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Carter Wade pitching

Ouachita baseball's Carter Wade on playing college sports: "It doesn't matter what division you are in"

May 27, 2021

In choosing a college to further his education and baseball career, Carter Wade, a senior accounting major from Little Rock, Ark., first decided to attend a Division I university. After a year of playing baseball at another Arkansas university, Wade said knew he was meant to attend Ouachita.

Tyler Riebock

From the "Ouachitonian": Tyler Reibock

May 24, 2021

With dozens of NCAA Division I athletes getting an invitation into the Coastal Plain League, standout Tiger baseball third baseman Tyler Riebock, a junior biology major from Rockwall, Texas, had the opportunity to spend his summer playing against top competition.

Claire and friends

From someone who's been there: Consider Ouachita even if you don't know anyone

May 21, 2021

Being from Midlothian, Texas (a suburb of Dallas), most of my classmates had their sights set on large, nearby state schools. I couldn’t muster the same excitement they had about attending schools with such huge student populations. I wanted to be known by my professors, not just some number or a face in an auditorium full of students.

Meagan North on the field

Memories on and off the field: What Ouachita women's soccer has given me

April 21, 2021

Ouachita has given me so much, but my favorite thing it has given me is soccer. As a little girl, I dreamt of playing college sports. I saw pictures of college-age soccer players and how athletic and intimidating they looked, and I really wanted to be that. Ouachita gave me that opportunity.

Claire Phillips and Ouachita women's tennis

Double duty: How I've juggled tennis and a double major without forfeiting my grades

March 17, 2021

When I came to Ouachita in the fall of 2017, I was a tennis player majoring in business administration/marketing who had no idea what I wanted to do with my time here. I just knew I needed a major and figured that a business degree could be applied almost anywhere once I graduated. If anyone had asked me what I wanted to do when I graduated, I would have looked at them like a deer in the headlights.

Ouachita Tiger football

Tiger athletes dig in despite COVID-19 challenges

March 08, 2021

The sports world has been no stranger to the impact of COVID-19. Seasons have been postponed, shortened and canceled. Teams have been forced to alter the way they prepare and what they even prepare for. Athletes, coaches and entire teams have been quarantined. An ever-changing understanding of an invisible opponent has led to frustration both for those who just want to play and coach the games they love and for the diehard fans left with empty spaces in their hearts and their weekends.

Ouachita Sports Digital Network student videos men's basketball game

Ouachita Sports Digital Network airs first broadcasts from new production trailer

February 19, 2021

A team of nine Ouachita Baptist University students in the Ouachita Sports Digital Network (OSDN) recorded and produced their first series of broadcasts the weekend of Jan. 23-24 from a new production trailer, providing coverage of Tiger swimming and basketball events to fans after a 10-month pause on Ouachita and overall NCAA Division II athletic events due to COVID-19.

Tiger For Life Podcast

Tiger for Life Podcast: Julio Pruitt ('09) Tiger Tales, Dolphin Debriefs and Life in the NFL & Beyond

November 16, 2020

Julio Pruitt ('09) finished his 4-season career with the Ouachita Tigers with 171 catches for 2,406 career yards – a school record at that time. Later, Julio was signed by the Miami Dolphins and joined their practice squad and before being promoted to the team’s active roster, where he played for three seasons. New on the Tiger For Life Podcast, Julio shares about finishing his degree this fall with Ouachita Online, his favorite football memories and his plans to return to Newport, Ark., to invest in youth in his hometown.

Julio Pruitt and family

Julio Pruitt: Former NFL player harnesses work ethic to finish Ouachita degree

November 06, 2020

When it came time for Julio Pruitt to graduate high school, he knew he was headed to Ouachita to focus on football, a decision that would later lead him to the opportunity to be among the top 1% of football players in the nation.

Tiger For Life Podcast

Tiger for Life Podcast: James "Bearcat" Reynolds ('71), From Tiger touchdowns to death row chaplaincy

July 06, 2020

On this episode of the Tiger For Life podcast, James "Bearcat" Reynolds ('71) shares memories from his time on campus as the first Black member of the Ouachita football team and reflections from his more than two decades of chaplaincy, including years of ministry on death row.