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Tulsa Golden Hurricane Sports Weekly Review

Jill Barrett is this week's Student Athlete of the Week
Jill Barrett is this week's Student Athlete of the Week

Feb. 25, 2013

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Student-Athlete of the Week

Week of February 18-24

Junior Jill Barrett (Softball) has a 3.4 GPA while majoring in exercise and sports science. Barrett, a native of Greenwood, Ark., was named Conference USA Hitter of the Week as the third baseman hit .500 with three doubles, seven runs score and four RBIs as Tulsa went 4-1 at the Texas Invitational last weekend and earned a second-place showing. During TU’s 7-4 win over No. 6 Texas on Friday night, Barrett went 3-for-4 with a double and three runs.

Last Week’s Results

MEN’S BASKETBALL (15-13, 6-7 C-USA)

Lost to East Carolina 72-63 (East Carolina answered Tulsa's second-half run and outscored the Hurricane 14-7 in the final five minutes to claim a 72-63 victory on Wednesday night. Senior Scottie Haralson led the Tulsa attack with 20 points, nine rebounds and five assists in 36 minutes. Kauri Black added 13 points, while Pat Swilling Jr. chipped in 11 points.)

Fell to UCF 83-75 (Pat Swilling Jr. poured in 19 points, and Shaquille Harrison added 14 points to lead Tulsa, but the Golden Hurricane dropped its Conference USA contest at UCF, 83-75, Saturday afternoon. Swilling and Harrison both matched their season-high scoring totals for TU. Swilling connected on five three-pointers in the contest, while Harrison also tallied five assists and four steals. James Woodard added 10 points.)

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (11-15, 6-7 C-USA)

Lost to SMU 69-60 (Freshmen Ashley Clark and Jasmine Vasquez each scored in double figures and set new career highs, but it wasn't enough as Tulsa dropped a 69-60 decision to SMU. Clark netted a team-leading 20 points, 13 of which were scored in the second half, and had four rebounds, two assists and a steal in 35 minutes of play. Vasquez scored all 12 of her points in the second frame and also pulled down four boards.  Tiffani Couisnard pulled down a team-high nine rebounds and had a block, Loren McDaniel recorded seven rebounds, and Kelsee Grovey had eight points, five assists and two steals in 40 minutes.)

Defeated by Tulane 74-59  (Tulsa dropped a 74-59 decision to Tulane on Sunday afternoon at the Devlin Fieldhouse in New Orleans, La. Taleya Mayberry had a team-leading 13 points and five assists, while Kelsee Grovey added 11 points. Tiffani Couisnard pulled down 12 rebounds and had four steals.)

No. 24/24 SOFTBALL (11-4)

Defeated Utah State 8-0 (Five Innings) (Tulsa exploded in the third inning for six runs as the Hurricane stormed past Utah State 8-0 in the opening game of the Texas Invitational on Friday. Haley Henshaw drove in four of TU's eight runs, while Jill Barrett scored three times and had three of the 13 Hurricane hits, and Aimee Creger pitched three innings allowing two hits while striking out six.)

Defeated No. 6/6 Texas 7-4 (The Hurricane handed No. 6 Texas its first loss of the year on Friday night with a 7-4 triumph over the Longhorns. Lacey Middlebrooks went 4.1 innings allowing five hits, one earned run with two strikeouts, while Aimee Creger picked up the save going 2.2 innings with six strikeouts. Samantha Cobb drove in three runs to lead the Hurricane, and had a two-run home run in the sixth inning.)

Took Down Lamar 11-3 (Five Innings) (The Hurricane roared past Lamar 11-3 in a five-inning affair on Saturday as Samantha Cobb hit a two-run home run in the first inning to set the tone in the victory. Jill Barrett drove in three runs, while Julie Kernen was 2-of-3 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored.)

Won against Utah State 3-0 (The right arm of junior Lacey Middlebrooks pitched a two-hit shutout as the Hurricane took down Utah State 3-0 in bracket play to advance to the Texas Invitational championship game. Middlebrooks (5-1) tossed five innings of no-hit ball, and struck out 10 of the 24 batters she faced, walking none to earn her fifth win of the season.)

