TULSA, Okla. – The number of All-Americans at ORU over the past 19 years grew to 91 as the track and field program added three during 2015-16. Senior Justin Estala and freshman Israel Nelson earned the distinction during the indoor season, while senior Madison Reynolds capped off her career with the honor during the outdoor season.
Estala finished 10th in the pole vault at the 2016 NCAA Indoor Championship. He won five straight indoor events, including the Summit League Championship. As posted at No. 3 in the countdown, Estala also earned Academic All-America honors with a 3.84 GPA.
Nelson, who ran the nation's fastest time in the 60m hurdles, capped his freshman indoor season with an 11th place finish in the event at the NCAA Indoor Championship. He won four meets during the indoor season.
Reynolds, who was an All-American in the 400m dash as a sophomore, finished inside the top 20 at the NCAA Outdoor Championship to earn USTFCCCA All-America honors for the second time in her career. During four years at ORU, Reynolds won 50 different event championships, set the school record in the 200m dash and was a member of the record-setting 4x100m relay team.
This is the 15th and final edition of the #TopORUMoments from 2015-16 as selected by the ORU Media Relations Department and a social media poll.
Top Moments from 2015-16
#15 – WBB – Golden Eagles Top KU at Allen Fieldhouse
#14 – MBB – ORU Wins MABCC Championship
#13 – TRACK – Nelson Runs the Nation's Fastest Time
#12 – WBB – Mayberry Sets Postseason Scoring Record
#11 - MTN - ORU Advances to Championship Match
#10 - MSOC - 2OT Win Sends ORU to Championship Match
#9 – MGOLF – Burrows Wins Bob Sitton Title
#8 – BASE – Golden Eagles Dominate Power 5 Schools
#7 - TRACK - ORU Sweeps Championship MVP Awards
#6 - MBB/WBB - ORU Sweeps PSO Mayor's Cup
#5 - TRACK - 4x100m Relay Breaks School Record
#4 – VB – Milos Breaks Aces Record
#3 – ATH – ORU Trio Earns Academic All-America Honors
#2 – BASE – ORU Sweeps Summit League Titles
#1 – TRACK – Trio Named All-Americans
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