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CHICKASHA – After 40 years dedicated to the university’s athletic programs and more than a decade as an athletic director, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma’s Brisco McPherson became the NAIA’s fourth member of the John McLendon Minority Athletics Administrators Hall of Fame.

The John McLendon Minority Scholarship Steering Committee unanimously selected McPherson as this year’s inductee, who was a long-time men’s...

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CHICKASHA – For its 12th year in a row, Drover soccer will be hosting the USAO Soccer Camp, a co-ed residential camp designed to provide intensive soccer training for overall player development.

The camp, set this year from July 13-15, will take place at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. As in years past, campers will stay on campus in dorm rooms under 24-hour adult supervision for the three-day camp and will train...

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CHICKASHA – Student-athletes at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma understand that the student-first aspect of their role as a student-athlete, which is why each commencement ceremony sees Drover athletes graduate on to bigger and better things.

In all, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma conferred 116 degrees in Friday’s two graduation ceremonies. Seventeen of those graduates have ties with Drover...

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CHICKASHA – The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma men’s and women’s soccer teams will be well represented in this summer’s National Premier Soccer League and Women’s Premier Soccer League Oklahoma City FC teams.

Both teams will be led by Drover coaches. Jimmy Hampton will coach the men’s team for the second year in a row while Alexis Vizarelis will coach the women.

Hampton said he thinks playing in the league is a great...

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CHICKASHA – Four men’s soccer players from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma were named All-Southwest Region by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Goalkeeper Bryan Byars, defender Scott Parkinson, midfielder Kalokwera Okot and forward Nicolas Alberto earned the honor. USAO was the only school with a player in each of the positions among all the regions.

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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, one-third of which were...

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CHICKASHA – Some players experience what is called the “sophomore slump,” a sluggish second year for a player competing college athletics. Liam Madden, however, did the exact opposite.

Madden, a sophomore on the men’s soccer team at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, had a breakout year — complete with an NAIA All-America Honorable Mention accolade.

“I am proud of the year Liam had,” USAO head coach Jimmy...

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CHICKASHA – Alex Rubio, a men’s soccer player for the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, has been twice recognized for his scholastic talent as well as performances on the field as a men’s soccer starter.

Rubio earned both the national honor for Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete and CoSIDA Academic All-District.

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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...

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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...