Ottawa University


Fight Song


O’er the stands of shining yellow
OU’s banners fly;
Cheer on cheer like volley’d thunder
Echoes to the sky.
See, the OU tide is turning,
Gaining more and more.
Then fight, fight, fight,
For we win tonight:
OU forever more.

2021-2024 Officers

Dave Holtwick, President
Tony Porter, Vice-President
Lindsey Wannamaker, Treasurer
Brad Peery, Secretary

Steve Shelton, Past President

Dave Owen & Stan Bettin, Scholarship Co-Chairmen

2021 Inductee Class:

  • Brittany Broyles ’07
  • Richard (Dick) Maack ’59
  • Paul Wheaton ’52
  • Birch Roybal ’06
  • Corkie Hedlund
  • Kevin Eichner ’73‚Äč

2021 BAHOF Induction Banquet Program


Nominate a friend or graduate!

Do you know an Ottawa University graduate or friend who should be recognized for their athletic contributions to Ottawa University?

Nominate an OU graduate or friend to become a member of the Braves Athletic Hall of Fame.

Download award criteria and nomination form here.

About The Braves Athletic Hall of Fame:

You are invited to support the work of the Braves Athletic Hall of Fame in providing scholarships and motivational events for students.

Ottawa University student-athletes are exceptional young people. We encourage your participation in any of the following funds as described throughout this program.

The BAHOF Fund provides speakers, picnics, murals, and these scholarships:

  • BAHOF Scholarships
  • Boucek Scholarships
  • Peters Scholarships
  • Frear Scholarships
  • Pyle Scholarships
  • Geise NAIA Champions of Character Scholarships
  • Jim Smith Awards
  • Kurt Barbour Scholarshps
  • Albert "Butch" Lewis Scholarships
  • Dick Meiers Memorial Athletic Scholarships
  • Bettin Family BAHOF Scholarships

Give online at www.ottawa.edu/alumni

Artwork for the Braves Athletics Hall of Fame Plaques, by John Boyd Martin

John Boyd Martin

John Boyd Martin, son of former Ottawa University President Andrew B. Martin, has established himself as one of the most accomplished portrait artists in the country.

A graduate of the University of Kansas School of Fine Arts, Martin has received more than 150 local and national awards for his creativity and talent. In his long and distinguished list of commissions, Martin’s work has crossed many professions and includes professional sports greats like Arnold Palmer, Bob Cousy, Len Dawson, and Joe DiMaggio. His talent has also touched the business, educational and political arenas with many notable commissions.

Martin’s artwork has been featured on programs for various sporting events, including five World Series, four all-star games, and an NBA all-star game. He has also done many art prints and posters, including the 1993 Ryder Cup Team for the PGA. In addition, Martin continues to do work for various organizations on an annual basis, including the Ottawa University Braves Athletic Hall of Fame, Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame, and the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame.