December 2011

In the Saddle — Assistant Coach Alexis Vizarelis

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CHICKASHA – Reflecting back on a record-breaking season from both the men’s and women’s teams, Assistant Coach Alexis Vizarelis gives credit to the players and the rest of the coaching staff.

“Unbelievable. If you’d asked me at the start of the year if we would have had a season we did, it would have been hard pushed to say we would have on,” he said. “I think that they showed what we’re capable, what we demand from them every year. This year they actually showed they could do it. And we’re very proud of them.”

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Drovers finish season in rankings

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CHICKASHA – For the first time in school history, both USAO soccer teams rank in the final Top 25 poll.

The men top out at eighth, seven spots higher than they started the season.

The final ranking comes to the program after a repeat NAIA Quarterfinal appearance in the National Tournament. The Drovers were downed by top-seeded Hastings College.

The men end the season 18-5, topping the record books with most wins in a season.

USAO is the only Sooner Athletic Conference school and one of only two schools in the state to be listed in the Top 25.

Three Drovers named to elite All-American list

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CHICKASHA – After two stellar runs in the Sooner Athletic Conference and national tournament appearances on both the women’s and men’s side, three USAO soccer players were named NAIA All-Americans this week.

Earning All-America Third Team honors were mid-fielder Niall Crick and defender Scott Parkinson. Calli Cooper earned All-America Honorable Mention.

Crick and Parkinson are two of only three Sooner Athletic Conference players — and the only two in the state — to earn All-American honors. Cooper is one of three conference players to be named All-American.

Concert: Consumed by Fire w/ special guest Jonathan Black

Free concert- Consumed by Fire with opening act Jonathan Black.

Sponsored by BCM.

Te Ata Memorial Auditorium

01/23/2012 - 7:00pm

Hunt named Player of the Week

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CHICKASHA – After collecting 54 points and 21 rebounds in two games last week, Kyle Hunt was named Sooner Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.

Hunt, a 6-foot-10 forward, had a career-high 36 points and a career-high 16 rebounds in a conference win over Mid-America Christian on Saturday. It was his second double double of the season. He went 13-for-17 from the field and made 10 of his 12 free throws. He also had six blocks and three assists.

High school art contest registrations due Feb. 22

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“Tools of the Trade” won Best of Show during 2011’s Innovation art competition. The photograph was the work of Alexis Allen of Alva High School. Registration for this year's competition is open to all Oklahoma high school junior and senior artists.

Cash prizes, public exhibition and multiple awards are up for grabs to the winners of this year’s Innovations art competition at the University of Science and Arts. Registration for high school artists is Feb. 22.

Hunt leads Drovers to conference win

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CHICKASHA – Senior Kyle Hunt led the Drovers to a first conference win on Saturday against Mid-America Christian in a home battle.

Grabbing his second double double of the season, Hunt scored a whopping 36 points and had 16 rebounds in the 95-89 win over the Evangels. He led the team in both categories after going 13 for 17 from the field and scoring 10 of his 12 free throws.

Also scoring the double digits were Norris Rumph, who had 20 points, and Phillip Harris, who ended the game with 11.

Drovers fall to conference foe

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CHICKASHA -- Despite a late rally, the Drover women didn't find success in their second SAC game of the season and fell 69-56.

In the last five minutes of the game, the Drovers closed the gap by 10 points but could not overcome the Evangels.

Sophomore Paige Pulliam was the Drovers leading scorer with 18 points in the game. Alaria Waddle had another 14 for the Drovers.

USAO falls to 2-5 overall and 0-2 in conference play. The Drovers take on Southern Nazarene in their next game at 2 p.m. Saturday at home.

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