May 20-23 Tulsa Country Club Tulsa, Oklahoma
Hosted by the Tulsa Sports Commission and The University of Tulsa
The University of Tulsa, Tulsa Sports Commission and Tulsa Country Club are proud to serve as hosts for the 2014 NCAA® Division I Women's Golf Championships. It's the second time that this event has been held at Tulsa Country Club. Duke University captured the 1999 NCAA title at TCC.
The field of 24 teams will compete for the team championship, while 126 select individuals will also be competing for the individual title. The championship course plays to a par 70 and measures 6,194 yards.
Tulsa is the second-largest city in the state of Oklahoma and 46th largest city in the United States. With a population of 393,987 (2012 US Census estimate), it is the principal municipality of the Tulsa Metropolitan Area, a region with 951,880 residents in the MSA and 1,122,259 in the CSA. The city serves as the county seat of Tulsa County, the most densely populated county in Oklahoma, and extends into Osage, Rogers and Wagoner counties.
Tulsa was first settled between 1828 and 1836 by the Lochapoka Band of Creek Native American tribe. For most of the 20th century, the city held the nickname "Oil Capital of the World" and played a major role as one of the most important hubs for the American oil industry. Tulsa is the birthplace of U.S. Route 66 and is also known for its Western Swing music.
Once heavily dependent on the oil industry, economic downturn and subsequent diversification efforts created an economic base in the energy, finance, aviation, telecommunications and technology sectors. The Tulsa Port of Catoosa, at the head of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System, is the most inland river port in the U.S. with access to international waterways. Two institutions of higher education within the city have sports teams at the NCAA Division I level, Oral Roberts and The University of Tulsa. TU, as The University of Tulsa is referred, has the distinction of being the smallest school playing FBS (Division I-A) football with an undergraduate enrollment of 3,100 students.
Tulsa is situated on the Arkansas River at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in northeast Oklahoma, a region of the state known as "Green Country". Considered the cultural and arts center of Oklahoma, Tulsa houses two world-renowned art museums, full-time professional opera and ballet companies, and one of the nation's largest concentrations of art deco architecture. The city has been called one of America's most livable large cities by Partners for Livable Communities, Forbes, and Relocate America. FDI Magazine, in 2009, ranked the city no. 8 in the U.S. for cities of the future. In 2012, Tulsa was ranked in BusinessWeek's top 50 best cities in America. People from Tulsa are called "Tulsans."