Feb. 29, 2012
FORT WORTH - TCU has named junior men's basketball forward Amric Fields and senior women's track sprinter/jumper Whitney Gipson as its Athletes of the Week for their recent performances.
Fields, of Oklahoma City, was instrumental in wins over both Air Force and New Mexico. In Colorado Springs, with the Horned Frogs down two, Fields took a pass from Connell Crossland and drained a three-pointer from the left wing to give TCU the lead for good at 63-62 with 18 seconds left.
For that contest, he totaled ten points off the bench. Once back at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, Fields went on a spree that saw him score eight points in a 48-second span, the last being a steal and breakaway layup, which allowed the Frogs to take a 58-48 lead and cruise by the Lobos the rest of the way. He ended with 11 points and six rebounds.
The TCU track team took home the Mountain West Indoor Track title with a weekend of stellar performances by Gipson. She won the gold medal in women's long jump for the second straight season of 21-10 3/4 ft. The North Richland Hills native's fifth and final jump broke several records, such as topping the nation's best mark heading into the day and breaking both MW and TCU benchmarks.
She is the second Frog ever to win two indoor long jump titles. On the final day, Gipson also came in third overall in the 200 meter with a 24.25 mark, an improvement of 24.68 the previous day in the qualifying round.
2011-12 TCU Athletes of the Week
Feb. 22, 2012 - Hank Thorns and Natalie Ventress
Feb. 15, 2012 - Nick Chappell and Natalie Ventress
Feb. 8, 2012 - Katelyn Gray and Julien Brun
Jan. 31, 2012 - J.R. Cadot and Jaime Dowd
Jan. 25, 2012 - Sarah Beard and Edgar Crespo
Jan. 18, 2012 - Antoinette Thompson and Charles Silmon
Jan. 11, 2012 - Kyan Anderson and Katie Lybbert
Dec. 13, 2011 - Charles Silmon and Lorraine Ugen
Dec. 6, 2011 - Sabine Rasch and Kris Gardner
Nov. 29, 2011 - J.R. Cadot and Kristen Hester
Nov. 22, 2011 - Waymon James and Natalie Ventress
Nov. 15, 2011 - Agnes Kemboi and Josh Boyce
Nov. 9, 2011 - Laszlo Gyurko and Taylor Prince
Nov. 1, 2011 - Jordan Raines and Jonathan Anderson
Oct. 25, 2011 - Alexie Estrada and Devin Johnson
Oct. 19, 2011 - Federica Denti, Kelsey Sundaram and Edgar Crespo
Oct. 13, 2011 - Matt Korman and Sanna Nuutinen
Oct. 4, 2011 - Ed Wesley and Jordan Raines
Sept. 28, 2011 - Waymon James and Jordan Calhoun
Sept. 20, 2011 - Josh Boyce and Yvonne Igodan
Sept. 13, 2011 - Matthew Tucker and Alicen Wright
Sept. 7, 2011 - Julien Brun and Sarah Joeckel