Two Drovers earn national academic honors

CHICKASHA – Two well-rounded Drover softball seniors were honored nationally this week for strong performances both on the field and in the classroom.

Center fielder Christina Wilson and right fielder Ashley Sanders were named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.

Ashley Sanders
Sanders, a physical education senior, completed her second season with the USAO softball team. She is out of eligibility to play, however, after playing two seasons of basketball at Blue Mountain Community College.

With the USAO softball program this season, she earned a fielding percentage of 0.960, playing right field much of the season.

Sanders maintained a 3.66 GPA in addition to playing softball. She will serve as Coach Jenn White’s graduate assistant next year.

She is from Saint David, Ariz., and is the daughter of Dane and Lola Sanders.

Christina Wilson
Wilson is a four-year Drover, who has collected 59 runs and 25 RBIs throughout her career at USAO. She comes in second in the university’s record book in most stolen bases in a season with 22 in 2011.

The centerfielder from Mustang graduated from USAO in April with degrees in both English and math. She also had a minor in liberal arts. Along with her tough softball schedule, Wilson maintained a GPA of 3.88.

Additionally, Wilson was named Outstanding Graduate for the Division of Science and Physical Education. She plans to pursue her MBA.

Wilson is the daughter of Steve and Karen Wilson.

Published: May 27, 2011