TCU Athletics Announces Student-Athletes of the Month
March 5, 2009
FORT WORTH, Texas--The TCU Athletics Department has named Jason Coats and Ashley Bolin as its Scholar-Athletes of the Month, while Chris Ellington and Jessica Young have been selected Student-Athletes of the Month for February.
Jason Coats | Freshman | Plano, Texas | Coats hit a solid .409 over six games in the month of Feb. The freshman leads the team with three home runs this season. A grand slam against No. 11 Ole Miss helped the frogs to a 25-19 victory. Making an immediate impression Coats homered his second career at-bat at No. 5 Cal State Fullerton. Coats has tallied seven RBIs on the month.
Ashley Bolin | Freshman | Oshkosh, Wis. | During the Frogs’ final regular season meet Bolin racked up three event wins, leading the women’s swimming and diving team past North Texas by a score of 158-130. Recording 17 wins on the season, Bolin tied Maria Paula Alvarez for top point scoring honors. At the MWC Championships Bolin broke three TCU records in the 500-free, the 200-free and as a part of the 800-free relay team. Bolin collected All-MWC honors for all three of those events.
Chris Ellington | Senior | Weatherford, Texas | Ellington hit an impressive .467 during Feb. A team-high 14 hits and nine RBIs highlight his efforts for the month. Adding to his already impressive stats, Ellington also crushed two home runs, scored nine runs and collected two doubles helping the Frogs to a No. 11 national ranking, the highest in Frog history.
Jessica Young | Junior | Columbia, S.C. | Jessica Young opened the day placing third overall in the women's 60 meters by clocking an NCAA provisional time of 7.35 seconds. Young, who competed against three of the nations top-5 sprinters in College Station, finished ahead of the No. 2 and No. 4 ranked sprinter in the NCAA. At the MWC Indoor Conference Championships, Young garnered gold medal honors, recording a blistering time of 7.26 seconds. The junior's time of 7.26 seconds broke Virgil Hodge's school record of 7.30 seconds. Young's time, which is currently the 11th-fastest time in the NCAA when converted for altitude, was also the second-fastest time ever recorded in Mountain West Conference Championship history. Following competition, Young collected the Women's Outstanding Performance Award.