October 21, 2019 Nathan Rankin Awarded Fourth ASC Runner of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks junior Nathan Rankin was named the American Southwest Conference Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week for the fourth time this season, the conference announced Monday.
October 19, 2019 Young, Mott Provide Goals In 2-1 ASC Win Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles got big goals from Tanner Young and Drew Mott to upend East Texas Baptist University 2-1 Saturday. With the Tigers leading 1-0, Young connected on a header in the 40thminute to even the score and allow the Eagles to begin the second half tied. Mott would bury the game-winner on a penalty kick in the 66thminute.
October 19, 2019 Men's Swim Team Places Third At Little Rock Invitational Little Rock, Ark. – The Eagles placed third in the Little Rock Invitational Saturday.
October 19, 2019 Rankin Places Fourth At Little Rock Invitational Little Rock, Ark.-The Eagles finished sixth at the 8K Little Rock Invitational Saturday in War Memorial Park.  Nathan Rankin was the team’s top finisher placing fourth overall. He ran a time of 26:16.6. The Eagles will now prepare for the American Southwest Conference Championships in Abilene, Texas, November 2.
October 19, 2019 Just Moments From Tie, ETBU Scores Game-Winner Clarksville, Ark.-East Texas Baptist University's Ashleigh Rondon scored with less than two minutes remaining in overtime to pull out a 1-0 win over the Eagles. A shot by Breezie Davis just 60 seconds earlier than Rea's could have ended it, but ETBU was able to keep it out of the net. The Eagles forced ETBU goalkeeper Maddie Rea to make nine saves in the match. Overall, the Eagles created 14 shots and six corner kicks.
October 19, 2019 Women's Swim Team Places Fourth At Little Rock Invitational Little Rock, Ark.-The Eagles placed fourth at the Little Rock Invitational Saturday and freshman Rosie Wade broke two more records.
October 19, 2019 Sifuentes Paces Eagles At Little Rock Invitational Little Rock, Ark.-The Eagles competed in the Little Rock Invitational Saturday at War Memorial Park. The Eagles placed 11thas a team. Anya Sifuentes was the team’s top finisher running a 22:45.2. The Eagles will now prepare for the American Southwest Conference Championships in Abilene, Texas, November 2.
October 18, 2019 Softball Camp Set For November 17 Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks will hold a High School softball camp for 2020-2023 graduates November 17 at Hurie Softball Field.
October 17, 2019 Eagles Move To 9-3-1 Win 2-0 Win Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles move to 9-3-1 with a 2-0 win over LeTourneau University Thursday. The Eagles scored both goals in the first half, with Lorfils Milord netting a goal in the 15th minute. Gaetan Jean Louis followed with another score in the 24th minute. From there, goalkeeper Logan Valestin and the defense kept the YellowJackets off the board to record the shutout. It was the Eagles fourth shutout of the season. The Eagles produced a strong first half, tallying six shots and three corner kicks. The Eagles had nine more shots in the second half.
October 17, 2019 Quick Back-To-Back Goals For LeTourneau Leads To Victory Clarksville, Ark.-LeTourneau University found a way to build upon a 1-0 advantage by scoring two late goals in a 3-1 win over the Eagles Thursday. LeTourneau scored its first goal in the 20th minute to hold a 1-0 lead halftime. The YellowJackets then added two quick back-to-back goals late to secure the match. The YellowJackets scored in the 80th and 81st minute. Gisselle Estrada scored her eighth goal of the season.
October 16, 2019 Jacob Jones Named SCAC Swimmer of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-Senior swimmer Jacob Jones was named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Week, the league office announced today.
October 16, 2019 John Brown University Men Top Tennis Eagles Clarksville, Ark.-John Brown University handed the men's tennis team a 6-3 setback Wednesday night to end the fall season.
October 16, 2019 Women's Tennis Team Handles John Brown University Clarksville, Ark.-The women's tennis team handled John Brown University a 8-1 setback in its final fall match Wednesday night.
October 12, 2019 Clay Target Team Places Third At Central Midwest Conference Championships Sparta, Ill.-The women's and men's clay target team posted a third-place finish at the Central Midwest Conference Championships in Illinois over the weekend.
October 12, 2019 Ritch Nets Fourth Game-Winner In 2-1 Win Over McMurry Abilene, Texas-The Eagles posted a 2-1 win over McMurry University and former assistant coach Mike Lambeck. With the score tied 1-1, Charleus Emmanuel Ritch netted the game-winner in the 58thminute. An own goal in the 36thminute gave the Eagles a 1-0 lead. The Eagles had an impressive first half recording eight shots and four corner kicks and held McMurry to no shots. Lambeck's team wouldn't go away though as the War Hawks scored in the 53rdminute to attempt an upset. But Ritch responded with his fourth game-winning goal minutes later to secure the game. The Eagles had 17 total shots in the match.
October 12, 2019 Jones Wins Two Individual Races In Hendrix College Dual Clarksville, Ark.-Hendrix College took a 105-83 win over the men’s swim team Saturday.
October 12, 2019 McMurry Women's Soccer Team Hands Eagles 2-0 Loss Abilene, Texas-McMurry University scored once in each half to take a 2-0 win over the Eagles Saturday in conference play. The War Hawks scored in the 9th minute, while finishing the first half with six corner kicks and seven shots. Holding the Eagles scoreless, McMurry added another goal in the 58th minute. McMurry totaled 20 shots in the match.
October 12, 2019 Wade Smashes One-Mile Record Clarksville, Ark.--Freshman Rosie Wade smashed the program one-mile record Saturday against Hendrix College.
October 10, 2019 #15 Hardin-Simmons Survives Eagles Second Half Surge Abilene, Texas-In a battle of two ranked opponents, Hardin-Simmons fought off several Ozarks' second half scoring opportunities to survive with a 1-0 win Thursday night. Hardin-Simmons posted a goal in the fifth minute on a laser from 25 yards out and went into halftime with the lead. With the wind at their back in the second half, the Eagles fired off double-digit shots, including numerous shots on goal. Hardin-Simmons played most of the second half a man down due to a red card. Drew Mott had a chance with a one-on-one opportunity in the 52nd minute, but goalkeeper Trent Ivy came up with a big save. In the 80th minute, Harry Hilton nearly tied the match, but his shot went wide. The Eagles continued to mount pressure on the Cowboy defense with a relentless attack, but Hardin-Simmons kept the Eagles out of the net. In the end, the Eagles outshot the Cowboys 19-8 and had eight corner kicks. The Eagles are ranked #10 in the West Region, while the Cowboys are #15 in the nation.
October 10, 2019 Hardin-Simmons Women Score Twice To Upend Eagles Abilene, Texas-Hardin-Simmons scored twice in the first half to upend the Eagles 2-0 Thursday night in Abilene. Jessica Boldenow scored both goals for the Cowgirls, the first in the fourth minute, followed by another in the tenth minute. The Cowgirls accumulated 25 shots in the match.
October 7, 2019 Charleus Emmanuel Ritch Named ASC Offensive Player of the Week Clarksville, Ark. - University of the Ozarks freshman forward Charleus Emmanuel Ritch was named the American Southwest Conference Offensive Player of the Week, it was announced by the ASC office today.
October 7, 2019 Nathan Rankin Wins Third ASC Runner of the Week Award Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks junior Nathan Rankin was named the American Southwest Conference Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week for the third time this season, it was announced Monday.
October 7, 2019 Five Softball Players Achieve NFCA Academic Honors Clarksville, Ark.-Five University of the Ozarks softball players received honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association for their academic performance, it was announced by the association this week.
October 5, 2019 Ritch Does It Again, Nets Golden Goal Clarksville, Ark.-For the second time in as many matches, Charleus Emmanuel Ritch provided the Eagles with heroics as the freshman forward scored the golden goal to push his team past Mary Hardin-Baylor 2-1 Saturday. The Eagles appeared to have the match in hand, but Mary Hardin-Baylor made a late surge scoring a goal with under two minutes remaining. The Crusaders would score off a throw-in. Ritch did damage earlier in the second half with a goal in the 69th minute. Ritch finished the match with seven shots.
October 5, 2019 Men's Cross Country Runs In Louisville Greater Classic Louisville, Ky.-The Eagles posted a 30th-place finish at the University of Louisville Greater Classic/NCAA III Pre-Nationals Saturday in Louisville. Nathan Rankin ran a 25:14.2, a program-best, to place 39th. Rankin topped his own time of 25:25.0 he set at the NCAA III Regional last season. Michael Harris followed with a 26:10.4 for 103rd place. Jacob Mills ran a 28:13.8 for 227th place. Kenny Fernandez ran a 29:30.2 for 253rd place. Jaeden Miller ran a 30:13.8 for 262nd place and Aaron Capehart ran a 32:07.5 for 270th place.
October 5, 2019 Men's Chile Pepper Results Listed Fayetteville, Ark.-The Eagles competed in the Chile Pepper Festival Saturday in Fayetteville. Dakota Fritts was the team's top finisher running a 34:52.1. He was followed by Francisco Pena (36:03.9), Keeshon Towles (38:40.8) and Petron Brown (39:45.6).
October 5, 2019 Mary Hardin-Baylor Spoils Saturday Match With Overtime Goal Clarksville, Ark.With only four minutes until reaching a tie, Mary Hardin-Baylor provided the game-winner to spoil the Eagles' home outing Saturday. The Crusaders out shot the Eagles 6-0 in overtime. Kiara Henry kept the Crusaders off the board behind 13 saves, but the visitors penetrated the Eagles' defense too much in overtime to allow a goal. 
October 5, 2019 Women's Cross Country Runs In Chile Pepper Festival The Eagles competed in the Chile Pepper Festival and placed 40th as a team. Silvia Chavez was the team's top finisher running a 22:28.6 for 244th place overall. Andrea Garcia ran a 23:08.2 for 269th place. Sydney Pyle ran a 24:43.2 for 312th place. Stephanie Trevino placed 336th with a time of 27:34.2. Areli Moreno placed 347th with a time of 30:53.8.
October 4, 2019 Women's Soccer Team Achieves Academic Award Clarksville, Ark. – The University of the Ozarks women's soccer team has been honored with the prestigious Team Academic Award from the United Soccer Coaches (USC), it was announced by the organization.
October 3, 2019 Ritch Scores Golden Goal Just 29 Seconds Into Overtime Clarksville, Ark.-After battling to a 1-1 tie in regulation, Charleus Emmanuel Ritch delivered a dramatic game-winning goal just 29 seconds into overtime to lift the Eagles to a 2-1 win against Concordia University Texas. Ritch was in the right spot at the right time as he rebounded a shot and drilled it past the keeper in the box. It was Ritch's second game-winner of the season. Chris Reyes put the Eagles in front with his first collegiate goal. It came in the 51st minute on a pass from Ritch. The Tornados scored the equalizer in the 67th minute. Concordia edged the Eagles in shots 10-8. Logan Valestin had six saves.
October 3, 2019 Women's Soccer Team Unable To Extend Unbeaten Streak Concordia University Texas put an end to the Eagles seven-match unbeaten streak with a 2-0 win Thursday. The Tornados scored in the 16th minute and then in the 89th minute to secure the match. Concordia recorded 22 shots in total. The Eagles produced 11. Kiara Henry posted nine saves and faced 11 shots in the frame. The Eagles had four corner kicks and Rebecca Peterson created three shots. 
September 28, 2019 Clay Target Team Places Second At Drury University Shoot Branson, Mo.-The women's and men's clay target team finished second overall and Shelby Skaggs was the women's HOA at the Drury University Shoot over the weekend at the Bass Pro Shooting Academy.
September 28, 2019 Eagles Suffer Shutout In Conference Match Brownwood, Texas-Howard Payne University got the game-winning goal in the 35th minute and then held off the Eagles the rest of the match to pick up a 1-0 win Saturday. The Eagles created numerous scoring opportunities in the second half, but couldn't find the back of the net. The Eagles totaled 14 shots alone in the second half. Howard Payne was forced to make five saves in the final 45 minutes of play. The Eagles outshot the YellowJackets 22-13. Charleus Emmanuel Ritch had nine shots.
September 28, 2019 Men's Swim Team Tops McMurry University Abilene, Texas-The University of the Ozarks men's swim team topped McMurry University 105-82 Saturday in a dual in Abilene, Texas.
September 28, 2019 Estrada Scores Game-Winner The Eagles moved their unbeaten streak to seven matches with a 1-0 road win over Howard Payne University in Texas. Gisselle Estrada scored the game-winning goal. The Eagles strong second half included nine shots. Kiara Henry recorded the shutout and had five saves. The Eagles totaled 14 shots in the match. 
September 28, 2019 McMurry University Tops Women's Swim Team Abilene, Texas-The University of the Ozarks women's swim team fell to McMurry University 108-66 Saturday in a dual meet in Texas.
September 26, 2019 Ritch Nets Game-Winning Goal In Conference Opener Alpine, Texas-Fueled by a game-winning goal from Charleus Emmanuel Ritch, the Eagles opened the American Southwest Conference season with a 1-0 win over Sul Ross State University Thursday. The Eagles had a strong offensive attack in the first half with eight shots, including forcing the Lobo goalkeeper to make seven saves. Ritch's key goal was all the team needed as the Eagles kept the shutout going for the next 78 minutes. Logan Valestin was credited with the shutout in goal. He notched four saves. Ritch and Drew Mott each created three shots.
September 26, 2019 Angelo Ito Tost Leads Men’s Tennis Team At ITA Regional Georgetown, Texas – Angleo Ito Tost led the University of the Ozarks men's tennis team at the ITA Southwest Regional over the weekend in Georgetown, Texas.
September 26, 2019 Weather Delay Doesn't Slow Women's Soccer Team Alpine, Texas-The Eagles conference opener was delayed Thursday due to weather issues, but it didn't stop the visitors from winning 3-2 Friday against Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. The Eagles scored all three goals in the first half to secure the road win. The Eagles created scoring opportunities throughout the match, recording 15 shots on goal. The Eagles totaled 18 shots in 90 minutes. Madison Chaney quickly put the Eagles in front scoring in the first minute. After Sul Ross State tied the match, Gisselle Estrada connected on a penalty kick in the 24th minute. Makayla Davis later took a loose ball in the box in the 37th minute and buried it into the back of the net for a 3-1 lead. From there, Sul Ross scored late in the second half to make it 3-2.
September 23, 2019 Men’s Soccer Duo Earns ASC Weekly Award Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks men’s soccer duo of Drew Mott and Juan Cano were named American Southwest Conference Players of the Week, the conference announced Monday.
September 23, 2019 Nathan Rankin Named ASC Runner of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks junior Nathan Rankin was named the American Southwest Conference Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week, the conference announced Monday.
September 23, 2019 Women's Tennis Match Unfinished Against Hendrix College Clarksville, Ark.-The women's tennis team ended its match early Monday night against Hendrix College due to lighting issues.
September 22, 2019 Eagles Battle Hendrix To Another Overtime Tie The Eagles recorded their second overtime tie of the season against Hendrix College Sunday with a 2-2 final. On September 4, the two teams finished with a score of 1-1. It was the Eagles third tie of the season. The Eagles attack resulted in seven first half shots on goal, with two of those shots finding the back of the net. Madison Chaney scored in the fifth minute on a pass from Gisselle Estrada. Chaney chipped it over the keeper's head to give the Eagles an early 1-0 advantage. Hendrix found the net in the 23rd minute, but the Eagles responded with a goal in the 29th minute to make it 2-1 at halftime. Skylar Brown chipped in another shot over the keeper's head on an assist from Jessica Alvarado. In the second half, Hendrix took 12 shots and connected on one in the 57th minute to even the score. Kiara Henry displayed her impressive athletic ability throughout the match. Henry had a diving save in the 52nd minute to stop a ball. In the second overtime, Henry stopped a ball from the dangerous Hagan Griffith to keep the match a tie. In the first half, Henry made a save and then crashed into the post. The Eagles totaled 15 shots.
September 21, 2019 Rogers, Claude Score In 2-0 WIn Jackson Rogers set the tone early with a goal in the sixth minute and Alain Claude scored in the 28th minute to give the Eagles a 2-0 road win over Rhodes College Saturday. The Eagles offensive attack forced Rhodes to make four saves in the first half behind nine shots. In the match, the Eagles had an impressive 11 shots on goal. Drew Mott assisted on both goals in the match. Mott paced the Eagles with four shots. Goalkeeper Logan Valestin recorded the shutout. He had three saves.
September 21, 2019 Men's Swim Team Competes In Sam Freas Invitational Edmond, Okla.-The University of the Ozarks men's swim team competed in the Sam Freas Invitational in Edmond, Oklahoma Saturday.
September 21, 2019 Rankin Leads Men's Cross Country Team At Rhodes College Invitational Nathan Rankin posted a 35th-place finish to lead the Eagles at the Rhodes College Invitational Saturday in Memphis. The Eagles were the top finisher from the American Southwest Conference, topping East Texas Baptist University, and finished 15th as a team. Competing against numerous NCAA I runners, Rankin ran a 26:03.3 for the Eagles. Michael Harris was 47th overall with a time of 26:17.5. The team had six others in the top 200.
September 21, 2019 Women's Swim Team Competes In Invitational Edmond, Okla.-The University of the Ozarks women's swim team competed in the Sam Freas Invitational in Edmond, Oklahoma Saturday.
September 21, 2019 Women's Cross County Team Competes In Rhodes College Invitational The Eagles competed against numerous NCAA I universities at the Rhodes College Invitational. Silvia Chavez was the team's top finisher running a 26:23.0 for 126th place. Anya Sifuentes was next for the Eagles running a 27:05.1 for 136th place. Andre Garcia placed 147th with a time of 27:47.1. Stephanie Trevino ran a 31:25.0 for 167th place. Areli Moreno was 180th with a time of 35:56.2.
September 20, 2019 Women's Tennis Team Wraps Up Play ITA Regional Abilene, Texas-The women's tennis team wrapped up play at the ITA Southwest Regional in Abilene, Texas.
September 18, 2019 Baseball Camp Set For November 16 Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks will hold a High School baseball camp for 2020-2023 graduates November 16 at Lonnie R. Qualls Field.
September 18, 2019 Men's Soccer Team Moves To 3-1-1 Conway, Ark.-The Eagles moved to 3-1-1 on the season with a 3-2 victory over Hendrix College Wednesday night. The Eagles jumped out to a 2-0 advantage with goals from Gaetan Jean Louis and Jackson Rogers in the first half. Hendrix scored in the 40th minute to trim the deficit to 2-1 even though the Eagles outshot the Warriors 10-4. The Eagles then built a comfortable 3-1 lead after Drew Mott scored in the 75th minute. Hendrix scored a goal in the 81st minute to make it 3-2. In the end, the Eagles outshot the Warriors 16-12.
September 18, 2019 2019-2020 Men's Swim Video Preview University of the Ozarks Head Swimming Coach David DeGeus provided a preview of the 2019-2020 men's season.
September 18, 2019 2019-2020 Women's Swim Video Preview University of the Ozarks Head Swimming Coach David DeGeus provided a preview of the 2019-2020 women's season.
September 17, 2019 Men's Tennis Team Opens Fall Season With Win Clarksville, Ark.-The men's tennis team hosted a night match at the new Alexander-Boreham Tennis Center Tuesday against Hendrix College and cruised to a 7-2 win.
September 16, 2019 Michael Harris Named ASC Runner of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks senior Michael Harris was named the American Southwest Conference Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week, the conference announced Monday.
September 14, 2019 Men's Cross Country Team Wins Second Straight Race The Eagles won their second straight meet and Michael Harris set a new course record at the U of O Invitational Saturday. The Eagles won their season-opener August 31. The Eagles had the top six finishers. Harris, who was honored prior to the race as part of Senior Day, posted a first-place finish running a 26:41.9. Nathan Rankin (29:12.4), Jaeden Miller (29:18.7), Misael Perez (29:59.9), Jacob Mills (30:13.6) and Kenny Fernandez (30:52.6) all finished among the top six.
September 14, 2019 Silvia Chavez Is Second At U of O Invitational Silvia Chavez posted a second-place finish at the 5K University of the Ozarks Invitational Saturday running a 21:50.6. Samantha Nickell from Henderson State won the race with a time of 20:27.6. Freshman Anya Sifuentes placed sixth overall with a time of 22:22.7. Andrea Garcia had a top-10 finish running a 22:26.3 for seventh place. The Eagles finished second as a team. 
September 13, 2019 Eagles Secure 3-2 Win Over Ecclesia The Eagles secured a 3-2 win over pesky Ecclesia College Friday behind a 26-shot effort. The Eagles recorded 13 shots on goal. The Eagles created numerous scoring opportunities throughout the match, with 13 shots coming in each half. The Eagles held a 2-0 lead at halftime thanks to goals from Charleus Ritch and Drew Mott. But Ecclesia would find the net in the 59th minute. About one minute later, Richard Souffrant scored to give the Eagles a 3-1 advantage. Ecclesia eventually scored to make the match tighter, but the Eagles kept the offensive pressure on and held possession late in the second half. 
September 13, 2019 Women's Soccer Team Moves Unbeaten Streak To Four Games The Eagles continue to put up impressive offensive numbers as they recorded 31 shots and scored five goals in a 5-0 win over Ecclesia Friday in Rogers. The win moves the Eagles unbeaten streak to four matches. It was also the Eagles second shutout of the season. The Eagles have scored 16 goals the past three matches. Jessica Alvarado, Gisselle Estrada and Skylar Brown all scored in the first half. Brown scored quickly in the second half to make it 4-0 and Camyren Antu scored the final goal in the 80th minute. 
September 9, 2019 Logan Valestin Named ASC Defensive Player of the Week Clarksville, Ark. – University of the Ozarks junior goalkeeper Logan Valestin was named the American Southwest Conference Defensive Player of the Week, it was announced by the ASC office today.
September 9, 2019 Head Coach Featured In Prominent Outdoor Magazine Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks head women's clay target coach Grace Brown is featured in September's issue of Arkansas Wild, a prominent outdoor magazine within the state.
September 9, 2019 Sports Information Department Wins Award Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks has been recognized as the 2018-19 American Southwest Conference Sports Information Department of the Year as selected by the conference sports information directors.
September 7, 2019 Clay Target Team Finishes As Runner-Up At Wichita State University Shocker Classic Valley Center, Kansas -The women’s and men’s clay target team posted a runner-up finish and several individuals highlighted even more success at the Wichita State University Shocker Classic over the weekend.
September 7, 2019 Mott's Game-Winner Pushes Eagles Past Williams Baptist Drew Mott enjoyed netting the game-winning goal in the 69th minute to push the Eagles past Williams Baptist University Saturday under hot conditions at Hurie Soccer Field. Mott took a perfect ball from Gaetan Jean Louis and buried it in the back of the net from ten yards out. The Eagles took over the final 20 minutes of the match following Mott's goal. Mott and his teammates recorded the shutout behind a stout defensive effort. Goalkeeper Logan Valestin made the save of the game with about 15 minutes remaining off a free kick that appeared to be headed in goal. The veteran Valestin played it perfectly and kept the ball out of the net to put an exclamation mark on the shutout. Valestin ended with five saves. After a 0-0 halftime score, the Eagles took momentum in the second half and totaled eight shot and five corner kicks. 
September 7, 2019 Women's Soccer Team Dominates Williams Baptist Behind Strong Offensive Effort The Eagles put on a dominating performance in their regular season home opener in a 6-1 win over NAIA Williams Baptist University. It was the most goals scored for the program since the 2013 season. Against Williams Baptist, five different players found the net and freshman Gisselle Estrada scored twice. Oddly enough, it was Williams Baptist that scored first and held a 1-0 lead. But the Eagles kept the visitors off the board for the next 88 minutes and the lead didn't last long as Kailey Barnes pushed one past the keeper to even the game at 1-1. Estrada would strike in the 23rd minute for her first goal of the match. The match would remain 2-1 in favor of the Eagles heading into halftime. Estrada worked quickly in the second half as she scored in the 47th minute on a shot in the box. Micaela Winters found the back of the net in the 72nd minute off a free kick. Anjelica Najera added the fifth goal in the 83rd minute and Gracie Millar scored the final goal in the 89th minute. In all, the Eagles outshot Williams Baptist 23-7. Barnes paced the team with four shots. Terri Brown picked up the win in goal behind a four-save effort.
September 4, 2019 Blake Olmscheid Named Interim Head Women’s And Men’s Tennis Coach Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks has announced Blake Olmscheid as the interim head women’s and men’s tennis coach, it was released Wednesday (September 4) by Athletics Director Jimmy Clark.
September 4, 2019 Eagles Tie Hendrix College In Wednesday Night Match The Eagles played their second overtime match in three tries and finished with a 1-1 tie against Hendrix College Wednesday night. Both goals came in the first half. Hendrix scored first, but Hannah Smith scored the equalizer in the 38th minute. The Eagles put up a strong effort in overtime recording three total shots. The Eagles held Hendrix to just one shot in overtime. Madison Chaney finished the game with three shots.
September 3, 2019 Nathan Rankin Named ASC Runner of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks junior Nathan Rankin was named the American Southwest Conference Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday.
September 1, 2019 Men's Soccer Team Comes Up Short In Iowa Central College used a 2-0 halftime advantage to upend the Eagles 3-0 Sunday afternoon in Iowa. The Eagles had six shots in the first half, but came up empty. Central scored in the seventh minute and added another goal in the 35th minute to hold a 2-0 lead. From there, the Dutch were able to keep the Eagles off the board to record a shutout. The Eagles created additional scoring opportunities in the second half, including three corner kicks, but the Dutch stopped each attempt. A strong offensive effort from Central produced 19 shots in the match.
August 31, 2019 Men's Cross Country Dominates Early Bird Eagles Opener The Eagles put on a dominating performance at the Early Brid Eagles Opener to start the season boasting the top-6 runners. It is the third consecutive season the Eagles have won the title. Nathan Rankin won the race with a course record time of 16:13.3. The men scored 15 points, while Hendrix posted 58 points. Michael Harris placed second overall with a time of 16:41.3. Misael Perez was third with a time of 17:53.9. Jacob Mills (18:06.9), Kenny Fernandez (18:24.3) and Jaeden Miller (18:26.5) followed for the Eagles. 
August 31, 2019 Women's Soccer Team Drops Rhodes College Match The Eagles ran into a tough Rhodes College team Saturday in Memphis as the home team took a 3-0 win. Rhodes scored once in the first half and then added two more goals in the second half. Rhodes powered its way to 22 shots, with 15 on frame. Kiara Henry was busy throughout the match and notched 11 saves.
August 31, 2019 Garcia, Sifuentes Finish In Top-10 At Early Bird Eagles Opener Andrea Garcia paced the Eagles at the Early Bird Eagles Opener Saturday morning. Garcia placed fourth overall, while Anya Sifuentes finished sixth to lead the Eagles. Both just freshman, Garcia ran a 15:02.6 and Sifuentes ran a 15:21.8. Stephanie Trevino and Areli Moreno both had top-15 finishes for the Eagles.
August 30, 2019 Men's Soccer Team Starts Season With 3-3 Tie The Eagles battled back from a 3-1 first half deficit to end the match with a 3-3 tie against Nebraska Wesleyan in their season-opener. Drew Mott struck first as he netted a goal early to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead. Mott's goal came in the 2nd minute. But Nebraska Wesleyan scored back-to-back goals in the 28th minute and then added another just before the half to hold a 3-1 advantage. Mott scored again in the 58th minute to trim the deficit to 3-2. The Eagles final goal came in the 64th minute. After a scoreless first overtime, the Eagles produced four shots in the second overtime. A header by Charleus Ritch and a shot later by Jackson Rogers were just off to keep the match alive. The Eagles ended with a slight 12-11 shots advantage. 
August 30, 2019 2019 Men's Cross Country Preview The men’s cross country team made history last season and hope for more succes in 2019. The program had its first-ever NCAA III national qualifier. Junior Nathan Rankin qualified for nationals after receiving an at-large bid following his performance at the NCAA III regional race. Rankin, who’s fastest 8K time of the season was 25:28.5, is one of a number of standout runners on the team. Senior Michael Harris is a two-time All-Conference runner and senior Jonathon Wood has made his mark on the program. A large junior class fuels even higher expectations for the program, according to head coach Heidi Pinkerton. “The men’s team is looking strong and they are ready to accomplish big goals this season. We want to win conference and finish among the top-10 at Regionals. We are hoping both Nathan and Michael qualify for Nationals. Jacob and Kenny are strong freshman who can help us achieve our goals. The guys are pushing each other in training."
August 30, 2019 Women's Soccer Team Nets Shutout In Season-Opener The Eagles opened the 2019 season with a shutout against Fontbonne University Friday in Memphis. The Eagles created seven shots in the second half, but couldn't find the back of the net. The Eagles' defense held strong through 110 minutes and limited Fontbonne to four shots on goal. Rebecca Peterson led the Eagles with five shots. Three of her shots were on frame. The Eagles' defense did not allow a shot in either overtime. The Eagles accounted for two shots in overtime.
August 30, 2019 2019 Women's Cross Country Preview The women's cross country team continues to make strides as a program and aims for sustained success in 2019. The 2018 team won one home race and finished second in the other. Head Coach Heidi Pinkerton brought in a crop of four talented freshmen to add to the current team. Overall, Pinkeron is excited to see how the season will play out. "I am excited to see what we will accomplish this season. We don’t have one girl that is minutes ahead of everyone else. We have a young group. We have a good pack. I think if they work together, they can do some bigger things than last year. The girls are on board and want to improve. They are doing the small things and are holding one another accountable." Silvia Chavez returns for her sophomore campaign. "I think Silvia will do some great things for the team. Sydney will be  right there with Silvia."
August 29, 2019 2019 Men's Soccer Preview The University of the Ozarks men’s soccer team lost seven starters from a year ago, but the 2019 Eagles could be even more dynamic behind a talented and diverse core of incoming players. The Eagles feature players from six different countries to form a strong nucleus for fourth-year head coach Aaron Brueckner. After a tough start to the 2018 season, the Eagles rebounded into an American Southwest Conference championship contender, qualifying for the playoffs. “Last year was a great example in that we had a talented team with a lot of experience, but we started 0-6-1,” said Brueckner. “It took one big win, and then from there we got the results and were one of the top teams in the league. Sometimes you have to go through a difficult period to get to the greatness.” All-Conference players Logan Valestin, Truman Hensley and Richard Souffrant return in 2019. Valestin, a junior two-year starter at goalkeeper, owned a 1.35 goals against average last season and posted two shutouts. Souffrant, a sophomore midfielder, scored six goals and recorded two assists. Hensley, a sophomore, is one of the top defensive players in the region. “Logan is really maturing into that leadership role,” said Breuckner. “He is doing a good job of leading by example. We are asking Truman to play a bigger role on the team. Richard had a wonderful year.” Brueckner is pleased with the way his team has come together. “Our biggest mission in the offseason was to be united and the guys have done that,” he said. “With a young team comes inexperience. I have no doubt they will have each other’s back, but they will be tested at some point and will need to mature as a team. We need to deal with adversity in order to be successful this season.” The playoff-rich program has advanced to the conference tournament all three years under Breuckner, but he and his staff are not focusing on post-season play. “We want to challenge our guys to go day-to-day with the best training session,” he said. “We want them focused on the game at hand. We are not worried about the playoffs now. We are worried about getting better every day.”
August 28, 2019 2019 Women's Soccer Preview Clarksville, Ark.-The women’s soccer team returns eight starters from a 2018 team that was on the brink of qualifying for the post-season. Head coach Natalie Dreyer enters her fifth season at Ozarks and believes this year’s team has the talent to play past the regular season. “Our overall goal is to get to the conference tournament,” she said. “This team is eager, and I know if we stay on the same page we can qualify. I have high expectations because it is a talented group.” The Eagles were on the brink of a 2018 playoff appearance heading into the final regular season weekend, but came up just short. “We don’t want to talk about the past because this is a new season and a new team,” said Dreyer. “We want to press forward. We need to be mentally tough to accomplish our goals. If we get scored on early in a game, then we can’t drop our heads. We have to understand it is a 90-minute game. Getting past the mental barrier is a key element to our success this season.” Headlining the returning starters is senior goalkeeper Kiara Henry. Henry enters her final year as a three-time All-Conference performer. Senior forward Madison Chaney is dynamic as a scorer. All-Conference players Joey Long and Breanna Aguilar also return to bolster the defensive effort. “From goalkeeper to our forward line, we have several starters back,” said Dreyer. “Having a veteran starting lineup is very important in this league. We want to move as a whole 11. We want to pressure as a team, not just at individual positions.” 
August 21, 2019 Alyssa Gregory Named Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks has announced Alyssa Gregory as the new assistant women’s soccer coach, it was released Wednesday (August 21) by Athletics Director Jimmy Clark.
August 15, 2019 Tucker Hughes Named Assistant Baseball Coach Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks has announced Tucker Hughes as the new assistant baseball coach, it was released Thursday (August 15) by Athletics Director Jimmy Clark.
August 6, 2019 Maranda Banning Named Head Cheer Coach Clarksville, Ark.-Maranda Banning is the new head cheer coach at University of the Ozarks, it was announced Tuesday (August 6) by Athletics Director Jimmy Clark.
August 5, 2019 Jason Schweer Named Associate Head Coach Of Wrestling Program Clarksville, Ark.-Jason Schweer is returning to University of the Ozarks as the Associate Head Men’s Wrestling Coach, it was announced by Athletic Director Jimmy Clark Monday.
August 1, 2019 Former ASC Star Thomas Orr Named Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Clarksville, Ark.-Former American Southwest Conference (ASC) basketball star Thomas Orr was named the new assistant men’s basketball coach at University of the Ozarks, it was announced Thursday (August 1) by Athletics Director Jimmy Clark.
August 1, 2019 Dominique Broadus Named Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks has announced Dominique Broadus as the new assistant women’s basketball coach, it was released Friday (August 2) by Athletics Director Jimmy Clark.
July 22, 2019 Tennis Players Achieve ITA All-Academic Status Clarksville, Ark.-Six members of the University of the Ozarks men's and women's tennis teams received academic recognition from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), it was announced by college tennis' governing body Friday (July 19).
July 17, 2019 Suzanna Gardner Named Strength And Conditioning Coach Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks named Suzanna Gardner as the Strength and Conditioning Coach, a new position added to the department, Athletics Director Jimmy Clark released Wednesday (July 17).
July 15, 2019 July 20 Baseball Camp Cancelled Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks baseball camp set for Saturday, July 20, 2019 has been cancelled.
July 9, 2019 Men’s Soccer Alumni Match To Be Played August 24 Clarksville, Ark. – The University of the Ozarks men’s soccer program will hold its annual Alumni Match Saturday, August 24 at Hurie Field.
July 3, 2019 Dr. Stewart Dippel Appointed Faculty Athletic Representative Clarksville, Ark. – Dr. Stewart Dippel has been appointed the University of the Ozarks new faculty athletics representative (FAR), the athletic department announced Wednesday (July 3).
July 2, 2019 Father-Daughter Duo Hired As New Clay Target Coaches Clarksville, Ark.-The Father-Daughter duo of Lance Brown and Grace Brown have been tabbed as the coaches of the clay target programs at the University of the Ozarks, it was announced by the athletic department Tuesday. 
June 25, 2019 Brooke Hoffsommer Playing In Professional Softball League Clarksville, Ark. – Former University of the Ozarks softball standout Brooke Hoffsommer is playing in the professional American Softball Association (ASBA) league for Performance Lab in Alabama this summer.
June 25, 2019 Student-Athletes, Coaches Broaden Perspectives At NCAA Conferences During 2018-19 Academic Year Clarksville, Ark.-Three student-athletes and two head coaches at the University of the Ozarks attended specialized conferences after receiving grants from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) during the 2018-2019 academic year.
June 24, 2019 Women’s Swim Team Receives National Academic Award Colorado Springs, Colo.-The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association (CSCAA) has named the University of the Ozarks women’s swimming team to its Scholar All-America team for the Spring 2019 Semester.  A record 480 institutions were named to the list.   
June 18, 2019 Cory Wilhelm Named ASC Community Service Athlete of the Year Clarksville, Ark.-Dedication to service within their campus and local communities was recognized by the American Southwest Conference Directors of Athletics who selected University of the Ozarks student-athlete Cory Wilhelm as one of two recipients of the 2018-19 Community Service Award.
June 18, 2019 Shelby Skaggs Inducted Into Oklahoma Trapshooting Hall of Fame Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks standout clay target shooter Shelby Skaggs was inducted into the Oklahoma Trapshooting Hall of Fame June 2 in Oklahoma City.
June 17, 2019 Caleb Hemphill Steps Down As Clay Target Coach Clarksville, Ark. –University of the Ozarks head women’s and men’s clay target coach Caleb Hemphill has stepped down from his position to pursue a law enforcement career in Texas.
June 17, 2019 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Announces Swimming Academic Honor Roll Clarksville, Ark. – Eight University of the Ozarks women's and men's swimmers were named to the 2019 winter Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Academic Honor Roll, it was announced by the league office June 17.
June 10, 2019 Michael Harris Doubles Up ASC Distinguished Scholar-Athlete Award Clarksville, Ark.-Sophomore track and cross country standout Michael Harris was named the American Southwest Conference Men's Track and Field Distinguished Scholar-Athlete for the 2019 Spring season after winning the same award from Cross Country in the Fall.
June 5, 2019 Chase Edwards Caps Season With Google Cloud Academic All-America® Honors Clarksville, Ark. – University of the Ozarks baseball standout Chase Edwards capped his 2019 academic and athletic season by earning Google Cloud Academic All-America® Second Team honors, it was announced Tuesday (June 4).
June 5, 2019 Winter/Spring ASC All-Academic Team Announced Clarksville, Ark.- 48 University of the Ozarks student-athletes were named to the 2018-2019 winter/spring American Southwest Conference All-Academic Team, it was announced by the league office Wednesday (June 5). 
June 5, 2019 Men's Track Team Wins ASC Sportsmanship Award Richardson, Texas – Seven American Southwest Conference member institutions were recognized by the conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee as recipients of ASC-SAAC Team Sportsmanship awards for the spring 2019 sport seasons.
May 29, 2019 Edwards Adds Another Award To His Resume Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks designated hitter Chase Edwards earned his second All-Region honor of the season with a spot on the ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division III All-West Second Team, the organization announced Tuesday (May 28).
May 28, 2019 Miguel Reyes Signs Professional Soccer Contract Clarksville, Ark. – University of the Ozarks men’s soccer standout Miguel Reyes has signed a professional contract with the Amarillo Bombers of the US Arena Pro Soccer League, the team announced.
May 24, 2019 Chase Edwards Garners All-Region Honors From D3Baseball.com Clarksville, Ark. – University of the Ozarks junior designated hitter Chase Edwards was named to the D3baseball.com All-West Region Second Team, it was announced Thursday (May 23).
May 24, 2019 Six To Be Inducted Into Sports Hall of Fame Clarksville, Ark.-Six alumni have been selected to be inducted into the University of the Ozarks Sports Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.
May 9, 2019 Chase Edwards Named To Google Cloud Academic All-District Team Clarksville, Ark. – University of the Ozarks baseball star Chase Edwards was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District First Team, it was announced Thursday (May 9).
May 9, 2019 Elite Women’s Soccer Camp To Be Held June 22 Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks will hold a women's elite soccer camp Saturday, June 22 on its campus under the direction of Head Coach Natalie Dreyer.
May 8, 2019 Baseball Players Receive All-Conference Honors Clarksville, Ark.-Five University of the Ozarks baseball players received All-Conference honors from the American Southwest Conference, it was announced Wednesday, May 8.
May 7, 2019 ASC Awards Softball All-Conference Honors Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks softball players Paige Lee, Megan Madden, Abby Mork, Hailey Ostrander, Candace Rogers and Taylor Teague were named All-Conference by the American Southwest Conference, it was announced Tuesday, May 7.
May 5, 2019 Rankin And Ostrander Merit Athlete of the Year Honors Clarksville, Ark.-The third annual University of the Ozarks OZZY awards took place Sunday, May 5 in the Rogers Conference Center where numerous student-athletes and teams were honored for their outstanding athletic and academic seasons.
May 2, 2019 Women's Tennis Team Ends Season With Playoff Loss Richardson, Texas-The women's tennis team fell 5-0 against Hardin-Simmons University in the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament May 2 in Richardson, Texas.
April 29, 2019 Women's Tennis Team Qualifies For Post-Season Clarksville, Ark.- The University of the Ozarks women's tennis team has qualified for the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament.
April 27, 2019 Michael Harris Competes In Memphis Invitational Memphis, Tenn.-Michael Harris was the lone Eagle to compete in the University of Memphis Invitational April 27. Harris competed in the 3,000-meter steeple and placed fifth overall running a 9:59.11.
April 27, 2019 Softball Eagles Win Series Against Hardin-Simmons Abilene, Texas-Senior pitcher Abby Mork threw a complete game and struck out six to lead the Eagles to a 5-4 win over Hardin-Simmons. The Eagles had a big first inning with Taylor Teague and Sydney Key tallying RBI. Mork later helped her own cause by singling in a run in the fifth inning, which proved to be important because Hardin-Simmons scored twice in the bottom of inning. Hailey Ostrander, Megan Madden, Brittney Dean and Tori Reiber all had two hits.
April 26, 2019 Baseball Teams Ends Season With Series Win Abilene, Texas-The Eagles clinched the series with a big 5-3 game three win against McMurry University Saturday to end the season.
April 26, 2019 Softball Eagles Take Game One Against Hardin-Simmons Abilene, Texas-Taylor Teague drove in four runs as the Eagles took game one 10-6 against Hardin-Simmons University. With the score tied 4-4, the Eagles exploded for four runs in the sixth inning to take the lead for good. Teague and Abby Mork had RBI in the frame. Teague and Ostrander recorded three hits while Candace Rogers threw five innings to receive the win.
April 25, 2019 Men’s Tennis Team Falls In Quarterfinals Of ASC Championship Tournament Longview, Texas-The men's tennis team came up short 5-0 against regionally-ranked Texas-Dallas in the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament Thursday in Longview, Texas.
April 22, 2019 Men's Tennis Team Advances To Playoffs Clarksville, Ark.- The University of the Ozarks men's tennis teams has qualified for the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament.
April 20, 2019 Wildcats Win Series Against Baseball Eagles Clarksville, Ark.-Louisiana College starting pitcher Andrew Robinson threw a complete game to help the Wildcats win game three 10-3 and take the series Saturday. Robinson fanned eight and allowed six hits in his outing. Chase Edwards hit a solo home run in the first to cut the Wildcat lead to 3-1. But the Eagles' offense struggled and wouldn't score again until the seventh. Rey Lozano accounted for that run as he singled in Sam Swartz. Lozano would record another RBI in the ninth. The Wildcats got a big double play in the bottom of the ninth just before Lozano's RBI. 
April 20, 2019 Track Team Completes Day Two At ASC Championships Abilene, Texas-The Eagles completed day two at the American Southwest Conference Track and Field Championships Saturday in Abilene, Texas, with several notable finishes. Hannah Smith finished fifth in the 5000-meter with a time of 20:19.15. Nathan Rankin placed sixth in the 800-meter with a time of 2:02.83. Michael Harris was second in the 5000-meter running a 16:11.85. Rankin placed fifth with a time of 16:39.18. Smith was second in the 800-meter with a time of 2:30.31 and Chauzney Hooks was fifth with a time of 2:35.60.
April 20, 2019 Teague Drives In Game-Winner; Eagles Capture Series Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles thrilled the crowd with a dramatic 2-1 win over LeTourneau University in game three on a Taylor Teague RBI single to left field Saturday. With Riki Haase standing at second, Teague drilled a shot through the hole on the left side of the infield to push Haase across the plate and help the Eagles win the series. LeTourneau broke a scoreless game in the fifth with a run. Paige Lee, who was robbed of a double in the fourth inning on a spectacular catch from left fielder Emilee Anderson, did double in the sixth to bring home Elisa Cantu. And in the bottom of the seventh, Haase drew a one-out walk. Hailey Ostrander then recorded a sacrifice bunt to advance Haase. From there, Teague ripped a single to score Haase for the game-winner. Candace Rogers was outstanding as she kept LeTourneau to four hits in her complete game. Teague finished the game with three hits.
April 19, 2019 Eagles Offense Works Through Seven Wildcat Pitchers In 17-12 Win Clarksville, Ark.-Louisiana College opened the game with three runs and then kept the Eagles' offense in check the rest of the way to earn a 11-5 win in game one Friday. A pair of RBI doubles by Erick Aguirre and Chase Edwards brought the Eagles within 9-4 after five innings. But the Wildcats quickly answered with two runs in the next frame. Edwards would later hit a solo homer for the Eagles. Zach Stanley led the way with three hits for the Eagles.
April 19, 2019 Michael Harris Wins Second Straight ASC Steeple Title Abilene, Texas-The Eagles produced success on day one at the American Southwest Conference Track and Field Championships Friday in Abilene, Texas. Michael Harris highlighted the day with an individual championship in the 3000-meter steeple. It is his second consecutive title in that event. Nathan Rankin was right behind Harris in the race finishing second.
April 19, 2019 Softball Eagles Win Nightcap Behind Rogers' Pitching Performance Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles had trouble handling LeTourneau starting pitcher Bailey Richey as she threw a three-hitter in a 10-0 shutout win in game one. Richey fanned nine Eagle batters and got a boost from a five-run fifth inning. 
April 18, 2019 Baseball Series Pushed Back Against Louisiana College Clarksville, Ark.- The University of the Ozarks three-game baseball series against Louisiana College has been pushed back due to inclement weather.
April 17, 2019 Men's Tennis Team Drops UA-Fort Smith Match Fort Smith, Ark.-The Eagles traveled to Fort Smith for a match against UA-Fort Smith Wednesday and came up on the losing end 7-0.
April 17, 2019 Schedule Changes To Softball Series This Weekend Clarksville, Ark.- There has been a schedule change to the weekend softball series against LeTourneau University as a result of potential inclement weather.
