The men’s golf team took first place in the UALR/First Tee Invitational on the strength of Matt Mabrey, who was the individual champion of the tournament. The Golden Hurricane beat out the Memphis Tigers by one point in their first place finish out of a pool of 16 teams. Joined Mabrey in the top-five finishers was Tulsa senior Colton Staggs who shot just two strokes behind Mabrey. Their next tournament is in Kannapolis, NC this upcoming weekend.
The women’s rowing team swept the University of Creighton in all five races on Saturday morning, including the Varsity 4+, Lightweight 4+, Freshman/Novice 4+ and Varsity 8+. After the sweep over the Bluejays, head coach Kevin Harris had this to say about the event: “I was really pleased with the way the women executed today. We put the race plan together, went after it, made the rating right and I am proud of the way we raced today.” The rowing team will next see action this upcoming weekend as they head to West Windsor, NJ to compete in the Knecht Cup.
Or Ram-Harel was named the American Athletic Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week for the third time this season, mostly for his role in the win over the University of Central Florida, in which Ram-Harel won the final match of the day to put Tulsa up 4–3. The men dropped their final two regular season matches against the No. 1 Oklahoma Sooners and the No. 54 Tulane Green Wave. The Golden Hurricane honored Alejandro Espejo before their final match for senior day. The men have a 12 day break before hosting the American Athletic Conference Championships from April 16–19. The women lost their final home game of the season against the University of Houston on Friday night. After falling behind 0–3 early, the women were able to tie it at 3 apiece, but fell just short as the Cougars won the final point. The women will travel to Kansas and Wichita State to conclude the regular season next week, before the conference tournament.
The women’s softball team split its four games this week, going 2–2 against Arkansas and UCF. The Golden Hurricane blew past Arkansas on Tuesday, beating them 10–2 in only six innings of play. They hosted the 16th ranked Knights from Central Florida this past weekend. On Friday the two teams competed in a doubleheader that lasted a total of 23 innings and over seven hours. The Knights took the first game 2–1 in 16 innings, and the Hurricane took the second game 5–4. Compared to Friday’s games, Saturday’s finale was quick, with the Knights winning the series on a 3–0 win over the Golden Hurricane. Tulsa now sits with a 23–14 overall record and a 5–4 record in conference play. They next play at Wichita State on Tuesday, before traveling to East Carolina to take in the Pirates in a three game series on Saturday and Sunday.
Track and Field
Marc Scott and Tim Rackers made Tulsa history during the 10,000 meter run at the Nike Stanford Track and Field Invitational on Friday. Scott set a program record with a time of 28:12.91, while Rackers ran the third fastest time in program history with a time of 28:52.57. Scott finished fourth in his heat, while Rackers finished second in his. The Golden Hurricane will next compete in the John McDonnell invitational in Fayetteville.