ORU Inducts Three New Athletes Into 2015 Hall Of Fame

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 6:30 pm
By: News On 6

The University of Oral Roberts will be adding three athletes to its Hall of Fame in January of 2015. Jessica Kellogg of the women's soccer team, Pamela Ontiveros of the women's golf team, and Steve Bontrager of the men's basketball team will all be added to the list.

Kellog is only the second women's soccer player to receive the honor. She played for the Golden Eagles from 2002-2005. She was named Mid-Con Offensive Player of the Year in 2004. She also earned an Adidas All-Region Second team honor. During her ORU career she was named to the CoSIDA and ESPN Academic All-District second team.

Ontiveros golfed for ORU from 2004 to 2008. She is the first women's golfer from ORU to be inducted. Ontiveros was named the 2005 Newcomer of the Year. During her career at ORU she went on to win an individual conference championship in 2007. From her win stemmed First Team All-Conference honors. She was the first person from Oral Roberts to qualify for the NCAA Championship, after tying ninth overall in Central Regionals.

Bontrager played for the Golden Eagles during 1979-1981. He was a Street and Smith honorable mention All-American in 1981. To this day he still holds records at Oral Roberts. Bontrager holds the record for free throw shots made, with an .880 percentage. During his Golden Eagles career, he knocked down 103 of 117 from the line. His senior year he led ORU in scoring, averaging 16.3 points a game.

The former student-athletes will all be inducted into ORU's Athletic Hall of Fame January 24, 2015, at halftime during the ORU-South Dakota State men's basketball game. That game tips off at 7:00 p.m. in the Mabee Center.