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CHICKASHA – As both the men’s and women’s basketball seasons at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma open up this Friday night, the Drover head coaches are preparing for a solid season.


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CHICKASHA – The 2014-15 women’s basketball team at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma has spent the last few weeks molding as a team in preparation for the Drovers’ season opener on Friday.

“We are excited about the upcoming season. We have been battling several early season injuries but should have everyone back within the next couple weeks,” said Jennifer Hayden, USAO head...

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CHICKASHA – Each year as Chickasha gets colder, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma begins to go mad in anticipation for Drover basketball season and the school’s annual pep rally, Drover Madness.

Always the week of the season opener, Madness is set for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the USAO Fieldhouse. The event is free and open to the public.

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CHICKASHA – The Drovers are looking to prove to be one of the Sooner Athletic Conference’s leading contenders after starting the season low in preseason coaches’ poll released Monday.

“We don't really put much emphasis on pre-season rankings,” said Jennifer Hayden, head women’s basketball coach at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. “We have a good team. We were voted to finish ninth but I expect better than that from us...

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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– After their second straight Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament berth, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma nets 12 new women’s basketball players.

Along with the 12 new recruits, the Drovers will have three players returning to round out the roster for the team. The returners are Brooke Worcester, Ndeye Ngom and Agota Jozan. Both Ngom and Jozan will be returning after sitting out last season due to injures.

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CHICKASHA – Area girls will get their opportunity to improve their basketball skills in Jennifer Hayden’s Basketball Camp this July.

The camp, which runs from July 7 through July 11, offers three-and-a-half hours of daily basketball training focused on improving overall skills. It will take place at the USAO Fieldhouse on the campus of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

During each day, USAO coaches and...

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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 – 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.