Former College of the Ozarks Men’s Basketball standout Mike Wiebe was recognized by the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame for his outstanding contributions to the sport of basketball. Wiebe was presented with the Filbert Five Award during the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Sports Enthusiasts Basketball Tip-Off Luncheon held at the University Plaza in Springfield on Thursday, September 25th.
Wiebe, a 6’-6” forward from Branson, Missouri is one of the most decorated athletes in the College’s history. Wiebe played for the Bobcats from the 2010 season through 2013. In his four-year career, Wiebe helped lead the Bobcats to 81 wins, a Final Four berth in the 2011 NAIA Men’s National Championship, and an Elite 8 finish in 2013. Mike earned NAIA All-American honors three consecutive years, was named the 2009-10 Conference Freshman of the Year, the 2012 Midlands Conference player of the year. In addition, Wiebe set a single-season scoring record (797 points), most career free throws made (501), and is the Bobcats all-time scoring leader with 2,468 points. On November 2nd, 2013 the College recognized Wiebe’s contributions by officially retiring and displaying his #12 jersey in the Keeter Gymnasium.
Wiebe graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration: Marketing, and he is currently working at the College as an Adjunct Professor and Assistant to the NAIA Tournament Director.