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Tulsa Golden Hurricane Sports Weekly Review


March 5, 2012

Student-Athlete of the Week
Week of February 27 - March 4
Sophomore third baseman Jill Barrett (Softball) has maintained a 3.64 grade-point average in exercise and sports science with a teacher's certificate. The Greenwood, Ark., native helped lead Tulsa to the Hyatt Downtown Tulsa Tournament championship this past weekend. She was 7-for-19 (.270), and recorded hits in all five TU games. She also had six RBIs and three runs. She was 2-for-4 in the championship game against North Texas, and also drove in three runs.

Last Week's Results
MEN'S BASKETBALL (17-13, 10-6 C-USA)
Lost at UAB 68-64
(Tulsa fell on the road against the Blazers. Sophomore guard Jordan Clarkson dropped 21 points, while freshman guard Eric McClellan had 14 points and senior center Steven Idlet added 13 points. Senior forwards D.J. Magley (13) and Joe Richard (8) combined for 21 rebounds. Tulsa shot 38 percent from the field and 75 percent from the free-throw line.)

Lost to Memphis 78-66 (Clarkson led the Golden Hurricane with 18 points as TU fell in its season finale at the Reynolds Center. Idlet had 13 points and six rebounds in his final collegiate home game, and junior guard Scottie Haralson added 10 points.)

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (13-14, 8-8 C-USA)
Defeated SMU 61-57
(TU ended the regular season with a home triumph over the Mustangs. Junior guard Taleya Mayberry led the Golden Hurricane with 19 points, five rebounds and five assists. Sophomore guard Taylor Hooker filled the stat sheet with 14 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals in a game-high 39 minutes. Seniors Chanice Scott and Denise Lewis combined for 22 points on Senior Day. Tulsa shot 45 percent from the field and held SMU to just 37-percent shooting.)

MEN'S GOLF
Competed at the John Hayt Invitational
(Tulsa shot a three-day total of 892 to finish in a tie for 10th at the John Hayt Invitational, which was being played on the Sawgrass Country Club course. Junior Mark Mumford led the team with his 22nd-place finish. He finished with a six-over par score of 222. Senior Andre Tourinho and freshman Matt Mabrey were both a stroke behind Mumford to tie for 27th, while sophomore John Young Kim tied for 36th with a score of 224. Freshman Colton Staggs tied for 82nd.

WOMEN'S GOLF
Competed at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate
(Tulsa finished 11th at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate at the English Turn Country Club with a three-round total of 909. Junior Kristina Merkle placed 21st with a seven-over 223. Senior Marita Engzelius tied for 25th after shooting an eight-over par 224. Sophomore Kayla Riede placed 53rd, while senior Sarah Elliot finished 55th. Junior Shu Yin Liu placed 82nd.)

SOFTBALL (14-3, 0-0 C-USA)
Defeated North Texas 7-2
(TU topped the Mean Green in the opening game of the Hyatt Downtown Tulsa Tournament. Four different members of the Golden Hurricane had two hits, and junior centerfielder Caitlin Everett scored three runs. Junior Lacey Middlebrooks pitched all seven innings and earned the win after allowing just five hits and two unearned runs. She also went 2-for-4 at the plate.)

Defeated Austin Peay 8-0 (5 innings) (Senior first baseman Skylar Swanson led TU to a run-rule triumph over Austin Peay. She went 2-for-2 with four RBIs and one run scored. Junior shortstop Samantha Cobb also had two of TU's 10 hits, and she and Everett both scored twice. Sophomore pitcher Kalynn Schrock threw all five innings and allowed six hits and no runs.)

Defeated Loyola Chicago 10-2 (5 innings) (Everett had a monster game in TU's second-consecutive run-rule victory. She was 3-for-4 with four runs batted in and four runs scored, along with two triples. Cobb was 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a home run. Sophomore outfielder Cierra Hughes was 2-for-3 with two runs. Sophomore pitcher Aimee Creger picked up the win after throwing all 5.0 innings and giving up two runs on eight hits. She struck out seven batters.)

Defeated Loyola Chicago 7-0 (Tulsa defeated the Rattlers in the semifinals of the four-team playoff to advance to the championship. Everett was 3-for-4 with one RBI, one run and two stolen bases. Hughes was 2-for-3 with two runs, and Swanson hit a two-run home run. Middlebrooks threw another complete game and earned the win after allowing just four hits and striking out eight.)

