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March 30, 2013

Three former athletes to join Duncan Sports Hall of Fame

DUNCAN — An all-American football player, an all-state basketball player and an All-Big 8 Conference tennis player are the three new inductees into the Duncan Public Schools Sports Hall of Fame.

At 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, former Demon football player Robert Greenhaw will join ex-Lady Demons cager Tina Oller Valentine and ex-DHS tennis player Mark Geurkink as inductees at the 2013 All-Sports Assembly in the DHS auditorium.

The induction ceremony is one of the first activities at the All-Sports Assembly and the public is invited. There will also be a come-and-go reception for the three new Hall of Fame members hosted by the DHS athletic department and Hall of Fame selection committee from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Stephens County Museum in Fuqua Park.

A 1954 graduate of DHS, Greenhaw was a three-sport letterman, but football was his forte. A two-way starter, was named to The Oklahoman’s All State Football team and The Banner’s All-Southern Oklahoma Football team, before capping his prep career as one of the captains for the West team in the 1954 All-America High School Football Classic.

Greenhaw went on to become a three-year starting lineman at Oklahoma State University, before entering coaching in Enid in 1960. He coached at several levels in Enid Public Schools, including head football coach at EHS, then served as athletic director 1975-92.

Oller Valentine is believed to be the first Duncan female basketball player to be named to the Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association All-State team. A three-year starter for the Lady Demons, she was The Duncan Banner’s Area Player of the Year following her senior season in 1985.

Averaging 24.1 points per game as a shooting forward in six-man basketball, Oller Valentine was the only senior starter for a 1985 Lady Demons club she helped lead to the area tournament consolation bracket finals and a 17-9 overall record. She was also a standout track athlete.

A 1976 Duncan graduate, Geurkink played in an era Oklahoma had only one class of tennis. He was a four-year starter in No. 1 singles for the Demons. As a sophomore in the state tournament, he reached the No. 1 singles quarterfinal. As a junior and senior, Geurkink advanced to the state semifinals.

One of the top players in the United States Tennis Association’s Missouri Valley quadrant in summer tennis, Geurkink was named to the Oklahoma Tennis Coaches Association All-State team as a senior and became what’s believed to be the only Duncan tennis player to play at the NCAA Divl. I level.

Geurkink spent four years playing at the University of Oklahoma, lettering each year and serving as the Sooners’ captain as a senior.

He earned All-Big 8 status as a junior, playing on OU’s conference champion No. 3 doubles team.

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