May 22, 2013
WAITING LIST UPDATE
The ticket office and Frog Club are busy working their way through the 2013 football season ticket/donor parking wait lists and accommodating new patrons via the Ballena online system. It's exciting to see new fans becoming part of the TCU football family! At the end of the process, we'll provide a report on our numbers going into the summer.
Please join me today at 3:30 p.m. for our monthly online chat on GoFrogs.com. We'll talk about whatever is on your mind. You can submit questions in advance by clicking here: http://gofrogs.cstv.com/chat/052113aaa.html
PACKING THEM IN
Congratulations to our men's tennis program, marketing office and the "Keep it in the Purple" committee for assisting us in leading the nation this season in total attendance (8,714), average attendance (581) and single-match attendance (1,425 vs. Texas A&M, Feb. 2). The Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center was truly rocking this spring with your support!
THE GRASS IS HERE
In case you haven't been by Amon G. Carter Stadium over the last week, please see the below photo. Our new grass field is in place.
Congratulations to head coach Bill Montigel and his men's golf program on advancing to the NCAA Championship next week in Atlanta, Ga. We qualified by finishing second at this past weekend's NCAA Pullman Regional. We're also proud of sophomore Julien Brun for being one of three finalists for the Ben Hogan Award, recognizing the nation's top collegiate golfer.
ON THE DOCKET
Due to a change in the schedule as a result of the tornado that hit Moore, Okla., our baseball team opens play Thursday night at the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship in Oklahoma City. First pitch is at 7:30 against Oklahoma State. We'll continue pool play on Friday at 4 p.m. versus West Virginia and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with Kansas. Each game at the tournament will be televised on the FOX family of networks. Make sure to check your local cable or satellite provider for listings. Best wishes to women's tennis student-athlete Stefanie Tan as she continues play at the NCAA Singles Championship in Urbana, Ill. Stefanie defeated Florida'sSofie Oyen, the nation's 17th-ranked player, in a first-round match today.Our track and field program will send 24 entries to the NCAA West Preliminaries this weekend in Austin.
MEET THE STAFF
Kendrick Gholston is set to begin his third year as our assistant director of academic services. Kendrick works directly with men's basketball, men's golf, equestrian, soccer and women's tennis. He is also the career counselor and study hall director for those programs while also representing our department on Staff Assembly. Kendrick came to TCU after spending three years as an academic counselor, life skills coordinator and study hall supervisor at Rutgers. A graduate of Louisville with a degree in art and concentration in graphic design, Kendrick is currently pursuing a master's degree in education. As a football student-athlete, Kendrick was a four-year starter and three-time all-conference selection for the Cardinals. He completed his career as Louisville's all-time sack leader. He then played several years in the NFL. A native of Chicago, Kendrick now resides in Keller with his wife, Nicole, and two children: Adiah and Joshua.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
TCU Lettermen's Association Hall of Fame pitcher Dr. Frank Johnstone was a powerful presence for the Horned Frogs baseball team in the mid 1970s. In leading TCU to the 1972 Southwest Conference championship, Frank was the SWC's Player of the Year and an All-American. He still holds TCU records with 38 career wins and 37 complete games. Now a dentist, Frank lives in San Antonio with his wife Patricia. With our 1972 team members having a reunion and being recognized at this past Friday's 9-3 win over Texas, Frank was the honorary coach for the game.
SPANNING THE GLOBE
In this week's edition of the TCU Nation flashing the Horned Frogs sign and apparel from all points worldwide, we see TCU Showgirls and Chicago natives Simone and Danielle enjoying jet skiing in Texas. If you have some great images to share, please send them my way (firstname.lastname@example.org).
NAME THE MOVIE QUOTE
Last Week's Answer: Ben Stiller, as everyone's favorite male model Derek Zoolander, said in Zoolander, "I'm pretty sure there's a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking. And I plan on finding out what that is."
This Week's Quote: "I'm your density. I mean, your destiny." Make sure to check back next week for the answer.
A student-athlete may receive compensation for teaching or coaching sport skills or techniques in his or her sport on a fee-for-lesson basis, provided: (a.) Institutional facilities are not used; (b.) Playing lessons shall not be permitted; (c.) The institution obtains and keeps on file documentation of the recipient of the lesson(s) and the fee for the lesson(s) provided during any time of the year; (d.) The compensation is paid by the lesson recipient (or the recipient's family) and not another individual or entity; (e.) Instruction to each individual is comparable to the instruction that would be provided during a private lesson when the instruction involves more than one individual at a time; (f.) The student-athlete does not use his or her name, picture or appearance to promote or advertise the availability of fee-for-lesson sessions.
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