The Tulsa Shock has signed University of Oklahoma standout Courtney Paris, Head Coach Gary Kloppenburg announced June 18. The Shock released 2012 third round pick Lynetta Kizer in order to make room for Paris on the 11 player roster.
“Courtney is an inside power player with a soft touch around the rim and ability to score in the paint,” Head Coach Gary Kloppenburg said. “She is an excellent rebounder at both ends of the floor and with hard work can develop into a solid inside presence for us.”
Tulsa Rowing Club Juniors earned a ninth place finish at the owing Youth Nationals June 8-10 on Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tenn. The crew of Katie Grantham (Booker T. Washington), Anne Philpot (Regent), Victoria Richter (Cascia Hall), Emily Hyde (Holland Hall) and Madison Davidson (Jenks) rowed into the history books, recording the best finish that Tulsa Rowing Club Juniors has achieved at this level of competition.
Another sell-out crowd of over 1,000 guests attended the 19th Annual Rotary Club of Tulsa’s Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Awards at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center.
The Tulsa Shock signed former University of Oklahoma standout Courtney Paris, Head Coach Gary Kloppenburg announced.
The Shock released 2012 third round pick Lynetta Kizer in order to make room for Paris on the 11 player roster.
Conference Commissioner Britton Banowsky and Tulsa Athletics Director Ross Parmley announced recently that the C- Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships will be hosted by Tulsa in 2013, as approved by the Conference Board of Directors.
With four signees already announced for the 2012-13 season and at least 10 more waiting to be revealed, Tulsa Oilers coach Bruce Ramsay said his team should be much improved when the puck drops on the Central Hockey League season in October.
Alex Alston, director of sales for the Tulsa Sports Commission, and Susan Meeker, a member of the board, are all smiles after the announcement that the U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Horse Show will be held in Tulsa through 2017. The shows will garner an estimated $350 million in economic impact to the region.
Five players, including one from national champion Kentucky, have been nominated for the Eddie Sutton Tustenugee Award which recognizes college basketball’s most tenacious, most unselfish performer.
Long-time Oral Roberts hitting coach Ryan Folmar has been named the Head Baseball Coach. During Folmar’s tenure as an assistant, has won the Summit League championship nine times, advancing to Regional play each season.
Employees of Osage Casino competed in an obstacle course sponsored by the tribe. Prize for the fastest time was $2,500. Front row, from left, Athena Spears, Stephanie Byrd, Lisa Williams and Jayme Holt. Back row, from left, John Ford, Chad Thomison, Darnell Rentie, Matt Primm, Keith LaBombard and James Gross.
Tulsa senior rower Stephanie Rogers was named to the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association () Pocock All-America Second Team, as announced by the same organization. Rogers is Tulsa’s first rowing all-american since the inception of the sport at TU in 1996-97.
Five games picked by Sports Network and three on Sports Network
Rashad Ray, a guard from New Orleans’ O.P. Walker High School, has signed a national letter of intent with The University of Tulsa, it was announced today by first-year Head Coach Danny Manning
Bixby athletes competing in Special Olympics Oklahoma did not have to wonder if their community cares about them when they headed for Special Olympics competition in Stillwater. Before leaving for the event, Special Olympics participants were treated to a morning procession starting at their middle school.
Former Golden Hurricane All-American Shea Seals has been named Director of Player Development/Team Manager for basketball at The University of Tulsa, first-year Head Coach Danny Manning announced recently.