April 17, 2019 UA-Fort Smith Hands Women's Tennis Setback Fort Smith, Ark.-The Eagles traveled to Fort Smith for a match against UA-Fort Smith Wednesday and came up on the losing end 7-0.
April 16, 2019 Stanley's Bases Clearing Double Ignites Eagles Clarksville, Ark.-Zach Stanley's bases clearing double in the third inning gave the Eagles the lead for good and helped Ozarks push past NCAA II Ouachita Baptist University 8-5 Tuesday afternoon. Ouachita Baptist jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and added another run in the fourth, but the Eagles plated two runs in the bottom half of the second. Stanley and Rey Lozano had RBI to make it 5-2. In the third, Stanley delivered his big hit to right field to bring home all three runners on base. With the Eagles leading 6-4, Chase Edwards ripped an RBI single up the middle to drive in another run. Edwards gave the Eagles an insurance run in the sixth on a RBI single to right field. The Eagles pitching staff kept the Tigers off the board in the final four innings to secure the win. The team's defense proved to be tough as it recorded four double plays in the game. Stanley finished 2-for-4 with four RBI and Edwards was 2-for-3 with two RBI. Jacob Tamayo received the win and Corey Steward notched the save.
April 16, 2019 Key Homers Twice In Double-Header Conway, Ark.-Central Baptist College jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning and then had to hold off the Eagles to claim a 10-8 win in game one Tuesday night. Trailing 9-2 after five, Sydney Key homered and Tori Rieber recorded an RBI in the top of the sixth to bring the Eagles within 9-4. The Mustangs tacked on a run in the bottom of the sixth, but the Eagles rallied in the final frame to make things interesting. In the top of the seventh, Brittney Dean had an RBI single and Key followed with a bases loaded hit by pitch to drive in another. Kieara Bryant drew a bases loaded walk and Reiber had an RBI from a groundout. With runners in scoring position, the Mustangs were finally able to make the final out to close out the game. Hailey Ostrander, Megan Madden and Dean each had two hits.
April 12, 2019 UT-Tyler Tosses Two-Hitter In Shutout Win Tyler, Texas-Nate Imig threw a two-hit complete game shutout to give UT-Tyler a 6-0 win over the Eagles in game one. The Patriots gave Imig the run support he needed by plating three runs in the third and three more in the fifth. The Eagles used four pitchers with starter Blake Benson receiving the loss.
April 12, 2019 ETBU Hand Men's Tennis Team 8-1 Setback Clarksville, Ark.-East Texas Baptist University handed the Eagles a 8-1 setback Friday in American Southwest Conference play.
April 12, 2019 Eagles Compete In UCA Open Conway, Ark.-The Eagles traveled to Conway to compete in the University of Central Arkansas Open Friday and Saturday. The competition was cut short due to inclement weather. No athletes from the women's team were able to compete due to the weather.
April 12, 2019 East Texas Baptist Too Much For Women's Tennis Team Clarksville, Ark..-The East Texas Baptist University Lady Tigers women's tennis team handed the Eagles a 9-0 loss Friday in American Southwest Conference play.
April 11, 2019 Four Wrestlers Named All-Conference; Gardner Named Coach of the Year Clarksville, Ark.-Four University of the Ozarks wrestlers were named to the All-Southeast Conference Team and Head Coach LeRoy Gardner was named Conference Coach of the Year.
April 10, 2019 Hendrix College Softball Edges Eagles In Double-Header Conway, Ark.-The Eagles had an early 2-0 lead only to have Hendrix College score four runs in the sixth inning to break a tie and win 9-7 in game one. In the first, Abby Mork ripped a two-run single to put the Eagles in front 2-0. The Warriors later tied the game and then went ahead 4-2 in the fourth. The Eagles wouldn't go down easily as Hailey Ostrander scored on an error and Mork again delivered an RBI single in the top of the fifth. The back-and-forth game continued in the bottom half of the frame with Hendrix taking a 5-4 advantage. The Eagles responded with a run in the top of the sixth to make it 5-5. Ostrander recorded an RBI single for the Eagles. But Hendrix took the lead for good with a four-run sixth. The Eagles battled back in the final frame and scored twice, but couldn't muster enough runs to complete the comeback. Megan Madden and Sydney Key both went 3-for-4 at the plate. Key and Mork drove in two runs.
April 9, 2019 Surging LeTourneau Men's Tennis Team Blanks Eagles Clarksville, Ark.-LeTourneau University took a 9-0 win over the Eagles Tuesday in American Southwest Conference play.
April 9, 2019 LeTourneau Women's Tennis Tops Eagles 6-3 Clarksville, Ark..-The women's tennis team hung tough with LeTourneau University Tuesday but came out with a 6-3 setback in American Southwest Conference play.
April 9, 2019 Hannah Smith Named ASC Track Athlete of the Week Clarksville, Ark. – University of the Ozarks senior Hannah Smith was named the American Southwest Conference Women’s Track Athlete of the Week, the ASC office announced April 9.
April 8, 2019 Women's Soccer Alumni Match Set For April 12 Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women’s soccer team will hold its annual Alumni Match Friday, April 12 at Hurie Soccer Field.
April 7, 2019 Baseball Team Suffers Sweep At Hands Of UT Dallas Richardson, Texas-The University of Texas-Dallas Comets limited the Eagles to five hits in a 8-1 victory in game three to complete a sweep. The Comets scored two runs in the second, third and fourth innings before the Eagles scored in the sixth. That run came from a Breyden Varner sacrifice fly. 
April 7, 2019 Comets Softball Grabs Game Three Richardson, Texas-The UT-Dallas offense powered its way to a 15-3 win over the Eagles in game three to complete a sweep. The Comets scored ten runs through three innings to make a comeback tough for the Eagles. The Eagles got on the board in the second inning when Paige Lee belted a solo home run, cutting the deficit to 4-1. Sydney Key and Riki Haase produced RBI in the fourth, but that would be it for the Eagles' offense. Lee finished 2-for-3 at the plate.
April 6, 2019 Eagles Compete In Little Rock Open Little Rock, Ark.-The Eagles traveled to Little Rock to compete in the Little Rock Open Saturday. The competition was cut short due to inclement weather.  
April 5, 2019 Texas-Dallas Baseball Hands Eagles Double-Header Setback Richardson, Texas-The University of Texas-Dallas Comets used a three-run first inning to take a 4-2 victory over University of the Ozarks in the first game of a Friday afternoon doubleheader at UTD. The Eagles out-hit the Comets 5-3 but left eight runners on base in the contest. The Comets took a quick 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning behind three unearned runs following an Eagles' fielding error. The Eagles pulled within 3-2 in the top of the fourth inning after Josh Stephens drew a two-out walk and scored in front of Zach Stanley's two-run home run, his third of the season.  The Eagles had runners in scoring position in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings but could not get a run across the plate. The Comets added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth to go up 4-3. Eagles starter Dalton Spurgeon (1-3) took the loss despite give up just one earned run and three hits in six innings of work. Catcher Erick Aguirre had two of the Eagles' five hits.
April 5, 2019 Cheer Team Finishes Among Top-10 At NCA College Nationals Daytona Beach, Fla.-The University of the Ozarks competitive cheer team wrapped up its season at the National Cheerleading Association College Nationals Friday with a top-10 finish.
April 5, 2019 UT-Dallas Softball Team Sweeps Double-Header Richardson, Texas-UT-Dallas starting pitcher BriAnna Young threw a two-hit complete game shutout to lead the Comets past the Eagles 8-0 Friday. The Comets had a 4-0 lead after two innings and then extended the advantage to 8-0 in the fourth. 
April 4, 2019 Cheer Team Competes In NCA College Nationals Daytona Beach, Fla.-The University of the Ozarks competitive cheerleading team will advance to the finals of the National Cheerleading Association College Nationals tomorrow after an outstanding performance in the prelims of the All-Girls Intermediate Division III.
April 4, 2019 Student-Athletes Celebrate NCAA III Week With Field Day Clarksville, Ark.- The University of the Ozarks Athletic Department celebrated National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III week on Thursday by hosting a field day for 40 students from Clarksville and Lamar school districts.  
April 2, 2019 Edwards Blasts Grand Slam In 6-5 Win Clarksville, Ark.-Chase Edwards blasted a grand slam in the third inning and the Eagles scored all six runs in that frame to power past Hendrix College 6-5. The win avenges a pair of shutout losses against Hendrix earlier in the season. Starting pitcher Jacob Tamayo (1-1) picked up his first collegiate win with an outstanding performance. Tamayo scattered eight hits over seven innings. In facing 28 batters, he never issued a walk. Hendrix did its most damage in the first inning against Tamayo scoring three runs, but the freshman settled in after that and did not allow another hit until the fifth inning. Meanwhile the Eagles loaded the bases with one out for the dangerous left-handed hitter Edwards. Edwards delivered a shot over the right field wall to ignite the inning. Josh Stephens and Zach Stanley later recorded RBI to bring the score to 6-3. The Warriors scored a run in the ninth with two outs, but Corey Steward forced a fly out to receive his third save of the season.
April 1, 2019 No. 3 East Texas Baptist Takes Softball Sweep Clarksville, Ark.-Nationally ranked East Texas Baptist University scored three runs in the third inning to overcome a 2-1 deficit and take game three of the series 7-3 Monday. After scoring a run in the first, the Eagles rallied for a pair of runs in the bottom of the second to grab a 2-1 lead. Sydney Key singled up the middle with two outs to drive in Kieara Bryant. Jaela Martin followed with another single up the middle to score Abby Mork. But the Tigers answered with three decisive runs in the top of the third. The Eagles produced one run in the bottom of the third on Bryant's sacrifice bunt. The Tigers had two-out hits to drive in runs in the fourth and sixth inning. The Eagles got stellar defensive plays from outfielder Megan Madden and shortstop Hailey Ostrander to keep the game within striking distance. In the second inning, Madden robbed Kaitlin Hunter of a home run by stretching her glove above the left field fence to pull the ball back into to play. The Eagles recorded three hits against starter Beatriz Lara, who only lasted two innings. The Eagles collected four hits in the contest.
March 31, 2019 Men's Tennis Team Wins Convincingly Against Centenary College Shreveport, La.-The University of the Ozarks men's tennis team won in convincing fashion, 9-0, against Centenary College Sunday in Louisiana.
March 31, 2019 ETBU Grinds Out Double-Header Sweep Clarksville, Ark.-Nationally ranked East Texas Baptist University plated two runs in the first, three runs in the second and one in the third to hold a 6-0 advantage en route to a 10-2 win over the Eagles in game one. The Eagles recorded a pair of hits in the bottom of the third, but couldn't get either base runner across home plate. In the fifth, Candace Rogers ripped a two-out double and Kieara Bryant reached base when she was hit by a pitch. Megan Madden then roped a clutch double down the left field line to score both runs. But the Eagles went scoreless in the sixth and seventh innings while the Lady Tigers added four more runs. Rogers paced the offense with two hits. The Eagles totaled four hits in all. 
March 31, 2019 Women's Tennis Team Wins Second Straight Shreveport, La.-The women's tennis team won its second straight match and third in the last four tries with a 8-1 victory over Centenary College Sunday in Louisiana.
March 30, 2019 Men's Tennis Cruises Past Louisiana College Alexandria, La.-The University of the Ozarks men's tennis team cruised past Louisiana College 9-0 to open American Southwest Conference play Saturday in Louisiana.
March 30, 2019 Women's Tennis Team Wins ASC-Opener 8-1 Alexandria, La.-The University of the Ozarks women's tennis team opened American Southwest Conference play with a 8-1 win over Louisiana College Saturday.
March 30, 2019 Track Team Competes In SAU Dan Veach Invitational Magnolia, Ark.-The Eagles traveled to Magnolia to compete in the Southern Arkansas Universiy Dan Veach Invitational Saturday. Jaeden Miller had a second-place finish in the 5000-meter running a 17:20.00. Michael Harris had a third-place finish in the 1500-meter running a 4:16.18. Hannah Smith placed third in the 5000-meter running a 19:55.67.
March 28, 2019 Softball Series Against East Texas Baptist Pushed Back Clarksville, Ark.- The Eagles three-game softball series against East Texas Baptist University has been pushed back.
March 26, 2019 UT-Tyler Men's Tennis Team Tops Eagles Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks men's tennis team hosted UT-Tyler at the Alexander-Boreham Tennis Center Tuesday afternoon.
March 26, 2019 Miller Drives In Game-Winning Run; Mork Tosses Six-Hitter Clarksville, Ark.-With the game one hanging in the balance, Cheyanna Miller came through with a clutch two-out infield single in the sixth inning to drive in the game-winning run and push the Eagles past Hendrix College 4-3. The Eagles drilled three runs in the first inning all coming from Paige Lee's first collegiate home run. Lee sent a shot over the left field fence to score Sydney Key and Taylor Teague. Hendrix got two runs back in the top of the second, but starting pitcher Jaela Martin kept the Warriors off the board in the third, fourth and fifth innings. Hendrix managed a run in the sixth, but the Eagles played small ball in the bottom half of the frame to produce the game-winner. Lee singled to open the rally and Riki Haase followed with a sacrifice bunt to advance the runner. Another sacrifice bunt placed Lee on third base with two outs. Miller then provided the heroics with a bloop single on the left side of the infield to push across Lee. Relief pitcher Candace Rogers then closed the door on Hendrix forcing a pop out, strike out and ground out to secure the win. Lee finished 2-for-3 with 3 RBI and Rogers received the win.
March 26, 2019 Women's Tennis Team Falls To UT-Tyler Clarksville, Ark.-The UT-Tyler women's tennis team visited Alexander-Boreham Tennis Center Tuesday afternoon for a non-conference match against the Eagles. The Patriots, in transition to NCAA Division II, came out with a 7-0 victory. At the No. 1 doubles position, Nadia Madronal Karlee Hart fought to a 8-3 setback. The Eagles will travel to Louisiana to take on Louisiana College March 30 and Centenary College March 31.
March 25, 2019 Clay Target Team Finishes Third In The Country At National Championships San Antonio, Texas-The University of the Ozarks clay target team had its highest finish ever at the ACUI Collegiate Clay Target National Championships placing third at the weeklong event in San Antonio. 
March 25, 2019 Durant, Cave Garner SCAC Sportsmanship Awards Lawrenceville, Ga.-The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) announced its eleventh annual winter All-Sportsmanship teams. 
March 23, 2019 David Beck Tosses Two-Hit Complete Game Clarksville, Ark.-Starting pitcher David Beck threw a two-hit complete game to lead the Eagles to a 11-1 win over Howard Payne University in game three Saturday. The Yellow Jackets scored their only run in the third inning on a wild pitch. The Yellow Jackets had one hit in the inning (double) and then advanced the runner on a groundout before the wild pitch. The Eagles plated three runs in the first and then added one in the third, two in the fourth and five in the fifth. Rocky Liveoak and Erick Aguirre each had RBI in the fourth. The Eagles pounded out six hits in the fifth with Josh Stephens, Fielder Dufrene, Liveoak and Breyden Varner all providing Beck with run support. Varner had a two-run double. The right-handed Beck had command of his fastball throughout the game. He fanned both Cliff Lunceford and Noah Payne looking in the third. The following inning, Beck got Ty McCain to ground into a double play and then struck out RJ Roberts to end the inning. In the fifth, he worked around a single and got Noah Coronado to ground into another double play. Beck faced 25 batters, struck out six and issued three walks. Varner and Aguirre had three-hit games for the Eagles.
March 23, 2019 Track Teams Compete In Harding University Invitational Searcy, Ark.-The women's and men's outdoor track teams competed in the Harding University Invitational March 23 in Searcy. Among the highlights included Michael Harris and Nathan Rankin finishing one and two in the 3000-meter steeple. Harris ran a 10:09.57, while Rankin posted a 10:20.18. Harris also set a new school record in the 800-meter (2:00.86). Hannah Smith finished second in the 3000-meter steeple (12:18.91).
March 22, 2019 Howard Payne Baseball Records Two Comeback Wins In Double-Header Clarksville, Ark.-Cliff Lunceford recorded a clutch two-run single in the eighth inning to help Howard Payne University to a 5-3 come-from-behind win in game one Friday. The Eagles opened the game with a run in the first frame on Chance Edwards' RBI single. The gritty Yellow Jackets later followed with a pair of runs in the next inning to hold a 2-1 advantage. The Eagles countered with two runs in the third on Breyden Varner's two-run homer. Howard Payne wouldn't go away and evened the score 3-3 in the sixth. Eventually, the Yellow Jackets were in position to plate the runs needed and delivered in the top of the eighth. From there, the Eagles flew out, grounded out, walked and flew out in the bottom of the eighth. Starting pitcher Dalton Spurgeon induced a double play in the third and relief pitcher Tyler Vernon did the same in the seventh to stop any scoring threats. The Eagles' offense produced eight hits, with Varner and Edwards tallying two hits apiece.
March 22, 2019 Howard Payne Softball Sweeps Eagles Brownwood, Texas-After the Eagles scored one run to open the game, Howard Payne plated four runs the rest of the way to pick up a 4-1 victory in game three Friday. The Eagles threatened in the fourth, but couldn't generate a run. Howard Payne produced three runs in the fifth to secure the game. Hailey Ostrander and Brittney Dean had two hits apiece.
March 21, 2019 Melle Van Duijn Named ASC Player of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks junior Melle Van Duijn was named the American Southwest Conference Co-East Division Men's Tennis Player of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday (March 19).
March 21, 2019 Howard Payne Softball Edges Eagles In Double-Header Brownwood, Texas-Howard Payne scored the game-winning run in the fifth inning on a double steal to pull out a 3-2 come-from-behind win in game one of the series. Sydney Key opened the scoring with a solo home run in the second inning. Hailey Ostrander ripped an RBI single in the third to put the Eagles in front 2-0. But Howard Payne scored once in the bottom of the third and then twice more in the fifth. The Eagles had five hits in the game.
March 19, 2019 Softball Games Against Hendrix College, Howard Payne University Changed Clarksville, Ark.- The Eagles American Southwest Conference series against Howard Payne University has been adjusted this weekend.
March 16, 2019 Baseball Team Completes Sweep Against Mary Hardin-Baylor Belton, Texas-Starting pitcher David Beck scattered four hits and struck out nine over eight innings to lead the Eagles to a 11-4 win over Mary Hardin-Baylor Saturday and complete the sweep against the Crusaders. Beck allowed just one earned run to pick up his second victory of the season. With the score tied 2-2 after six complete innings, the Eagles jumped on Mary Hardin-Baylor with five runs in the seventh. Breyden Varner, Zach Stanley and Sam Swartz drove in runs and Josh Stephens recorded a two-run single to push the Eagles in front 7-2. The Eagles added two more runs in the eighth, one coming from Varner and the other from Chase Edwards. In the top of the ninth, the Eagles extended their lead to 11-2. Beck cruised through the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth innings allowing just four base runners during that span. Swartz went 3-for-4 with three runs for the Eagles.
March 16, 2019 Softball Team Scores Nine In The Sixth To Earn 9-7 Win Clarksville, Ark.-Facing a 4-0 deficit late in the game, the Eagles pulled off an incredible 9-7 come-from-behind win over Louisiana College Saturday. The Eagles scored all nine runs in the bottom of the sixth to secure a wild game three against the Wildcats. Louisiana College held a 1-0 lead all the way until the sixth inning when the visitors added three runs to push the advantage to 4-0. But the Eagles rallied behind seven hits and two walks in the bottom half of the sixth. The Eagles started the memorable inning with a pair of hits and back-to-back walks. The second walk was followed by a sacrifice fly and a single. With the bases loaded again, Jaela Martin recorded a single to drive in another run. Megan Madden reached on a fielder's choice and Hailey Ostrander singled in two runs to keep the rally going. Paige Lee produced the final runs with a two-run double and then scored on an error. The Wildcats did generate three runs in the top of the seventh. Lee went 3-for-4 with two RBI. Candace Rogers pitched the final 1.1 innings to receive the win.
March 15, 2019 Spurgeon Throws Complete Game Shutout; Eagles Win Extra Inning Game Two Benton, Texas-Starting pitcher Dalton Spurgeon threw a three-hit complete game to lead the Eagles to a 6-0 shutout win in game one Friday. The Eagles opened the game with two runs, highlighted by an RBI triple from Erick Aguirre. The Crusaders managed little against the dominant 6-foot-5 right-hander from Missouri. Spurgeon pitched a hitless second, fourth, fifth and seventh inning to keep the shutout intact. Spurgeon mowed down five Crusader batters in the seven-inning outing. It was his first shutout of the season. The Eagles provided a steady dose of run support for Spurgeon throughout the game. Three Eagles had multiple-hit games. Spurgeon faced 27 batters, struck out five and walked three. 
March 15, 2019 Louisiana College Softball Team Takes Friday Double-Header Clarksville, Ark.-A big two-out RBI double in the seventh inning proved to be the difference as Louisiana College escaped with a narrow 4-3 win in game one. Eagles pitcher Abby Mork struck out the first two batters in the top of the seventh, but Desiree Squires ripped a double to centerfield for the potential game-winning run. Abby Sterling then followed with another double to drive in Squires. In the bottom of the seventh, the Eagles put a runner in scoring position as Tori Reiber singled and then stole second. From there, the Wildcats found a way to get the final two outs. In the third, Paige Lee drilled a double to right field to push across Hailey Ostrander and Elisa Cantu. The runs trimmed the deficit to 3-2. The Eagles got a clutch run in the sixth when Lee drew a bases loaded walk, but couldn't muster any more runs. Megan Madden went 3-for-3 to lead the Eagles at the plate and Lee went 1-for-2 with 3 RBI. Abby Mork suffered the loss in a complete game. She had five strikeouts.
March 14, 2019 Crusaders Knock Off Men's Tennis Team Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Mary Hardin-Baylor took a 6-3 win against the men's tennis team Thursday afternoon. 
March 14, 2019 Track Competes In Oklahoma Baptist University Invitational Shawnee, Okla.-The women's and men's outdoor track teams competed in the Oklahoma Baptist University Invitational March 14. 
March 12, 2019 Steady Offense Lifts Henderson State Past Eagles Arkadelphia, Ark.-Henderson State University produced runs in five innings to hand the Eagles a 11-4 setback Tuesday night in Arkadelphia. The Reddies scored two runs in the first and another run in the third to lead 3-0. The Eagles generated three runs in the fifth behind an Edwin Rodriguez RBI single, Zach Stanley RBI double and an RBI groundout from Fielder Dufrene. Henderson State followed suit with three runs in the bottom half of the fifth to take the lead for good. The Reddies matched that total in the sixth and moved ahead 9-3. Rocky Liveoak had an RBI double in the seventh to finish the scoring for the Eagles. Josh Stephens paced the Eagles with two hits. 
March 12, 2019 Jerhett Lee Named To NWCA All-Academic Team Clarksville, Ark.- University of the Ozarks wrestler Jerhett Lee was named to the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic Team, the organization announced recently.
March 12, 2019 Women’s Soccer Team Provides Fun At Valentine’s Dance Clarksville, Ark. – The University of the Ozarks women’s soccer team has a history of serving community members in a variety of ways.
March 9, 2019 Two Grand Slams Ignite 12-Run Seventh To Lift Eagles To 18-16 Win Clarksville, Ark.-Windy conditions kept the ball flying out of Lonnie R. Qualls Field Saturday in game three against Spalding University. The Eagles used two grand slams and 12 runs in the seventh inning to overcome a 10-4 deficit to secure a wild 18-16 win. With wind gusts up to 35 miles per hour throughout the day, Spalding scored five runs in the first inning, including a three-run homer. Sam Swartz homered in the second to get one run back, but Spalding cranked out a two-run homer in the second to take a 7-1 lead. Swartz tripled in two runs in the third inning to make it 8-3. Trailing 10-4 after six complete innings, the Eagles changed the game by recording six hits and exploding for 12 runs in the seventh. The scoring begin when Josh Stephens drew a bases loaded walk, followed by a Zach Stanley RBI single. Another bases loaded walk, this time by Fielder Dufrene, drove in another run. Rocky Liveoak then blasted a grand slam to give the Eagles a 11-10 advantage. The patient Stephens drew another bases loaded walk to plate a run and then Stanley flexed his muscles by cranking out a grand slam to put the score at 16-10. The offensive show wasn't over for the Eagles as Liveoak and Breyden Varner hit solo home runs in the eighth.  With the Eagles leading 18-12 and the game far from over, Spalding hit a grand slam in the top of the ninth. With one out, relief pitcher Tyler Vernon forced two flyouts to end the game. Liveoak went 3-for-5 with five RBI. Stanley went 2-for-3 with five RBI and three runs. Varner went 3-for-5 with four runs. Swartz went 3-for-5 with three RBI. In all, a combined eight home runs were hit in the game.
March 9, 2019 Clay Target Team Wins Third Straight Team Spring Championship Arcadia, Okla. – The University of the Ozarks women’s and men’s clay target team won their third consecutive championship of the spring season over the weekend.
March 8, 2019 Spalding Baseball Edges Eagles In Double-Header Clarksville, Ark.-Spalding overcame a strong pitching performance from starter Dalton Spurgeon to edge the Eagles 4-3 in game one. Spurgeon mowed down 11 Spalding batters over 8.1 innings, but ended up receiving the loss. A big RBI double from Spalding's Zane Baker in the top of the ninth proved to be the difference in the game against Spurgeon. But it was the Eagles who plated three runs in the first on two hits. Chase Edwards was responsible for two of those runs as he laced a single to centerfield. The other run came from a Spalding miscue in the field. Spalding matched the Eagles with three runs in the next frame to even the score. Neither team produced much offense until Spalding recorded two hits in the ninth. After allowing hits in the first and second, Spurgeon threw a hitless third, fourth, sixth, seventh and eighth innings. Edwards and Rey Lozano each had two hits.
March 8, 2019 John Brown University Outlasts Men's Tennis Team Clarksville, Ark.-John Brown University took its third win in as many tries this season against the men's tennis team with a 7-2 victory.
March 8, 2019 Belhaven Slips Past Eagles To Notch Friday Sweep Jackson, Miss.-A three-run third inning proved to be the difference in game one as Belhaven handed the Eagles a 6-4 setback. The Eagles struck first with a run from Tori Reiber in the opening frame. Belhaven tied the score in the bottom of the first and then posted three runs in the third. The Eagles got one run back in the fourth, but the Blazers responded with two runs later in the inning. The Eagles made it 6-4 in the fifth on a Paige Lee RBI triple and took advantage of a Belhaven miscue. The Eagles went down in order in the sixth. The visitors had a runner on third with one out in the seventh, but couldn't produce the run.
March 8, 2019 Friday Night Loss Ends Jerhett Lee's Run At NCAA III National Championships Roanoke, Va.-After dropping his first match to No. 1 seed James Bethel from SUNY Oneonta, Jerhett Lee came back with a win over Wade Ripple from Wabash, but then his season ended with a loss against Jake O'Brien from Ithaca Friday night. Lee's consolation win came as a result of a fall against Ripple in the second period. Wrestling in the 285 class, Lee went 1-2 at the National Championships. O'Brien topped Lee by decision (8-1). Lee ends the season with All-American Scholar-Athlete accolades and had 30-plus wins.
March 8, 2019 Women's Tennis Team Nets Third Win Over John Brown University Clarksville, Ark.-For the third time this season, the women's tennis team posted a win over John Brown University.
March 7, 2019 Abby Mork Tosses Complete Game Shutout, Taylor Teague Drives In Two Raymond, Miss.-Abby Mork tossed a complete game shutout and Taylor Teague drove in two runs to push the Eagles past Belhaven University 4-0 Thursday night in American Southwest Conference play. With a 1-0 lead, Mork worked quickly in the first inning retiring the side. The Eagles gave her run support in the second as Paige Lee and Teague singled in runs. Mork induced a double play ball in the bottom half of the second to keep the momentum. Ahead 4-0, Mork then tossed six more shutout inning against the Blazers. Mork finished with three strikeouts and scattered six hits over seven innings. Teague finished 2-for-4 with two runs batted in.
March 5, 2019 Hendrix College Baseball Team Records Another Shutout Clarksville, Ark.-Hendrix College plated two runs in the first inning and the Warrior pitcher staff cruised through nine innings to shutout the Eagles 3-0 on a chilly night in Conway. A two-run single up the middle by Hendrix in the first put the Warriors in control early. The Eagles' offense did get runners in scoring position in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings, but couldn't advance them any further. The Eagles totaled just four hits. Garrett Williams logged 6.2 innings and received the loss.
March 5, 2019 Softball Series Against Belhaven Adjusted Clarksville, Ark.- There has been a schedule change to the weekend softball series against Belhaven University as a result of inclement weather.
March 5, 2019 Jerhett Lee Prepares For NCAA III Wrestling National Championships Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks wrestling program has qualified another wrestler to the NCAA Division III Championships. The Eagles had their first-ever national qualifiers last season and followed that history up with a qualification from heavyweight Jerhett Lee in 2019. The National Championships will take place Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9, in Roanoke, Virginia. Hosted by Ferrum College, Lee (285) advanced to the national championships after finishing third at the regional championships February 23-24. At the National Championships, Lee will face James Bethel in his first match Friday. Bethel, who is from SUNY Oneonto, has posted a 45-1 record this season. Lee comes into his fight with a 34-4 record. Under third-year head coach LeRoy Gardner, the wrestling program has had three wrestlers qualify for Nationals.
March 2, 2019 Baseball Team Swept By Concordia University Texas Clarksville, Ark.-Concordia University Texas completed a three-game sweep against the Eagles with a 6-2 victory Saturday. The Tornados opened the game with a 4-0 lead after three innings. The Eagles got on the scoreboard in the fourth when Chase Edwards doubled in Breyden Varner. Trailing 6-1, the Eagles cut into the lead with one run in the bottom of the sixth with an Edwards solo home run. But the Eagles couldn't generate any more runs. Blake Benson suffered his first loss of the season. He went 5.1 innings, while Corey Steward went 3.2. Steward allowed just one hit in his time on the mound. Edwards went 3-for-4 at the plate.
March 2, 2019 Sul Ross State Escapes With 3-2 Win Clarksville, Ark.-Sul Ross State University worked out of a seventh inning jam to edge the Eagles 3-2 Saturday in game three. The Eagles trailed 3-2 heading into the final inning and quickly put one runner on board as Tori Reiber singled up the middle. Jaela Martin later followed with a walk to put two runners on base. With one out, a groundout put both runners in scoring position. But Sul Ross got a clutch strikeout to strand both runners and seal the game. Sul Ross took a 1-0 lead in the first and held the advantage until the bottom of the fifth. Reiber drove in a run with a double. The Lobos answered with a run in the top of sixth, but the Eagles plated a run in the bottom half of the frame on a Taylor Teague RBI double. Sul Ross scored the game-winning run in the top of the seventh on a single through the left side of the infield. Reiber paced the team with two hits. It was the third one-run loss of the season for the Eagles.
March 2, 2019 Clay Target Team Adds Another Title; Skaggs, Arnold Earn HOA Columbia, Mo.-The University of the Ozarks women's and men's clay target team added another team title to its belt with a championship from the University of Missouri Tundra Shootout.
March 2, 2019 Eagles Open Outdoor Track Season At Hendrix College Conway, Ark.-The Eagles opened the 2019 outdoor season at the Hendrix College Alumni Open Saturday. Michael Harris won the 5k race with a time of 15:45.28, a personal record. Aaron Capehart won the 800-meter with a time of 2:05.71. Silvia Chavez placed second in the 1500-meter with a time of 5:45.37.
March 1, 2019 Softball Team Splits With Sul Ross State University Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles broke open a scoreless game in the fourth inning by powering five runs on the board and eventually notching run-rule win against Sul Ross State University 8-0 Friday in game one. Starting pitcher Abby Mork was masterful in the shutout as she threw a one-hitter. Sydney Key got things going for the offense singling in a run. With one out, Sierra Jasna doubled in two runs. Elisa Cantu drove in a run and later stole home to make it 5-0. In the fifth after Tori Reiber recorded an RBI, Key sent the Eagle fans into a frenzy as she hit an inside the park homerun. The Eagles got the final run on a Megan Madden RBI single. The Eagles had 12 hits on the day, with four players recording multiple-hit games. Mork, who didn't allow a base runner until the third inning, struck out three and walked two.
February 28, 2019 Weather Forces Baseball Series Adjustment Clarksville, Ark.-Due to inclement weather, the baseball series against Concordia University Texas has been adjusted.
February 26, 2019 Blake Benson Named To D3Baseball.com Team of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks freshman pitcher Blake Benson was named to the D3Baseball.com Team of the Week, it was announced Monday.
February 26, 2019 Baseball Team Splits Twinbill With NCAA II Harding University Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles picked up a 4-1 win against NCAA II Harding University behind strong pitching and solid defense. Starting pitcher Garrett Williams scattered five hits over five innings to pick up the win. Williams allowed just one run and walked only one while fanning a pair. The Eagles gave Williams all the run support he needed in the second inning. Erick Aguirre, Sam Swartz and Josh Stephens all singled to the outfield to push across runs. Leading 3-0, the Eagles got an insurance run in the fourth on Breyden Varner's RBI single. From there, pitcher Tyler Vernon threw a scoreless inning and closer Corey Steward tossed the final inning to receive a save. The defense did not commit an error in the game. Both teams had seven hits. Varner paced the Eagles with a 2-for-3 performance. 
February 26, 2019 Bryson Johnson Named All-Conference Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks men's basketball player Bryson Johnson was named All-Conference by the American Southwest Conference, it was announced Tuesday (Feb. 26) following a vote of the league's head coaches.
February 26, 2019 Jacob Jones Named All-Conference Swimmer Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks junior swimmer Jacob Jones earned All-Conference honors at the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Championships.   
February 26, 2019 Karlee Hart Earns Second ASC Player of the Week Award Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks junior Karlee Hart was named the American  Southwest Conference East Division Women's Tennis Player of the Week for the second week in a row, the conference announced Tuesday (February 26).
February 25, 2019 Varner Homers Twice To Lead Eagles To Series Win Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles played one of their best games of the season combining an outstanding pitching effort, home run hitting and flawless defense to upend East Texas Baptist University 13-3 and win the series Monday afternoon. Freshman starting pitcher Blake Benson threw another gem to move his record to 2-0 on the season. Benson tossed a complete game (7.0 innings), struck out four, issued just one walk and faced 28 batters. Meanwhile, the Eagles' offense went through six Tiger pitchers in the game and Breyden Varner homered twice to power the offense. Chase Edwards also homered, but it was Rocky Liveoak that led the offense with three hits. Varner and Edwards went yard in back-to-back at-bats in the first inning. The Eagles' defense played error free for Benson. In the sixth, the Eagles exploded for seven runs on five hits to take a 9-2 lead. In the seventh, Varner cranked out his fifth home run of the season to drive in three runs. Varner finished with five RBI and Edwards had three RBI.
February 25, 2019 Softball Team Suffers Shutout Against Mary Hardin-Baylor Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles had another tough loss against Mary Hardin-Baylor as the Crusaders got out of a bases loaded jam to pick up a 3-0 win against the Eagles Monday. The Eagles loaded the bases with one out in the fourth inning, but the Crusaders were able to tag a sliding Tori Reiber at home plate and then force a fly out to end the threat. The Eagles played smart defense in the sixth inning as the Crusaders loaded the bases with no outs. Pitcher Candace Rogers forced back-to-back ground balls to third baseman Sydney Key, who promptly threw home for the outs. The third out came when Rogers got a force out at second base. The Crusaders eventually broke the scoreless game in the top of seventh with three decisive runs. Megan Madden went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Eagles.
February 25, 2019 Four Earn Women's Basketball All-Conference Honors Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks women's basketball players Hailey Ostrander, Delanei Stephens, Savannah Kate Smith and Kerigan Bradshaw received honors from the American Southwest Conference, it was announced Monday (Feb. 25) following a vote of the league's head coaches.
February 24, 2019 Baseball Team Splits ASC Opener Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles broke open a 6-6 tie with a Chase Edwards RBI single to push across the go-ahead run in the bottom of the fifth and secure a 8-7 win over East Texas Baptist University in game one. The Eagles added another run in the bottom of the sixth when Erick Aguirre homered. The Tigers got one run back in the top of the seventh, but Corey Steward was able to force a flyout and then recorded a strikeout to end the game. Sam Swartz generated a run in the first inning on a RBI single. In the third frame, Dakota Ebarb cranked out a two-run homer to give the Eagles a 3-1 advantage. East Texas Baptist, however, stormed back in the top of the fourth and scored five runs to hold a 6-3 lead. The lead was quickly erased as the Eagles responded with three runs in the bottom half of the fourth. Breyden Varner had an RBI, Edwards smashed a home run and Aguirre recorded another RBI to even the contest 6-6. For the game, the Eagles pounded out 14 hits. Edwards led the charge with a 3-for-4 performance at the plate.
February 24, 2019 Mary Hardin-Baylor Softball Team Wins Twice On Sunday Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles appeared to be in control of the game until Mary Hardin-Baylor exploded for seven runs in the final inning to earn a 10-4 win in game one. Prior to the seventh, Mary Hardin-Baylor had ten hits and three runs. In all, the Crusaders recorded eight hits and three home runs in the seventh. In the second inning, Jaela Martin evened the game 1-1 with a RBI single. The Crusaders took the lead back, 2-1, in the fourth. But the Eagles generated three runs in the bottom of the fourth on two hits. Taylor Teague had an RBI double and Paige Lee followed with a two-run double to give the Eagles a 4-2 advantage heading into the fifth. With a 4-3 lead and needing just two outs in the seventh, the game took an unexpected turn as Mary Hardin-Baylor hammered out three home runs to take momentum of the game. Teague and Lee had two hits apiece. 
February 24, 2019 Clay Target Team Captures Eagle Shootout Title Clarksville, Ark. – The University of the Ozarks women’s and men’s clay target team won the Eagle Shootout title Saturday in Clarksville.
February 24, 2019 Jerhett Lee Qualifies For NCAA III National Championships Clarksville, Ark.-Jerhett Lee (285) led the Eagles at the NCAA III Lower Midwest Regional to a ninth-place finish and qualified to compete in the NCAA III National Championships March 8-9 in Roanoke, Virginia. Lee, who placed third as a heavy weight, punched his ticket to the National Championships with a Fall (4:21) over Audel Ochoa from North Central. The Eagles also had two other place winners. Nathan Rankin (125) and Jaylen York (141) finished fifth and sixth, respectively. Lee is the second from the program to qualify in as many seasons. Rankin advanced last season, a first for the program.
February 23, 2019 Wrestlers Advance In NCAA III Regional Dubuque, iowa-The Eagles finished day one at the NCAA III Lower Midwest regional in ninth-place Saturday. The Eagles will continue in day two, the final day, tomorrow. Nathan Rankin (125) advanced to the semi-finals of the regional after posting wins over Simpson College and Lutheran. He recorded two falls. Rankin will face Eron Haynes from Nebraska Wesleyan Sunday. Jaylen York (141) will battle for a top-3 spot through the consolation bracket. York won by a fall, and then lost by decision (13-10). He then came back to earn a win by fall. Jerhett Lee (285) will also look to advance to nationals through the consolation bracket. Lee had a fall, but then lost by a fall. He came back to record another win by major decision to continue competition. 
February 22, 2019 Men's Tennis Tops Howard Payne 7-2 Abilene, Texas-The men's tennis team traveled to Abilene, Texas, over the weekend and went 1-2 against competition.
February 22, 2019 Weather Forces Changes To Baseball, Clay Target And Softball Schedules Clarksville, Ark.-Due to inclement weather, there have been several changes to the weekend events at home for the baseball, clay target and softball programs.
February 22, 2019 Women's Tennis Team Goes 1-2 On Texas Trip Abilene, Texas-The women's tennis team went 1-2 on a Texas roadtrip over the weekend.
February 21, 2019 Eagles Fall In Quarterfinal Of ASC Tournament Benton, Texas-Hardin-Simmons University started the game off shooting 84 percent from the field in the first quarter and never looked back earning a 67-49 win over the Eagles in the quarterfinals of the American Southwest Conference Tournament Thursday. The Cowgirls missed just two shots in the first quarter and held a 28-16 advantage after ten minutes of play. The Cowgirls cooled off in the second quarter, but still held a 39-23 halftime lead. At the half, Delanei Stephens scored ten points for the Eagles. In the third quarter, the Eagles made just three field goals and trailed 55-32 heading into the final quarter. The Eagles did improve their shooting percentage in the fourth quarter, hitting 41 percent from the floor. The Eagles ended the quarter outscoring Hardin-Simmons 17-12. Hailey Ostrander started the scoring in the fourth with a three-pointer. Ostrander drilled another three-pointer and Delanei Stephens hit a shot to cut it to 59-42 with 5:43 left. Another three-pointer by Kamryn McKinney made the score 61-45. The Eagles continued to fight and McKinney made another shot to bring the score to 61-47, but that would be as close as the Eagles could get. Stephens led the team with 12 points. In the end, Hardin-Simmons shot 48 percent from the floor, while the Eagles hit 30 percent.
February 21, 2019 Wrestling Team Aims For Success At NCAA III Regional This Weekend Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks wrestling team will compete in the NCAA Division III Lower Midwest Regional Championships February 23-24 at the Five Flags Center in Dubuque, Iowa.
February 20, 2019 Eagles Strike Out 16 Times In Loss To Hendrix Conway, Ark.-Hendrix College starting pitcher Andrei Stoya threw a two-hitter and struck out 13 to lead Hendrix College to a 7-0 shutout win over the Eagles Wednesday night in Conway. Stoya had a no-hitter going into the third inning. Hendrix jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the third inning and then added one run in four other frames to provide a consistent offense. The Eagles had a runner reach first base in the second inning, third inning, fourth inning, fifth inning and eighth inning. Zach Stanley had both hits for the Eagles.
February 19, 2019 Karlee Hart Named ASC Player of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks junior Karlee Hart was named the American Southwest Conference East Division Women’s Tennis Player of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday (February 19).
February 18, 2019 Freshman Blake Benson Spins Shutout In First Collegiate Start Clarksville, Ark.-Freshman left-hander Blake Benson spun a complete game shutout in his first collegiate start Monday. Benson went eight innings, fanned eight and scattered five hits in a 10-0 win. It was the first shutout for the Eagles since 2016. The win also gave the Eagles the sweep against Westminster College. Benson worked quickly in the first striking out two batters and forcing a flyout. He retired the side in the second and then gave up two hits in the third. He also retired the side in the fourth. He induced a double play in the sixth and retired the side in the seventh and eighth innings to keep the shutout intact. The Eagles' offense manufactured a steady dose of runs for Benson throughout the game. Chase Edwards highlighted the offense with a two-run shot in the fourth. Edwards finished 2-for-5 with five RBI.
February 17, 2019 Eagles Win Wild Game One With Varner Driving In Seven Clarksville, Ark.-The offense pounded out 16 hits and Breyden Varner drove in seven runs to help the Eagles overcome a seven-run third inning from Westminster College and secure a wild 15-11 win in game one of Sunday's double-header. Varner started the scoring fest in the bottom of the first when he sent a three-run homer over the center field wall. Westminster had a big third inning recording six hits and scoring seven runs to hold a 8-4 advantage. The Eagles were far from done though as the offense provided two runs in the bottom of the third to cut the deficit to 8-6. Westminster got both runs back in the fourth, but the Eagles produced two runs on Rocky Liveoak's two-run double in the bottom half of the frame. Trailing 11-8, the Eagles had another big inning to take the lead for good. This time, in the bottom of the fifth, Rey Lozano doubled in a pair of runs and Varner smashed his second homer of the game to drive in three more. Dakota Ebarb then sliced a double to center field to push across the sixth run of the inning. Varner had more to do as he doubled to center field to record his seventh RBI of the game in the sixth. From there, closer Corey Steward threw a hitless seventh inning to end the game.
February 16, 2019 Men's Basketball Team Hits 50 percent In Senior Day Win Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles ended the season on a high note earning a 82-67 win over Belhaven University on Senior Day. The Eagles shot a solid 50 percent from the field on the day. The Eagles used their depth to wear down Belhaven as 17 players saw action in the game. The Eagles led 34-28 at halftime, and extended the lead to 47-36 at the 14:24 mark of the second half on Darnel Renelique's basket and free throw. Belhaven hung around and cut the deficit to 52-50 around the 12-minute mark, but the Eagles controlled the rest of the game. Renelique posted a double-double, but it was Jacobe Davis that sparked the offense with 16 points. It was the final game for seniors Skyler Barnes, Clay Conley and Lance Gardner.
February 16, 2019 Men's Tennis Team Goes 1-1 In Conway Conway, Ark.-The men's tennis team went 1-1 in Conway against Hendrix College and John Brown University February 16.
February 16, 2019 Softball Team Wins Conference Series Against Concordia University Texas Austin, Texas-The Eagles won their American Southwest Conference series against Concordia University Texas with a 3-1 win Saturday. The Eagles used a steady offense and pitchers Abby Mork and Candace Rogers allowed a combined two hits in the entire contest. The Eagles scored in the third, fourth and fifth innings and did not allow a run in the final three frames. In the fourth, Paige Lee ripped an RBI single to center field to drive in Elisa Cantu. In the fifth, Cantu delivered a single herself to drive in Alexis Holt. The final score came when Kieara Bryant doubled in Lee in the sixth. Rogers retired the side in the sixth and seventh innings. Rogers received the save, while Mork took the win.
February 16, 2019 Belhaven Women Pull Off Upset Clarksville, Ark.-On a day where neither team was able to find much success shooting the ball, the visiting Belhaven Univerrsity Blazers hit just enough shots to secure a 68-63 win over the Eagles. Despite the loss, the Eagles have qualified for the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament under first-year head coach Kourtni Williams.  The Eagles are the No. 3 seed out of the East Division and will play Hardin-Simmons University in Belton, Texas, February 21. The Eagles had a strong showing in the first quarter and even pulled out to a 17-10 lead. The Blazers returned the favor with a strong showing of their own in the second quarter, that was good enough to pull ahead, 30-29 at the half. The emotion of Senior Day took over, and seniors Hailey Ostrander, Savannah Kate Smith, and Diamond Goodwyn combined to account for 20 points at the break. Belhaven guards Aaliyaha Thornton and Brittany Ford sparked a late, third quarter charge, which gave the visitors a ten-point advantage heading into the final frame. Smith and Ostrander led a valiant comeback for the Eagles, but the lead proved to be too much to overcome, as the home squad fell by five points. Aaliyaha Thornton and Brittany Ford paced Belahaven with 16 points a piece. Smith paved the way for Ozarks with 22 points and four rebounds. 
