Feb. 8, 2010
FORT WORTH -- TCU has selected Stormy Harrison and Cameron Tabor as its Athletes of the Month for January. Emily Carter and Jeff Gettel were chosen as TCU's Scholar-Athletes of the Month.
Gettel, from Plano, Texas, claimed seven individual victories in TCU's three wins on the road against Utah, BYU and Centenary College. The junior swept the backstroke events vs. the Utes, finishing the 100-yard backstroke in a time of 51.56 and the 200 back in 1:50.35. His first-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley (1:55.12) helped Gettel earn 27 total points for TCU, as the Horned Frogs defeated Utah, 151-147. He also aided TCU in the program's first-ever win at BYU (172-119) with gold-medal performances in the 100 back (50.77), 200 back (1:50.85) and 200 IM (1:54.30). His lone win at Centenary came in the 100-back (52.60).
Carter led the TCU women's basketball team to a 6-2 record in January. The Bossier City, La., native paced the squad in scoring, averaging 17.6 points in the eight games. At the end of January, Carter was the MWC leader in three-point percentage (45.4) and free throw percentage (85.2). Her top performance of the month came at home against San Diego State, as she poured in 21 points on 7-of-13 shooting while making each of her six free throws attempts
Earlier this month, Stormy Harrison crushed the NCAA provisional mark in the women's shot put to lead TCU on the first day of competition at the Razorback Invitational. Harrison, a junior from Cisco, earned runner-up honors in the women's shot put with a personal-best throw of 50 feet, 3 π inches. Her seasonal-best toss is currently No. 27 in the NCAA and No. 2 in the Mountain West Conference. It is also the second-best throw in program history and an NCAA provisional mark. Last week at the Lobo Challenge, Harrison won with a throw of 49 feet, 1 ∏ inches on her third attempt.
Cameron Tabor has won four-consecutive meet titles in the men's shot put, including three this month. Earlier this month, he won the men's shot put at the Razorback Invitational with a personal and seasonal-best throw of 55 feet, 8 π inches. Tabor, a Norman, Okla., native also captured the event title in the men's weight throw with a toss of 56 feet, 3 π inches. His throw, which broke his previous school record, is the seventh-best throw in the Mountain West this winter.