DURANT, Okla. - Southeastern Oklahoma State University President Dr. Glen D. Johnson and Athletics Director Dr. Jeff Hale have announced the SOSU Athletics Hall of Fame class for 2007 induction.
Adrienne Stoops (softball), Benny Colvard (baseball), Nick Keith (women's basketball coach) and Morris Sloan (football coach) will be inducted at the Hall of Fame Banquet at 4 p.m. Saturday, February 3, in the old student union ballroom on the SOSU campus.
Southeastern will host Northeastern in Lone Star Conference North Division basketball competition that night and the honorees will be recognized at halftime of the men's game.
Stoops (1998-01) was a franchise catcher and played a major role in the softball program's rise to national prominence. She started 128 of 129 games and set the bar high for those to follow. She holds career records for doubles and runs batted in and will be the first softball player to enter the SOSU Athletics Hall of fame.
Colvard (1986-88) was an outstanding outfielder who has left his mark in the school record book in several categories. He could hit, hit for power, field, run and throw. Colvard ranks second on the single-season list for home runs and runs batted in and is second on the career home run list.
Keith (1980-81 through 2004-05) led Southeastern women's basketball to national prominence in both NAIA and NCAA Division II competition. His 24-year career produced 402 victories, five consecutive trips to the NAIA National Tournament and one appearance in the Division II National Tournament. His teams finished three times as national runners-up. He was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame in March 2006.
Sloan (1989-2000) earned All-Oklahoma Intercollegiate Conference honors as a player in 1972. He is Southeastern's all-time winningest football coach at 65-53-4 after an outstanding 12-year career. His teams posted nine winning seasons and he was named Lone Star Conference North Division Coach of the Year in 1999. Sloan's teams played in two postseason Aztec Bowl games in Mexico City.
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