February 16, 2019 Williams Guides Women's Basketball Team To Playoffs In First Season Clarksville, Ark.-Under first-year head coach Kourtni Williams, the University of the Ozarks women's basketball team has qualified for the American Southwest Championship Tournament and will face Hardin-Simmons University February 21 at 12:00 p.m. in Belton, Texas, in the quarterfinals.
February 16, 2019 Swim Teams Show Improvement At SCAC Championships San Antonio, Texas-The University of the Ozarks women's and men's swim teams wrapped up competition at the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships Saturday and improved one spot from a year ago.
February 16, 2019 Women's Tennis Team Tops John Brown 6-3 Conway, Ark.-The women's tennis team went 1-1 in Conway against Hendrix College and John Brown University February 16.
February 15, 2019 Swim Teams Compete In Day Three Of SCAC Championships San Antonio, Texas-The University of the Ozarks women's and men's swim teams completed day three of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships Friday.
February 15, 2019 Michael Harris Named To USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks sophomore cross country runner Michael Harris was named to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team.
February 15, 2019 Softball Team Takes Game One Against Concordia University Texas Austin, Texas-The Eagles held a 6-4 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, but had to hold off Concordia University Texas to secure a 6-5 conference-opening win Friday night in game one. The Tornados loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom half of the frame and then drove one run in with an infield single to cut it to 6-5. With the bases still loaded, Abby Mork got a fly out to center field to end the threat. The Eagles used a productive third inning to grab a 5-2 advantage. Sierra Jasna drew a bases loaded walk, then Mork delivered a two-run double and Sydney Key followed with a two-run single. Kieara Bryant drove in the Eagles' final run with a single to center field. Concordia made things uncomfortable for the Eagles rallying late, but Mork settled in to force a flyout. Mork helped her own cause by finishing 2-for-3 with two RBI at the plate. 
February 15, 2019 Hannah Smith Named To USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks senior cross country runner Hannah Smith was named to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team.
February 15, 2019 Cross Country Teams Honored For Academic Success Clarksville, Ark.- The University of the Ozarks women's and men’s cross country teams earned the team academic award from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
February 14, 2019 Louisiana College Drills 12 Three-Pointers In Win Clarksville, Ark.-Louisiana College hit 34-of-64 (53%) of its shots to cruise past the Eagles 95-59. The Wildcats were hot from the outside, hitting 12-of-25 (48%), and made 15-of-17 (88%) from the free throw line. The Wildcats led 48-21 at halftime and never let the Eagles threatened seriously. 
February 14, 2019 Jacob Jones Sets School Record In Day Two Of SCAC Championships San Antonio, Texas-The University of the Ozarks women's and men's swim teams completed day two of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships Thursday.
February 14, 2019 Eagles Secure No. 3 Seed In Playoffs With Win Clarksville, Ark.-Under first-year head coach Kourtni Williams, the Eagles have qualified for the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament. With a 83-72 win over Louisiana College, the Eagles have secured the No. 3 seed out of the East Division. Louisiana College did make things interesting by hanging around late in the second half, cutting it to 74-72 with two minutes left, but the Eagles didn't let the Wildcats score again. The Eagles held a 40-32 halftime advantage, but the Wildcats grabbed the lead back in the third quarter. Eventually, the Eagles went into the fourth quarter with a 60-56 advantage. After Louisiana College pulled within two points late in the final quarter, the Eagles clamped down on defense for the win. Throughout the game Hailey Ostrander seemed to hit big shots and finished with 22 points. Delanei Stephens followed with 16 points and missed just two shots from the field. Savannah Kate Smith had 14 points, while Kelsey Dixson scored 10 points and had eight rebounds.
February 13, 2019 Eagles' Rally Falls Short Against NCAA II Ouachita Baptist Arkadelphia, Ark.-The Eagles dropped a 9-7 decision to NCAA II Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia Wednesday. The Eagles made an impressive comeback after trailing 9-0, but simply ran out of innings. The Tigers plated five runs in the third inning and then added three runs in the fourth inning to hold a comfortable 8-0 advantage. In the seventh frame, the Eagles finally got on the board when Zach Stanley homered. In the eighth, the Eagles' bats really got going scoring five runs on four hits. Erick Aguirre, Josh Stephens and Rey Lozano all had RBI. The Eagles headed into the ninth trailing 9-6, and loaded the bases with one out in the top half of the inning. The Eagles cut the deficit to 9-7 when Aguirre recorded a sacrifice RBI, but that would be it for the visitors. Chase Edwards went 3-for-4 for the Eagles.
February 13, 2019 Swim Teams Compete In Relays At Day One Of SCAC Championships San Antonio, Texas-The University of the Ozarks women's and men's swim teams completed day one of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships by competing in relays.
February 12, 2019 Jonah Martinez Named ASC Player of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks junior Jonah Martinez was named the American Southwest Conference East Division Men’s Tennis Player of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday (February 12).
February 10, 2019 Men's Tennis Team Opens Spring Season Against Millsaps College Conway, Ark.-The men's tennis team opened the 2019 Spring season with a 7-2 loss to Millsaps College in Conway Sunday.
February 10, 2019 Prather Gets First Win As Head Coach Memphis, Tenn.-New head coach Denise Prather led her team to a 7-6 win over Huntingdon College Sunday earning her first collegiate win as a head coach. Prather's club got big hits and played clutch defense in the sixth and seventh to secure the game. The Eagles generated two runs in the first inning, two more in the second and another two more in the third. After the third, the game was all tied up at 6-6. Riki Haase tripled in a pair of runs in the third for the Eagles. From there, starting pitcher Candace Rogers was lights out as she did not allow a run in the fourth, fifth, sixth or seventh inning. In the bottom of the fourth, Kieara Bryant blasted a momentum changing solo home run to break the tie and prove to the be game-winner. Huntingdon threatened in the sixth loading the bases with no outs, but the Eagles got an out at home and then Rogers forced a double play to end it. The Eagles were tested once more in the top of the seventh as Huntingdon loaded the bases with one out. The Eagles got another out at home and then Rogers recorded a flyout to end the game. Bryant ended the game with two runs, two hits and two RBI. Rogers pitched a complete game. 
February 9, 2019 Eagles Fight Back In Game One Loss Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles made a furious comeback late in game one scoring five runs in the final inning only to fall 8-6 Saturday. University of Dallas pounded out four hits and scored six runs in the third inning to take the game's momentum early. University of Dallas starting pitcher Conrad Voss was lights out as he tossed six innings and allowed just two hits. The Eagles did plate a run in the third on Rey Lozano's groundout RBI to make it 6-1. As Voss cruised, the Crusaders made a pitching change in the bottom of the seventh that almost proved costly. The bottom of the inning opened with an error, but the Crusaders then got back-to-back outs to appear in control. But things unraveled quickly as the Eagles mounted a comeback and eventually had the game-winning run on base. Josh Stephens doubled in a run and then later in the frame, Chase Edwards delivered a big two-out bases clearing double to make it 8-5. Sam Swartz singled in a run to put runners at first and second. From there, a second Crusader relief pitcher was able to force a groundout to end the game. Edwards finished 1-for-4 with three RBI. Starting pitcher David Beck took the loss after tossing 2.2 innings. He had four strikeouts.
February 9, 2019 Indoor Track Team Competes At University of Oklahoma Norman, Okla.-The Eagles competed in the University of Central Oklahoma Open on the campus of University of Oklahoma Saturday. The top finisher for the Eagles was on the men's side. Michael Harris posted a time of 4:31.31 in the one-mile to place third overall. The UCO Open wraps up the indoor season for the Eagles.
February 9, 2019 Softball Team Opens Season With High-Scoring Losses Memphis, Tenn.-The Eagles dropped an up-and-down game one 9-7 against Huntingdon College to open the season and spoiling the head coaching debut of Denise Prather after jumping out to a 4-0 lead early on. The Eagles generated four runs on four hits in the first, with Sierra Jasna, Paige Lee, Tori Reiber and Sydney Key all driving in runs. Lee had a double while the remaining three had singles. Huntingdon would eventually take a 5-4 lead after four complete innings, but the Eagles responded with two runs in the top of the fourth. This time Kieara Bryant and Abby Mork drove in runs with singles to the outfield. Huntingdon would even the game 6-6 in the bottom half of the fifth and then add three more runs in the sixth. The Eagles made another rally in the top of the seventh when runners were at the corners with one out. An RBI groundout pushed one run across, but Huntingdon was able to record the final out on the next batter. In all, the Eagles pounded out 11 hits, with Bryant and Lee pacing the team with two apiece. 
February 9, 2019 Eagles Post Program's Highest Finish At Conference Championships Montgomery, Alabama-The Eagles finished second at the Southeast Conference Championships in Alabama Saturday, marking the program's highest finish ever at the conference tournament. Last season, the Eagles placed fourth overall. The Eagles now turn their attention to the NCAA Division III Regionals February 23-24 in Iowa. Highlighting the championships were Nathan Rankin (125), Miguel Baray (184), Adolfo Sotolongo (197) and Jerhett Lee (285), all of whom won individual conference titles in their respective weight class. In all, the Eagles had five more wrestlers finish among the top-4. These included Corey Muniz (133), Stephen Fox (133), Jaylen York (141), Jacob Sherrill (165) and N'Dayambaje John (174).
February 9, 2019 Women's Tennis Team Opens Spring Season With Loss Against Millsaps Conway, Ark.-The women's tennis team opened the 2019 Spring season with a 9-0 setback against Millsaps College in Conway.
February 8, 2019 Thomas Ross Named ASC Distinguished Scholar-Athlete Clarksville, Ark.-Thomas Ross has added another academic award to his career as he won the American Southwest Conference Men’s Soccer Distinguished Scholar-Athlete for the 2018 Fall season, the league office announced Friday (February 8).
February 8, 2019 2019 Spring Men's Tennis Preview Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles powered their way to the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament in 2018. It was the fifth consecutive season the program has qualified for the post-season. The Eagles are mostly made up of sophomores and juniors, with only one senior on the roster. Led by No. 1 singles player Melle Van Duijn, the Eagles have experience and depth within the team. Van Duijn, an All-Conference player, opened some eyes when he and Spencer Turner defeated the highly-regarded UT-Tyler doubles tandem 8-6 last season. Juniors Cole Lankford and Jonah Martinez have been All-Conference in the past, while fellow junior Bryce Johnson is prepared for a break-out season. Junior Walker Murray has also shown flashes of potential for the Eagles. Veteran head coach Jeff Kutac will have the luxury of coaching at the new multi-million dollar Tennis Center, which officially opened October 27, 2018. The facility is the best in NCAA Division III and includes PlaySight technology.
February 8, 2019 Michael Harris Named ASC Distinguished Scholar-Athlete For Cross Country Clarksville, Ark.-Sophomore cross country standout Michael Harris was named the American Southwest Conference Men’s Cross Country Distinguished Scholar-Athlete for the 2018 Fall season, the league office announced Friday (February 8).
February 8, 2019 2019 Spring Women's Tennis Preview Clarksville, Ark.-Under first-year head coach Jeff Kutac, the Eagles qualified for the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament last season. Kutac and the Eagles now aim for another post-season appearance with a more experienced team. The Eagles will also benefit from the addition of dymnamic player Nadia Madronal. The Eagles return Karlee Hart, Kirsten Endicott, Tori Woods and Alexis Rogers. The Eagles have built a post-season tradition having advanced to the conference tournament three straight seasons. The veteran Kutac will have the luxury of coaching at the new multi-million dollar Tennis Center, which officially opened October 27, 2018. The facility is the best in NCAA Division III and includes PlaySight technology.
February 7, 2019 2019 Baseball Preview Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks baseball team made significant strides in 2018 qualifying for the post-season for the first time in nearly a decade and now the rising club aims for even bigger things in 2019. 
February 7, 2019 Men's Basketball Team Drops Road Game To Division Leader Richardson, Texas-Texas Dallas shot 67 percent from the field to hand the Eagles a 95-72 setback Thursday night. The Eagles shot a respectable 51 percent from the floor. Texas Dallas led 48-34 at intermission behind 70 percent shooting from the field. Cordy Winston and Bryson Johnson each scored 12 points.
February 7, 2019 No. 19 Texas Dallas Claims Win Over Women's Basketball Team Richardson, Texas-No. 19 Texas Dallas held the Eagles scoreless from the three-point line in the game and limited them to four points in the second quarter en route to a 55-34 win Thursday. Texas Dallas led just 11-9 after the first quarter, but exploded for 20 points in the second quarter to take over the game. Neither team shot well in the contest. Texas Dallas hit 29 percent from the field and the Eagles made 25 percent. The Eagles went 0-for-16 from long-range, while Texas Dallas hit 3-of-18. Delanei Stephens paced the Eagles with 11 points.
February 6, 2019 2019 Softball Preview Clarksville, Ark.-The 2018 University of the Ozarks softball team produced a historic season as it qualified for the American Southwest Conference post-season Tournament for the first time in program history. 
February 6, 2019 Nathan Rankin Named Wrestler of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks sophomore Nathan Rankin was named the Southeast Conference Wrestler of the Week, it was announced Wednesday.
February 5, 2019 Henrietta, Toland Named SCAC Swimmers of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks seniors Kaitlyn Henrietta and Jacob Toland were named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Swimmers of the Week, the conference office announced Tuesday (Feb. 5). 
February 4, 2019 2018 Fall ASC All-Academic Team Announced Clarksville, Ark.- 38 University of the Ozarks student-athletes have been named to the 2018 Fall American Southwest Conference All-Academic Team, it was announced by the league office February 2.
February 2, 2019 LeTourneau Men Hand Eagles Road Loss Longview, Texas-The Eagles had trouble making any comebacks in a 88-77 loss against LeTourneau University Saturday in league play. LeTourneau held a 45-35 halftime advantage and then built a 20-point lead with 12:55 remaining in the game. The Eagles were forced to play catch-up in the second half. The Eagles shot just 53 percent from the free throw line in the game. Bryson Johnson led the Eagles with 17 points.
February 2, 2019 Henderson State Edges Eagles On Senior Day Clarksville, Ark.-The Henderson State men's swim team edged the Eagles 128-114 Saturday on Senior Day.
February 2, 2019 Smith Wins 5000-Meter Race At MSSU Lion Open Joplin, Mo.-The Eagles competed in the Missouri Southern State University Lion Indoor Open February 1-2 in Joplin. The women's distance medley relay ran a 14:41.08. The men's distance medley relay ran a 11:22.98. Both were school records. Hannah Smith won the 5000-meter run with a time of 20:42.41. Michael Harris finished fifth in the 5000-meter run with a time of 16:21.04. Smith placed tenth in the one-mile run with a time of 5:42.41. Harris placed 11th in the one-mile run with a time of 4:31.59. Both the one-mile runs were school records.
February 2, 2019 Eagles Score Second Win Over LeTourneau Longview, Texas-The Eagles produced another outstanding defensive effort holding LeTourneau to shoot 25 percent from the field in a 54-40 win Saturday in conference play. The Eagles also defeated LeTourneau last month in Clarksville. he Eagles limited LeTourneau to six points in the first quarter and held a 28-15 lead at intermission. Hailey Ostrander hit three three-pointers and scored 13 points in the win. The Eagles hit 86 percent from the free throw line.
February 2, 2019 Henderson State Nabs Win Over Women's Swim Team On Senior Day Clarksville, Ark.-The women's swim team was upended by Henderson State University 133-72 Saturday on Senior Day.
February 1, 2019 Men's Swim Team Captures Win Over Williams Baptist Clarksville, Ark.-The men's swim team captured a 149-17 win over Williams Baptist College Friday night at home.
February 1, 2019 Eagles Continue To Roll With Win Over Westminster College Fulton, Mo.-The Eagles continue to roll at the right time of the season posting a 28-20 road win over Westminster College Friday night. The Eagles have now won five straight duals heading into the Southeast Conference Tournament and the NCAA III Regional. With nine wins, it is the most dual wins since the began in 2014. Against Westminster, Nathan Rankin topped a strong opponent in Travis Jones. Rankin won by fall to gain six points at the 125-pound weight class. Jaylen York (141) maintained his success as he recorded a fall over Drake Winder. Jerhett Lee remained tough at heavyweight winning his match in a fall against Deryl VanNostrand. Kade McMahon (165) posted a decision (9-3) over Payton Price. Miguel Baray (184) won by decision and Adolfo Sotolongo (197) won by major decision (15-7).
February 1, 2019 Three Program Records Set In Win Over Williams Baptist Clarksville, Ark.-Three school records were set Friday night in the women's swim team's 114-38 victory over Williams Baptist College.
January 31, 2019 Eagles Let Second Half Lead Slip Away In Overtime Loss Marshall, Texas-The Eagles gave up a double-digit lead in the second half as East Texas Baptist avenged a loss from a week ago winning 92-85 Thursday night. Robby Dooley's layup with one second left sent the game into overtime after the Eagles had a 70-56 advantage with 4:52 remaining in the game. In overtime, the Tigers outscored the Eagles 16-9. In its comeback, East Texas Baptist outscored the Eagles 20-6 in the final five minutes of regulation. A pair of Lance Gardner free throws gave the Eagles a three point cushion with 24 seconds left, but the Tigers were able to make one-of-two from the free throw line to bring it to 76-74 with 20 ticks. From there, the Eagles would miss a free throw and give the Tigers the last possession.  Lance Gardner had 15 points and seven rebounds to lead the Eagles.
January 31, 2019 Eagles Fall On The Road Against Nationally-Ranked ETBU Marshall, Texas-The nationally-ranked East Texas Baptist University Tigers (No. 15) cruised past the Eagles 80-56 Thursday night in American Southwest Conference action. The Tigers had a strong first and fourth quarter to earn the win. The Tigers held a 28-15 lead after the first quarter. The Eagles played within striking distance in the second quarter, but never took the lead. The Eagles fought back and pulled within 49-37 in the third quarter on a Savannah Kate Smith shot, but the Tigers outscored the Eagles 26-16 in the final quarter. Diamond Goodwyn led the Eagles with 13 points. The Eagles hit just two shots from the three-point line, while East Texas Baptist made ten. 
January 26, 2019 Surging Eagles Earn 95-83 Win Over East Texas Baptist Clarksville, Ark.-The surging Eagles held the lead for the majority of the game en route to a 95-83 win over East Texas Baptist University Saturday in American Southwest Conference play. The Eagles led 44-35 at halftime and then built a 16-point advantage five minutes into the second half. The Tigers did make a couple of runs in the second half, including cutting it to six points with under three minutes to play, but the Eagles never let the visitors take the lead. The Eagles hit 10-of-11 from the free throw line in the final one minute to secure the game. Ethan Bowman led the team with 17 points and tied for the team-high with eight rebounds. Bowman sank 11-of-12 from the free throw line in the contest. Cordy Winston drilled all four of his three-point attempts to score 12 points. Deon Blakemore, Jr. hit 2-of-2 from the three-point line to score 12 points.
January 26, 2019 Harris, Smith Compete In Pittsburg State Invitational Pittsburg, Kansas-Michael Harris and Hannah Smith competed in the indoor Pittsburg State University Invitational Saturday in Kansas. Harris set a new school record in the 3,000-meter running a 9:11.84. He placed 52nd overall. Hannah Smith ran in the women's 3,000-meter and placed 38th overall with a time of 11:24.27.
January 26, 2019 No. 15 East Texas Baptist Too Much For Eagles Clarksville, Ark.-The nationally-ranked East Texas Baptist University Tigers presented too much size and depth for the Eagles as the visitors manufactured a 69-56 win Saturday in American Southwest Conference action. The Eagles scored first and held the lead for the first four minutes of the game only to have East Texas Baptist hold a 26-14 first quarter advantage. From there, the Tigers went into the locker room with a 44-26 lead. The Eagles made a run in the fourth quarter to climb within 64-56 with 3:26 left, but wouldn't score again. The Eagles committed 24 turnovers in the game. Delanei Stephens led the team with 16 points. 
January 26, 2019 Wrestling Team Wins Fourth Straight Dual To Finish Strong January Montgomery, Ala.-The Eagles have built major momentum heading into the final month and a half of NCAA III wrestling. The Eagles posted two wins Saturday in Alabama to increase their dual win streak to four. Along with winning four duals in January, the Eagles placed second and sixth in a pair of invitationals earlier in the month. On Saturday, the Eagles topped Huntingdon College 30-21 and Greensboro College 32-13 on the road. Among the highlights of the day were Jerhett Lee (285) and Adolfo Sotolongo (197) pinning their opponents in each match. Lee pinned Joseph Pearson from Huntingdon and Vince Wilson from Greensboro in the first period. Nathan Rankin (125), Corey Muniz (133) and Ndayambaje John (174) also had outstanding days posting a 2-0 record.
January 25, 2019 Women’s Swim Team Receives National Academic Honor Clarksville, Ark. - The University of the Ozarks women's swimming program was among the teams to receive Scholar All-America recognition from the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).
January 24, 2019 Eagles Make Plays Late To Secure Big ASC Win Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles made all the right plays late in the game to secure a big 81-75 conference win over LeTourneau University Thursday night. The Eagles had Mabee Gymnasium rocking as Ethan Bowman broke a 72-72 tie at the 3:15 mark with a clutch shot. After LeTourneau trimmed the lead to 74-73, Bryson Johnson made a pair of high pressure free throws with 1:46 left. LeTourneau answered with a basket on its next possession, but the Eagles got another huge bucket from Bowman with 32 seconds left. LeTourneau didn't score again and Johnson had a basket and one free throw to seal the game. Johnson finished with 18 points and Jacobe Davis had 12 off the bench. Johnson and the rest of the Eagle guards held high-scoring Nate West to 13 points. The Eagles held a 44-29 halftime advantage before needing to hold off LeTourneau in the second half.
January 24, 2019 Women's Basketball Team Cruises Past LeTourneau Clarksville, Ark.-Led by a stifling defense, the Eagles cruised past LeTourneau University 56-37 Thursday night to reach seven conference wins on the season. The Eagles held LeTourneau to four points in the second quarter as well as limiting the visitors to 22 percent shooting from the field in the game. The Eagles led 34-16 at halftime and extended their lead to 40-18 with about four minutes remaining in the third quarter. The Eagles' defense never really let LeTourneau back into the contest in the second half. Kamryn McKinney paced the Eagles with 17 points. She also grabbed five rebounds. 
January 24, 2019 Jerhett Lee Named Wrestler of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks junior Jerhett Lee was named the Southeast Conference Wrestler of the Week, it was announced Wednesday.
January 22, 2019 Eagles Impressive On Senior Night Clarksville, Ark.-In the final home match for seniors Si Nhamnhouane, Ny'Trell Dean, Jacob Sherrill and Jon Gonzales, the Eagles posted an impressive 54-0 win over Central Baptist College Tuesday. Nhamahouane (133) wrestled Jeff Williams and won by decision. Central Baptist dropped six matches by forfeit. Russell Miller (157) battled Raivyn Alicea and got the pin fall. Adolfo Sotolongo (197) took a win by decision over Matt Jones. And Jerhett Lee won by a pin over Dewayne Jennings at 285. Prior to the match, the four seniors were honored by head coach LeRoy Gardner in a ceremony.
January 21, 2019 UT-Tyler Pulls Away For 87-78 Win Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles played tough in the first half only to have the visitors come back in the final twenty minutes for the second straight home game with UT-Tyler taking a 87-78 win Monday night. The Eagles held a 42-41 lead at halftime, but couldn't keep the advantage in the second half. UT-Tyler took the lead for good at the 17:12 mark on a three-point shot. The Patriots shot an impressive 60 percent from the field in the second half. The Patriots also drained 50 percent from the three-point line and 88 percent from the free throw line in the second half. Bryson Johnson had a big night scoring 21 points. Skyler Barnes had another productive night off the bench hitting four three-pointers and finishing with 18 points. Ethan Bowman missed just two shots from the field and scored 18 points. 
January 21, 2019 Eagles Edge UT-Tyler In Exciting Finish Clarksville, Ark.-Looking to bounce back from a 89-42 drumming at the hands of UT-Dallas on Saturday, the Eagles hosted a tough UT-Tyler squad. Ozarks jumped out to a 18-16 lead after the first frame, and enjoyed a 39-32 advantage at the half. The edge could be, in large part, attributed to the Eagles success from beyond the arc and UT-Tyler's lack thereof. The Patriots misfired on all six of their attempts from three in the first half, while Ozarks managed to connect of eight of their fifteen tries. A hard fought second half and strong bench scoring, allowed the Patriots to get back in the game and even lead in the final minute. However, a crucial layup with less than 40 seconds to play by senior guard Savannah Kate Smith allowed the Eagles to take the lead for good. Solid late game management helped Ozarks finish the game off and secure the win, 75-72.
January 19, 2019 Comets Secure Win With Big Second Half Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles trailed 38-35 at halftime, but were outscored 51-34 in the second half as Texas Dallas took a 89-69 American Southwest Conference win Saturday. The Comets hit 56 percent from the field in the second half and 90 percent from the free throw line. The Comets pulled down 25 rebounds during that stretch for numerous second chance points. The Eagles held the lead briefly in the first half, but couldn't keep the balanced Comets from regaining it. Cordy Winston hit five three-pointers in the second half and scored 16. He finished the game with 19 points. Skyler Barnes made five three-pointers and added 15 points. 
January 19, 2019 Men's Swim Team Competes In Henderson State Dual Arkadelphia, Ark.-The men's swim team traveled to Arkadelphia for the Henderson State University Dual and fell 135-66 Saturday.
January 19, 2019 Comets Cruise Past Eagles Clarksville, ark.-The Eagles had trouble keeping up with the hard-nose defense and quick-striking offense of Texas Dallas as the Comets cruised to a 89-42 American Southwest Conference win Saturday. The Comets limited the Eagles to 13 first half points, while scoring 44 of their own. For the game, the Comets hit 53 percent from the field and held the Eagles to 26 percent. Delanei Stephens had 13 points to lead the Eagles.
January 19, 2019 Women's Swim Team Competes In Henderson State Dual Arkadelphia, Ark.-The women's swim team traveled to Arkadelphia for the Henderson State University Dual and fell 135-50 Saturday.
January 17, 2019 Eagles Handle No. 12 Drury 25-19 Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles took care of business against nationally-ranked NCAA II Drury University Thursday afternoon taking a 25-19 victory. Drury is currently ranked No. 12 in NCAA II. In the end, Nathan Rankin and Ndayambaje John won by pin. Corey Muniz (15-0) and Jaylen York (24-9) won by technical fall. At 285, Jerhett Lee kept his momentum this season with a win by decision.
January 15, 2019 Women's Basketball Team Handles Dallas Christian Dallas, Texas-The Eagles put up a strong second quarter defensive effort to take control of the game en route to an easy 82-52 win over Dallas Christian University Tuesday night in Texas. The Eagles led 22-17 after the first quarter, but turned up the defense in the second quarter and allowed just five points. The Eagles held Dallas Christian to a pair of field goals during that stretch. The Eagles would score 19 points in the quarter to end the half with a 41-22 lead. The Eagles made 9-of-18 from the three-point line. Delanei Stephens score 17 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the floor. Stephens also hit 9-of-10 from the free throw line. Hailey Ostrander had 18 points and three three-pointers.
January 15, 2019 Vire, Jones Named SCAC Swimmers of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks freshman Paige Vire and junior Jacob Jones were named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Swimmers of the Week, the conference office announced Tuesday (Jan. 15). 
January 12, 2019 Big Second Half Propels Louisiana College Past Eagles Pineville, La.-The Eagles trailed 38-34 at the half, but Louisiana College put up 50 points in the second half to take a 88-55 win Saturday in American Southwest Conference play. The Eagles scored just 21 points in the second half. The Wildcats made 14 three-pointers and shot 54 percent from the field in the contest. Meanwhile, the Eagles struggled in the second half making only seven field goals and went 0-for-9 from the three-point line. Bryson Johnson led the Eagles with 13 points.
January 12, 2019 Hendrix College Edges Eagles In Men's Swimming Clarksville, Ark.-The men's swim team hosted Hendrix College in a dual and were edged 117-105 Saturday at the Clarksville Aquatics Center.
January 12, 2019 Women's Basketball Team Off To Best Start Since 2005-06 Pineville, La.-The Eagles took a big 66-57 road win against Louisiana College Saturday behind balanced scoring and a hot shooting performance from the free throw line. The Eagles had four players reach double figures in scoring in the contest. Hailey Ostrander led the way with 21 points. She hit five three-pointers. Savannah Kate Smith hit two from long-range and scored 14 points, while Delanei Stephens and Kerigan Bradshaw added 11 and ten points, respectively. Stephens finished with a double (11 points, 13 rebounds). The Eagles held a 26-20 lead at halftime, but needed to outscore the Wildcats 26-20 in the fourth quarter. The Eagles shot 21-of-24 (87%) from the free throw line.
January 12, 2019 Wrestling Team Places Second At CBC Mustang Invitational Conway, Ark.-The Eagles finished second at the Central Baptist College Mustang Invitational Saturday in Conway. A pair of wrestlers - Jaylen York (141) and Jerhett Lee (285) - led the way for the Eagles with first-place finishes. York won by tech fall over Kyle Allen (Hannibal LaGrange University ) (TF-1.5 1:59, 16-0), by tech fall over Gamel Lawton (Brewton-Parker College ) (TF-1.5 7:00, 22-7) and in the first place match by tech fall over Latrell Lewis (Calumet St. Joseph College ) (TF-1.5 5:38, 20-5). Lee won by fall over Chandler Butler (Brewton-Parker College ) (Fall 1:53), won by fall over Trayshawn Jones (Calumet St. Joseph College ) (Fall 5:25) and in the first place match won by fall over Nick Fowler (Calumet St. Joseph College ) (Fall 6:02). At 125, Nathan Rankin finished second after winning by fall over Darius Gatewood (Central Baptist College ) (Fall 2:15) and then winning by a major decision over Joe Lupton (Hannibal LaGrange University ) (MD 15-7).
January 12, 2019 Women's Swim Team Drops Hendrix College Dual Clarksville, Ark.-The women's swim team hosted Hendrix College in a dual and came up on the losing end 168-48 Saturday at the Clarksville Aquatics Center.
January 10, 2019 Bowman's Big Night Pushes Eagles Past Belhaven Jackson, Miss.-The Eagles had a strong shooting night from the field hitting 54 percent, including 52 percent from the three-point line, and made 81 percent from the free throw while riding the hot hand of Ethan Bowman. Bowman poured in 16 first half points and 12 more in the second half to score 28 points. He hit 5-of-7 from the three-point line. The Eagles led 41-33 at halftime and then scored 49 points in the second half. The Eagles also had a balanced attack distributing the ball as three players had five or more assists. The team totaled 25 assists in the game, with Bryson Johnson leading the way with nine. The Eagles never trailed in the game. 
January 10, 2019 Belhaven Hits Shot With .7 Seconds To Sink Eagles Jackson, Miss.-The Eagles lost a heart-breaker 61-59 on a jump shot in the final seconds against Belhaven Thursday night in Mississippi. Savannah Kate Smith drilled a three-pointer with 21 seconds left to cut the deficit to 58-57. Belhaven then hit one of two free throws with 20 seconds left to give the Eagles another offensive possession. Belhaven fouled Hailey Ostrander, who sank both free throws to tie it 59-59. On Belhaven's next possession, the Blazers isolated Aaliyaha Thornton in a one-on-one situation. Thornton came through as she hit the game-winner with just .7 seconds remaining. The Eagles did get the last shot on an inbounds play, but were unable to convert. Delanei Stephens led the Eagles with 17 points.
January 10, 2019 Nathan Rankin Named Wrestler of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks sophomore Nathan Rankin was named the Southeast Conference Wrestler of the Week, it was announced Wednesday.
January 10, 2019 Gardner Provides Mid-Season Wrestling Report Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks head wrestling coach LeRoy Gardner sat down for a mid-season review with the Sports Information staff recently.
January 9, 2019 Delanei Stephens Named To D3Hoops.com Team of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks junior forward Delanei Stephens was named to the D3Hoops.com Women's Basketball Team of the Week, it was announced Tuesday (January 8).
January 8, 2019 Elite Women’s Soccer Camp To Be Held January 26 Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks will hold a women's elite soccer camp Saturday, January 26 on its campus under the direction of Head Coach Natalie Dreyer.
January 7, 2019 Delanei Stephens Named ASC Player of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks junior forward Delanei Stephens was named the American Southwest Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week, the ASC Office announced Monday (January 7).
January 5, 2019 Sul Ross State Fights Off Eagles' Chances With Free Throw Performance Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles hung around the entire game but could never take the lead from the hot-shooting Sul Ross State Lobos as Ozarks fell 82-73 in American Southwest Conference action Saturday. Sul Ross State hit 23-of-26 (88%) from the free throw line to hold off the Eagles' comeback chances. The Eagles scored first for their only lead of the game. The Eagles played the Lobos tough, cutting the deficit to 27-25 with three minutes left in the first half. Sul Ross held a narrow 34-37 halftime advantage. In the second half when the Eagles seemed to close the gap, Sul Ross would respond with clutch free throws. The Lobos were 20-of-22 from the free throw line in the second half. Lance Gardner posted a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
January 5, 2019 Eagles Hit All 22 Free Throw Attempts, Stephens Records Double-Double Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles were extraordinary from the free throw line hitting a perfect 22-of-22 and Delanei Stephens posted a double-double in a 66-59 win over Sul Ross State University Saturday in American Southwest Conference play. The Eagles have won five of their last six games. Stephens poured in 27 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the field and 9-of-9 from the free throw line. Stephens also pulled down 14 rebounds. The Eagles led 35-25 at the half, but Sul Ross made a push in the third quarter hitting 56 percent from the field and outscoring the Eagles 22-13. At the start of the fourth quarter, the Eagles led just 48-47, but Sul Ross never took the lead. The Eagles held a big 50-33 rebound advantage in the game. Hailey Ostrander added ten points in the win.
January 5, 2019 Eagles Place Sixth At Under Armour Invitational Pella, Iowa-The Eagles finished sixth overall at the Central College Under Armour Invitational Saturday in Iowa. Nathan Rankin and Corey Muniz finished as co-champs in the 125-pound class. Jerhett Lee was the runner-up in the 285 class. Ndayambaje John posted a fifth-place finish in the 174-pound class. 
January 4, 2019 No. 14 Central College Tops Eagles In Dual Pella, Iowa-The Eagles traveled to Iowa to compete in the Central College Dual Friday night and suffered a 42-8 loss to the No. 14 team in NCAA III. Jerhett Lee started the dual at 285 and went ahead 3-1 against his opponent and eventually gave the Eagles a 3-0 advantage in the dual with the win. Corey Muniz wrestled at 125 and posted a tech fall and put the Eagles in front 8-0. Nathan Rankin battled at 133, but dropped the match on a decision. Central College then recorded a pinfall at 141 (Stephen Fox). Jaylen York (149) lost his match by a fall. Ny'Trell Dean (157) lost his fight by major decision. Jacob Sherrill (165) lost by a tech fall. Ndayambaje John lost by fall at 174. At 184, Kade McMahon dropped his match by a fall. Alejandro Ordonez followed with a loss by fall at 197. The Eagles will stay in Pella to compete in the Central Under Armour Invitational Saturday.
January 3, 2019 Balanced Scoring, Bench Play Key In Win Over Howard Payne Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles got balanced scoring and a strong effort from the bench to oust Howard Payne University 73-61 Thursday night in American Southwest Conference action. 48 points came from the bench for the Eagles. Jacobe Davis had 10 points, as did Lance Gardner and Skyler Barnes. After trailing 30-28 at the half, the Eagles outscored Howard Payne 45-31 in the second half. In the second half, the Eagles shot 53 percent from the floor. Gardner and Davis went a combined 7-of-8 from the field in the second half. Davis ignited a 9-2 run in the second half with six points. And the Eagles used a 15-9 run to close out the final four minutes of the game.
January 3, 2019 Weatherford's Layup Pushes Eagles Past Howard Payne In Thriller Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles pulled out a thrilling 62-60 win over Howard Payne University behind a Hannah Weatherford layup with five seconds remaining Thursday night in American Southwest Conference play. The Eagles now move to 4-1 in the conference. With the score tied 60-60 with 12 seconds left in the game, Savannah Kate Smith dribbled past halfcourt and made an outstanding move past a pair of defenders to find a wide open Weatherford heading to the basket. Weatherford delivered the shot and then the Eagles made a defensive stop to secure the game. Defensively, the Eagles kept Howard Payne scoreless in the final 2:31 of the game. The team statistics were similar as the Eagles shot 44 percent from the field. Howard Payne hit 43 percent. The Eagles made 36 percent from the three-point line, while Howard Payne hit 33 percent. And at the free throw line, the Eagles hit 60 percent, while Howard Payne hit 62 percent. Hailey Ostrander hit two three-pointers during the final six minutes and Weatherford made a three and the game-winning bucket. Ostrander finished with 17 points behind four three-pointers. Weatherford made three from long-distance and had 13 points in the game.
December 30, 2018 Scoring Drought Dooms Eagles Atlanta, Ga.-A six-minute scoring drought cost the Eagles a chance at a win as Sewanee moved to 11-1 with a 84-70 victory Sunday in the Comfort Inn and Suites Holiday Classic. With Sewanee leading 65-56 at the 9:13 mark of the second half, the Eagles were unable to put any points on the board until the 4:10 mark. Sewanee scored 13 points during that span. The Eagles trailed 42-38 at the half and hung around early in the second half. But Sewanee had a solid shooting day, hitting 51 percent from the field, including 43 percent from the three-point line, and hit 22-of-27 from the free throw line. Meanwhile, the Eagles made 41 percent from the floor and 66 percent from the free throw line.
December 29, 2018 Oglethorpe's Strong Second Half Effort Downs Eagles Atlanta, Ga.-Trailing just 29-28 at halftime, the Eagles shot 29 percent in the second half and Oglethorpe hit 48 percent to outscore Ozarks 42-26 and pull away for a 71-54 win Saturday in the Comfort Inn and Suites Holiday Classic. The game was knotted 40-40 at the 13:32 mark of the second half, but Oglethorpe went on a 13-3 run over the next six minutes to take control of the game. The Eagles did cut the deficit to 57-49 on Cordy Winston's three-pointer, but Oglethorpe answered with a 9-0 spurt to put the game out of reach. Bryson Johnson carried the Eagles in the first half with 12 points and finished with 18. For the game, Ogelthorpe hit 42 percent from the field, while the Eagles made 35 percent.
December 17, 2018 Concordia Men Reel Off 16-0 Run To Pull Away From Eagles Austin, Texas-After a strong 15 minutes of play to open the game, the Eagles let go of the lead and never regained it as Concordia University Texas posted a 97-77 win Monday in Austin. The Eagles ended the first half by trailing 41-33 despite leading for most of the first half and holding a higher shooting percentage from the field. In the second half, the Eagles again had a strong performance to open pulling within 56-54 on Kelvin Knight's shot with 12:33 remaining. Three minutes later, Javian Williams hit a three-pointer to tie the game 64-64. But Concordia reeled off a 16-0 run after Williams' basket and the Eagles never regained any momentum. The Eagles shot 42 percent from the field in the game, while Concordia hit 49 percent.
December 17, 2018 Eagles Net Big Road Win In Overtime Austin, Texas-The Eagles used a 12-0 run to start overtime fueled by a pair of three-pointers from Hailey Ostrander to pull out a 76-67 win over conference opponent Concordia University Texas Monday afternoon. The fourth quarter proved to be back-and-forth as each team held the lead multiple times. Eventually, the Eagles went ahead 63-59 behind back-to-back baskets from Delanei Stephens, with the final shot coming at the 1:23 mark. However, Concordia fought back and tied the game on four free throws down the stretch. The last two shots came with ten seconds left in regulation. But the Eagles owned overtime as Ostrander started with a three-pointer and the Eagles never trailed again. The Eagles held a 33-27 halftime lead and then held a narrow 45-43 advantage heading into the fourth quarter. Ostrander finished with 19 points on 4-of-9 shooting from long-range. Delanei Stephens posted a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds.
December 15, 2018 Mary Hardin-Baylor Men Handle Basketball Eagles Belton, Texas-Mary Hardin-Baylor shot 52 percent from the field in the second half to keep the Eagles from a possible comeback and secure a 107-72 conference win. The Eagles trailed 42-33 at the half, but fell behind 57-38 within the first five minutes of the second half. From that point, the Crusaders never let the Eagles back into the game. The Eagles hit 34 percent in the game, while Mary Hardin-Baylor hit 48 percent. The Eagles hit 11 three-pointers in the game, but committed 23 turnovers. Cory Wilhelm led the team with 13 points.
December 15, 2018 Women's Basketball Team Falls To Undefeated Mary Hardin-Baylor Belton, Texas-The nationally-ranked Mary Hardin-Baylor Crusaders remained undefeated as it handed the Eagles their first conference loss of the season with a 82-57 win. The Crusaders raced out to a 22-11 first quarter lead and never let the Eagles back into the game. The Crusaders held a 42-26 halftime lead. The Eagles hit 35 percent from the field in the game, while Mary Hardin-Baylor made 39 percent. The Crusaders owned a 51-24 rebound advantage. Delanei Stephens led the team with 13 points.
December 15, 2018 Eagles Top Nebraska Wesleyan In Dual Lincoln, Nebraska-The Eagles traveled to Nebraska for three matches and came out with an impressive 36-14 win over host Nebraska Wesleyan University. The Eagles won six of their first seven matches against NWU, including Nathaneal Rankin (133, Fall 3:29), Stephen Fox (141, Dec 6-5), Jaylen York (141, TF 22-6 6:17), Ny'Trell Dean (157, Fall 0:55), Jacob Sherrill (165, forfeit) and Siaygnoun Nhamnhouane (174, MD 19-8). Jerhett Lee (285) completed the match with a win over Justin Hennessy (Fall 2:19). Later in the day, the Eagles fell to Buena Vista (38-14) and Wisconsin-Eau Claire (46-9). Against Buena Vista, Corey Muniz won against Byron Fleming (MD 16-6) and Rankin topped Nate Vento (Fall 3:00). Lee posted a win over Kevin Pape (MD 13-2). Against Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Rankin had a win over Jack Marley (Dec 13-12) and Muniz defeated Thomas Severson (Fall 2:20).
December 12, 2018 Corey Muniz Named Southeast Wrestler of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks junior Corey Muniz was named the Southeast Conference Wrestler of the Week, it was announced Monday.
December 10, 2018 Men’s Soccer Trio Named To USC Scholar All-South Region Team Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks men’s soccer team had three players named to the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-South Region Team, it was announced Monday.
December 10, 2018 Savannah Kate Smith Named ASC Player of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks senior guard Savannah Kate Smith was named the American Southwest Conference (ASC) women’s basketball East Division co-Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.
December 5, 2018 Five-Minute Run Too Much For Eagles Clarksville, Ark.-Hardin-Simmons went on a 18-11 run in the final five minutes of game and doomed the Eagles as the Cowboys pulled away for a 82-71 win Wednesday night. Just after the Eagles had cut the deficit to 64-60, Hardin-Simmons reeled off a trio of three-point shots to end the hopes of Ozarks. The Cowboys led 39-33 at the half and never let the Eagles grab the lead although Ozarks did tie it early in the second half. Lance Gardner led the Eagles with 15 points.
December 5, 2018 Women's Basketball Team Nets Second Conference Win Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles won their second American Southwest Conference game in as many tries with an 80-72 win over Hardin-Simmons University Wednesday night. The Eagles needed a second half comeback as they trailed by 15 points late in the third quarter. But within the first minute of the fourth quarter, the Eagles only faced a 55-51 deficit. Hardin-Simmons then built a 62-54 advantage with only 6:19 remaining. But the Eagles hit back-to-back three-pointers and the momentum changed. Hailey Ostrander and Hannah Weatherford did the damage for the Eagles from long-range to make it 62-60. Kamryn McKinney later hit a three to tie it, but Hardin-Simmons went ahead 68-65 with 3:02 left. Another Weatherford three followed by a Savannah Kate Smith three gave the Eagles a 71-70 lead at the two-minute mark. Smith then converted a three point play and the Eagles never trailed again. Ostrander had 25 points. Smith had another strong all-around game scoring 14 points, dishing out six assists and recording five steals.
December 4, 2018 Alumni Basketball Reunion Scheduled For January 19 Clarksville, Ark. - The University of the Ozarks women's and men's basketball programs will host an alumni reunion event at the Eagles home basketball game Saturday, January 19.
December 4, 2018 Thomas Ross Caps Career With Google Cloud Academic All-America® First Team Honors Clarksville, Ark. – University of the Ozarks senior men’s soccer player Thomas Ross capped his academic and athletic career by earning Google Cloud Academic All-America® First Team honors, the College of Sports Information Directors of America released Tuesday.
December 3, 2018 Eagles Capture Conference Win Against McMurry Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles used a big first half effort to capture a 94-81 win over McMurry University Monday night. The Eagles hit 55 percent from the floor and got 11 points from Zach Bobo and 10 points from Lance Gardner in the first half. The Eagles opened the game on a 19-5 run. The Eagles built a 66-48 lead on Skyler Barnes' three-pointer with 11:35 remaining, but the War Hawks chiseled into the advantage and cut it to 67-59. The War Hawks later cut it to five points, but the Eagles responded with 23 points in the final seven minutes to secure the game. Kelvin Knight scored six points during that span and finished with a team-high 18. Knight went 7-of-8 from the field in the game. Bobo finished with 17 points and Ethan Bowman added 15. Gardner added 11 points.
