De Beer Named TCU Athlete of the Week

May 11, 2012

FORT WORTH - Senior men's golfer Johan de Beer has been named TCU Athlete of the Week after winning his first individual conference title last weekend at the Mountain West Championship in Tucson, Ariz.

De Beer completed his final Mountain West Championship appearance by becoming only the fifth TCU golfer to win an individual conference crown. He posted a 9-under par total of 204 to claim top-medalist honors by two shots over freshman teammate Julien Brun (-7). The victory marked the second tournament title in de Beer's TCU career, making him just the sixth Horned Frog ever to win multiple events.

A native of Pretoria, South Africa, de Beer is putting the finishing touches on one of the most successful college careers ever for a TCU golfer. Currently ranked No. 39 in the nation according to the Golfweek/Sagarin rating system, he became the first four-time all-conference selection in the history of the Horned Frog program when he was named All-Mountain West Conference earlier this week. De Beer's current season stroke average of 71.75 is on pace to rank No. 7 in program history, while he has risen to the No. 5 position on TCU's career list for the category.

TCU returns to the links May 17-19, when it makes its 23rd consecutive NCAA Regional appearance at the University of Michigan Golf Club in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Frogs will look to advance to the NCAA Championships for the third time in the last four years.


2011-12 TCU ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
May 9, 2012 - Johan de Beer
May 2, 2012 - Simona Parajova and Jason Coats
April 24, 2012 - Sanna Nuutinen and Preston Morrison
April 18, 2012 - Charles Silmon and Courtney Chown
April 10, 2012 - Preston Morrison and Olivia Smith
April 5, 2012 - Rachel Raastad and Johan de Beer
March 28, 2012 - Johan de Beer and Stefanie Tan
March 21, 2012 - Lorraine Ugen and Kyle Von Tungeln
March 14, 2012 - Charles Silmon and Whitney Gipson, Sarah Scherer
March 7, 2012 - Brooke Beeler and J.R. Cadot
Feb. 29, 2012 - Amric Fields and Whitney Gipson
Feb. 22, 2012 - Hank Thorns and Natalie Ventress
Feb. 15, 2012 - Nick Chappell and Natalie Ventress
Feb. 8, 2012 - Katelyn Gray and Julien Brun
Jan. 31, 2012 - J.R. Cadot and Jaime Dowd
Jan. 25, 2012 - Sarah Beard and Edgar Crespo
Jan. 18, 2012 - Antoinette Thompson and Charles Silmon
Jan. 11, 2012 - Kyan Anderson and Katie Lybbert
Dec. 13, 2011 - Charles Silmon and Lorraine Ugen
Dec. 6, 2011 - Sabine Rasch and Kris Gardner
Nov. 29, 2011 - J.R. Cadot and Kristen Hester
Nov. 22, 2011 - Waymon James and Natalie Ventress
Nov. 15, 2011 - Agnes Kemboi and Josh Boyce
Nov. 9, 2011 - Laszlo Gyurko and Taylor Prince
Nov. 1, 2011 - Jordan Raines and Jonathan Anderson
Oct. 25, 2011 - Alexie Estrada and Devin Johnson
Oct. 19, 2011 - Federica Denti, Kelsey Sundaram and Edgar Crespo
Oct. 13, 2011 - Matt Korman and Sanna Nuutinen
Oct. 4, 2011 - Ed Wesley and Jordan Raines
Sept. 28, 2011 - Waymon James and Jordan Calhoun
Sept. 20, 2011 - Josh Boyce and Yvonne Igodan
Sept. 13, 2011 - Matthew Tucker and Alicen Wright
Sept. 7, 2011 - Julien Brun and Sarah Joeckel