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Skalnik signs with women’s basketball team

Rachel Skalnik signed her National Letter of Intent completing the 2016-2017 freshman class for the women’s basketball team.

Head Coach Misti Cussen was excited to announce the addition.

“Rachel is a proven winner and leader,” Cussen said. “She is extremely well rounded athletically and academically, and her previous commitments to mission work and community service make her a fantastic fit for our program and university.”

Skalnik averaged 9.2 points, 3.3 assists and 3.9 rebounds during her senior year at Owasso.

Williams and Reynolds break 200 meter record

Sophia Brown’s 1994 23.78 second ORU record for the 200 meter dash was beaten twice on Saturday. Tamaira Williams (23.68 seconds/career best) then Madison Reynolds (23.47 career best/school record) broke the mark at the David Suenram Gorilla Classic hosted by Pittsburg State.

The track team set 21 career or season bests at the event. The Golden Eagles will compete on Saturday, April 23 at the John Jacobs Invitational in Norman, Oklahoma.

Tattoo cover-up rule turned down

The ORU Board of Trustees voted against the proposed “tattoo cover-up rule” during its annual meeting last week.

The proposed rule would have required all ORU student-athletes to cover visible tattoos during athletic competition.

The president’s office and the athletic department declined to comment on the future of the proposal or the likelihood of its resubmission on a later date.

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