Notes On A Scorecard
Jan. 16, 2013
DRESSED FOR SUCCESS
Football standout Jason Verrett represented TCU very well at this past weekend’s Walter Camp All-America dinner in New Haven, Conn. Jason was recognized along with other top student-athletes from the 2012 season.
TCU Day at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is Jan. 31. Anyone wearing TCU gear that day will receive free entry onto the grounds. An admission fee will still apply to the actual rodeo. Current students, faculty and staff showing a valid TCU ID will receive a discounted admission price of $10.
SIGNING DAY RECEPTION NEARING
The Jan. 23 deadline is nearing to register for the Frog Club’s National Signing Day Reception, presented by Bank of America, on Feb. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Brown Lupton University Union Grand Ballroom. We appreciate Mike Pavell and Bank of America for their support. This very popular event, featuring head football coach Gary Patterson and his staff unveiling our 2013 recruiting class, is an annual sellout. Make sure to register now here.
WOMEN’S BASEBALL CLINIC SET
Our fourth-annual Women's Baseball Clinic will be Feb. 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Sam Baugh Indoor Practice Facility. Make sure to join head coach Jim Schlossnagle and his program for a great evening that includes food, fashion and our national pastime. For more information, please click here.
ON THE DOCKET
In addition to basketball, it’s a big weekend of activity with several of our sports opening their spring seasons. Our No. 2-ranked and defending national champion rifle program takes its 19-match winning streak to fellow national power Alaska for a pair of contests against the fourth-ranked Nanooks. Men’s and women’s swimming and diving begins a stretch of four meets in 13 days when it competes Friday at West Virginia. The indoor season for track and field commences Saturday at the Auburn Invitational in Birmingham, Ala. Men’s tennis opens the spring campaign on the road Saturday with a pair of matches at Detroit and Michigan. Women tennis will be home Sunday at 10 a.m. versus Nicholls State.
MEET THE STAFF
Ray Walls is in his third year at TCU and first as our assistant director of athletics academics services. He works directly with our football program while also serving in a mentoring role with all other sports. A native of Kentwood, La., Ray was a standout cornerback at Southern Miss before playing five seasons (2001-05) in the NFL. Ray came to TCU as a graduate assistant. He was then promoted to full-time status after earning his master’s degree in counseling. Prior to arriving in Fort Worth, Ray was an intern at the NCAA in its diversity and inclusion program. Ray and his wife, Vicki, are raising three boys. They have sons Taylen and Jordan and nephew Trey.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Reggie Smith was an All-Southwest Conference center for the Horned Frogs from 1988-92. The only TCU player to total more than 1,500 points and 900 rebounds in a career, Reggie still ranks in the top five for most of TCU’s individual and career records. The 2010 Lettermen’s Hall of Fame inductee played professionally in the NBA and overseas. Reggie and his wife, Skylier, now reside in El Dorado Hills, Calif., with children RJ and Saraya. Reggie is a senior technical recruiter in the Sacramento region who spends his free time coaching a top-rated girls AAU basketball program.
NAME THE QUOTE
We’re starting a new feature in this blog. We’ll test your movie knowledge each week with a quote from a cinematic classic. The challenge will be to name from which movie it came. We’ll provide the answer in the following week’s blog. This week’s quote is, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
SPANNING THE GLOBE
This week’s edition of TCU supporters flashing the Horned Frog sign and apparel from all points worldwide comes from Phil Shelton, a proud member of the class of 1980, at Maho Beach, Sint Maarten. Please continue to send me (firstname.lastname@example.org) your images. These are fun to share.
For a student-athlete to be eligible for practice and competition, he or she must be enrolled in a minimum full-time program of studies leading to a baccalaureate or equivalent degree. There are several exceptions to this requirement. One exception is for a student-athlete in his or her final semester or quarter. This exception says when a student-athlete is in his or her final semester or quarter prior to graduation, he or she may be enrolled in less than a minimum full-time program of studies as long as he or she is carrying (for credit) the courses necessary to complete the degree requirements.
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