TCU Muscle Milk Athletes of the Week


Nov. 9, 2016


FORT WORTH, Texas -- Kyle Hicks of football and the entire women's soccer team have been named TCU's Muscle Milk Athletes of the Weeks based on impressive performances.

The 2016 TCU women's soccer program made history Monday afternoon when it was selected to the NCAA Tournament's field of 64, marking their first ever berth to nationals. The Horned Frogs went on a magical run through the Big 12 Championships, falling in overtime, 3-2, to No. 1 West Virginia. Along the way, the Frogs defeated No. 25 Kansas, 1-0, and Baylor, 3-2 in overtime. TCU went undefeated (8-0-1) in non-conference play en route to a 12-6-2 overall record this season.

In the championship game against the Mountaineers, Michelle Prokof snapped West Virginia’s scoreless streak at 938 minutes as the Frogs went on to be the only team to tally multiple goals against them this season. To make it to the Big 12 title game, TCU fought back from a two-goal deficit versus Baylor, scoring three unanswered goals to rally for the win in overtime.

TCU was selected as one of 32 first-round host sites and will welcome SEC-member, Texas A&M, Saturday night at 7 p.m.

Hicks, a native of Arlington, Texas, ran for a career-high 192 yards with five touchdowns to propel TCU to a 62-22 victory over No. 13 Baylor in Waco on Saturday.

Simply put, Hicks could not be stopped. His five rushing touchdowns tie for second-best in a game in TCU history, trailing only LaDainian Tomlinson, who logged six scores and 406 yards against UTEP in 1999. Additionally, Hicks' 192 yards rushing were the most by a Horned Frog since Ed Wesley ran for 209 yards against Air Force in 2010.

Hicks has totaled 12 touchdowns this year and ranks second in the Big 12 in scoring.

TCU has an open date this week but will return to action on Nov. 19, as they host No. 17 Oklahoma State.

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