OKLAHOMA CITY - Ted Ledbetter of Oklahoma City University has been chosen for induction into the NAIA Hall of Fame in 2012-13.
Ledbetter became 2004 NAIA baseball player of the year among many other accomplishments while playing for the Stars from 2003-04.
"It's a great honor for him and the OCU baseball program," said OCU coach Denney Crabaugh, the Stars' first NAIA Hall of Famer. "He is truly one of the best who has ever worn our uniform. It is well deserved and I'm very proud to have had him in our program."
In 2004, Ledbetter hit .504 with 20 home runs and 90 RBIs for the Stars. He also produced 84 runs scored, 117 hits, 26 doubles, seven stolen bases and a .976 fielding percentage. Ledbetter became Sooner Athletic Conference and NAIA Region VI player of the year, first-team all-SAC, all-NAIA Region VI and first-team all-American. He set OCU's single-season record for batting average while tying the single-season record for hits.
Ledbetter spearheaded the Stars to a 73-7 record, setting the NAIA baseball single-season record for wins, SAC title, NAIA Region VI crown, NAIA Mid-South Super Regional championship and a runner-up finish in the NAIA World Series. He was a part of an NAIA scholar team that carried a team grade-point average of 3.30. He became an NAIA scholar-athlete award winner and first-team CoSIDA academic all-American.
As a junior, Ledbetter posted a .456 average, 72 runs, 109 hits, 23 doubles, eight homers, 61 RBIs. He collected first-team all-SAC, first-team all-region and second-team all-American accolades. OCU went 62-9 with the SAC championship, region title, super regional crown and a national runner-up finish. The Stars took an NAIA scholar team award with a 3.36 GPA.
He finished as a two-time all-American, all-conference, all-region performer and NAIA scholar-athlete while setting OCU's career batting average mark with a .479 average. His career numbers were 156 runs, 226 hits, 49 doubles, 28 homers and 151 RBIs.
The Florida Marlins selected Ledbetter in the 23rd round of the 2004 Major League Baseball First-Year Baseball Player Draft with the 698th pick.
Ledbetter came to OCU after spending his sophomore year at Oklahoma State. He played his freshman year at Kansas.
In high school, Ledbetter became an Oklahoman all-city choice and Sunbelt Classic selection while leading Putnam City West to the Class 6A state tournament semifinals.
Ledbetter and his wife Anne reside in Boulder, Colo., with their daughter Lucy. Ledbetter serves as the director of development for the University of Colorado Buff Club.