September 2012

Alumni gift, hard work transform habitat

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September-10-2012
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New signage marks the entrance to the USAO Habitat Area, which has been recently overhauled to better serve the campus and community’s educational needs. More information about public programs using the Habitat can be obtained by calling 574-1313.

It is a place that has been many things to many people.

The Lodge. The Campus Farm. The original site donated for what would become the Oklahoma College for Women.

More recently though, it been transformed by the hard work of a number of USAO professors, students and organizations along with the generosity of alumni into something brand new— the USAO Habitat Area.

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Women earn first victory, win 4-1 over Lyon

Date Published: 
09/08/2012
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CHICKASHA – The Drover women grabbed their first win of the season with a 4-1 rout over Lyon College on Saturday morning at Drover Pitch on USAO’s campus.

The Drovers got off to a quick lead when freshman Daisy Simms found senior Erin Coggan for a first goal just 10 minutes into the game.

About 15 minutes later, freshman Britani Soesbee grabbed her third goal of the season off an assist by Megan Wilkerson to increase the USAO lead.

No. 3 Drovers tie Lyon after 110 minutes

Date Published: 
09/08/2012
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CHICKASHA – Despite a tough battle for 110 minutes on Saturday afternoon, the Drovers found themselves earning their second tie of the season as the game against Lyon College ended scoreless after two overtime periods.

While they got 17 shots off during the game, the Drovers (2-0-2) struggled to net the ball while defending their own goal nearly flawlessly.

The Drovers, who are ranked third nationally, outshot the Lyon Scots 17-10 throughout the game and had four shots on goal compared to Lyon’s one shot on goal.

Drover women face tough competition at UCO

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09/08/2012
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CHICKASHA – Against stiff competition, the Drover women raced in the UCO Land Run on Saturday morning to open the first season back for women’s cross country at USAO.

Nearly 70 participants raced in the five-kilometer race.

Leading the Drovers was Brittni Kent with a time of 21:22.47. Kent, a junior from Sapulpa, rushed back after the meet to play in the Drover women’s soccer game, also Saturday morning.

Drover men open the season at UCO

Date Published: 
09/08/2012
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CHICKASHA – The Drover men’s cross country season made its debut for USAO after more than 15 years in hibernation with four runners competing in the UCO Land Run on Saturday morning.

The meet consisted of a six-kilometer dash. There were 59 runners in attendance.

Freshman Jeffrey Poolaw, from Anadarko, scored USAO’s best time at 24:54.18. Less than a minute behind him was Kieran Brennan, a junior from England, who posted a time of 25:36.83.

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Bachelor of Science in Natural Science

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