Five Frogs, TCU Women's Team Earn Honors
July 14, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas - Five TCU swimming and diving student-athletes were named to the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Honorable Mention Scholar All-America team. The Horned Frogs' women's team garnered Scholar All-America team honors posting a 3.42 GPA for Spring 2014.
The Scholar All-American team award placement marks 41 consecutive semesters of achievement, continuing a rich tradition for the Horned Frogs' women's team in academics. The women's team improved upon last year's 3.29 GPA, which was the best in the Big 12 in its debut season. The TCU women added 16 Academic All-Big 12 selections, leading all conference teams.
Fleming finished her career as a Horned Frog by re-setting her personal bests in the 100 and 200 breaststroke events. The All-Big 12 honoree holds the fourth best time in the 100 and second fastest time in the 200, respectively. Her 200 medley relay time set in 2011 also ranks third in the TCU history. She received First Team All-Big 12 Academic accolades for the second-straight season.
Gibson kicked off her TCU career with a tremendous start, shattering school records in the 100 and 200 backstroke events. In six of seven meets last season, Gibson did not place below fifth, earning 11 first-place finishes. She was named the Horned Frogs' women's swimming MVP and earned All-Big 12 honors.
Korac completed her TCU career holding four school records. She is the record holder in the 100 and 200 breaststroke events, re-setting her own school records last season for the Horned Frogs. She also holds the school records in the 200 and 400 medley relays. Along with Gibson, Korac placed fifth or higher in six of seven meets last season. It is her second CSCAA Scholar All-America award. She finishes with back-to-back First-Team All-Big 12 Academic and All-Big 12 honors.
Arispe capped off his senior season with two first-place finishes at the Manhattan meet in the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relay. He holds two TCU records in the 500 freestyle and the 800 freestyle relay. He was the top Horned Frogs' men's team performer in the 1,650 freestyle last season. It is his second CSCAA Scholar All-America award. Arispe finishes with both First-Team All-Big 12 Academic and Second-Team All-Big 12 accolades for the second consecutive season.
Mangus' junior campaign included four first-place finishes, with three coming at the Manhattan meet. He holds the TCU record in the 800 freestyle relay with fellow CSCAA Scholar All-America honoree Arispe. Mangus re-set three of his own personal records in the 100 freestyle as well as the 100 and 200 backstroke events. Mangus picked up All-Big 12 Academic and All-Big 12 awards for the second-straight season.
The Honorable Mention Scholar All-America award is presented to college and university swimmers and divers who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester, or cumulative average, and have achieved a "B" time standard but did not qualify or compete in their respective national championship. Divers qualify by competing at their respective championship qualifying meets, zones or NCAA preliminary rounds.
The Team Scholar All American Award is presented to college and university swimming and diving teams, who have achieved a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The award is presented twice annually, once in the fall semester and again in the spring to recognize teams achieving a 3.0 in the semester coinciding with the NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA/CCCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.