Erica Tate
Erica Tate

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Grapevine, Texas

High School:
Grapevine

Height:
5-6

Event:
Sprints/Fly/Free


SENIOR (2006-07): Named the team MVP for the third consecutive season... led the team in the 50-free (23.17), 100-free (51.07) and 100-fly (55.94)... set a new school record in the 50-free (23.17) at the MWC Championship... earned three All-MWC selections in the 50-free, 100-free and 100-fly... placed third in the 50-free with an NCAA "B" qualifying time of 23.37... notched a fifth-place showing in the 100-fly with the school's second-fastest all-time mark of 55.94... swam to a fourth-place finish in the 100-free with TCU's third-fastest time in school history of 51.07... led the women swimmers with 13 event victories... medalist in 23 events... double event winner on four occasions... earned an NCAA "B" qualifying time in the 50-free of 23.43 at the UT Invite... tallied three top-three finishes at the UNLV Invite... posted a 9-1 dual meet record in the 50-free event... member of the fastest 200-free relay (1:35.32), 400-free relay (3:28.40), 200-medley relay (1:46.86) and 400-medley relay (3:52.71) teams... contributed to eight relay victories... named the MWC Women's Swimmer of the Week on Nov. 1... earned the TCU Female Athlete of the Month for January after posting four individual and four relay wins... ends TCU career with first and fifth-fastest times in the 50-free, first, third and fourth-fastest times in the 100-free, and first and second-fastest times in the 100-fly.

JUNIOR (2005-06) - TCU's Most Valuable Swimmer...earned second-team All-Mountain West Conference in the 50-free, 100-free and 100-fly...member of the second-team all-conference 200-free relay squad...set a school record in the 100-free with a time of 50.83...also led the team in the 50-free (23.34)...participated in the team's 200-free relay squad that recorded the school's third-best time...took part in the 400-free relay team that placed fourth in school history...two-time Mountain West Conference Women's Swimmer of the Week...earned the All-American Strength and Conditioning Award.

SOPHOMORE (2004-2005) - TCU's Most Valuable Swimmer... led the team in the 100-free and 100-fly, also was second in the 50-free... earned three all-conference medals at the C-USA Championships in Houston... won the gold as a member of the 200-free relay that finished with an NCAA "B" qualifying time of 1:33.01, which was both a meet and school record... finished second in the 50-free (23.61) to teammate Leann Cathcart and was a member of the silver-medal performing 400-free relay (3:25.74)... also finished fourth in the 100-free (51.66) and ninth in the 100-fly (57.36)... broke a 14-year-old school record in the 100-fly (55.41) at the Texas Invite... named the Conference USA Swimmer of the Week on Nov. 16.

FRESHMAN (2003-2004) - All-conference selection in four events... swam to three top-5 individual finishes at the C-USA Championships... placed third in the 100-free (51.42), fourth in the 50-free (23.64) and fifth in the 100-fly (56.41)... member of three winning relay teams: 200-free (1:33.78), 400-free (3:25.36) and 200-medley (1:44.11), that set school and meet records... competed at four events at the Texas Invitational, finishing 16th in the 100-free.

High School - State MVP in 2000 and 2001... Swimmer of the Year in 2000 and 2001... Dallas Morning News and Fort Worth Star-Telegram First Team from 1999-2003... team MVP and captain from 2000-2003... four-time All-America selection in the 50- and 100-free... All-America in 100-fly as a senior... 50- and 100-free 4A state champion in 2000 and 2001... earned the "Go To Award".

Personal - Erica Tate is the daughter of Eric and Charisse Tate... brother, Nicholas, was a six-time All-American for Texas A&M from 1998-2001... public relations/advertising major.

Top Times
50-free--23.17*
100-free--50.83*
100-fly--55.41*

*School record


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