TCU announces May award recipients

Delwayne Delaney

Delwayne Delaney

June 1, 2007

FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU Athletics Department announced its monthly student-athlete awards for the month of May on Friday.

The four monthly categories are Male and Female Athlete of the Month and Male and Female Scholar-Athlete of the Month.

On the men's side, Delwayne Delaney (track and field) was named Male Athlete of the Month, while Austin Adams (baseball) was tabbed as Male Scholar-Athlete of the Month.

On the women's side, Catherine Matranga (golf) was named Female Athlete of the Month and Elin Emanuelsson (golf) was selected as the Female Scholar-Athlete of the Month.

Delaney, a senior sprinter from Conaree Village, St. Kitts capped the month of May by qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 100 meters (10.37) and as a member of the 4x100 relay team.

Prior to qualifying for the NCAA Championships, Delaney won the Male High-Point Award at the Mountain West Conference Outdoor Championships on May 12. Delaney won the award after capturing the 100 and 200 meters and running a leg on TCU's 4x100 and 4x400 relays, which each finished first.

Delaney won the first league title of his career with an NCAA regional qualifying time of 10.40 in the 100 and he won the 200 with a time of 21.24.

A native of Henderson, Texas, Adams led TCU in the month of May with a .345 batting average (19-for-55). Adams helped the Frogs tally a 12-2 record during the month as TCU won the Mountain West Conference regular season and tournament titles.

Adams also paced the Frogs with six home runs, 21 RBI and 15 runs, while tying for the team lead with 15 hits.

On the women's side, Matranga finished the month of May by posting TCU's top finish at both the NCAA Central Regional and NCAA Championship.

A senior from Fort Worth, Texas, Matranga tied for seventh individually at the NCAA Central Regional with a 5-over-par 216, including an opening-round 68. Matranga's play at the regional led TCU to its highest regional finish (third) in school history and was instrumental in the Horned Frogs advancing to their first NCAA National Championship since 2000.

At the NCAA Championships, Matranga shot a 9-over-par 297 in the 72-hole event and tied for 11th. Matranga's finish was the best by an individual at the national tournament since 1983.

Matranga's play helped lead TCU to an 11th-place finish, its top result at the NCAA Championship since winning the national title in 1983.

On May 26, Matranga was named an honorable-mention All-American by the National Golf Coaches Association.

Emanuelsson, a senior from Nacka, Sweden, posted TCU's second-best score at both the NCAA Central Regional and NCAA Championship.

At the NCAA Central Regional, Emanuelsson tied for ninth with a 5-over-par 218 and was named to the All-Central Regional Team.

Competing in the NCAA Championships, Emanuelsson improved her score each round of the 72-hole event and tied for 34th individually with a 15-over-par 303.

She logged TCU's top score with a 73 in the final round of the NCAA Championship.



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