Woodard is the Top American
Junior guard James Woodard has earned American Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the second time, based on his performances against UConn and USF last week. Woodard scored 21 points in each of those games, shooting 52 percent from field with an astonishing 61.5 percent from behind the three-point arc. This is the second time Woodard has earned this honor and the second straight week a Golden Hurricane has been the strongest player in the American conference.
Top Tennis Talent
Junior Carlos Bautista earned American Athletic Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week last week for his performance against Texas, Illinois State and Incarnate Word, in which he won every match that he played in, including both singles and doubles.
Joining teammate Akeil Barrett, senior defender Tony Rocha was drafted in the fourth round by Sporting KC in the Major League Soccer Superdraft. Rocha was a four-year letterwinner at defense and midfield, helping Tulsa win the conference this past year, and helping post 14 shutouts over the last two seasons.
Women Outlast Utah
The 27th-ranked women’s tennis team beat the 42nd-ranked University of Utah 4–3, moving on to the ITA Kick-Off Championship against the 16th ranked Wolverines of Michigan. This win gives the women a perfect 5–0 start to the season as they play for the right to advance to the ITA National Indoor Championships.
Track Takes Third
The men and women’s track and field teams, competing in their second meet of the year, both took third place finishes at the DeLoss Dodds Invitational at Kansas State University. The men had nine top-three finishers, including five first place finishes, and the women had ten and three respectively.