CHICKASHA – After going undefeated in the Sooner Athletic Conference in 2012 and returning every starter, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Drovers were the undisputed top pick in the SAC preseason coaches poll released this week.
It is the fourth year in a row the Drovers were picked to win the conference title.
“It is an honor any time the SAC coaches feel like our program has a chance to be good,” head...
CHICKASHA- Whether for fitness, weight loss or the challenge, running is a part of every athlete’s life. Inspired by the medical challenges facing the infant daughter of a dear friend, USAO’s Scott Parkinson hopes to turn running into something personal that can transform her life.
Parkinson, a soccer senior at USAO and Chickasha High School’s boys soccer coach, is running Sunday’s Oklahoma City Memorial Half-Marathon to help raise...
CHICKASHA – Already a double All-America First Team player, junior Scott Parkinson can add a second national scholar-athlete award to his trophy case.
Parkinson, a junior defender for the Drovers, recently was named a National Soccer Coaches Association of America 2012 Scholar All-America First Team recipient for his performances in the classroom and on the field.
CHICKASHA – In his first year of eligibility for the award, USAO junior Scott Parkinson was named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete.
He is one of 15 players in the state to be named to the list, which is complete with 315 players nationwide. Players must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 and be at least a junior to qualify.
Parkinson, a physical education junior, has a cumulative GPA of 3.56.
MONTGOMERY, ALA. – On a rainy morning in Montgomery, Ala., the USAO Drovers suffered their first loss of the season and ended their tournament hopes as they fell to Belhaven University 2-1.
“We wanted to go all the way, of course we did. But value the journey … we value the opportunity to play on the stage,” Coach Jimmy Hampton said to his players after the game. “The experience is what matters -- that you got the opportunity to do it...
MONTGOMERY, ALA. – Leaving Thanksgiving morning to make the long trip to Montgomery, Ala., the Drovers are eager to get on the field to play in the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship second round game.
“Attitude of boys is very good,” USAO head coach Jimmy Hampton said. “They are prepped and ready to play. We’ve been training very hard last four days. The boys ready to go.”