Recipients announced for TCU Athletics monthly awards
Jan. 5, 2006
FT. WORTH, Texas -- Three TCU basketball student-athletes and one female swimmer have been recognized for their athletic and academic achievements for the month of December.
Lady Frog Natasha Lacy and Brent Hackett, a guard on the men's basketball team, were selected Student-Athletes of the Month, while forward Art Pierce and Keleigh Wentworth were picked December's scholar-athletes.
Lacy, a junior from El Paso, Texas, averaged 16.6 points, 7.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game in the final month of 2005. She moved into the top 10 on TCU's career list for rebounds en route to helping the Lady Frogs to a 3-2 record that included three straight victories to end the month.
In men's hoops, Hackett shot 45.3 percent (29-of-64) from the field and 58.3 percent (7-of-12) at the stripe as the Horned Frogs went 3-3 in December. He averaged 13.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals per outing. The local native recorded double-digit points in the first five games of December, bringing his career number to eight. In addition, he has led the team in scoring three times this season.
Wentworth, who owns a 3.454 grade point average as a finance and accounting major, placed among the top 30 in three individual events at the highly-competitive University of Texas Invitational on Dec. 1-3. She had her top finish of the meet by placing 17th in the 400-yard individual medley (4:30.57). Wentworth also placed 22nd in the 200-yard butterfly (2:08.20) and 29th in the 500-yard freestyle (5:04.65) in the same meet.
Pierce, a forward on the men's basketball team, holds a 3.2 GPA in his major of management. He has played in all 14 games this year, logging a minimum of 11 minutes in 13 of the 14 contests. For the month of December, he tied a career high for rebounds with seven grabs in the win against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. In the same game, he set a career-best three steals. To end the 2005 year, the native from Tyler, Texas, averaged 3.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game.