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Oklahoma's 100 Greatest Athletes
Oklahomans have a long history of success in sports, beginning with Jim Thorpe's domination of the 1912 Olympic Games. After statehood, Oklahoma produced national stars in baseball, football, and basketball, and Oklahoma A & M was the first college to win back-to-back NCAA basketball championships. In the last half of the twentieth century, Oklahomans have won world and Olympic championships in a variety of sports, including wrestling, gymnastics, softball, and rodeo.