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CHICKASHA – With the tight turn around between a lazy summer and college soccer season, the Drover men and women have been battling through tough workouts and preseason matches to prepare for game one.

Workouts were sometimes twice or three times a day so the teams would be ready to compete just two weeks after checking in, head coach Jimmy Hampton said.

“We look OK. You squeeze a lot, a lot, of stuff in in a very short amount...

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CHICKASHA – Strong upperclassmen and talented newcomers could lead to a record-breaking year out of the Drover women’s soccer team as the 2014 campaign unfolds.

“This is the best talent we’ve had in the 16 years of the program,” Hampton said. “I want us to win a Sooner Athletic Conference title and to go to national tournament to compete for a national championship.”

The 2014 team has nine upperclassmen and 14...

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CHICKASHA – The Drovers are picked to finish in the middle of the pack in the Sooner Athletic Conference, according to the Preseason Coaches Poll released this week.

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is expected to finish fifth of 10 SAC schools after receiving mostly top-middle range votes with two third-place votes, three fourth-place votes and two fifth-place votes.

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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 – For its 12th year in a row, Drover soccer will be hosting the USAO Soccer Camp, a co-ed residential camp designed to provide intensive soccer training for overall player development.

The camp, set this year from July 13-15, will take place at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. As in years past, campers will stay on campus in dorm rooms under 24-hour adult supervision for the three-day camp and will train...

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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 – The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma men’s and women’s soccer teams will be well represented in this summer’s National Premier Soccer League and Women’s Premier Soccer League Oklahoma City FC teams.

Both teams will be led by Drover coaches. Jimmy Hampton will coach the men’s team for the second year in a row while Alexis Vizarelis will coach the women.

Hampton said he thinks playing in the league is a great...

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CHICKASHA–With signing day passed the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma women’s soccer team brought in seven new players, five of whom are from the state of Oklahoma.

The Drovers have some key parts coming back into the fold for the next season, and head coach Jimmy Hampton believes the recruits will be a factor as freshmen.

“Overall, this class is one of the best we have signed at USAO,” Hampton said. “They compliment...

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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 – Drover forward Linda Addo earned a national honor for her focus both academically and athletically as she was named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete.

Addo, a junior from Tema, Ghana, was one of 507 students nationwide and one of just 15 in the state of earn this prestigious honor.