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CHICKASHA – Adding to her ever-growing list of accolades, senior women’s basketball star Paige Pulliam was chosen as this year’s recipient of the exclusive Bill and Pat Smith Scholar-Athlete Award.

The award, which is given to up to two USAO senior athletes each year, is presented to a student who best embodies the concept of a student-athlete and upholds high ideals in scholarship, citizenship and athletic competition. Pulliam...

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CHICKASHA – For the second year in a row, Drover senior Paige Pulliam was named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete, an honor awarded to players with standout abilities in the classroom as in their sport.

Pulliam, a senior guard at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, is one of 128 players nationwide and one of just five in the state of Oklahoma to earn this honor in women’s basketball this year.

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CHICKASHA – The women’s basketball season wrapped up for the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma during Sooner Athletic Conference post-season action in one of the most exciting games of the tournament.

The Drovers found themselves down by three in overtime when senior Paige Pulliam hit a buzzer beating three pointer to send the team into double overtime.

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SHAWNEE – It was a heartbreaking end to the season for the Drover women, who dropped to the Southwestern Christian Eagles in a double overtime game on Wednesday in the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament play in round.

While the Drovers (5-19) played a strong game, Paige Pulliam came out as the shining star, scoring a career-high 33 points to make it into the 1,000-Point Club, an exclusive achievement that now three Drover women have...

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CHICKASHA – Drover seniors Paige Pulliam and Rashelle Carr were named All-Conference Honorable Mention for the 2013-14 season, the Sooner Athletic Conference released on Monday.

“We are happy for Rashelle and Paige,” Head Coach Jennifer Hayden said. “It is a nice honor for them.”

The players will be honored with their awards before their first SAC Tournament game at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oklahoma Baptist.


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CHICKASHA – The ninth-seeded Drovers are scheduled to take on the eighth-seeded Southwestern Christian Eagles in the play in game of the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

"Southwestern Christian is a good match up for us," Head Coach Jennifer Hayden said. "We are similar in many areas, so it will be a good game."

The tournament, which runs March 5-8 at Oklahoma Baptist, is single-elimination style,...

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CHICKASHA – The final buzzer of the regular season has sounded for the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma women’s basketball team.

It was a tough night for the Drovers (5-18, 4-16), who have played in three other games since last Thursday. The No. 22 Wayland Baptist Flying Queens took the game with a final of 96-44.

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CHICKASHA – The Drovers struggled to get a rhythm on Tuesday evening in their Senior Night game against Texas Wesleyan.

It was USAO’s last home game of the season, Senior Night, and the Drovers honored their four seniors: Brittany Elkins, Rashelle Carr, Amber Chaney and Paige Pulliam.

In Tuesday’s game, the Lady Rams (14-14, 9-10) topped the Drovers (5-17, 4-15) with a final of 98-40.

Both Chaney and...

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CHICKASHA – The Southwestern Christian Eagles overcame an early deficit to pull ahead of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Saturday afternoon’s conference match up.

It was the tale of two halves for the Drovers (5-16, 4-14), who led by as much as 10 points early and had the 37-33 advantage going into halftime. But the Lady Eagles (9-17, 7-11) came out strong after the break to claim their first — and final — lead of the...

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The first half was a good half for the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (5-15, 4-13), but a hot shooting No. 6 Oklahoma City University (18-3,  led to the 102-61 with for the Stars.

In the first half of action, the Drovers shot an impressive 48 percent to go into the locker room down by nine to the highly-ranked team. The Stars, however, heated up in the final 20 minutes to lengthen their lead.