December 3, 2018 Eagles Outlast McMurry For Conference Win Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles opened the conference season with a big 72-60 win over McMurry University Monday night. Leading by only three points heading into the fourth quarter and then trailing by one point with 4:45 remaining, Savannah Kate Smith ignited a 7-1 run with three jumpers to give the Eagles a 65-60 advantage. Zhajani Wright hit a big shot with 1:37 left to give the Eagles a 68-60 cushion. Smith capped the game with two free throws with less than 20 seconds to go. Freshman Kerigan Bradshaw had a big night off the bench for the Eagles as she scored 17 points on a 6-of-8 shooting performance from the field. Bradshaw also pulled down four rebounds and dished out three assists. Smith and Delanei Stephens scored 14 points.
December 1, 2018 Men's Basketball Team Drops UT-Tyler Game Tyler, Texas-UT-Tyler built a 36-30 halftime lead and then held off the Eagles in the second half to secure a 73-68 win. The Eagles went on an 8-0 run around the 15-minute mark to trim the deficit to 41-40. Ethan Bowman capped the run with a layup. The Eagles later tied the game and came within 68-65 on a Lance Gardner three-pointer at the 2:36 mark. A free throw later made it 68-66, but the Eagles could never take the lead.
December 1, 2018 UT-Tyler Women Overcome Second Half Deficit Tyler, Texas-UT-Tyler hit 12-of-19 (63%) from the field in the fourth quarter to overcome a second half deficit and finish with a 76-73 win over the Eagles Saturday. The Eagles went into halftime with a 31-31 score, but would build a 50-42 lead at the 4:08 mark in the third quarter on Kerigan Bradshaw's steal and layup. The Eagles held a 52-47 advantage heading into the final quarter, but the Patriots would chisel into the lead and eventually take a 65-64 advantage with five minutes left. Diamond Goodwyn made an inside shot to even the game 71-71 with 2:21 left. The Eagles would again cut it to two points with 27 seconds left, but couldn't get any closer.
November 30, 2018 Richard Dunsworth Named To NCAA Division III Presidents Council Clarksville, Ark. - University of the Ozarks President Richard L. Dunsworth. J.D., has been appointed to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Presidents Council, the highest governing body in the division.
November 30, 2018 Men's Swim Team Places Fifth At Hendrix College Invite Conway, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks men's swim team finished fifth at the Hendrix College Invite over the weekend in Conway.
November 30, 2018 Eagles Finish Third At OBU Hatcher Invite Arkadelphia, Ark.-The Eagles finished third at the Hatcher Invitational Saturday in Arkadelphia. Corey Muniz (125), Durrell Thompson (133), Ny'Trell Dean (149) and Jerhett Lee (285) all posted undefeated records at the event. Muniz went 3-0 with a victory over teammate Nathaneal Rankin (MD 16-7) in the finals. Rankin placed second in the 125-pound class. Thompson had a 1-0 record with a win over teammate Stephen Fox (Dec 4-3). Dean posted a 2-0 record with a win (Fall 1:53) over Carlos Cuevas from Lyon College to place first. Lee went 3-0 and had a win over teammate Cameron Oliver (Fall 0:47) to claim first place. Oliver would finish second. Freshman Ndayambaje John also had a strong showing placing second in the 174-pound division. Kade McMahon was second in the 165-pound class. Muniz was named the Outstanding Wrestler at the event.
November 30, 2018 Women's Swim Team Finishes Fifth At Hendrix Invite Conway, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women's swim team finished fifth at the Hendrix College Invite over the weekend in Conway.
November 27, 2018 Hendrix College Men Edge Eagles Conway, Ark.-Hendrix College led 36-27 at the half and then held on in the second half for a 70-65 win Tuesday night. The Eagles out scored Hendrix 38-34 in the second half, but could never take the lead. The Eagles got close on a couple of occasions in the second half, including one with under a minute to play. Cordy Winston hit a three-pointer at the midway point of the second half to cut the deficit to 49-45. With Hendrix leading 68-62, Ethan Bowman drilled a three-pointer with 21 seconds left to make it 68-65. But Hendrix would hit two free throws on its next possession.
November 27, 2018 Women's Basketball Team Has Big Fourth Quarter In Win Over Hendrix College Conway, Ark.-The Eagles posted a strong fourth quarter to overcome a second half deficit and pull out a 75-71 win over Hendrix College Tuesday night. The Eagles trailed 33-31 at the half and 54-49 after the third quarter, but out scored the Warriors 26-17 in the final quarter to avenge an earlier loss to Hendrix. Savannah Kate Smith converted a three point play to put the Eagles in front 57-56 at the 7:52 mark. Hendrix took back a narrow 66-65 lead with 3:23 remaining in the game, but that didn't last long as Hailey Ostrander and Smith had back-to-back layups. The Eagles never let go of the lead after that. Hendrix did cut the deficit to one point with 12 seconds on the clock, but Smith and Cassie Emerson responded with free throws.
November 26, 2018 U of O FCA Chapter Assists With Operation Christmas Child Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes recently volunteered its time and resources to assist in Operation Christmas Child.
November 24, 2018 Free Throws Prove To Be The Difference In Eagles Loss St. Louis, Mo.-Westminster College drew 27 fouls and went to the line 43 times to post a 76-70 win over the Eagles Saturday in the Webster University Classic. Westminster hit 30-of-43 (69.8%) from the free throw line, proving to be the difference in the game as the Eagles Bryson Johnson was the only player to go to the line for Ozarks. Johnson hit 2-of-7. The Eagles trailed 36-21 at the half, but cut the deficit to within single digits at the 11:18 mark of the second half on Cordy Winston's jumper. Westminster later built a 14-point lead, but the Eagles made one last furry behind a trio of three-pointers cutting it to six points with 46 seconds left. Kelvin Knight made the All-Tournament team for Ozarks.
November 23, 2018 Gorloks Pull Away In Second Half For WIn Over Eagles Webster Groves, Mo.-Webster University pulled away from the Eagles in the second half for a 71-61 win in the Webster University Classic. After cutting the deficit to seven points with less than five minutes to play, the Eagles couldn't take the lead as Webster had a clutch dunk and then made four free throws with under one minute to play to hold off Ozarks. The Eagles shot an uncharacteristic 1-of-21 (4.8%) from the three-point line in the game, but Webster went 0-for-11 from long range. Webster made 45 percent from the field in the game and the Eagles made 35 percent. Only Bryson Johnson reached double figures in scoring with 12.
November 20, 2018 Eagles Topple University of Dallas Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles played a well-rounded game hitting over 50 percent from the field and committing only seven turnovers to hand University of Dallas a 91-76 setback Tuesday night. 12 different players scored for the Eagles, with Bryson Johnson and Cordy Winston leading the way with 20. Dallas held the lead for the first eight minutes of the game, but that would be about it. The Eagles dominated the game from the 12-minute mark on. Johnson weaved his way in and out of traffic to score 16 first half points. The lead ballooned to over 20 points in the second half.
November 18, 2018 Bluffton Handles Eagles In Tip-Off Classic Memphis, Tenn.-Bluffton jumped out to a 33-17 halftime lead en route to a 69-46 win Sunday in the Rhodes Tip-Off Classic. The Eagles struggled from the field hitting only 27 percent in the game. The Eagles matched Bluffton with 15 points in the third quarter, but still trailed 48-32 heading into the final quarter. Freshmen Kerigan Bradshaw and Taylor McFarland each had six points to lead the Eagles.
November 17, 2018 Nathan Rankin Places 136th At NCAA III National Championship Winneconne, Wis.As the program's first-ever national qualifier, sophomore runner Nathan Rankin placed 136th at the NCAA III National Championship Saturday running a 25:47.8. Rankin was one of 280 runners. The top time was 24:24.5. Rankin was among the top-10 finishers from the South/Southeast Regional.
November 17, 2018 Eagles Top Fontbonne 65-53 Memphis, Tenn.-The Eagles captured their first win of the season with a strong defensive performance. The Eagles forced Fontbonne into 24 turnovers in the game and scored 20 points off those miscues. The Eagles owned a 15-7 lead after the first quarter. After the half, the Eagles stormed out to a 33-24 advantage behind back-to-back three-pointers from Kamryn McKinney and Fontbonne had trouble recovering the rest of the game. Hailey Ostrander made a layup late in the third quarter to give the Eagles a 43-28 lead. The Eagles out scored the Griffins 16-9 in the third quarter alone. Ostrander paced the Eagles with 20 points. The win gave head coach Kourtni Williams her first as a head coach.
November 17, 2018 Eagles Top Adrian College At Olivet College Dual Olivet, Mich.-The Eagles posted a 27-16 win over Adrian College and took a 24-23 loss against Alma College and a 36-10 loss against Cornell College at Olivet College Saturday. Corey Muniz (125) and Jerhett Lee (285) had outstanding performances going 3-0. Against Adrian, Muniz posted a Fall 2:43 win over Mateo Diaz at 125. At 133, Durrell Thompson had a major (13-5) win over Jordan Scofield. At 141, Jaylen York garnered a major win over Dominic Paterra. At 197, Alejandro Ordonez had a Dec (5-2) win over Zac Reynolds and at 285, Jerhett Lee posted a major (19-5) win over Jake Burns. Against Alma College, Muniz had a TF (19-2) over Victor Sosa-Sevilla. At 165, Kade McMahon won by decision (9-2) over Erik Arnegard. At 174, Ndayambaje John won by Fall 4:27 over Joseph Vondrasek. And Lee won by decision (9-4) over Jacob Ransom. Against Cornell College, Muniz won by decision (9-4) over Keegan Schultschik. York had a major (25-12) win at 141. Lee won by decision (2-1) over Chris Lyons.
November 15, 2018 Clay Target Team Finishes Second At ACUI Eastern Super Shoot & USAS Qualifier; Three Qualify For Nationals Clarksville, Ark. – The University of the Ozarks women’s and men’s clay target team competed in the ACUI Eastern Super Shoot and USAS Qualifier over the weekend in Tillar and placed second overall.
November 15, 2018 NCAA III Championships: Nathan Rankin Interviews With Eagle Sports 30 Clarksville, Ark.-Eagle Sports 30 host Vincent Barber sat down with NCAA III national cross country qualifier Nathan Rankin to discuss the 2018 season and the process it took to advance to Saturday's championship race.
November 15, 2018 Strong Fourth Quarter From Rhodes Leads To Road Loss For Eagles Memphis, Tenn.-After a close first half, Rhodes College pulled away from the Eagles in the fourth quarter to seal a 82-73 win Thursday night. Rhodes held just a 37-35 intermission lead and a narrow 59-54 advantage after the third quarter, but the fourth quarter belonged to the Lynx as they hit 77 percent from the field to pull away. A big three-pointer from Rhodes with 3:20 remaining put the Eagles in a tough position and trailed 73-61. The Eagles hit 22-of-27 (81.5) from the free throw line as a team. Hailey Ostrander hit three three-pointers to lead the Eagles with 19 points.
November 15, 2018 LeRoy Gardner Invited To Coach USA Wrestling Athlete Clarksville, Ark. – University of the Ozarks head men’s wrestling coach LeRoy Gardner has been invited to serve as a coach for USA Wrestling in the United World Wrestling Championships in Bucharest, Romania.
November 14, 2018 Dual-Sport Dynamo Nathan Rankin Clarksville, Ark.-Just days after losing in the NCAA Division III National Wrestling Championships in March, Nathan Rankin had a strange, yet revealing, request of University of the Ozarks Sports Information Director Josh Peppas. Rankin wanted Peppas to send him a photo of Rankin getting pinned at the NCAA Championships.
November 13, 2018 Hendrix Spoils Eagles Home-Opener Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles led 16-11 after the first quarter and trailed only 29-28, but couldn't regain the lead in the third or fourth quarter falling to Hendrix 73-63 Tuesday night. The Eagles made a strong run early in the fourth quarter, trimming the deficit to 52-49 behind a three-pointer from Savannah Kate Smith and a jumper by Zhajani Wright. But the Eagles would score just two points over the next four minutes as Hendrix built a 63-51 lead with less than five minutes to play. The Eagles led the entire first and second quarter until Jayla King drilled a jumper as the buzzer sounded to give Hendrix a 29-28 halftime advantage.
November 13, 2018 Ouachita Baptist Edges Eagles Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles took on Ouachita Baptist University in their first home match of the season, but fell 26-24 Tuesday night. Corey Muniz (125), Ny'Trell Dean (149), Jacob Sherrill (165), N'Daymabaje John (174) and Jerhett Lee (285) all posted wins for the Eagles.
November 12, 2018 UCA Tops Eagles In Exhibition Game Conway, Ark.-The University of Central Arkansas opened the game on a 37-3 run and never let the Eagles back into the game taking a 93-52 win. The game was an exhibition for the Eagles. UCA hit 60 percent from the field in the first half to head into intermission with a 47-19 lead. In the second half, the Eagles made a run behind a trio of three-pointers. Skyler Barnes drilled back-to-back shots from long-range and Tim Turpin hit another to trim the deficit to 53-32. Turpin's layup at the 15:00 mark of the second half put the deficit at 19 points. But the Bears controlled the rest of the game.
November 11, 2018 Nathan Rankin Qualifies For NCAA III Cross Country Nationals Clarksville, Ark.-Sophomore runner Nathan Rankin qualified for the NCAA III Cross Country National Championships following his performance at the NCAA III Regional Saturday.
November 10, 2018 Eagles Place Two In Top-35 At NCAA III Regional, Rankin Awaits Possible National Bid Mount Berry, Ga.-The Eagles placed 19th overall at the NCAA III South/Southeast Regional Saturday in Georgia. Nathan Rankin and Michael Harris both finished in the top-35 and four other runners placed in the top-200. Rankin was the team's highest finisher running a 26:10.92 for 12th place. Rankin now awaits the possibility to qualify for nationals when the NCAA releases its at-large bids Sunday (November 11). Harris posted a time of 26:31.20 for 23rd place. For their top-35 finish, both Rankin and Harris were named All-Region. Juan Sanchez ran a 29:10.21 for 155th, Dakota Fritts ran a 30:06.56 for 182nd, Luis Garcia ran a 30:07.62 for 183rd, Jaeden Miller ran a 30:14.52 for 184th and Edwin Rivera ran a 31:50.67 for 217th.
November 10, 2018 Eagles Open Season With Loss Against Philander Smith College Little Rock, Ark.-Philander Smith College jumped out to a 30-11 first quarter lead and never let the Eagles back into the game handing the visitors a 88-49 setback to open the season. Philander Smith started the game hitting 7-of-11 (63%) from the three-point line in the first quarter. The home team missed just one free throw in that quarter. The Eagles would outscore Philander 15-13 to head into halftime facing a 43-26 deficit. Philander had a big fourth quarter hitting 57 percent from the field to score 24 points. Philander's aggressive defense forced the Eagles into 34 turnovers. The Eagles shot 34 percent from the floor, while the Panthers made 42 percent in the game. The Panthers made 11 three-pointers. Freshman guard Brittney Sain scored 15 points in her collegiate debut to lead the Eagles.
November 10, 2018 Swim Team Drops Austin College Dual Sherman, Texas-The University of the Ozarks women's and men's swim team took a loss at the Austin College Dual Saturday in Texas.
November 10, 2018 Women's Cross Country Team Represented At NCAA III Regional Mount Berry, Ga.-Three Eagle runners competed in the NCAA III South/Southeast Regional Saturday in Mount Berry, Georgia. Seniors Hannah Smith and Chauzney Hooks and freshman Silvia Chavez represented Ozarks in the women's 6K race. Smith ran a 24:46.27 to place 56th overall. Chavez ran a 27:09.52 to place 148th overall and Hooks ran a 28:30.75 to place 175th overall. Annie Rodenfels from Centre won the race with a time of 21:44.80. Emory won the team title with 83 points.
November 9, 2018 Rhodes College Hits Three At Buzzer To Send Game Into OT, Tops Eagles Memphis, Tenn.-Bryson Johnson made the go-ahead layup with under a minute to go in regulation and Ethan Bowman hit a pair of clutch free throws with ten ticks left to put the Eagles in front 81-78, but Rhodes nailed a three-pointer as the buzzer expired to send the game into overtime and eventually take a 95-90 win. Bowman would drill a three-pointer to bring the score to 90-91 with 25 seconds left in overtime, but Rhodes hit four free throws with under 15 seconds to play to secure the game. Rhodes led 37-35 at the half and neither team could take control of the second half. For the game, the Eagles hit 42 percent from the field, while Rhodes made 41 percent. The Eagles outrebounded the Lynx 45-35.
November 8, 2018 Thomas Ross Named To Google Cloud Academic All-District Team Clarksville, Ark. – University of the Ozarks men’s soccer standout Thomas Ross was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District First Team, it was announced Thursday (November 8).
November 8, 2018 Cross Country Runners To Compete In NCAA III Regional Clarksville, Ark.-Runners from the women's and men's cross country program will compete in the NCAA Division III South/Southeast Regional November 10 in Mount Berry, Georgia.
November 8, 2018 2018-2019 Women's Basketball Preview Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women’s basketball team will have several new faces on its roster, including a new head coach, entering the 2018-2019 season. River Valley coaching icon Carl Ramsey retired at the end of last season. Former assistant coach Kourtni Williams will take over the program. Guards Hailey Ostrander and Kate Smith return for their senior seasons. Ostrander was named All-Conference after finishing thirteenth in the league in scoring (13.0) and tenth in three-point percentage (33.3%). She also averaged 1.3 steals, 3.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. Smith averaged 7.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. Sophomore forward Cassie Emerson averaged 9.0 points and 3.7 rebounds en route to earning a spot on the conference All-Freshman Team. Senior forward Diamond Goodwyn is back after averaging 12.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. Sophomore guard Kamryn McKinney played in all 25 games last season and scored 6.4 points per game. The Eagles will also benefit from the return of Delanei Stephens, who missed all of last season. Stephens was named to the conference All-Freshman Team two years ago after finishing seventh in the league in rebounding (7.5) and averaging 10.4 points per game. “Right now our work ethic is definitely our main strength,” said Williams. “Effort isn’t something I have to worry about with this group. And, we have multiple players that have range and can shoot the ball. Even some of our inside players can step out and knock it down. I also think depth is another strength of the team. We have several players that have an opportunity to contribute. We have a lot of experience at the guard spot.” The Eagles are coming off a tough year, winning just four games, but the team is focused on making changes to improve. “Last year we turned the ball over too much. A point of emphasis this season is taking care of the basketball and reducing turnovers.”
November 6, 2018 Seven Men’s Soccer Players Earn All-Conference Honors Clarksville, Ark.-Seven University of the Ozarks men’s soccer players received All-Conference honors from the American Southwest Conference, it was announced Tuesday, November 6.
November 5, 2018 2018-2019 Men's Basketball Preview Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks Head Men’s Basketball Coach Travis Carruthers is ready to move on after a tough first year leading the Eagles. Carruthers is expecting much better results for the 2018-19 season with a deeper squad and more talent on the roster. The Eagles return five players with at least some starting experience from last season and will benefit from having a pair of inside players returning from injuries. A pair of younger players combined with a veteran player lead the Eagles at the guard position. Sophomores Bryson Johnson and Zach Bobo made an impact last season, and Skyler Barnes returns for his senior season at the guard spot. Johnson, 5-foot-11, averaged 8.3 points and 4.3 assists last season. Bobo, 6-foot-5, made the American Southwest Conference East Division All-Freshman Team. He finished second on the team in scoring (10.5) and third in rebounding (5.0). Barnes, 6-foot-3, averaged 8.0 points and hit 30-of-74 (40.5%) from the three-point line. Senior Clay Conley and junior Kenneth Williams provide the Eagles with more depth at the guard spot. Sophomore forward Ethan Bowman displayed flashes of potential a year ago after transferring in at semester. There will be plenty of competition for playing time as the coaching staff brought in a talented group of new players. Inside player Tim Turpin, who stands 6-foot-6, scored 8.0 points and grabbed 3.3 rebounds per game and will be joined by big men Cory Wilhelm and Kelvin Knight, both of whom are coming off injuries. The Eagles are coming off a 3-22 record last season, but Carruthers has already seen a difference early on. “We are going to go as far as we grow together,” said Carruthers. “I have a firm belief that the teams that have a sense of togetherness, go the furthest. My expectation is to get better and grow more together each day.”
November 5, 2018 Women’s Soccer Players Earn All-Conference Honors Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women’s soccer team had five players receive All-Conference honors from the American Southwest Conference, it was announced Monday, November 5.
November 4, 2018 Muniz, Lee Highlight Oklahoma City University Open Oklahoma City, Okla.-Highlighted by a pair of strong performances from Corey Muniz and Jerhett Lee, the Eagles competed in the Oklahoma City University Open Sunday, November 4. Muniz (125) had the team's highest finish among open participants, placing second in the 125-pound division. Muniz won by major decision over Dominic Rivera from New Mexico Highlands (Maj 12-0). Lee finished third in the 285-pound division. Lee won in sudden victory over Cornelius Putnam from Oklahoma State (SV-1 3-1). Lee also won by fall over Nelson Fuentes from University of Houston-Downtown (Fall 4:07). Both Cameron Oliver (285) and Tinker Kinser (285) advanced deep into the 285-pound division. Oliver posted three wins in the freshman/sophomore competition, while Kinser posted a pair of wins.
November 2, 2018 Men's Swim Team Places Second In Hendrix College Relays Conway, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks men's swim team finished second in the Hendrix College Relays Friday night and sixth in the Hendrix College Classic Saturday afternoon in Conway.
November 2, 2018 Women's Swim Team Finishes Third In Hendrix College Relays Conway, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women's swim team finished third in the Hendrix College Relays Friday night and sixth in the Hendrix College Classic Saturday afternoon in Conway.
November 1, 2018 New Alexander-Boreham Tennis Center Dedicated Clarksville, Ark. - University of the Ozarks officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly completed Alexander-Boreham Tennis Center Saturday, October 27.
November 1, 2018 Wrestling Team Opens Season With 24-16 Win Batesville, Ark.-The Eagles opened the 2018-19 season with a 24-16 win over Lyon College Thursday night in Batesville. After trailing 6-5 at the end of the first period, Corey Muniz (125) eventually took the lead in the second and went on to win, 10-6. Si Nhamnhouane (141) needed to make a push as he fell behind 4-3 after the first period. Nhamnhouane went to work and shutout his opponent the remaining two periods, earning Nhamnhouane a 7-4 victory by decision. Ny'Trell Dean (149) scored six points after he pinned his opponent at the 4:28 mark of the second period. Alejandro Ordonez (197) pinned his opponent in the first to pick up six points for the Eagles. Ordonez's pin secured the victory for the Eagles.
October 30, 2018 Season Ends For Men's Soccer Team In ASC Playoffs Clarksville, Ark.-Despite recording nine shots on frame, tallying seven corner kicks and outshooting East Texas Baptist University 19-7, the Eagles were eliminated from the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament behind the Tigers' game-winning goal in the 82nd minute. With a 1-0 lead, the Tigers kept the Eagles from scoring in the final minutes to secure a victory. Spence Jean Baptiste had a final shot with five seconds remaining, but goalkeeper Bryant Botello made a clean save to preserve the match. At moments, it looked as though the Eagles would break open the match and score several goals. However, the Tigers were able to keep the shutout. Michael Luster put himself in scoring position on numerous occasions, but couldn't find the back of the net. Luster hit a shot that bounced off the cross bar in the 12th minute. His shot went high a minute later. In the second half, the Eagles' defense knocked a loose ball away off a corner kick in the 75th minute. Five minutes later, defender Truman Hensley stopped a Tiger offensive attack by sealing off the offensive player. The Eagles forced Botello into nine saves.
October 30, 2018 Momentum From NCAA Qualifiers Fuel Wrestling Program Clarksville, Ark.-Fueled by a pair of NCAA III National qualifiers last season, the University of the Ozarks wrestling team is building on last year's success under third year head coach LeRoy Gardner. The Eagles made history last season with Devon Jackson (125) and Nathaneal Rankin (133) qualifying for the NCAA III National Championships in Cleveland, Ohio, marking the first time in the program's four-year history wrestlers have advanced to the national stage. The Eagles return several key wrestlers for the 2018-2019 season. Rankin (125), Corey Muniz (125), Jaylen York (141), Ny'Trell Dean (149), Russell Miller (157), Jacob Sherrill (165), Cam Barnes (197) and Adolfo Sotolongo (285) have plenty of experience to lead the Eagles into the 2018-19 season. Beginning its fifth year of existence, the Eagles improved four spots at the NCAA III Regional from the previous season.
October 27, 2018 Eagles Take Care Of Louisiana College, Await Playoff Seeding Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles took care of business Saturday, capturing a 3-0 win over Louisiana College on Homecoming and Senior Day. In an electric atmosphere, the Eagles provided the fans with plenty of highlights, scoring once in the first half and two more times in the second half. The Eagles now await playoff seeding expected to be announced later tonight. Richard Souffrant opened the scoring for the Eagles, netting a goal in the 17th minute on a beautiful header off a corner kick. Hometown Clarksville native Rigo Resendez scored in the 67th minute and Alex Ross finalized the scoring with a goal in the 77th minute. The Eagles limited Louisiana College to four shots, while generating 17 of their own. Logan Valestin recorded three saves to post a shutout in goal.
October 27, 2018 Men's Soccer Team Advances To 16th ASC Tournament Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks men's soccer team has advanced to the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament for the sixteenth time in program history and the third straight season under head coach Aaron Brueckner.
October 27, 2018 Rankin, Harris Finish Second And Fourth At ASC Championships Abilene, Texas-The Eagles had the runner-up and the fourth-place finisher at the ASC Championships Saturday. Nathan Rankin was second overall with a time of 26:58.69 and Michael Harris was fourth overall with a time of 27:41.21. The Eagles were fourth overall as a team, just behind East Texas Baptist. Rankin and Harris were named to the All-Conference First Team. Juan Sanchez (30:13.88) was 34th, Luis Garcia (30:36.90) was 39th, Dakota Fritts (31:20.51) was 55th, Jonathon Wood (32:05.42) was 62nd, Jaeden Miller (32:24.50) was 66th, Edwin Rivera (32:55.05) was 77th, Rhett Williamson (33:41.58) was 83rd, Chandler Stewart (34:25.81) was 89th and Petron Brown (50:04.08) was 106th.
October 27, 2018 Louisiana College Pulls Off Upset With Overtime Goal Clarksville, Ark.-Louisiana College pulled out an improbable 1-0 overtime win to spoil the Eagles playoff hopes Saturday. Molly Edelman took a free kick in the 106th minute, rebounded her own deflected shot and sent the ball into the back of the net to deflate an energetic Eagles' crowd. CJ Burns was nearly the hero as her header bounced off the post in the 85th minute. The Eagles outshot the Wildcats 11-8. Nine seniors - Olivia Allard, CJ Burns, Falon Hanson, Selena Haunty, Chance Koy, Sierra Lasher, Amber Taylor, Georgia Warren and Katherine Zamora - were honored prior to the match.
October 27, 2018 Hannah Smith Finishes Third At ASC Championships Abilene, Texas-Senior Hannah Smith finished third at the American Southwest Conference Championships running a 24:21.63 in the 8K race. The Eagles placed eighth overall. Silvia Chavez (28:08.82) placed 31st, Chauzney Hooks (29:39.79) placed 46th, Katherine Goins (33:47.84) placed 71st and Areli Moreno (36:11.59) placed 78th.
October 25, 2018 Eagles' Offense Flexes Muscles In 6-3 Win It didn't take long for the Eagles to show their offensive prowess against Belhaven. Michael Luster scored in the opening minute of the match, and then the Eagles added two more goals within the first 11 minutes to lead 3-0. Alex Ross, Miguel Reyes and Rigo Resendez all had goals in the first half, and Spence Jean Baptiste recorded three assists. The Eagles would total 13 shots in the first half. The Eagles continued to overwhelm Belhaven, as Reyes scored another goal to move ahead 5-0. Sean Garcia's header in the 77th minute capped the scoring. The Eagles finished with 18 shots, with 12 shots on frame. The win extends the Eagles unbeaten streak to seven.
October 25, 2018 Belhaven Spoils Match With Tie Clarksville, Ark.-Belhaven spoiled the Eagles Thursday afternoon conference match by overcoming a 2-0 deficit and ending with a 2-2 tie. The Eagles wasted little time getting on the board as Skylar Brown netted a goal in the 3rd minute on a header off a corner kick from Rebecca Peterson. Madison Chaney followed with a goal in the 16th minute to give the Eagles a 2-0 advantage. Just when the Eagles appeared to be in control, Belhaven answered with a goal just seconds later. With the score 2-1 at halftime, Belhaven scored the equalizer in the 72nd minute. With neither team scoring after that, the match went into overtime where the Eagles had five shots. Belhaven had just one, but it hit the crossbar. The Eagles had a strong offensive attack all match with 22 shots and 17 shots on goal. The Eagles forced Belhaven into 15 saves. Peterson received both assists for the Eagles.
October 24, 2018 ASC Cross Country Championships Set For Saturday Clarksville, Ark.-The American Southwest Conference women's and men's cross country championships will be held this Saturday, October 27, in Abilene, Texas. The Eagles had a strong showing last season and now enter the championships under new head coach Heidi Pinkerton. In the 2017 women's race, Hannah Smith finished 11th overall running a 24:46.3. Smith earned All-Conference Second Team honors for her performance. The women's team finished seventh as a team. On the men's side, Nathan Rankin won the ASC title running a 26:41.6. Michael Harris placed second overall with a time of 26:47.6. The men's team placed fifth overall as a team
October 20, 2018 Michael Luster's Late Goal Nets Tie Clarksville, Ark.-Michael Luster struck again for the Eagles. This time the senior took a deflected shot from Spence Jean Baptiste in the box and ripped the ball past the UT-Tyler goalkeeper with just 1:45 remaining to tie the match. In overtime, the Eagles totaled three shots, but couldn't connect. The Patriots took a 2-0 advantage, scoring in the 5th and 16th minutes. The Eagles responded with a goal in the 42nd minute when Lorfils Milord netted a shot in the box. Miguel Reyes received the assist. From there, the Eagles shut out the Patriots and then Luster provided his athletic goal to send the match into overtime. Logan Valestin recorded several outstanding saves and totaled eight. The Patriots had 12 shots, while the Eagles had nine. The Patriots had seven corner kicks to three for the Eagles.
October 20, 2018 UT-Tyler Women's Soccer Team Takes Win Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles put up a valiant defensive fight against UT-Tyler, but the Patriots broke through with a late first half goal and then scored twice more in the second half to seal a 3-0 non-conference victory. The Patriots fired off 14 shots in the first half, but the Eagles were able to limit goals scored. UT-Tyler scored in the 65th and 70th minute to put the match out of reach. Goalkeeper Kiara Henry recorded ten saves in the match.
October 20, 2018 More Records Fall As Eagles Take Fourth At Little Rock Swim Invitational Little Rock, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women's and men's swim team broke more school records at the Little Rock Invitational Saturday.
October 16, 2018 Eagles Claim 3-0 Win Over Hendrix Behind Strong Second Half Clarksville, Ark.-After a scoreless first half, the Eagles scored three second half goals to claim a 3-0 non-conference win over Hendrix College Tuesday. The Eagles took control of the match in the second half, recording nine shots and five corner kicks. The Eagles pressured the Hendrix defense the entire second half and eventually broke through with a goal in the 72nd minute. Drew Mott scored to give the Eagles a 1-0 advantage. Bryce Young followed with a goal just minutes later and Sean Garcia connected on a penalty kick in the 88th minute to round out the scoring. The Eagles totaled 13 shots. It was Logan Valestin's first shutout of the season. He had three saves.
October 15, 2018 Nathan Rankin Named ASC Runner of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks sophomore Nathan Rankin was named the American Southwest Conference Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week for the second time this season.
October 14, 2018 Alex Ross Nets Two Goals In 3-1 Win Longview, Texas-The Eagles netted a big 3-1 comeback road win against LeTourneau University behind a two-goal effort from Alex Ross. LeTourneau scored with just seconds left in the first half to claim a 1-0 advantage. But the Eagles generated three second half goals. Ross scored in the 51st minute and then followed with another goal in the 81st minute to give the Eagles a 2-1 lead. Spence Jean Baptiste added the final goal in the 83rd minute to put the match out of reach. Thomas Ross, Michael Luster, Miguel Reyes and Baptiste recorded assists.
October 13, 2018 Nathan Rankin Finishes As Runner-Up In Little Rock Invitational Little Rock, Ark.-Sophomore Nathan Rankin finished as runner-up at the Little Rock Invitational Saturday running a 25:28.5. Joshua Clethen from Allen Community College won the race with a time of 25:16.9. Michael Harris followed with a time of 26:29.8 to place 22nd overall. The Eagles finished eighth as a team. There were 122 runners in the event.
October 13, 2018 LeTourneau Women's Soccer Team Scores Two Unanswered Goals In Win Longview, Texas-The Eagles scored the equalizer in the first half, but LeTourneau quickly answered and then scored another goal to earn the 3-1 win. The match went to the 89th minute and then was ended because of lightning. LeTourneau scored early, but Katherine Zamora scored to even the match 1-1 in the 34th minute. LeTourneau scored one minute later and added another goal five minutes later to take a 3-1 lead. The Eagles created 12 shots. Madison Chaney had three shots on goal.
October 13, 2018 Hannah Smith Breaks Own 5K Record At Little Rock Little Rock, Ark.-Senior Hannah Smith broke her own 5K school record running a 19:16.5 at the Little Rock Invitational Saturday. Smith finished 33rd overall. Silvia Chavez placed 96th with a time of 21:18.3, second best for the Eagles. The Eagles finished 17th as a team. There were 157 runners in the event.
October 12, 2018 Men's Swim Team Dominates Williams Baptist College Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks men's swim team posted an impressive 147-30 win over Williams Baptist College Friday night.
October 12, 2018 Women's Swim Team Breaks Records In Win Over Williams Baptist College Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women's swim team dominated Williams Baptist College Friday night 134-24 and broke several program records along the way.
October 11, 2018 Men's Soccer Team Fights Back Late, Ends In 3-3 Tie Marshall, Texas- Just when it appeared the Eagles were out of the game, Richard Souffrant scored back-to-back goals late in the second half to send the match into overtime and eventually finish with a 3-3 double overtime tie against East Texas Baptist University. Thursday night's conference match had plenty of drama as both teams had chances to score in each overtime. Michael Luster scored the match's first goal in the 9th minute. The Tigers responded with a goal in the 23rd minute to even it. The Tigers would score another goal just before halftime to move ahead 2-1. The Eagles gave up a goal early in the second half to give the Tigers all the momentum. Down 3-1 with 20 minutes to play, Souffrant netted a goal in the 83rd minute. Souffrant wasn't done as he quickly scored the equalizer two minutes later. From there, the match went into overtime. Both teams fired off three shots in the first overtime and the Eagles had two more chances in the second overtime, but came up empty. In all, both teams had 19 shots. Luster had five shots to lead the Eagles. Logan Valestin had 10 saves in goal.
October 11, 2018 Women's Soccer Team Nets Big 2-0 Win Over ETBU The Eagles netted a goal in each half to take a big 2-0 conference win over East Texas Baptist University Thursday night. The Eagles did what it needed to do to start a two-match road trip, score when it had chances. Rebecca Peterson capitalized on an opportunity in the 20th minute to give the Eagles a 1-0 advantage. The Eagles didn't allow the Tigers to score the remainder of the half to keep the lead at 1-0. The Eagles produced another goal when Angelica Najera scored in the 77th minute. Kiara Henry posted the shutout in goal and had eight saves. It was the third shutout of the season for the Eagles.
October 9, 2018 Men’s Soccer Team Achieves USC Academic Award Clarksville, Ark. – The University of the Ozarks men's soccer team has been honored with the prestigious Team Academic Award from the United Soccer Coaches (USC), it was announced by the organization.
October 9, 2018 Women’s Soccer Team Achieves USC Academic Award Clarksville, Ark. – The University of the Ozarks women's soccer team has been honored with the prestigious Team Academic Award from the United Soccer Coaches (USC), it was announced by the organization.
October 8, 2018 Alex Ross Named ASC Soccer Offensive Player of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks senior midfielder Alex Ross was named the American Southwest Conference (ASC) Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.
October 8, 2018 National Champion Grace Brown Named Assistant Clay Target Coach Clarksville, Ark. – National Champion clay target shooter Grace Brown has been named the University of the Ozarks assistant volunteer women’s and men’s clay target coach, it was announced by the athletics department this week.
October 6, 2018 Souffrant, Ross Lead Eagles To 2-1 Win Clarksville, Ark.-Richard Souffrant and Alex Ross scored in an impressive first half for the Eagles and then held off Sul Ross State in the second half to pick up a 2-1 win. The Eagles had a dominating first half recording 12 shots and five corner kicks. Souffrant scored in the 5th minute on a header off a corner kick. Ross then scored in the 28th minute to give the Eagles a 2-0 advantage. From there, the Eagles kept the Lobos off the board until the 77th minute. The Eagles finished the match with 15 shots and eight corner kicks.
October 6, 2018 Harris, Rankin Fuel University of the Ozarks Invitational Title Clarksville, Ark.-Led by Michael Harris and Nathan Rankin, the University of the Ozarks had four runners place among the top-10 to fuel a team championship at the U of O Invitational Saturday. Harris won the individual title running a 27:33.3 in the 8K race. Rankin placed second overall running a 27:45.6. Jaedin Miller placed 8th overall after posting a time of 30:12.7 and Luis Garcia ran a 30:57.9 to finish 9th overall. The Eagles also won the Arkansas D-III Championships in August, with Harris winning that individual title as well.
October 6, 2018 Sul Ross State Women Score Late To Pick Up 2-0 Win Clarksville, Ark.-Just when it appeared the Eagles and Sul Ross State were headed to overtime, the visiting Lobos scored two late goals to upend the home team 2-0 Saturday. The Eagles created a number of scoring opportunities in the first half, recording five shots. After battling for 83 minutes, Sul Ross State finally broke through and scored a goal. The Lobos followed with another goal five minutes later to put the match out of reach.
October 6, 2018 Women's Tennis Team Drops Hendrix Match Clarksville, Ark.-The women's tennis team dropped a 8-1 setback against Hendrix College at the new Alexander-Boreham Tennis Center Saturday morning.
October 6, 2018 Hannah Smith Wins Second Individual Title Clarksville, Ark.-Hannah Smith posted her second individual title of the 2018 cross country season, both of which came on the Eagles' home course. Smith won Saturday's University of the Ozarks 5K Invitational running a 20:09.9. Silvia Chavez placed fourth overall running a 21:49.2 to fuel a second-place finish for the Eagles. Smith, who won the Arkansas D-III Championships in August, was honored prior to the race as part of Senior Day and finished first among the 41 runners. Fellow senior Chauzney Hooks was also honored and ran a 23:36.8 to finish 13th overall. Katherine Goins posted a time of 25:49.4 to place 27th. Areli Moreno ran a 28:52.2 to place 35th and Fion Chen recorded a time of 32:54.3 to place 39th.
October 5, 2018 Eagles Dominate Hendrix College In Night Match Clarksville, Ark.-The men's tennis team hosted a night match at the new Alexander-Boreham Tennis Center Friday against Hendrix College and posted a dominating 9-0 win.
October 4, 2018 Softball Trio Receives NFCA Academic Honors Clarksville, Ark.-Three University of the Ozarks softball players received honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association for their academic performance, it was announced by the association this week.
October 2, 2018 Alex Ross Nets Hat Trick In Win Clarksville, Ark.-Alex Ross recorded a hat trick to lead the Eagles to a 7-0 win over Ecclesia College Tuesday. His brother, Thomas Ross, accounted for a goal and two assists as the duo combined for ten points. Drew Mott scored his first collegiate goal and the Ross brothers each scored in the first half to help the Eagles build a 3-0 lead. Alex Ross then added quick back-to-back goals early in the second half to net his hat trick. Bradley Rice and Derric Davis added goals in the second half. The Eagles had 32 shots in the match. Jordan Maloney got his first start in goal for the Eagles and posted a shutout.
October 1, 2018 Baseball and Tennis Alumni Games This Month Clarksville, Ark. – The University of the Ozarks baseball and men's and women's tennis programs will hold their alumni games this month.
September 29, 2018 McMurry Men's Soccer Team Slips Past Eagles Abilene, Texas-McMurry University posted the game-winning goal in the second half to record a 1-0 win. McMurry's Aaron Webb scored off a free kick in the 60th minute. The Warhawks then held off the Eagles the rest of the way to notch a shutout. The Eagles did record four shots after the goal was scored. The Eagles owned a 13-9 shots advantage in the match. Logan Valestin posted five saves in goal.
September 29, 2018 Men's Tennis Team Drops Match In New Facility Clarksville, Ark.-The men’s tennis team had a tough day on the opening of the new Alexander-Boreham Tennis Center Saturday against John Brown University.
September 29, 2018 Women's Soccer Edged By McMurry Abilene, Texas-McMurry University won its first conference match of the season by scoring two goals in the second half and held off the Eagles when Madison Chaney scored in the 82nd minute for a 2-1 win. After a scoreless first half, McMurry recorded a goal in the 65th minute to take a 1-0 advantage. McMurry then added another goal in the 74th minute on a penalty kick, but the Eagles answered with a goal in the 82nd minute to trim the deficit to 2-1. Following the goal, the Eagles were unable to generate a shot. The Eagles had four corner kicks in the match and totaled seven shots. Kiara Henry had three saves in goal.
September 29, 2018 Women's Tennis Team Nets Win In New Facility Clarksville, Ark.-The women’s tennis team opened the new Alexander-Boreham Tennis Center with a big 5-4 win over John Brown University Saturday afternoon.
September 27, 2018 Eagles Escape With 2-1 Win Abilene, Texas-The Eagles escaped Hardin-Simmons with a 2-1 win after the Cowboys notched an own goal in the 83rd minute Thursday night. The Eagles played a strong match, outshooting the home team 17-12. The Eagles scored first when Spence Jean Baptist back-heeled a shot in the 25th minute. Thomas Ross headed the ball prior to the shot to receive an assist. The Cowboys then evened the match 1-1 in the 43rd minute. A back-and-forth second half ensued until the Eagles were rewarded a corner kick. Following a number of deflections, the ball ended up in the back of the net. A final shot for the Cowboys with just seconds left sailed wide. Ross and Miguel Reyes had four shots each. Goalkeeper Logan Valestin posted four saves. After a tough start, the Eagles have won two straight conference matches.
September 27, 2018 2018-2019 Men's Swim Preview Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks Head Swimming Coach David DeGeus begins year three of the program with his largest squad to date. DeGeus also recruited the most talented class of swimmers in his tenure. Ozarks has an intersquad meet September 14 and will compete in the Shawnee Invitational September 20. The Eagles will host Williams Baptist College October 12.
September 27, 2018 Vinny Barber Named Volunteer Assistant Wrestling Coach Clarksville, Ark. – Vinny Barber was named the Volunteer Assistant Wrestling Coach at the University of the Ozarks, it was announced by the athletics department this week.
September 27, 2018 No. 9 Hardin-Simmons Tops Eagles 3-0 Abilene, Texas-The Eagles gave nationally ranked Hardin-Simmons a tough match Thursday night only to fall 3-0. The No. 9 ranked Cowgirls scored just before halftime to lead 1-0 and then opened the second half with an early goal to take a 2-0 advantage. The Eagles posted five shots, with three of those on frame. Goalkeeper Kiara Henry was busy throughout the match as she recorded 14 saves.
September 25, 2018 2018-2019 Women's Swim Preview University of the Ozarks Head Swimming Coach David DeGeus begins year three of the program with added depth and talent. DeGeus has eight new swimmers on the roster for the 2018-19 season. Ozarks has an intersquad meet September 14 and will compete in the Shawnee Invitational September 20. The Eagles will host Williams Baptist College October 12.
September 25, 2018 Rachel White Named Assistant Tennis Coach Clarksville, Ark. – Rachel White has been named the University of the Ozarks assistant women’s and men’s tennis coach, it was announced by the athletics department this week.
September 22, 2018 Michael Luster Nets Game-Winner In Upset Win Clarksville, Ark.-Michael Luster had a match to remember Saturday as the senior from Lewisville, Texas, headed in the game-winning goal in the 88th minute to help the Eagles pull out a 3-2 upset win against No. 13 Mary Hardin-Baylor. Luster’s goal sent the Eagles’ bench into a frenzy and capped a hard-fought match in rainy conditions. Luster had a beautiful goal in the 40th minute ripping a shot past goalkeeper Travis Aday with his left foot. Alex Ross received the assist. The Crusaders scored back-to-back goals within a ten-minute span to take the advantage, but the Eagles never lost fight in the second half. Bradley Rice scored the equalizer on a header off a set piece from Thomas Ross. Luster then posted the game-winner in traffic on a perfect pass from Alex Ross. The Eagles edged the Crusaders in shots (11-10), but both teams had equal shots on frame with eight.
September 22, 2018 Men's Cross Country Team Places 37th At Chile Pepper Festival Fayetteville, Ark.-Competing in one of the premier cross country events in America, the Eagles finished 37th as a team in the 8K Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival Saturday in Fayetteville. The Eagles finished just behind conference foe UT Dallas, which placed 36th overall. Nathan Rankin was the top finisher for the Eagles, placing 125th overall after running a 26:42.0. Michael Harris was next for the Eagles running a 27:00.0. He placed 144th overall. Jaeden Miller posted a top-300 finish running a 28:46.6, good enough for 288th overall. There were 441 runners in the event.
September 22, 2018 Women's Soccer Team Drops Hard Fought Match Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles gave Mary Hardin-Baylor all it wanted, but still came out with a 3-0 loss Saturday in league play. The Eagles fought off the Crusaders for most of the match and kept the score a 1-0 until late. Leading in the second half, the Crusaders scored in the 84th and 88th minutes to put the match out of reach. Goalkeeper Kiara Henry posted 13 saves for the Eagles.
