University of the Ozarks

Wrestling Program Information

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  • 415 N College Ave
  • Clarksville, AR 72830
  • (479) 979-1227
  • https://ozarks.edu
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Year Founded:
1834
Religious Affiliation:
Protestant
College Type:
Private , Suburban
Enrollment:
747 (full time undergrad)
Tuition In State:
$23,750
Tuition Out of State:
$23,750
Division:
NCAA III
Conference:
American Southwest Conference (Division III)
Thanks for visiting the University of the Ozarks Wrestling scholarship and program info page. Here you'll get specifics on the college and details on their Wrestling program like who to get hold of about recruiting, names of ... Read More

Thanks for visiting the University of the Ozarks Wrestling scholarship and program info page. Here you'll get specifics on the college and details on their Wrestling program like who to get hold of about recruiting, names of past alumni, what scholarship opportunities are available and ways to start the recruiting process.
University of the Ozarks Wrestling Program Coaching & Recruiting Personnel
For anyone who is trying to get recruited it is critical to understand who to build a relationship with - and NCSA provides the info you'll need. The Head Coach of the University of the Ozarks Wrestling program is LeRoy Gardner III. Other essential staff include:

  • Assistant Coach Vinny Barber


If you are thinking about being a part of the University of the Ozarks Wrestling program they are the people you must contact. You'll be able to choose to contact them via email utilizing the link above or call the school to get additional information about the school and Wrestling program before determining whether or not it's the right fit for you personally.
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Athletics Information
Conference:
American Southwest Conference (Division III)
Division:
NCAA III
Athletic Director:
Jimmy Clark
Wrestling Coaching Staff
  • Vinny Barber Assistant Coach
  • LeRoy Gardner III Head Coach
What the Coaches are Saying...
Jul 05, 2019

“Collegiate Hall of Fame wrestler LeRoy Gardner III was named the new head men’s wrestling coach at the University of the Ozarks June 2, 2016. Gardner, a native of Golden Valley, Minn., has been the head coach at University of Houston-Downtown since 2014, where he was named the 2016 National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) Southwest Conference Coach of the Year. There, he coached the university’s first All-American and Academic All-American. Prior to UH-Downtown, Gardner coached at the United States Naval Academy Preparatory School and Wartburg College. He wrestled at Wartburg where he was a three-time All-American and led his team to a pair of national championships. He was inducted into the National Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2010. Gardner developed the first comprehensive wrestling development program for the United States Naval Academy Preparatory School and served as its head coach from 2006-2009. There he coached four NCWA national champions and 11 All-Americans. He also was an assistant coach at Wartburg from 2003-2005, helping the program to back-to-back NCAA Division III national championships. The program produced 16 All-Americans during his tenure. “It is an honor to be the head coach at the University of the Ozarks,” said Gardner. “The credit goes to President Richard Dunsworth, Athletic Director Jimmy Clark, Coach Jason Zastrow and wrestling supporter Greg Hatcher for laying the groundwork and developing the program’s vision of the future. It is clear to me the university’s support for its student-athletes is tremendous, and that’s priceless. I really see the value in education and athletics, and being able to share that with potential student-athletes is exciting to me.” Gardner believes Ozarks provides a special opportunity for young men pursuing a degree while wrestling collegiately. “Ozarks has a small-town community feeling with a beautiful outdoor setting,” he said. “This is a great place to focus academically and wrestle collegiately. I want to convey all the positive attributes I learned as an NCAA Division III student-athlete and teach that here. The student-athletes here will appreciate the university’s support and see what is possible when the campus community is behind them. I want our student-athletes visible in the community.” As a wrestler, he earned honors on the international stage, placing eighth in the 2002 Fila Junior World Greco-Roman Championships and fifth in the 2002 U.S. Senior World Team Trials. He was inducted into the Wartburg Sports Hall of Fame in 2013. “As their coach, I want my student-athletes to know I am in their corner, and that I care about them beyond the mat,” he said. “I want them to trust me, and I want them to reach their goals, both on and off the mat. I want my student-athletes to realize by putting in the time and work, they have a chance to be successful, and that carries into other things off the mat.” Gardner received his bachelor's degree in psychology from Wartburg in 2003. He earned his MBA in finance from University of Rhode Island. Gardner serves as an officer in the United States Navy. He and his wife, Suzanna, are the parents of one son.”

