CIRCLEVILLE, OH - The OCU Athletic Department has announced the latest hall of fame inductees for the class of 2014. Damon Baker and Mike Walters will be the newest members of the OCU Athletic Hall of Fame.
Mike Walters is a 1972 graduate of Ohio Christian University. As the very first athletic director and head coach at OCU, Coach Walters led the men's basketball team to 31 wins over three seasons while winning the very first NCCAA Regional Championship in 1982. Coach Walters coached the men's basketball team in the first three seasons of intercollegiate competition and coached the men's soccer team in their very first two seasons as well. Coach Walters helped lay the groundwork for a basketball program that would go 122-104 in the 1980's while also producing some of our finest alumni. Coach Walters is currently the Director of Ministerial Education at Houghton College in New York.
Damon Baker is a 1995 graduate of Ohio Christian University. Baker, while only playing two seasons at OCU, goes down in the record books as one of the most prolific scorers in school history. He scored 1,406 points in two seasons for OCU, being named an NCCAA All-American in both 1993 and 1994. His career scoring average of 26.5 points per game is still the top scoring average in school history. In 1994, under the direction of head coach Tom Amlin, he helped lead OCU to a 3rd place finish in the NCCAA IIA National Tournament. Up to that point, it was the best postseason finish for any OCU team. Baker currently leads Human Resources at the Defense Supply Center in Columbus, Ohio.
Walters and Baker will be the 11th and 12th inductees into the OCU Athletic Hall of Fame. To read more about the other previously inducted OCU Athletic Hall of Fame members, please click HERE.
The induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 26th at 3:00 PM in the Maxwell Leadership Center. Admission to the event is $7.00. Stadium-style food and drink will be provided for all guests.
A silent auction fundraiser will also be held during the festivities. All proceeds from the auction will directly benefit OCU Athletics. A listing of items for the auction will be posted in mid-April. Please call us today at 740.477.7769 if you have any questions about this special ceremony
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