Traver, Schroder Named FCA Athletes of Year

May 14, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas -- TCU baseball player Mitchell Traver and TCU track and field athlete Makena Schroder were recently named the 2013 TCU Fellowship of Christian Athletes Bob Lilly Athletes of the Year.

Traver, a redshirt freshman pitcher, was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 37 freshman in college in 2013 before suffering a season-ending injury his freshman year preventing him from playing that season.

"Mitchell received the award because of his strong character, his integrity and he lives out his faith in Christ daily," TCU-FCA Life and Character Coach Chauncey Franks said.

Traver is also very involved in the DFW FCA program and has volunteered in the position of huddle leader for kid's camps.

"Mitchell has been involved with the FCA Leadership Team over the past year and is always willing to volunteer and serve in the community," Franks noted. "Mitchell attends all of our weekly meetings and holds Bible studies with a group of TCU Baseball players."

Schroder, a sophomore javelin thrower, was effective in the outdoor season for the Horned Frogs in their debut Big 12 season in 2013. She qualified for the NCAA West Preliminaries in the javelin, finishing 28th, while placing seventh in the javelin at the Big 12 Championships. She also currently holds the school record set with a toss of 148-9 (45.34m).

"Makena received the award because of her Christ-like character and ability to be a team player," Franks noted.

Schroder helps out with refugee kids in the local community and volunteers at her church in the children's ministry. Schroder is also very involved in the DFW FCA program and holds the position this summer as the Female Huddle Leader Coordinator.

"Makena has also been on the Leadership Team and has a great passion to share her faith and live it out to make an impact on the lives of others," Franks said.



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