Whitney Gipson

Whitney  Gipson


Newark, Texas

High School:
Birdville High School




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Seven-Time All-American
2012 U.S. Olympic Trials Finalist (long jump)
2012 NCAA Outdoor Champion (long jump)
2012 First-Team Outdoor All-American (long jump)
2012 Second-Team Outdoor All-American (4x100-meter relay)
2012 Bowrman Award Semifinalist
2012 Mountian West Conference Female Athlete of the Year
2012 Mountain West Outdoor Champion (long jump, 4x100-meter relay)
2012 Penn Relays Champion (long jump)
2012 NCAA Indoor Champion (long jump)
2012 First-Team Indoor All-American (long jump)
2012 South Central Regional Womean's Indoor Field Athlete of the Year
2012 Mountain West Indoor Champion (long jump)

2012 Outdoor
NCAA Champion in the long jump with a then-school record leap of 22-4 ½ ... increased the school record to 22-10 ½ at the U.S. Olympic Trials, earning a fourth-place finish and missing out on a trip to the Olympics by one spot ... one of 10 semifinalists for the Bowerman Award, given to the nation's top collegiate track and field athlete ... 2011-12 Mountain West Female Athlete of the Year ... helped lead TCU to a MWC Outdoor title ... earned second-team All-America honors in the 4x100-meter relay, helping the team attain a 15th-place finish ... finished second at the NCAA West Preliminaries ... Mountain West champion in the long jump and 4x100-meter relay ... also took eighth in the 200-meter dash ... defended her long jump title at Penn Relays ... took third in long jump at Texas Relays ... member of second-place 4x100-meter relay team at Penn Relays.

2012 Indoor
NCAA Champion in the long jump, tying the NCAA record in the finals with a jump of 22-8 ... South Central Regional Women's Field Athlete of the Year and Mountain West Conference Women's Athlete of the Year for indoor track ... helped the Horned Frogs take the indoor championship with title in women's long jump and All-Mountain West effort in the 200-meter dash ... won long jump title in four of five indoor events she competed in ... also ran the 60-meter dash.

Set a personal record, Penn Relays record and Franklin Field record in the long jump (6.69 meters) with a wind-aided first place jump at the Penn Relays... Set a TCU record in the long jump (6.61 meters) en route to a first place finish at the MWC Championships... Also finished first in the Long Jump at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational and NCAA West Preliminary... Placed fourth in the Long Jump at the NCAA Championships to earn her fourth career All-America nod... Placed second in the 4x100 Relay and 14th in the Long Jump at the Texas Relays... Recorded Top-5 finishes in the 4x100 Relay at the Michael Johnson Classic (third), Tom Jones Memorial Invitational (third), and Horned Frog Invitational (fourth)... Placed seventh in the 200m at the Bobby Lane Invitational... In Indoor, competed in the Long Jump and Triple Jump... Won the MWC Championship title in the Long Jump, earning All-MWC honors... Made a sixth place showing at the NCAA Championships in the Long Jump, earning First-Team All-America honors... Finished fourth in the Triple Jump at the MWC Championships... MWC Athlete of the week for Feb. 2... Recorded Top 5 finishes in the Long Jump at the Texas A&M Reveille (first), Razorback Invitational (third) and Tyson Invitational (fifth).


In the women's long jump, Gipson earned sixth-place accolades with a personal-best leap of 21 feet, which is the second-best jump in program history at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... By placing sixth overall, Gipson recorded the highest finish in program history in the women's long jump at nationals ... She also earned her second All-America accolade of her career ... Gipson headed to her first NCAA Indoor Championships after soaring 20 feet 9 ¾ inches on her final attempt to place first overall at the Arkansas Last Chance Meet ... The sophomore's leap, which just missed an NCAA automatic, at that point was ranked No. 15 in the NCAA heading into nationals ... It was also the second-best jump ever in program history and 14th amongst student-athletes competing in the women's long jump at nationals ... Finished third at the Mountain West Conference Championships in the women's long jump ... Gipson smashed the school record in the women's long jump to earn runner-up accolades with the second-best leap in Mountain West Conference history at the 2010 Mountain West Conference Outdoor Championships ... Gipson, a two-time All-American, soared 21 feet, 8 inches to capture second-place honors with the fourth-best jump in the NCAA at the UNM Track Stadium ... Gipson's personal-best leap, which at that point ranked in the top 20 in the world standings, crushed former Horned Frog great Donna Thomas' previous school record of 21 feet, 5 ½ inches ... Her jump was also the fourth-best jump in the West Region and No. 5 in the NCAA ... She finished sixth overall in the long jump at the NCAA West Preliminary Round with a leap of 21 feet, 1 1/4 inches to advance to the final round of the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Finished first at both the Horned Frog Invitational and TCU Invitational ... Ran the opening leg on the women's 4x100 during the outdoor season, helping the quartet place third overall with a time of 44.93 seconds at the MWC Championships.

Gipson earned All-Conference honors in the women's long jump during the indoor season after soaring 20 feet, 3 ½ inches to place third overall ... She also captured first-place honors at the Arkansas Last Chance in the women's long jump, while collecting runner-up honors in the triple jump in Fayetteville ... Gipson had a breakthrough outdoor season in which she collected All-America honors in the long jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... She posted her first All-America showing in Fayetteville in the women's long jump, soaring to a 13th-place finish in the finals ... Gipson was the only freshman in the nation to make the finals in the long jump at the NCAA Championships ... She soared to a fifth-place finish in the long jump and automatically qualified for the 2009 NCAA Championships at the Midwest Regional in Norman, Okla. ... The freshman, who leaped 20 feet, 7 inches on her final jump to qualify for nationals, posted a personal-best leap and the second-best jump in program history in Norman ... Gipson, who came into the regional with the 11th-best leap in the Midwest Region, finished ahead of five of the nations top-30 jumpers ... At the LSU Relays, Gipson collected runner-up honors with the program's third-best leap ever ... The freshman was also part of a Mountain West Conference Championship 4x100 squad, helping the quartet claim first-place honors with a time of 44.66 seconds ... She also helped the 4x1 collect first-place honors with a seasonal-best time of 44.40 seconds at the Texas Tech Invitational.

Birdville High School
Gipson, a three-time all-area sprinter and jumper from Birdville, Texas, comes to TCU after competing in the long and triple jump for Birdville High School ... She posted a top leap of 19 feet, 10 inches in the long jump and a personal best mark of 40 feet in the triple jump ... A talented sprinter, Gipson has also posted a top time of 24.01 in the 200 ... Overall, she placed second in both the long and triple jump at the 2008 4A Texas State Championship ... Also excelled on the hardwood earning MVP honors following district play in 2008 ... She was invited to play in the DFW All-Star basketball game after earning four letters on the court.

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