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June 9, 2015 • Posted in

Todd Turner Caps Spectacular Career With First Team Academic All-America? Honors

University of the Ozarks senior tennis player Todd Turner capped a spectacular four-year career by earning Capital One Academic All-America Men’s At-Large First Team honors, the College of Sports Information Directors of America released Tuesday. Turner, a native of Pearcy, Ark., has been among the most decorated NCAA Division III student-athletes in school history. He […]

February 11, 2015 • Posted in

Cheer team brings home championship in first-ever event

The University of the Ozarks' new competitive cheerleading and STUNT team started its inaugural 2015 season in impressive fashion by winning first-place honors at the America's Best Texas Cheerleading Championships, held Saturday on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington. The University of the Ozarks’ Cheer/STUNT team recently won the Level 6 International […]

December 15, 2014 • Posted in

U of O Adds Men’s And Women’s Indoor And Outdoor Distance Track

The University of the Ozarks athletic department will add NCAA Division III men's and women's indoor and outdoor distance track, it was announced Thursday by athletics director Jimmy Clark. The men’s and women’s programs will compete in long-distance events at track and field competitions beginning immediately. Head men’s and women’s cross country coach Jeremy Provence […]

August 26, 2014 • Posted in

New men’s wrestling program slowly taking shape

It's early August on the University of the Ozarks campus and first-year men's wrestling coach Jason Zastrow's small, freshly-painted office in Mabee Gymnasium is lined with stacks of opened and unopened boxes of all shapes and sizes. The boxes contain the essential items and equipment for a wrestling program --- singlets, warmup jackets, head gear […]

July 2, 2014 • Posted in

Ozarks To Hold Open Tryouts For Cheer/STUNT

New U of O head cheer/STUNT coach Tori Cox will hold an open tryout for individuals interested in competitive cheer/STUNT on August 18-20 in Mabee Gymnasium. The tryout will be held from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. each day. All participants will be judged on tumbling, dance routines and stunt. The registration […]

May 29, 2014 • Posted in

Athletics program hires coaches for wrestling, cheer/STUNT

University of the Ozarks has hired head coaches for two of its newest sports programs. Former Wartburg College assistant coach Jason Zastrow has been hired by Ozarks to begin its men’s wrestling program for the 2014-2015 season. In addition, recent Iowa State University graduate Tori Cox has been tabbed to lead the new competitive cheer/STUNT […]

May 23, 2014 • Posted in

University expands shooting sports

The University of the Ozarks athletic department has announced it will expand its current men's and women's clay target shooting team. The shooting sports team already has a number of athletes participating. In 2010 Ozarks established a clay target shooting team and later that same year became the first shooting program from Arkansas to compete […]

May 12, 2014 • Posted in

Ozarks Featured On Prominent Wrestling Web Site

University of the Ozarks Athletic Director Jimmy Clark is currently featured on the front page of one of the nation's premier wrestling web sites,, after being interviewed by its host Scott Casber earlier this week. Casber, co-founder of Takedown Wrestling, is considered the voice of NCAA wrestling and conducted the interview Monday. The entire […]

May 2, 2014 • Posted in

U of O to add men’s wrestling, cheer/STUNT programs

University of the Ozarks has announced it will add men's wrestling and competitive cheer/STUNT to its athletic programs, beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year. "The addition of these sports will allow students the opportunity to compete at the NCAA Division III level while earning a degree and developing their personal and professional calling," said U […]