TCU Scholar Athletes of the Month


Feb. 7, 2018

FORT WORTH, Texas – After accomplishments in the classroom and on the court, Kianna Ray of women’s basketball and Reese Stalder of men’s tennis are TCU’s Scholar Athletes of the Month for January.

Kianna Ray, a sophomore strategic communications major, helped lead TCU women’s basketball to a 7-1 record in January. She led the Frogs in assists with 3.8 per game as TCU won seven straight games and earned its first top-25 ranking since 2010. The Austin, Tex. native scored a career-high 17 points in TCU’s upset of No. 7 Texas on Jan. 10, including making the game-winning free throws in the final 10 seconds of the 79-77 win. Overall, she averaged 9.0 points per game in January.

Ray and the No. 24 Horned Frogs host No. 22 Oklahoma State on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Schollmaier Arena.

Stalder, a junior communication studies major, helped lead TCU men’s tennis to a 3-1 record in January with wins over Abilene Christian, Arizona State, and Louisville. During that stretch he went 3-1 in singles and 4-0 in doubles with Bertus Kruger. The Costa Mesa, Calif. native recorded three golden sets, including a golden match against ACU in the home opener on January 18.

Stalder and the No. 16 Horned Frogs hit the road for a matchup with No. 3 North Carolina on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. in Chapel Hill.

In order to be considered for TCU Scholar Athlete of the Month, a student athlete must have at least a 3.0 GPA and make significant contributions to his/her team in competition.

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