The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame on Friday announced its class of 2023 inductees.
The six new members are Dale Cook (mixed martial arts), Sandy Fisher (softball), Chris Lincoln (contributor), Brent Price (basketball), James Trapp (football), and Seymour Williams (contributor).
The induction ceremony is set for August 7 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.
Here’s a look at the recruits.
Nicknamed “Apollo,” Kwok started taekwondo when he was 15 before becoming a professional kickboxer in 1977. He finished with a 94-4-1 record in kickboxing and went 19-2-1 in kickboxing. Overall, he has won five world titles. Cook now owns the Apollo Martial Arts Karate Gym and Kickboxing Gym in his hometown of Tulsa.
She is the longest running coach in softball history at Oklahoma State. She coached the Cowgirls from 1978-2001, leading them to 15 Big Eight championships and a career-high 901 wins. Fisher was at the helm when the women’s college athletic programs transitioned from the Association of Women’s Intercollegiate Athletics to the NCAA. She has taken OSU to the AIAW Nationals or the NCAA Women’s College World Series nine times.
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After graduating from the University of Missouri and writing for the Columbia Daily Tribune, Lincoln became the sports director at KTUL TV in Tulsa, hosting shows for coaches at OU, Oklahoma State, Oral Roberts and Tulsa. He left the station in 1981 and co-founded Winner Communications, which became the largest independently owned sports production company in the country. Winnercomm was sold in 2006, and Lincoln returned to KTUL and worked there from 2007 to 2014.
The former Enid star played in the NBA from 1992-2002 after being selected by the Washington Bullets in the second round with the 32nd overall pick. A starting point guard, Price was a member of the Bullets, Houston Rockets, Vancouver Grizzlies, and Sacramento Kings. Price spent his first two years of college in South Carolina, then transferred to OU. He was a first-team All-Big Eight selection in 1992 and averaged 18.7 points and 6.2 assists per game for the Sooners. Price is the younger brother of four-time NBA All-Star Mark Price.
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Trapp attended Peloton High before graduating and headed to Clemson, where he was a star football and track player. Trapp was a 14-time ACC Champion and 10-time All-American runner-up in college. He was the 1992 national 200-meter indoor champion and soccer’s four-year letterman. 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 team that won the Super Bowl. His list of track honors includes the 200-meter title at the 1993 IAAF World Indoor Championships. He was also an alternate in the 4×100-meter relay team for Team USA at the 1992 Olympics.
Williams was posthumously inducted. Tulsa Booker T. Washington was the football, basketball and track coach during the apartheid era. In football, he led the Hornets to 19 state titles and 14 undefeated seasons in the Oklahoma Athletic Association. Taking office in 1920 and having a record of 290-23-11, he retired after 33 years. Williams has also helped the school’s basketball program to 13 state titles and five national championships. The track program has won six national titles under Williams.
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