The Oklahoma Eagle’s reporter Fred Jones spoke with Jen Saab National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Director of Communications of the NAIA in Kansas City, Missouri yesterday. This is the official statement that has been sent out regarding the eligibility of the St. Gregory’s current student/athletes.
St. Gregory’s University (Shawnee, Okla.) announced on November 8, 2017, that it will suspend operations at the end of the 2017 fall semester. All athletics will cease immediately.
Effective November 9, NAIA coaches may contact St. Gregory’s student-athletes to initiate a conversation about transferring. The NAIA bylaws regarding notification will be waived pursuant to a statement issued by St. Gregory’s University.
No special provisions for seasons of competition or terms of attendance apply in this situation.
Student-athletes who participated in the fall sports season will be charged a season of competition. For any winter or spring sports that may have already begun competition, as long as the sport has completed less than half its regular schedule, student-athletes will not be charged a season of competition.
St. Gregory’s student-athletes are free to transfer without having to sit out the required 16-week residency period if they transfer by December 2018. These students must meet all other eligibility requirements in order to be able to compete.
The Sooner Athletic Conference has waived its standard inter-conference transfer regulations for student-athletes who transfer within the conference, meaning there are no transfer restrictions for St. Gregory’s student who transfer to another Sooner school. Please contact Sooner Athletic Conference Commissioner Stan Wagnon at email@example.com if you have further questions.
2017 St. Gregory’s Women’s Basketball Roster
|2||Sutv Meely||SR||G||5-4||Tecumseh, Okla||Seminole State College|
|3||Kelsie Howgard||SR||G/F||5-10||Menifee, Calif.||Perris High School|
|4||Randi Thompson||JR||G||5-8||Duke, Okla||Western Oklahoma State College|
|5||Taylor Hooks||JR||G||5-7||Oklahoma City, Okla.||Ranger Community College|
|11||Alyssa Crase||JR||FOR||5-10||Greenwood, AR||Connors State College|
|2||Deshawnta Lyday||JR||FOR||6-4||Tulsa, Okla||Connors State College|
|13||Joette Fernander||SR||G||5-7||Nassau, Bahamas||St. Augustine’s College|
|14||Megan Krug||JR||G||5-7||Edmond, Okla||Mount St. Mary High School|
|15||Lauren Godbold||SO||G||5-8||Grand Prairie, Texas||Mansfield Timberview|
|21||Ciara Asberry||JR||G||5-2||Tulsa, Okla.||Western Oklahoma State College|
|22||CheBria Porter||SO||G||5-9||Houston, Texas||Spring Woods High School|
|23||Ashley Bettis||JR||G/F||5-10||Houston, Texas||Stephen F. Austin State University|
|24||Karley English||SO||G/F||5-8||Little Axe, Okla||Little Axe High School|
|31||Marlee Harvey||SO||F||6-2||Lookeba, Okla||Lookeba-Sickles HIgh School|
|32||Swaranga Fernando||JR||F||6-0||Colombo, Sri Lanka||LSU-Eunice|
2017 St. Gregory’s Men’s Basketball Roster
|0||Matthew Johnson||FR||G||5-9||160||Oklahoma City, Okla.||Centennial High School|
|1||Kamron Dunn||SO||G||6-0||165||Tulsa, Okla.||Victory Christian High School|
|2||James Bickers||JR||G||6-1||195||Tulsa, Okla.||Tulsa NOAH|
|3||Todd Smith||JR||6-2||198||Chicago, IL||Prairie State College|
|4||Malik Barnett||SR||G||6-3||170||Midwest City, Okla.||Murray State College|
|5||Luka Belamaric||FR||6-0||160||Samobor, Croatia||North American University|
|10||Kilder Gonzalez||SR||G||6-2||200||Maracaibo, Venezuela||West Kentucky Community College|
|11||Pablo Bianchi||SR||G||6-4||210||Jundiai, Brazil||West Kentucky Community College|
|12||Gianpaolo Riccio||JR||6-4||Avellino, Italy||Arendell Parrott Academy|
|14||Jaquan Dupree||SR||6-4||195||Orangeburg||Fort Miller High School|
|15||Carlos Slaughter||FR||6-4||190||Shawnee, Okla.||Harrah High School|
|20||Michael Maras||SR||G||6-3||200||Tulsa, Okla.||University of Central Arkansas|
|30||Jace Killman||FR||155||Oklahoma City, Okla.||Destiny Christian High School|
|32||Patrick Utin||SO||F||6-7||215||Oklahoma City, Okla.||Deer Creek High School|
|34||Djordje Beronja||JR||6-7||280||Novigrad, Croatia||Eastern Florida|
|Daniel Axton||FR||5-10||180||Shawnee, Okla.||Tecumseh High School|
|Caleb Eden||FR||6-1||200||Harrah, Okla.||Harrah High School|
|Jovan Elezovic||JR||6-5||216||Belgrade, Serbia||Eastern Wyoming College|
|Brendan Hatfield||SO||6-3||185||Oologah, Okla.||Edison High School|
|Anthony Jackson||SO||G||6-1||195||Oklahoma City, Okla.||Northwest Classen High School|
|Brendon Johnson||SR||G||6-2||180||Seminole, Okla.||Varnum High School|
|Devion Lacour||FR||6-1||170||Oklahoma City, Okla.||Oklahoma Centennial High School|
|Chase McMillan||FR||6-1||165||Norman, Okla.||Mount St. Mary High School|
|Alexander Pham||SO||G||5-11||185||Arlington, Texas||Nolan Catholic High School|
|Eddie Santos||SO||G||5-10||140||Angels Camp, Calif.||Bret Harte High School|
|Kobe Smith||FR||6-1||185||Shawnee, Okla.||Earlsboro High School|
|Bryce Sossamon||JR||6-1||150||Benton, AR||Harmony Grove High School|
|Colbie Woodberry||SO||6-4||180||Midwest City, Okla.||Macomb High School|