TCU Horned Frogs

NOTES ON A SCORECARD - June 13, 2012

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How about Whitney Gipson winning another national championship in the long jump! Congratulations to a very special TCU graduate. Whitney received her degree in broadcast journalism last month and actually competed at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships as an alumna. She also won the national title in the long jump at the indoor championships. It's now on to the Olympic trials for Whitney as she looks to secure her spot in London.


It's been a great year across the board for the Horned Frogs. We've totaled four national championships (rifle team, Sarah Scherer in smallbore, Whitney Gipson in the indoor and outdoor long jump) as well as tying a school record with six conference championships (baseball, football, women's golf, women's tennis, women's indoor and outdoor track and field) to go with 15 Mountain West individual champions, 21 All-America selections and one United States Olympian.


The TCU Nation made quite an impression supporting our baseball program at last weekend's Super Regional in Los Angeles. We very much appreciate everyone who helped "Purple Out" the stands at Jackie Robinson Stadium. It made us proud to receive comments from folks at UCLA on how impressed they were with our fan support, both in numbers and volume.


Great progress continues to be made everywhere and the end is truly near. Flooring and final wall finishes in the Walsh Complex are being installed. Within the month, we plan to move into our new football locker room, sports medicine center and equipment room. At Amon G. Carter Stadium, multiple shifts of craftsmen are in full production mode on the interior finish out. The east side concession stands and rest rooms are also progressing on time.


If you've been making your way around the Metroplex or just on the streets of Fort Worth, you might have noticed the first wave of our billboards and bus wraps. Our full blitz will be commencing shortly. As we mentioned last week, this year's football, soccer and volleyball posters have arrived. Please drop by our athletics ticket office in the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to pick them up. Our very popular trading cards for those sports will soon be arriving.


The Horned Frog sign can always be seen worldwide. The below photo is from Mitchell Parks at the Roman Coliseum. Please send me ( any images you might have of yourself, family or friends sporting TCU apparel or flashing the Frog sign across the country or overseas.



All coaches are required to provide all student-athletes with days off. The rule varies depending on whether the team is in season or out of season. During the playing season, all countable athletically related activities are prohibited during one calendar day per week. The exceptions to this are during participation in one conference and postseason championship, any postseason licensed bowl games, National Invitational Tournaments and during participation in NCAA championships. Coaches are not required to provide a day off during preseason practice that occurs prior to the first day of classes or first scheduled contest (whichever is earlier). A travel day may be considered a day off as long as no countable athletically-related activities occur.


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.

Go Frogs!

Christopher M. Del Conte
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

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