CHICKASHA – After leading the Drovers in points scored in their first two games, senior Krista Ford was named the first Sooner Athletic Conference Player of the Week for women’s basketball.
Ford, who joined the Drovers just this season from Sul Ross State University, had 27 points in the team’s opener against Southwestern Assemblies of God and 17 the following day against Friends University. The Drovers won both games.
CHICKASHA – USAO’s Athletic Hall of Fame more than doubled on Saturday as USAO inducted the entire 2002 NAIA Men’s Basketball National Championship team into its Athletic Hall of Fame.
“For me, it was important for the whole team because it’s always going to be a team effort,” said Brisco McPherson, head coach and athletic director. “To get there and not win it in 2001, and then come back the next year and win it is just a supreme effort by the entire team. I thought it was a special moment for all of them.”
CHICKASHA – Two Drovers recorded their best times in Saturday’s Sooner Athletic Conference Championship meet at Oklahoma Baptist.
In the meet, both Tabby Bailey and Katie Jones finished the five-kilometer race faster than they have all season. Bailey, who sat out injured in the previous race, finished in 21:30.60, 25 seconds fast than she did a month ago.
Jones cut just a second off of her previous record, which also was set a month ago. Her time was 24:30.