Coach Binam named to Summit League Hall of Fame

posted Jul 15, 2017, 5:57 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jul 15, 2017, 6:06 AM ]
Lady Bruins basketball coach Krista Binam has been named a charter member of the Hall of Fame of the Summit League from her stint as a standout basketball player at Oral Roberts University from 1996-2002.

One of the most decorated women’s basketball players in the league's history, Krista Ragan-Binam, was the first to earn three Player of the Year honors. She began her career by winning both the Newcomer of the Year and Tournament MVP award as a freshman while leading Oral Roberts to its first NCAA Tournament appearance. As a sophomore, Ragan began her run of three consecutive league Player of the Year honors, while earning a second career Tournament MVP honor in 2001. A first team all-league performer each of her four seasons, Ragan ended her college career as the league’s all-time leading scorer and the first to surpass the 2,000-point plateau. She played in the WNBA before embarking on a high school coaching career, and is now coaching the Lady Bruins in Bartlesville.

Congratulations to Coach Binam, and thank you for sharing your talents with our players!

The Summit League

Celebrating its 35th season of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at nine institutions, including four located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced eight NCAA Champions, and over 80 Academic All-Americans, 75 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level.

Krista Binam, Summit League Hall of Famer
Coach Binam with her Hall of Fame plaque

Krista Ragan-Binam's Hall of Fame Plaque
Summit League Hall of Fame Plaque for Krista Ragan-Binam

Ragan-Binam playing at ORU
Krista Ragan-Binam from when she was playing at Oral Roberts University