REMEMBER THE FOUR
On behalf of the entire Remember the Ten Run Steering Committee, our volunteers, supporters and participants, we are deeply saddened by the tragic death of Coach Kurt Budke, Coach Miranda Serna, Olin Branstetter and Paula Branstetter. Coaches Budke and Serna represented Oklahoma State University with class, humility and dignity. Each year the Remember the Ten Run provides support to University Counseling Services. This support helps enable them to provide grief counseling and materials to those on the OSU campus in need. We are humbled to know that those resources are being put to good use. We ask for your prayers and support for the counselors, their staff, and others who are providing support to the families.
Respectfully, Kerry Alexander, Becky Shipley, Jason Pogue
Kurt Budke was in his seventh season at OSU and had an all-time record of 112-83. Budke transformed a program that had a winless conference season in 2005-06 into a NCAA Sweet 16 participant just two years later. The Salina, KS native had a 465-130 record as a head coach. Budke is survived by his wife Shelley and three children: Sara, Alex and Brett.
Miranda Serna was in her seventh season as assistant coach for the Cowgirl Basketball team. A native of Guadalupita, NM, Serna was known as a tireless worker and an outstanding recruiter. She played basketball for Central Arizona College, Trinity Valley Community College and the University of Houston. She is survived by her parents and a sister.
Olin and Paula Branstetter
Olin and Paula Branstetter were long-time supporters of Oklahoma State University and provided an annual aviation scholarship. The couple met at OSU and were married on June 8, 1952. A successful businessman in Ponca City, Olin served in the Oklahoma State Senate from 1986-1990. They are survived by three sons and four grandchildren.