TCU Basketball Players Named Athletes of the Week

Feb. 22, 2012

FORT WORTH -- TCU has named men’s basketball senior Hank Thorns and women’s basketball freshman Natalie Ventress its Athletes of the Week for their recent performances on the court.

Thorns led TCU in scoring points in 10 games this season. His recent game at Boise State allowed him to extend his career-long streak of consecutive games with at least one 3-pointer to 14.

Thorns scored a career high of 32 points against in the overtime win at home against No. 11 UNLV. Thorns was exceptional in his 3-pointers, making 8-of-12. He became the fifth player in TCU history to make eight 3-pointers in one game since the 1999-2000 season.

Thorns is ranked No. 1 in the MW for 3-pointers made (3.20 per game), No. 2 in 3-point shooting (45.7 percent) and No. 4 in scoring (14.9 ppg).

Ventress has led TCU in game high points in 15 games and became the first Horned Frog freshman to do so since former Frog and current professional Helena Sverrisdottir led TCU in eight games in the 2007-2008 season.  With a career high of 23 points, she has now scored 20 plus points in seven games this season.

Ventress guided TCU to a win against Boise State on Saturday. She tied her career highs in free throws made (7) and attempted (8). Ventress has now scored 20-plus points in three consecutive games.

2011-12 TCU Athletes of the Week
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