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ORU selects four for Athletic Hall of Fame

The Oral Roberts University Athletic Department is proud to announce the addition of four former Golden Eagles to the school's Athletic Hall of Fame. Former student-athletes Tim Gill (men's basketball), Jeff Stallings (baseball) and Prince Mumba (men's track & field) join former women's basketball coach Debbie Yow to form this year's class.

Gill, Stallings and Mumba will be in attendance for the Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, to be held on Jan. 28, 2012 during halftime of the ORU men's basketball game against UMKC. Yow will be inducted during the 2013 ceremony.

Gill wore the blue and gold from 1994-98 and ended his career as the fifth-highest scorer in program history, with 1,959 points. Gill was a key factor in ORU's rise from a struggling independent program to a Mid-Continent Conference heavyweight, as he led the team to a 21-7 record and an NIT berth as a junior. A deadly outside shooter, Gill hit 48.5 percent of his three-point attempts in 1997-98 en route to earning a first team All-Conference nod, and his 333 career three-pointers are an ORU Division I Era record.

Stallings was a Golden Eagles from 1997-2000 and earned first team All-America honors in 1999. He was also honored as Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Year that season after batting .417 with seven home runs, 42 RBI, 49 stolen bases and a conference-record 81 runs. Stallings holds ORU's single-game records for hits, total bases and stolen bases and the school career record for runs scored. He led ORU to Mid-Con titles and NCAA Regional appearances in 1998, 1999 and 2000.

Mumba ran from 2002-06 and was named as one of the Summit League's Top-30 Distinguished Contributors in 2011. He was the 2004-05 Conference Indoor Athlete of the Year and the 2004 Outdoor Athlete of the Year. Mumba won ten conference championships in six different events over his four-year career, and he still holds the Summit League record in the 4x400m relay event. A five-time NCAA Qualifier in the 800m run, Mumba earned both indoor and outdoor All-American honors in 2005-06 in addition to an All-American nod in 2004.

Yow spent two seasons as the head coach of the ORU women's basketball team and led the club to their most successful season ever, a 26-1 mark in 1982-83. Yow's squad won their first 25 games that season and earned a third-place finish in the WNIT. During Yow's tenure, ORU earned four victories over Tulsa, three over Oklahoma and three over Oklahoma State. Currently the Director of Athletics at North Carolina State University, Yow was recognized by Street & Smith's Sports Business Journal as one of the "20 Most Influential Individuals in Intercollegiate Sports".

For more information on the 2012 ORU Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony or the 2012 Hall of Fame inductees, contact Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations Blake Freeland at (918) 495-7181.