September 22, 2018 Hannah Smith Sets School 5K Record At Chile Pepper Festival Fayetteville, Ark.-Competing in one of the premier cross country events in America, the Eagles finished 48th as a team in the 5K Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival Saturday in Fayetteville. Senior Hannah Smith paced the Eagles with a 130th place finish running a 19:26.8 to set a new school record. Smith broke her own record (19:52.0) she set last year at the Chile Pepper Festival. Silvia Chavez placed 328th with a time of 22:11.6, second best for the Eagles. The Eagles topped conference foes East Texas Baptist and Louisiana College as a team. There were 422 runners in the event.
September 21, 2018 Blake Mangum Named Assistant Wrestling Coach Clarksville, Ark. – Blake Mangum was named the new University of the Ozarks assistant wrestling coach, it was announced by the athletics department this week.
September 20, 2018 Eagles Drop Fifth One Goal Match Of The Season Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles lost their fifth match of the season by one goal after Concordia University Texas connected on a penalty kick in the first half and pulled out a 1-0 win. Omar Aguirre netted the eventual game-winner in the 28th minute on his PK and then the Tornados held off the Eagles' attack in the second half to secure the win. The Eagles generated plenty of scoring opportunities in the second half, firing off six shots and also posting six corner kicks. The Eagles forced the Tornado goalkeeper into four saves in the second half. The Eagles had two corner kicks and one shot in the final minute.
September 20, 2018 Madison Chaney Records Hat Trick In Comeback Win Clarksville, Ark.-Senior forward Madison Chaney spearheaded an outstanding win Thursday over Concordia University Texas by recording a hat trick. The Eagles trailed 1-0 at halftime, but Chaney provided an offensive punch to push the home team to a 3-1 conference win. Chaney and the Eagles turned up the pressure in the second half and generated three goals. Chaney's first score came in the 49th minute on an assist from Angelica Najera. Chaney raced down field and chipped it over goalkeeper Shelby Franco's head to even the score. Chaney's second goal was nearly identical as she chipped it again over Franco's head in the 58th minute. CJ Burns received the assist. With momentum in the Eagles' favor, Chaney blasted another goal in the 84th to secure the match and record the hat trick. In all, Chaney had four shots.
September 15, 2018 Howard Payne Comes Back To Secure Win Brownwood, Texas-The Eagles scored early in the match to set the tone, but couldn’t keep Howard Payne off the board as the Yellow Jackets scored back-to-back goals in the second half to secure a 2-1 win. Alex Ross opened the match with a goal with just over a minute into the conference affair. The Eagles went on to generate seven more shots in the first half and keep the lead at intermission. Fifteen minutes into the second half, Howard Payne changed the complexion of the match. The Yellow Jackets scored the equalizer in the 62nd minute and then scored again six minutes later to take the lead for good. The Eagles did record nine shots in the second half.
September 15, 2018 Eagles End Overtime Battle In 0-0 Tie Brownwood, Texas-Despite generating 26 shots and 15 shots on frame, the Eagles were unable to find the back of the net in a 0-0 tie against Howard Payne University in conference play. The powerful Eagles’ offense was on the attack all match. The Eagles had a trio of players with five shots – Skylar Brown, Falon Hanson, CJ Burns and Rebecca Peterson. All five of Peterson’s shots were on frame. The Eagles’ attack also included seven corner kicks. Additionally, the Eagles forced the Howard Payne goalkeeper make 15 saves. The first half swayed in Howard Payne's favor as they held the majority of the possession. The Eagles came out in the second half with determination and had several dangerous opportunities on goal as they held most of the possession. The first overtime went in the Eagles favor, forcing the keeper to make several key saves. In the second half, the Eagles held the Yellow Jackets and limited them to one shot on goal.
September 13, 2018 Women's Soccer Team Drops ASC Opener The Eagles opened the conference season against Texas Dallas Thursday night with a 2-0 setback. The Comets connected on a pair of goals in each half to take the home victory. The Comets scored in the 36th minute off a corner kick and then added another goal in the 60th minute. The Eagles allowed 29 shots in the match.
September 10, 2018 Nathan Rankin Named ASC Runner of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks sophomore Nathan Rankin was named the American Southwest Conference Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week, the conference announced Monday.
September 10, 2018 Hannah Smith Named ASC Runner of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks senior Hannah Smith was named the American Southwest Conference Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week, the conference announced Monday.
September 8, 2018 Battle Of Eagles Ends In 1-1 Tie Clarksville, Ark.-A hard fought battle between the University of the Ozarks and Williams Baptist College ended in a 1-1 double overtime tie Saturday in Clarksville. Ozarks scored first in the match, but Williams Baptist quickly answered with a goal less than two minutes later to even the score 1-1. Thomas Ross scored for Ozarks in the 56th minute and Thayrone Cazeca scored for Williams Baptist in the 58th minute. Both teams had opportunities to score following the second goal, but couldn't connect on any of their shots. The Eagles fought off a combined eight shots in overtime to end the match with a tie. Goalkeeper Logan Valestin had five saves during that stretch.
September 8, 2018 Men's Cross Country Team Tops NCAA I Oral Roberts, Finishes Fifth At UCA Challenge Conway, Ark.-The Eagles posted a fifth-place finish, including beating NCAA I Oral Roberts University, at the 5K UCA Cross Country Challenge Saturday in Conway. Competing as the only NCAA III team, the Eagles were behind winner University of Central Arkansas and Little Rock, John Brown University and Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Nathaneal Rankin paced the Eagles with a ninth-place finish after running a 16:53.7. Michael Harris (17:00.1) and Jaeden Miller (18:05.7) came in 12th and 34th, respectively.
September 8, 2018 Women's Soccer Team Posts Shutout Against Westminster College Clarksville, Ark.-Freshman Camyren Antu's first collegiate goal couldn't have come at a better time as the Arlington, Texas, native scored the game-winning goal in the 25th minute to push the Eagles past Westminster College (Mo.) 1-0 Saturday afternoon in Clarksville. Antu ripped a shot past the Westminster goalkeeper to put the Eagles in a good position. The Eagles' defense then held off the Blue Jays the rest of the match to post a shutout. Not to be outdone, newcomer goalkeeper Brittany Lee-Smith filled in nicely for starter Kiara Henry as she recorded three saves in her first start at Ozarks. The Eagles blasted 11 shots in the match, with Skylar Brown owning three on goal.
September 8, 2018 Women's Cross Country Team Finishes Ninth At UCA Cross Country Challenge Conway, Ark.-Competing as the only NCAA III team at the 5K UCA Cross Country Challenge, the Eagles posted a ninth-place finish Saturday at Beaverfork Lake Park. NCAA I University of Central Arkansas won the race. Hannah Smith paced the Eagles with a time of 20:23.6 finishing an impressive 15th overall.
September 6, 2018 Women's Soccer Team Drops Hendrix Match Clarksville, Ark.-The Hendrix College Warriors fought off a number of quality shots on goal from the Eagles to pick up a 2-0 win Thursday. Hendrix powered its way to seven shots in the first half, connecting on one in the 35th minute to lead 1-0. The Eagles countered with pressure on the attack and posted several shots that had equal opportunity to find the back of the net. In fact, CJ Burns hit the cross bar on a rocket shot that appeared to cross the goal line, but was not called a goal. Madison Chaney created offensive opportunities for the Eagles, but the Warrior defense kept the home team off the board. Hendrix scored again in the 74th minute.
September 5, 2018 Men's Soccer Team Drops Home Opener Clarksville, Ark.-Lyon College spoiled the Eagles' regular season home opener by netting two first half goals and adding another in the second half to earn a 3-0 victory. Lyon College generated seven shots in the first half behind standout Estiven Garcia. Garcia would account for a goal and two assists in the match. His goal in the 33rd minute of the match put the Eagles down 2-0. The Eagles rallied for more shots in the second half, but couldn't find the back of the net. The Scots then added a goal in the 85th minute to put the match out of reach.
September 3, 2018 Women's Soccer Team Hits The Road Against Lyon College Batesville, Ark.-The Eagles rallied for 110 minutes to a 1-1 draw with Lyon College Monday afternoon.
September 2, 2018 Men's Soccer Team Suffers Overtime Loss Birmingham, Alabama - Birmingham-Southern's Ryo Elliot headed in the game-winning goal in the 96th minute to hand the Eagles a 2-1 setback in the Birmingham-Southern Labor Day Classic Sunday. The Panthers scored in the 23rd minute on a penalty kick. But the Eagles fought back to even the match 1-1 when Bryce Young connected on a header in the 25th minute. Spence Jean Baptiste had the assist. The Eagles outshot the Panthers 19-12 in the match. Miguel Reyes had four shots and Drew Mott recorded three. Logan Valestin posted five saves in goal. Bradley Rice and Jax Robinson were named to the BSC Classic All-Tournament Team.
September 1, 2018 Women's Soccer Team Dominates Regular Season Opener The Eagles opened the regular season in grand fashion scoring five goals while posting a shutout against MacMurray College Saturday. The Eagles held a 4-0 halftime lead as it dominated the visitors from Illinois. The Eagles were on the offensive attack and held possession of the ball most of the day. The home team had 17 shots in the first half alone. Skylar Brown quickly put the Eagles in front 1-0 with a goal in the third minute. The freshman rebounded a ball in the box and ripped past the keeper. Angelica Najera followed with a goal in the 11th minute and Joey Long scored in the 27th minute to put the Eagles ahead 3-0. Lara Wadle added another goal in the 34th minute to top off a dominant first half. Wadle chipped one in over the keeper's head. Finally, Amber Taylor connected on a shot in the 66th minute for a second half goal. In all, the Eagles accounted for 25 shots, while only allowing one shot.
August 31, 2018 Michael Harris Wins Second Straight Arkansas D-III Championship Michael Harris won the Arkansas D-III Championships for the second straight year. Harris won the 5k race with a time of 17:25.0. It is the second consecutive season the Eagles have won the title. The Eagles had the top four finishers. The men scored 16 points, while Hendrix posted 47 points. Nathan Rankin placed second overall (17:52.90), Jaeden Miller was third overall (18:27.10) and Juan Sanchez was fourth (18:35.50).
August 31, 2018 Women's Cross Country Captures Arkansas D-III Championships The Eagles won the Arkansas D-III Championships for the second straight year. The women scored 25 points, while Hendrix posted 30 points. Junior Hannah Smith won the individual title for the second straight year running a 13:41.60. Freshman Siliva Chavez placed third overall with a time of 15:22.90.
August 29, 2018 Dr. Deborah Sisson Named Faculty Athletics Representative Clarksville, Ark. – Dr. Deborah Sisson, University of the Ozarks associate professor of business and Baum Professor of Marketing, has been appointed the University's new faculty athletics representative (FAR).
August 28, 2018 2018 Men's Soccer Preview Clarksville, Ark. - - The Eagles qualified for the conference tournament last season and advanced to the semi-finals. The Eagles return seven starters from a team that went 9-7-2 overall and 4-5-2 in league play. The Eagles had a balanced scoring attack last season led by senior midfielder Thomas Ross, who had one goal and five assists. The Eagles also return senior forward Bryce Young, who has 24 career goals. Goalkeeper Austin Valestin returns for his sophomore year after posting a 1.17 goals against average. The men’s program has qualified for the playoffs in each of Aaron Brueckner’s two seasons as head coach.
August 28, 2018 2018 Men's Cross Country Preview Clarksville, Ark. -The Eagles are under the direction of new head coach Heidi Pinkerton. Pinkerton inherits a team full of sophomores, including a pair of runners who finished No. 1 and No. 2 at the conference championships. The team is made up of nine sophomores, two juniors and four freshmen. Sophomore Nathan Rankin won the 8K conference championship last season with a time of 26:41.6 and was named ASC Freshman of the Year. Freshman Michael Harris finished second overall with a time of 26:47.6 and was named ASC Newcomer of the Year. As a team, the Eagles finished fifth overall at the conference championships. The Eagles had three top-3 finishes during the 2017 season.
August 28, 2018 2018 Women's Soccer Preview Clarksville, Ark. - - The Eagles return nearly every starter on the pitch. Five of those returners were named to the All-Conference Team last season. Senior Georgia Warren is the top offensive player returning after scoring five goals and recording four assists last season. Goalkeeper Kiara Henry is back after posting a 1.99 goals against average. Under head coach Natalie Dreyer, the women's program went 7-9-1 overall and 3-8-1 in league play in 2017. Hungry for another post-season appearance, Dreyer will use the team's depth (37 players) to her advantage.
August 28, 2018 2018 Women's Cross Country Preview Clarksville, Ark.-New head coach Heidi Pinkerton will build around star senior Hannah Smith. Smith finished 11th overall at the American Southwest Conference Championships to earn Second Team All-Conference honors. She competed in the NCAA III Regional Cross Country Championships and finished 62nd overall. She owns the program 5K record (19:52) and 6K record (23:28.04). The Eagles finished seventh overall at the conference championships. The Eagles won the Arkansas D-III Championships in 2017.
August 10, 2018 Dallas Brose Named Assistant Athletic Trainer Clarksville, Ark. – Dallas Brose was named the Assistant Athletic Trainer at the University of the Ozarks, it was announced by Athletic Director Jimmy Clark Friday (August 10).
August 1, 2018 Competitive Cheer Team Earns Silver Bid to NCA Nationals Maryville Mo.-The University of the Ozarks competitive cheerleading team qualified for its fourth consecutive National Cheerleaders Association College Nationals appearance after earning a Silver Bid at the NCA College Cheer Camp this week.
July 24, 2018 Tennis Athletes Achieve ITA Academic Honors; Men’s Program Earns Team Award Clarksville, Ark.-Six members of the University of the Ozarks men’s and women’s tennis teams received academic recognition from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), it was announced by college tennis' governing body Tuesday (July 24).
July 9, 2018 Athletic Department Releases New Promotional Video Clarksville, Ark.- The University of the Ozarks athletic department released a new promotional video Monday (July 9).
June 14, 2018 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Announces Academic Honor Roll Clarksville, Ark.-Seven University of the Ozarks women's and men's swimmers were named to the 2018 winter Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Academic Honor Roll, it was announced by the league office June 13.
June 8, 2018 Hannah Smith Named ASC Distinguished Scholar-Athlete Clarksville, Ark.-Junior track standout Hannah Smith was named the American Southwest Conference Women’s Track & Field Distinguished Scholar-Athlete for the 2017-2018 academic year, the league office announced Friday (June 8).
June 5, 2018 Winter/Spring ASC All-Academic Team Announced Clarksville, Ark.-32 University of the Ozarks student-athletes were named to the 2017-2018 winter/spring American Southwest Conference All-Academic Team, it was announced by the league office Tuesday (June 5).
May 31, 2018 Softball Program Hires Coach From NCAA Division III Powerhouse Clarksville, Ark.-Fresh off the NCAA Division IIII National Softball Championship game, Illinois Wesleyan University Assistant Coach Denise Prather has been hired as the University of the Ozarks new softball coach, Athletics Director Jimmy Clark announced Thursday (May 31).
May 30, 2018 Heidi Pinkerton Named Cross Country and Track Coach Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks Athletics Director Jimmy Clark announced the hiring of veteran NCAA Division III coach Heidi Pinkerton as the new Head Women’s and Men’s Cross Country and Track Coach.
May 23, 2018 ASC Announces Scholar-Athlete Medal of Honor Awards Richardson, Texas-Roseanna Ezell and Spencer Turner were two of twenty-six graduating student-athletes from the 13 American Southwest Conference member institutions honored by the conference and their institutions as 2017-18 ASC Scholar-Athlete Medal of Honor recipients.
May 21, 2018 Men’s Tennis Team Wins Sportsmanship Award Richardson, Texas – The University of the Ozarks men’s tennis team was one of eight American Southwest Conference member institutions recognized by the conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee as recipients of ASC-SAAC Team Sportsmanship award for the spring 2018 sport seasons.
May 8, 2018 Ten Baseball Players Receive All-Conference Honors Clarksville, Ark.-Ten University of the Ozarks baseball players received All-Conference honors from the American Southwest Conference, it was announced Wednesday, May 9.
May 7, 2018 Van Duijn, Turner Named All-Conference Clarksville, Ark.- University of the Ozarks men's tennis players Melle Van Duijn and Spencer Turner received All-Conference honors from the American Southwest Conference, it was announced Saturday (May 5) by the ASC.
May 7, 2018 ASC Awards Softball All-Conference Honors Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks softball players Brooke Hoffsommer, Abby Mork, Hannah Oler, Hailey Ostrander and Katie Ventress were named All-Conference by the American Southwest Conference, it was announced Monday, May 7.
May 5, 2018 Eagles Pull Out Dramatic 3-2 Win Clarksville, Ark.-In a game that was dominated by pitching, the Eagles prevailed in a way that they have all season long – late with a comeback. The Eagles trailed all the way until the bottom of the eighth. With two outs, Sam Swartz proved to be the hero as he laced a double down the right field line to bring in Justin Crider and Patrick Clifford in the bottom of the eighth inning. Crider drew a walk and Clifford ripped an RBI single through the left side of the infield to set up the game-winning hit. In the top of the ninth, Corey Steward was inserted to pitch for Waggoner with one out. With runners on first and second, Steward quickly forced a groundball, but shortstop Fielder Dufrene was unable to get an out to load the bases for the Tigers. However, Steward got redemption as he induced a double play ball in the infield to end the game. Second baseman Josh Woolly fielded a grounder, stepped on second base and then threw over to first base for the third out and send the Eagles into a celebration. The Eagles’ bats were quiet until the eighth and starting pitcher Dalton Spurgeon kept the Tiger bats in check in his 5.2 innings. Spurgeon fanned five and allowed only four hits. Jack Waggoner tossed 2.2 innings and struck out three to receive the win. Steward recorded the save in .2 innings of work. Swartz drove in two runs and the Eagles totaled four hits.
May 5, 2018 Eagles End Season With Loss In ASC Playoffs Austin, Texas-UT-Tyler broke open a tight game in the fourth with six runs to post a 12-5 win and end the Eagles season in the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament. The Patriots recorded 16 hits in the contest and starter Nate Imig threw a complete game. The Eagles scored twice in the top of the second behind a Fielder Dufrene RBI single and an error. In the sixth, Sam Swartz sliced a single through the left side of the infield to score one and bring the score to 11-3. Ozarks scratched across two runs in the seventh on a Breyden Varner two-run single. Patrick Clifford finished 2-for-4 in his final collegiate game. AJ Chalupka stared for Ozarks and Garrett Stevens finished the game. Chalupka went 3.1 innings and Stevens went 3.0. Stevens fanned four during his appearance.
May 4, 2018 Eagles Drop ASC Tournament Game Against UT-Tyler Austin, Texas-The Eagles opened the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament with a 10-4 loss against UT-Tyler Friday in rainy and wet conditions. The Eagles let an early lead slip away as the Patriots rallied for four runs in the fourth inning and never gave the lead back to the Eagles. Up 6-4 after seven innings, the Patriots added four more runs in the eighth frame to secure the game. The Eagles scored twice in the first inning on back-to-back solo home runs from Breyden Varner and Patrick Clifford. UT-Tyler got one run back in the bottom half of the inning, but the Eagles responded with another run in the top of the second. This time Justin Crider had an RBI on a ground out. After UT-Tyler cut it to 3-2 after three, the Eagles appeared to be in control scoring another run in the fourth on Crider’s RBI single up the middle. But UT-Tyler mounted a comeback starting in the bottom half of the inning by scoring four runs. UT-Tyler had three hits and took advantage of one Eagle error in the inning. The Eagles had trouble recovering after that, but did pose a threat in the eighth recording two singles and a walk. However, UT-Tyler was able to strand each runner to end a potential rally. In all, the Eagles posted eight hits, while UT-Tyler had 13.
May 3, 2018 Men’s Tennis Team Falls In Quarterfinals Of ASC Championship Tournament Richardson, Texas-The men’s tennis came up short 5-0 against Hardin-Simmons University in the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament despite several close matches Thursday.
May 3, 2018 Softball Team’s Historic Run Comes To An End At ASC Championship Tournament Tyler, Texas-The softball team’s historic run to the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament came to an end Thursday as Texas Dallas took a narrow 5-4 win.
May 1, 2018 Fast Times For Running Star Hannah Smith Clarksville, Ark.-Hannah Smith runs and then runs some more. All school year. She studies and then studies some more. All school year. Her arduous running regiment and laser-like focus in the classroom has paid off for the junior from tiny Blue Eye, Missouri. Smith, who runs cross country in the fall and indoor and outdoor track in the winter and spring, has made a name for herself, all while excelling in the classroom.
April 30, 2018 Gyeongju Kim Named ASC Pitcher of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks sophomore right-handed pitcher Gyeongju Kim was named the American Southwest Conference Pitcher of the Week, the conference announced Monday (April 30).
April 30, 2018 Hannah Oler Named ASC Hitter of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks senior first baseman Hannah Oler was named the American Southwest Conference Hitter of the Week, the conference announced Monday (April 30).
April 28, 2018 Eagles Complete Belhaven Sweep Behind Jones Single In Extra Inning Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks baseball team beat the Belhaven Blazers 7-6 in eleven innings Saturday afternoon to sweep the series. Jordan Jones - on Senior Day - provided the dramatics with the game-winning single in the bottom of the 11th to seal the win. Patrick Clifford used a homerun in the third to put the Eagles on the board and tie up the game, 1-1. Ozarks would add two in the fourth, one in the fifth, and two in the sixth making the score 6-6 going into the ninth inning. After two scoreless innings, Matt Alamia pinch ran and stole second and third to put him on third base with Jones up to bat. Jones hit an RBI single to left field to secure the win over the Blazers. Bryce Elder had three hits and two RBI’s, Breyden Varner and Clifford had two hits apiece.
April 28, 2018 Baseball Team Advances To ASC Championship Tournament Clarksville, Ark.- Head University of the Ozarks Baseball Coach Aaron Gentry has led his team to the playoffs in just his third season with the Eagles.
April 28, 2018 Softball Team Completes Sweep; Advances To The Playoffs Clarksville, Ark.-It was a big day for the University of the Ozarks softball team. Not only was it Senior Day, the 2018 club made history as it clinched a spot in the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament with an extra inning 7-6 win over McMurry University. Senior Katie Ventress drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth to send her teammates into a frenzy. Hailey Ostrander laced a single to lead off the bottom half, and Ventress calmly ripped a shot to left field to score Ostrander. The Eagles needed a comeback as they trailed 5-1 after two innings. The Eagles responded with four runs in the third on five hits. The Eagles recorded back-to-back hits and Ventress had a sacrifice fly to bring in one run. Hannah Oler followed with a single and Taylor Teague continued the momentum with an RBI double. The next batter, Kieara Bryant, had an RBI double to tie the game 5-5. In the fourth, the Eagles scratched across a run, but McMurry answered with a run in the top of the fifth. From there, Ventress kept the War Hawks off the board as she pitched four scoreless innings in relief. At the plate, Ventress finished 3-for-4 with three RBI. Ostrander went 4-for-5 with three runs and Oler went 3-for-4.
April 28, 2018 Softball Team Makes History; Advances To ASC Championship Tournament Clarksville, Ark.- The University of the Ozarks softball team made history as it qualified for its first American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament appearance in program history.
April 27, 2018 Baseball Team Sweeps Friday Double-Header Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles blasted Belhaven University 15-1 behind three home runs and a standout pitching performance from starter Gyeongju Kim. Josh Woolly got things started for the Eagles in the first inning with a two-run double. Sam Swartz followed with an RBI single and the route was on for the Eagles. In the second, Breyden Varner launched a three-run homer, and in the fourth Patrick Clifford blasted a two-run shot to put the Eagles in front 10-0. The hits kept coming as the Eagles scored five more in the fifth. Woolly highlighted the frame with a three-run homer. Kim (3-5) cruised through 5.1 innings and did not allow an earned run to receive the win. Kim scattered six hits and fanned four in his appearance. Rocky Liveoak and Swartz each had three hits. Woolly drove in five runs. Varner drove in three runs. In all, the Eagles pounded out 14 hits.
April 27, 2018 Softball Team Takes Friday Twinbill Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles' offense flexed its muscles during a 10-1 blowout win over McMurry University Friday afternoon. The home team posted three runs in the first and seven runs in the fifth. Hannah Oler launched a three-run homer in the first and then proceeded to throw a five-hit complete game. Oler kept the War Hawks off the board until the fifth inning. In the bottom of the fifth, the Eagles blasted McMurry for seven runs on four hits. McMurry didn't help its cause by committing three errors in the frame. The highlight of the inning came when Kieara Bryant hammered out a three-run homer to end the contest. Prior to that, Brooke Hoffsommer, Oler and Taylor Teague all drove in runs. Oler scattered five hits over five innings and did not issue a walk. She also finished with four RBI at the plate.
April 26, 2018 Women’s Tennis Team Ends Season At ASC Championship Tournament Tyler, Texas- The University of the Ozarks women's tennis team ended its season at the 2018 American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament with a loss to Texas Dallas 5-0 Thursday in Tyler, Texas.
April 25, 2018 Men's Tennis Team In The Post-Season For Fifth Straight Season Clarksville, Ark.- In his first year as head coach, Jeff Kutac has led the University of the Ozarks men's tennis team to the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament.
April 25, 2018 Women's Tennis Team Advances To Post-Season Clarksville, Ark.- In his first year as head coach, Jeff Kutac has led the University of the Ozarks women's tennis team to the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament.
April 24, 2018 Melle Van Duijn Earns ASC Player of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks sophomore Melle Van Duijn capped the end of the 2018 regular season by being named the American Southwest Conference East Division Men’s Tennis Player of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday (April 24).
April 24, 2018 Smith, Rankin Named Athletes of the Year At OZZY Awards Clarksville, Ark.-The second annual University of the Ozarks OZZY awards took place Tuesday, April 24 in the Rogers Conference Center where numerous student-athletes and teams were honored for their outstanding athletic and academic seasons.
April 21, 2018 Eagles Tennis Team Wins Third Conference Match Jackson, Miss.-The Eagles won their third match in the last four tries while posting their third conference win with a 5-4 victory over Belhaven University Saturday.
April 21, 2018 Michael Harris Wins 5000-Meter Race At ASC Track Championship Abilene, Texas-Freshman Michael Harris posted another impressive victory at the 2018 American Southwest Conference (ASC) Track and Field Championships in Abilene, Texas, on Saturday.
April 21, 2018 ASC Track And Field Championships Complete With Smith, Harris Winning Titles Abilene, Texas-Day two of the American Southwest Conference Track and Field Championships Saturday in Abilene, Texas, saw Hannah Smith and Michael Harris take home individual titles.
April 21, 2018 No. 3 UT-Tyler Completes Softball Sweep Tyler, Texas-Nationally ranked UT-Tyler completed a three-game sweep against the Eagles by winning game three of the series 8-0. UT-Tyler scored once in the first and two more times in the second inning. In the fifth, the Patriots had a big inning scoring four runs on four hits. The Eagles recorded five hits in the game, but couldn’t generate any runs. Katie Ventress and Hannah Oler had two hits each.
April 21, 2018 Women's Tennis Nets Second ASC Win Jackson, Miss.-The Eagles picked up their second American Southwest Conference win in the last three tries with a big 5-4 victory over Belhaven University Saturday.
April 21, 2018 Hannah Smith Wins Two More Titles At ASC Track Championship Abilene, Texas-Junior Hannah Smith wasn’t done winning after a successful day yesterday at the 2018 American Southwest Conference (ASC) Track and Field Championships in Abilene, Texas.
April 20, 2018 Baseball Team Splits Twinbill With ETBU A Zach Gartner RBI single in the fourth inning proved to be the difference in the game as East Texas Baptist edged the Eagles 1-0 in game one Friday. Two outstanding pitching performances made for a fast game. The game lasted only one hour and 13 minutes. Starters Gyeongju Kim and Derrick Findley went the distance to record complete games. Kim allowed only three hits, while Findley gave up four to the Eagles. Kim struck out one and issued two walks. His run was earned. Findley fanned eight. The Tigers scratched across their run by stringing one hit and one walk. The Tigers recorded back-to-back bunts to set up the run for Gartner. The Eagles never had a base runner in scoring position. Justin Crider went 2-for-3 for Ozarks.
April 20, 2018 Men's Tennis Team Falls 7-2 Against East Texas Baptist Marshall, Texas-The men’s tennis team hit the road Friday and fell to the East Texas Baptist University Tigers in American Southwest Conference play 7-2.
April 20, 2018 Michael Harris Takes Home ASC Steeplechase Championship Abilene, Texas-Michael Harris took home the 2018 American Southwest Conference Steeplechase Championship today in Abilene, Texas, running a 10:12.97.
April 20, 2018 No. 3 UT-Tyler Takes Softball Double-Header Tyler, Texas-Nationally ranked UT-Tyler tossed a no-hitter against the Eagles in a 3-0 game one win. The Patriots scored two in the fourth and one in the fifth to secure the game. Starting pitcher Hannah Oler allowed only four hits against the potent UT-Tyler bats. The Eagles’ offense struck out ten times. UT-Tyler followed up a no-hit game one win with a one-hit 9-0 run-rule victory. A consistent Patriot offense put runs on the board in every inning it batted.
April 20, 2018 East Texas Baptist Tops Women's Tennis Team Marshall, Texas-The women’s tennis team was handed a 9-0 setback against East Texas Baptist University Friday in American Southwest Conference play.
April 20, 2018 Hannah Smith Cruises To ASC Steeplechase Championship Abilene, Texas-Hannah Smith easily cruised to the 2018 American Southwest Conference Steeplechase Championship today in Abilene, Texas, at the ASC Championships running a 12:18.58.
April 20, 2018 Smith, Harris Win Titles On Day One Of ASC Championships Abilene, Texas-Steeplechase championships for Hannah Smith and Michael Harris highlighted day one of the American Southwest Conference Championships Friday in Abilene, Texas. All other Eagle competitors were in the prelims.
April 19, 2018 Big Eighth Inning Dooms Eagles Marshall, Texas-East Texas Baptist University overcame a 5-4 deficit to begin the eighth inning and scored five runs in the frame to claim a 9-6 victory over the Eagles. The Tigers plated five runs in the bottom of the eighth behind just two hits. The Tigers took advantage of four Eagle errors in the frame. Fielder Dufrene put the Eagles on the board first with an RBI single in the second. The Eagles forged ahead 4-0 in the top of the third on three hits. Breyden Varner drove in one run and Josh Woolly later scored on an error. The final run came on a Dakota Ebarb RBI single. But the Tigers responded with two runs in the bottom of the inning to climb within 4-2. Varner drove in another run in the fourth to make it 5-2. However, the Tigers scratched across a run in the fifth and sixth inning and then exploded for five in the eighth. The Eagles generated one run in the top of the ninth on a Sam Swartz RBI single.
April 19, 2018 ASC Track And Field Championships Set For Friday-Saturday Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks will be among the American Southwest Conference (ASC) teams competing in the 22nd ASC Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Championships in Abilene, Texas, Friday and Saturday.
April 17, 2018 Baseball Eagles Fall To Ouachita Baptist Arkadelphia, Ark.-Ouachita Baptist University overcame a 2-0 deficit to take a 4-2 win over the Eagles Tuesday afternoon. In the second inning, Mason DaBour singled in Dakota Ebarb, who had earlier reached base on a double. With one out, Justin Crider reached base on a single to put a pair of runners on base for Rocky Liveoak. Liveoak delivered an RBI as he grounded out to second base. The Tigers were able to get the third out, but Ozarks still led 2-0. In the fifth, Ouachita Baptist battled back behind two hits. With two outs, the Tigers had a two-run double and an RBI single to take the lead for good. The Eagles did record two hits in the sixth and two hits in the seventh, but were unable to generate any runs. The Eagles outhit the Tigers 11-7. Breyden Varner, Fielder Dufrene and Josh Woolly all had two hits. David Beck took the loss after tossing 4.2 innings.
April 15, 2018 Eagles Win Series Against Hardin-Simmons Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles won the series against Hardin-Simmons behind a consistent offensive attack throughout the game.
April 15, 2018 Softball Team Sweeps Hardin-Simmons Clarksville, Ark.-A big 11-run second inning that saw a Katie Ventress grand slam and a Riki Haase solo home run helped the Eagles to a 12-5 game three victory over Hardin-Simmons University and complete a sweep.
April 14, 2018 Eagles Split Twinbill With Hardin-Simmons Clarksville, Ark.-After four hits and two runs, including Patrick Mixon's sixth-inning homerun, the Eagles suffered a 6-2 loss against the Hardin-Simmons University Cowboys. The first run of the game came from Justin Crider, who scored in the first inning off a fielder's choice. Crider and Mixon both went 1-for-3. Crider, Mixon, Breyden Varner, and Rocky Liveoak each added one hit to the board. The Eagles used 12 combined hits to score 11 runs, including one home run from Breyden Varner and another from Justin Crider, to sweep past the Cowboys in an 11-8 win Saturday afternoon in the second game of the series. Dakota Ebarb, Crider, Varner, and Josh Woolly all added two hits. Corey Steward pitched the final three innings to remain perfect on the season (5-0).
April 14, 2018 Men's Tennis Team Dominates Louisiana College Clarksville, Ark.-The men’s tennis posted an impressive 9-0 shutout win over conference opponent Louisiana College Saturday morning. Three seniors (Pierre De Forton, Alex Torbey, and Spencer Turner) were honored prior to the beginning of the match as part of Senior Day.
April 14, 2018 Softball Team Edges Hardin-Simmons In Double-Header Clarksville, Ark.-Senior pitcher Hannah Oler threw a five-hit complete game and senior Katie Ventress hit a solo home run to push the Eagles past Hardin-Simmons University 2-1. The Eagles struck first when Hailey Ostrander singled in a run in the second inning. Katie Ventress then hit a solo home run in the third to give the Eagles a 2-0 advantage. Hardin-Simmons did score once in the fifth, but Oler closed the door in the sixth and seventh innings. Oler issued just one walk and was charged with one earned run. Ventress finished 2-for-3 at the plate.
April 14, 2018 Women's Tennis Team Nets Win Over Louisiana College Clarksville, Ark.-The women’s tennis team took an impressive 9-0 shutout win over conference opponent Louisiana College Saturday morning.
April 12, 2018 Student-Athletes Celebrate NCAA III Week With Field Day Clarksville, Ark.-For the third straight year, University of the Ozarks student-athletes celebrated National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III Week by hosting a Field Day for local students from self-contained classrooms.
April 11, 2018 Men’s Tennis Team Cruises To 6-3 Win Over Centenary Clarksville, Ark.- The University of the Ozarks men's tennis team opened the day against Centenary College with an impressive 3-0 start in doubles and then went on to handle the Gents 6-3 Wednesday afternoon.
April 10, 2018 Hendrix Baseball Rallies For 6-5 Win Conway, Ark.-Conway, Ark.-A two-run double in the bottom of the eighth inning proved to be the difference as Hendrix College rallied to a 6-5 win over the Eagles Tuesday night. The Eagles took a 3-2 lead in the third behind three hits and two Hendrix errors. The Eagles moved ahead 4-2 in the top of the fourth on Fielder Dufrene's RBI single. Sam Swartz homered in the fifth to put the Eagles in front 5-3. But the Warriors rallied from the deficit and scored once in the seventh and twice in the eighth. The Eagles outhit Hendrix 11-8. Justin Crider, Rocky Liveoak, Patrick Clifford and Dufrene all had two hits. Starter David Beck went 5.2 innings and struck out four.
April 10, 2018 Melle Van Duijn Named ASC Player of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-For the second time this spring season, University of the Ozarks sophomore Melle Van Duijn was named the American Southwest Conference East Division Men’s Tennis Player of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday (April 10).
April 10, 2018 Hannah Smith Named ASC Track Athlete of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks junior Hannah Smith was named the American Southwest Conference Track Athlete of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday (April 10).
April 8, 2018 UT-Tyler Hands Eagles First ASC Loss Of Season Tyler, Texas-The men’s tennis team picked up a win in doubles, but that would be all they could get as UT-Tyler took a 8-1 victory Sunday.
April 8, 2018 LeTourneau Pitches Shutout In Game Three Against Eagles Longview, Texas-LeTourneau University pitched a one-hit shutout in game three to earn a 8-0 victory and complete a sweep against the Eagles. LeTourneau scored four big runs in the third inning to open up the game. Brooklyn Keeling had a hit in the second inning to break up a no-hitter. LeTourneau held a 6-0 lead after four innings.
April 8, 2018 UT-Tyler Women Top Eagles Tyler, Texas-The UT-Tyler women’s tennis team kept the Eagles from collecting a conference win with a 9-0 victory Sunday.
April 7, 2018 Men’s Tennis Team Edges LeTourneau In Spring’s First ASC Action Longview, Texas-The men’s tennis team picked up a key 5-4 American Southwest Conference victory Saturday afternoon over LeTourneau University.
April 7, 2018 LeTourneau Softball Team Takes Saturday Double-Header Longview, Texas-LeTourneau University built a 8-0 lead after three innings of play and then held off the Eagles to earn a 8-3 victory in game one of Saturday’s double-header. In the fourth, Brooke Hoffsommer singled in Riki Haase to break up the shutout. In the fifth, Ozarks got another RBI single, this time from Katie Ventress. Megan Madden later recorded an RBI in the sixth to bring the score to 8-3. Ventress posted two hits in the loss.
April 7, 2018 LeTourneau Women’s Tennis Team Blanks Eagles Longview, Texas-The LeTourneau University women’s tennis team blanked the Eagles 9-0 Saturday afternoon in American Southwest Conference action.
April 7, 2018 Track Team Competes At Little Rock Open Little Rock, Ark.-The women's and men's track team competed in the Little Rock Open Saturday.
April 6, 2018 Competitive Cheerleading Team Wraps Up Season At NCA Nationals Daytona Beach, Fla.-The University of the Ozarks competitive cheerleading team wrapped up its season at the National Cheerleading Association College Nationals Friday.
April 5, 2018 Competitive Cheer Team Advances To Finals At NCA Nationals Daytona Beach, Fla.-The University of the Ozarks competitive cheerleading team will advance to the finals of the National Cheerleading Association College Nationals tomorrow after an outstanding performance in the prelims of the All-Girls Intermediate Division III.
April 2, 2018 Clay Target Team Wins Two Individual National Championships San Antonio, Texas-The University of the Ozarks clay target team won two individual national championships at the Association of College Unions International Collegiate (ACUI) National Championships last week in San Antonio.
April 2, 2018 Grace Brown Wins Second Straight National Championship San Antonio, Texas-University of the Ozarks clay target standout Grace Brown won her second straight individual national championship at the Association of College Unions International Collegiate (ACUI) National Championships over the weekend in San Antonio.
April 2, 2018 Spring 2018 Eagle Insider Magazine Released Clarksville, Ark.-The Spring 2018 University of the Ozarks Eagle Insider magazine has been released by the Sports Information Office.
March 31, 2018 Baseball Team Suffers Third Straight One-Run Loss Longview, Texas-LeTourneau University edged the Eagles 4-3 in game one. The Eagles climbed back into the game in the top of the seventh. Justin Crider ripped a two-run double to make it 4-3. Crider eventually ended up on third to represent the tying run, but LeTourneau was able to force a groundout to end the game. The Eagles outhit LeTourneau 7-5, with Crider recording a team-best two hits. With the score tied 1-1, LeTourneau scored three times in the sixth inning to mount pressure on the Eagles.
March 31, 2018 Smith Wins Steeplechase At SAU Invitational Magnolia, Ark.-The women's and men's track team competed in the Southern Arkansas University Invitational Saturday. Hannah Smith posted a winning time in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 12:10.56.
March 30, 2018 LeTourneau Uses 11th Inning Walk-Off Home Run To Win Longview, Texas-Will Bradshaw hit a walk-off homerun in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift LeTourneau University to a 5-4 win over the Eagles Friday night. In the top of the 10th, Fielder Dufrene’s infield chopper and an error by LeTourneau gave Ozarks a 4-2 advantage. The runs were generated as a result of three consecutive hits to start the 10th inning. LeTourneau got back-to-back RBI singles in the bottom of the 10th to even the score. Bryce Elder and Justin Crider had RBI in the seventh inning to give the Eagles a 2-1 lead. Gyeongju Kim scattered five hits over seven innings and allowed only one run as the starter.
March 30, 2018 NCAA I UA Pine Bluff Secures 6-1 Win Over Eagles Pine Bluff, Ark.-The men’s tennis team fell to UA Pine Bluff 6-1 Friday afternoon in non-conference action.
March 30, 2018 NCAA I UA Pine Bluff Nets 5-2 Win Over Women’s Tennis Team Pine Bluff, Ark.-The UA Pine Bluff women swept doubles play to fuel a 5-2 win over the Eagles Friday afternoon.
March 29, 2018 Jeff Proctor Tops Tide To Win National Championship San Antonio, Texas-University of the Ozarks senior Jeff Proctor topped Dawson Peer from University of Alabama to take home the 2018 national championship in international bunker trap at the Association of College Unions International Collegiate (ACUI) National Championships March 27 (Tuesday).
March 26, 2018 Hendrix Baseball Team Blanks Eagles Conway, Ark.-The Eagles' offense struggled to generate any runs as Hendrix College shutout the visitors 3-0 Monday night. The Eagles tallied only five hits with Justin Crider recording two of them. Seth Tucker struck out five Eagle batters. Hendrix scratched across one run in the first inning and then plated two in the fourth on a double. Jake Holland took the loss for Ozarks.
March 26, 2018 Clay Target Team Finishes Day One At ACUI National Championships San Antonio, Texas-The University of the Ozarks women's and men's clay target team opened the ACUI Collegiate Clay Target Championships in San Antonio Monday.
March 24, 2018 Eagles Score 21 Runs Against Mary Hardin-Baylor To Finish Weekend Sweep Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles roughed up six pitchers, recorded 22 hits, batted two grand slams and scored the most runs since 1996 in Saturday's 21-13 win over Mary Hardin-Baylor. With the win, the Eagles swept the series 3-0. Oddly enough, the game appeared to be headed for a disaster as Mary Hardin-Baylor plated five runs in the third and four in the fourth to hold a 9-0 lead. But the Eagles had other things in mind as Patrick Clifford began with a grand slam in the bottom half of the third. Clifford's home run ignited a six-run third inning. Rocky Liveoak followed with a two-run double and Patrick Mixon recorded an RBI single. The Crusaders responded with three runs in the top of the fifth only to have the Eagles answer with three runs of their own in the bottom of the frame. Still trailing 12-9, the difference was the sixth inning. The Eagles blasted the Crusaders for ten runs on eight hits. Breyden Varner cranked out a three-run homer to begin the surge. Patrick Mixon then hit a grand slam to give the Eagles a 16-12 lead and let the air out of the Crusaders. In Mixon's standout game, he finished 3-for-5 with six RBI. Not to be outdone, Clifford went 2-for-5 with five RBI. Varner had four RBI. Josh Woolly and Rocky Liveoak each had four hits.
March 24, 2018 Eagles Top Texas Dallas 7-6 In Game Three Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles plated one run in the first and the second inning and then scored four times in the fourth to fuel a 7-6 win over Texas Dallas in game three of the conference series. Kieara Bryant produced an RBI in the first while Hailey Ostrander had a sacrifice RBI in the second. Texas Dallas did answer with two runs in the top of the fourth. But the Eagles responded in a big way in the bottom half of the inning. With two outs, the Eagles rallied for four runs behind three hits. Brittney Dean and Brooke Hoffsommer had RBI singles. Two more runs came in thanks to a Comet error. Katie Ventress recorded an RBI single in the fifth to give Ozarks a 7-4 lead. Meanwhile, starting pitcher Abby Mork had a no-hitter going through 3.1 innings to start the game. Mork finished with five strikeouts to receive the win. Hannah Oler pitched the final inning to notch a save. The Eagles ended the game by throwing out a runner attempting to advance to third base on a fly out to right field.
March 24, 2018 Track Team Runs At Harding University Invitational Searcy, Ark.-The women's and men's track team competed in the Harding University Invitational Saturday.
March 23, 2018 Baseball Team Takes Friday Double-Header Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles exploded for all eight runs on six hits in the fifth inning to take game one 8-3. Ozarks cranked out two home runs in the frame, with Breyden Varner and Fielder Dufrene blasting a two-run and three-run shot, respectively. The Eagles' big fifth inning still didn't overshadow starter Gyeongju Kim's strong performance. Kim tossed a complete game and scattered six hits while fanning five. Josh Woolly had three hits, while Varner drove in two and Dufrene drove in three. In game two with the score tied 6-6 in the seventh inning, the Eagles nudged across the game-winning run on an error by the Crusaders.
March 23, 2018 Texas Dallas Notches Double-Header Win Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles couldn't quite generate enough offense to hold onto an early lead as Texas Dallas won 3-1. In the first, Brittney Dean tripled to right field and later scored on a wild pitch to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead. Unfortunately, that would be all Ozarks would score. The Comets evened the score in the third and took the lead for good in the fourth. The Eagles put runners in scoring position in the sixth and seventh innings, but couldn't push them across. Brooklyn Keeling paced Ozarks with two hits. In game two, the Eagles once again jumped out to an early 1-0 lead only to have Texas Dallas fight back for a 9-4 win.
March 20, 2018 Arkansas Tech Edges Eagles Russellville, Ark.-Arkansas Tech starting pitcher Layton Robinson threw a complete game with 10 strikeouts to edge the Eagles 3-1 Tuesday. The Eagles held the lead first when they scored in the top of the third on an error. Tech came back in the bottom half of the inning to take the lead for good scoring twice. The Eagles would generate a few hits after that, but Robinson induced two double plays to end any threats.
March 19, 2018 Swimmers Honored With Sportsmanship Award Lawrenceville, Ga.-The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) announced its tenth annual winter All-Sportsmanship teams. A total of 30 student-athletes were selected to the 2017-18 squad in the sports of men's basketball, women's basketball, men's swimming and diving and women's swimming and diving.
