The Oklahoma State fans were treated to a pretty good year on the defensive end of many sports. Here at CRFF we have picked three Cowboys who played amazingly on the defensive side of the ball in their respective sport. The voting begins once this is posted until July 4, 2015. Get to voting, fans and may the best Cowboy win.
This one doesn't and shouldn't come as a surprise. Ogbah exploded onto the screen while picking up 11 sacks in his sophomore campaign after only having four in his freshman year. While picking up a team high number in sacks, he also picked up the Big 12 defensive lineman of the year, the first Cowboy to do so. Ogbah was top 25 in the nation in tackles for loss per game and sacks per game. During the offseason Ogbah has been predicted as a first round pick, something Cowboy fans haven't seen in a few years. He is also a major reason for the predictions of a much stronger defense in 2015.
Sometimes, stats don't do all the talking, but they can still do a lot of it. Green played left field and catcher for the Cowboy baseball team, his impact showing positively throughout the year. He ended the season with a .997 fielding average with 268 putouts, 24 assists and helped the pitching staff throughout the year cut through opposing offenses like butter. Defense not enough? Green was the only Cowboy to play in every game this year.
Cobbins returned after missing much of the 2013-14 season with a fire. Although the basketball team wasn't the greatest, his defense helped them win enough games to get into the NCAA Tournament. Cobbins picked up 122 defensive rebounds (No. 9 in Big 12) and blocked 53 shots (No. 2 in Big 12). Hickey could be a candidate for this award but Cobbins shows up in two of the three defensive categories the Big 12 has in its stat sheet while Hickey was only in one. Cobbins finished his career with the Cowboys this spring but is continuing his basketball career in Oklahoma with the Thunder and will play for a roster spot this summer in Orlando.
Medina may have been ninth in the league in goals against average but she was also second in saves (96), fifth in shutouts (six), and fourth in save percentage (.787). Medina helped the Cowgirls out a lot this season, especially during the teams six game winning streak where she allowed only two goals. She allowed only eight goals in conference play, helping the team secure a 5-2-1 conference record.