Defeated North Texas 6-1 (The Golden Hurricane captured the title at the 2012 Hyatt Downtown Tulsa Tournament with a convincing win over UNT. Barrett had three runs batted in and went 2-for-4 at the plate. Swanson and junior catcher Cassidy Bowen both had two hits, and Swanson hit another two-run homer. TU used all three pitchers against North Texas. Creger threw the first five innings and earned the win after giving up just one run on one hit, while striking out eight. Schrock pitched 0.1 innings and Middlebrooks threw the final 1.2 innings to pick up her first save of the season.)

MEN'S TENNIS (7-7, 1-0 C-USA) Ranked No. 33 in the nation
Lost at No. 24 Washington 4-3
(TU jumped out to a 3-1 lead, but the road team was unable to upset host Washington in Seattle. Senior Ashley Watling and junior Grant Ive both picked up singles and doubles victories, while junior Clifford Marsland and freshman Alejandro Espejo helped the Golden Hurricane win the doubles point.)

Defeated No. 30 Louisville 4-0 (Tulsa bounced back from its loss to the Huskies by sweeping the Cardinals on neutral grounds. Sophomore Japie De Klerk, Watling and junior Tristan Jackson all picked up singles victories. Ive and Espejo won at No. 2 doubles and De Klerk and freshman Lucian Gheorghe won on the third doubles court as TU swept the doubles point.)

WOMEN'S TENNIS (9-2, 0-0 C-USA) Ranked No. 30 in the nation
Defeated No. 40 North Texas 6-1
(Tulsa won on the top two doubles courts and took five of six singles matches over the visiting Mean Green. Seniors Anastasia Erofeeva and Ewa Szatkowska joined sophomore Samantha Vickers with both singles and doubles victories.)

Defeated Kansas 7-0 (Tulsa won its 31st-straight match at Case Tennis Center. Erofeeva became the third player in school history with 100-career singles wins, and Szatkowska posted her biggest career win in a sweep of the Jayhawks. She upset the No. 118-ranked player in the nation, which was her second-career win over a ranked foe.)

INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD
Competed at the Arkansas Final Qualifier
(Four members of the Conference USA champion Tulsa men's track and field team competed at the Arkansas Last Chance Qualifier meet at the Randal Tyson Track Complex. All four of the runners posted personal bests in the mile, highlighted by junior Andrew Heyes and his first-place time of 4:01.98. The mark was the 43rd-fastest time posted in the nation this year. Senior Paulo Pinheiro finished runner-up in 4:02.89, and his mark was 53rd in the country this season. Junior Sam Masters was third in 4:05.69, and senior Carl Stones finished fifth in 4:07.04.)

Upcoming Schedule
March 5 (Mon.)	M. Golf	at Louisiana Classic (Lafayette, La.)		All Day

March 6 (Tues.) M. Golf at Louisiana Classic (Lafayette, La.) All Day

March 7 (Wed.) W. Basketball vs. East Carolina (C-USA Championship First Round) 11 am Softball No. 23 Oklahoma State 5 pm

March 8 (Thurs.)M. Basketball vs. Marshall/SMU (C-USA Championship Quarterfinals) 2:30 pm W. Basketball C-USA Championship Quarterfinals TBA

March 9 (Fri.) M. Basketball vs. C-USA Championship Semifinals TBA W. Basketball vs. C-USA Championship Semifinals TBA W. Rowing at Oklahoma Invitational (Oklahoma City, Okla.) All Day Indoor Track at NCAA Championships (Boise, Idaho) All Day (Chris O'Hare competing in the mile)

March 10 (Sat.) M. Basketball vs. C-USA Championship Final TBA W. Basketball vs. C-USA Championship Final TBA W. Tennis vs. Iowa (Lincoln, Neb.) 11 am Softball at UCF* (DH) noon W. Rowing at Oklahoma Invitational (Oklahoma City, Okla.) All Day Indoor Track at NCAA Championships (Boise, Idaho) All Day (Chris O'Hare competing in the mile)

March 11 (Sun.) Softball at UCF* 11 am W. Tennis at No. 36 Nebraska 11:30 am W. Rowing at Oklahoma Invitational (Oklahoma City, Okla.) All Day

* = 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) January 23 - Julian Frazier (Men's Track) January 30 - Clifford Marsland (Men's Tennis) February 6 - Sam Masters (Men's Track) February 13 - Tristan Jackson (Men's Tennis) February 20 - Cassidy Bowen (Softball) February 27 - Chris O'Hare (Men's Track) March 5 - Jill Barrett (Softball)