OKLAHOMA CITY (May 15, 2013) – For the first time this season, an Oklahoma Christian baseball player has been named as the National Christian College Athletic Association student-athlete of the week.
On Wednesday, the NCCAA honored OC outfielder Jordan Lopez for his performance last week in leading the Eagles to the NCCAA Central Region title, their first postseason championship in 41 years.
Lopez, a sophomore from Edmond, batted .545 (6-for-11) with five RBIs, two doubles, a triple, a sacrifice fly and three walks and a hit-by-pitch, along with an impressive .909 slugging percentage and .625 on-base percentage. He played error-free baseball in the outfield, successfully handling all four of his chances.
OC went 3-1 in four tournament games, falling to Central Baptist (Ark.) 2-0 in the opener before rebounding to beat Central Baptist 5-4, then beat Ecclesia (Ark.) 15-2 and 5-1 to complete a successful run through the losers' bracket.
During the 2012-13 academic year, OC student-athletes have combined to win 33 weekly NCCAA awards in 14 sports.