Northern Oklahoma College sophomore Brandon Combs was awarded the Donald R. Hays Basketball Scholarship. Combs, son of Leroy Combs and Mary Levy, is an arts and science major from Oklahoma City. The scholarship award was established in 1991 by Eleanor Hays in memory of her husband Donald R. Hays, former University Preparatory School (UPS/NOC) and University of Oklahoma (OU) basketball player. This annual scholarship is awarded to the male sophomore basketball player who has attained the highest grade-point average during his freshman year at Northern.

The scholarship certificate was presented to Combs by NOC President Dr. Cheryl Evans, NOCF Executive Director and Vice President for Development & Community Relations Sheri Snyder, and Coach Jackson. Standing with them during the presentation were Brandon’s parents and Hays family representative Granvil Hays.

Snyder, Leroy Combs, Mary Levy, Hays family representative Granvil Hays, Dr. Evans, Brandon, and Coach Jackson.