October 2013

Ovendale named SAC Player of the Week

Date Published: 
10/14/2013
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CHICKASHA – USAO’s Jade Ovendale was named Sooner Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after netting four goals in two games.

After scoring the USAO’s only goal in a home loss to John Brown on Tuesday, Ovendale scored a hat trick — with an assist — to lead the Drovers to their first conference win on the road at Saint Gregory’s.

In total, Ovendale has 10 goals and four assists on the season, leading the team in both categories. She also is responsible for both the Drovers’ game-winning goals for the season.

Morgan Jackson

Players Number: 
20
Class: 
Freshman
Major: 
Business
Hometown: 
Newburgh, N.Y.
Previous School: 
Newburgh Free Academy
Height: 
6'2
Position: 
G

High School: Jackson played for Newburgh Free Academy in New York before joining the Drovers. He also runs cross country for USAO.

Interesting Fact: Played the piano for seven years and can speak Hungarian fluently 

 

Greg Smith

Players Number: 
35
Class: 
Freshman
Major: 
Business
Hometown: 
Gold Coast, Australia
Previous School: 
Aquinas College
Height: 
6'6
Position: 
F

High School: Before USAO, Smith played for Aquinas College in Australia. There, he led the nation in rebounding at the U20 Men’s Australian National Championships in 2013. Also, he was a two-time Queensland State Player.

Interesting Fact: Is both Australian and a twin

Bashir Balarabe

Players Number: 
33
Class: 
Junior
Major: 
Political Science
Hometown: 
Katsina State, Nigeria
Previous School: 
Carl Albert State College
Height: 
6'6
Position: 
F

2013-14: Balarabe played in the Drovers’ first three games of the season before an injury benched him.

2012-13: Balarabe played forward one year at Carl Albert State College in Poteau.

High School: At Oak Ridge Military Academy, Balarabe was named Best Defensive Player in 2009-10 and helped his team to become Regional Champions the following year.

Interesting Fact: Likes going to places and meeting different kinds of people

David Tucker Jr.

Players Number: 
12
Class: 
Junior
Major: 
Physical Education
Hometown: 
Dallas, Texas
Previous School: 
Paris JC
Height: 
6'1
Position: 
G

2013-14: As a sophomore with the Drovers, Tucker played in every game and saw 26 starts on the season. Tucker was dangerous beyond the arc, sinking 56 long-range shots for a three-point percentage of .421 on the year. He led the team and came in 33rd in the NAIA in three-point field goal percentage. Also, he was second on the team in assists with 67. For the year, he scored 286 points and grabbed 86 rebounds. In a January contest against Southwestern Christian, Tucker had a season-high 22 points off seven field goals, five of which were three-pointers.

Brian Robertson Jr.

Players Number: 
23
Class: 
Sophomore
Major: 
Mathematics
Hometown: 
Oklahoma City
Previous School: 
Oklahoma State University
Height: 
6'3
Position: 
G

2013-14: Robertson attended Oklahoma State University for one year before transferring to USAO.

High School: Before college, Robertson played for Moore High School.

Interesting Fact: I was born in Okinawa, Japan

Donnie Brown

Players Number: 
05
Class: 
Senior
Major: 
Physical Education
Hometown: 
Plain Dealing, La.
Previous School: 
Bossier Parish CC
Height: 
6'
Position: 
G

2013-14: In his first season with the Drovers, Brown played in every game and started in half. He ended the season fourth on the team in three pointers made with 41 and in assists with 37. For the season, he collected more than 200 points and had 26 steals. One of his strongest games was a November contest against McPherson College, where he had a season-high 26 points off seven field goals and eight free throws.

2012-13: Brown attended school one year at LSU-Shreveport before transferring to USAO.

Markens Charles

Players Number: 
01
Class: 
Junior
Major: 
Business
Hometown: 
Newark, N.J.
Previous School: 
Ranger College
Height: 
5'11
Position: 
G

2013-14: Charles started in the Drovers’ first three games of the season before sustaining a season-ending injury.

2012-13: Charles played one season as point guard at Ranger College in Texas before USAO.

2011-12: Charles played one season at Lamar State.

Droverstock

Date: 
04/04/2013 - 10:00am

SAB: Movie Night

SAB Presents Warm Bodies
Davis Ampitheatre

Date: 
10/29/2013 - 8:30pm