Senior center fielder Cody Jones became the second TCU baseball player honored by the Big 12 in as many weeks, being named conference player of the week on Tuesday.
Jones led the team with a .643 average in four wins last week. He posted a .706 on-base percentage and a .706 slugging percentage. Two of his nine hits were doubles and he collected a team-leading four RBI.
In Tuesday’s comeback victory over Loyola Marymount, Jones had just one hit, but it was a big one, driving in two runs in TCU’s 3-1 victory. During the weekend series against Baylor, Jones reached base 11 consecutive times and was retired only once. He went 8-for-9 with two doubles, two RBIs, three walks and three runs scored.
Preston Morrison was named the Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 23 after a dominating start at No. 4 Arizona State.
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▪ Tulsa 70, William & Mary 67: Marquel Curtis scored a career-high 21 points and Tulsa held off visiting William & Mary 70-67 in the first round of the NIT. Tulsa squandered most of a 21-point second-half lead before holding on. The Hurricane (23-10) will play the winner of Murray State and UT El Paso.
▪ TCU women’s basketball: The TCU women’s basketball team earned an automatic berth to the Postseason Women’s NIT and will play host to Stephen F. Austin at 7 p.m. Thursday at the University Recreation Center.
▪ TCU rifle: The National Rifle Association has named Hannah Black and Sally Li second-team All-Americans for both air rifle and smallbore, while Ariana Grabowski earned honorable mention accolades in smallbore for the 2014-15 season. The Horned Frogs finished third at the NCAA Championships over the weekend.
▪ Rice women’s basketball: Coach Greg Williams has retired. Williams, 68, announced his resignation after coaching at his alma mater for 10 seasons. Williams was 141-170 record in 10 seasons at Rice. The Owls were 9-21 in his final season, which ended with a 62-57 loss to Old Dominion in the opening round of the Conference USA tournament.
▪ Colorado State athletics: The university named Joe Parker as athletic director. Parker, who served as deputy athletic director at Texas Tech the past four years, begins April 6.