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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...

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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...

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CHICKASHA – The Drovers travel to Missouri Valley to compete in their fifth straight NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship Opening Round, according to pairings released by the NAIA on Monday afternoon.

Ranked No. 11 in the nation, the Drovers (15-4) take on the No. 20 Vikings (12-4-4) on Saturday in Marshall, Mo. Game time is set for 4 p.m.

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CHICKASHA – After 90 minutes of Thursday’s battle, the Drovers could be seen huddled together singing out cheers in celebration of a Sooner Athletic Conference Championship and another trip to nationals.

The No. 17 University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (15-4) defeated the Saint Gregory’s Cavaliers 2-0 in the SAC Championship on Thursday afternoon at Drover Pitch. It was USAO’s 11th victory in a row.

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CHICKASHA – After a disappointing start for the Drover men, the team rallied together and created a dominating force, winning 10 in a row and setting themselves in a position to earn another trip to the NAIA National Championship tournament.

“We started off not particularly fantastic coming in 4-4,” senior defender Phil Pryor said. “We won the last 10 games … Now, we are in our conference final, which is great, and this is back...

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CHICKASHA – The No. 24 Drovers secured their place in the Sooner Athletic Conference Championship with a 3-0 shutout over Northwood University on Monday afternoon at Drover Pitch in Chickasha.

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (14-4, 9-1) will face the winner of Monday night’s game between Saint Gregory’s and Texas Wesleyan. The SAC Championship game is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at USAO.