OU Weekly Sports Notes

Football is not the only sport that people are interested in, and here is a look at some notes on what else is going on in Oklahoma athletics.

CROSS COUNTRY

Last Week: The University of Oklahoma's women's cross country team finished 10th out of 29 teams Saturday morning at the Cowboy Jamboree in Stillwater, Okla., as sophomore Kelly Waters took eighth to lead the squad. Waters completed the 6,000-meter course in a time of 21 minutes and 28 seconds. On the season, Waters has yet to finish outside the top 10.

Web: http://www.soonersports.com/sports/c-xc/recaps/100408aaa.html

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WOMEN'S GOLF

This week: Carol Ludvigson's Sooners compete on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 6-7, at the Windy City Collegiate Championships in Skokie, Ill.  The 54-hole tournament will be played at the 6,350-yard, par-72 Evanston Golf Course and hosted by Northwestern University.  Twelve other squads will compete in the event, including five top-50 teams and Big 12 schools Iowa State and Texas.  Thirty-six holes will be played on Monday, followed by 18 holes on Tuesday.  Live scoring is available at www.golfstat.com.

Notes: Senior Kendall Dye, sophomores Ellen Mueller and Sara Hemingway, and freshman Brooke Collins return to action from a season-opening 11th-place finish at the Ron Moore Women's Intercollegiate two weeks ago … Junior Chelsey Collins will make her season debut this week … Dye led the Sooners at the Ron Moore with a 19th-place finish (her 13th career top-20 finish) while Brooke Collins finished 24th in her collegiate debut.

Web: http://www.soonersports.com/sports/w-golf/spec-rel/100308aaa.html

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ROWING

Last Week: The OU women's rowing team competed in its first ever rowing competition, the Head of the Oklahoma, hosted by Oklahoma City University
last weekend. The regatta was held in downtown Oklahoma City at the Oklahoma River in Bricktown.  The Sooners placed ninth in the W4+ Open, 11th in the women's single scull competition and 13th in the W2 Open.

This Week: The team will compete in its next event on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Head of the Colorado in Austin, Texas.

Notes:  OU entered the W4+ Open on Saturday, finishing ninth out of 32 entries with a time of 17:07 ... The team consisted of Meagan Harrell, Teddi Dwyer, Chelsea Moore, Michael Owen and Bronwyn Tawney ... Big 12 competitor Texas finished sixth while Kansas was 10th ... Concluding the competition on Sunday afternoon, the Sooners W2 Open team of Teddi Dwyer and Chelsea Moore finished 13th while Megan Duffy finished 11th in the women's single scull competition.

Web: http://www.soonersports.com/sports/w-rowing/recaps/100508aaa.html

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OU Soccer

Last Week: 
The Sooners (1-11, 0-3 Big 12) dropped both games over the weekend after falling 2-0 at home on Friday to Oregon and 5-0 on the road Sunday at No. 7 Texas A&M.

This Week:  Oklahoma returns to action this weekend to host Missouri in its Big 12 home opener on Friday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m.  The Sooners conclude the weekend home stand on Sunday against Kansas at 1 p.m.

Notes:  OU has seven games remaining on the season, including five at the OU Soccer Complex.

Promotions:  Friday: First 500 fans receive a free OU pom pom and the Sooners will sign autographs following the game.  Sunday: Sooner Kids Club Day … Special pregame activities for Kids Club members … Kids eat free on Sunday.

Web: 
http://www.soonersports.com/sports/w-soccer/okla-w-soccer-body.html

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MEN'S TENNIS

Last Week: Three Sooners participated in the ITA All-American pre-qualifying rounds.  The trio of Ionut Beleleu, George Chanturia and Blake Boswell finished with a 4-2 record.  Beleleu was able to remain undefeated in fall singles play and advance to the qualifying round by going 3-0.

This Week: Three Sooners will see action this week as the ITA All-American continues. No. 122 Sergey Avdeyev and Ionut Beleleu will start in the qualifying singles round and No. 22 rated Andrei Daescu will begin qualifying doubles play with Beleleu.  Daescu  has already qualified to participate in the main draw.

Web:  http://www.soonersports.com/sports/m-tennis/spec-rel/100508aab.html

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WOMEN'S TENNIS

Last Week: Sophomore Ana-Maria Constantinescu was eliminated in the qualifying round of the 2008 Riviera/ITA All-American Tournament on Tuesday, Sept. 30.  Constantinescu fell to Megan Alexander, ranked No. 70 nationally, from Florida 6-2,6-0 in the first singles draw.  Constantinescu then faced No. 71  Maria Sanchez in the consolation draw and was defeated, 7-5, 6-2. 

This Week: The Sooners head to Evanston, Ill., to compete in the Wildcat Invitational, October 10-12.  The tournament is held at Northwestern University, where OU head coach Dave Mullins previously coached and won the 2008 ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year.

Notes: Constantinescu was the first Sooner to be invited to the ITA All-American Tournament since Gabby Baker competed in the tournament in 2006. 

Web:  http://www.soonersports.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/100108aaa.html


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