Van Aswegan to join OCU Hall of Fame Saturday

OKLAHOMA CITY – Tyrone Van Aswegan, who is steadily moving up to become one of the top players on the PGA Tour, will be among the honored when Oklahoma City University inducts its latest Athletics Hall of Fame class at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Great Hall in the Tom & Brenda McDaniel University Center.

The 2017-18 OCU Athletics Hall of Fame inductees will include the 2001 Stars women’s soccer team which finished as national runner-up, all-American pitcher Jeff McLaughlin, Van Aswegen and late football standout Basil Wilkerson.

Online ticket orders are closed. If you wish to attend, call Toni Adams at (405) 208-5309 or e-mail tjadams@okcu.edu. Tickets to the ceremony cost $25.

Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, Van Aswegen became a three-time all-American while leading Oklahoma City to four national titles from 2000-04. On May 16, 2002, Van Aswegen took the individual national crown by one stroke with a 69-75-74–218 while leading the Stars to their second consecutive national championship in Palm Harbor, Fla. He posted a 72.88 career scoring average while setting an OCU career record with seven wins.

Van Aswegen earned $806,410 On the PGA TOUR in 2016-17. In his fifth year on the PGA TOUR, Van Aswegen has collected four top-10 finishes, one top-three finish, 16 top-25 showings and $2,616,332 in earnings through 109 starts.

In 2015-16, Van Aswegen entered the NAIA Hall of Fame. The Stars have 10 NAIA men’s golf championships won in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2016.

“Tyrone is very deserving of this honor,” OCU coach Kyle Blaser said. “He has been a big part of the OCU family and has represented us well. He has set the bar high for all the players who have come through our program. They all know can reach the highest level with work and determination.”


 

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