October 2012

New Year's Day Holiday

Date: 
01/01/2013

The Te Ata Statue Project

The Te Ata Statue Project
In August of 2012, USAO President John Feaver commissioned a committee with representatives from statewide arts organizations, the Chickasaw Nation, the donors and various university groups to select an artist and oversee the project.

The statue is to be located on the USAO campus, in front of Troutt Hall, making it prominently visible to campus residents and visitors alike.

Addo’s hat trick gives Drovers another conference win

Date Published: 
10/09/2012
sports image: Linda Addo

CHICKASHA – Linda Addo scored her second hat trick of the season on the way to a USAO win over Mid-America Christian on Tuesday afternoon at Drover Pitch.

Addo had her hand in all four goals for the Drovers in the game. After being part of a double assist to Megan Wilkerson in the team’s first goal, Addo went on to score three in a row in the second half. Vanessa Yates is credited with the other assist in the first goal.

Drovers slide by Mid-America Christian, move to 3

Date Published: 
10/09/2012
sports image

CHICKASHA – A late goal for the Drovers gave them the victory in a Tuesday afternoon conference game against Mid-America Christian.

Freshman Stephen Owusu knocked he ball in off an assist by Nicolas Alberto with just 15 minutes remaining in the game.

Up to that point, the Drovers had 10 shots on goal without finding the net. Overall, the Drovers outshot the Evangels 30-8.

During the game, the most recent NAIA Men’s Soccer poll was released, putting the Drovers third. It is the highest ranking the program has received.

Kunitz credits coaching success to time in Chickasha

Date Published: 
10/08/2012
sports image: David Kunitz

CHICKASHA – Even though he only played for USAO one year, Dave Kunitz’ relationship with the university extended nearly a decade and still remains an important part of his life.

Kunitz, a member of USAO’s first men’s soccer team in 1998, is the head coach for the United States Deaf Men’s National Soccer Team. Additionally, he is a full time coach with Andromeda Football Club in Dallas and one of the leaders of Development Academy.

Jayden Conover

Players Number: 
15
Class: 
Freshman
Major: 
Business
Hometown: 
Piedmont, Okla.
Previous School: 
Piedmont High School
Height: 
6'6
Position: 
F

High School: Conover played at Piedmont High School in Oklahoma and Sickles High School in Florida. At Sickles, he helped his team become two-time district champions.

Interesting Fact: Has lived in six states, including Florida and attended the same high school as John Henson (Bucks).

Brendan Chapman

Players Number: 
25
Class: 
Sophomore
Major: 
Business
Hometown: 
Baytown, Texas
Previous School: 
Eastfield College
Height: 
6'4
Position: 
F

2013-14: Chapman played one season at Eastfield College in Dallas before transferring to USAO.

High School: At Goose Creek Memorial High School in Texas, Chapman was named First Team All-District.

Interesting fact: Is the tallest person in his family 

Ahmir Bailey

Players Number: 
11
Class: 
Senior
Major: 
Physical Education
Hometown: 
Bayonne, N.J.
Previous School: 
West Hills College
Height: 
6'6
Position: 
F

2013-14: Bailey played in each of USAO’s first seven games before sustaining an injury that put him out the rest of the season. He had a season-high 16 points in his final game against Our Lady of the Lake. Also in that game, he had seven rebounds and an assist.

2012-13: Redshirt

2010-12: Bailey spent two seasons playing guard and forward at West Hills College in Coalinga, California. There, he was named All-Defensive First Team.

Jerry Coriolan

Players Number: 
02
Class: 
Senior
Major: 
Business/Economics
Hometown: 
West Orange, N.J.
Previous School: 
Faulkner University
Height: 
6'6
Position: 
F

2013-14: Coriolan played one season at Faulkner College.

2012-13: Coriolan played guard for a season at Ranger College, where he earned Academic All-American honors.

2011-12: Out of high school, Coriolan played at Wabash Valley College one season.

High School: Coriolan was named All-District First Team and All-County Essex.

Interesting Fact: His nickname is "Smooth"

Cameron King

Players Number: 
03
Class: 
Junior
Major: 
Business
Hometown: 
Lewisville, Texas
Previous School: 
Lewisville HS
Height: 
6'3
Position: 
G

2013-14: In his sophomore season, King competed in every game for the Drovers. He came in fifth on the team in field goal percentage, sinking 44.3 percent of his shots on the season for more than 100 points. He ended the season with 43 rebounds, 24 assists and 11 steals.

2012-13: King saw appearances in seven games in his freshman season at USAO. He had field goals in games against Saint Gregory’s, Northwood and Northwestern OSU. He also had his lone assist against Saint Gregory’s and a rebound in a win over Mid-America Christian.