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Tulsa Golden Hurricane Sports Weekly Review


April 2, 2012

Student-Athlete of the Week
Week of March 26 - April 1
Freshman Jamie Roloff (Rowing) has maintained a 3.375 grade-point average in arts and sciences. The Richboro, Pa., native led Tulsa's seventh-ranked Lightweight 8+ to a fifth-place finish at the 39th Annual San Diego Crew Classic this past weekend on Mission Bay. The team clocked a time of 8:05.29 in the finals.

Last Week's Results
WOMEN'S GOLF
Finished second at the UALR Women's Golf Classic
(TU finished second at the Sixth Annual UALR Women's Golf Classic at the par-72 Diamente Country Club. The team posted a three-round total of 898, one stroke behind medalist UTEP. Junior Kristina Merkle finished fifth after shooting a 3-over-par total of 219. It was her sixth top-6 performance in seven tournaments this year. Senior Marita Engzelius tied for 17th with a score of 224, while junior Kayla Riede tied for 37th after carding a 229. Seniors Kamryn Ruffin (43rd) and Sarah Elliott (47th) finished right behind Riede.

ROWING
Competed at the San Diego Crew Classic
(Tulsa's seventh-ranked Lightweight 8+ and Varsity 8+ captured fifth-place finishes in their respective Grand Finals on Mission Bay. The Lightweight 8+ posted a mark of 8:05.29, while the Varsity 8+ had a time of 7:22.09. In the Collegiate 4+, TU posted a sixth-place finish in its heat and finished fifth in the Third Final. The Second Varsity 8+ recorded a time of 7:14.08 to finish seventh in its heat.)

SOFTBALL (22-6, 8-1 C-USA) Ranked No. 27 in the nation
Won at Arkansas 6-0
(Junior shortstop Samantha Cobb hit her seventh homer of the season, and three players had two hits apiece to lead Tulsa to a road win over Arkansas. Junior center fielder Caitlin Everett, sophomore third baseman Jill Barrett and senior second baseman Skylar Swanson all had two hits as the Golden Hurricane outhit the Razorbacks 11-2. Sophomore pitcher Aimee Creger threw a complete-game shutout, while allowing just two hits and striking out nine.)

Lost at No. 6 Texas 9-1 (six innings) (Everett put Tulsa ahead 1-0 in the first inning, but a three-run second and a six-run sixth pushed the highly-ranked Longhorns past the Golden Hurricane. Barrett, Everett and sophomore left fielder Cierra Hughes had Tulsa's three hits. Junior pitcher Lacey Middlebrooks allowed nine runs on 10 hits in 5.1 innings.)

Defeated No. 25 New Mexico 2-1 (Cobb recorded a walk-off hit in the bottom of the seventh as TU upset the Lobos 2-1 on neutral grounds. Middlebrooks was 3-for-3 from the plate, and junior catcher Cassidy Bowen was 2-for-2 with an RBI. Barrett and senior pinch runner Jessica Stoelke scored TU's two runs. Creger threw all seven innings and picked up her 12th win of the season. She struck out 15 and walked just one, while allowing three hits.)

MEN'S TENNIS (10-8, 1-0 C-USA) Ranked No. 18 in the nation
Lost to No. 21 Oklahoma 5-2
(Tulsa was upset by No. 21 Oklahoma 5-2. The Golden Hurricane was swept during doubles play, and singles matches were won by senior Ashley Watling and junior Tristan Jackson. Watling is 11-2 in his last 13 matches, and Jackson is riding a five-match win streak.)

WOMEN'S TENNIS (15-3, 3-0 C-USA) Ranked No. 31 in the nation
Won at No. 41 Oklahoma State 5-2
(Tulsa won the doubles point and picked up victories in four singles matches, three of which went to third sets. Senior Anastasia Erofeeva topped No. 114 C.C. Sardinha, while junior Michelle Farley, sophomore Samantha Vickers and freshman Isaura Enrique also won singles matches.)

Won at Houston 7-0 (The Golden Hurricane won all nine matches against the conference opponent. Erofeeva, Vickers, Farley, Enrique, senior Ewa Szatkowska, and sophomore Maria Sant'Anna all won singles matches.)

Won at No. 30 Rice 5-2 (TU upset the Owls in Houston, and the team won its 14th-straight match against league competition. TU was able to secure the doubles point, and Szatkowska clinched the victory with a win at No. 3 singles. Vickers, Enrique and senior Bonny Davidson also won singles matches.)

OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
Competed at the 2012 Arkansas Spring Invitational
(Senior Paulo Pinheiro shattered the school record in the 3,000m by more than five seconds. He finished second in the event in 8:14.39, which was the eighth-fastest time in the nation this year. Senior Carl Stones won the 3,000m Steeplechase in 9:07.90, the 22nd-best mark in the NCAA this year. Junior Julian Frazier finished fourth in the 400m dash in 47.14, which was the second-fastest time in school history. For the women, junior Done' Vermaak placed fourth in the seeded 800m run with a mark of 2:11.16. Junior Sarah Macpherson was fourth in the seeded 1,500m run in 4:28.46, and TU's 4x400m relay team was fourth in 3:46.22.)

Upcoming Schedule
April 4 (Wed.)	M. Tennis	No. 75 Oklahoma State			5 pm
		Softball	at Wichita State			6 pm

April 6 (Fri.) Softball Memphis* (DH) 3 pm W. Golf at Rebel Intercollegiate (Oxford, Miss.)All Day

April 7 (Sat.) M. Tennis UCF* 11 am W. Tennis vs. No. 72 Marshall* (Louisville, Ky.) 11 am Softball Memphis* noon Football Spring Game 1 pm W. Golf at Rebel Intercollegiate (Oxford, Miss.)All Day

April 8 (Sun.) W. Tennis at Louisville 10 am W. Golf at Rebel Intercollegiate (Oxford, Miss.)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) March 13 - Chris O'Hare (Men's Track) March 19 - Kamryn Ruffin (Women's Golf) March 26 - Chris Worrell (Men's Golf) April 2 - Jamie Roloff (Rowing)