Feb. 15, 2011
February 15, 2011
Dear Green Wave Fans,
Our student-athletes are an inspiration, juggling the demands of competing
with studying, always giving it their all. I want to give a shout out to some student-athletes who turned in stellar performances recently. First, Green
Wave swimmer Kayla Alf-Huynh deserves props for being named C-USA Swimmer of the Week last week. Kayla is the first Tulane swimmer to do so since 2004.
Back on dry land, the Green Wave women have been impressive in track and
field. Six - that's right - six Green Wave athletes posted personal best
performances at the Tyson Invitational at the University of Arkansas last
I think most of you know, this year we are celebrating 100 seasons of Green Wave basketball. We've been celebrating the teams and players of the past and we'll wrap it up this week. Tomorrow we will honor the stellar players from the `90s when we take on UCF. On Saturday, we applaud the players from 2000 on and name our All Century Team as the Wave plays Marshall. I know Coach Conroy and his team would love to have you in Fogelman for both contests.
Our nationally ranked women's golf team has teed off its spring
schedule. The #14th ranked Green Wave is at the UCF Challenge at the
RedTail Golf Club in Sorrento, Fla. They started play on Sunday and
currently sit in third place. They will finish up today.
Spring in New Orleans is perfect for golf and baseball and so far the
weather report is favorable for this Friday when the Green Wave opens its
baseball season against Sam Houston State at Turchin. I'm told we might have
temps in the 70s that day so the weather should be nice.
Actually, I have quite a bit of personal experience with baseball. I've built dugouts and sat in them, too (lifetime .247 average, although for power) and there's not a bad seat in our ballpark. Come check it out this weekend.
By the way, this year's team is ranked #25 by Baseball America. The Conference USA Coaches ranked us fifth in the conference. Quite a difference but I guess that's why you play the game. Let's see which prognosticator was right. It should be a fun season.