Dec. 20, 2010
FORT WORTH—An accomplished class of 34 current and former Horned Frog student-athletes earend degrees Saturday during TCU’s Fall Commencement exercises.
Included among the class of graduates were 14 All-Mountain West Conference selections, seven All-Americans, three MWC Player of the Year honorees, three Major League Baseball draft picks and one NFL draftee.
Nineteen Frog football players were featured in the class, including two-time MWC Offensive Player of the Year Andy Dalton, 2010 Rimington Trophy recipient Jake Kirkpatrick, 2010 CoSIDA Academic All-American Bart Johnson and All-American Marcus Cannon. Marshall Newhouse, currently a member of the Green Bay Packers, headlined a group of four former Frog football players that earned degrees.
Four other TCU programs also featured multiple graduates, including baseball, women’s swimming and diving and volleyball with three each and men’s track and field with two.
Each of the three TCU baseball players are MLB draft selections in current Frog Steven Maxwell, the 2010 MWC Pitcher of the Year, and former standouts Paul Gerrish and Matt Vern. All-American Kourtney Edwards and All-MWC selection Nirelle Hampton were among the three TCU former volleyball players in the group.
Other Frogs who received diplomas included: Neidra Covington, a six-time All-American for the women’s track and field team, and Dell Guy, an All-American for the men’s track squad. Helena Sverrisdottir, an All-American and the 2010 MWC Women’s Basketball Player of the Year, also graduated in only 3 ½ years.
FALL 2010 HORNED FROG GRADUATES
Steven Maxwell – Baseball
Matt Vern – Baseball
Paul Gerrish – Baseball
Helena Sverrisdottir – Women’s Basketball
Ashton Gerrish – Equestrian
Corderra Hunter – Football
Andy Dalton – Football
Bart Johnson II – Football
Jake Kirkpatrick – Football
Tyler Luttrell – Football
Billy Pizor – Football
Spencer Thompson – Football
Ryan Wyatt – Football
Marcus Cannon – Football
Jercell Fort – Football
Evan Frosch – Football
Colin Jones – Football
Marshall Newhouse – Football
Zach Roth – Football
Josh Vernon – Football
Josh Karlin – Football
Ryan Myers – Men's Golf
Lauren Ferguson – Rifle
Kelsey Walters – Soccer
Hannah Hale – Women’s Swimming and Diving
Stephanie Futscher – Women’s Swimming and Diving
Meredith Grubb – Women’s Swimming and Diving
Josh Bagby – Men’s Swimming and Diving
Dell Guy – Men’s Track and Field
Holden Hollingsworth – Men’s Track and Field
Neidra Covington – Women’s Track and Field
Lauren Otto - Volleyball
Kourtney Edwards - Volleyball
Nirelle Hampton - Volleyball