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
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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.

Jahseth Lloyd

Players Number: 
15
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Class: 
Senior
Hometown: 
Brooklyn, NY
Previous School: 
Hill College
Height: 
6'7
Position: 
F

2012-13: Lloyd came out as one of USAO’s starters in his first season with the Drovers, seeing significant game time in each game of the season. He led the team in total rebounds with 185 and blocks with 32. For the season, he scored 211 points off of 80 field goals. He had a season-high 17 points  and season-high 13 rebounds against Baker College. That was one of two teams Lloyd recorded a double-double. The other game was in a game against Texas Wesleyan. He ranked in the Top 30 in the NAIA in blocks per game with a 1.19 average.

Chris Ryan

Players Number: 
25
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Class: 
Sophomore
Hometown: 
Dickson, Okla.
Previous School: 
Dickson HS
Height: 
6'5
Position: 
F

2012-13: Coming off the bench where he had been manager for a season, Ryan played in three games. His lone field goal came in a win over Lubbock Christian in January. It is the only shot Ryan took for the season. He had a rebound against Saint Gregory’s as well.

2011-12: Ryan served as a manager for the Drovers for one season before deciding to play for the team.

High School: At Dickson High School, Ryan was named to All-Conference and to the All-Tournament Team. He averaged 13 points, 13 rebounds and one block per game.

Ahmir Bailey

Players Number: 
RS
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Class: 
Junior
Hometown: 
Bayonne, NJ
Previous School: 
West Hills Community College
Height: 
6'6
Position: 
F

2012-13: Redshirt

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

High School: While in high school in New Jersey, Bailey was named Hudson County Honorable Mention.

Major: Physical Education

Advice to Freshman: Never give up on anything in life.

Kennis White

Players Number: 
10
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Class: 
Senior
Hometown: 
South Bend, Ind.
Previous School: 
West Hills College
Height: 
6'4
Position: 
G

2012-13: White played in most of the games in his first season at USAO. He scored 103 points and had 81 rebounds on the season. He had a season-high nine rebounds in back-to-back conference games against Oklahoma Baptist and Saint Gregory’s and a season-high 12 points in a conference game against Wayland Baptist.

2010-12: White played guard for two seasons at West Hills College in Coalinga, Calif. There, he was named All-Conference First Team and to the All-Freshman team.

Cameron King

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

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.

High School: While at Lewisville High School in Texas, King was named All-District Second Team. He averaged 13 points per game in high school. He also was named Most Reliable.

Major: Business