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August 14, 2013

Nilsson named OSU golf assistant

State briefs

STILLWATER — Pär Nilsson, a two-time All-American for the Cowboy golf team, has been named assistant coach for the Oklahoma State women’s program.

Hea coach Courtney Jones announced Nilsson’s appointment on Tuesday. Jones says Nilsson has a great vision for where we can take the program and brings valuable experience to the table.

Nilsson has competed all over the world in both professional and amateur golf. He represented his native Sweden at the World Amateur and is a former All-American at Oklahoma State, where he was a three-time All-Big 12 pick.

Nilssn joins the Cowgirl program after spending the previous three seasons as an assistant for the men’s squad at the University of Denver. During his first season with the program, he helped guide the Pioneers to the Sun Belt Conference title.

Tulsa men’s soccer team ranked 14th in NSCAA poll

TULSA — The University of Tulsa men’s soccer team has been ranked 14th in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America preseason poll.

The Golden Hurricane is also currently ranked ninth in the Bennett poll and 15th by College Soccer News.

The NSCAA poll released on Tuesday says TU will face four teams that are ranked among the nation’s top-25, including No. 2 Maryland, No. 6 Creighton, No. 11 New Mexico and No. 21 Charlotte.

Tulsa will kick off the season at Creighton on Aug. 30, then travel to Maryland on Oct. 1. The Hurricane will then take on New Mexico and Charlotte in back-to-back contests on Oct. 9 and Oct. 13, respectively, at the Hurricane Soccer and Track Stadium.

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