August 2012

Parent Orientation

Station 82

Date: 
08/25/2012 - 10:30am

In the Saddle — Coach Jimmy Hampton

Date Published: 
08/23/2012
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CHICKASHA – Two weeks before classes begin, USAO soccer players stepped foot on campus and have been focusing on fitness and tactical work in daily workouts to prepare for the big opening of the 2012 season.

“The kids have worked very hard for the last 10 or 12 days, and we’ll continue to work hard,” Head Coach Jimmy Hampton said. “The kids are excited to be here and they have a good attitude.”

Hampton said the Drover women looked good in preseason games, partially because the strong leaders who have emerged.

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USAO LUAU

Alumni House

Date: 
08/24/2012 - 10:00pm

COSTA RICA 2013

Published: 
August-23-2012
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The natural treasures of Cahuita are just one of many sights that travellers will experiences on a trip to Costa Rica organized by the University of Science and Arts. For more information, call 405-574-1207.

Armed with a new educational travel program and an exciting destination, Dr. Brenda Brown’s enthusiasm about next year’s trip to Costa Rica is infectious.

Jeffrey Poolaw

Class: 
Junior
Major: 
History Education
Hometown: 
Anadarko, Okla.
Previous School: 
Anadarko High School
Height: 
5'3

2013: Poolaw battled an injury in the 2013 season, slowing his time a bit. His fastest time of the year was in the NAIA Mid-States Classic in late October. He finished in 32:18.03.

2012: As a true freshman on USAO’s first cross country team after rebirth, Poolaw was one of USAO’s fastest runners. He set a personal record in the final race of the season — the SAC Championship — finishing the 8K in 30:10.

High School: Poolaw was named All-State in 2012 while running for Anadarko High School.

Kyle Garretson

Class: 
Freshman
Major: 
Undecided
Hometown: 
Choctaw, Okla.
Previous School: 
Choctaw HS
Height: 
5'7

High School: Before USAO, Garretson attended Choctaw High School.

Interesting Fact: Owns a hedgehog

Deborah Park

Class: 
Junior
Major: 
Business/Economics
Hometown: 
Enid, Okla.
Previous School: 
Oklahoma Bible Academy
Height: 
5'3

2013: As a sophomore, Park was the Drovers’ fastest runner. Her best race — a personal record — was in the NAIA Mid-States Classic, where she finished her five-kilometer race in 20:57.21, good for second in school history. She has competed in every race for the Drovers both seasons.

2012: Park came out to become one of the Drovers’ top runners as a freshman. She ran her fastest 5K in late October, finishing in 21:38. For that race, she sits at fifth in the USAO records.

Charity Trammell

Class: 
Freshman
Major: 
Physical Education
Hometown: 
Chickasha, Okla.
Previous School: 
Pauls Valley HS
Height: 
5'2

High School: At Pauls Valley High School, Trammell helped her team becomes two-time regional champions in track and field and two-time State Qualifiers in cross country. Trammell is set to be the USAO Women’s Basketball Manager as well this season.

Interesting Fact: Likes horseback ridign

Manager Brittney DeWitt

Class: 
Senior
Major: 
Sociology/Math
Hometown: 
Tuttle, Okla.
Previous School: 
Tuttle High School
Height: 
5'6

2013: DeWitt competed in four races before her knee injury ended her season.

2012: DeWitt competed in two races early in the season before sustaining a knee injury. Her fastest time was in the first race, finishing the 5-kilometer race in 26:21.

High School: At Tuttle High School, DeWitt was named 2012 State Academic Champion for 4A schools.

Interesting Fact: Does not like "thanksgiving" food.

Advice to Freshmen: Get involved and meet others!