TULSA, Okla.- The Oral Roberts University Athletic Department will add three new members to its Athletic Hall of Fame, it was announced Thursday. Former student-athletes Keith Mucha (baseball), Rachel Talbert-Andres (track and field) and Ken Tutt (men’s basketball) comprise this year’s class. Caleb Green (men’s basketball) and Debbie Yow (women’s basketball) have also been voted into the Hall of Fame, but are not able to be inducted this year due to scheduling conflicts.
This year’s ORU Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony taking place at halftime of the men’s basketball game against Omaha Saturday, January 23, 2016. The game will tip off at 7 p.m.
Mucha (1982-83) played two seasons with the Titans, earning first team All-America honors in 1982. He hit .364 with 22 stolen bases and set school records with 65 RBI and 54 walks in his final season. He finished his career second in career home runs with 33, and still ranks in the top-10 in school history. He was drafted in the 14th round by the Milwaukee Brewers in 1983.
Talbert-Andres (2007-10) was dominant in the throwing events during her career at ORU. She was an NCAA All-American in the discus in 2008 and 2009, finishing third in the nation in 2010. She was a nine-time Summit League champion, including four titles in the javelin, three in the discus and two in the shot put. Those nine titles are the most by any female athlete in league history. Talbert-Andres was a two time outdoor athlete of the year and also the outdoor field athlete of the year, earned 2006 outdoor newcomer of the year honors, and was a four-time USTFCCCA Academic All-American. She still holds the Summit League record with four athlete of the week awards in one season and nine for her career.
Tutt (2003-07) still ranks seventh in ORU history with 2,019 points. He helped lead ORU to two NCAA Tournaments and one NIT. He is one of only 17 players to average more than 20 points per game for a season and earned Tournament MVP honors in 2006 and 2007. He was a freshman All-American by CollegeBasketballNews.com and Rivals, and is top 10 in conference history in 3-pointers made (101 in 2003-04), career 3-pointers made (319) and career points (2,019).
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