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Intramural Athletes of the Week: Jan. 12-19

Intramural Female Athlete of the Week

Name: Monique McKeever

Club: Gamma Rho

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Edmond, OK

Major: Business Administration and minor in Family Science

Sport: Basketball B Team


Tuesday, January 14, 2020: On the girls’ side of the bracket, basketball season kicked off with B team competition. In Gamma Rho’s first game of the season, McKeever played aggressively, scoring and defending well to give Gamma the 10 point win over the Freshmen, 20-10.

Q: What do you enjoy about playing intramurals?

A: “I enjoy intramurals because I get to continue playing the sports I love after high school in a fun and less stressful environment.”

Q: Why do you enjoy playing basketball?

A: “I love how fast paced basketball is, and how everyone on the court can contribute to the game. It is truly a team sport. In last week’s game, everyone contributed whether it was on offense, defense, or supporting the team.”

Q: What is your favorite memory from participating in intramurals with your club?

A:  “My favorite thing about playing intramurals with Gamma Rho is that you know you will always have people there to watch and support you. I loved how at the game last week during every timeout they were so loud and encouraging.”

Intramural Male Athlete of the Week

Name: Zabdiel Lopez-Pagan

Club: Delta Gamma Sigma

Year: Junior

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Major: Sports Management

Sport: Basketball A Team


Wednesday, January 15, 2020: In the second night of intramural basketball and the first night of A team competition, Delta Gamma Sigma played Kappa Sigma Tau. Delta, the reigning basketball champions, beat Kappa by 32 points, 65-33. Lopez-Pagan scored several exciting lay-ups and fast break opportunities to ignite the crowd and give Delta the strong victory. He finished with 17 points and five steals.

Q: What do you enjoy about playing intramurals?

A: “I like scoring on everyone that thinks they can guard me.”

Q: Why do you enjoy playing basketball?

A: “I grew up playing basketball and is one of the reasons I was introduced to Oklahoma Christian.”

Q: Why did you want to play basketball intramurals?

A: “I just want to make sure our basketball team goes for the ship.”

Intramural Athletes of the Week are chosen weekly by the Talon’s Sports Editor, based on performances throughout each week’s intramural games. To nominate an athlete, please email Morgan Boling at

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