November 2013

A perfect weekend for the Drovers

Date Published: 
11/30/2013
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CHICKASHA – The University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma used their offensive power to make a perfect weekend at the Saint Gregory’s Turkey Classic. 

The Drovers (3-4) go into Sooner Athletic Conference play after an 89-84 win against No. 24 Our Lady of the Lake on Saturday afternoon in Shawnee.

Drovers grab first win of the weekend

Date Published: 
11/29/2013
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CHICKASHA– The Drovers started off a weekend at the Saint Gregory’s Turkey Classic with a 86-81 win over McPherson College on Friday evening.

The University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma (2-4) will return to the court on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. against No. 24 Our Lady of the Lake.

With four players in double figures for the Drovers, it was USAO’s game from the time they took the lead with 17 minutes left in the second half. The team built up a 15-point lead and the defense kept a hold on the game by keeping the Bulldogs to 38 percent shooting in the half.

USAO’s Crow named national Scholar-Athlete

Date Published: 
11/26/2013
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CHICKASHA – USAO’s own Matthew Crow, of the men’s cross country team, was named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete for the second year in a row.

Crow, a biology senior with a 4.0 grade point average, has been a member of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma’s men’s cross country team both seasons the program has been in existence.

“Matthew Crow as a student-athlete is an example of how hard work pays off in the long run,” USAO’s head coach Leandra Johnson said.

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Drovers give valiant effort in exhibition match

Date Published: 
11/25/2013
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CHICKASHA– The Drovers went into the exhibition match looking for a win against the University of Central Oklahoma Bronchos on Monday evening. Even with the valiant effort given during the whole game, USAO drops the match 75-76.

With it being a regular season game for UCO, the Drovers (1-4) held the lead for the majority of the game before the Bronchos grabbed the lead for good at the 6:21 mark in second half.

Drovers have five players in double figures

Date Published: 
11/25/2013
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CHICKASHA– The Drovers despite having five players scoring in double digits ended with an 80-62 loss at the hands of Langston University on Saturday evening.

The University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma (1-2 was led by true freshman Kylie Parker, who had 15 points and on the strength of 4-for-14 shooting. Three of those shots came from behind the three-point line.

Parkinson named NAIA Champion of Character

Date Published: 
11/24/2013
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MARSHALL, Mo. – Scott Parkinson joins an exclusive list of USAO players named to be NAIA Champions of Character.

Parkinson, a senior defender on the men’s soccer team, was presented with his award at the Champions of Character banquet on Friday night at Missouri Valley College.

“He’s a leader in the locker room, on the field, in the classroom and in the community,” USAO head coach Jimmy Hampton said. “Sometimes you have to rein him in, but that’s a good quality in a guy.”

Drovers’ season ends in double overtime

Date Published: 
11/23/2013
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MARSHALL, Mo. – The Vikings snapped an 11-game winning streak for the Drovers in a double overtime battle that literally went down to the final seconds in the 2013 NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship Opening Round on Saturday night.

The No. 11 University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (15-5) fell to No. 20 Missouri Valley College (13-4-4) 2-1 in the second overtime with 13.2 seconds remaining on the clock. It was USAO’s fifth straight trip to the Opening Round.

USAO men prepare for the Vikings

Date Published: 
11/22/2013
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MARSHALL, Mo. – The Drovers have been here before -- they know what to expect and they know what is expected. Most importantly, they know the stakes are high.

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma men’s soccer team prepares for the fifth straight NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship Opening Round in a location now familiar to the team – Marshall, Mo.

The No. 11 Drovers (15-4) made the 500-mile trip to (20) Missouri Valley College (12-4-4) the Opening Round. Game time is set for 4 p.m. Saturday.