Mike Daniel [Baseball '14]
Mike Daniel, who had an outstanding athletic career at Weatherford High School, signed with Connors State in 1987, where he continued to distinguish himself both on and off the diamond.
During his two years at Connors, where he was the Cowboys’ catcher, he was an All-Region selection, named NJCAA Academic All-American for two years and an NJCAA All-American for two seasons for his play on the diamond.
Daniel led the NJCAA in home runs in 1988 and in RBIs in both the 1988 and 1989 seasons.
Daniel is fourth on the all-time CSC batting average at .497 in a season, with 92 hits in a season, 21 doubles, and 26 home runs. For his career, Daniel had 177 RBIs and 164 hits and is tied as the Cowboys career home run leader with 41.
Following graduation from Connors he was drafted in the 24th round by the Toronto Blue Jays but elected to attend Oklahoma State University, where he continued to have an outstanding career. He was inducted in the OSU Hall of Fame in 1994.
Daniel led the Cowboys to two Big Eight Conference Championships and a regional championship en route to a national runner-up finish at the College World Series in 1990. Daniel was named second-team All-America in 1990 by the American Baseball Coaches Association and Baseball America.
Daniel and his wife Kathryn live in Bixby with their three children, Breydon, Barrett and Brynn.