—Coach LeRoy Gardner III
Wrestling Academic Minimums
  • GPA: 2.8 (out of 4.0)
  • ACT: 20 (out of 36)
Sports Offered
  • Baseball
  • Men's Basketball
  • Men's Soccer
  • Men's Swimming
  • Men's Tennis
  • Men's Track
  • Softball
  • Women's Basketball
  • Women's Soccer
  • Women's Swimming
  • Women's Tennis
  • Women's Track
  • Wrestling
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Admissions Contact Info
Admissions Toll Free Phone:
(800) 264-8636
Admissions Phone:
(479) 979-1227
Admissions Email:
admiss@ozarks.edu
Academic Requirements
Academic Selectivity:
Somewhat Selective
Religious Requirements:
Yes
Specific Religious Requirements:
N/A
Application Information
Application Deadline:
No
Application Deadline Date:
January 1
Application Final Date:
 
Application Priority Date:
February 15 (priority)
Notification Date:
Rolling
Rolling Admissions:
Yes
Early Action:
No
Early Action Closing Date:
 
Early Decision:
No
Early Decision Deadline:
 
Common Application:
Yes
Student Body Averages
ACT
Average Freshman GPA:
0.0
Average ACT Composite:
22
Average ACT English:
21
Average ACT Math:
22
Average ACT Writing:
0
ACT 25th Percentile:
18%
ACT 75th Percentile:
23%
SAT
Average SAT 1 Combined:
0
Average SAT 1 Math:
0
Average SAT 1 Verbal:
0
SAT 25th Percentile:
930%
SAT 75th Percentile:
1180%
SAT 2 Requirements:
 
Majors
    Most Popular Majors:
  • Business/Marketing, Social Sciences, Liberal Arts/General Studies
    Pre-Professional Programs:
  • Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Dentistry
    Other Pre-Professional Programs:
  • Engineering
    Combined 3-2 Programs:
  •  
    Majors Offered:
  • Accounting,
  • Biology,
  • Business Administration, Management, and Operations,
  • Chemistry,
  • Drama and Stagecraft,
  • Economics,
  • English Literature,
  • Fine and Studio Arts,
  • International Business,
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences,
  • Marketing,
  • Mathematics,
  • Music,
  • Natural Resources Conservation and Research,
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other,
  • Political Science and Government,
  • Psychology,
  • Public Health,
  • Public Relations and Advertising,
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication,
  • Religious Studies,
  • Romance Linguistics,
  • Sociology,
  • Teacher Development Methods,
  • Teacher Development Specific Subjects,
Location
City/Town Situated In:
Clarksville, AR
Population:
7719
Major City Closest To School:
Little Rock
Distance Of Major City:
100 Miles
Closest International Airport:
Little Rock
Distance To International Airport:
100 Miles
Closest Other Airport:
Fort Smith, AR
Distance To Other Airport:
60 Miles
Location Description:

40-acre campus in Clarksville (population: 7,719), 60 miles from Fort Smith and 100 miles from Little Rock. Served by bus; airports serve Little Rock and Fort Smith.

Demographics
Male:
49.80%
Female:
50.20%
African American:
6.18%
Asian American:
0.28%
Caucasian:
59.27%
Hispanic:
10.53%
International:
14.89%
Other:
2.53%
Student Faculty Ratio:
14:1
Out State Freshmen:
40%
Campus Size:
40 acres
Campus Life
Freshmen In School Housing:
89%
Students Live On Campus:
65%
Students Live Off Campus:
35%
Students Live On Campus During Weekends:
50%
Housing Types:
  • Coed dorms, Single-student apartments, Special housing for disabled students, Other
Fraternities & Sororities
Fraternities & Sororities:
N
Number Of Fraternities:
0
Number Of Sororities:
0
Join Fraternities:
 
Join Sororities:
 
ROTC
Air Force ROTC:
No
Navy ROTC:
No
Army ROTC:
No
Financial Aid
Financial Aid Toll Free Number:
800 264-8636, extension 1221
Financial Aid Phone:
(479) 979-1221
Financial Aid Email:
jhart@ozarks.edu
Aid Notification Date:
March 1
Financial Aid Forms:
FAFSA
Tuition Instate:
$23,750
Tuition Out of State:
$23,750
Room & Board:
$3,400
Average Debt On Graduation:
$18,425
Scholarship Numbers
FTF = First Time Freshmen
FTU = Full Time Undergraduate
Average Non-Need Based Athletic Grant and Scholarship Amount:
FTF :$0
FTU : $0
Number of Students Who Received Non-Need Based Athletic Grants and Scholarships:
FTF :0
FTU : 0
Average Non-Need Based Scholarship or Grant Amount:
FTF :$14,691
FTU : $16,569
Average Need-Based Loan Amount:
FTF :$8,703
FTU : $10,173
Average Need-Based-Self-Help-Award Amount:
FTF :$7,754
FTU : $8,992
Average Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Amount:
FTF :$15,308
FTU : $13,990
Average Financial Aid Package:
FTF :$19,491
FTU : $18,877
Average Percentage Of Need Met (Based on EFC):
FTF :82%
FTU : 77%

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