TCU Sports Review - January 29, 2008

Jan. 29, 2008

Fort Worth, Texas - The TCU Sports Review will recap all of the events for the Frogs this past week and take a look at upcoming action for the Purple and White.

Men's Basketball
Last Week: TCU dropped a 74-58 decision to Utah in Salt Lake City this past weekend to drop its overall record to 11-7 - including 3-2 in Mountain West Conference action. Brent Hackett (Fort Worth, Texas/Southwest H.S.) led the Frogs in the scoring department as the TCU senior collected 15 points - including a perfect 7-of-7 from the free throw line.

Kevin Langford (Fort Worth, Texas/North Crowley H.S.) also added 14 points for the Horned Frogs and increased his season total to 16 consecutive double-digit scoring performances.

This Week: The Frogs will return to the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum on Wednesday to square-off against UNLV - who stands in first place in the Mountain West Conference. Game time is slated for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening. The Frogs will also take to the hardwood against the Air Force Academy on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

Women's Basketball
Last Week: The TCU women's basketball team dropped their overall record to 10-9 and 3-2 in Mountain West Conference action after the Lady Frogs suffered a 60-50 setback to the University of Utah at the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum on Saturday. Lorie Butler-Rayford (Inglewood, Calif./Morningside H.S.) recorded 13 points, seven rebounds and two steals to lead the Purple and White.

This Week: The Lady Frogs hit the road this week as they travel to Las Vegas for a match-up against UNLV on Tuesday for a 9:00 p.m. Central Time start. Following its' game against the Lady Rebels, TCU will travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., for a conference contest against the Air Force Academy on Saturday with a 3:00 p.m. tip.

Track and Field
Last Week: The TCU track and field program had another successful week as the Flyin' Frogs competed at the Texas Tech Invitational in Lubbock, Texas. Jessica Clarke (Brooklyn, N.Y./Central Arizona) collected a first-place finish in the 200-meter dash while Kishelle Paul (Marietta, Ga./McEachem H.S.) collected the gold medal in the 55-meter dash.

JimAnne Hejny (Cisco, Texas/Cisco H.S.) notched a first-place showing in the women's long jump while Che' Chavez (Brooklyn, N.Y./Poly Prep H.S.) captured the gold medal in the men's 400-meter dash after crossing the line at the 47.46 mark.

This Week: The Flyin' Frogs will begin the Month of February at the Kentucky Invitational hosted by the University of Kentucky for a two-day meet this weekend.

Swimming and Diving
Last Week: The TCU men's swimming and diving program droped a 143-101 decision to 24th-ranked SMU on Friday evening. The women's swimming and diving team recorded a 137.5-105.5 victory over Mountain West Conference-foe University of New Mexico on Saturday afternoon.

Cameron Allred (Fort Worth, Texas/Southwest H.S.) claimed top honors in the 150-meter backstroke with a time of 1:31.68 while Ben Biefnes (Aurora, Colo./Grandview H.S.) won his third consecutive meet in the 400-meter individual medley after clocking in with a time of 4:05.31 for the Frogs.

R.J. Hesselberg (Saskatoon, Canada/St. Joseph) captured the gold medal in his 11th event of the season as he won the three-meter dive with a score of 345.22, and newcomer Trevor Woods (Omaha, Neb./Westside H.S.) notched a first-place showing in the 1,650-meter freestyle with a time of 16:22.28 - seven seconds faster than the second-place finisher.

The Lady Frogs were led by Maria Alvarez (Cali, Colombia/Berchmans H.S.) captured a pair of gold medals this past weekend against the Lobos as she won the 200-meter and 500-meter freestrokes with times of 1:55.00 and 5:06.01, respectively.

Samantha Smith (Alpharetta, Ga./Centennial H.S.), Ellie Bradley (Tigard, Ore./Cy-Fair H.S.), Natalie Melenric (Alvin, Texas/Alvin H.S.) and Nikki Pappas (Lincoln, Neb./Lincoln Southeast H.S.) led the 200-meter medley relay squad with a time of 1:49.69, which was good enough for the gold medal.

This Week: The TCU women's swimming and diving program is out action this week, but will return to the tank on Wednesday (Feb. 6) against North Texas. The men's swimming and diving program will return to the pool at the Mountain West Conference Championships held in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Last Week: The TCU rifle team notched its fourth victory of the season as the Frogs defeated the University of Nebraska for the first time in program history by a score of 4,621-4,627 in Lincoln, Neb., on Saturday afternoon.

Simone Riford (Kaneohe, Hawaii/Punahou School) claimed an individual first-place gold medal with an aggregate score of 1,166 after notching a top showing in the air rifle with a score of 590. The TCU sophomore also notched a fourth-place finish in the smallbore with a score of 576.

Emily Paper (Pleasant Valley, Iowa/Pleasant Valley H.S.) finished second overall with a total score of 1,164 after notching marks of 577 in the smallbore and 587 in the air rifle, which placed in her second and third overall in her respective events.

This Week: The Frogs return home this week on Saturday (Feb. 2) when they welcome the Air Force Academy to the Fort Worth area.

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