Edwards, Howell III to be inducted into OSU Hall of Honor

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STILLWATER – The 2024 Oklahoma State University Athletics Hall of Honor class has been selected and includes two golfers, David Edwards and Charles Howell III.

The class includes Lauren Bay (softball),  Edwards (men’s golf), Ross Flood (wrestling),  Howell III (men’s golf), James Wadley (men’s tennis), Brandon Weeden (football) and the 1965 men’s track and field relay team of Dave Perry, John Perry, Jim Metcalf and Tom Von Ruden will be inducted as part of a ceremony on Friday, September 20.

They join 77 existing members of the OSU Athletics Hall of Honor.

The selection process began with a screening committee of OSU Athletics coaches and staff members that narrowed the list of eligible candidates to approximately 50. That list was taken to a selection committee of people affiliated with but not employed by OSU Athletics. The selection committee voted for the final honorees.

David Edwards, Men’s Golf, 1975-78
Top honors: 1978 NCAA individual medalist … Three-time All-American … Two-time NCAA team champion … Four PGA Tour wins. Edwards was inducted into the Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame in 2021.

Additional information: A first-team All-American in 1977 and 1978 … Became the third Cowboy to capture the NCAA individual title, winning the event in 1978 … That same year, he helped OSU to a 17-shot victory and the program’s third national championship, making him the first Cowboy to claim medalist honors while leading his team to the national championship … A starter for OSU’s first NCAA title team under head coach Mike Holder in 1976 … Recorded three individual victories during his collegiate career … Won four times on the PGA Tour and once on the PGA Tour Champions circuit … Accumulated more than $4.7 million in career earnings on the PGA Tour.

Charles Howell III, men’s golf, 1998-2000
Top honors: 2000 NCAA individual medalist and team champion … Three-time All-American … Two-time first team All-American … 2000 Haskins Award and Jack Nicklaus Award … Three PGA Tour wins … One LIV Golf win … Two-time Presidents Cup.

Additional information: First-team All-American in 1999 and 2000 … Third-team All-American in 1998 … Earned a pair of national player of the year honors in 2000, bringing home both the Jack Nicklaus Award and the Fred Haskins Award … Captured the 2000 NCAA individual title in record-setting fashion with a 23-under-par total of 265 … Helped the Cowboys capture their ninth national championship that same year … Won the Big 12 individual title in 2000 … Helped OSU to Big 12 team crowns in 1998 and 2000… 2000 Big 12 Athlete of the Year … Won five times overall during his collegiate career … Internationally, he competed at the Arnold Palmer Cup in 1998 and was a member of the U.S. Presidents Cup in 2003 and 2007 … Has three PGA Tour wins and one LIV Golf victory to his credit … 2001 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year … Has accumulated more than $41 million in PGA Tour career earnings.


 

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