ........................................................’89-9th, ’90-13th, ’92-12th, ’93-2nd, ’94-3rd, ’01-9th Golf World Intercollegiate ...............................................................’86-9th, ’87-10th, ’88-9th, ’89-4th, ’90-9th, ’91-12th, ’92-12th, ’93-4th, ’94-8th, ’95-3rd, ’96-T15th Golf World Invitational ...................................................................‘01-11th Grenelefe Invitational ....................................................................’80-8th, ’83-1st, ’84-2nd Hall of Fame Invitational ................................................................‘04-4th, ‘05-T8th, ‘06-T3rd Harvey Penick Intercollegiate .........................................................’80-1st, ’82-10th, ’83-8th, ’84-12th, ’86-3rd, ’91-3rd Henry Homberg Invitational...........................................................’84-3rd, ’85-6th, ’86-13th Houston All-American Intercollegiate .......................................... ‘80-17th, ’82-5th, ’83-5th, ’84-2nd, ’86-1st, ’87-5th Houston Intercollegiate ..................................................................’82-2nd, ’83-3rd Inverness Intercollegiate ................................................................‘00-2nd, ’03-4th, ‘04-4th

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ALL-TIME RESULTS John Burns Intercollegiate............................... ’80-6th, ’81-1st, ’86-5th, ’87-2nd, ’88-6th, ’89-1st, ’90-6th, ’92-9th, ’93-9th, ’94-10th, ’95-10th, ’96-6th, ‘97-5th, ........................................................................ ’98-9th, ‘99-5th, ‘00-10th Kansas Invitational..........................................’83-3rd Karsten Creek Collegiate..................................’96-11th Lamar Invitational...........................................’82-2nd, ’83-5th Louisiana Classic..............................................’86-7th, ’87-1st, ’88-WD, ’89-1st, ’92-2nd, ’93-3rd, ’94-3rd, ‘97-6th, ’98-7th, ‘99-T7th, ‘00-9th LSU Invitational...............................................’82-4th, ’84-1st, ’85-4th UNLV Rebel Classic ..........................................’86-4th, ’89-6th, ’91-6th MacDonald Cup ...............................................’08-1st Miami-Doral Park Invitational .........................’88-9th Mississippi State Invitational...........................’85-6th Missouri Bluff Intercollegiate ..........................’95-8th, ’96-8th, ‘97-T3rd Missouri District V Invitational ........................’85-2nd Morris Williams Intercollegiate........................’80-13th, ’82-2nd, ’83-3rd, ’84-5th, ’85-7th, ’86-6th, ’87-7th, ’88-3rd, ’89-4th, ’90-3rd, ’91-3rd, ’92-7th, ’94-10th, ’95-3rd, ....................................................................... ’96-7th, ‘97-9th, ’98-9th, ‘99-12th, ‘00-11th, ‘01-3rd, ‘02-5th, ‘04-8th, ‘05-6th, ‘06-5th, ‘07-T9th, ‘09-16th Oklahoma Intercollegiate ...............................’06-5th Pan American Intercollegiate ..........................’80-11th, ’82-6th, ’84-3rd, ’93-4th Jerry Pate Intercollegiate.................................’95-11th Pepperdine Club Grove Intercollegiate ............‘02-3rd Persimmon Ridge Intercollegiate ....................’92-3rd Pinehurst Intercollegiate .................................’80-14th Ping Arizona Invitational .................................’90-11th, ’91-8th, ’92-10th, ’93-14th, ’94-4th Ping Oak Tree Intercollegiate ...........................’87-5th, ’88-8th, ’90-7th, ’91-6th, ’95-7th, ’96-8th Pretige At PGA West ........................................’03-11th, ‘04-11th, ‘05-5th Puerto Rico Classic ..........................................‘01-5th, ’02-10th, ’03-8th, ‘04-3rd, ‘05-11th Oklahoma Intercollegiate.................................’06-5th, ‘07-6th Rafael Alarcon Invitational ..............................’82-1st, ’83-6th, ’84-5th, ’85-11th, ’86-8th, ’87-5th, ’88-9th Reliastar Collegiate .........................................’97-3rd Ridges Intercollegiate .....................................’98-3rd, ‘99-1st, ‘00-6th, ‘01-3rd, ’03-7th, ‘04-7th, ‘05-4th, ‘06-13th Santa Clara Invitational ...................................’07-3rd Scenic City Invitational ....................................’07-3rd, ‘08-7th Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational ...........................‘09-16th Shoal Creek Invitational ..................................’07-5th, ‘08-12th Southeastern Intercollegiate ...........................’85-5th Southern Intercollegiate .................................’83-8th Southwest Spring Classic.................................’80-5th Sun Devil Thunderbird Intercollegiate .............‘82-8th, ’83-10th, ’84-4th, ’88-6th, ’89-5th, ’90-11th, ’92-13th, ’93-6th, ‘94-4th, ‘95-8th, ‘97-9th, ‘98-9th, ‘99-11th, ‘00-8th, ........................................................................‘01-14th, ‘02-12th, ’03-5th, ‘07-9th, ‘09-10th Taylor Made Big Island Classic .........................’91-10th, ’92-7th, ’01-5th, ‘02-2nd, ’03-T3rd Taylor Made Red River Classic ..........................’88-2nd, ’89-4th, ’90-3rd, ’91-11th, ’92-13th, ’93-2nd, ’94-4th,’95-5th, ’96-12th, ‘97-5th, ’98-6th, ‘99-T8th, ‘00-4th, ‘01-8th Taylor Made Waikoloa Intercollegiate ..............‘03-3rd, ‘04-5th, ‘05-18th The Maxwell....................................................’92-3rd, ’93-2nd, ’94-4th, ’95-3rd, ’96-2nd ‘97-5th, ’98-5th, ‘99-8th, ‘00-9th, ‘01-4th, ‘02-3rd, ’03-5th, ‘04-3rd, ‘05-6th, ‘06-3rd, ‘07-7th The Shootout...................................................’87-3rd Sooner Invitational..........................................’02-2nd Aggie Invitational ...........................................‘05-4th, ‘06-T8th Topy Cup..........................................................‘86-1st, ‘90-5th, ’95-4th Tour Tulsa Intercollegiate.................................’87-1st, ’88-8th, ’93-4th Tucker Intercollegiate ......................................’83-3rd, ’84-2nd, ’88-1st, ’91-14th, ’94-5th, ’96-15th, ‘97-T7th, ‘99-5th, ’02-11th Tucson Intercollegiate .....................................’83-3rd UCF Budget Classic ..........................................’90-8th UH-Hilo Intercollegiate....................................‘06-T9th, ‘07-17th, ‘09-T10th U.S. Collegiate .................................................‘99-5th USC Collegiate Invitational ..............................‘07-8th U.S. Intercollegiate ..........................................’91-14th, ’98-9th UTSA Intercollegiate ........................................‘09-4th UTEP Intercollegiate ........................................‘97-3rd Wake Forest Invitational..................................’85-3rd Wheatshocker Invitational ..............................’80-2nd, ’81-6th, 82-2nd Windon Memorial Classic ................................‘98-7th, ‘00-1st, ‘04-5th, ‘05-11th

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2009-10 OU MEN’S GOLF RECRUITING GUIDE

2009-10 OU Men's Golf Guide  

The official source of information for the 2009-10 Oklahoma men's golf season.

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