Freshmen Sweep TCU's Weekly Award

Feb. 15, 2012

FORT WORTH - TCU has named men’s tennis freshman Nick Chappell and women’s basketball freshman Natalie Ventress its Athletes of the Week for their recent performances.

Chappell went undefeated for the weekend against Texas Tech and Santa Clara, going 2-0 in singles and 1-0 in doubles play. The Indianapolis, Ind., product teamed up with his older brother, Paul Chappell, to clinch the doubles point against the Red Raiders, claiming a thrilling 9-8 (5) decision from the middle court.

Chappell followed by taking down TTU’s Raony Carvalho with 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory in singles. He returned to action Sunday and collected a 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 win at the top position against SCU’s Kyle Dandan.

In lasts weeks women’s basketball game against Colorado State, Ventress tallied a game-high 23 points on 8-of-13 shooting, including 4-of-6 from three Saturday. With her 23-point outing, the freshman that has now scored 20+ points four times this season, tied her previous career-high of 23 points, which was set earlier this year against UNLV.

So far this season, Ventress has led TCU in scoring 13 times, becoming the first Horned Frog freshman to lead the Frogs in scoring in 13 games since former Frog and current professional Helena Sverrisdottir carried TCU in eight games during the 2007-08 season.

2011-12 TCU Athletes of the Week
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