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Tulsa Golden Hurricane Sports Weekly Review

<i>Week of May 7 - 13</i>
Week of May 7 - 13

May 17, 2012

Tulsa, Okla. - Student-Athlete of the Week Week of May 7 - 13 Junior Grant Ive (Men's Tennis) has maintained a 3.50 grade-point average in accounting. The Johannesburg, South Africa, native helped the Golden Hurricane advance to the NCAA Round of 16 for the second-straight year. TU topped No. 35 Minnesota and No. 10 Oklahoma on back-to-back days in Norman. The win over the Sooners was the first in school history over a top-10 team. Ive picked up wins at No. 4 singles and No. 2 doubles against the Gophers to ensure TU would get out of the first round.

Last Week's Results ROWING Finished fifth at the Conference USA Championship (Tulsa concluded the season with a fifth-place finish at the 2012 Conference USA Championship at Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Senior Arielle Tillou, a member of the Varsity 8+, was named to the All-C-USA team. In the Varsity 8+, TU turned in a second-place time of 6:50.30 in the Heat to advance to the Grand Final, where the Golden Hurricane placed fifth in a time of 6:54.20. Tulsa's Varsity 4+ also captured a second-place mark in its Heat and a fifth-place finish in the Grand Final with times of 7:43.54 and 7:46.69, respectively. The Second Varsity 8+ posted a sixth-place finish in the Grand Final with a time of 7:17.31, after recording a third-place mark in the Heat. The Open 4+ also finished sixth with a time of 8:32.93.)

WOMEN'S GOLF Finished 13th at the NCAA West Regional (Tulsa placed 13th in the 24-team NCAA West Regional and failed to qualify for the NCAA Championship Finals. The Golden Hurricane ended the 54-hole event with an overall score of 899 at the par-72 Colorado National Golf Club. Senior Marita Engzelius and junior Kristina Merkle finished the tournament tied for 26th place with scores of five-over par 221. Freshman Anna Young finished in 61st place with a score of 228 and junior Kayla Riede placed 71st overall with a score of 229.)

SOFTBALL (41-12, 19-5 C-USA) Ranked No. 25 in the nation Defeated Southern Miss 6-0 (TU opened the Conference USA Championship with a shutout performance over USM. Senior second baseman Skylar Swanson led the way with her 3-for-3 effort. She drove home four runs and scored once. Junior shortstop Samantha Cobb also had three hits and a run scored. Sophomore pitcher Aimee Creger allowed just five hits and no runs in the complete-game effort. She struck out eight and walked just two.)

Defeated Houston 4-3 (TU sprinkled four runs on five hits throughout seven innings to defeat the Cougars in the semifinals. Junior catcher Cassidy Bowen was 1-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored. Junior pitcher Lacey Middlebrooks allowed just three runs (one earned) on four hits in a complete-game win. She struck out eight and walked just three.)

Defeated Marshall 3-2 (The Golden Hurricane won the Conference USA Championship by defeating the Thundering Herd. Sophomore Jill Barrett, Middlebrooks and Bowen all had two hits. Bowen scored twice and Barrett drove home a run. Middlebrooks threw another complete game, and she allowed just two runs on seven hits along the way.)

MEN'S TENNIS (20-8, 4-0 C-USA) Ranked No. 20 in the nation Defeated No. 35 Minnesota 4-2 (The Golden Hurricane opened its NCAA Tournament by eliminating the Gophers in Norman. TU took care of the doubles point and earned singles wins from juniors Clifford Marsland, Grant Ive and sophomore Japie De Klerk.)

Won at No. 10 Oklahoma 4-1 (TU recorded its first victory over a top-10 opponent in school history as the team went to Norman and dropped the Sooners for the second-straight year in the NCAA Tournament. TU advanced to the Round of 16 for the second-straight year, and for the second time in school history. Senior Ashley Watling clinched the match for the team with a win at No. 3 singles. Marsland and junior Tristan Jackson also posted singles triumphs.)

WOMEN'S TENNIS (23-4, 5-0 C-USA) Ranked No. 25 in the nation Defeated No. 45 Stephen F. Austin 4-0 (TU swept the doubles point and won three singles decisions to advance to the NCAA Second Round for the third-straight year. Seniors Ewa Szatkowska and Anastasia Erofeeva joined freshman Isaura Enrique with singles triumphs.)

Lost at No. 13 Baylor 4-0 (The Golden Hurricane saw its season come to a close at the hands of the Lady Bears. Baylor won the doubles point and earned singles wins at the first, second and sixth positions. TU ended the year with 20 victories for the sixth-straight season.)

OUTDOOR TRACK Men finished third at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships (Tulsa had six individual conference champions as the team finished third at the league meet for the third-straight year. Senior Paulo Pinheiro won both the 5,000m run (14:17.43) and the 10,000m run (30:40.79). Fellow senior Carl Stones won the 3,000m Steeplechase for the second-straight year with a meet record time of 8:53.39. Junior All-American Chris O'Hare won the 800m (1:49.46) and the 1,500m (3:51.27). Freshman Chase Sammons also won the discus championship with a throw of 51.06m.) Women finished 12th at the Conference USA Championships (TU ended competition with 23 points at the league meet. Sophomore Josie Wilcox had the best finish for Tulsa, as she placed third in the 10,000m run (35:43.06). Sophomore Katherine Camp and junior Done Vermaak were 5-6, respectively in the 800m run, while junior Sarah Macpherson (fifth), junior Melanie Hughes (seventh) and sophomoreLauren Collette (eighth) all scored in the 1,500m run.)

Upcoming Schedule
May 17 (Thurs.) M. Golf at NCAA Regional (Greensboro, N.C.) All Day
May 18 (Fri.) Softball vs. Oregon State (NCAA Regional - Norman, Okla.) 5 pm
M. Tennis vs. No. 7 Pepperdine (NCAA Round of 16 - Athens, Ga.) 6 pm
M. Golf at NCAA Regional (Greensboro, N.C.) All Day
May 19 (Sat.) Softball at NCAA Regional (Norman, Okla.) 1 pm or 3:30 pm
M. Golf at NCAA Regional (Greensboro, N.C.) All Day
May 20 (Sun.) M. Tennis IF WIN, vs. UNC/Georgia winner 3 pm
Softball at NCAA Regional (Norman, Okla.) TBA
*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) April 9 - Marita Engzelius (Women's Golf) April 16 - Elissa Stiles (Rowing) April 23 - Ewa Szatkowska (Women's Tennis), Grant Ive (Men's Tennis) April 30 - Sarah Elliot (Women's Golf) May 7 - Justin Smith (Men's Track) May 14 - Grant Ive (Men's Tennis)