Paty Aburto enters her first season as the volunteer assistant coach with the TCU women's tennis team.
Aburto joins the staff after being a four-year letterwinner for the Horned Frogs. Last season, the Xalapa, Mexico, native finished her career by earning an at-large bid to compete at the NCAA Singles Championships in Athens, Ga. She was the first TCU player to compete at the singles championship since Rene Simpson in the 1988 season.
During her time in Fort Worth, Aburto was a first team all-conference selection throughout her collegiate career. In 2001, she was the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Freshman of the Year and a first team all-conference selection. From 2002 through 2004, she was named to the first team All-Conference USA team. During her junior season, Aburto teamed with Rosa Perez to form the Outstanding Doubles Pair of the C-USA Championship.
Aburto concluded her Horned Frog career as the No. 56 player in the final ITA rankings in 2004. She finished with a 89-41 (.685) singles record and a 91-37 (.711) doubles mark.
Aburto is set to graduate in May with a Bachelor of General Studies degree with an emphasis in journalism from TCU.