July 17, 2012
FORT WORTH - The TCU women's swimming trio of Gabi Korac, Sabine Rasch and Amanda Vincent earned the distinction of honorable mention Scholar All-America the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced Tuesday.
To be eligible for Scholar All-America status, the swimmer or diver must have a minimum 3.5 grade-point average and be invited to the NCAA Championships. All-America honorable mention candidates must also have a minimum 3.5 grade-point average and achieve either a 'B' qualifying standard in swimming or qualify for the NCAA Zone Diving Championships.
Korac finished her first season at TCU after transferring from Arkansas. The Zagreb, Croatia native took down the 100 (1:02.87) and 200 (2:13.85) breaststroke school records at the Mountain West Championships back in February, earning NCAA `B' cuts in both events.
Rasch represented TCU at the NCAA Championships in the 50 and 100 freestyle. The Luckenwalde, Germany native was part of seven school records at the Mountain West Championships, including setting individual school records in the 50 free (22.54), 100 free (48.70) and 200 free (1:47.99). Rasch was TCU's first women's representative at the NCAA Championships since 1996.
Vincent broke the school record in the 200 butterfly at the MWC Championships, touching the wall second in 1:58.22 and just missing out on the conference title by .14 seconds. The time was an NCAA `B' cut.
A common bond the group of women share outside of the CSCAA award is that they were three of the four members of TCU's school-record breaking 400 medley relay team at the MWC Championships. Korac swam the breaststroke leg, Vincent the butterfly and Rasch anchored with the freestyle leg.
The TCU men's and women's swimming and diving teams were recognized last week by the CSCAA as Scholar All-America teams.