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CHICKASHA – For the first time in school history, both USAO soccer teams rank in the final Top 25 poll.

The men top out at eighth, seven spots higher than they started the season.

The final ranking comes to the program after a repeat NAIA Quarterfinal appearance in the National Tournament. The Drovers were downed by top-seeded Hastings College.

The men end the season 18-5, topping the record books with most...

CHICKASHA – After two stellar runs in the Sooner Athletic Conference and national tournament appearances on both the women’s and men’s side, three USAO soccer players were named NAIA All-Americans this week.

Earning All-America Third Team honors were mid-fielder Niall Crick and defender Scott Parkinson. Calli Cooper earned All-America Honorable Mention.

Crick and Parkinson are two of only three Sooner Athletic...

CHICKASHA – Three Drover men and four USAO women were named 2011 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes on Friday.

Niall Crick, John Gardner and Tyrone Tarbitt were among 286 athletes nation-wide to receive the honor. They are also three of 13 in the Sooner Athletic Conference.

Drover women Gabby Barros, Leslie Bross, Erin Coggan and Lexxa Kever were among 485 nation-wide and 17 conference-wide to earn the honor.

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CHICKASHA – In the Saddle has evolved over the years to become a fun face of USAO sports and a way for the community members to get to know the Drover athletes and coaches.

While USAO sports information director Jessica Jackson hosts the show, she gives credit to USAO video producer and Captain Video, David Duncan.

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – The weekend extra special to two Drovers, who were recognized by their teams and the NAIA as being the definition of a Champion of Character.

Seniors defenders Annie Zoch and John Gardner were named 2011 NAIA Champions of Character this weekend during their national tournament opening round trips.

Each NAIA National Tournament team nominates a player who exemplifies the NAIA motto of strong character and...

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – The history books have been written in Chickasha.

The 2011 Drover women won the Sooner Athletic Conference Championship and represented the university in the NAIA National Championship Opening Round against No. 4 Point Loma Nazarene in San Diego, Calif.

After a tough 90 minutes on Saturday afternoon, the Drovers fell to the physical, highly-ranked Sea Lions 3-0 to end the season.

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – Thursday morning, the Drover women hopped on an airplane – some for the first time – to travel to the West Coast to take on the biggest challenge of their playing careers.

After hours of traveling, the Drovers have spent their time in San Diego, Calif., preparing and practicing for No. 4 Point Loma Nazarene in the 2011 NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship Opening Round. Kick off is scheduled for 1 p.m. CST on...

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – For the first time in school history, both Drover soccer teams have made it into the 2011 NAIA Soccer National Championship Opening Round, and USAO is offering a chance to watch them both in action right in Chickasha.

In the women’s first trip to nationals, they drew No. 4 Point Loma Nazarene, based out of San Diego, Calif. The Drovers kick off at 1 p.m. central standard time on Saturday.

CHICKASHA – With both teams qualifying for the national tournament, the Drovers have six days to prepare for their 2011 NAIA National Championship Opening Round opponents after the brackets were released Sunday night.

“We are excited about the opportunity,” Hampton said. “Both teams drew quality opponents, but it’s what we expect in the final 32. We will work hard this week to do our very best.”

The women...

CHICKASHA – Coaching the Drover women to their first-ever Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament Championship and NAIA National Tournament invite, Coach Jimmy Hampton earns the Sooner Athletic Conference Coach of the Year award.

Additionally this season, Hampton took the USAO men’s soccer team to another SAC Championship and a third National Tournament bid.

“I am honored to receive Coach of the Year,” Hampton said. “It is...