SHAWNEE – Oklahoma Baptist may still be transitioning into full membership in the NCAA, but its participation in the NCAA Division II Make-A-Wish campaign is fully on board.

Oklahoma Baptist contributed $8,649.20 to the Make-A-Wish program, which fulfills wishes of children facing dire medical conditions. That contribution ranks seventh in NCAA Division II.

“Reaching the top 10 in the Make-A-Wish campaign during our first year in the NCAA is a great source of pride for the University,” said OBU Athletic Director Robert Davenport.” We're thrilled that our teams and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee could make a difference in the lives of children facing life-threatening medical conditions.”

OBU is the lone Great American Conference member and only Oklahoma Division II school in the top 10.

NCAA Division II members raised more than $600,000 in 2016, bringing its 13-year total over $4.7 million.

Oklahoma Baptist is in its third, and possibly final, year of transition to full membership in the NCAA.