TCU Recognizes Angela Stanford’s Big Win
September 19, 2018
There’s a lot of news on the TCU front today and it’s a busy week. As the rock band Rare Earth used to sing, “Get Ready!”
First, a shoutout and tip of a cap to a TCU alumna (yes, that’s the correct term) Angela Stanford on her win at major championship, the Evian Championship at Evian Resort Golf Club in Évian-les-Bains, France. (You know… the place where the mineral water comes from – it’s really at town in the north part of France!) Stanford battled all week to come away with a one-shot victory over fellow American Amy Anderson. It was Stanford’s 76th start in a major without a win. In 18 years on the LPGA tour, she had played in 435 events. At 40, she battles talented teenagers and 20-somethings every week. And this week was the week. She fought through some opening-round trouble (double bogeyed the first hole of the tournament), held on to her “stick-to-it-iveness” and let her talent and experience take over on her way to the victory. She joins 1971 Masters Champion Charles Coody as the only two Horned Frog golfers to win a major.
This is a great story. Even greater if you know Angela and that she captured the biggest win of her career at a time when her mom, Nan, is battling cancer for a second time. Say a prayer for Angela’s mom’s recovery.
Angela is a class act and supports TCU Women’s Golf and the Horned Frogs in a number of ways. She makes it to a lot of TCU Basketball games and always stops by the broadcast table to say hello. I’m very happy for her and you should be, too. She’s one of us. When one of our alums win, we all win. Let’s just leave it this way: Stanford won and so did TCU.
Whether it took 18 years or 18 months, savor your first major @Angela_Stanford! Congrats on a gutsy final-round 68 (just 25 putts!) at @EvianChamp to erase 5-shot deficit. You earned it! Now enjoy it! And since 40 is the new 30, go win a few more! 🏆 @LPGA pic.twitter.com/aCXvrolvrj
— Jack Nicklaus (@jacknicklaus) September 17, 2018
Now, I mentioned it’s a busy week around TCU Athletics. Since TCU Football got so much attention last week (and will again this week), I thought I would highlight some of our other sports, many who dive into Big 12 play this week.
TCU Athletics Highlights
|Wed, Sept. 19||TCU Volleyball has it’s Big 12 opener tonight vs. Oklahoma at 7 p.m. at the University Recreation Center. Get there early to get a ticket.|
|Thu, Sept. 20-Sun, Sept. 23||TCU Women’s Tennis hosts the Big 5 Challenge on campus.|
|Fri, Sept. 21||Equestrian hosts Texas Tech at 12:30 p.m. (Go watch Haley Schoolfield’s team ride! It’s a short trip to Springtown.)
Eric Bell’s No. 9-ranked TCU Soccer team opens Big 12 play vs. Iowa State at 6 p.m.
|Sat, Sept. 22||TCU Swimming & Diving welcomes UT-Permian Basin to let them wash the West Texas dust off at 10 a.m. Then TCU Football takes on Texas at 3:30 p.m. Fewer than 6,000 tickets remain for that one in Austin. (More on that game Friday.)|
|Sun, Sept. 23||TCU Rifle hosts UTEP and TCU Soccer is at home against West Virginia.|
|Next Week||Family Weekend on campus and TCU Lettermen’s Hall of Fame Weekend. Iowa State comes to visit the Frogs on the gridiron.|
For you golfers out there, the 40th Annual Horned Frog Classic is coming up on Monday, October 15th at Colonial Country Club. This iconic TCU event generates funds for scholarships for our TCU student-athletes. Sign up today at www.tcufrogclub.com.
I’ll be back with you from Austin, Texas, on Friday.