Lady Eagles to host ASC Tournament
The Lady Eagles (18-6), (9-3) won their second American
Southwest Conference East Division Co-Championship since joining the
ASC and will host the four-team post-season tournament after a 83-67
victory over LeTourneau University on Saturday. The Lady Eagles earned
the Easts No. 1 seed and will take on West No. 2 seed Howard Payne
University at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, in Mabee Gymnasium.
Its great for our kids and great for our
program said head coach Jack Jones on earning a conference title.
This was especially satisfying because of the adversity we overcame
this year. We had a couple of key injuries and we also had a few kids
that didnt come back from last season. But our team had a sense
of togetherness this year.
Senior center Christie Shuffield continued to put
up impressive numbers in big games. Shuffield scored 23 points and grabbed
14 rebounds in Saturdays victory. She is averaging 20.5 points,
10.7 rebounds and 3.2 blocked shots per game over the last four conference
Christie has played tremendous over the last
several ball games because of her aggressiveness and her will to win,
said Jones. I can't say enough about what Christie has done for
our program. Shes shown a lot of leadership and has had a great
attitude all year long. Sarah Williams and Charity Tyree are our other
seniors who have contributed tremendously, too. Sarah is a team leader
and the type of kid you like to have around your program. Charity has
never played college basketball until this season, so to do what shes
done is a great accomplishment.
The Lady Eagles held just a one point lead at halftime,
but quickly turned things around in the second half, going on a 22-6
run to open the first six minutes of play. Kristy Watts contributed
21 points and had four rebounds in the win.
The tournaments second semifinal game on Feb.
22 will match Hardin-Simmons and East Texas Baptist at 5:30 p.m. The
championship game will be played on Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. with the winner
receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament. The
Lady Eagles defeated Howard Payne 80-73 in overtime on Jan. 5 in Brownwood,
Eagles earn bid to postseason
The U of O mens basketball
team used a pair of home victories over East Texas Baptist and LeTourneau
last week to slip into the ASC mens postseason basketball tournament.
The Eagles (14-11, 7-5) earned the No. 2 seed in the
East Division and will play West No. 1 seed and tournament host McMurry
University at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in Abilene, Texas.
Mississippi College and Mary Hardin-Baylor will meet
in the other semifinal matchup. The championship game will be held at
3 p.m. Feb. 23. The tournament winner will earn an automatic bid to
the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Around Campus ...
Ozarks will host the 24th annual
Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ACTM) Regional Mathematics
Contest on Saturday, March 9. The contest is open to junior high and
high school students and will include five categories: Algebra I, Algebra
II, Geometry, Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus, and Calculus. For more information,
contact U of O Mathematics Professor Dr. Buddy Smith at Ext. 1358 ...
The Mr. U of O Contest has been scheduled for Saturday, March 2, at
7 p.m in the Rowntree Auditorium. Events for this years contest
will include: interview, talent, formal wear, and casual wear. In order
to make this event happen there must be at least five men signed up
by Feb. 5. The winner of the contest this year will receive $200. For
more information or sign up, contact Franqua Bedell at Ext. 1448 ...
The Ozarks Community Service Program will present a Beginning Scrapbook
Workshop from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 9. The workshop will
be led by Dr. Greta Marlow and will emphasize the basics of creating
your own scrapbooks. Class participants are encouraged to bring their
own photos or color copies to create one-of-a-kind works of art that
will be a treasure forever. The cost is $15 per person. For more information,
contact Ginny Sain at Ext. 1346 ... The Eagles baseball team erupted
for 16 runs in the first game of a doubleheader on their way to a split
with Mid-America Bible College last week to improve to 1-2 on the season.
The Eagles open home play this week, Feb. 22 and 23, against Sul Ross
State ... The Lady Eagles softball team swept University of Dallas in
Dallas 10-0 and 19-15 over the weekend to improve to 4-0. The Lady Eagles
have outscored their opponents 61-16 in their four games this season
... Dr. Rick Niece is one of five finalists in the category of Nonprofit
Executive of the Year in the 2001 Arkansas Business of the Year awards.
The winner will be announced in a special ceremony on Thursday, Feb.
21, at the Peabody in Little Rock. The competition is presented by the
Arkansas Business publication ... Ginny Sain is preparing for
another summer theater production that will star local children in the
community. This years play will be Alice in Wonderland.
For more information on this free program, contact Ginny at Ext. 1346.
Opportunity Day slots available
There are still several interview
slots available for students during Opportunity Day, scheduled for Monday,
Feb. 25, on campus.
Coordinated by the U of O Career Placement Office
and the Arkansas Independent Colleges and Universities (AICU), Opportunity
Day allows college students to interview with numerous businesses and
organizations. Among the businesses scheduled to participate this year
are: Axciom, AFLAC, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hibbett Sports, Kroger, Mutual
of Omaha, Sherwin-Williams, and Tyson Foods.
The deadline for registering is 4:30 p.m., Monday,
Feb. 15. There are several spots open for students who will graduate
in May or in the summer, as well as some internship opportunities for
sophomores and juniors. For more information on Opportunity Day, or
to register, contact Kimberly Spicer at Ext. 1320.
Bain to speak on
Imagine being arrested for a crime
that you did not commit only because you fit the profile that the police
had of a criminal. This is not a rare mistake, in fact, this happened
to Bryonn Bain, an aspiring lawyer, accomplished lecturer and poet,
who will be here Tuesday, Feb. 19, to share his experiences.
Bain will be involved in two major events on campus
Tuesday. First, he will be doing a lecture on Racial Profiling in Chapel
and then Tuesday evening he will be performing with CAB and WA Press
in an event called Spoken Word or Slam Poetry.
Bain hopes that by sharing his own experiences with
racial profiling and performing a variety of slam poetry,
that he will be able to share his feelings about the differences felt
by minorities here in the United States..
House on March 9th
The Admissions Office is once again
gearing up for Spring Open House, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday,
The day will begin with registration and welcoming remarks and will
include information sessions with faculty and staff, a question and
answer session with a student panel, a chance to watch the Eagles baseball
team play, tours of campus, and a closing reception.
Lets put our best foot forward on this day and
show the parents and prospective students that warm Ozarks hospitality.
For more information on Spring Open House 2002, contact
the Admissions Office at Ext. 1227.
The Financial Aid Office would like
to remind students who are looking for financial help to stop by the
office and pick up applications for these and many other upcoming scholarship
deadlines. Among some of the scholarships that have deadlines rapidly
approaching are the Wilson Memorial Education Grants, the AICPA John
L. Carey Scholarship, and the John Gyles Education Fund.
The Wilson Memorial Education Grants offers $500 to
women college graduates who desire to further their education by acquiring
a masters or a doctorate degree. The John L. Carey Scholarship
is given to a liberal arts student wishing to pursue graduate accounting
study. The scholarship is worth $5,000. The John Gyles Education Fund
provides assistance to Canadian and American full-time students both
male and female in all areas of post-secondary education. The deadline
is April 1. Applications for these and many more scholarships can be
picked up in the Financial Aid Office.