Northwestern Oklahoma State Rangers
|Northwestern Oklahoma State Rangers|
|University||Northwestern Oklahoma State University|
|Conference||Great American Conference|
|Athletic director||Andy Carter|
|Football stadium||Ranger Field|
|Basketball arena||Percefull Fieldhouse|
|Baseball stadium||Myers Stadium|
|Soccer stadium||Alva Recreational Complex|
The Northwestern Oklahoma State Rangers (also NWOSU Rangers) are the athletic teams that represent Northwestern Oklahoma State University, located in Alva, Oklahoma, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Rangers compete as members of the Great American Conference for all 11 varsity sports.
On May 11, 2011, Northwestern announced that they had accepted an invitation to the Great American Conference for all sports in the 2012-2013 academic year and would begin their transition from NAIA to NCAA Division II. On July 12, 2011 Northwestern Oklahoma State University was denied admittance into the NCAA Division II Membership Process for the 2011-12 cycle; the school was accepted one year later.
List of teams
- Patrick Crayton - National Football League player (San Diego Chargers)
- Mike Hargrove - Major League Baseball player/manager
- Ron Moore - National Football League player (Atlanta Falcons)
- Chip Myers - National Football League player (Cincinnati Bengals)
- Gaylon Nickerson - National Basketball Association player
- Gary Porter - Quarterback
- Lynn Scott - National Football League player (Dallas Cowboys)
- Brian Sochia - National Football League player (Miami and Denver)
- Korey Williams - Canadian Football League player
- "Korey Williams". nwosu.edu. Retrieved 17 April 2014.