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Tulsa Golden Hurricane Sports Weekly Review

Jan. 17, 2012

Student-Athlete of the Week
Week of January 9 - 15
Senior Bonny Davidson (Women's Tennis) has maintained a 3.75 grade-point average in exercise and sports science. The Johannesburg, South Africa, native helped lead Tulsa to two wins to open the season against Arkansas-Little Rock and Oral Roberts. Davidson posted a perfect 4-0 mark, losing just one game in those matches.

Last Week's Results
Defeated UTEP 59-48
(Kodi Maduka led Tulsa to its first win C-USA play, as the sophomore forward scored 14 points and hauled in seven rebounds for the Golden Hurricane. Freshman guard Eric McClellan dropped 14 points and filled the stat sheet with five rebounds, four assists and two steals. Sophomore guard Jordan Clarkson chipped in 10, while senior center Steven Idlet and junior guard Scottie Haralson both added eight. Tulsa outrebounded the Miners 30-26 and shot 46 percent from the field and 82 percent from the free-throw line, while making 5-of-10 three-point attempts.)

Won at East Carolina 70-67 (Clarkson tied his career high with 23 points in a C-USA road victory for the Golden Hurricane. He also dished out six assists and grabbed three boards. Maduka had a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Haralson scored 10 points for TU. The Golden Hurricane tied the Pirates with 34 rebounds, and Tulsa shot 46 percent from the floor and 72 percent from the charity stripe, while knocking down 8-of-12 from beyond the arc.)

Lost at UTEP 67-56
(Tulsa lost by a narrow 11-point margin on the road to a UTEP squad that is currently undefeated in Conference USA play and has only lost two games this season. Senior forward Chanice Scott led the Golden Hurricane offense with 14 points, and both junior guard Taleya Mayberry and junior forward Tiffani Couisnard added 10 points. Couisnard hauled in nine rebounds, and sophomore forward Loren McDaniel recorded 13 rebounds. TU outrebounded the Miners 40-39 and shot 29 percent from the field and 79 percent from the free-throw line.)

Defeated Rice 69-42 (TU allowed the second-fewest points ever for a Golden Hurricane squad in C-USA play with a dominating effort over the visiting Owls. Couisnard tied her career high with 15 points, while adding eight rebounds. McDaniel recorded 13 points and 11 rebounds for her fifth-career double-double. Sophomore guard Taylor Hooker contributed 13 points and five boards, while freshman guard Kadan Brady recorded a career-high 11 points off the bench. Tulsa shot 42 percent from the field and 70 percent from the line, while making 5-of-10 trey's. Rice was held to just 25-percent shooting.)

MEN'S TENNIS (0-1, 0-0 C-USA) Ranked No. 23 in the nation
Lost to No. 14 California 4-3
(The Golden Hurricane fell behind 3-0 before mounting a comeback, but the home team could not complete the rally in a narrow 4-3 loss to California. The biggest win for TU came at No. 3 singles, when junior Clifford Marsland upset No. 42 Ben McLachlan 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-2). Japie De Klerk won both matches on the evening, defeating Carlos Cueto 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) at No. 1 singles and teaming with rookie Lucian Gheorghe at No. 3 doubles to win 9-8 (7-2). Junior Tristan Jackson also earned a hard-fought 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-1 triumph at No. 6 singles over Riki McLachlan.)

WOMEN'S TENNIS (2-0, 0-0 C-USA) Ranked No. 22 in the nation
Defeated UALR 7-0
(TU kicked off its spring campaign with two impressive victories, beginning with a 7-0 triumph over UALR. Tulsa never conceded a set against the Trojans, and four members of the Golden Hurricane won both a singles match and a doubles match. The most impressive win came from senior Bonny Davidson at No. 5 singles, who won her match 6-0, 6-0. She also teamed with sophomore Samantha Vickers to win at No. 2 doubles 8-0.)

Defeated Oral Roberts 7-0 (Davidson swept two more matches against cross-town foe ORU, winning her No. 1 doubles match 8-0 and posting a 6-1, 6-0 singles win at the fifth position. Senior Ewa Szatkowska picked up her 71st-career singles victory, moving her into sole position of eighth in school history. Senior doubles teammate Anastasia Erofeeva also posted four victories, playing both singles matches at the top of the lineup. Tulsa conceded just 12 games in the six singles matches to the Golden Eagles. TU also picked up its 26th-consecutive win at Case Tennis Center.)

Competed at the Kansas State Invitational
(Freshman Chase Sammons set two school records in his first collegiate event, recording marks of 15.51m in the shot put and 15.00m in the weight throw. Junior Julian Frazier won the 300m dash with a personal-best and meet-record time of 34.60. Junior Chris O'Hare won the 1,000m in 2:24.80, which was .60 seconds off his school-record mark of 2:24.20 set last year. Junior transfer Andrew Heyes posted the second-best time in school history in the 1,000m (2:26.04) and finished third. Junior Sam Masters won the mile with a PR of 4:10.46. Junior Kolton Taylor took home top honors in the 60m hurdles with a mark of 8.59. Junior transfer Done Vermaak won her first-collegiate race, posting a 600-yard time of 1:23.97.)

Upcoming Schedule
Jan. 18 (Wed.)	M. Basketball		Tulane*				7 pm

Jan. 19 (Thurs.)W. Basketball at Houston* 7 pm

Jan. 20 (Fri.) M. Tennis No. 6 Stanford (Indoors) 5 pm W. Tennis at Bulldog Kickoff (New Haven, Conn.) TBD

Jan. 21 (Sat.) M. Basketball at Rice* 7 pm Indoor Track at J.D. Martin Invitational (Norman, Okla.) All Day Indoor Track at Iowa State Open (Ames, Iowa) All Day W. Tennis at Bulldog Kickoff (New Haven, Conn.) TBD

Jan. 22 (Sun.) M. Tennis No. 20 North Carolina (Indoors) Noon W. Basketball Tulane* 2 pm W. Tennis at Bulldog Kickoff (New Haven, Conn.) TBD

* = Conference USA event

Tulsa Student-Athlete of the Week Winners August 29 - Katie Bykowski (Women's Soccer) September 5 - Jake Dobkins (Men's Soccer) September 12 - G.J. Kinne (Football) September 19 - Jessica Adams (Volleyball) September 26 - Diana Silva (Volleyball) October 3 - Trent Dupy (Football) October 10 - Claire Hulcer (Women's Soccer) October 17 - Carl Stones (Cross Country) October 24 - John Young Kim (Men's Golf) October 31 - Samantha Vickers (Women's Tennis) November 7 - Abigail Gorman (Rowing) November 14 - Paula Whiting (Cross Country) November 21 - Alan Dock (Football) November 28 - Tiffani Couisnard (Women's Basketball) December 5 - Kelsey Hancock (Volleyball) January 2 - Taleya Mayberry (Women's Basketball) January 9 - Steven Idlet (Men's Basketball) January 16 - Bonny Davidson (Women's Tennis)