March 17, 2018 Howard Payne Takes Game Three Of ASC Series Brownwood, Texas-Howard Payne exploded for eight runs in the first inning en route to a 14-4 win over the Eagles Saturday in game three of the conference series. Howard Payne recorded five hits in the frame. Ozarks did score once in the second, but Howard Payne got the run back in the bottom half of the inning. The Eagles cut it to 9-4 in the third on RBI from Justin Crider, Breyden Varner and Josh Woolly. Howard Payne would later score four runs in the sixth to finish out the game.
March 17, 2018 No. 13 Tigers Sweep Series Behind Strong Pitching Performance Marshall, Texas-East Texas Baptist University starting pitcher Rocki Tello threw a no-hitter to outlast the Eagles 8-0 Saturday in game three of the American Southwest Conference series. Tello allowed base runners in the first and second inning, but was able to work out of each jam. Meanwhile, the Tigers offense provided Tello with four runs in the first inning. The Tigers scored once in the second and three times in the fourth.
March 17, 2018 Track Records Set At Rhodes College Invitational Memphis, Tenn.-The women's and men's track team completed day two of the Rhodes College Invitational Saturday with several new program records set. Among the new records included Hannah Smith, who set the 5,000-meter (18:44.16) and 1-mile (5:27.65) school records. Michael Harris established a new program record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:54.58 ) and 5,000-meter ( 5:50.01). EAGLES' TIMES AND PLACES
March 16, 2018 Baseball Team Sweeps ASC Double-Header Brownwood, Texas-Breyden Varner's RBI double to centerfield pushed across the winning run in the top of the eighth inning to give Ozarks a 2-1 victory over Howard Payne in game one.
March 16, 2018 No. 13 East Texas Baptist Overcomes Deficit To Earn Game Two Win Marshall, Texas-The Tigers roared out to a 3-0 lead after the first inning and then plated one run in the second, fourth and fifth innings to secure game one 6-0. Tiger pitcher Rocki Tello shut down the Eagles' bats with a one-hitter. Kieara Bryant broke up the no-hitter in the top of the sixth.
March 16, 2018 Track Team Runs At Rhodes College Invitational Memphis, Tenn.-The women's and men's track team competed in the Rhodes College Invitational Friday.
March 14, 2018 Men’s Tennis Team Falls To UA-Fort Smith Clarksville, Ark.-NCAA II UA-Fort Smith posted a 8-1 win over the Eagles Wednesday afternoon in non-conference play.
March 14, 2018 UA-Fort Smith Women’s Tennis Team Tops Eagles Clarksville, Ark.-NCAA II UA-Fort Smith gained a 8-1 win over the Eagles Wednesday afternoon in non-conference play.
March 13, 2018 Michael Harris Named ASC Track Athlete of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks freshman Michael Harris was named the American Southwest Conference Men's Track Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced Tuesday.
March 10, 2018 Eagles Win Series Against Sul Ross State Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles' bats were red hot to start the game Saturday afternoon and finished with a 10-9 comeback victory. After three straight home runs by Sam Swartz, Patrick Clifford, and Dakota Ebarb put Ozarks up 5-0, a comfortable victory seemed apparent. Sul Ross had other plans. Entering the seventh inning, the Lobos trailed 6-1. Over the next two innings the visiting team would go on to amass six runs, which tied the game at 6-6. The Eagles were able to answer with two outs in the bottom of the eighth. A Patrick Clifford home run and a Patrick Mixon single to left had Ozarks ahead 8-6. A dramatic ninth inning saw Sul Ross first baseman, Jacob Ocoa, hit a three-run home run to put the visitors back on top at 9-8. The scrappy Eagles once again mounted a comeback in the bottom of the inning. Matt Alamia scored on a Breyden Varner single, and Dakota Ebarb put the game away with a game winning, walk-off single to center field.
March 10, 2018 Track Team Competes In UCA Spring Opener Conway, Ark.-The women's and men's track team competed in the UCA Spring Opener Saturday.
March 9, 2018 Baseball Splits Double-Header Against Sul Ross State Clarksville, Ark.-Sul Ross State University opened the scoring with a home run in the first inning to take a come-from-behind win. The Eagles took the lead in the second inning adding three off a home run from Patrick Mixon. The Eagles continued scoring in the third inning by putting two on the board from a home run by Breyden Varner. That was the last the Eagles would score. The Lobos would take the lead and the win in the top of the seventh with a home run, winning 6-5.
March 9, 2018 Eagles Post Close Loss Against Texas Wesleyan Arlington, Texas-The men’s tennis team was narrowly defeated by a score of 5-4 against Texas Wesleyan Friday afternoon at the Arlington Tennis Center.
March 9, 2018 Softball Team Sweeps Three-Game Series Against Howard Payne Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks softball team swept Howard Payne University in three games Friday in conference play.
March 9, 2018 Wrestling Team's Post-Season Run Comes To An End At National Championships Cleveland, Ohio-The season for University of the Ozarks wrestlers Devon Jackson and Nathaneal Rankin came to an end at the NCAA III National Championships in Cleveland March 9.
March 9, 2018 Eagles Net Loss Against Texas Wesleyan Arlington, Texas-The women’s tennis team suffered a 9-0 loss against Texas Wesleyan Friday afternoon at the Arlington Tennis Center.
March 8, 2018 Wrestling Duo Named To NWCA All-Academic Team Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks wrestling duo of Devon Jackson and Nathan Rankin were named to the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic Team, the organization announced Thursday (March 8).
March 7, 2018 Hendrix College Softball Team Takes Double-Header Conway, Ark.-The Hendrix College Warriors fought off a late-inning rally by the Eagles to narrowly win 3-2 in game one. Hendrix held a 3-0 advantage, but the Eagles plated two runs in the top of the fifth. With tow outs and runners on second and third, Katie Ventress laced a single to centerfield to score both and bring the Eagles within 3-2. From there, the Warriors were able to strand one Ozarks' runner in the sixth and then retire the side in the seventh. Ventress finished 1-for-2 with two RBI.
March 6, 2018 Jackson, Rankin Head To NCAA III Wrestling National Championships Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks wrestling program will aim for even more history this weekend at the NCAA Division III Championships. The Eagles had its first-ever national qualifiers and now are focused on winning its first match in the national arena. The National Championships will take place Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10 at the Cleveland Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio hosted by Baldwin Wallace.
March 3, 2018 Ebarb's Grand Slam Lifts Eagles, Split Double-Header Austin, Texas-Dakota Ebarb's fifth-inning grand slam fueled a 9-2 win over Concordia in game one Saturday. Ebarb's big day started in the first inning when he doubled in a pair of runs to give Ozarks a 2-0 lead.
March 3, 2018 Clay Target Team Continues Its State Dominance Tillar, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women’s and men’s clay target team continued its dominance as the state's premier program by winning gold HOA at the Arkansas State Collegiate Tournament over the weekend at the Delta Resort and Spa in Tillar.
March 3, 2018 Eagles Post Dominating Win Over Toppers Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks men's tennis team posted a resounding 7-2 win over Blue Mountain College Saturday morning.
March 3, 2018 Louisiana College Softball Team Upends Eagles Pineville, La.-Louisiana College used a consistent offensive attack to upend the Eagles 7-1 Saturday in the final game of the series. The Wildcats posted runs in the first four innings while holding the Eagles scoreless during that stretch. The Eagles had runners on base in the second, third, fifth and sixth inning. In the fifth, Brooke Savoie doubled to right field. Savoie was then advanced to third base on a single, but the Eagles were unable to bring her home. In the following inning, the Eagles generated a run behind three hits. Hailey Ostrander singled in Hannah Oler, who reached base on a double.
March 3, 2018 Women's Tennis Team Suffers Loss Against Toppers Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks posted a 7-2 loss against Blue Mountain College Saturday morning.
March 2, 2018 Concordia Hands Eagles ASC Opening Loss Austin, Texas-Concordia University Texas struck out 13 batters and scored the decisive run in the fifth inning to pull away from the Eagles and earn a 4-2 victory Friday night in the conference opener for both squads. The Eagles grabbed a 2-0 lead in the top of the second on a Josh Woolly RBI single and a Patrick Mixon solo home run. Concordia scored a run in the bottom half of the inning and eventually tied the game in the fourth. Concordia tripled in a run and then had a sacrifice RBI to take the lead for good. The Eagles recorded just two hits after giving up the lead. Starting pitcher Gyeongju Kim was impressive as he struck out the first three batters he faced. He then had a strikeout in the next three innings. Kim allowed just four hits over six innings of work, but was charged with the loss. Josh Woolly went 2-for-4 for the Eagles.
March 2, 2018 Men's Tennis Drops Home Opener Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks men's tennis team ran into a solid Schreiner University squad dropping the match 7-2 Friday afternoon.
March 2, 2018 Women's And Men's Track Team Compete In Marc Randle Classic Tyler, Texas-The women's and men's track team competed in the Marc Randle Classic hosted by UT-Tyler in Texas Friday.
March 2, 2018 Louisiana College's Settle Controls Game One; Wildcats Take Double-Header Sweep Pineville, La.-The Eagles ran into a tough pitcher in Louisiana College's Savannah Settle Friday night as the right-hander struck out 11 to hand the Eagles a 8-1 setback in game one. The Eagles didn't get to Settle until the fourth inning. Trailing 5-0, Brittney Dean doubled in Brooke Hoffsommer for their first run of the game. Following the score, Settle didn't allow a runner in the fifth, sixth or seventh inning. The Eagles recorded two hits in the contest.
March 2, 2018 Women's Tennis Team Drops First Home Match Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women's tennis team dropped its spring home-opener against a tough Schreiner University team 9-0 Friday afternoon.
February 27, 2018 Eagles Notch 7-6 Win Over Hendrix, Drop 14-Inning Game Chase Edwards drove in the game-winning run with a double in the bottom of the eighth inning to push the Eagles to a 7-6 win in second game of the day. With the score tied 6-6, Breyden Varner led off the bottom of the eighth with a double, and Edwards promptly sent a shot to left center to bring in the decisive run. Hendrix led 2-0 early, but Ozarks rallied for four runs in the bottom of the second to move ahead. Justin Crider highlighted the inning with a three-run homer. Josh Woolly had an RBI double in the third and Varner posted an RBI double in the sixth. Corey Steward (2-0) pitched two hitless innings to end the game and receive the win. Varner and Patick Clifford each had three hits.
February 27, 2018 Basketball’s Gray And Bobo Net Conference Awards Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks men's basketball players Dylan Gray and Zach Bobo received honors from the American Southwest Conference, it was announced Tuesday (Feb. 27) following a vote of the league's head coaches.
February 26, 2018 Ostrander, Emerson Receive Conference Awards Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks women's basketball players Hailey Ostrander and Cassie Emerson received honors from the American Southwest Conference, it was announced Monday (Feb. 26) following a vote of the league's head coaches.
February 25, 2018 Press Conference To Be Held February 28 For New Women’s Basketball Coach Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks athletic department will hold a press conference to introduce new head women’s basketball coach Kourtni Williams Wednesday, February 28 at 11:30 am.
February 25, 2018 History Made! Jackson, Rankin Advance To NCAA III National Championships Dubuque, Iowa-The University of the Ozarks made history at the NCAA III Regional as two wrestlers - Devon Jackson and Nathaneal Rankin - advanced to the National Championships March 9-10 in Cleveland, Ohio.
February 24, 2018 Wrestling Team Among Top-8 After Day One Of NCAA III Regional Championships Dubuque, Iowa-The Eagles completed day one at the NCAA III Regional Championships among the top-7 schools. Five wrestlers advanced to day two on Sunday and include Devon Jackson (125), Nathaneal Rankin (133), Mario Vasquez (141), Jacob Sherrill (174) and Adolfo Sotolong (285). Jackson is the semi-final of the 125-pound weight division.
February 22, 2018 Wrestling Ready For NCAA III Regional Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks wrestling team will compete in the NCAA Division III Lower Midwest Regional Championships Saturday, Feb. 24 and Sunday, Feb. 25 at the Five Flags Center in Dubuque, Iowa.
February 21, 2018 Kourtni Williams Chosen As Next Women’s Basketball Coach Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks will turn to a familiar face and a rising coach to lead the women’s basketball program, it was announced by Athletics Director Jimmy Clark Wednesday (Feb. 21).
February 20, 2018 Melle Van Duijn Named ASC Player of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks sophomore Melle Van Duijn was named the American Southwest Conference East Division Men’s Tennis Player of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday (February 20).
February 19, 2018 Basketball Legend Carl Ramsey Announces Retirement Clarksville, Ark.-A River Valley coaching icon, University of the Ozarks Head Women’s Basketball Coach Carl Ramsey has announced his retirement after coaching nearly 40 years in the area.
February 18, 2018 Millikin Completes Sweep Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles had trouble slowing down the Millikin offense as it allowed double digit runs for the second straight game. Millikin pounded out 20 hits against seven Ozarks' pitchers in a 16-5 victory to complete a three-game weekend sweep. Millikin plated four runs in the first inning, but Ozarks showed some fight in the bottom half of the frame and scored three. Chase Edwards and Patrick Mixon both had RBI. Millikin came right back in the top of the second and got those runs back by scoring four. In the third, Josh Woolly homered to bring the score to 8-4. Millikin would put the game away behind a six-run fifth inning. Mixon had a multiple-hit game going 3-for-4 with two RBI.
February 17, 2018 Millikin Scores 18 Runs In Double-Header Sweep Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles found themselves in a hole and couldn't climb out of it as Millikin University took a 6-2 game one win followed by a dominating 12-0 game two win. Millikin scored twice in the second and once in the third to hold an early lead. Ozarks scored once in the fourth on Justin Crider's solo home run. The Big Blue answered with three runs in the fifth to build a 6-1 advantage. Millikin pitcher Connor Gross gave up eight hits, but kept the Eagles scoring output at a minimum. He struck out five. Crider and Sam Swartz each had two hits. Millikin shut down Ozarks' offense limiting the Eagles to just three hits over nine innings in the12-0 victory. Millikin produced 18 hits and three home runs. A trio of Millikin pitchers owned the Eagles, striking out eight to keep the home team off the board and record a shutout. Ozarks used six pitchers in the game. Swartz had two of the Eagles three hits. Millikin had six players in the lineup that recorded multiple-hit games.
February 17, 2018 Men's Basketball Drops Season Finale Jackson, Miss.-Belhaven University hit 19-of-42 (45%) three-pointers and outscored the Eagles 48-33 in the second half to take a 98-75 win Saturday. Belhaven also had the luxury of going to the free throw line 31 times and made 23. The Blazers held a 50-42 halftime lead, with 33 of those points coming behind the arc. Ozarks hit 55 percent from the field in the first half. The Eagles cut it to 64-56 at the 14:32 mark of the second half, but wouldn't get any closer. Ozarks outshot Belhaven from the floor (50 percent to 48 percent). Dylan Gray hit 10-of-16 from the field and scored 20 points in his final game at Ozarks.
February 17, 2018 Swim Teams Complete SCAC Championships The Colony, Texas-The University of the Ozarks women's and men's swim teams completed the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships Saturday. The final day included highlights by Jacob Toland, who finished fifth in the 1650-yard freestyle with a time of 17:00.37. Brenda Sandoval and Nicole Lopez competed in the 100-yard freestyle. Jacobe' Durant and Will Hernandez competed in the 100-yard freestyle. Valeria Robleto competed in the 200-yard breastroke. Jessie Cave competed in the 1650-yard freestyle.
February 17, 2018 Men's Tennis Cruises Past Hendrix College Conway, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks men's tennis team cruised past Hendrix College 6-1 Saturday.
February 17, 2018 Sul Ross State Sweeps Softball Series Alpine, Texas-Sul Ross State University scored five runs in the opening inning en route to a 8-0 American Southwest Conference victory Saturday. Sul Ross recorded two doubles and a single in the first to fuel the early lead. Ozarks couldn't recover and ended the game with just three hits. Sul Ross put runs on the board in the first four innings and struck out seven Ozarks' batters. Two of Ozarks hits were for extra bases.
February 17, 2018 Belhaven Sinks Two Free Throws To Edge Women's Basketball Team Jackson, Miss.-Belhaven sank a pair of free throws with eight seconds remaining to secure a 72-70 win over the Eagles Saturday in the conference regular season finale. Ozarks did have the last shot, but came up empty. The Eagles held the lead for most of the fourth quarter, including owning a 68-61 advantage with 3:12 left in the game. But Belhaven ended the final 2:31 on a 9-0 run. Belhaven owned a narrow 35-34 halftime lead. Hailey Ostrander led Ozarks with 18 points.
February 17, 2018 Clay Target Team Wins Mississippi State Bulldog Open Starkville, Miss.-The University of the Ozarks women's and men's clay target team won the Mississippi State University Bulldog Open over the weekend taking down much larger competitors along the way.
February 17, 2018 Women's Tennis Team Drops Matches In Conway Conway, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women's tennis team dropped a 5-0 decision to John Brown University Saturday morning and then lost again 5-0 to Hendrix College later in the afternoon.
February 16, 2018 Sul Ross State Opens Series With Double-Header Sweep Over Ozarks Alpine, Texas-The Eagles scored a combined 12 runs over two games Friday, but still came up empty in their American Southwest Conference opener against Sul Ross State University. The Lobos built a 5-0 lead after three innings before Ozarks made an offensive push in the fourth. Hannah Oler and Brooklyn Keeling had RBI singles to score the Eagles first runs of the game. Oler would end up scoring on an error. With the lead cut to 5-3, Sul Ross State came back and scored five in the bottom of the fourth. The Eagles would claw back again in the next frame, scoring two runs to make it 10-5. Sydney Key doubled in a run and Brooke Savoie recorded a sacrifice fly to score another. In the sixth, Brooke Hoffsommer hit a solo home run to give the Eagles their sixth run of the game. Katie Ventress went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Ozarks. Abby Mork took the loss in the circle. In game two, the Eagles would strike first scoring a run in the opening frame behind a Brittney Dean RBI double. Sul Ross State responded with two runs in the bottom of the first and two more in the bottom of the second. The Eagles would cut the deficit to 4-3 in the third on a Hannah Oler two-run homer. Ozarks followed that by tying the game the next inning on a Katie Ventress RBI single. But Sul Ross State was able to push across the go-ahead run in the bottom of the fourth. With Sul Ross State leading 7-4, Ozarks responded again in the top of the sixth with two runs. This time Dean blasted a two-run homer over the left field fence. Sul Ross State had a two-out hit to score a run in the bottom of the sixth, and then held Ozarks scoreless in the top of the seventh to end the game. Oler took the loss.
February 16, 2018 Swim Teams Wrap Up Day Three Of SCAC Championships The Colony, Texas-The University of the Ozarks women's and men's swim teams completed day three of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships. Following Friday's events, Ozarks is in seventh place in both women and men.
February 15, 2018 Men's Basketball Drops Road Contest Against Louisiana College Alexandria, La.-Louisiana College raced out to a 46-25 halftime lead and never let Ozarks back into the game in the second half en route to a 85-51 win. The Eagles had a tough night shooting the ball as it hit 31 percent from the field and 64 percent from the free throw line. Ozarks put up 21 three-point shots, but made only four. Meanwhile, the Wildcats hit 55 percent from the floor in the game. Senior forward Dylan Gray posted another double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
February 15, 2018 Jacob Toland Places Seventh In 500-Yard Free At SCAC Championships The Colony, Texas-The University of the Ozarks women's and men's swim teams completed day two in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships highlighted by Jacob Toland's top-8 performance in the 500-yard freestyle. Toland placed seventh overall with a time of 4:51.34 in the prelims to score points for the Eagles. Toland led for most of the race, but ended finishing second in his group. Kaitlyn Henrietta had a strong performance in the 50-yard freestyle posting a time of 27:83.
February 15, 2018 Nathaneal Rankin Named To USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks freshman cross country runner Nathaneal Rankin was named to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team.
February 15, 2018 Louisiana College Women Hand Ozarks 74-54 Loss Pineville, La.-Louisiana College opened the game with a 25-7 first quarter lead and never let Ozarks get back into the game as the Lady Wildcats took a 74-54 win Thursday night. The Eagles came back to score 18 points in the second quarter to head into halftime trailing 36-25. Neither team shot well as Louisiana College hit 37 percent from the field, while Ozarks made 32 percent. Ozarks committed 23 miscues in the game. Hailey Ostrander led Ozarks with 14 points.
February 15, 2018 Women’s Cross Country Team Achieves Academic Award Clarksville, Ark.-For the second straight year, the University of the Ozarks women's cross country team earned the team academic award from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
February 14, 2018 Eagles Complete Day One At SCAC Swim Championships The Colony, Texas-The University of the Ozarks women's and men's swim teams completed day one in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships by competing in a pair of relays.
February 13, 2018 Justin Crider Named ASC Hitter of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks senior outfielder Justin Crider was named the American Southwest Conference Hitter of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday (February 13).
February 13, 2018 Eagles, Warriors Battle Through 12 Innings; Game Suspended And To Be Completed February 27 Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles and Hendrix College battled until they couldn't battle anymore. After 12 complete innings, the game was suspended and will completed February 27 when the Warriors visit Lonnie R. Qualls Field. Hendrix appeared to be headed to an easy win leading 10-2 after six innings. But the come back kids of Ozarks wouldn't go down easily. The Eagles plated six runs in the seventh behind five hits. Bryce Elder and Breyden Varner highlighted the frame with two RBI each. In the eighth, Dakota Ebarb blasted a two-run homer to even the score 10-10. Neither team would score after that. With darkness settling in, the game was suspended.
February 13, 2018 Spencer Turner Named ASC Player of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks senior Spencer Turner was named the American Southwest Conference East Division Men’s Tennis Player of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday (February 13).
February 10, 2018 Crider Performs More Late Inning Heroics For 4-0 Eagles Clarksville, Ark.-For the second straight day, Justin Crider provided the heroics as he blasted a three-run walk-off homer to help the Eagles to a 8-7 game one win. The Eagles then completed the four-game sweep with a convincing 18-4 game two win. It is the first 4-0 start for the program since 2005. Crider, who ripped the game-winning double in Friday's game two win, wasn't done with his dramatics for the weekend. With two outs and runners on second and third, the left-handed Crider took a curveball and launched it over the right field fence to send the Eagles into a frenzy. Crider, Josh Woolly and Chase Edwards all drove in runs for Ozarks. Corey Steward received the win in relief. Steward was masterful in his 3.1 innings of work, allowing only one hit and fanning three. In game two, junior pitcher Brady Taylor looked strong on the mound tossing five innings and allowing only three hits while striking out four to push Ozarks to a 18-4 win. Taylor didn't allow a hit until the fourth inning. Taylor received plenty of run support as the Eagles pounded out 15 hits in the contest. It was a battle at the bat racks as ten Eagles recorded hits. Patrick Mixon led the charge with a 3-for-3 performance. Crider, Breyden Varner and Fielder Dufrene had two hits each, and Varner and Chase Edwards drove in three runs. The Eagles plated runs in every inning except the fifth.
February 10, 2018 Men's Tennis Team Posts Dominating Win Over Howard Payne Austin, Texas-The University of the Ozarks men's tennis team posted a convincing 9-0 win over Howard Payne University Saturday in Texas.
February 10, 2018 Wrestling Team Places Fourth At Southeast Conference Tournament Greensboro, N.C.-The Eagles placed fourth at the Southeast Conference Championship Tournament in North Carolina Saturday. The Eagles had five wrestlers finish in the top-3, led by Nathan Rankin in the 125-pound class. The freshman from Plano, Texas, won by injury default over Zachary Beckner from Ferrum College in the first place match. Rankin won by fall over Brett Binnix from Ferrum College and won by fall over Gabriel Wilson from Greensboro to advance to the championship match. Devon Jackson also made some noise in the 125-pound weight class. After a loss against Zachary Beckner from Ferrum College, Jackson came back and won by fall over Samuel Braswell from Averett University and then won by fall over Gabriel Wilson from Greensboro to achieve third place. Also finishing among the top-3 were Mario Vasquez, Ny'Trell Dean and Cameron Barnes. Vasquez (141) won by tech fall over Mason Blakeney from Huntingdon College, won by decision over Zachary Rainess from Greensboro, and in the first-place match lost to DeAndre Beck from Huntingdon College by decision to place second. Dean (141) won by fall over William Merritt from Averett University, lost to Zachary Wilson from Greensboro, won by fall over Christopher Fletcher from Southern Virginia University and then won by fall over Clifford Harrison from Ferrum College to place third. Barnes (197) won by decision over Matt Speelman from Southern Virginia University, lost to Antavian Leary from Ferrum College by decision, then won by fall over Ty`korious Walker from Huntingdon College and won by fall over Carlos Ortega from Greensboro for third place.
February 10, 2018 Women's Tennis Team Drops Matches In Austin Austin, Texas-The University of the Ozarks women's tennis team had a tough weekend of play in non-conference action in Texas.
February 9, 2018 Baseball Team Takes Double-Header Sweep In Dramatic Fashion Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles pounded out 12 hits with eight players recording hits and got an outstanding pitching performance from starter Gyeongju Kim to win game one 14-2. Kim was nearly untouchable in the first two innings as he struck out the first four batters he faced. Kim ended the day with seven strikeouts and received plenty of run support. The Eagles plated four runs in the first inning and then added one run in the second, third and fourth frames. Kim was able to leave the game with a 14-0 lead. He pitched six scoreless innings and walked just one. Offensively, Josh Woolly went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI. Sam Swartz, Chase Edwards and Breyden Varner all drove in two runs. In game two, Justin Crider ripped a two-run double to left field to push across the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth. Trailing 4-2 heading into the bottom of the ninth, Patrick Mixon singled up the middle to start the rally. Bryce Elder then doubled to right field to advance Mixon to third. Josh Woolly reached on an error and drove in Mixon to cut the deficit to 4-3. Crider did the rest as he doubled to bring two runs in. Senior pitcher Hayden Keller was equally impressive as he was lights out in the top of the ninth igniting the entire Eagles team. Keller struck out the side to bring the crowd and team to their feet and clearly give momentum to the home team. Neither team scored until the fifth inning when Berea punched in four runs. Bryce Elder went 3-for-4 with two RBI. Crider finished 2-for-4.
February 9, 2018 Men's Tennis Team Nets Victory in Season Opener Austin, Texas-The University of the Ozarks men's tennis team began the 2018 season with a convincing 9-0 win over Sul Ross State University on Friday.
February 9, 2018 Trio Competes In Pittsburg State Gorilla Classic Pittsburg, Kans.-A trio of runners from the women's and men's track team competed in day one of the Pittsburg State Gorilla Classic in Kansas Friday.
February 9, 2018 Softball Team Drops Heart-Breaker To Open Season Texarkana, Texas-The Eagles would tie the game 1-1 in the top of the seventh and then take a 2-1 lead in the top of the eighth only to have Texas A&M-Texarkana spoil Ozarks season-opener 3-2 Friday on the road. Neither team was able to generate much offense through four innings, but Texas A&M-Texarkana did plate a run in the fifth. In the seventh, Ozarks loaded the bases to start the inning. Hannah Oler eventually scored to even the game 1-1 on a Riki Haase sacrifice RBI. In the eighth, Brittany Dean doubled in Katie Ventress to put the Eagles in front 2-1. However, the home team got a two-out double to begin the late-inning rally. Following a walk, Texas A&M-Texarkana recorded another double, which scored the game-winning run. Both teams had seven hits in the game, with Ventress powering her way to a 4-for-4 performance. Texas A&M-Texarkana plated three runs in the first and then followed that with a run in the second and five in the third to record a 10-0 win in game two.
February 9, 2018 Women's Tennis Team Drops Spring Opener Austin, Texas-The University of the Ozarks women's tennis team was unable to secure a victory over Sul Ross State University in their season opener by a score of 8-1 on Friday.
February 8, 2018 2018 Baseball Preview Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks baseball team returns seven starters and six All-Conference players to form a veteran club entering the 2018 season. Seven position players return to starting roles this season, while numerous pitchers return from a year ago. The Eagles open the season with 12 consecutive home games. "We are bringing back a lot of guys overall who understand what they are up against in terms of competition in this conference," said head coach Aaron Gentry. "For us to turn the corner, the guys just have to perform. Most notably, guys must perform on the mound, and as a team, our defense must come through. We have to have pitchers that are able to go deep in the game. Offensively, we need to cut down on the number of strikeouts. We need to make more consistent contact and make the defense make plays against us." Spearheading the offensive attack are returning All-Conference players Justin Crider (OF), Patrick Clifford (UT), Chase Edwards (1B), Josh Woolly (2B), Dakota Ebarb (3B) and Bryce Elder (C). Crider was named All-Region after leading the team in slugging percentage (.635), triples (4), doubles (17), runs (40), total bases (94), stolen bases (7) and walks (21). He finished second in hitting (.365), home runs (5) and hits (54), and third in on-base percentage (.458) and RBI (23). Crider hit for the cycle with a 4-for-5 performance against Grinnell College. Clifford finished third on the team in batting (.343) and slugging percentage (.582). He also recorded eight doubles and two home runs, including a dramatic walk-off homer against Texas Dallas. He posted 15 RBI and 23 hits. Edwards posted one of the top freshman seasons in program history. He led the team with a .390 batting average, and recorded a team-best 57 hits, 32 RBI and six home runs. He finished second on the team in slugging percentage (.582), runs (27), total bases (85) and on-base percentage (.465). Woolly drove in 26 runs, second-most on the team, and recorded 11 doubles, also second-most on the team. He ranked third in hits (40) and home runs (3). He owned a .265 batting average, .411 slugging percentage and posted 62 total bases. Ebarb hit .299 with five doubles, 14 RBI and 26 hits. He also posted a .378 on-base percentage. He homered once and ended the year with 34 total bases. He had seven multiple-hit games, including a 5-for-5 performance against Grinnell College. Elder hit .270 with 20 hits and 15 runs. He owned a .969 fielding percentage. Elder led the team with a .518 on-base percentage. He also led the team in hit by pitches with 22. "We are returning a lot of guys on the mound," said Gentry. "We are looking at several guys to get multiple innings this year." Right-hander Dalton Spurgeon led the team with nine starts and returns for his junior season. Spurgeon tossed 32.2 innings and struck out 21. Right-hander Jack Waggoner and Gyeongju Kim both had six starts last season, while Jacob Barker and Hayden Keller tied for the team-lead with 14 appearances. Waggoner posted three wins and Kim made a splash when he retired 18 straight batters against Belhaven last season. Barker posted a team-high three saves. Keller, a left-hander, owned a team-best 2.73 ERA.
February 8, 2018 Comets Rally In Second Half To Upend Men's Basketball Team Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles raced out to a 15-10 lead early, and it looked as if an upset might be brewing, but Texas Dallas stormed back to take a 97-81 conference win. The early lead was attributed to the Eagles hot first half shooting, which allowed them to stretch the lead to as many as 12 with a Dylan Gray three-pointer at the 8:32 mark. Three-point prowess was the glue that held the Eagles offense together in the first half. They finished an impressive 7-for-15 from down town and only trailed by 6 at the break. Dimitrius Underwood, who had 18 of his game high 29 in the second half, guided Texas Dallas to a phenomenal final frame. The Comets kept the pressure on in the second and the Eagles were never able to regain the momentum they obtained in the first. Unfortunately on senior night, Ozarks was unable to mount a late comeback. Gray posted an impressive line on his senior night, finishing with 20 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists. Bryson Johnson also starred with 15 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 assists. Underwood, Jon Hatcher, Caleb Banks, and Hans Burwitz all finished in double figures for the visiting Comets.
February 8, 2018 No. 25 Texas Dallas Handles Ozarks On Senior Night Clarksville, Ark.-Ozarks had a tough test on Senior Night, as they hosted the number 25 nationally ranked Texas Dallas Comets and fell 81-51. As tall of a task as it seemed, the Eagles held their own in the first quarter. The score after the first was 20-14 in favor of the Comets. At the 4:42 mark of the second quarter, Victoria Pena made the first three point shot of the evening, which sparked an 8-0 run by the visitors. Texas Dallas took off from there and went on to hold a 39-23 advantage at the half. Despite shooting 45 percent from the field and going a perfect 10-for-10 from the line, the Eagles still trailed 62-43 after three quarters of play. The Comets outscored Ozarks 19-8 down the stretch to secure the victory. Freshman forward Cassie Emerson finished with 18 points for the Eagles, and senior guard Anisha Johnson added 7 points, 5 assists, and 8 rebounds. Pena and Alexa Boushey paced the Comets with 13 apiece.
February 7, 2018 Jacob Toland Named SCAC Swimmer of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks junior swimmer Jacob Toland was named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday (February 6).
February 7, 2018 2018 Spring Men's Tennis Preview Clarksville, Ark.-The 2018 University of the Ozarks men's tennis team aims for its fifth straight American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament appearance. The Eagles not only want to get to the tournament, but advance further under new head coach Jeff Kutac. The Eagles still remain a young team despite having most of its key players back from last season. Transfer Melle Van Duijn is expected to make an immediate impact. The veteran Kutac will have the luxury of coaching at the new multi-million dollar Tennis Center expected to open later in the season. The facility will among the best in NCAA Division III and includes PlaySight technology.
February 7, 2018 2018 Softball Preview Clarksville, Ark.-Several new faces and three returning senior All-Conference starters will play key roles in the upcoming 2018 University of the Ozarks softball season. The Eagles lost four starters from last year's squad, but have plenty of capable replacements entering the new season. The Eagles have eight new players on the roster and return All-Conference players Katie Ventress, Brooke Hoffsommer and Hannah Oler. The trio is expected to guide an otherwise young team. Ventress, a designated player and pitcher, led the team in batting (.289), hits (28), total bases (44), home runs (4), RBI (17), slugging percentage (.454), walks (13) and on-base percentage (.373). Hoffsommer, an outfielder, led the team with 18 runs and 111 at-bats and ranked second in hits (25) and total bases (30). Oler, a designated player and pitcher, led the team in innings pitched (123.0) and strikeouts (27), while also homering and driving in seven runs. In the circle, she led the club in complete games (14) and recorded one shutout. Oler, Ventress and Abby Mork make up the pitching staff for Rodriguez. With numerous young players competing in the toughest NCAA Division III conference in the country, Rodriguez has emphasized the importance of adjusting to the collegiate game. "The basics of the game don't change much, but the speed of the game does," he said. "Everything is hit or pitched a little harder, and the players move faster. Everything they did prior to collegiate softball has prepared them for this, but now they have to understand they need to make adjustments and move forward."
February 7, 2018 2018 Spring Women's Tennis Preview Clarksville, Ark.-The 2018 University of the Ozarks women's tennis team will be pursuing its third straight American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament appearance under the leadership of new head coach Jeff Kutac. New faces dot the women's roster this season. But the youthfulness hasn't kept the women's team from playing and training hard, according to Kutac. Ozarks does return junior Imani Doyle and sophomores Karlee Hart and Kirsten Endicott, but the rest of the roster includes freshmen. Hart posted six singles wins last season. The veteran Kutac will have the luxury of coaching at the new multi-million dollar Tennis Center expected to open later in the season. The facility will among the best in NCAA Division III and includes PlaySight technology.
February 5, 2018 UT-Tyler Men Use Strong First Half To Pick Up Win Tyler, Texas-UT-Tyler used a 20-point advantage at intermission to earn a 93-69 win over the Eagles Monday night in conference play. The Patriots hit 46 percent from the field, including making seven three-pointers, in the first half. Ozarks made just 1-of-15 from long-range and allowed the Patriots to grab 26 rebounds in the first twenty minutes of action. UT-Tyler then mantained a double digit lead the entire second half. Dylan Gray paced Ozarks with 17 points.
February 5, 2018 UT-Tyler Women's Basketball Team Slips Past Eagles Tyler, Texas-The Eagles outshot the Patriots from the field and the free throw line, but still came up short as UT-Tyler slipped past Ozarks 76-69. Entering the fourth quarter, Ozarks trailed just 55-54 and hung tough against the Patriots. Ozarks would even the score 60-60 at the 6:38 mark on Roseanna Ezell's shot. But with a narrow 63-62 lead with less than five minutes to play, UT-Tyler reeled off a 7-0 run to take the game's momentum. A bucket and free throw by Destinee Manning brought the score to 73-69, but only 22 seconds remained in the game. UT-Tyler then hit 3-of-4 free throws to finish out the contest. Cassie Emerson led Ozarks with a career-high 22 points. She went 8-of-16 from the floor and pulled down eight rebounds.
February 3, 2018 Hot-Shooting LeTourneau Men Top Ozarks Clarksville, Ark.-LeTourneau got off to a hot start Saturday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets started the game off on a 12-0 run and carried their hot shooting throughout the rest of the half. They boasted a 61 percent shooting percentage from the floor and rode that to a 62-39 halftime lead. Dylan Gray and Reno Dupor combined for 19 of the 39 first half points for the Eagles. Ozarks was able to collect themselves and came out ready to play in the second half. Gray spearheaded the charge with 22 of his 32 points coming in the final frame. The Eagles were never quite able to pull themselves out of the hole after the first half. They were however, able to trim the lead to as little as 10 with 3:12 to play off a Joey Hall and-one layup. The comeback fell just a little short, as LeTourneau pulled out the win, 107 to 96.
February 3, 2018 Swim Team Hosts Senior Meet; Toland Wins Three Races Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women's and men's swim teams held its Senior Meet hosting Henderson State University Saturday. The Henderson State women took a 143-63 win over Ozarks, while the Henderson State men posted a 126-83 victory over the Eagles. The Eagles posted six first-place finishes in the meet. In the men's 200-yard freestyle, Jacob Toland won with a time of 1:55.09. Toland also posted a win in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 52.69. Toland finished first in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:17.29. Austin Waters had a first-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:03.62. Waters won again in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:08.45. Kaitlyn Henrietta won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 27.99. For Ozarks, seniors Valeria Robleto and Thibault Melchior were honored at the meet.
February 3, 2018 Track Team Completes In Day Two At Missouri Southern State Marshall, Mo.-The women's and men's track team competed in day two of the Missouri Southern State University Lion Open and Multi Saturday inside the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.
February 3, 2018 Women's Basketball Team Upset By LeTourneau Clarksville, Ark.-The short-staffed Eagles struggled for most of the game, and the visiting LeTourneau Yellow Jackets picked up their first conference victory of the season. After a tightly contested first period, Ozarks struggled to put the ball in the basket in the second quarter. The Eagles shot an abysmal 9 percent in the quarter, and that allowed the visitors to build a 38-20 halftime lead. In the third frame the YellowJackets continued their efficient shooting and stretched the lead to 24. Destinee Manning led a fourth quarter charge for the Eagles, and the defensive pressure seemingly got to the YellowJackets. The deficit proved too large to overcome, and LeTourneau held on for a 73-62 win. Manning finished with 17 points and 15 rebounds. Alexandria Thorne and Taylor Abbe paced the away team with 15 and 14 points respectively.
February 3, 2018 Rankin Wins 125-Pound Division At Missouri Valley Open Marshall, Mo.-The Eagles competed in the Missouri Valley Open in Marshall, Missouri, Saturday with Nathan Rankin leading the way with a first-place finish at 125. Rankin defeated Jay Branch of Williams Baptist (TF 15-0) and then topped Dustin Miller of Lyon College (Maj 13-3) to advance to the finals. There, he faced teammate Devon Jackson and won (Dec 8-7). In the 184-pound weight class, Andrew Cannon defeated Zach Benner (MFF). Also at 184, Alejandro Ordonez posted a win over Darius Nathan (Dec 7-2). Miguel Baray also posted a win at 184 over Garrett Gibson (Maj 9-1). Baray then topped Braden Zini (Dec 5-2). At 285, Evan Sharpe defeated Davroy Atkinson.
February 2, 2018 Track Team Competes In Missouri Southern State Lion Open and Multi Joplin, Mo.-The women's and men's track team competed in the Missouri Southern State University Lion Open and Multi Friday inside the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.
February 1, 2018 Eagles Put Up Fight Against East Texas Baptist Clarksville, Ark.-Just when it seemed the Eagles were about to turn the corner, East Texas Baptist answered with a 11-3 run to end the game and take a 93-78 victory Thursday night. Ozarks fought back from a 42-27 halftime deficit to pull within 82-75 with 3:40 remaining in the game, but the Eagles would commit back-to-back turnovers on their next possessions. Meanwhile, the Tigers drilled a trio of three-pointers in the final three minutes to secure the game. The Eagles would match the Tigers in the second half, scoring 51 points. In the game, the Tigers hit 47 percent from the field, while Ozarks made 41 percent. The Tigers had four players reach double figures and outrebounded the Eagles 51-36. Tim Turpin led Ozarks with 15 points.
February 1, 2018 Women's Basketball Team Falls To East Texas Baptist Clarksville, Ark.-On a night where the Eagles were down two key players, ETBU jumped out to a 10-2 lead with 7:19 left in the first quarter and never looked back. By halftime the visitors amassed a 45-26 lead. Despite Cassie Emerson pouring in 8 of her 13 points in the third frame, the ETBU Tigers still held a 63-41 edge. The Eagles battled hard in the fourth, but it was not quite enough, as they fell to the Tigers, 77-56. Hailey Ostrander led the way for the home squad with 16 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, and 5 steals. Destinee Manning added 7 points, 6 boards, and 2 big blocks.
January 31, 2018 Wrestling Team Takes Care Of Business Against Bacone College Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles took care of business late in the match to secure a 29-18 win over Bacone College Wednesday night in front of a large student body. Nathan Rankin started things off for Ozarks with a fall at 125, getting the maximum six points. At 149, Mario Vasquez defeated his opponent 17-1. Bacone fought back and posted a win at 157. Tracey Eitel responded with a 11-5 win at 165, but Bacone made the match interesting by taking back-to-back fights heading into 197. Freshman Cameron Barnes answered in a big way taking a 7-3 victory and setting up Ozarks for the win. At 285, Adolfo Sotolongo clinched the match with a fall to ignite the crowd.
January 30, 2018 Michael Harris Named ASC Track Athlete of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks freshman Michael Harris was named the American Southwest Conference Track Athlete of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday.
January 29, 2018 Diamond Goodwyn Named ASC Player of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks junior forward Diamond Goodwyn was named the American Southwest Conference Women's Basketball East Division Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday.
January 29, 2018 Bacone College Uses Free Throw Performance To Earn Win Clarksville, Ark.-Bacone College used a 21-of-25 (84%) performance from the free throw line and had 12 players in the scoring column in a 89-70 win over the Eagles Monday. The Warriors went 9-of-11 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter alone to keep Ozarks from taking the lead. Bacone led 40-30 at halftime, but Ozarks pulled within five points with less than two minutes remaining on Savannah Kate Smith's three-pointer. Bacone opened the second half with a 14 point lead within the first two minutes, but Hailey Ostrander took matters into her own hands and drilled back-to-back three-pointers to jumpstart a run. Ostrander hit her third shot from long-range in the quarter to bring Ozarks within 56-50 at the 2:28 mark. Ostrander would score 16 third quarter points to help Ozarks outscore the Warriors 23-19 in the quarter. However, Bacone extended its lead to 71-56 three minutes into the fourth quarter to take momentum of the game and the Eagles never recovered. Ostrander had a spectacular night tying the conference single game record in three-point percentage by hitting 5-of-5 from long-range to finish with 26 points. In all, the junior guard went 8-of-9 from the floor and 5-of-6 from the free throw line. She also dished out seven assists. Diamond Goodwyn added 15 points and Cassie Emerson contributed 12 points.
January 27, 2018 Men's Basketball Drops Road Game Against ETBU Marshall, Texas-East Texas Baptist University scored 53 points in the first half and held Ozarks to 35 points en route to a 91-71 win Saturday. Ozarks scored 36 points in the second half and held ETBU to 38. In the game, the Eagles hit only 38 percent from the field. Zach Bobo and Skyler Barnes scored 14 points apiece to lead Ozarks.
January 27, 2018 Track Competes In Pittsburg State Invitational Pittsburg, Kan.-The women's and men's track team competed in the Pittsburg State University Invitational Saturday in Kansas.
January 27, 2018 ETBU Women's Basketball Team Hands Ozarks Loss Marshall, Texas-East Texas Baptist University raced out to a 17-4 first quarter lead and never let Ozarks back into the game as the Tigers won 69-56 Saturday afternoon in American Southwest Conference play. The Eagles did respond with 20 points in the second quarter, but ETBU hit five three-pointers in the period  to make the score 37-24 at halftime. Ozarks warmed up in the third quarter hitting 46 percent from the field, but ETBU scored 21 points keep the advantage. Hailey Ostrander drilled four three-pointers to score 16 points. Destinee Manning had 11 points and 13 rebounds.
January 27, 2018 Wrestling Team Finds Success In Oklahoma Miami, Okla.-The University of the Ozarks wrestling team held its own at the Northeastern Oklahoma Norsemen Open Saturday against numerous larger schools. Mario Vasquez spearheaded the Eagles' success by winning the 141 division. Devon Jackson (125) and Cameron Barnes (197) placed third, respectively, to push the Eagles to even more success.
January 25, 2018 LeTourneau Posts Win Over Men's Basketball Team Longview, Texas-LeTourneau University held a 49-30 halftime lead and never let Ozarks back into the game in the second half to earn a 86-64 win Thursday night. The Eagles would score the first points of the game, but that was their only lead of the contest. LeTourneau would score 30 points off turnovers. Skyler Barnes led Ozarks with 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting from the field.
January 25, 2018 Ostrander Hits Late Free Throw To Seal Win Longview, Texas-Hailey Ostrander hit a free throw with less than a second to play to lift the Eagles to a dramatic 64-63 win over LeTourneau University Thursday night in Texas. The win gives Ozarks its second straight league win and its third in its last four games. Ostrander, who only seconds earlier made a free throw to put Ozarks up 63-61, came up with her biggest point of the night when she sank a clutch shot from the charity stripe with the score tied 63-63. LeTourneau nailed a shot with two seconds remaining just prior to Ostrander's shot and nearly forced overtime. Ostrander scored 24 points and hit nine field goals in the contest. LeTourneau didn't have an answer for the inside play of Diamond Goodwyn, who went 9-of-15 from the field to fuel a 28-point night. Goodwyn also had four blocks and went 10-of-12 from the free throw line. Ozarks went to the free throw line 31 times in the game and held a 29-20 lead at halftime. The Eagles held a seven point lead with 2:42 remaining in the game before LeTourneau responded to eventually tie the contest. Destinee Manning was big on the boards pulling down 14.
