Colleges that are members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) may field sports teams in one of three divisions. Schools whose sports participate at the Division II level must sponsor at least five men’s and five women’s teams (or four men’s and six women’s). Division II schools are typically regional institutions, and students rarely receive full athletic scholarships, paying for school through a combination of scholarships, loans, grants and employment. Seven schools in Oklahoma sponsor athletic teams at the Division II level, offering a variety of sports for both men and women.
Located in Lawton, Cameron University is home to ten Division II sports. The Aggies field men’s teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf and tennis, while women’s sports include basketball, golf, softball, tennis and volleyball.
Cameron University Athletics 2800 W. Gore Boulevard Lawton OK 73505 580-581-2460 goaggies.cameron.edu
East Central University
Home of the Tigers, East Central University fields teams in six men’s Division II sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf and tennis. Women’s sports include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. East Central University is located in Ada.
East Central University Athletics 1100 E. 14th Street Ada, OK 74820 580-332-8000 ecutigersports.com
Northeastern State University
Northeastern State University sponsors Division II sports teams on its main campus in Tahlequah. The Riverhawks participate in men’s baseball, basketball, football, golf and soccer while women may join the basketball, golf, soccer, softball, or tennis team.
Northeastern State University Athletics 603 N. Grand Avenue Tahlequah, OK 74464 918-444-3900 goriverhawksgo.com/landing/index
Oklahoma Panhandle State University
Not to be confused with the Aggies of Cameron University, the Oklahoma Panhandle State University Aggies field men’s Division II teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, football and golf as well as women’s squads in basketball, cross country, golf, softball and volleyball. The school also has a coed rodeo team, although rodeo is not a sport recognized by the NCAA.
Oklahoma Panhandle State University Athletics P.O. Box 430 Goodwell, OK 73939 580-349-2611 opsu.edu/Athletics
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
The Savage Storm of Southeastern Oklahoma State University fields five men’s Division II sports (baseball, basketball, football, golf and tennis) and five women’s sports (basketball, cross country, softball, tennis and volleyball). Like Oklahoma Panhandle State, Southeastern Oklahoma State also has a coed rodeo team.
Southeastern Oklahoma State University Athletic Department 1405 North Fourth Avenue, PMB 4108 Durant, OK 74701 580-745-2250 gosoutheastern.com
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Home to the Bulldogs, Southwestern Oklahoma State University has Division II men’s sports teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf and soccer. Women may participate in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball and volleyball. Southwestern Oklahoma State also has men’s and women’s rodeo teams.
Southwestern Oklahoma State University Athletics 100 Campus Drive Weatherford, OK 73096 580-774-3701 swosu.edu/athletics
University of Central Oklahoma
While the University of Central Oklahoma offers only five Division II men’s sports (baseball, basketball, football, golf and wrestling), the women’s sports slate is much larger with nine sports (basketball, cross country, golf, rowing, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball and track and field). The Bronchos play their home games on the UCO campus in Edmond.
University of Central Oklahoma Athletics 100 North University Drive Edmond, OK 73034 405-974-2502 bronchosports.com
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