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 wins in a season.
USAO is the only Sooner Athletic Conference school and one of only two schools in the state to be listed in the Top 25.
The Drover women continue to make history as they appear on the post-season rankings for the first time. They end the season at 21 in the NAIA, having started the season unranked.
The team appeared in the NAIA National Tournament for the first time, falling to fourth-seeded Point Loma Nazarene.
Finishing the season at 15-6, the Drovers broke the school record for most wins for the program.
One other SAC school, Oklahoma City, appeared on the women’s final Top 25.