January 23, 2018 Wrestling Team Dominates Central Baptist College Conway, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks wrestling team posted a dominating 38-7 win over Central Baptist College Tuesday night. At 125-pounds, Devon Jackson recorded a Tech Fall at 5:52. At 141, Jaylen York won by a decision  (13-7). At 165, Tracey Eitel garnered a win (MD 12-2). At 174, Jacob Sherrill posted a win (TF 15-1 5:07). At 285, Adolfo Sotolongo recorded a win (Dec 10-5).
January 22, 2018 Hardin-Simmons Men Pull Out 69-62 Win Abilene, Texas-Hardin-Simmons closed out the first half with a 15-5 run to fuel a 69-62 win over the Eagles Monday night. The Eagles trimmed the deficit to eight points with under three minutes to play in the game, but couldn't get any closer. Hardin-Simmons led 30-21 at the half. Overall, the Eagles hit 34 percent from the field, while Hardin-Simmons hit 40 percent in the game. Ozarks made ten three-pointers in the contest. Zach Bobo hit three three-pointers and scored 16 points to lead Ozarks. Dylan Gray and Tim Turpin pulled down 11 rebounds apiece.
January 22, 2018 21 Student-Athletes Land On Fall ASC All-Academic Team Clarksville, Ark.- 21 University of the Ozarks student-athletes have been named to the 2017 Fall American Southwest Conference All-Academic Team, it was announced by the league office January 22.
January 22, 2018 Women's Basketball Nets Overtime Win Abilene, Texas-The Eagles outscored Hardin-Simmons 11-6 in overtime to fuel a 68-63 win while collecting their first conference victory Monday night. Hardin-Simmons would miss a free throw with nine seconds left in regulation to give the Eagles the last possession. With the score tied 57-57, a three-pointer with two seconds left missed to force overtime. Hailey Ostrander scored first in overtime, a three-point basket, to jumpstart the Eagles' offense. From there, the Eagles never let go of the lead. Ozarks held a 29-26 halftime lead. The Eagles hit 41 percent from the field, while Hardin-Simmons made just 29 percent in the game. Diamond Goodwyn powered her way to 19 points and 11 rebounds in the game. Savannah Kate Smith poured in 17 points and dished out six assists. Destinee Manning blocked five shots.j
January 20, 2018 Texas Dallas Hands Men's Basketball Team Road Loss Richardson, Texas-The Comets raced out to a 41-22 halftime lead and closed out the game with a 77-62 win Saturday. The Eagles would outscore the Comets 40-36 in the second half. Texas Dallas pulled down 44 rebounds while limiting Ozarks to 26 to fuel the win. Joey Hall scored a career-high 16 points behind a 3-of-4 performance from the three-point line.
January 20, 2018 Swim Teams Compete In Henderson State Senior Meet Arkadelphia, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women's and men's swim teams competed in the Henderson State University Senior Meet Saturday.
January 20, 2018 Women's Basketball Team Upended By Texas Dallas Richardson, Texas-The Comets led 17-9 after the first quarter and never looked back as it took a 76-41 conference win Saturday over the Eagles. The Comets' defense forced the Eagles to shoot just 29 percent from the field and forced 25 turnovers. Destinee Manning led Ozarks with 9 points and 11 rebounds.
January 17, 2018 Women's Basketball Team Survives Late Run By Arlington Baptist College Clarksville, Ark.-The Arlington Baptist College Patriots came out firing Wednesday night, but the Eagles' efficiency trumped the Patriots volume in the first half to fuel a 93-82 win.
January 16, 2018 Jacob Williams Named ASC Track Athlete of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks senior sprinter Jacob Williams was named the American Southwest Conference Men's Track Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced Tuesday.
January 16, 2018 Wrestling Team Battles Drury In Dual Springfield, Mo.-The Eagles traveled to Drury University Tuesday and fell 33-8 against their NCAA II opponent. Nathaneal Rankin (125) and Jacob Sherrill (174) posted wins. Rankin won by Tech Fall (17-2) and Sherrill won by decision (4-1).
January 13, 2018 Wildcats Hold Off Eagles In Men's Basketball Action Clarksville, Ark.-Louisiana College had four players reach double figures in scoring to take a 79-69 American Southwest Conference win over the University of the Ozarks Saturday. The Wildcats built a 37-27 halftime lead and then held off a late Ozarks' rally. Louisiana College held a 63-49 lead with 6:26 left in the game, but the Eagles cut it to 66-59 with less than four minutes to play on a pair of free throws from Dylan Gray. The Wildcats would eventually push the advantage to 71-61 on a clutch three-pointer. Skyler Barnes led Ozarks with 13 points and Zach Bobo and Dylan Gray each had 12 points.
January 13, 2018 Women's And Men's Track Team Open Spring Season In Missouri Joplin, Mo.-The women's and men's track team opened the 2018 spring season at the Missouri Southern State University Saturday. Among the top times were Jacob Williams, who ran a 7.21 in the 60 meters; Chauzney Hooks, who ran a 1:07.81 in the 400 meters; and Michael Harris, who ran a 4:41.52 in the one-mile.
January 13, 2018 Eagles Late Run Not Enough Against Louisiana College Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles late run in the fourth quarter came up short as Louisiana College escaped with a 59-56 conference win Saturday afternoon. Ozarks made a monumental run after trailing 49-37 with eight minutes left in the game. Diamond Goodwyn and Hailey Ostrander scored to start the run and bring the Eagles within 49-42. Goodwyn would score again before Louisiana College responded with a basket. But Anisha Johnson drilled a three-pointer to pull Ozarks within 51-47 at the five-minute mark. The Eagles continued to chip away and Kate Smith eventually made two free throws to tie the game 51-51. Ostrander put Ozarks up 53-51 with two more free throws with 3:28 remaining. The Eagles took another lead at the 2:25 mark, but that would be their final advantage of the game. Louisiana College scored the go-ahead bucket with 44 seconds left. Ostrander scored a team-high 13 points for Ozarks.
January 11, 2018 Belhaven Men Top Ozarks Clarksville, Ark.-Belhaven University shot 58 percent from the field and the Eagles allowed their opponent to score over 100 points in the Blazers 102-96 conference victory Thursday night. Ozarks trailed 43-37 at the half, and made an early threat in the second half only to have the Blazers build a double-digit lead later on. The Blazers were able to hold off the Eagles by hitting eight second half three-pointers and making 58 percent of their shots in the final twenty minutes. The Eagles were sizzling hot from the free throw line nailing 19-of-21 (90%) for the game. The Eagles had several individual standout performances on the night. Dylan Gray made 16-of-17 free throws to score 20 points. Tim Turpin went 9-of-11 from the field to also score 20 points. Zach Bobo had 19 points to go along with 13 rebounds.
January 11, 2018 Belhaven Women Slip Past Eagles Clarksville, Ark.-Belhaven University overcame a fourth quarter deficit to upend the Eagles 63-58 Thursday night in conference play. Ozarks led 46-37 after three quarters, but Belhaven stormed back to secure the game. The Eagles went scoreless in the final four minutes of the game to allow Belhaven back into the contest. The Blazers would score 14 unanswered points during that stretch. Ozarks forced Belhaven into 21 turnovers, but the Eagles only shot 32 percent from the field.
January 10, 2018 Wrestling Team Handles Ouachita Baptist In Wrestling Dual Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles took care of business at home Wednesday night handling Ouachita Baptist University 31-16 in a dual. The Eagles wasted little time putting on a show for the home crowd. Ozarks posted wins in three of its first four matches to set the tone. Nathaneal Rankin (125), Jaylen York (141) and Ny'Trell Dean (149) opened with wins. York displayed great patience in his fight and Dean ignited the crowd with a pin. Jacob Sherrill (174), Miguel Baray (184) and Adolfo Sotolongo (285) rounded out the event with wins. Sherrill dominated his opponent, while Baray struck early in his fight to finish with a win. Sotolongo had another pin on the season to cap the dual.
January 6, 2018 Howard Payne Earns 94-86 Win Brownwood, Texas-The Eagles outscored Howard Payne 54-50 in the second half, but still fell to the Jackets 94-86 Saturday in Texas. Howard Payne raced out to a 44-32 lead at intermission behind 30 rebounds. Ozarks would pull down 16 boards in the first half. Both teams shot over 50 percent from the field in the second half and Bryson Johnson scored 16 points, but the Jackets withstood the Eagles' effort by responding with clutch shots. Zach Bobo scored a career-high 23 points, behind six field goals and nine free throws.
January 6, 2018 Howard Payne Women Handle Ozarks Brownwood, Texas-Howard Payne University used a big third quarter effort, outscoring the Eagles 30-14, to take a 80-62 win Saturday. Howard Payne led 31-25 at the half, but built a sizable advantage at the end of the third quarter to control the rest of the game. Howard Payne went on a 13-2 run to open the third quarter. The Eagles outshot Howard Payne from the field (48% to 42%) in the game, but committed 19 turnovers. Ozarks held leads in the first quarter and outscored Howard Payne in the fourth quarter (23-19). Freshman forward Destinee Manning posted another double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
January 6, 2018 Eagles Place Fourth At Central College Under Armour Invitational Pella, Iowa-The Eagles finished fourth at the competitive Central College Under Armour Invitational Saturday in Iowa. Ozarks had a number of standout individual performances. At 125, Nathaneal Rankin, Corey Muniz and Devon Jackson (two) posted wins. At 133, Siaygnoun Hnamnhouane posted a pair of wins. At 141, Jaylen York had two wins. At 157, Keshawn Franklin had a win. Also at 157, Russell Miller gained two wins. Adolofo Sotolongo advanced to the championship match winning three straight. Sotolongo would eventually fall by decision 1-0.
January 4, 2018 Sul Ross State Men Pull Out Win Alpine, Texas-The Eagles played Sul Ross State to a 32-32 tie at halftime, but the Lobos outscored the Eagles 20-6 in the final seven minutes to take 76-63 win Thursday. Ozarks held leads at multiple occasions in the second half. The Eagles went on a 11-2 run in the final two minutes of the first half to tie the game at 32-32. Joey Hall had six points during that stretch. Zach Bobo scored 16 of his team-high 20 points in the second half.
January 4, 2018 Strong First Quarter Lifts Sul Ross State Women Alpine, Texas-Sul Ross State opened the game with a 27-10 first quarter lead and then extended the advantage to 50-26 en route to a 84-57 win. The Lobos hit 47 percent from the floor in the first half, while Ozarks hit 38 percent. Ozarks did outscore the Lobos 16-14 in the third quarter, but couldn't overcome the first half deficit. The Eagles did not hit a three-pointer in the game, taking 13 shots from long-range.
December 30, 2017 Rhodes College Edges Women's Basketball Team Memphis, Tenn.-Rhodes College broke a 59-59 tie on a pair of free throws with 1:10 remaining in the game to secure a 61-59 victory in Memphis. The Eagles held a 59-57 lead at the 2:12 mark of the fourth quarter, but it would be their final advantage of the game. The Eagles displayed some fight in the third quarter scoring 19 points to roar back. Ozarks entered the fourth quarter trailing just 46-45. Rhodes was then able to make a few more plays in the fourth to claim a win. Diamond Goodwyn scored 16 points to lead Ozarks. Freshman forward Destinee Manning posted another double-double (11 points, 16 rebounds).
December 30, 2017 Wrestling Team Tops Huntingdon College 30-17 At NWA Duals Clarksville, Ark.-Freshman Nathaneal Rankin and sophomore Tracey Eitel both posted two wins at the NWA Duals Saturday in Clarksville to fuel a strong performance by the Eagles. Rankin (125) and Eitel (165) helped the Eagles earn a 29-15 win over Huntingdon College in the final event of the day. Adolfo Sotolongo (285) capped the team's effort with a big win over Kori Walker (Fall 1:30). Also picking up wins against Huntingdon were Russell Miller (157), who defeated Jared Mercer (Fall 6:39); Jacob Sherrill (174 ), who topped Robbie McKenna (Tech Fall 2:34); and Cameron Barnes (197), who defeated Cody Dixon (Dec 6-1). University of Dubuque opened the day with a 30-17 win against the Eagles. In addition to wins by Rankin and Eitel against Dubuque, Jaylen York (Dec 18-13) and Ny’Trell Dean (Fall 5:34) were victorious.
December 29, 2017 Eagles Drop Opening Game Of Oglethorpe Tournament Atlanta, Ga.-Oglethorpe established a 51-40 halftime lead and then held off the Eagles in the second half to claim a 96-75 win in the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Tournament in Atlanta. Oglethorpe shot 51 percent from the field in the game to keep Ozarks at bay. The Eagles climbed within 54-51 early in the second half on Tim Turpin's basket. But that would be as close as the Eagles would get. The Eagles made another second half run to pull within 70-65 at the 8:06 mark. However, Oglethorpe responded with a run to eventually develop a double digit lead. Zach Bobo and Tim Turpin led Ozarks with 19 points apiece.
December 21, 2017 Softball's Sydney Key Has A Heart For Service Clarksville, Ark.-Despite the rigors of juggling academics and athletics, University of the Ozarks sophomore Sydney Key is always going to find time to lend a helping hand.
December 18, 2017 Men's Basketball Team Takes On Second NCAA I Opponent Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks men's basketball team will take on its second NCAA I program of the season when it travels to Central Arkansas for an exhibition game against Little Rock Monday, December 18.
December 18, 2017 NCAA I Little Rock Tops Men's Basketball Team Little Rock, Ark.-The Trojans hit three straight three-pointers in the second half to ignite a 94-49 win over the Eagles Monday night in an exhibition game for Ozarks. The Trojans hit four from long-range during a two and a half run within the first five minutes of the second half. The Eagles never really threatened after that. The Trojans hit 54 percent from the field in the second half, including nine three-pointers. Ozarks played much better in the first half behind a strong game from senior forward Dylan Gray. Gray hit three from long-range and scored 14 first half points. He was a perfect 5-of-5 from the free throw line in the first half. Joey Hall's three at the 8:20 mark of the first half had Ozarks within 24-17, but the Eagles still trailed 45-25 at the half. Tim Turpin had a team-best six rebounds, while Gray had a team-high 18 points. The game was an exhibition for Ozarks and a regular season game for NCAA I Little Rock.
December 17, 2017 Concordia Overcomes Halftime Deficit To Pick Up Win Clarksville, Ark.-Concordia University Texas overcame a 49-43 halftime deficit to upend the Eagles 97-92 Sunday in league play. After building a halftime lead, Ozarks held the advantage until the 14:15 mark of the second half. The Eagles never could regain the lead after that, but played within striking distance the rest of the way. Ozarks battled back to within 86-83 at the 3:21 mark on Bryson Johnson's three-pointer. Concordia's Joe Neal then scored seven points the remainder of the game to keep the Eagles from making a comeback. Ozarks shot 60 percent from the field in the game, with four players reaching double figures. Johnson led the team with 19 points. Tim Turpin was a perfect 9-of-9 from the floor to add 18 points.
December 17, 2017 Concordia Women Pull Out Victory Clarksville, Ark.-Concordia University Texas came back from a nine-point deficit in the third quarter to post a 63-54 win over the Eagles Sunday afternoon in conference play. Ozarks built a 28-27 halftime lead and then added on as Destinee Manning, Hailey Ostrander and Anisha Johnson put points on the board to push the advantage to nine points at the 5:16 mark. However Concordia went on a run of its own to pull with one point at the end of the quarter. The Tornados then scored the opening basket of the fourth quarter and trailed only once after that. The Eagles outshot the visitors from the field (37% to 32%), but the Tornados hit 25-of-27 (92%) from the free throw line. Diamond Goodwyn finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds for Ozarks.
December 16, 2017 Wrestling Team Tops Lakeland At Gator Boots Dual Nashville, Tenn.-The Eagles wrestling team competed in the Gator Boots Dual Saturday in Tennessee finishing 1-2 at the event. Ozarks had a dominating effort against Lakeland earning a 44-6 win. The Eagles dropped matches against Thomas More (28-19) and Luther (36-8). The Eagles had individual standout performances from Corey Muniz, who posted an undefeated 3-0 record at 133, and Ny'Trell Dean, who had two wins at 149.
December 14, 2017 Men's Basketball Drops Thursday Night Battle Clarksville, Ark.-University of Mary Hardin-Baylor opened the second half on a 9-2 run to build a 42-25 lead en route to a 74-51 win over the Eagles Thursday night in conference action. The Eagles hung tough in the first half trailing by single digits most of the way until the Crusaders converted a three-point play with seconds remaining to move ahead 30-20. After the Crusaders jumped out to a sizable lead in the second half, the Eagles pulled within ten points behind a 10-2 burst at the midway point. But Mary Hardin-Baylor slowly extended its lead to 20 points. For the game Ozarks hit 29 percent from the floor. Zach Bobo and Kelvin Knight both came off the bench to score a team-best 12 points.
December 14, 2017 Mary Hardin-Baylor Women Top Ozarks In ASC Action Clarksville, Ark.-Mary Hardin-Baylor built a 37-23 halftime lead to push to a 83-59 win over the Eagles Thursday night in conference action. Ozarks held an early lead and trailed only 17-14 after the first quarter. But the Crusaders reeled off a 10-2 run in the final four minutes of the second quarter to take control of the contest. The Crusaders eventually built a more than 20-point advantage midway through the third quarter. Freshman forward Destinee Manning highlighted Ozarks' effort with 20 rebounds.
December 12, 2017 U of O FCA Chapter Assists With Operation Christmas Child Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes recently volunteered its time and resources to assist in Operation Christmas Child.
December 11, 2017 Dylan Gray Named ASC Player of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks senior forward Dylan Gray was named the American Southwest Conference Men's Basketball East Division Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday.
December 7, 2017 Thomas Ross Named To United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-South Region Team Clarksville, Ark.- University of the Ozarks junior forward Thomas Ross was named to the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-South Region Team, it was announced Thursday.
December 5, 2017 Eagles Net ASC Road Win Against McMurry Abilene, Texas-The Eagles built a 37-22 halftime lead and then hit several clutch shots down the stretch to pull out a 69-64 road win against McMurry University Tuesday.
December 5, 2017 McMurry Hands Women's Basketball Loss Abilene, Texas-The Eagles had a strong start to the game, but struggled in the second quarter as McMurry took a 76-61 win Tuesday afternoon. The Eagles opened play with a 14-8 first quarter lead behind five field goals and 10 rebounds. The Eagles held McMurry to just three field goals and limited them to four rebounds. But McMurry roared back in the second quarter and outscored Ozarks 25-10 to hold a 33-24 halftime lead. At the end of three quarters McMurry led 52-43 and then proceeded to score 24 points in the fourth quarter. Ozarks did trim the deficit to eight points with five minutes remaining, but couldn't get any closer. McMurry shot 41 percent from the field in the game, while Ozarks hit 37 percent. Hailey Ostrander led Ozarks with 17 points.
December 2, 2017 UT-Tyler Nets Win Over Men's Basketball Team In ASC-Opener Clarksville, Ark.-After a tight first half, UT-Tyler outscored Ozarks 47-26 in the second half to pick up a 94-70 win. The Patriots got a big second half from Melvin Anthony, who scored 14 points. Ozarks trailed just 47-43 at halftime, but UT-Tyler hit 47 percent from the field and pulled down 29 rebounds in the final 20 minutes to keep the Eagles from threatening. Ozarks had trouble forcing turnovers as the Patriots took care of the ball and committed just six miscues in the game.
December 2, 2017 Women's Basketball Team Opens ASC Play With Loss Clarksville, Ark.-UT-Tyler had a big second half to upend the Eagles 77-60 in their conference opener. The Eagles led early in the game and climbed within striking distance numerous times in the contest, but could never take the lead in the third or fourth quarter. The Patriots hit over 50 percent from the field in the first half to hold a 40-34 lead. Neither team shot well in the second half, although the Patriots hit six three-pointers. UT-Tyler exploded for 23 points in the third quarter, proving to be the difference.
December 2, 2017 Wrestling Team Finishes Second At Hatcher Open Arkadelphia, Ark.-The Eagles had one of their best showings of the season finishing second overall at the competitive Ouachita Baptist University Hatcher Open Saturday in Arkadelphia.
December 1, 2017 Swim Team Places Sixth and Eighth At Hendrix Invitational Conway, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women's and men's swim teams competed in the Hendrix College Invitational Friday and Saturday.
November 30, 2017 Men's Basketball Suffers Loss Against University of Dallas Irving, Texas-University of Dallas built a 38-33 halftime lead and then outscored Ozarks 43-34 in the second half to earn a 81-67 win over the Eagles Thursday night. Zach Bobo gave the Eagles their first lead (14-13) at the 12:18 mark of the first half with a shot from long-range. The Crusaders slowly took a lead and finished the half with a five-point advantage. Ozarks trailed by only three points four minutes into the second half and were within six points midway through the half. The Crusaders then reeled off a 24-16 run in the final eight minutes of the game to secure the game. Bobo came off the bench to score a team-high 18 points.
November 30, 2017 University of Dallas Holds Off Late Rally From Women's Basketball Team Irving, Texas-University of Dallas held off the Eagles late in the game to edge Ozarks 60-56 Thursday night in non-conference play. Entering the fourth quarter, Ozarks trailed 46-39, but battled back to pull within 57-56 on Cassie Emerson's jumper with 40 seconds remaining. The Crusaders then sank three free throws and kept Ozarks off the board the rest of the way. The Eagles trailed 33-20 at halftime, but outscored the Crusaders 19-13 in the third quarter. Emerson finished with a team-best 19 points. Ozarks hit only 3-of-26 from the three-point line, while the Crusaders made just 1-of-14.
November 28, 2017 Warriors Top Eagles In Men's Basketball Action Conway, Ark.-Hendrix College built a 34-22 halftime lead to cement a 80-50 win over the Eagles. The Eagles had trouble from the field in the first half, hitting 31 percent. The Eagles were 1-of-8 from the free throw line. After leading 7-6 at the 15:09 mark of the first half, the Eagles didn't score again until the 5:44 point. The Warriors then hit nearly 50 percent from the field in the second half to keep Ozarks from coming back. Tim Turpin came off the bench and made all six of his shots from the field to lead the team with 12 points.
November 27, 2017 Elite Women’s Soccer Camp To Be Held January 27 Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks will hold a women’s elite soccer camp Saturday, January 27 on its campus under the direction of Head Coach Natalie Dreyer.
November 21, 2017 Bacone College Takes Down Women's Basketball Team Muskogee, Okla.-The Eagles had trouble getting things going offensively as NAIA Bacone College took down Ozarks 88-64 in Oklahoma. The Eagles hit just 31 percent of their shots from the field. Bacone established a 22-13 lead after the first quarter and then held a 44-26 advantage at halftime. The Eagles never recovered as Bacone made 14 three-pointers in the game. Freshman forward Destinee Manning had another double-double (10 points, 13 rebounds) to lead Ozarks. Kamryn McKinney scored 12 points behind a 7-of-10 performance from the free throw line.
November 18, 2017 Men's Basketball Team Clinches Overtime Game Jacksonville, Ill.-A pair of missed free throws by Principia with two seconds remaining in regulation allowed the Eagles to extend the game and then grind out a 94-90 victory in the Illinois College Tournament. The Eagles trailed the majority of the overtime before Dylan Gray hit the go-ahead bucket with 1:04 remaining to secure the game. Ozarks held a 38-34 halftime lead behind a 53 percent shooting effort from the floor. The game went back-and-forth in the second half with Ozarks hitting 50 percent from the field and Principia hitting 66 percent. Skyler Barnes would drill four three-pointers in the second half. Ozarks hit 14-of-28 from the three-point line in the game, with four starters making at least two. Barnes made 5-of-6 from beyond the arc, while Dylan Gray nailed 4-of-6 in the contest.
November 18, 2017 Women's Basketball Team Nets Win Over Rhodes College Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles controlled the game from the outset and never really allowed Rhodes back into the game in Saturday's 79-69 win. Ozarks had a balanced offensive attack with four starters in double figures in scoring. Two others came off the bench to score in double digits as well. Forwards Diamond Goodwyn and Cassie Emerson led the team with 15 points each. Ozarks hit 7-of-17 from the three-point line in the game and outrebounded Rhodes 40-34. Forward Destinee Manning had a monster game on the boards, grabbing 17. The Eagles led 41-26 at the half and maintained a double digit lead for part of the third quarter and most of the fourth quarter. In the third quarter, Rhodes did climb within five points.
November 18, 2017 Wrestling Team Competes In Olivet College Duals Olivet, Mich.-The Eagles went 1-3 at the Olivet College Duals in Michigan Saturday. Highlights of the day included Devon Jackson (125) posting an undefeated record. He had a pin and a major decision. Tracey Etiel (165), Cameron Barnes (196) and Adolfo Sotolongo (285) had bonus point wins. Against Henry Ford College, Devon Jackson (125) won by fall, Mario Vasquez (149) won by decision, Russell Miller (157) won by decision, Tracey Eitel (165) won by fall, Barnes won by major decision and Sotolongo won by fall.
November 18, 2017 Wrestling Wins Team Championship At Richland College Southwest Scuffle Arlington, Texas-The Eagles won a team championship at the Richland College Southwest Scuffle Saturday in Texas. Nathaneal Rankin (125) and Matthew Garcia (235) both won individual championships. Corey Muniz (125) won fourth place.
November 17, 2017 Men's Basketball Team Falls In Illinois Tournament Jacksonville, Ill.-Dominican built a double digit lead at the midway point of the season half and then kept the lead the rest of the way to hand Ozarks a 74-63 loss in the Illinois College Tournament Friday night. Dominican was especially effective from the free throw line in the game, hitting 18-of-19 (94%) attempts. Neither team established a large lead in the first half, but Dominican did go into halftime time leading 39-33. Ozarks and Dominican would both hit 34 percent from the field in the second half, but the difference came at the free throw line where Dominican hit all 12 attempts.
November 17, 2017 Swim Teams Host Hendrix College And Austin College Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women's and men's swim teams hosted its second home double dual of the season Friday night with visitors from Hendrix College and Austin College.
November 16, 2017 Clay Target Team Wins International Events, Places Second In American Events At ACUI Eastern Super Shoot and USAS Qualifier Tillar, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women’s and men’s clay target team had an outstanding week at the ACUI Eastern Super Shoot & USAS Qualifier in Tillar, Arkansas, as it finished as the high overall winner in International events and finished second overall in American events.
November 16, 2017 Muniz, Sharpe Highlight Win Over Arkansas Baptist Little Rock, Ark.-The Eagles wrestling team posted a 48-12 win over Arkansas Baptist Thursday night in Little Rock.
November 15, 2017 Men's Basketball Opens With Thrilling Win Clarksville, Ark.-In front of one of the loudest and largest crowds in recent Mabee Gym games, the Eagles pulled out a thrilling 68-67 win over Hendrix College to open the regular season behind a pair of clutch plays late in the contest. Leading by one point, Cory Wilhelm blocked the final Hendrix shot with less than four seconds remaining to secure the game for Ozarks. Prior to the block, Reno Dupor hit a pair of clutch free throw to put Ozarks up 68-67 at the nine second mark. Ozarks trailed 67-60 with three minutes left before storming back into the game. Dupor hit a key three-pointer with two minutes left to ignite the rally. Neither team would score over the next minute. Wilhelm sent the crowd into a frenzy when he completed a three-point play withwith 47 seconds remaining. The Eagles then held the Warriors scoreless in the final three minutes of the game. Ozarks pulled down 45 rebounds in the game to hold a 45-34 advantage. Dylan Gray posted a double-double to open the season.
November 15, 2017 Women's Basketball Team Comes Up Short In Season-Opener Clarksville, Ark.-Hendrix College used a 13-6 run late in the game to pull out a 74-65 win over the Eagles. The Warriors outscored the Eagles 26-18 in the fourth quarter. After three quarters of play, Hendrix held a 48-47 lead and then took advantage of 19 free throw opportunities in the fourth. Hendrix hit 14-of-19 to successfully fend off the Eagles. Ozarks trailed 32-31 at halftime. Freshman Destinee Manning posted a double-double in her collegiate debut, scoring 12 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. Four players reached double figures in scoring for Ozarks.
November 12, 2017 NCAA I UCA Uses Second Half Surge To Drop Eagles Conway, Ark.-The Eagles hung tough with the NCAA I Bears through the first half, but UCA outscored Ozarks 57-19 in the second half to earn the win. Ozarks trailed 42-32 at the half behind Dylan Gray's 10 points. The Bears' defense limited Ozarks to 4-of-28 (14%) from the field in the second half. The Bears would hit 55 percent in the second half to pull away from the Eagles. No other player for Ozarks reached double figures in scoring. Tim Turpin recorded a team-best seven rebounds. Clay Conley hit two three-pointers for the Eagles. The Bears earned their first win of the season, while the game counted as an exhibition for Ozarks.
November 11, 2017 Rankin Sets School 8K Record, Earns All-Region At NCAA III Regional Newport News, Va.-Freshman Nathaneal Rankin broke the school 8K record and earned All-Region honors at the NCAA III South/Southeast Regional Saturday in Virginia.
November 11, 2017 Smith, Alderson Finish Season Strong At NCAA III Regional Newport News, Va.-Junior Hannah Smith and senior Stephanie Alderson finished the 2017 cross country season with a pair of strong performances at the NCAA III South/Southeast Regional Saturday in Virginia.
November 10, 2017 2017-2018 Men's Basketball Preview Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks men's basketball team is getting a near complete overhaul for the 2017-2018 season. The Eagles are under the direction of new head coach Travis Carruthers, who was an assistant coach and player in the American Southwest Conference. The high-scoring Eagles averaged 85 points per game a year ago, but gave up 92. Senior forward Dylan Gray is the backbone of the Eagles as he is the only returning starter. The 6-foot-4 Gray averaged 14 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. He finished 13th among ASC players in three-pointers made, hitting 52. The versatile Gray posted a double-double nine different times. Skyler Barnes, Clay Conley and Konner Johnston add to the guard rotation, while big men Cory Wilhelm and Kelvin Knight patrol the paint.
November 10, 2017 2017-2018 Women's Basketball Preview Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women's basketball team is hungry to return to the post-season after just missing the playoffs in 2016-17. Veteran coach Carl Ramsey returns two starters and has added plenty of talent with the incoming freshman class. The Eagles will likely be more guard oriented than in the past. Junior point guard Hailey Ostrander returns after averaging 11.0 points and hitting 42 three-pointers. Senior guard Anisha Johnson is the team’s other returning starter. She averaged over five points, three rebounds and two assists per game. The inside presence of junior Diamond Goodwyn will be key. Goodwyn, 5-foot-11, averaged 7.1 rebounds last season and also scored nine points per game. Savannah Kate Smith is another player Ramsey is expecting to contribute. Smith, a guard, transferred in at semester last season and sparked the Eagles with 6.5 points per game.
November 7, 2017 Six Men’s Soccer Players Earn All-Conference Honors Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks men’s soccer team had six players receive All-Conference honors from the American Southwest Conference, the league office announced Tuesday, November 7.
November 6, 2017 Cross Country Team Confident Going Into NCAA III Regional Clarksville, Ark.-After a strong performance at the American Southwest Conference Championships, runners from the women’s and men’s cross country teams should have plenty of confidence heading into the NCAA Division III South/Southeast Regional November 11.
November 6, 2017 Women’s Soccer Players Earn All-Conference Honors Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women’s soccer team had six players receive All-Conference honors from the American Southwest Conference, the league office announced Monday, November 6.
November 5, 2017 Wrestling Team Places Four In Top-Four At OCU Open Oklahoma City, Okla.-The University of the Ozarks placed four in the top-four at the Oklahoma City University Open Sunday.
November 4, 2017 Men's Soccer Team Eliminated From Playoffs Belton, TexasThe Eagles were eliminated from the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament Saturday with a 4-0 loss against nationally-ranked University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. The No. 18 Cru scored three times in the first half to set the match's tone. In front of its home crowd, the Cru scored in the 15th minute and then added another in the 24th minute to put Ozarks in a quick 2-0 deficit. The Eagles had trouble recovering from a third goal in the 33rd minute. Ozarks created a number of shots early in the second half, but couldn't find the back of the net. The Eagles end the season with a 9-7-2 overall record under second-year head coach Aaron Brueckner and advanced the postseason for the 15th time.
November 4, 2017 Swim Team Competes In Double Dual Sherman, Texas-The University of the Ozarks women’s and men’s swim competed in a double dual against Colorado College and Austin College November 4 in Sherman, Texas.
November 4, 2017 Clay Target Team Places Third At ACUI Upper Midwest Championships Grand Island, Neb.-The University of the Ozarks women’s and men’s clay target team fineshed third overall in the ACUI Upper Midwest Conference Championships in Grand Island, Nebraska, November 4-5.
November 2, 2017 Garcia Nets Game-Winner; Eagles Advance To Semi-Finals The Eagles advanced to the semi-finals of the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament with a 1-0 victory over Concordia University Texas. Ozarks will face host institution Mary Hardin-Baylor Saturday at 11:00 a.m. The Eagles controlled the match for most of the first half, and then got the game-winning goal in the 50th on Sean Garcia's shot. Johnson Cijulus received the assist. It was Garcia's first game-winning goal of the season. Freshman goalkeeper Logan Valestin made five saves and recorded his seventh shutout on the year.
November 1, 2017 Wrestling Team Opens Season With Narrow Loss Ottawa, Kansas-The Eagles opened the 2017-2018 season on the road against Ottawa University in Kansas. The Eagles fought strong until the end, but were narrowly defeated 31-21, with the result coming down to the final match. Posting individual wins were Tracy Eitel (pin), Jacob Sherrill (decision), Devon Jackson (pin) and Mario Vasquez (pin).
October 31, 2017 2017-2018 Wrestling Preview Clarksville, Ark.-Beginning its fourth year of existence, the University of the Ozarks wrestling program made major strides last season under head coach LeRoy Gardner. The 2017-2018 team returns a large nucleus from last year's squad and is primed to continue its ascending climb. Fueling that momentum is the program's first winning dual record (8-7) as well as an improved showing at the NCAA Division III Regional. Ozarks finished fourth at the Southeast Conference Wrestling Tournament in North Carolina. At the NCAA Division III Regional, sophomore Ny'Trell Dean made history when he became the program's first-ever winner at a regional. Dean, in the 141-pound division, won his first round match with a pin fall in :46. The Eagles finished 12th as a team, its best finish thus far. Also posting wins at the regional were Devon Jackson (125), Joey Schneck (174) and Adolfo Sotolongo (197). In just three years of competition, the program is thriving, thanks to an extensive and wide-spread recruiting philosophy that reaches across the country. Last season, the wrestling program had student-athletes from 14 different states, stretching from New Jersey to Florida to Nevada.
October 30, 2017 Johnson Cijulus Named ASC Offensive Player of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks senior forward Johnson Cijulus was named the American Southwest Conference Men's Soccer co-Offensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.
October 30, 2017 Kiara Henry Named ASC Defensive Player of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks sophomore goalkeeper Kiara Henry was named the American Southwest Conference Women's Soccer co-Defensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.
October 29, 2017 Clay Target Team Competes In Spook Shoot Walnut Shade, Mo.-The University of the Ozarks women’s and men’s clay target team competed in the Spook Shoot in Walnut Shade, Missouri, October 29.
October 28, 2017 Belhaven Upends Men's Soccer Team Jackson, Miss.-Belhaven upended the Eagles 3-2 with another late goal. This time it came in the 82nd minute with the scored tied 2-2. Matt Samaniego scored first for Ozarks with a goal in the 6th minute. Belhaven evened the match with a goal in the 33rd minute to head into halftime 1-1. Spence Jean Baptiste put the Eagles in front 2-1 in the 57th minute, but Belhaven answered with a goal in the 66th minute. The Blazers eventually scored the game-winner and then held off Ozarks late.
October 28, 2017 Men's Soccer Team Secures 15th ASC Tournament Appearance Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks men's soccer team will advance to the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament for the second straight season under head coach Aaron Brueckner.
October 28, 2017 Freshman Nathaneal Rankin Wins ASC Cross Country Championship Round Rock, Texas- Freshman runner Nathaneal Rankin made history today as he becomes the first in school history to win an individual American Southwest Conference title taking home first place in the ASC men’s cross country championships Saturday morning.
October 28, 2017 Men Finish Fifth; Nathaneal Rankin Wins ASC Cross Country Title Round Rock, Texas-The University of the Ozarks men’s cross country team finished fifth at the American Southwest Conference Championships Saturday fueled by a one and two finish from Nathaneal Rankin and Michael Harris. Rankin, a freshman from Plano, Texas, won the individual title posting a 26:41.6 in the 8K. Harris, a sophomore from Elkins, Ark., finished behind Rankin with a time of 26:47.6. Rankin also became the ASC Freshman of the Year since he was the top freshman finisher. Harris was ASC Newcomer of the Year. Both were named to the All-Conference First team for finishing in the top-10. It was the highest finish as a team since 2011.
October 28, 2017 Women's Soccer Team Ends Season With Back-To-Back ASC Wins Jackson, Miss.-Ozarks finished the 2017 season in strong fashion winning back-to-back conference games to end with seven wins, the second-most in program history. The Eagles were able to notch the 2-0 win over Belhaven by scoring two goals in the first half and then not allowing a goal in the second half. Falon Hanson got Ozarks on the board first in the 18th minute. Brittanie Gragg then added another goal before the half to make it 2-0. Gragg ends her career with 24 career goals, second-most in program history. Kiara Henry posted her fourth shutout of the season.
October 28, 2017 Swim Team Competes In Day Two At Hendrix Conway, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women's and men's swim teams competed in the Hendrix College Classic Saturday morning.
October 28, 2017 Women's Cross Country Team Finishes Seventh At ASC Championships Round Rock, Texas-The University of the Ozarks women's cross country team finished seventh at the American Southwest Conference Championships Saturday. Junior Hannah Smith shattered the school's 6K record by posting a 24:46.3. She placed 11th overall to earn Second Team All-Conference. The Eagles got strong performances individually as each runner had a PR. Stephanie Alderson had a career best race posting a 27:09.8 for 34th place.
October 27, 2017 Day One Of Hendrix College Relays Ends With Eagles In Second Conway, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women’s and men’s swim teams finished day one of the Hendrix College Relays Friday night.
October 26, 2017 Men's Soccer Team Edges Louisiana College 1-0 Pineville, La.-Johnson Cijulus provided the Eagles with the heroics late in the match with a game-winner to push Ozarks to a 1-0 win over Louisiana College. Cijulus posted his game-winner in the 73rd minute and Ozarks' defense then cruised to keep the shutout. Cijulus beat the keeper one-on-one to net his second game-winner of the season. Logan Valestin recorded his sixth shutout of the season.
October 26, 2017 Women's Soccer Team Notches 2-0 Win Pineville, La.-Ozarks got in the winning column with a 2-0 conference win over Louisiana College Thursday night on the road. Georgia Warren chipped one in over the keeper's head for the first goal of the match. Warren now has five goals on the season. Leading 1-0 early in the second half, Chance Koy added to the lead with a goal in the 51st minute. Ozarks powered 12 shots in the second half and four corner kicks. Brittanie Gragg paced Ozarks with five shots in the match. Falon Hanson recorded both assists.
October 25, 2017 ASC Cross Country Championships Run Saturday Richardson, Texas-The 2017 American Southwest Conference Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships are set to run Saturday, October 28 in Round Rock, Texas at Old Settlers Park hosted by Concordia University Texas.
October 25, 2017 Fall 2017 Eagle Insider Magazine Released Clarksville, Ark.-The Fall 2017 University of the Ozarks Eagle Insider magazine has been released by the Sports Information Office.
October 21, 2017 Swimmers Race In Little Rock Invite Little Rock, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women's and men's swim teams competed in the Little Rock Invite Saturday morning.
October 20, 2017 Early Second Half Goal Lifts Texas-Tyler Over Eagles Tyler-Texas-A Texas-Tyler goal in the opening minute of the second half gave the Patriots the game's momentum and allowed the home team to secure a 2-0 win over the Eagles. After a scoreless first half, the Patriots scored just seconds into the second half and then posted another goal in the 87th minute to put the match away.
October 20, 2017 Texas-Tyler Women Post Shutout In Women's Soccer Action Tyler, Texas-Texas-Tyler scored twice in the second half to build upon a 1-0 halftime lead. The Patriots also kept Ozarks' offensive attack in check limiting it to two shots. The Patriots scored in the 35th minute for the first goal of the match.
October 19, 2017 Baseball Camp Set For November 11 Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks will hold a baseball camp for High School age players November 11 at Lonnie R. Qualls Field.
October 17, 2017 Men's Soccer Team Blanks Hendrix 3-0 Conway, Ark.-The Eagles posted their fifth shutout of the season with a 3-0 win over Hendrix College. Johnson Cijulus set the tone early with a goal in the 4th minute. Spence Jean Baptiste added another goal in the first half to give Ozarks a 2-0 advantage at halftime. Dan Cruz added to the lead with a goal in the 50th minute.
October 17, 2017 Women's Soccer Team Drops Match Against Hendrix Conway, Ark.Hendrix posted a 4-0 win behind two goals in each half. The Warriors scored in the 15th minute and then in the 22nd minute to hold a 2-0 halftime lead. Hendrix extended the lead early in the second half.
October 14, 2017 Clay Target Team Places Fourth At Central Midwest Conference Championships Sparta, Ill.-The University of the Ozarks women’s and men’s clay target team finished fourth at the Central Midwest Conference Championships held in Sparta, Illinois, October 14-15.
October 14, 2017 Men's Soccer Team Ties ETBU 2-2 Clarksville, Ark.- The Eagles held a 2-1 advantage late in the match only to have East Texas Baptist even the score in the 87th minute and send the game into overtime. In the overtime, the Tigers outshot the Eagles 4-1. The Tigers scored early in the match, but Ozarks responded with a goal in the 42nd minute from Miguel Reyes. Michael Luster later gave Ozarks a 2-1 lead with a goal in the 76th minute. The Tigers' goal in the 87th minute was from a PK.
October 14, 2017 Eagles Place Second In Little Rock Invite; Two Finish In Top-20 Little Rock, Ark.-The Eagles finished second overall in the non-DI race behind John Brown University. Ozarks had two runners finish in the top-20 overall out of 87 runners in combined DI and non-DI race. Michael Harris placed second in the non-DI race with a time of 27:13.92. Nathaneal Rankin finished third with a time of 27:43.99. Luis Garcia placed 18th with a time of 30:47.06. In the combined race, Harris was 14th and Rankin was 19th.
October 14, 2017 ETBU Women Top Ozarks 3-1 Clarksville, Ark.-East Texas Baptist scored three first half goals and then limited the Eagles to one second half goal to secure at 3-1 conference win. The Eagles did make a valiant comeback in the second half creating a number of shots. Brittanie Gragg scored her sixth goal of the season and her 23rd career goal in the 63rd minute. In total, the Tigers put 11 shots on frame.
October 14, 2017 Alderson Places In Top-25 At Little Rock Invite Little Rock, Ark.-The Eagles finished sixth in the non-DI race. The Eagles were fueled by the performance of Stephanie Alderson, who finished 21st with a time of 23:17.87. Katelyn Bradley had a top-25 finish, running a 24:28.86. Among all the 102 runners, Alderson was 58th.
October 13, 2017 Swim Team Hosts Home-Opener Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women’s and men’s swim hosted its first home meet of the season Friday night with teams from Williams Baptist College and Tabor College competing.
October 13, 2017 Eagles Compete in Collin County Tournament Plano, Texas-The men’s tennis team competed in the annual Collin County Tournament, hosted by Collin College in Plano, Texas. A number of universities attended this event including Newman, Jacksonville College, Arkansas Tech, Harding, and Texas Dallas.
October 13, 2017 Four Inducted Into Sports Hall of Fame Clarksville, Ark.-Baseball star Steve Higgins, accomplished athletic trainer Don Kessler, championship football coach George Loss and soccer star Lindy Swatzell Mantooth were inducted into the University of the Ozarks Sports Hall of Fame October 13 at a ceremony in the Rogers Conference Center.
October 13, 2017 Women's Tennis Team Competes in Collin County Tournament Plano, Texas-The women's tennis team competed in the annual Collin County Tournament, hosted by Collin College in Plano, Texas. A number of universities attended this event including Newman, Jacksonville College, Arkansas Tech, Harding, and Texas Dallas.
October 12, 2017 Men's Soccer Team Ties LeTourneau 2-2 Clarksville, Ark.-LeTourneau University overcame a 2-0 second half deficit to finish with a 2-2 draw Thursday. The YellowJackets scored twice with less than 20 minutes remaining in the match. The YellowJackets' second goal came in the 88th minute off a free kick. Ozarks seemed in control most of the match netting a goal in the 11th minute and then adding a goal in the 58th minute to hold a 2-0 advantage.
October 12, 2017 Women's Soccer Team Ties LeTourneau Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles scored early in the match to set the tone, but LeTourneau University eventually evened the score 1-1 in the second half to finish with a 1-1 draw. Makayla Davis scored on a break-away in the fourth minute. It was her third goal of the season. The YellowJackets scored just 18 seconds into the second half to force overtime. Both teams notched three shots in overtime.
October 11, 2017 Softball Team Achieves NFCA Academic Honors Clarksville, Ark.- The University of the Ozarks softball team earned a spot on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Academic Team, while several players were also recognized as scholar-athletes, announced by the association this week.
October 10, 2017 University of the Ozarks And Arvest Bank To Host Tailgating Activities Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks and Arvest Bank will host tailgating activities on Saturday, October 14 at Hurie Soccer Field as part of Homecoming Weekend.
October 10, 2017 “Eagle Tuesday” Is Back For 2017-2018 Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks Eagle fans can receive discounts at participating local businesses as part of the “Eagle Tuesday” program.
