PRIORITY POINTS DEADLINE
As you may know, TCU's fiscal year ends May 31. This date is especially important because that's when we annually re-calculate Horned Frog Priority Points and rankings. Your June 1, 2012 priority points ranking will not only affect road and bowl game ticket allocation for the upcoming football season, it will also impact 2013 football seating at Amon G. Carter Stadium. All requests for seating upgrades during the season ticket renewal period will be based on your priority points system ranking. Please make sure your gifts are in before the May 31 deadline and call the Frog Club office at (817) 257-7700 if you have any questions.
Congratulations to our women's outdoor track and field program on its Mountain West championship this past weekend in Colorado Springs. That makes it five MW championships (football, women's golf, women's tennis and women's indoor and outdoor track and field) thus far in 2011-12. With baseball this weekend, we have an opportunity to tie a single-season school record with six MW titles. Congratulations to our 11 student-athletes who collected championship honors and to Darryl Anderson on being named the MW Women's Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year. Darryl received similar accolades during the indoor season.
TIP OF THE CAP
How about Jack O'Brien from our men's track and field program! In addition to graduating with honors, he also recorded the highest MCAT score, under the current system, on record at TCU. Talk about a true student-athlete! Best wishes to Jack as he now heads to UT Southwestern Medical School.
FROM THE HARD HATS
In addition to everything you can't miss in and around Amon G. Carter Stadium, our conversion to the Big 12 is well underway in other venues. We are completing work on the floor refinishing for the Schollmaier Basketball Complex and the volleyball court in the Rec Center. New TCU logos, our Nike font and Big 12 logos are being applied. Work also continues on the Walsh Complex locker room project with a July 15 projected finish. Stadium work with interior finishing, cabinet work and some final concrete pours are also underway.
STAT OF THE DAY
Did you know we're one of just six schools to be ranked in the final top 15 of the Associated Press college football poll as well as the top 20 in the current Baseball America poll? The others are Baylor, LSU, Oregon, South Carolina and Stanford.
ON THE DOCKET
Fresh off our 1-0 win at Oklahoma last night, our baseball program has a big weekend at Lupton Stadium as we close regular-season play with a three-game series versus San Diego State. It's an opportunity to win our seventh straight outright Mountain West championship, representing every year in the league. First pitch is 6:30 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Make sure to be there early Sunday as we recognize our senior class in a pre-game ceremony. The MW Tournament is next week in Las Vegas. Our men's golf program will be making its 23rd consecutive postseason appearance, the longest streak for any of our athletics teams, when it begins play Thursday at the NCAA Regional in Ann Arbor, Mich.
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