The fourth-ranked OU women's golf team will compete as the No. 2 seed in the 24-team 2013 NCAA Central Regional this Thursday-Saturday at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club.
Tee times for the three-day, 54-hole tournament will begin each day at 7:30 a.m. The Sooners are paired with third-ranked Duke and 12th-ranked Florida for each of the first two rounds. Those three squads will tee off Thursday at 8:36 a.m. on hole No. 1.
The tournament is open to the public and admission is free.
Ellenberg gets invite to World University games tryouts
Oklahoma senior-to-be Aaryn Ellenberg has received an invitation to attend the USA Basketball Women's World University Games Team trials, the organization announced Wednesday.
Ellenberg was among 31 athletes selected by the USA Basketball Junior National Team Committee to appear at the tryouts that will be held May 16-19.
OU coach Sherri Coale was announced in March as head coach of the team that will compete in the 2013 World University Games.
Sooners have three player of year finalists
The No. 1 Oklahoma softball team has three players among the 10 finalists for the 2013 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year.
Senior pitchers Keilani Ricketts and Michelle Gascoigne and sophomore infielder Lauren Chamberlain were all chosen as finalists. Ricketts, who won the award last year, is looking to become just the third player to take home multiple Player of the Year honors.
OC needs one more win
The Oklahoma Christian baseball team won two games Wednesday to advance to a winner-take-all title game in the NCCAA Central Region tournament at 3 p.m. Thursday. The winner will advance to the NCCAA Championship, which is set for May 15-18 in Mason, Ohio.
In the first game, OC won 5-4 to eliminate Central Baptist. OC's Caleb Price had a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning scored Jordan Lopez with the winning run.
In Game 2, OC defeated Ecclesia (Ark.) 15-2. OC will face Ecclesia again Thursday.
OU, OSU athletes earn Big 12 tennis honors
OU women's tennis players Whitney Ritchie and Hermon Brhane were selected to the All-Big 12 singles and doubles team. This marked the second consecutive season for Ritchie, a former Bishop McGuinness standout, to be named to both teams. Brhane was also named the 2013 Newcomer of the Year.
* The No. 14 OU men's tennis team has collected three Big 12 postseason awards. For the second consecutive year, John Roddick has been named Coach of the Year. Also for the second consecutive year, senior Costin Paval was named Player of the Year. OU's Axel Alvarez Llamas tied with Baylor's Julian Lenz as the Co-Freshman of the Year.
* Oklahoma State women's tennis players Malika Rose and Kanyapat Narattana have been selected to the All-Big 12 doubles team, while Rose has also been selected to the All-Big 12 singles team.
*Oklahoma State men's tennis athletes Rifat Biktyakov and Matt Campbell were selected to the All-Big 12 doubles team.
The Central Oklahoma baseball team will begin play in the final four of the MIAA Tournament against No. 5-ranked Missouri Western at 11 a.m. Thursday in Kansas City, Kan. ... The third-seeded Tulsa softball team opens the Conference USA Championship against sixth-seeded UCF at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Tulsa's Collins Family Softball Complex. ... Four Tulsa players were selected to the All-Conference USA First Team, led by C-USA Pitcher of the Year Aimee Creger. Creger was joined on the All-C-USA First Team by senior shortstop Samantha Cobb, senior pitcher/DP Lacey Middlebrooks and junior third baseman Jill Barrett.