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Tulsa Golden Hurricane Sports Weekly Review


March 19, 2012

Student-Athlete of the Week
Week of March 13 - 18
Senior Kamryn Ruffin (Women's Golf) has maintained a 4.00 grade-point average in exercise and sports science. The Pryor, Okla., native helped lead Tulsa to a third-place finish at the 2012 Clover Cup this past weekend in Mesa, Ariz. She finished 11th overall and second on the team after shooting a three-round total of 223, which included an even-par 72 in the second round.

Last Week's Results
WOMEN'S GOLF
Finished third at the 2012 Clover Cup
(Tulsa finished the tournament with a 54-hole score of 892 at the par-72 Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz. Junior Kristina Merkle placed fourth individually after shooting a 1-over par 217. Senior Kamryn Ruffin placed 11th with a score of 223, and fellow senior Marita Engzelius tied for 19th after carding an overall score of 226.)

SOFTBALL (19-6, 5-1 C-USA)
Defeated East Carolina 5-2 (10 innings)
(Senior second baseman Skylar Swanson hit a three-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to open the series with a victory over the Pirates. Junior center fielder Caitlin Everett was 3-for-5 with three runs scored, and junior shortstop Samantha Cobb and sophomore third baseman Jill Barrett both had two hits and an RBI. Tulsa outhit ECU 10-6. Junior pitcher Lacey Middlebrooks threw all 10 innings and earned the win after allowing two runs on six hits.)

Defeated East Carolina 13-4 (5 innings) (TU used a 12-run second inning to record a 13-4 run-rule victory over East Carolina. Junior catcher Cassidy Bowen hit her second homer of the year. She had five runs batted in and was one of five members of the team to score twice. Sophomore left fielder Cierra Hughes also had two hits as the Golden Hurricane outhit the Pirates 11-5. Sophomore pitcher Aimee Creger threw the first four innings and picked up the win. She allowed four runs on five hits, while striking out seven. Sophomore Kalynn Schrock threw the final inning and did not allow a hit or a run.)

Defeated East Carolina 7-6 (Tulsa scored six runs in the final two innings to come-from-behind and sweep the series over the defending C-USA tournament champions. Everett had three hits and three RBIs. Senior right fielder Jessica Stoelke was 3-for-4 with two runs scored, and Barrett and Swanson both had two hits. TU outhit East Carolina 13-8. Creger threw the final 4.1 innings and picked up her ninth win of the season. She allowed two runs on five hits. Schrock threw the first 2.2 innings and gave up four runs on three hits.)

MEN'S TENNIS (8-7, 1-0 C-USA) Ranked No. 23 in the nation
Defeated No. 62 TCU 4-3
(The Golden Hurricane relinquished the doubles point and trailed the entire match, but the team won three of the final four points to come from behind and top No. 62 TCU. Singles victories came from senior Ashley Watling, juniors Clifford Marsland and Tristan Jackson, and freshman Alejandro Espejo.)

WOMEN'S TENNIS (12-3, 1-0 C-USA) Ranked No. 31 in the nation
Defeated No. 50 LSU 6-1
(Tulsa won the doubles point and picked up victories in five of six singles matches. Seniors Anastasia Erofeeva and Bonny Davidson joined sophomore Samantha Vickers with two wins each. Junior Michelle Farley and freshman Isaura Enrique also won their singles matches, and all of Tulsa's wins were in straight sets.)

Defeated SMU 6-1 (TU opened Conference USA action with a victory over rival SMU. The win gave Tulsa its 33rd-straight victory at Case Tennis Center. Erofeeva posted a singles win over the No. 56-ranked player in the nation. She also won her doubles match and tied the school record with her 203rd career victory. She became the first player in Tulsa history with 100 career doubles victories, and she is third all-time with 103 singles triumphs.)

OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD
Hosted the Tulsa Duels
(Tulsa won four events and finished second in five others at the first outdoor meet of the season. Sophomore Danny Thater won the 800m in 1:56.87 and sophomore Brian Tabb won the 1,500 in 3:57.03. Both Tulsa's 4x400m relay teams picked up victories. Freshman thrower Chase Sammons recorded the third-best discus (49.31m) and shot put (15.55m) in school history. He finished second in the shot put.)

Upcoming Schedule
March 20 (Tues.)	Softball	at Oklahoma State		7 pm

March 22 (Thurs.) Softball at South Alabama 6 pm M. Golf at Desert Shootout (Phoenix, Ariz.) All Day

March 23 (Fri.) M. Tennis at No. 19 Fresno State 5 pm M. Golf at Desert Shootout (Phoenix, Ariz.) All Day

March 24 (Sat.) Softball at Southern Miss* (DH) 1 pm M. Golf at Desert Shootout (Phoenix, Ariz.) All Day

March 25 (Sun.) M. Tennis vs. Hawai'i (in Fresno, Calif.) 10 am Softball at Southern Miss* 1 pm

* = 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) March 13 - Chris O'Hare (Men's Track) March 19 - Kamryn Ruffin (Women's Golf)