Northwestern Oklahoma State Rangers

Northwestern Oklahoma State Rangers
University Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Conference Great American Conference
NCAA Division II
Athletic director Andy Carter
Location Alva, Oklahoma
Varsity teams 11
Football stadium Ranger Field
Basketball arena Percefull Fieldhouse
Baseball stadium Myers Stadium
Soccer stadium Alva Recreational Complex
Nickname Rangers
Colors Black and Red[1]

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 into the membership process one year later.[2] Schools must complete a membership process, spanning 3 years, before gaining active status and becoming eligible for championship competition. On July 17, 2015 the NCAA announced that effective September 1, 2015, the school will be active Division II members.[3]

Varsity teams

List of teams

Men's sports

Women's sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball


The Ranger softball team appeared in one Women's College World Series in 1976.[4]



  1. Northwestern Rangers Official Style Guide (PDF). 2015-07-28. Retrieved 2016-04-18.
  2. "About the Great American Conference". the Great American Conference. Archived from the original on February 11, 2015. Retrieved July 31, 2015.
  3. Stark, Rachel (July 17, 2015). "Seven Schools to join Division II". NCAA. Archived from the original on August 1, 2015. Retrieved August 2, 2015.
  4. Plummer, William; Floyd, Larry C. (2013). A Series Of Their Own: History Of The Women's College World Series. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States: Turnkey Communications Inc. ISBN 978-0-9893007-0-4.
  5. "Korey Williams". Archived from the original on May 2, 2015. Retrieved July 31, 2015.
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