World Championships medalist Jura Levy to be inducted into OBU Hall of Fame next month

By August 26, 2021

World Championship medalist Jura Levy was among four individuals to be inducted into the Oklahoma Baptist Hall of Fame on September 17, Oklahoma Baptist University Athletics Department on Monday.

One of the most decorated student-athletes in OBU history, Levy was a three-time MVP winning 10 individual national titles during her time at OBU and includes three NAIA titles in the 60 and 200 meters, and two titles in the 200, as well as two in the 100 meters where she owns the NAIA record.

She also claimed an additional five national championships as a member of the OBU relay team, with three coming in the 4x400 and two in the 4x100.

Levy, who attended OBU from 2011-2014, holds OBU records in five different events and is also a Drake Relays record holder as part of the spring medley relay.

Following her OBU career, Levy won a silver medal as a member of Jamaica’s 4x100m relay teams at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea as well as a bronze medal at the 2017 World Championships in London.

Levy, who will now be among 138 members of the OBU's Hall of Fame, was thrilled at the announcement.

"I’m excited. This is a big accomplishment for me," she said.

"I’m just happy to get this award while I’m still alive. It is a big deal, I was excited to receive the news from Coach (Ford) Mastin, who was just as excited as I was because he knew I deserve it. To see that my hard work is recognized and being rewarded for it is one of the greatest feelings."

Middle-distance runner Travis Hinton, benefactor Tom Lowder and basketball player Robbie Powell will also be inducted as members of the 2021 class, OBU said.

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