C-USA CHAMPIONSHIPS WON
Since Tulsa joined Conference USA for the 2005-06 season, Golden Hurricane teams have more than doubled the next closest league member when it comes to winning C- USA Championships.
1. Tulsa 49
T2. Rice 24
T2. SMU 24
T2. Memphis 24
T5. Houston 21
T5. UCF 21
Tulsa has won four national tournament championships in women’s golf (2 NCAA, 2 AIAW), three in men’s basketball (2 NIT, 1 CBI) and one in men’s tennis (1982 NITT).
Tulsa has won 49 Conference USA regular season, including regular season, West Division and post-season championships since joining the league in 2005. It’s the most of any Conference USA school over that time span.
In 2011-2012, Tulsa earned perhaps the most prestigious honor that Conference USA awards during the academic year, as TU won the Conference USA Institutional Excellence Award, which is given to the C-USA institution with the highest grade point average during the academic year for all student-athletes in conference-sponsored sports. Tulsa student-athletes combined for an annual GPA of 3.121.
Tulsa’s 49 Conference USA regular season and tournament titles have come in nine sports – men’s soccer (7), men’s tennis (6), football (7, including two overall titles, 4 West Division titles and one shared West Division crown), softball (7), women’s tennis (5), volleyball (6), women’s basketball (3), men’s cross country (4), men’s golf (1), women’s golf (2) and women’s cross country (1).
In this decade, Tulsa has consistently ranked among the top-100 schools in the nation in the NACDA Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Division I standings, recording its highest finish ever in the all-sports sweepstakes at No. 58 in the 2011-12 season.
Tulsa teams have made national post-season tournament appearances 146 times, including 19 bowl game appearances, in school history.
Golden Hurricane teams have won 124 conference championships in the history of the school.
Thirty Top TU Student-Athletes Who Went Onto Prominent Professional Athletic Careers
David Alexander, 9-year NFL career
Bob Babich, Chicago Bears Assistant Coach
Kathy Baker, Former LPGA Professional Multiple Tour Winner
Glenn Dobbs, Former Pro Football Player and Tulsa Head Football Coach
Jim Finks, Pro Football Hall of Famer
Gus Frerotte, 15-year NFL career
Hank Haney, PGA Golf Coach
Steve Harris, 5-year NBA career
Sarah Haskins, USA Olympic Triathlete
Todd Hays, Three-time USA Olympian; 2002 Bobsled Silver Medalist
Dennis Hickey, Director of College Scouting, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Carin HJ Koch, Current LPGA player
Tommy Hudspeth, Former NFL and College Head Coach
Steve Largent, Pro Football Hall of Famer
Nancy Lopez, LPGA Hall of Famer
Jerry Ostroski, 8-year NFL career
Drew Pearson, NFL All-Pro, Dallas Cowboys
Stacy Prammanasudh, Current LPGA player
Paul Pressey, Former NBA all-star and current NBA assistant coach
Ray Rhodes, Former NFL Head Coach
Jerry Rhome, 1964 Heisman Trophy runner-up
Kelly Robbins, Former LPGA Professional Multiple Tour Winner
Steve Rogers, 5-time Major League All-Star
Jody Rosenthal, Former LPGA Professional Multiple Tour Winner
Michael Ruffin, 11-year NBA career
Sam Rutigliano, Former NFL Head Coach
Bob St. Clair, Pro Football Hall of Famer
Bobby “Bingo” Smith, 12-year NBA career
Lovie Smith, Former Chicago Bears Head Coach
Howard Twilley, Former NFL player and World Champion with 1972 Miami Dolphins