October 9, 2017 Michael Harris Receives Fourth ASC Runner of the Week Award Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks sophomore Michael Harris was named the American Southwest Conference Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week for the fourth time this year, the conference office announced Monday.
October 7, 2017 Michael Harris Wins University of the Ozarks Invitational Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles placed second overall as a team, its highest finish since 2011. Ozarks placed two runners in the top-10 and four in the top-20. Michael Harris won the Invitational with 26:45. Harris took command of the race in the final two laps. Nathaneal Rankin placed 8th overall with a time of 28:15. Jaeden Miller and Juan Sanchez finished among the top-20.
October 7, 2017 Hannah Smith Paces Ozarks At U of O Invitational Finishing Fourth Clarksville, Ark.-Hannah Smith finished fourth overall at the 2017 University of the Ozarks Invitational running a 20:17. Stephanie Alderson placed 27th overall with a time of 23:17. Katelyn Bradley and Chauzney Hook finished 37th and 42nd, respectively. Arkansas Tech won the Invitational.
October 6, 2017 Four Elected To Sports Hall of Fame Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks Sports Hall of Fame will induct four new members in October, the athletic department announced.
October 5, 2017 Sul Ross Nets Game-Winner In Women's Soccer Action Alpine, Texas-Sul Ross State University scored just after halftime and then held off the Eagles in a 1-0 conference win. Sul Ross scored in the 51st minute on an unassisted goal. Ozarks recorded 11 shots in the second half, but couldn't connect. Kiara Henry had 11 saves.
October 2, 2017 Logan Valestin Named ASC Soccer Defensive Player of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks freshman goalkeeper Logan Valestin was named the American Southwest Conference Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.
October 2, 2017 Cross Country To Host University of the Ozarks Invitational Clarksville, Ark.-The seventh annual University of the Ozarks Invitational will be held Saturday, October 7 for men's and women's cross country collegiate teams across the region.
October 2, 2017 Michael Harris Named ASC Runner of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks sophomore Michael Harris was named the American Southwest Conference Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week for the third time this year, the conference office announced Monday.
September 30, 2017 Samaniego Does It Again With Game-Winner Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles have clearly turned the corner after starting conference play 0-3-0. Now, the Eagles have won three straight conference matches and have momentum on its side. The Eagles grinded out a 1-0 win over rival Hardin-Simmons University behind a header from Matt Samaniego in the 87th minute. Thomas Ross set up the goal with a beautiful pass off a free kick. Samaniego seems to be in the right place at the right time as he has connected on game-winners in two of the last three matches. During the Eagles three-game stretch, Ozarks has posted shutouts.
September 30, 2017 Men's Tennis Drops John Brown Match In Fall Opener Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks men's tennis team dropped its opening fall match of the season 7-2 against John Brown University Saturday.Clarksville, Ark.-
September 30, 2017 Men's Cross Country Team Competes In Chile Pepper Festival Fayetteville, Ark.-The Eagles finished 34th at the competitive Chile Pepper Festival Saturday. Michael Harris ran a 33:27.9 to finish as the Eagles' top runner. He placed 155th overall. The Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival is one of the premier running events in America.
September 30, 2017 No. 5 Hardin-Simmons Tops Women's Soccer Team Clarksville, Ark.-The nationally-ranked Hardin-Simmons Cowgirls scored three times in the first half to secure a 5-1 win over the Eagles. The Eagles did trim the deficit to 4-1 in the second half on Brittanie Gragg's goal in the 56th minute.
September 30, 2017 John Brown Women's Tennis Team Nets Fall Win Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women's tennis team dropped its opening fall match of the season 6-3 in a hard-fought match against John Brown University Saturday.
September 30, 2017 Hannah Smith Breaks School Record At Chile Pepper Festival Fayetteville, Ark.-Junior Hanna Smith broke the school 5K record running a 19:52.0 at the Chile Pepper Festival. The previous record was held by Ashley Teague, who ran a 20:10.80 in 2011. Smith placed 190th out of 381 runners. All six Eagle runners ran a personal best at the race. The Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival is one of the premier running events in America.
September 28, 2017 Tennis Clinic To Be Held Saturday Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks will hold a kids tennis clinic for ages 5-14 Saturday, September 30 at the Hurie Tennis Courts.
September 23, 2017 Samaniego Comes Through With Game-Winning Goal Clarksville, Ark.-Matt Samaniego came through with a game-winning goal in the 53rd minute to help the Eagles halt a three-game losing streak. Samaniego's goal came off a free kick. The Eagles fought off 15 first half shots with goalkeeper Logan Valestin recording six saves in the first 45 minutes.
September 23, 2017 Swim Teams Wrap Up OBU Duals Arkadelphia, Ark.-The women's and men's swim teams wrapped up the Ouachita Baptist University Duals Saturday.
September 23, 2017 Concordia Pulls Out Overtime Match Against Women's Soccer Team Clarksville, Ark.-Concordia University Texas won a key conference matchup by posting the game-winning goal in the 94th minute. Ozarks took the lead in the second half when Falon Hanson connected on a shot. Concordia would then score two goals to take a 2-1 lead. Georgia Warren tied the match 2-2 in the 77th minute, a goal which would eventually force overtime.
September 21, 2017 Mary Hardin-Baylor Edges Eagles In Overtime Clarksville, Ark.-Mary Hardin-Baylor (6-1-0, 3-0-0 ASC) scored the game-winning goal in the 97th minute to hand the Eagles a 2-1 overtime loss. The Crusaders recorded 24 shots in the match, while Ozarks had three. Mike Luster scored for the Eagles in the 64th minute to tie the match. Ozarks falls to 3-4-0 overall and 0-3-0 in conference play.
September 21, 2017 Quick Three Goals Lifts Mary Hardin-Baylor Women Clarksville, Ark.-After a scoreless first half, Mary Hardin-Baylor (5-1-1, 2-0-1 ASC) scored four second half goals to secure the match. The Crusaders scored three goals within a four minute span to mount a 3-0 lead. Ozarks falls to 4-3-0 overall and 0-3-0 in conference play.
September 20, 2017 University of the Ozarks Launches Athletic App Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks Athletics has partnered with Arvest Bank and From Now On to create a new mobile app for Eagles Athletics.
September 20, 2017 2017-2018 Women's Swim Team Preview Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks Head Swimming Coach David DeGeus will build on the momentum his team captured at the conference championships last year. As it begins year two of competition, the women's team is expected to make another splash at the conference meet. Ozarks will open the season against Ouachita Baptist September 22 and Centenary College September 23 in Arkadelphia.
September 19, 2017 2017-2018 Men's Swim Team Preview Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks Head Swimming Coach David DeGeus will build on the momentum his team captured at the conference championships last year. The men's team has larger numbers within the program in year two of competition. Ozarks will open the season against Ouachita Baptist September 22 and Centenary College September 23 in Arkadelphia.
September 18, 2017 Michael Harris Named ASC Runner of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks sophomore Michael Harris was named the American Southwest Conference Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week for the second straight week, the conference announced Monday.
September 16, 2017 Texas Dallas Men Edge Eagles 1-0 Clarksville, Ark.-Texas Dallas edged the Eagles in a classic battle of American Southwest Conference soccer. The Comets scored the game-winning goal in the 63rd minute. Ozarks had its scoring opportunities in the match, but came up empty. Matt Samaniego just missed a goal in the 81st minute as Comet goalkeeper Chase Therrien made a clutch save.
September 16, 2017 Men's Cross Country Team Places 14th At Rhodes College Invitational Memphis, Tenn.-The Eagles finished 14th in the highly competitive Rhodes College Invitational Saturday in Memphis. The Eagles finished ahead of conference foe East Texas Baptist University and NCAA I University of Central Arkansas. Michael Harris was the top finisher for Ozarks, running a 27:16.9 for 20th overall. Harris was the top runner from the American Southwest Conference. Nathaneal Rankin placed 56th overall running a 28:29.8.
September 16, 2017 Women's Soccer Team Falls To Texas Dallas Clarksville, Ark.-Texas Dallas handed Ozarks its biggest setback of the season as the Comets scored six goals while posting a shutout. The Comets held a 4-0 lead at the half. 25 players saw action for the Eagles.
September 16, 2017 Women's Cross Country Team Competes At Rhodes College Invitational Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles placed 20th overall in the highly competitive Rhodes College Invitational Saturday in Memphis. Hannah Smith was the team's top finisher running a 20:57.9 for 75th place. Stephanie Alderson was next on the team running a 23:35.7 for 144th place. There were over 200 runners at the race.
September 15, 2017 Michael Harris Named Hero of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks sophomore cross country runner Michael Harris was named the NCAA Division III Men’s Cross Country Hero of the Week by Hero Sports Friday.
September 15, 2017 Laken Gray Named Assistant Softball Coach Clarksville, Ark.-Former University of the Ozarks softball standout Laken Gray has been named the new Assistant Coach, Head Softball Coach Roland Rodriguez announced Friday (September 15).
September 14, 2017 Howard Payne Keeps Eagles Off The Board In ASC Opener Clarksville, Ark.Howard Payne University scored in the first half and that would be all it would need as Ozarks couldn't find the back of the rest of the way. Howard Payne buried a shot in the 14th minute to secure the match. Ozarks did hold a 9-7 shots advantage. The two teams combined for 25 fouls.
September 14, 2017 Women's Soccer Team Suffers First Loss Clarksville, Ark.-Howard Payne University scored twice in the first half, including once on a penalty kick, to put Ozarks in a tough position for a comeback. The Eagles did recover in the second half and score twice only to have Howard Payne clinch the match with a game-winning goal with under two minutes to play. The tough loss gave Ozarks its first setback of the season and move to 4-1-0 overall and 0-1-0 in conference play. Brittanie Gragg and Georgia Warren scored for Ozarks, their fourth and third goals, respectively.
September 11, 2017 Michael Harris Named ASC Runner of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks sophomore Michael Harris was named the American Southwest Conference Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week, the conference announced Monday.
September 9, 2017 Clay Target Team Competes In Wichita State Classic Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women’s and men’s clay target team competed in the Wichita State University Shocker Classic September 9-10 in Valley Center, Kansas.
September 9, 2017 Eagles Outlast Central Baptist For Third Straight Win The University of the Ozarks won its third consecutive match by defeating Central Baptist College 2-1 Saturday. Ozarks scored twice in the first half and then held off a scrappy Mustang team in the second half to secure the win. Daniel Cruz scored in the 18th minute and Miguel Reyes provided an incredible goal from 35 yards out to put the Eagles in front 2-0.
September 9, 2017 Men's Cross Country Team Finishes Fifth At UCA Challenge Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles finished fifth in the UCA Cross Country Challenge Saturday in Conway, Arkansas. Michael Harris was the top finisher for Ozarks, running a program-best 15:15.4.
September 9, 2017 Women's Cross Country Team Runs Well At UCA Challenge Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles finished eighth in the UCA Cross Country Challenge Saturday in Conway, Arkansas. Hannah Smith was the top finisher for Ozarks, running a program-best 19:12.5. She was 23rd overall.
September 8, 2017 Men's Soccer Team Pushes Past Williams Baptist 3-1 Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks overcame an early deficit to pick up a convincing 3-1 win against Williams Baptist College Friday. After Williams Baptist scored in the 2nd minute, Ozarks put forth a dominating effort, including scoring all three goals in the first half. Spence Jean Baptiste, Daniel Cruz and Bryce Young netted goals for the Eagles.
September 8, 2017 Women's Soccer Team Moves To 4-0-0 Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles remain unbeaten on the season at 4-0-0 and tied the best start in program history in the process. The last team to start with four consecutive wins was the 1998 team. Ozarks had to overcome an early 1-0 deficit against Williams Baptist, answering with two goals in the first half. Brittanie Gragg scored in the 16th minute to even the match and Chloe Peacock scored what would become the game-winner just before halftime. Gragg notched another goal in the 79th minute. Gragg now has 20 career goals, tied for third-most in program history.
September 6, 2017 Makayla Davis Scores Twice To Keep Eagles Unbeaten Clarksville, Ark.-Freshman midfielder Makayla Davis scored two goals and senior forward Brittanie Gragg scored another to power the Eagles past NAIA Lyon College 3-1 Wednesday in the Eagles' first regular season home match of 2017. Georgia Warren recorded three assists for the Eagles. With the scored tied 1-1 at the half, Davis came out and scored the game-winner in the 51st minute. The Eagles remain unbeaten at 3-0-0.
September 3, 2017 Men's Soccer Team Nets 2-0 WIn Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks won its first match of the season with a 2-0 shutout over Centenary College Sunday. The win put the Eagles Millsaps College Tournament record at 1-1-0.
September 3, 2017 Georgia Warren Ignites Women's Soccer Team Jackson, Miss.-The Eagles powered their way to another victory Sunday with a 2-0 win over Centenary College in the Millsaps Tournament. Georgia Warren netted both goals in the second half to ignite the Eagles' offense.
September 1, 2017 Men's Soccer Team Suffers Season-Opening Loss Clarksville, Ark.-Millsaps College scored twice in the first half to secure a 3-0 win over the Eagles. The Majors' offensive attack generated 12 shots on frame.
September 1, 2017 Eagles Dominate Arkansas D-III Championships Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles bring back the Arkansas D-III Championship trophy. The Eagles had four of the top five runners. The men scored 18 points, while Hendrix posted 45 points. It was the first time since 2011 the men have won the title. Sophomore Michael Harris won the individual title.
September 1, 2017 Women's Soccer Team Opens Season With 1-0 Win Jackson, Miss.-The University of the Ozarks women's soccer team opened the 2017 season capturing a 1-0 victory over Millsaps College Friday afternoon in the Millsaps College Tournament.
September 1, 2017 Ozarks Takes Home Arkansas D-III Trophy Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles bring back the Arkansas D-III Championship trophy. The women scored 27 points, while Hendrix posted 28 points. The Ozarks' women won the title in 2015.
August 29, 2017 2017 Men's Soccer Season Preview Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks men’s soccer team returns 11 seniors to form one of its most experienced team’s in program history. Of those 11 seniors, eight have starting experience and five have been All-Conference. The Eagles will open the season in the Millsaps College Tournament September 1 and September 3.
August 29, 2017 Women's Soccer Season Preview Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women’s soccer team is hungry to return to the post-season after just missing the playoffs in 2016. Head coach Natalie Dryer believes her team has the talent and competitiveness to make a run at the post-season. The Eagles return five All-Conference players and seven starters.
August 28, 2017 2017 Men's Cross Country Preview University of the Ozarks Head Cross Country Coach Jeremy Provence has high expectations for the 2017 season thanks to one of the most talented incoming crop of runners in program history. Ozarks will open the season hosting the Arkansas D-III Championships against Hendrix College September 1.
August 28, 2017 Women's Cross Country Preview Clarksville, Ark. - University of the Ozarks Head Cross Country Coach Jeremy Provence will rely on veterans as well as talented newcomers in 2017. Ozarks will open the season hosting the Arkansas D-III Championships against Hendrix College September 1.
August 22, 2017 Men’s Soccer Team Has 40 Players To Begin Season Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks men’s soccer team reported last week with 40 players for the 2017 season.
August 22, 2017 Jeff Kutac To Lead University of the Ozarks Tennis Program In New Tennis Center Clarksville, Ark.-Jeff Kutac has been named the new Head Women’s and Men's Tennis Coach at the University of the Ozarks, it was announced by Athletics Director Jimmy Clark Tuesday, August 22.
August 22, 2017 Women’s Soccer Team Reports Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women’s soccer team reported last week for the upcoming 2017 season.
August 2, 2017 Competitive Cheer Dominates NCA College Cheer Camp; Earns Gold Bid to NCA Nationals Maryville Mo.-The University of the Ozarks competitive cheerleading team continued its success at major competitions by earning a gold bid to Nationals at the NCA College Cheer Camp this week.
August 2, 2017 U of O To Host Cheerleading Recruitment Day Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks will host a recruitment day for all High School age cheerleading student-athletes October 8 at Mabee Gymnasium.
July 26, 2017 Tennis Athletes Achieve ITA Academic Honors; Women’s Program Garners Team Award Clarksville, Ark.-Six members of the University of the Ozarks men’s and women’s tennis teams received academic recognition from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), it was announced by college tennis' governing body.
July 20, 2017 Grace Brown: National Champion and Future Teacher Clarksville, Ark.-Inside the classroom, Grace Brown is a mild-mannered honors student who is pursuing her long-time ambition of becoming a classroom teacher, like her mother. Outside the classroom, Grace is a dead-eye national champion clay target shooter.
June 30, 2017 Numerous Eagles Playing Collegiate Summer Baseball Across The Country Clarksville, Ark.-12 members from this year’s University of the Ozarks baseball team are taking part in various collegiate summer leagues across the country.
June 28, 2017 Ashley Hipps Named Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks Head Women’s Basketball Coach Carl Ramsey turned to one of the program’s top players to fill his assistant coaching position, hiring former standout Ashley Hipps.
June 26, 2017 Baseball Camp Set For July 29 Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks will hold a baseball camp for High School age players July 29 at Lonnie R. Qualls Field.
June 26, 2017 Swimming Teams Receive National Academic Award Norfolk, Va.-The University of the Ozarks women’s and men’s swimming programs were among the 700 teams to receive Scholar All-America recognition from the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).
June 19, 2017 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Announces Academic Honor Roll Clarksville, Ark.- Six University of the Ozarks women’s and men’s swimmers were named to the 2017 winter Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Academic Honor Roll, it was announced by the league office recently.
June 2, 2017 Winter/Spring ASC All-Academic Team Announced Clarksville, Ark.- 30 University of the Ozarks student-athletes were named to the 2016-2017 winter/spring American Southwest Conference (ASC) All-Academic Team, it was announced by the league office Friday (June 2).
June 2, 2017 Boy’s Basketball Summer Camp Announced Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks will hold a boy's basketball camp July 26-28.
June 2, 2017 Blake Arbogast Named Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Clarksville, Ark.-Blake Arbogast was named the new assistant men’s basketball coach at the University of the Ozarks, it was announced Friday (June 2) by Athletics Director Jimmy Clark.
May 30, 2017 Elite Soccer Camp To Be Held June 24 Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks will hold a girl's and boy’s elite soccer camp June 24 under the direction of head coaches Natalie Dreyer and Aaron Brueckner.
May 24, 2017 Women’s Tennis Team Earns Sportsmanship Award Richardson, Texas - The University of the Ozarks women’s tennis team was one of eight American Southwest Conference member institutions to be recognized by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committees of the conference as recipients of ASC-SAAC Team Sportsmanship awards for the spring 2017 seasons.
May 23, 2017 Justin Crider Named To All-Region Team Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks junior outfielder Justin Crider was named to the D3baseball.com All-West Region Third Team, it was announced Tuesday (May 23).
May 18, 2017 Grasyn Langley ASC Earns Sportsmanship Award Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks women’s track athlete Grasyn Langley was named the American Southwest Conference (ASC) co-Sportsmanship Athlete of the Year for women’s track, it was announced following the ASC Championships.
May 11, 2017 Four Men’s Tennis Players Receive All-Conference Honors Clarksville, Ark.-Four University of the Ozarks men’s tennis players received All-Conference honors from the American Southwest Conference, it was announced Thursday (May 11) by the ASC.
May 10, 2017 Baseball All-Conference Honors Announced By ASC Clarksville, Ark.-Seven University of the Ozarks baseball players received All-Conference honors from the American Southwest Conference, it was announced Wednesday (May 10).
May 8, 2017 Press Conference To Be Held May 11 For New Men’s Basketball Coach Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks athletic department will hold a press conference to introduce new head men’s basketball coach Travis Carruthers Thursday, May 11 at noon.
May 4, 2017 Feasibility Study Provides Baseball's Quinten Parker Real-World Experience Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks business administration major and baseball player Quinten Parker is applying the knowledge and skills he's learned in the classroom to benefit Johnson County.
May 4, 2017 Baseball Camp Set For June 1 Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks will hold a baseball camp for High School age players June 1 at Lonnie R. Qualls Field.
May 4, 2017 Men’s Tennis Team Eliminated From ASC Championship Tournament Tyler, Texas-Texas Dallas eliminated the men’s tennis team from the American Southwest Conference Championship tournament Thursday with a 5-0 win.
May 2, 2017 ASC Awards Softball All-Conference Honors Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks softball players Katie Ventress, Brooke Hoffsommer and Hannah Oler and were named All-Conference by the American Southwest Conference, it was announced Tuesday, May 2.
April 28, 2017 Gyeongju Kim Strikes Out 13; Beck Pitches In Game One, Homers In Game Two Clarksville, Ark.-Freshman right-handed pitcher Gyeongju Kim struck out 13 in seven innings of work to propel the University of the Ozarks to an 8-5 win over LeTourneau University in game two of Friday’s double-header.
April 28, 2017 University Announces $55 million Climb Higher Campaign Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks officials announced on Friday a $55 million fundraising campaign through 2020 that will emphasize student scholarships as well as science and athletic facilities.
April 27, 2017 Jonah Martinez Claims Second ASC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week Award Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks freshman Jonah Martinez was named the American Southwest Conference East Division Men's Tennis Player of the Week for the second time this season, it was announced by the ASC.
April 27, 2017 Women’s Tennis Team Eliminated From ASC Championship Tournament Abilene, Texas-The women’s tennis team was eliminated from the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament Thursday 5-0 against Hardin-Simmons University.
April 25, 2017 Travis Carruthers Named Head Men’s Basketball Coach At University of the Ozarks Clarksville, Ark.-Travis Carruthers has been named the new Head Men's Basketball Coach at the University of the Ozarks, it was announced by Athletics Director Jimmy Clark Tuesday.
April 25, 2017 Brown, Mills Named Athletes of the Year At OZZY Awards Clarksville, Ark.-The first annual University of the Ozarks OZZY awards took place Tuesday, April 25 in the Rogers Conference Center where numerous student-athletes and teams were honored for their outstanding athletic and academic seasons.
April 23, 2017 Belhaven Men’s Tennis Team Escapes With 5-4 Win Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks men’s tennis team took two of three doubles matches to open the day, but it wouldn’t be enough to earn a regular season finale win as Belhaven escaped with a 5-4 victory.
April 23, 2017 Tennis Teams Advance To ASC Championship Tournament Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women’s and men’s tennis teams advanced to the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament after clinching key conference victories earlier in the regular season.
April 23, 2017 Belhaven Women’s Tennis Team Blanks Eagles Clarksville, Ark.-The Belhaven University women’s tennis team blanked the Eagles 9-0 Sunday in Ozarks final match before the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament.
April 22, 2017 Baseball Team Splits With Sul Ross State Alpine, Texas-The Eagles exploded for five runs in the first inning to fuel a 12-7 game two win over Sul Ross State University Saturday in American Southwest Conference action.
April 22, 2017 Tigers Edge Eagles On Senior Day Clarksville, Ark.-East Texas Baptist University spoiled the Eagles Senior Day with a 5-4 win Saturday in American Southwest Conference play.
April 22, 2017 Softball Team Drops Season Finale Austin, Texas-The University of the Ozarks softball team dropped its season finale 5-0 against Concordia University Texas on Saturday.
April 22, 2017 Women’s Tennis Team Drops ETBU Match; Heads Into Regular Season Finale Clarksville, Ark.-East Texas Baptist University took a 9-0 win over the women?s tennis team Saturday in American Southwest Conference play.
April 22, 2017 Final Track Results Posted At ASC Championships Abilene, Texas-The University of the Ozarks women’s and men’s track team had a number of runners compete in the final day of the American Southwest Conference Championships Saturday.
April 21, 2017 Sul Ross State Earns 6-2 Win over Baseball Team Alpine, Texas-Senior pitcher Andrew Beck threw six innings, allowed only four hits and homered, but it wouldn’t be enough as Sul Ross State University took a 6-2 win over the Eagles Friday night in American Southwest Conference play.
April 21, 2017 Concordia Softball Team Takes Friday Twinbill Austin, Texas-Concordia University Texas posted a 5-0 shutout and a 7-5 win to take a twinbill Friday against the Eagles in American Southwest Conference play.
April 21, 2017 Track Team Competes In Day One Of ASC Championships Abilene, Texas-The women’s and men’s track team competed in the American Southwest Conference Championships Friday at Hardin-Simmons University.
April 20, 2017 Natalie Dreyer Selected To Attend NCAA Women’s Leadership Symposium Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) and Head Women’s Soccer Coach Natalie Dreyer was selected to attend the 2017 NCAA and Women Leaders in College Sports Women's Leadership Symposium (WLS).
April 19, 2017 Hendrix Baseball Team Pulls Out 8-7 Win Clarksville, Ark.-Hendrix College pulled out a 8-7 come-from-behind win Wednesday over the Eagles.
April 17, 2017 Track And Field Championships Set For Friday-Saturday Richardson, Texas-University of the Ozarks will be among nine teams converging on Hardin-Simmons University Friday and Saturday for the 21st American Southwest Conference Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Championships.
April 17, 2017 Grace Brown’s National Championship Featured On KFSM Channel 5 News Clarksville, Ark.-Grace Brown’s 2017 national championship in international bunker trap won recently at the Association of College Unions International Collegiate National Tournament was featured on KFSM Channel 5 News April 16.
April 15, 2017 Track Team Competes In UCA Open; Prepares For ASC Championships Conway, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women's and men's track team competed in the University of Central Arkansas Open Saturday in Conway.
April 14, 2017 Belhaven Baseball Team Completes Sweep Jackson, Miss.-The Belhaven baseball team completed a three-game sweep against the Eagles with a 7-1 win Friday afternoon.
April 14, 2017 No. 18 Comets Take Softball Series Clarksville, Ark.-No. 18 Texas Dallas completed a three-game sweep against the Eagles with a pair of Friday wins.
April 13, 2017 Belhaven Escapes With 10th Inning Win Despite Gyeongju Kim’s Pitching Performance Jackson, Miss.-Freshman right-hander Gyeongju Kim retired 18 straight batters and didn’t allow a hit until the seventh inning, but it wouldn’t be enough as Belhaven sent the game into extras and pulled out a 4-3 American Southwest Conference game two victory on Thursday.
April 13, 2017 No. 18 Texas Dallas Takes 10-1 Win In Softball Action Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks softball team was unable to register hits when it had runners in scoring position as the No. 18 Texas Dallas Comets handed the Eagles a 10-1 loss Thursday in American Southwest Conference play.
April 11, 2017 Brown, Sanders Flourish In Clay Target Program Clarksville, Ark.-The talents of University of the Ozarks clay target shooters Grace Brown and Summer Sanders were on full display at the Association of College Unions International Collegiate (ACUI) National Tournament recently as Brown captured a national championship and Sanders posted a top-5 finish.
April 8, 2017 Baseball Team Drops Wild 13-12 Game In Series Finale Abilene, Texas-The Eagles’ furious come-from-behind rally ended in a 13-12 loss as Hardin-Simmons University hit a two-out ninth inning home run to earn the three-game American Southwest Conference sweep over the weekend.
April 8, 2017 Men’s Tennis Team Dominates Louisiana College Pineville, La.-The men’s tennis team handed Louisiana College a 9-0 loss as the Eagles dominated the Wildcats in American Southwest Conference play Saturday.
April 8, 2017 Softball Team Unable To Notch Saturday Win Tyler, Texas-No. 2 UT-Tyler handed the Eagles a pair of losses Saturday in an American Southwest Conference double-header.
April 8, 2017 Women’s Tennis Team Nets ASC Win Pineville, La.-The women’s tennis team posted its first American Southwest Conference win of the spring season with a 5-4 victory over Louisiana College Saturday.
April 8, 2017 Track Team Competes In Little Rock Open Little Rock, Ark. - The University of the Ozarks women’s and men’s track team competed in the Little Rock Open Friday and Saturday in Little Rock.
April 7, 2017 Baseball Team’s Comeback Falls Short Abilene, Texas - The University of the Ozarks baseball rallied late, but it was a little too late as Hardin-Simmons pulled out a 7-6 win Friday in game one of its American Southwest Conference series.
April 7, 2017 U of O Student-Athletes Celebrate NCAA III Week With Field Day Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks student-athletes celebrated National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division III Week by hosting a Field Day for students from self-contained classrooms Friday.
April 7, 2017 Nationally-Ranked UT-Tyler Softball Team Opens Series With Win Tyler, Texas- The No. 2 UT-Tyler Patriots broke open a tight game and scored six runs in the third inning to post a 9-0 win over the Eagles Friday night in American Southwest Conference play.
April 6, 2017 Sawyer Finds Ideal Fit With BookTrails Internship Clarksville, Ark.-As Jake Sawyer was reading the Office of Career Services' weekly Career Corner newsletter last semester, a line under the internship opportunities section with the title, "BookTrails: Steamboat Springs, Colorado," suddenly caught his eye.
April 5, 2017 Competitive Cheerleading Team Continues Improvement At NCA Nationals Daytona Beach, Fla.-The University of the Ozarks competitive cheerleading team wrapped up the 2016-2017 season with an outstanding finish, placing fourth at the National Cheerleading Association Nationals April 5-7 in Daytona Beach, Florida.
April 4, 2017 U of O Student-Athletes Celebrate NCAA III Week With Field Day Clarksville, Ark.- The University of the Ozarks athletic department will be hosting 35 students from the Lamar and Clarksville school districts Friday as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III Week celebration.
April 4, 2017 Video: 2016-2017 Wrestling Season Wrap-Up Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks men’s wrestling team wrapped up the 2016-2017 season with plenty of momentum and much to look forward to in the future.
April 1, 2017 East Texas Baptist Shocks Baseball Team With Comeback Clarksville, Ark.- East Texas Baptist University overcame a seventh inning deficit to shock the Eagles 13-10 in game one of Saturday’s double-header.
April 1, 2017 No. 17 UT-Tyler Men’s Tennis Team Handles Eagles Clarksville, Ark.-The No. 17 UT-Tyler men’s tennis team proved its national ranking as it handed the Eagles a 9-0 setback Saturday in American Southwest Conference play.
April 1, 2017 Big Sixth Inning Pushes East Texas Baptist Past Eagles Clarksville, Ark.-The No. 6-ranked East Texas Baptist University Tigers softball team opened up a tight game with a big sixth inning to propel the nationally-ranked program to a 8-1 win over the Eagles in American Southwest Conference play Saturday.
April 1, 2017 UT-Tyler Women’s Tennis Team Notches Win Over Eagles Clarksville, Ark.-The UT-Tyler women’s tennis team cruised to a 9-0 win over the Eagles Saturday in American Southwest Conference play.
March 31, 2017 East Texas Baptist Tops Eagles In Non-Conference Baseball Action Marshall, Texas-The East Texas Baptist University baseball team plated a decisive five runs in the second inning en route to a 13-2 non-conference win over the Eagles Friday under the lights.
March 31, 2017 Men’s Tennis Team Opens ASC Play With Loss Clarksville, Ark.-The LeTourneau University men’s tennis team took two doubles matches to fuel a 6-3 win over the Eagles in American Southwest Conference play Friday.
March 31, 2017 No. 6 East Texas Baptist Escapes With 3-2 Win Clarksville, Ark.-The No. 6-ranked East Texas Baptist University Tigers softball team escaped with a 3-2 game two win to earn a Friday afternoon sweep against the Eagles in American Southwest Conference play.
March 31, 2017 LeTourneau Women’s Tennis Tops Eagles In ASC Opener Clarksville, Ark.-The LeTourneau University women’s tennis team took a 7-2 victory in the Eagles’ American Southwest Conference opener Friday.
March 30, 2017 Grace Brown Wins National Championship San Antonio, Texas-University of the Ozarks junior Grace Brown won the 2017 national championship in international bunker trap at the Association of College Unions International Collegiate (ACUI) National Tournament Wednesday.
March 29, 2017 Soccer Alumni Matches Set For April 29 Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks will hold its annual women's and men's Alumni Soccer Matches Saturday, April 29 at Hurie Field.
March 28, 2017 Three-Run Homers Propel Hendrix To Win Clarksville, Ark.-A pair of three-run homers propelled Hendrix College to a 11-1 win over the Eagles Tuesday in non-conference action.
March 26, 2017 UT-Tyler Baseball Team Completes Sweep Clarksville, Ark.-The nationally-ranked UT-Tyler Patriots completed a three-game sweep of the Eagles after posting a 12-5 win Sunday afternoon in American Southwest Conference play.
March 26, 2017 Millsaps College Men’s Tennis Nets Win Over Eagles Jackson, Miss.-Millsaps College won its sixteenth match of the spring season with a 8-1 victory over the men’s tennis team Sunday in Mississippi.
March 26, 2017 Regionally-Ranked Millsaps College Women Top Eagles Jackson, Miss.-The No. 13-ranked Millsaps College women posted an 8-1 win over the Eagles Sunday in Mississippi.
March 25, 2017 No. 2 UT-Tyler Takes Friday Double-Header Clarksville, Ark.-The nationally-ranked UT-Tyler Patriots induced six double plays and provided its pitching staff with plenty of offense as the Eagles dropped both games of its Saturday. American Southwest Conference double-header.
March 25, 2017 Competitive Cheerleading Team Posts Highest Score In Program History Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks competitive cheerleading team thrilled the crowd and posted its highest score in program history Saturday in a Cheer Competition with University of Central Arkansas.
March 25, 2017 NCAA I UA-Pine Bluff Defeats Eagles Pine Bluff, Ark. – The men's tennis team fell to NCAA I UA-Pine Bluff 6-1 Saturday in Pine Bluff.
March 25, 2017 Track Team Runs In Dan Veach Invitational Magnolia, Ark.-The women’s and men’s track team competed in the Dan Veach Invitational at Southern Arkansas University Saturday.
March 25, 2017 Eagles Fall In Game Three Belton, Texas-The University of the Ozarks softball team dropped game three of its American Southwest Conference series 4-2 against Mary Hardin-Baylor Saturday.
March 25, 2017 Women’s Tennis Team Tops NCAA I UA-Pine Bluff Pine Bluff, Ark. - The women's tennis team topped NCAA I UA-Pine Bluff 4-3 Saturday in Pine Bluff.
March 24, 2017 Mary Hardin-Baylor Softball Sweeps Friday Double-Header Belton, Texas-The Mary Hardin-Baylor softball team posted a 5-0 shutout in game one and then took an 8-0 win in game two against the Eagles Friday in its American Southwest Conference series.
March 22, 2017 Jonathon Wood Named ASC Male Track and Field Athlete of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-Freshman runner Jonathon Wood was named the American Southwest Conference Track and Field Athlete of the Week, it was announced by ASC Media Relations Director Jimmy Glenn.
March 22, 2017 Hannah Smith Named ASC Female Track and Field Athlete of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-Sophomore runner Hannah Smith was named the American Southwest Conference Track and Field Athlete of the Week, it was announced by ASC Media Relations Director Jimmy Glenn.
March 21, 2017 Kim Pitches Gem; Crider, Woolly, Mixon Provide Offense Clarksville, Ark.-Freshman right-handed pitcher Gyeongju Kim scattered six hits over eight innings and struck out seven while Justin Crider, Josh Woolly and Patrick Mixon homered to push the Eagles to a 13-5 win over Austin College March 21.
March 20, 2017 Katie Ventress Named ASC Hitter of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks junior designated player Katie Ventress was named the American Southwest Conference Hitter of the Week, it was announced Monday by ASC Media Relations Director Jimmy Glenn.
March 19, 2017 Pair Of Two-Run Home Runs Lifts The Eagles To Victory In Game One Of Doubleheader Clarksville, Ark. – A pair of two-run home runs by freshman Chase Edwards and sophomore Dakota Ebarb helped spur the Eagles (8-9, 3-6) to a 5-4 win over Grinnell College (3-4) in game one of Sunday’s doubleheader.
March 18, 2017 Ozarks Defeats Grinnell In 32-Hit Offensive Battle Clarksville, Ark. – Ozarks (7-8, 3-6) topped Grinnell (2-3) 16-14 after outhitting the Pioneers 17-15 in game one of the series between the two teams.
March 18, 2017 Softball Team Earns Saturday Split With LeTourneau Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks softball team split its twin bill with LeTourneau University Saturday in American Southwest Conference play.
March 17, 2017 Softball Team Drops Game One Against LeTourneau Clarksville, Ark.-LeTourneau University opened the game with three runs and then put on runs late in the contest en route to a 8-2 American Southwest Conference win Friday over the Eagles.
March 17, 2017 Track Team Competes In Rhodes College Invitational Memphis, Tenn.-The University of the Ozarks women’s and men’s track team competed in the Rhodes College Invitational Friday and Saturday.
March 15, 2017 Men’s Tennis Team Battles To A Spring Home-Opening Win Clarksville, Ark.-The men’s tennis team battled in a number of close singles to earn a 6-3 win over John Brown University Wednesday in their spring home-opener.
March 15, 2017 Late Rally Falls Short For Softball Team Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks softball team rallied late in game two of its double-header against Oklahoma Baptist University, but fell short 7-5 Wednesday afternoon.
March 15, 2017 Women’s Tennis Team Drops Spring Home-Opener Clarksville, Ark.-The women’s tennis team dropped its spring home-opener 7-2 against John Brown University Wednesday.
March 14, 2017 Eagles’ Nine-Run Inning Secures Softball Sweep Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks softball team posted a nine-run fourth inning in game two to secure a Tuesday double-header sweep against Blackburn College and snap an eight-game losing skid.
March 13, 2017 Spurgeon Brilliant On Mound, Edwards Hits Grand Slam In 11-5 Win Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks sophomore pitcher Dalton Spurgeon did not allow an earned run through 6.2 innings and freshman first baseman Chase Edwards hit a grand slam to cap an 11-5 win over McMurry University in game three of its American Southwest Conference series.
March 13, 2017 Ferrell Steps Down From Basketball Post Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks Head Men’s Basketball Coach David Ferrell has resigned from his position to pursue other professional opportunities in Northwest Arkansas, Athletics Director Jimmy Clark announced Monday.
March 12, 2017 McMurry Baseball Team Takes Sunday Double-Header Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks couldn’t overcome deficits in either game of its double-header against McMurry University Sunday as the War Hawks took game one and game two of its American Southwest Conference series.
March 11, 2017 Belhaven Softball Team Nets Weekend Sweep Clinton, Miss.-Belhaven University broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run third inning and never let go of its lead to earn a 5-1 win Saturday over the University of the Ozarks in American Southwest Conference play.
March 11, 2017 Clay Target Team Finishes Third At Arkansas Collegiate Shoot Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women’s and men’s clay target team finished third overall at the Arkansas Collegiate Shoot in Tillar, Arkansas, March 11-12.
March 10, 2017 Softball Team Drops Double-Header Against Belhaven Clinton, Miss.-The University of the Ozarks softball team scored first but Belhaven University stormed back as the Blazers took a 7-3 win Friday night in game one of its American Southwest Conference series against the Eagles in Clinton, Mississippi.
March 9, 2017 U of O town hall to discuss future athletics affiliation Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks will hold a town hall meeting about the future affiliation of its athletics program at 7 p.m., Monday, March 27, in the Rogers Conference Center.
March 9, 2017 Swimmers Honored With Sportsmanship Award Lawrenceville, Ga.-The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) today announced its ninth annual winter All-Sportsmanship teams. A total of 30 student-athletes were selected to the 2016-17 squad in the sports of men's basketball, women's basketball, men's swimming and diving and women's swimming and diving.
March 8, 2017 Baseball Series Pushed Back Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks three-game baseball series against McMurry University has been pushed back to Sunday-Monday due to inclement weather.
March 8, 2017 Women’s Cross Country Team Achieves Academic Award Clarksville, Ark.-Under head coach Jeremy Provence, the women's cross country team posted a 3.50 grade point average (GPA) to earn the team academic award from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
March 7, 2017 13 Pitchers See Action In Eagles 7-4 Win Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks baseball team used seven pitchers and took advantage of five errors to engineer a 7-4 come-from-behind win over NAIA Central Baptist College Tuesday.
March 7, 2017 Jonah Martinez Named ASC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks freshman Jonah Martinez was named the American Southwest Conference East Division Men's Tennis Player of the Week, it was announced Tuesday by ASC Media Relations Director Jimmy Glenn.
March 4, 2017 Walk Off Three-Run Home Run By Patrick Clifford Claims Game Three Victory Clarksville, Ark. – University of the Ozarks (4-6, 2-4 ASC) senior Patrick Clifford was up to bat with two outs, two runners on, and the game tied 3-3 in the bottom of the ninth when he delivered a walk off three-run homer to secure a 6-3 victory over No. 23 Texas Dallas (12-2, 2-1 ASC).
March 4, 2017 Men’s Tennis Team Dominates Centenary Shreveport, La.-The University of the Ozarks men’s tennis team posted a dominating 9-0 win against Centenary College Saturday to record their fourth win of the young season.
March 4, 2017 Hardin-Simmons Softball Team Completes Sweep Clarksville, Ark.-Hardin-Simmons University held off a seventh inning rally to edge the University of the Ozarks 4-3 Saturday in game three of its American Southwest Conference series.
March 4, 2017 Women’s Tennis Team Tops Centenary In Convincing Fashion Shreveport, La.-The University of the Ozarks women’s tennis team traveled to Shreveport, Louisiana, to take on Centenary College Saturday and won 9-0.
March 3, 2017 Eagles Drop Game One Of Series With Texas-Dallas Clarksville, Ark. – Texas-Dallas (11-1, 1-0 ASC) out hit Ozarks (3-5, 1-3) thirteen to eight en route to an 8-3 victory in game one of this weekend’s three game series.
March 3, 2017 Men’s Tennis Team Takes 8-1 Road Victory Over Blue Mountain College Little Rock, Ark.-The men’s tennis team posted an 8-1 road victory over Blue Mountain College in non-conference play on March 3 in Little Rock, Arkansas.
March 3, 2017 Track Team Competes In UT-Tyler Marc Randle Classic Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women’s and men’s track team competed in its second event of the season Friday in Tyler, Texas.
March 3, 2017 Hardin-Simmons Softball Team Takes Friday Double-Header Clarksville, Ark.-Hardin-Simmons University produced timely hits to earn a 5-2 game one win and then got a one-hitter from pitcher Chloe Brignac to take a 8-0 win en route to a double-header sweep against the University of the Ozarks Friday.
March 3, 2017 Women’s Tennis Team Nets Victory Over Blue Mountain College Little Rock, Ark.-The women’s tennis team clinched a 5-4 road victory over Blue Mountain College in non-conference action on March 3 in Little Rock, Arkansas.
March 1, 2017 Offense Gets Behind Freshman’s First Start Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles racked up 14 hits and got an outstanding pitching performance from freshman Tre Crockett Wednesday to pick up an 8-3 win over Hendrix College.
February 28, 2017 Moltz, Stephens Receive Conference Awards Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks women's basketball players Bryanna Moltz and Delanei Stephens received honors from the American Southwest Conference, it was announced Tuesday following a vote of the league's head coaches.
February 27, 2017 Richardson, Berard Named All-Conference; Ferrell Earns Sportsmanship Award Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks men's basketball players Jace Richardson, Josh Berard and Josh Ferrell received recognition from the American Southwest Conference, it was announced Monday following a vote of the league's head coaches.
February 26, 2017 Men's Tennis Team Falls to Austin College Sherman, Texas-The men's tennis team posted a 9-0 loss against Austin College in non-conference action on Sunday afternoon.
February 26, 2017 Women's Tennis Team Suffer Losses in Sherman Sherman, Texas-The women's tennis team posted a 8-1 loss against Austin College along with a 9-0 loss against Texas Wesleyan on Sunday afternoon in non-conference play.
February 25, 2017 Dakota Ebarb Drives In Game-Winning Run Pineville, La.-University of the Ozarks Dakota Ebarb ripped a three-run double in the seventh inning to push in the game-winning run and help the Eagles past Louisiana College 7-6 Saturday in American Southwest Conference action.
February 25, 2017 Men's Tennis Team Suffers Loss at Texas A&M Texarkana Texarkana, Texas-The men's tennis team posted a 9-0 loss against Texas A&M Texarkana Saturday afternoon.
February 25, 2017 Sul Ross State Pushes Across Game-Winning Run In Seventh Alpine, Texas-Sul Ross State University pushed across the game-winning run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to edge the University of the Ozarks softball team 2-1 and win the American Southwest Conference series.
February 25, 2017 Ny’Trell Dean Posts Program’s First-Ever NCAA III Regional Win Dubuque, Iowa- University of the Ozarks sophomore wrestler Ny’Trell Dean made history Saturday when he became the program’s first-ever winner at an NCAA III Regional.
February 25, 2017 Women's Tennis Team Nets Loss in Texarkana Texarkana, Texas- The women's tennis team posted a 9-0 loss against Texas A&M Texarkana Saturday afternoon. The Eagles will face Austin College and Texas Wesleyan in non-conference action on February 26th.
February 24, 2017 Louisiana College Baseball Team Tops Eagles In Friday Night Game Pineville, Ark.-Louisiana College broke open a tight game in the fourth inning with four runs to pick up a 7-3 win Friday night over the University of the Ozarks in American Southwest Conference play.
February 24, 2017 Softball Team Wins Game One Against Sul Ross State Alpine, Texas-The University of the Ozarks softball team had a big fourth inning and then pushed across an insurance run in the seventh to secure a 3-1 victory Friday over Sul Ross State University in game one of its series.
February 22, 2017 Men’s Tennis Team Drops UA-Fort Smith Match Fort Smith, Ark.-The men’s tennis team took a 9-0 loss against NCAA II UA-Fort Smith in non-conference play on Wednesday afternoon.
February 22, 2017 Women’s Tennis Team Suffers Loss To UA-Fort Smith Fort Smith, Ark.-The women’s tennis team posted a 9-0 loss against UA-Fort Smith in non-conference action on Wednesday afternoon.
February 19, 2017 Eagles Drop Pair to Millikin University Clarksville, Ark. – The Eagles baseball team dropped both games on Sunday, 4-3 and 9-2, in a matchup against Millikin University.
February 18, 2017 Eagles Clinch Home-Opener With Eleventh Inning Walk-Off Hit Clarksville, AR – After five scoreless innings of play, the Eagles put a run across in the eleventh inning to clinch a 4-3 win in their home opener against Millikin University.
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