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TCU News: Skoug is PotY, Hoops Honored, Norrie’s shoes snatched

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This is quite an interesting series of stories for your Wednesday.

Baseball:

Evan Skoug leads TCU in All-Big 12 Honors | TCU 360

TCU shares a title and player of the year awards with Texas Tech, but it’s hard to argue against either winner. Evan Skoug was unbelievable in conference play, especially down the stretch.

Skoug leads the Big 12 with 16 home runs and ranks third in the league with 54 RBIs. His .370 batting average in conference games is the fourth-best mark in the Big 12, while his 10 home runs and 28 RBIs led all hitters.

TCU’s Skoug selected as Big 12 baseball Co-Player of the Year | The Star-Telegram

Skoug was a no-brainer, but it’s great to see Nick Lodolo honored, as he came on late and looked like the highly-touted prospect he is.

Skoug, a junior from Libertyville, Ill., led 10 Horned Frogs on the all-conference team including fellow first-team players Cam Warner, Austen Wade and Jared Janczak. Luken Baker, Sean Wymer and Nick Lodolo were selected to the second team, Brian Howard and Durbin Feltman made honorable mention and Lodolo also was named to the All-Freshman team.

Basketball:

TCU Men's Basketball Team Honored By the Tarrant County Commissioners Court | NBC DFW

The honors keep pouring in for Jamie Dixon and the NIT Champions.

It was another big honor for Jamie Dixon and members of the TCU men's basketball team Tuesday morning.

On Tuesday morning the team was recognized by the Tarrant County Commissioners Court for their milestone season that saw them win the NIT tournament with an 88-56 win over Georgia Tech back in March.

The team also accepted a proclamation sponsored by Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks.

Tennis:

TCU tennis team reports shoe theft from locker room | Online Athens

Wow, stealing shoes and insoles from collegiate tennis players. Be better, people.

The nation’s No. 1 ranked men’s college player, Cameron Norrie, was one of two players who had his shoes taken, TCU assistant director of athletics communication Abby Norman told University of Georgia police, according to the report. She told police an “unknown individual unlawfully entered their team locker room,” and left with the shoes.

Norrie was slated to be the No. 1 seed in the NCAA singles tournament that begins Wednesday, but decided to turn pro and left for England, his home country.

The alleged theft was valued at a total loss of $1,050 and occurred in a team locker room in a mobile home type unit used for the tournament in the gravel parking lot at the McWhorter courts, according to the police incident report. The locker room is unlocked at all times so teams have access and multiple teams use the locker room. No forced entry was noticed.

Two pairs of shoes bought and paid for by TCU valued each at $200 were missing. So were custom insoles valued at $200 bought by Norrie and $450 bought by teammate and doubles partner Trevor Johnson. The shoes were not ones used to compete on the court but were shoes they wore to and from the match.