Riff Ram Illustrated VOL. 2: MAY 2017

TROPHY HUNTERS

It's trophy season again for the TCU Men's Tennis team, and there may not be a hotter team in the country at the right time. The Horned Frogs have won 14 straight heading into NCAA play, including eight wins over top-25 opponents, and a sweep of the Big 12 regular season and tournament titles for the second year in a row.

It all starts at the top for the Horned Frogs with junior Cameron Norrie. The New Zealand native has gone 18-1 this spring at the top singles position, 16 of those wins against nationally-ranked players, including the then-No. 1 player back in March. Norrie, the Big 12 Tournament's Most Outstanding Player, has now claimed the nation's No. 1 ranking for himself.

The Horned Frogs began their 14-match winning streak back on March 10, when they were ranked No. 31 nationally, and have climbed all the way to No. 4 in the national polls. TCU will begin NCAA play with the first two rounds at home on May 12-13.

ANOTHER POSTSEASON RUN FOR EQUESTRIAN

For the second-straight season, the Equestrian program made another deep run into the NCEA Championship, defeating SMU in the opening round before knocking off top-seeded Baylor to advance to the semifinals. Last season, the Horned Frogs made it all the way to the final. Senior Kari Hancock was honored at the conclusion of the season by being named Elite Equestrian, recognizing the rider who had the highest GPA out of all the student-athletes in the semifinals of the Championship.

ANOTHER YEAR, ANOTHER POSTSEASON

The TCU Women's Golf program is a regular in NCAA postseason play, and this season will be no different as the Horned Frogs make their 21st appearance in the last 22 years. TCU begins play on May 8 in the Lubbock Regional. The Horned Frogs earned eight top-10 finishes in 10 tournaments this year, while junior Emmy Martin earned All-Big 12 honors, marking only the second Horned Frog in program history to earn that recognition.

THE RACE IS ON

The Horned Frogs of TCU Baseball ended the month of April with a 1-game lead in the Big 12 regular-season title race, which should make for a very interesting month of May. TCU, currently 32-11 overall, is seeking a Big 12 title (regular season or tournament) for the fourth-straight season.

TCU, which has maintained a top-10 national ranking the entire season, enjoyed a 13-game winning streak that lasted until Mid-April, which was just one win from tying the school record. Austen Wade carried the hottest stick during the run with a .467 average at the plate.

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For TCU's all-time leading scorer, professional basketball was never the goal. This is Zahna Medley's story, in her own words.

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