The women’s golf team finished 12th in a field of 16 at the SMU/DAC Invite this past weekend. Senior Alex Haun finished with a top thirty finish, with a score of 227 for the 54-hole event. The next tournament will be the American Conference Championship this upcoming weekend in Palm Coast, Fla. The men currently sit in 10th place at the Irish Creek Collegiate Tournament.
The women’s tennis team split their final two regular season games against Kansas and Wichita State this past week. The Golden Hurricane routed the Jayhawks 5–2, giving them their 13th straight victory over Kansas. In the regular season finale, the Hurricane lost a close match to the Shockers by a score of 4–3. They finish the regular season with a record of 13–10. The women and men will compete in the American Conference Tournament this week at Tulsa for the conference title.
TU was recently ranked the fifth best school for D1 softball in the country by the USA Today’s College Factual, based on both athletic and academic requirements. The College Factual cited the past success of Tulsa’s softball program including six trips to the NCAA Tournament, as well as the small, private school atmosphere with an 11:1 student to faculty ratio as reasons for the rank. In other softball news the Golden Hurricane fell to Wichita State this past Tuesday 7–2, but was able to bounce back against conference foe East Carolina, sweeping them in the three-game series, giving up only a single run in the process. Next up is a home and away series against Oklahoma State and a two game series against the University of Kansas on Saturday and Sunday.
Track and Field
The track and field team had six top-finishers at the John McDonnell Invitational this past weekend. Elijah Silva and Simon Greiner finished in first and second respectively in the 800-meter run, both setting personal bests for the event. The Hurricane once more took the top two spots when Isaac Dobos and Austin Del Rosso finished first and second in the 3000-meter steeplechase. Colt Johnson took third in the 400-meter hurdle, but only finished a few seconds from taking the top spot. Continuing his string of success on the field side, Tyler Lybarger took second in the hammer throw event with a toss of 58.87 meters. Stacie Taylor was the top finisher on the women’s side, taking fourth in the 3000-meter steeplechase. The Golden Hurricane will travel next to Walnut, CA to compete in the Mt. Sac Relays next weekend.