Inductee Details

Claude Cochran

Graduation Year: 1921
Induction Class of 1998
Sports: Tennis, Football, Basketball, Track
Claude Cochran
Cochran lettered in football (1917, 1919-20), basketball (1917-21), tennis (1918-1921), and track (1918-20).

On the football field, Cochran helped the Braves to three year record of 5-15-3. OU did not field a team in 1918 due to World War I. He earned First Team All-KIAC honors in 1919 as an offensive lineman.

As a member of the OU men’s basketball team, Cochran was a three-time Second Team All-KIAC selection (1917-18, 1919-20, 1920-21). He helped lead the Braves to a four year record of 53-18 and to three KIAC Championships. Cochran also led OU to the Southwest Patriotic Tournament Championship in 1917-18 that was held in the Convention Hall in Kansas City, Mo. As a sophomore, Cochran was named team captain.

On the track, Cochran earned All-Conference honors in 1919. He was the conference champion in the 100 Yard Dash and the 440 Yard Dash. Cochran also earned All-Conference honors in the pole vault. He was named captain his senior season.

On the tennis court, Cochran was a four-time OU tennis champion. Competing against other colleges in 1921, Cochran won the Kansas State Singles Championship. He defeated Schoenfeldt of Baker University 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.