Back to School

09-03-14 University Ambassadors-109Today’s blog post comes to us from Haley A., a sophomore communication and psychology major from Sand Springs, Okla. Haley has written guest blogs for us in the past, but recently became a resident blogger for TU. 

The beginning of a new semester is always filled with a sense of excitement and endless opportunity. With a fresh schedule of entirely new classes, a clean slate of grades, and a refreshing comeback from a restful break, I feel fully prepared for the remaining months of the school year. In addition to the excitement of all things new, I also have enjoyed the familiarity and comfort in returning to my home away from home. Although my much-needed time with my family was enjoyable, when the final days of winter break rolled around I found myself counting the hours until it was time to move back to campus. Continue reading

The Perks of Working in TU Athletics


Today’s Tuesday With Tulsa comes to us from Katie Snyder, a sophomore Communications major from Des Moines, Iowa.

One thing that drew me to The University of Tulsa is that it is one of the smallest Division I schools in the nation. This means that our class sizes are small and we have a close-knit community, but we also get to enjoy competitive sports and an incredibly spirited atmosphere! The combination of these two aspects makes TU a really special place.

I played volleyball and ran track in high school, but outside my own athletic endeavors, it was unlikely that I’d attend many games. However, I found myself missing athletics when I got to college. When a friend recommended working in Athletic Media Relations, I jumped at the opportunity. Sports are incredible, particularly college sports, because they unite so many diverse individuals into a deeply emotional bond. The incredible triumph and joy of an unexpected win, the adrenaline rush of good competition, and even the crushing blow of defeat, coupled with the unrelenting loyalty of true fans; these feelings are worth preserving. What I love about working in athletics is that I get to be motivated by that type of passion every day. Continue reading

Life as a Student-Athlete at TU

Julie 3Today’s Tuesday With Tulsa comes to us from Julie K., a senior Speech Pathology major from St. Louis, Mo.

My name is Julie, and I live the crazy, yet awesome life of a student-athlete here at The University of Tulsa. TU has made it possible for me to get a great education while playing the sport that I love: softball.  I’m not going to lie, being a student-athlete gets super busy at times. In addition to class and homework, I have practice and workouts to go to nearly every day.  Sometimes, I even have to miss class so I can travel to tournaments.  As a freshman, this scared me because I thought my grades would suffer for missing lectures and class discussions.  But I quickly learned that the professors at TU are very understanding of athletics. They are always eager to work with athletes one-on-one to make sure they understand everything that they missed.  I’ve even seen many professors at our games supporting us!  The faculty of TU is extremely supportive of TU athletics and its student-athletes.

Now I going to brag about my awesome team a little bit. Last season, we finished with a record of 53-9 and broke tons of team and individual records. We set the single season record for batting average (.325), hits (553), and RBI (333).  Two of my teammates received All-American honors.  We were even ranked 15th in the country at one point!  It was by far the best season we’ve ever had. Continue reading