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CHICKASHA – One of the big milestones of a college athlete’s career is to win a championship in their sports, but the more important milestone is graduating with a degree.

All-in-all the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma has 22 athletes who will be finishing up their collegiate career with a degree in their respective fields.

USAO conferred 72 degrees in Friday evening’s fall 2013 ceremony, two-thirds of which were...

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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...

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CHICKASHA– The second season for Drover men’s cross country came to an end at the Sooner Athletic Conference meet on Saturday morning and runners saw personal records in the race.

Since the final meet only having three University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma runners, the Drovers didn’t qualify for a team score.

Head Coach Leandra Johnson anticipated this season would be tough with injuries but was happy to see the...

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CHICKASHA – Nearing an end to the Drovers second season of cross country, freshman Elias Poolaw said the team, riddled with injuries, is just taking it one step at a time.

“The season’s been going good,” he said. “We’ve been taking it a meet at a time, and just taking it here and there.”

In Poolaw’s most recent race, he set a personal best, beating out his previous 8-kilometer time by just seconds. He said the reason had...

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CHICKASHA – Even though the Drover men were only three strong, they each had a great meet personally on Saturday afternoon at the NAIA Mid-States Classic in Winfield, Kan., setting career and season records.

Since only three runners competed for USAO, they did not qualify for a team score.

Matthew Crow, who ran in 2012-13 but joined the Drovers this year mid-season, set a career best by finishing the 8-kilometer race in 30:28.31...

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CHICKASHA – The men’s cross country team came out at the OBU Invitational on Saturday, to build on the momentum they got at the previous meet in the OSU Cowboy Jamboree.

The Drovers did just that by having all members beating their previous 8-kilometer time of the season.

The Drovers placed three runners at the race, which doesn’t qualify them for a team score, as a team must have five runners to receive team points.

The...

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CHICKASHA – In their first 8-kilometer race of the season, the Drover men came out looking to tackle a hilly course against stiff competition, racing among 153 competitors at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree on Saturday in Stillwater.

The Drovers, who have now completed three races this season, ran a 4-mile and a 6-kilometer race this season. The Jamboree was their first 8-kilometer, which translates to nearly five miles. The race attracts...

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BETHANY – The Drovers came in to their second meet to improve on their times from the previous meet and they did just that on Saturday morning at the OCU Fall Classic.

With each runner improving on the first meet’s time, it was first time runner for the Drovers Robert Dupoint, who had the best for the team in Saturdays 6-kilometer race.

Dupoint came in with a time of 21:55.38, which was good enough for a sixth place finish at...

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CHICKASHA – In just its second season, the cross country team at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is looking to continue to improve and build on last year’s performance.

“One of the biggest goals is just to be better than we were last year. We are still trying to build, and we are still trying to get strong runners in so we can really begin competing,” said Leandra Johnson, men’s and women’s cross country head coach...

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CHICKASHA – Heading into their first meet of the 2013 season, Coach Leandra Johnson and the Drover cross country teams are ready to represent the university in the sport in its second year.

“I think the season is going to be alright. We’ve been practicing for about a week now,” Johnson said. “I think we will get better. We are going to be a little better than we did last year and that’s going to be our goal each year is to get...