The Braves Athletic Hall of Fame


About the Braves Athletic Hall of Fame

2014-2015 Officers

2017-2018 Officers

Lenny Scheufler, President
Steve Shelton, Vice-President
Dave Holtwick, Treasurer
Stan Bettin, Secretary
David Hale, Past President
Dave Owen, Scholarship Chairman


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.


2017 Inductee Class:

2017 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 Champions of Character Awards
  • Jim Smith Awards
Give online at by clicking “Make a Gift” and then Braves Athletics Hall of Fame.


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

John Boyd Martin

John Boyd Martin ’58, 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.