Goodin honored with Jim Wade Award at OCU

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OKLAHOMA CITY  –  Oklahoma City University honored Hunter Marcum and Caroline Goodin as the 2015-16 Jim Wade Award winners, which go to the Stars’ male and female student-athletes of the year.

Goodin and Marcum were among several Stars recognized in the 11th annual Jim Wade Student-Athlete Awards on Wednesday at the Wanda L. Bass School of Music.
Jim Wade Award winners annually get chosen by OCU’s athletic department as those who best represent the Stars both on and off the field of competition and reflect the spirit of the award’s namesake, Gen. Jim Wade.

A senior baseball player from Purcell, Okla., Marcum has led OCU to atop the Sooner Athletic Conference and currently ranked 13th in the NAIA. Marcum has posted a 3.67 cumulative grade-point average. He has graduated with his bachelor’s degree and is pursuing a master’s degree in accounting.

Goodin, a junior women’s golfer from Oklahoma City, has spurred the Stars to two victories and the No. 5 national ranking this season. Goodin took her first collegiate individual crown while leading OCU to a program-record 30-shot margin of victory in the Claud Jacobs Invitational on Feb. 14-15, earning her second career SAC golfer of the week honor. Goodin maintains a 3.926 GPA majoring in accounting.

Wade is a former OCU baseball, basketball and football player and OCU Athletic Hall of Famer. Wade was a general in the U.S. Air Force who was decorated for service in the Korean War. OCU’s baseball field, athletic office suites and soccer press box bear his name.

Jim Wade Award Winners


2006 – Jeff McLaughlin, baseball
2007 – Kameron Gray, men’s basketball
2008 – Kameron Gray, men’s basketball
2009 – Brandon Hull, men’s soccer
2010 – Ben Bench, men’s golf
2011 – Chad Carman, baseball
2012 – Chad Carman, baseball
2013 – Charlton Jones, men’s basketball
2014 – Mark Anderson, men’s golf
2015 – Ryan Wright, baseball
2016 – Hunter Marcum, baseball


2006 – Randi Scheer, softball
2007 – Roxie Luegge, women’s rowing
2008 – Viola Beybeyah, women’s basketball
2009 – Mindy Crabaugh, softball
2010 – Jenni Gaby, softball
2011 – Brittany Tibbs, women’s soccer-softball
2012 – Emily Davis, women’s basketball
2013 – Lauren Gober, women’s basketball
2014 – Elia Folch, women’s golf; Beatrize Martinez, women’s wrestling
2015 – Emily Webster, women’s wrestling
2016 – Caroline Goodin, women’s golf

Team of character
2009 – Men’s and women’s rowing
2010 – Baseball
2011 – Women’s soccer
2012 – Cheerleading
2013 – Softball
2014 – Women’s golf
2015 – Softball
2016 – Softball
2015-16 Jim Wade Award nominees
Baseball: Hunter Marcum
Men’s basketball: Terence Bonhomme
Men’s cross country/track & field: Arya Bahreini
Men’s golf: Jett Johnson
Men’s rowing: Kaleb Bledsoe
Men’s soccer: Nic Rhodes
Men’s wrestling: Zach Skates
Women’s basketball: Catherine Kruschke
Women’s cheerleader: Karly Judkins
Women’s cross country: Sara Moore
Women’s golf: Caroline Goodin
Pom/dance: Alysson Johnson
Women’s rowing: Willa Pendley-Griffin
Women’s soccer: Britani Soesbee
Softball: Shelbi Legg
Women’s track and field: Michaela Werner
Volleyball: Holly Randall
Women’s wrestling: Rachel Young

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