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OLLU volleyball recruit camp set for July 18-20

The OLLU volleyball team will host the OLLU Volleyball Recruit Camp from July 18 at 6 p.m. through noon on July 20 in Mabee Gymnasium. The camp is specially designed for varsity-level high school players with a desire and the ability to potentially play at the collegiate level.

For campers wishing to stay on campus for a two-night stay, the cost is $150, and for those wishing to commute, the cost is $100.

Residential registrations must be completed by midnight on July 14; commuter registration will remain open until the camp starts.

For additional information, including registration, medical release form and payment for the camp, visit the camp website here.

OLLU SID Patty Constantin honored as RRAC SID of the Year

OLLU’s athletic department is excited to announce Patty Constantin as the sports information director of the year for the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) for the 2018-2019 season.

Constantin was selected as the SID of the Year by a vote from her conference peers. The award recognizes an individual who is continuously working to improve the promotion of their athletic programs, collaboration among conference SIDs, serving the conference, distribution of timely and accurate information, driving media coverage, gameday operations, and increasing social media outreach.

This is Constantin’s 12th year with the Saints and she has served all 12 of her years within the athletic department. Constantin has been with the athletic department at OLLU since its inception and she has continued to improve the sports information department each year. Read full story here.

Stacy Stephens will take over as head coach for Saints women’s basketball

OLLU has announced that Stacy Stephens will be the interim head coach for the women’s basketball program. Stephens replaces seven-year head coach Christopher Minner, who left at the end of May for an NCAA DI coaching position with the University of North Texas.

Athletic Director Shane Hurley stated, “Stacy Stephens had a stellar career at UT- Austin, as well as in the WNBA and internationally. Her passion, knowledge and experiences as a player and coach have been a great asset to the women’s basketball program here at OLLU. On top of her athletic prowess, she also committed herself to high education, obtaining her master’s recently, and serving as an excellent role model for our student-athletes and the women in our program. Now, it’s her time to lead, and we are excited and confident about the future for Saints Women’s Basketball!” Read full story here.

Arnie Martinez is OLLU’s new men’s head golf coach

OLLU has named Arnie Martinez as Men’s Golf Interim Head Coach. Martinez has been with the golf program since 2013, which includes five years as the assistant coach. During his time with the team, the Saints have won five Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) titles and two Association for Independent Institutions’ titles and have qualified for three NAIA National Championship Tournaments. In 2017, the team finished in 15th place at nationals and the following year, they completed their season as the 21st best team in the nation. This past May, the Saints finished in 20th place to end their season.

Martinez will manage all facets of the Saints golf program from recruiting to practice schedules and practices, tournament strategy, course management/strategy, implementing and overseeing physical conditioning, as well as team and player development. Read full story here.

OLLU women’s soccer releases 12th season schedule

OLLU women’s soccer has released its schedule for its 12th season that begins on August 2019. The Saints will play three scrimmages, nine home matches and nine away games this year.

Head Coach Arthur Salazar commented, “We are looking forward to the 2019 season. The incoming class is very solid, and we hope it is one that will make us stronger and deeper.  As we look to build off of last year’s success, we will need to be focused and diligent in our preparation against the stiff competition we will see throughout the season.”

OLLU’s Christopher Minner makes transition from NAIA to NCAA

OLLU has announced the resignation of women’s basketball head coach Christopher Minner who has accepted the position of assistant coach at NCAA DI University of North Texas (UNT) in Denton, Texas.

Athletic Director Shane Hurley commented, “Coach Minner has been a great asset to the women’s basketball program, Saints Athletics and OLLU. He has proven to be a tremendous coach, leader and voice for female student-athletes. Under his leadership, he has propelled the women’s basketball team to tremendous successes within the Red River Athletic Conference and at the NAIA National Championship Tournament. Coach Minner will be missed. It is wonderful to see his hard work not go unnoticed. UNT has gained a great coach, and I am positive that he will assist in the established success with the Mean Green.” Read full story online.

OLLU earns sixth consecutive conference ‘All Sports Award’

It took a strong spring season, but OLLU locked down the 2018-2019 Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) All-Sports Award. After leading by just four points after basketball season was in the books, OLLU finished with a total of 114 points and a 35-point cushion. The Saints athletic program has won the conference’s top award for six straight years, tying Houston Baptist for the most consecutive championships outright.

The All-Sports Award is given annually to the RRAC athletic program that performs best across the conference’s sports in a given academic year. Points are awarded to the top five teams in regular season conference standings using a 10-8-6-4-2 scoring system, while results in conference tournaments and championship events merit additional points on a 5-4-3-2-1 basis. In sports such as cross country, golf, and track and field, postseason team finishes are awarded regular season and postseason points. A sport must have at least four schools participating to qualify for inclusion in point calculations. Read full story online.

Aaron Gonzalez pitches a gem to keep the saints undefeated in RRAC Championship Tournament

The OLLU baseball team had to wait an extra day to play its second game of the Red River Athletic Conference Championship Tournament due to inclement weather. They faced LSU-Alexandria (LSUA), and in nine schedule innings, the Saints came out ahead to win 3-1.

The win keeps the Saints in contention for the tournament title. They are scheduled to play Jarvis Christian College today at noon in the tournament’s seventh game. LSUA will play LSU-Shreveport today at 3:30 p.m. in the tournament’s eighth game. The winner of the eighth game will play the loser of the seventh game in the tournament’s ninth game. The championship game will take place tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. A second championship game is scheduled one hour later, if necessary. Read full story.

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