Fell To No. 6 Texas 1-0 (Eight Innings) (TU fell in extra innings, 1-0 to No. 6 Texas in the championship game of the Texas Invitational. Aimee Creger (6-1) went the distance, pitching seven shutout frames, scattering five hits with eight strikeouts, and absorbed her first loss of the year for the Golden Hurricane as international tiebreak rules went into play in the eighth inning.)

TRACK

Men’s Track Finishes Second at C-USA Indoor Championship (Led by Chris O’Hare winning both the 800 and mile, the Tulsa men’s track and field squad earned a second-place showing at the Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Championships.  The Golden Hurricane finished with 126 points, trailing Houston, who scored 117 points during the second day of the championships to win with 143 total points. Freshman Bryce Robinson was named Freshman of the Meet, as he won the 60-meter dash and finished runner-up in the 200-meter dash. TU also won the distance medley relay title, marking the third straight year the Hurricane has won the event. )

Women’s Track Wins Three Titles At C-USA Championships (The Tulsa women’s team finished eighth at the C-USA Indoor Track and Field Championships and won three titles during the two-day affair. Katherine Camp won the 800-meter dash, and Sarah Macpherson won the mile crown. The Tulsa distance medley relay squad of Lauren Collette, Caroline Schuster, Done Vermaak and Melanie Hughes won the event.

No. 17 MEN’S TENNIS (5-5)

Lost to No. 14 Texas A&M 5-2 (Juniors Clifford Marsland and Japie De Klerk picked up wins at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, but it wasn’t enough as No. 17 TU lost a 5-2 road decision to No. 14 Texas A&M on Friday night. Marsland, ranked No. 101 in the nation, defeated Jordan Ore, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 1 singles, and De Klerk, ranked No. 54 in the country, defeated Jeremy Efferding 6-3, 6-4 at No. 2 singles.)

No. 33 WOMEN’S TENNIS (7-4)

Defeated No. 61 Ohio State 6-1 (The No. 33 TU women’s tennis team picked up a 6-1 triumph over No. 61 Ohio State on Saturday in Fayetteville, Arkansas. At No. 1 singles, in a duel featuring two top-60 singles player in No. 53 Kelsey Dieters of OSU and No. 55 Samantha Vickers of TU, Vickers cruised to a 6-2, 6-2, triumph to give TU a 2-0 lead after winning the doubles point. Also picking up wins were Michelle Farley at No. 3 singles, Saana Saarteinen at No. 5 singles, Carol Benito at No. 6 singles and Isaura Enrique at No. 2 singles.

Fell to No. 44 Arkansas 4-3 (TU dropped a 4-3 decision to No. 44 Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on Sunday afternoon. TU picked up the doubles point, and had a 3-2 lead as Samantha Vickers defeated Yang Pang 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1 singles and Isaura Enrique defeated Claudine Paulson 6-3, 6-3 at No. 2 singles, but the Razorbacks rallied to win the match. )

Upcoming Schedule

                                  

Monday, February 25           M. Golf                                                           at John Hayt Invitational            Jacksonville, Fla.           All Day

                                         W. Golf                                                          at Sugar Bowl Classic    New Orleans, La.            All Day

                                        

Tuesday, February 26          M. Golf                                                           at John Hayt Invitational            Jacksonville, Fla.           All Day

                                         W. Golf                                                          at Sugar Bowl Classic    New Orleans, La.            All Day

 

Wednesday, February 27     M. Tennis              at Michigan                          Ann Arbor, Mich.           6:00 pm

 

Thursday, February 28       W. Basketball      Memphis*                           Reynolds Center         7:00 pm

 

Friday, March 1                   Softball                                                          vs. Lamar                    Arlington, Texas  11:00 am

                                         Softball                                                          at Texas-Arlington         Arlington, Texas  3:00 pm

