SEAT SELECTION UPDATE
We continue to make great progress in the reseating of Amon G. Carter Stadium. With the conclusion of our sixth week on Friday, over 3,900 of the 6,000 football season-ticket accounts have selected just over 18,100 tickets for an average of less than five seats per account. The final time slot for renewal seat selection is May 9 at 4 p.m. When including the suites and club seats sold this fall, we're just over 22,200 season tickets purchased thus far.
Thank you to all of our donors who renewed their parking gifts for the 2012 football season. We are busy placing everyone and doing our best to accommodate each specific request. For those of you who have asked to be on the wait list, we will be contacting you next month with the available options. If you are interested in parking, please call (817-257-7700) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) the Frog Club to be added to the wait list.
BRICK DEADLINE NEARING
We are less than a week away from our May 1 deadline to be involved in our legacy brick program. Make sure to act before Tuesday to ensure the bricks will be installed with your personal name or message before this season. As a reminder, any gift to the Frog Club is tax deductible and will earn points in our Horned Frog Priority Points System. The cost is $125 for a brick. Please visit our website at the following link: www.stadiumlegacybrick.tcu.edu. For more information, drop former Horned Frog golfer Michael Levy an email at Michael.email@example.com or call him at (817) 257-7739.
We'll have some special guests at Friday's 6:30 p.m. home baseball game versus Manhattan. The leadership and administration of the Big 12 will be present. They'll be handing out t-shirts pregame in the tailgating areas as well as having photo opportunities with the Big 12 championship trophy. Make sure to be there early as they'll also take part in our first pitch ceremony.
FROM THE HARDHATS
The main structural installation of steel and the concrete seating units for the east side of Amon G. Carter Stadium will be completed by Monday. This is a major step for us. We are looking at an Aug. 1 occupancy of the west side and Sept. 1 for the east side. It's also "splashdown" time for the Walsh Complex. The new HydraWorx units for the sports medicine center arrived Tuesday. The three units are due to be inside the building by Monday, allowing the contractor to close the entrance.
We always have something fun at Lupton Stadium, and Saturday is no different. Following our 4 p.m. game versus Manhattan, we'll have Movie Night at the ballpark. We'll be showing a movie on the videoboard. Everyone will be invited onto the outfield grass to watch. Make sure to bring a lawnchair or blanket.
Congratulations to our women's golf program on capturing its second straight Mountain West championship and third in the last six years. A special tip of the cap goes to Sanna Nuutinen on being the individual champion. She won the title on the fourth tiebreaker hole. Angie Ravaioli-Larkin was recognized as the MW Coach of the Year for the third straight season, while Sanna, Brooke Beelerand April McCoy were named all-conference. Well done!
Our annual Athletics Awards Banquet was held Monday night in the BLUU and the following student-athletes were recognized: Chancellor's Award - Whitney Gipson, Track and Field;
Pop Boone Co-Female Athletes of the Year - Whitney Gipson, Track and Field, and Sarah Scherer, Rifle; Pop Boone Male Athlete of the Year - Casey Pachall, Football; Dutch Meyer Female Scholar Athlete of the Year - Jennifer Oster, Swimming and Diving; Dutch Meyer Male Scholar Athlete of the Year - Jack O'Brien, Track and Field; William Koehler Academic Achievement Award - Ashley Bolin, Swimming and Diving; Hal Jay Community Spirit Athlete Award - Kelly Johnson, Soccer; Breakout Student-Athlete Award - Julien Brun, Men's Golf.
Four of our student-athletes will be heading to Lubbock June 1-3 to attend the Big 12 Conference Leadership Summit. Based on their achievements in the classroom and on campus, Francisco Brito (track and field), Delisa Gross (women's basketball), Nelson Head (swimming and diving) and Kelly Johnson (soccer) have been chosen to represent TCU. Congratulations to all four of these young men and women who make us proud.
ON THE DOCKET
Our stretch of 20 out of 23 baseball games at home continues this weekend when we host Manhattan. First pitch is 6:30 p.m. for Friday's series opener, 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. The Oklahoma Sooners will hit Lupton Stadium Tuesday for a 6:30 p.m. game. Both our tennis programs will be in action in San Diego at the Mountain West Championships. The men begin play Friday, while our regular-season champion women have a bye until Saturday's semifinals. Track and field is off to Philadelphia to compete in the prestigious Penn Relays.
A student-athlete may receive compensation for teaching or coaching sport skills or techniques in his or her sport on a fee-for-lesson basis, provided:
a.) Institutional facilities are not used;
b.) Playing lessons shall not be permitted;
c.) The institution obtains and keeps on file documentation of the recipient of the lesson(s) and the fee for the lesson(s) provided during any time of the year; and
d.) The compensation is paid by the lesson recipient (or the recipient's family) and not another individual or entity.
e.) Instruction to each individual is comparable to the instruction that would be provided during a private lesson when the instruction involves more than one individual at a time.
f.) The student-athlete does not use his or her name, picture or appearance to promote or advertise the availability of fee-for-lesson sessions.
As always, ask before you act. If you have any questions, please contact our NCAA Compliance office at (817) 257-7525.
KEEP IN TOUCH
Please let us know if you ever have any questions or concerns regarding our program. This is also your program and we value your feedback. We welcome all calls and emails.
Christopher M. Del Conte
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics