TCU names athletes of the month
May 1, 2008
FORT WORTH, Texas-TCU announced its athletes of the month for April on Thursday. Honorees include Chris Ellington (baseball) and Candis Kelley (track and field). Scholar athletes include Kindel Huffman (equestrian) and Cosmin Cotet (men's tennis).
Ellington had a break out month during April, as 30 of his season's 35 RBIs, came during the 30-day stretch. The total was the most on the team for the month. He had eight multi-hit games to go along with eight multi-RBI games while hitting safely in 15 of his 20 games played. Ellington also posted team highs in slugging percentage, doubles and total bases.
Kelley had a dominating month as she became only the second female in TCU history to win the women's shot put title at the Penn Relays last Thursday. She threw 51 feet, 3 inches, which currently ranks second in the MWC and also ranks in the top 25 nationally. Overall Kelley has placed first overall in the shot put at the Texas Relays, John Jacobs Invitational, TCU Invitational and Penn Relays this month. She has won the shot put title at every meet in which she has competed.
Huffman, who was part of the Western National Championship equestrian team, capped off a career-best year, going 6-3 during the month with two MVPs. She was the lone Horned Frog to compete in the National Individual Championships, for which she earned the No. 1 seed in Horsemanship. In her last regular season game against Texas A&M, she went 3-0-1. Huffman finished the year sporting a 13-1 record in Horsemanship with five MVPs.
Cotet, who has earned a bid to the 2008 NCAA Men's Tennis championships in the singles and doubles categories, went a combined 8-2 during April to help lead TCU to the MWC regular season and tournament championships. He posted a 4-1 record in singles play, including three wins over nationally ranked opponents. Cotet also tallied a 4-1 record in doubles with partner Adrian Simon, including the crucial deciding match against New Mexico in the Mountain West Tournament Championship contest.