Erin Irons
Erin Irons
Player Profile
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Midland, Texas

High School:
Midland

Height:
5-8

Event:
Backstroke/Freestyle

Birthdate:
11/16/1981

Horned Frog Scouting Report: Horned Frogs’ leading returnee on the women’s side ... is the school record-holder in five events — 100 free (51.33), 200 free (1:51.36), 200 medley relay (1:45.12), 400 free relay (3:26.27) and 800 free relay (7:36.35) ... sports the Frogs’ top returning times in seven different events as well as swimming with four of TCU’s five top returning relay teams ... called a valuable “utility swimmer” by Head Coach Richard Sybesma for her ability to add quality and depth to so many areas of the team.

TCU Career: Tied for team lead by earning all-conference accolades in six events following performance at 2002 C-USA Championships ... was league runner-up in three events individually — 200 and 500 free and 200 back ... also notched second-place as a member of the Frogs’ 200 medley and 800 free relay teams ... led off for TCU’s conference-champion and school record-breaking 400 free relay team to close out impressive showing at league meet ... named C-USA Swimmer of the Week on January 29 for four-victory performance versus No. 9 SMU and league-rival Houston ... was the only Horned Frog to secure at least one individual victory in all 13 dual meets in 2002 ... notched eighth place in the 200 back at the 2001 WAC Championships ... collected an additional pair of top-11 finishes at the conference meet, collecting 10th in the 100 back and 11th in the 200 free ... also swam with the Frogs’ three free relay teams at the WAC Championships, placing sixth in the 200 and seventh in both the 400 and 800 ... named TCU’s Most Valuable Contributor for the campaign.

High School/Club Achievements: Collected high school all-America plaudits three times ... a finalist at 2000 Texas state meet ... garnered Midland’s Athlete of the Year honors for the 1999-2000 school year ... participated in Junior Nationals three times ... served as captain at Midland as a senior.

Personal: Full name is Erin Michelle Irons ... born November 16, 1981 (turns 21 during season) ... daughter of Deb and Dan Irons ... father played professional football for the San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants and was inducted into the Texas Tech Hall of Fame in 2000 ... enjoys art and traveling ... majoring in elementary education.


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