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TCU News: Cam Warner On Top From Down Under

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The converted second baseman has done it all for the Frogs, including a 20-game hitting streak that ended earlier this week.

TCU Baseball:

Long way from home, TCU's Australian second baseman finds his spot | The Star-Telegram

Cam Warner was recruited as an outfielder, but played some infield at Hill Junior College before being turned into a full-time second baseman for the Frogs. He's more than acclimated in his new role, playing solid defense and becoming one of the most consistent hitters in the TCU lineup.

“He’s really turned into an athletic, rangy second baseman; turns a good double play,” Schlossnagle said. “And obviously when you’re getting offense like that from a second baseman, that’s huge. All the credit goes to him. He’s worked really hard. He’s definitely answered those questions in terms of what position he could play.”

TCU recruit Cal Coughlin on Lake Forest delivers on mound, at plate | Chicago Tribune

A top 50 prospect, Coughlin could be an early round draft pick this spring. Fortunately for Frog fans, he seems solid on his commitment, due in part to wanting to follow in Luken Baker's footsteps - he's a really good hitter in addition to be a top flight pitching prospect, and is set to play some third base when he's not on the mound.

"I worked so hard to become a good hitter and a switch-hitter," Coughlin said. "I'm not ready to give that up. They expect me to do both at TCU and I'm really looking forward to it. The way the TCU freshmen are performing right away, the coaching staff is doing an incredible job.

"They have expressed to me that they want me to be ready early on. That is exciting."

Around Campus:

Karyn Purvis, director of TCU Institute of Child Development, dies at 66 | TCU 360

The founder of one of the most renowned programs on campus passed away from cancer earlier this week.

Purvis was perhaps most renowned for her development of trust-based relational intervention, an “attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children.” Purvis had a passion for “children in hard places,” according to the TCU Institute of Child Development website.

Students organize concert benefiting Cook Children's | TCU 360

The TCU community has united with Fort Worth once again, this time to raise money for Cook Children's hospital through Springfest, a concert event that will take place on April 16th in Frog Alley. The goal is to raise $100,000 for Camp Summit through the $22 tickets.

“I feel like there’s that divide at TCU where it’s Greek and non-Greek, and we want to mix that up and just make a community event that’s fun for everyone,” Liston said.

The event will also feature an array of food trucks and vendors, such as Gorgonzilla, Salsa Limon and Kona Ice. The food vendors will also donate 15 percent of their profits to Cook Children’s.