Higginbotham nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year award

June 30, 2015


Southern Arkansas softball senior standout Sarah Higginbotham is among a record-setting 480 nominees from across all divisions of the NCAA for the prestigious 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year award as it was announced by the NCAA late last week. Each year, the NCAA encourages schools to honor its top graduating female student-athletes by submitting… Read More

Pearce national champ on fifth trip to rodeo finals

June 25, 2015

Loni Pearce SAU National Rodeo Champion 2015

As if earning a spot in the College National Finals Rodeo five years in a row for Southern Arkansas University’s Loni Pearce was not enough, she became the goat tying national champion in her final trip to Casper, Wyoming, on June 20, 2015. Pearce entered the short round in first place. Her final run of… Read More

Beavers named to Capital One Academic All-America® First-Team

Academic All-America (2015)

Southern Arkansas senior cross-country runner Michelle Beavers has been named to the 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-America® First-Team for Cross-Country/Track and Field as it was announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Wednesday. Beavers, a native of Metairie, La., earned Capital One Academic All-America® Second-Team honors last year as a junior,… Read More

Muleriders capture fourth-consecutive GAC Tournament Championship

May 7, 2015


For the fifth-consecutive year and fourth-straight time as members of the Great American Conference, the Southern Arkansas Mulerider baseball team captured a tournament championship after defeating Henderson State 6-3 on Wednesday afternoon at David Allen Memorial Ballpark in Enid, Oklahoma. The Muleriders received a strong outing by junior right-hander Landon Simpson, who just days earlier… Read More

Groundbreaking planned for softball field house

April 23, 2015


Southern Arkansas University hopes to knock one out of the park as it breaks ground on a $1 million expansion to the Mulerider Softball Complex at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 28. University officials have planned the construction of a new field house to meet several needs for the Mulerider softball program. The facility will… Read More

Rip Powell Invitational Golf Tournament postponed


Southern Arkansas University’s 5th Annual Rip Powell Invitational Golf Tournament has been postponed until Friday, May 1, due to the threat of inclement weather. The National Weather Service has forecasted a strong chance of severe thunderstorms for April 24, the tournament’s original date. Organizers say the tournament will follow its original schedule with one flight… Read More

Groundbreaking planned for track and field upgrades

April 22, 2015

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Southern Arkansas University’s track and field program is getting ready to clear a big hurdle as a ground breaking is set for major upgrades to the Mulerider Track and Field facility. The ceremony is slated for 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 27, at the track. Designed by WER architects, this project will result in a… Read More

Julio Pacheco hired as new head women’s basketball coach

April 8, 2015

Pacheco Action

Southern Arkansas University has named Julio Pacheco as the next head women’s basketball coach as it was publically announced by SAU Director of Athletics Steve Browning on Wednesday morning. “We are thrilled to name Julio Pacheco as our new head women’s basketball coach at Southern Arkansas,” noted Browning. “Julio’s energy, enthusiasm, and passion for the… Read More

5th Annual Rip Powell Golf Tournament set for April 24

April 1, 2015


The fifth annual Rip Powell Invitational Golf Tournament is just around the corner, and organizers are looking for teams to fill the remaining spots. Participants in the four-man scramble will tee-off in two flights at the Magnolia Country Club on Friday, April 24. A morning flight will begin at 8 a.m., and an afternoon flight… Read More

Mulerider golf captures team title; Adams top individual

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One stroke made all the difference for the Southern Arkansas men’s golf team and in particular for junior golfer George Adams as SAU and Adams claimed the team and individual titles at the Mulerider Spring Classic by one stroke each. The Muleriders, as a team, shot 322 for Tuesday’s final round and had a two-round… Read More