The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame announced the inductees for the Class of 2023 on Friday.
The six new members are Dale Cook (mixed martial arts), Sandy Fisher (softball), Chris Lincoln (contributor), Brent Price (basketball), James Trapp (soccer) and Seymour Williams (contributor).
An induction ceremony will be held on August 7 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.
See the nominees here.
Nicknamed “Apollo,” Cook began training in taekwondo at the age of 15 before becoming a professional kickboxer in 1977. He was 94-4-1 in kickboxing and 19-2-1 in boxing. He won a total of five world championships. Cook now owns Apollo Combat Karate and Kickboxing in his hometown of Tulsa.
She is the longest tenured coach in Oklahoma State softball history. He coached the Cowgirls from 1978-2001, leading them to 15 Big Eight championships and 901 victories. Fisher was at the helm when women’s collegiate athletic programs transitioned from the Women’s Intercollegiate Athletic Association to the NCAA. She took OSU to the AIAW Nationals or the NCAA Women’s College World Series 9 times.
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After graduating from the University of Missouri, Lincoln wrote for the Columbia Daily Tribune and became the sports director for KTUL TV in Tulsa, hosting coaches’ shows at OU, Oklahoma State, Oral Roberts and Tulsa. He left the station in 1981 to found Winner Communications, which eventually became the largest independent sports production company in the country. Winnercomm was sold in 2006, and Lincoln returned to KTUL, where he worked from 2007-14.
The former Enid star played in the NBA from 1992-2002 and was selected with the 32nd pick in the second round by the Washington Bullets. Price, a point guard, was a member of the Bullets, Houston Rockets, Vancouver Grizzlies and Sacramento Kings. Price spent his first two years of college at South Carolina before transferring to OU. He was named to the All-Big Eight first team in 1992 and averaged 18.7 points and 6.2 assists per game with the Sooners. Price is the younger brother of four-time NBA All-Star Mark Price.
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Before graduating, Trapp attended Lawton High and went on to Clemson, where he was a football and track star. Trapp was a 14-time ACC champion and 10-time All-American running back in college. He won the 200-meter indoor state championship in 1992 and lettered in football for four years. The Los Angeles Raiders selected him in the 1993 NFL Draft and he spent six seasons with the franchise. He played for the Baltimore Ravens from 1999-2002 and was part of the 2000 Super Bowl winning team. His racing accolades include the 200m title at the 1993 World Indoor Championships. He was also an alternate for Team USA in the 4x100m relay at the 1992 Olympics.
Williams is being appointed posthumously. He is the Tulsa Booker T. Coached football, basketball and track at Washington. In football, he led the Hornets to 19 state championships and a 14-game undefeated record in the Oklahoma Interscholastic Athletic Association. He took over in 1920, went 290-23-11, and retired 33 years later. Williams also helped the school’s basketball program to 13 state titles and five state championships. The track program won six national championships under Williams.
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