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.
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.
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.
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.