CHICKASHA – The target remains on the USAO men’s soccer team’s back as they sit atop the Sooner Athletic Conference preseason poll.
In the poll, which conference coaches vote on, the Drovers were the unanimous pick for first, despite graduating some key players.
“We are very honored that our team is picked to finish so high in a conference as tough and loaded with quality programs and coaches as the SAC,” Head Coach Jimmy Hampton said. “It will be very tough to win the SAC, and we just hope to compete well.”
In establishing this scholarship, Ed and Aleta Walker Smalley felt they can help, in some small way, a young aspiring student who wants to go to college. Aleta says that OCW made a great impact on her life and she knows that USAO has done the same for so many of its students.
The Martha Shackleford Scholarship is presented to a junior or senior in the field of biological sciences. Criteria considered includes grades, attitude and originality.
Dr. Shackleford served on the faculty of the Oklahoma College for Women and the Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts from 1927-1971. She served as a professor of biology and chairman of the Science Department.
The Mary Russell Scholarship was established by home economics students, teachers and friends and was originally awarded to a home economics student. Since there is no longer a home economics program, the scholarship is award to a USAO student on the basis of need.