CHICKASHA – A rigorous class schedule. Daily demands at practices. Regular out-of-town away game trips. Participation in campus activities and student life.

Sounds like a lot for one student, but two USAO athletes have figured it out.

Tashina Ototivo and Seth Sturgeon earned the Bill and Pat Smith Scholar-Athlete Award...

CHICKASHA – With equal dedication in the classroom as on the floor, two players on the USAO women’s basketball team earned national accolades as a student-athlete.



Senior Tashina Ototivo and junior Paige Pulliam were named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes this week.



“We are very proud of them....

CHICKASHA – As the women’s basketball season at USAO winds down, the Drover coaches are looking heavily at recruits and focusing on off-season preparations, said assistant coach Leandra Johnson.

With seven seniors leaving, Johnson said they are directing their efforts on athletes coming out of two-year schools to bring in maturity.

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SHAWNEE, Okla. – Despite a season-high performance by one player and 22 points by another, the Drovers couldn’t overcome Mid-America Christian in the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament and fell 69-64.

“I thought our second half effort was much better. I thought we came out fairly sluggish in the first half,” Head Coach Jennifer Hayden...

CHICKASHA – USAO’s leading scorer, Rocio Medrano, was named All-Conference Honorable Mention, the Sooner Athletic Conference released Monday.



Medrano, who averages nearly 12 points a game, has scored a total of 333 points and collected 155 rebounds for the season.



She had a season-high 23 points...

CHICKASHA – The Drover women will be competing in the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament for the first time since 2009.



The Drovers (10-18) will face eighth-seeded Mid-America Christian (13-14) in a play-in game on at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Oklahoma Baptist is hosting the tournament, and all games will be played at OBU’s...

CHICKASHA – In a game that went into overtime for the first time this season for USAO, the Drovers fell just short despite strong shooting and rebounding Saturday afternoon.



Mid-America Christian was able to best the Drovers in an overtime battle that ended 63-62.



The game had only been tied...

CHICKASHA – Three Drovers scored in the double figures on Thursday night against the No. 1 Oklahoma City Stars but ultimately couldn’t overcome the powerful offense.



The Drovers (10-13, 1-3) jumped off to a 3-2 lead early on but once the Stars got back in control, they led the remainder of the game and won 104-58. OCU (...

CHICKASHA – Senior Rocio Medrano had a double double on Saturday afternoon, leading the Drovers to an important conference win over the Saint Gregory’s, topping the Cavaliers 63-56.



Medrano sunk seven buckets and went 9-for-10 from the charity stripe in the game on her way to 23 points. She also had 12 rebounds and four...

CHICKASHA – As the team’s only four-year starter, Tashina Ototivo has been through it all with the Drovers — and this season has held no exception to the gamut of highs and lows.

 

The season started off strong for the Drovers, who were 9-3 going into conference play. But the tough Sooner Athletic Conference slowed the...

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