Risenhoover inducted into NSU Athletics Hall of Fame

Former star Northeastern State golfer Brad Risenhoover of Stigler was inducted into the NSU Athletics Hall Of Fame on Feb. 23.

Risenhoover was a two-time All-America player for NSU during his career which spanned 2002-06. A former Class 3A champion at Stigler, where he currently resides, Risenhoover was a first-team All-American in his senior campaign in 2006, leading the Riverhawks into the top 10 of the NCAA Division II national rankings.

Risenhoover was the 2006 Long Star Conference Player of the Year and helped NSU to consecutive Lone Star Conferenced titles in 2005 and 2006. He still holds many of the scoring records at the school and helped the team to 16 titles in his career. His scoring average of 71.41 in 2006 is a school record, and he shot the NSU low round of 64.

As NSU golf coach Scott Varner points out, Risenhoover was a fantastic player and had a lot of help during his era from fellow Oklahoma teammates such as NSU Hall Of Famers Eric Moore, who is currently the golf coach at West Texas A & M and hails from Owasso and Levi Molini, who is the current three-time club champion at The Patriot in Owasso. Brad Fleetwood of Duncan, the current coach at Southwestern Oklahoma, Brian Ward, from Stillwater, and current director of golf at Crestview Country Club in Wichita, Kansas, and Joby Dutcher from Lawton, who currently lives and plays out of Indian Springs as a former club champion there, all contributed as well.

“Itt was my honor to coach and nominate Brad for this great accomplishment,” Varner said. “When I recruit kids, whether men or women, I tell them I expect them  to be amazing teammates, help us compete for championships, be a All American, and hopefully one day go into the Hall Of Fame. Well done Brad Risenhoover. One of my greatest joys in coaching is going from a mentor to having my former players evolve into lifelong friends. Brad is a perfect example of that joy.”

Also inducted were former women’s basketball coach Randy Gibson, former women’s basketball star Jasmine Webb and soccer player William “Bo” White.


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