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The Student News Site of University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

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The Student News Site of University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

The Trend

Coach Robert Blakely will begin his first season as head coach for USAOs volleyball team in mid-August.

Blakley Brings New Dynamic to Volleyball Program

Gary Jackson, Managing Editor July 24, 2024

USAO’s volleyball team is preparing for its next season with new coach Robert Blakley at the helm. Blakley brings 23 years of coaching experience, with his most recent position as an assistant coach...

Yaiza Larrauri throws up her hand in celebration during an away game this season.

Larrauri and Garcia Make Program History in 8th Season

Riley O'Dell, Contributing Writer December 6, 2023

The 2023 season was a fresh start for the USAO volleyball team. The team welcomed first-year head coach Isabel Almendarez, who is often referred to as Coach Bell, to the USAO volleyball program. Coach...

Gabrielle Gunnoe spins to her teammates to celebrate scoring a crucial point earlier in the season.

Drovers Record Historic Program Win over OPSU

Matthew Yokum, Senior Writer September 24, 2023

USAO’s volleyball team made a trip to the northwest part of the state Saturday, Sept. 23, to face Oklahoma Panhandle State University (OPSU). Prior to this game, the Drovers record was 6-6 overall and...

Victoria Southerland goes up for a kill, while her teammates Madison Garcia, Andrea Maldonado, Soleil Trejo, and Samantha Perez prepare for their opponents defense.

Southerland Recorded Ten Kills Against ECU

Austin Jackson, Contributing Writer September 16, 2023

The Drovers played a non-conference game against the East Central University (ECU) Tigers. The Drovers came into the game with a 5-5 overall record and a 2-3 conference record. USAO came into this game...

Wesley Yanish led the student section, which supported the Drovers in a number of ways, including a dance battle, cheering, dancing, and the wave.

Conference Foe Falls in Drover Fieldhouse

Matthew Yokum, Senior Writer September 13, 2023

After two losses in a row to some tough competition, USAO’s volleyball team (5-4, 2-3 SAC) looked to get a win in a matchup against conference rivals, Langston University (1-11, 0-5 SAC), Tuesday, Sept....

Isaline Jacqucemyn swings her arm back to deliver a kill against a SCU earlier in the season.

USAO Plays Third Conference Game Against TWU

Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief September 8, 2023

USAO’s volleyball team (4-3, 1-2 SAC) played their second consecutive away game Thursday, Sept. 7 against Texas Wesleyan University (TWU) (8-3, 3-0 SAC). Three sets were played before TWU picked up their...

Soleil Trejo throws her arms up to celebrate as USAO scores another point against SCU.

Drovers Tackle SCU for First Conference Win

Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief September 3, 2023

After suffering a tough loss from MidAmerican Christian University (MACU) on their home court, USAO traveled to Southwestern Christian University (SCU) Saturday, Sept. 2 for their second conference game...

Coach Isabel Almendarez supervises a pre-season practice in the Drover Fieldhouse as her daughter, Esmee Bella Ramos makes a prediction of what the teams standing will be this season.

Five Goals for Almendarez’s First Season

Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief August 3, 2023

As pre-season for fall sports begins to ramp up, USAO’s volleyball team will support several new faces, including Head Coach Isabel Almendarez, better known as Coach Bell. The team will feature a mix...

After scoring, Madison Garcia, Samantha Perez, and Alyssa Kooijman turn to their team to share their excitement.

USAO’s Volleyball Wraps up its Seventh Season (Photo Essay)

Emily Loughridge, Managing Editor November 9, 2022

USAO’s women’s volleyball team came into this season hot off of their best season in program history with a record of 14-18 in the 2021-2022 season. Coach Aminah Orozco just wrapped up her second season...

Defender, Butch Hampton, used his years of soccer knowledge to control the tempo of the game while at Science and Arts.

USAO Hosts Multiple Athletic Summer Camps

Emily Loughridge, Managing Editor June 1, 2022

The athletic programs on the campus of USAO are looking to share their wealth of knowledge once again this summer. Several athletic programs will welcome young athletes into their facilities starting in...

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