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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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