                                         W. Tennis             at Oklahoma State                Stillwater, Okla.             3:00 pm

                                         Indoor Track          at Arkansas Last Chance       Fayetteville, Ark.          All Day

 

Saturday, March 2              M. Basketball       Tulane*                               Reynolds Center         3:05 pm

                                         Softball                                                          vs. Creighton               Arlington, Texas  11:00 am

                                         Softball                vs. TBA                               Arlington, Texas            TBA

 

Sunday, March 3                W. Tennis            South Alabama                    Case Tennis Center     12 noon

                                         W. Basketball        at UAB*                               Birmingham, Ala.           2:00 pm

                                         Softball                vs. TBA                               Arlington, Texas            TBA

 

Monday, March 4                 M. Golf                                                           at Louisiana Classics     Lafayette, La.    All Day

 

Tuesday, March 5                M. Golf                                                           at Louisiana Classics     Lafayette, La.    All Day

 

Wednesday, March 6          Softball                Oklahoma State                   Collins Complex                     5:00 pm

                                         M. Basketball       SMU*                                  Reynolds Center                     7:05 pm

 

Thursday, March 7             W. Basketball      Houston*                            Reynolds Center                     7:00 pm

 

Friday, March 8                             W. Tennis                               at SMU*                           Dallas, Texas              12 noon

                                         M. Tennis              at Oklahoma State                Stillwater, Okla.             2:00 pm

                                         W. Golf                                            at Notre Dame Clover Cup Mesa, Ariz.                  All Day

                                         Indoor Track          at NCAA Championship         Fayetteville, Ark.          All Day

 

Saturday, March 9              Softball                Marshall* (DH)                     Collins Complex                     1:00 pm

                                         W. Tennis             at North Texas                      Denton, Texas              2:00 pm

                                         M. Basketball        at Rice*                               Houston, Texas            7:00 pm

                                         W. Golf                                            at Notre Dame Clover Cup Mesa, Ariz.                  All Day

                                         Rowing                                             at Oklahoma Invitational     Oklahoma City, Okla.   All Day

                                         Indoor Track          at NCAA Championship         Fayetteville, Ark.          All Day

 

Sunday, March 10              M. Tennis             SMU*                                  Case Tennis Center     12 noon
                                         Softball                Marshall*                            Collins Complex                     1:00 pm

                                         W. Golf                                            at Notre Dame Clover Cup Mesa, Ariz.                  All Day

                                         Rowing                                             at Oklahoma Invitational     Oklahoma City, Okla.   All Day

 

* = Conference USA event

 

Tulsa Student-Athlete of the Week Winners

August 20 – Katie Bykowski (Women’s Soccer)

August 27 – Claire Nicholson (Women’s Soccer)

September 4 – Jessica Adams (Women’s Volleyball)

September 11 – Derrick Luetjen (Football)

September 18 – Sarah Macpherson (Cross Country)

September 24 – Mark Pais (Men’s Soccer)

October 1 – Chris O’Hare (Cross Country)

October 8 – Trent Dupy (Football)

October 15 – Andrew Heyes (Cross Country)

October 22 – Sam Vickers (Women’s Tennis)

October 29 – Rebecca Handley and Stephanie Aitken (Women’s Soccer)

November 5 – Jamie Roloff (Women’s Rowing)

November 12 – Matt Boullt (Men’s Soccer)

November 19 – Diana Silva (Women’s Volleyball)

November 26 – Jared St. John (Football)

December 3 – Thomas Roberson (Football)

December 10 – Tiffani Couisnard (Women’s Basketball)

January 2 – Derrick Jackson (Football)

January 7 – Ashley Clark (Women’s Basketball)

January 14 – Tiffani Couisnard (Women’s Basketball)

January 21 – Saana Saarteinen (Women’s Tennis)

January 28 – Taleya Mayberry (Women’s Basketball)

February 5 – Clifford Marsland (Men’s Tennis)

February 11 – Katherine Camp (Women’s Track and Field)

February 18 – Chris O’Hare (Men’s Track and Field)

February 25 – Jill Barrett (Softball)