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...

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...

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...

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...

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’...

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...

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...

CHICKASHA – The women’s basketball season wrapped up for the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma during Sooner Athletic Conference post-season action in one of the most exciting games of the tournament. The Drovers found themselves down by three in overtime when senior Paige Pulliam hit a buzzer beating three pointer to send the team...

SHAWNEE – It was a heartbreaking end to the season for the Drover women, who dropped to the Southwestern Christian Eagles in a double overtime game on Wednesday in the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament play in round.

While the Drovers (5-19) played a strong game, Paige Pulliam came out as the shining star, scoring a career-high 33...

CHICKASHA – Drover seniors Paige Pulliam and Rashelle Carr were named All-Conference Honorable Mention for the 2013-14 season, the Sooner Athletic Conference released on Monday. “We are happy for Rashelle and Paige,” Head Coach Jennifer Hayden said. “It is a nice honor for them.” The players will be honored with their awards before their...

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