Oct. 24, 2012
As I sit back and reflect on reaching my three-year anniversary at TCU, I wanted to thank everyone from the leadership of Chancellor Boschini and our Board of Trustees to you, the Horned Frog Nation, for the incredible support being provided. There’s never been a better time to be a Horned Frog. Our new membership in the Big 12 has brought out unbelievable passion and pride in TCU. It’s also been incredibly rewarding to see our student-athletes be able to utilize facility improvements that include the new Amon G. Carter Stadium, the Jane Justin Field House at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium and our Physical Performance Center. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to serve you and thank you again for making TCU special.
I was very proud of the effort by our football program and especially the fans on Homecoming weekend. You showed the level of excitement we can expect with rivalries each Saturday in the Big 12. The Amon G. Carter Stadium stands were packed with purple. You were truly into the game, spirited and there until the end. Thank you for providing an unbelievable home-field advantage.
Our men's basketball team will host a catered dinner and sneak peek of this year's squad on Sunday at 7 p.m. in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. This dinner is a must-attend event for hoops fans! Head coach Trent Johnson will introduce his team and conduct a brief practice session with 3-point shooting and dunk contests to be judged by select TCU students. The TCU Showgirls and SuperFrog will be in attendance and the evening will be emceed by the "Voices of the Frogs" - Brian Estridge and John Denton. For individual tickets or to book a table, please call the Frog Club Office at (817) 257-7700.
In addition to our online store here, which we know many of you visit frequently, don’t forget our publication store here. Now available, for the first time, are complete sets of trading cards. We also have posters, fact books and other items for Horned Frog fans everywhere.
Congrats to our soccer student-athletes, head coach Eric Bell and his staff on their first Big 12 victory with Sunday’s 1-0 win over Texas at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium. Kelly Johnson scored the game-winner with Vittoria Arnold recording the shutout in goal. Vittoria was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week.
ON THE DOCKET
A full slate of action is on tap this weekend. We hope for a sea of purple in Stillwater as our football program heads to Oklahoma State. Kickoff is at 2:30 p.m. with the game available nationally on FSN. Volleyball hosts Iowa State on Saturday at 1 p.m. and then Texas next Wednesday night at 7 o’clock in the Rec Center. The match with the Longhorns will be televised on ESPNU. Soccer, fresh off its tie with Texas Tech and win over Texas this past weekend, is at Baylor Friday night. Our first competition at a Big 12 Championship will take place Saturday in Austin for our men’s and women’s cross country teams. Women’s swimming and diving heads to Houston for the Rice Invitational, while equestrian will travel to Texas A&M Friday afternoon. Women’s golf begins play Sunday at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational.
MEET THE STAFF
Lindsay Shoulders is in her fifth year as our spirit coordinator. The Sherman, Texas, native coordinates all activities for our cheerleaders, Showgirls and SuperFrog. Lindsay is a 2006 TCU graduate with a degree in broadcast journalism. If you went to a Dallas Mavericks’ game in recent years, you might have seen her on the court. Prior to joining our staff, Lindsay was a member of the Mavs’ dance team. She is engaged to Bret Westbrook, also a TCU graduate. They will be married this spring.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Through Aaron, Bo and Matt, the Schobel name is held in high esteem when it comes to TCU football. Bo was a two-time all-conference defensive end for the Horned Frogs from 2000-03. He went on to play parts of four seasons in the NFL. Bo is currently an independent financial advisor specializing in asset protection and estate planning. He and his wife, Lyndsay, and their four children live in their hometown of Columbus, Texas. The below photo of Bo with his son, Dayne, was taken at a recent TCU home football game.
SPANNING THE GLOBE
This week’s edition of TCU supporters flashing the Horned Frog sign and apparel from all points worldwide comes from Stephanie Martin, a proud TCU Class of 2010 graduate. The photo was taken in Arisaig, Scotland, when Stephanie and Rick Crain '09 attended the Highland Games this past June. Please continue to send me (firstname.lastname@example.org) your images of TCU pride from any exotic locale you might have visited.
TCU is prohibited from publicizing or arranging for publicity of a prospective student-athlete’s official or unofficial visit to campus. This includes putting a prospect’s picture or name on the video screen or thanking a high school team for attending the event. Prospects are also prohibited from participating in team activities that would make the public or media aware of their visit to the TCU campus. These activities include running out of the tunnel onto the field or court with the team, celebratory walks around the stadium or arena, on-field pregame celebrations, etc.
KEEP IN TOUCH
Please let us know if you ever have any questions or concerns regarding our program. This is also your program and we value your feedback. We welcome all calls and emails.
Christopher M. Del Conte
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics