Jim Lookabaugh was the head football coach at Oklahoma State University from 1939-1949. He led his teams to three bowl championships (1945 Cotton Bowl, 1946 Sugar Bowl and 1948 Delta Bowl), and produced All-Americans such as Bob Fenimore and Neill Armstrong. Under his guidance, his 1945 team was the only undefeated team in school history. Lookabaugh was also a multi-faceted athlete before his coaching days, lettering in baseball, basketball and football at OSU. Before his college coaching position, Lookabaugh coached at Jet High School from 1925-1929. He later coached at Capitol Hill High School from 1930-1938.
Kelli Litsch was a four-time All-American basketball standout from SWOSU in Weatherford, Oklahoma. She led the Lady Bulldogs to three national titles, two undefeated seasons and a four-year record of 129-5. She set NAIA Division I tournament scoring record with 257 points. She was the leading scorer in the 1983 and 1985 tournament with a combined 160 points in seven games. She was also 8th all-time in rebounding with 110 rebounds in eleven tournament games.
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Don Chandler came out of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and attended the University of Florida. He led the nation in punting in 1955. He played nine years with the New York Giants. In 1954 he went to play for the Green Bay Packers. He holds the Packer’s record for most consecutive games scored (42), and holds the record for most field goals in a Super Bowl. Don led the NFL in punting in 1957, in field goal percentage in 1962 and in scoring in 1963. He played in nine championship games during his twelve year career, and was voted to the 1968 Pro-Bowl.
Oklahoma City native Joseph Chris Carter played college baseball at Wichita State University where he earned The Sporting News College Player of the Year in 1981. Carter then played sixteen years in the major leagues, and he played in five All-Star games. He put together 30 home runs, 100 RBI seasons three consecutive years. He led the Blue Jays to two consecutive world titles hitting the series clinching home run in 1993.
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Tom Churchill earned ten letters in four sports while at the University of Oklahoma. He earned All-Conference and All-American honors in Basketball and football. He was on the track team and won the decathlon at the 1928 Kansas relays and earned a place on the 1928 U.S. Olympic team finishing fifth in the decathlon at the 1928 Olympics. Churchill played baseball his senior year at OU and earned a varsity letter as a pitcher. He briefly played professional baseball in the Yankees organization.