Men's Hoops Places Two on Academic All-Big 12 Team

Junior guard Thomas Montigel

Junior guard Thomas Montigel

Feb. 14, 2013

IRVING, Texas – TCU junior guard Thomas Montigel and sophomore guard Chris Zurcher were among 22 student-athletes who were named to the Academic All-Big 12 Men’s Basketball Team released Thursday by the league office.
 
Both Montigel and Zurcher were included on the seven-player Academic All-Big 12 Second Team, which requires a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 over at least two semesters. A total of 15 conference student-athletes were named to the first team, which requires a 3.2 GPA or better. Freshman and transfers are not considered for the honor, while all other individuals must compete in 60 percent of their teams’ games to make the list.
 
Montigel, a native of Fort Worth, has appeared in 14 games in his third season with the TCU program. He earned his first career start earlier this year during the Nov. 29 home win over Southern Utah, scoring a career-high five points. Montigel is pursuing a degree in finance.
 
Zurcher, who hails from San Antonio, has played in 20 of TCU’s 24 games during his second season on campus. His top performance came in the Dec. 22 road win at Rice, when he totaled five points and two rebounds in a career-best 26 minutes of action. Zurcher is majoring in business.
 
The Horned Frogs return to the court Saturday, when they travel to Ames, Iowa, to take on Iowa State at 12:30 p.m. The game will be televised by The Big 12 Network and air live on TXA-21 in the DFW Metroplex.
 
 
2012-13 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG 12 MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM
First Team (3.20-plus GPA; *Indicates nominated with a 4.00 GPA)
Name  *  School  *  Class  *  Major  *  Hometown                                                                                  
Brady Heslip  *  Baylor  *  Jr.  *  General Studies  *  Burlington, Ontario
Jacob Neubert  *  Baylor  *  Sr.  *  Accounting  *  Waco, Texas
Melvin Ejim  *  Iowa State  *  Jr.  *  History  *  Toronto, Ontario
Percy Gibson  *  Iowa State  *  So.  *  Liberal Studies  *  Detroit, Mich.
Rodney McGruder  *  Kansas State  *  Sr.  *  Family Studies and Health Services  *  Landover, Md.
Amath M’Baye  *  Oklahoma  *  Jr.  *  International Studies  *  Bordeaux, France
Tyler Neal  *  Oklahoma  *  Jr.  *  Sociology  *  Oklahoma City, Okla.
Mason Cox  *  Oklahoma State  *  Sr.  *  Mechanical Engineering  *  Highland Village, Texas
Christien Sager  *  Oklahoma State  *  So.  *  Electrical Engineering  *  Wichita Falls, Texas
Andrew Dick  *  Texas  *  Sr.  *  Finance  *  Sherman, Texas
Toddrick Gotcher  *  Texas Tech  *  So.  *  Exercise and Sport Sciences  *  Garland, Texas
Dejan Kravic  *  Texas Tech  *  Jr.  *  Human Sciences  *  London, Ontario, Canada
Kader Tapsoba  *  Texas Tech  *  Jr.  *  Computer Science/Math/Sociology  *  Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Jordan Tolbert  *  Texas Tech  *  So.  *  Electronic Media and Communications  *  Fort Worth, Texas
Kevin Noreen  *  West Virginia  *  So.  *  Sport Management  *  Minneapolis, Minn.
 
Second Team (3.00 to 3.19 GPA)
Name  *  School  *  Class  *  Major  *  Hometown                                                                                  
William Spradling  *  Kansas State  *  Jr.  *  Management  *  Overland Park, Kan.
Michael Cobbins  *  Oklahoma State  *  So.  *  University Studies  *  Amarillo, Texas
Thomas Montigel  *  TCU  *  Jr.  *  Finance  *  Fort Worth, Texas
Chris Zurcher  *  TCU  *  So.  *  Business  *  San Antonio, Texas
Jaylen Bond  *  Texas  *  So.  *  Education  *  Philadelphia, Pa.
Dean Melchionni  *  Texas  *  Sr.  *  Corporate Communication  *  Lancaster, Pa.
Ty Nurse  *  Texas Tech  *  Sr.  *  Economics  *  Vancouver, B.C., Canada


 

 


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