Stanford becomes OC’s first female Division II All-American

For the first time in Oklahoma Christian’s NCAA Division II history, a female student-athlete has earned All-America honors.

Forward McKenzie Stanford received honorable mention on the Division II All-America list by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, recognizing her for a strong season during which she passed the 1,000-point career mark and helped the Lady Eagles finish fourth in the Heartland Conference.

She is the fifth OC student-athlete to earn All-America honors in Division II, joining Sam Johnston (men’s golf), Blake Stringer (baseball), Dillon Endecott (baseball) and John Moon (men’s basketball).

“What a great honor for McKenzie in our first year of full membership in Division II,” OC coach Stephanie Findley said. “No one deserves it more. She is one of the hardest workers in the conference.”

Stanford and Sarah Parker received second-team honors on the All-Heartland Conference women’s basketball teams. Guard Sydney Hill received honorable mention for the third straight year, while another guard, Addy Clift, was named as the Heartland’s freshman of the year.

Stanford and Sarah Parker also were named to the All-Division II first team, featuring players from the 12 Division II programs in Oklahoma.

Summer 2016

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