TCU Women’s Athletics: A Year in Review Part Two
In continuation from part one of TCU Women’s Athletics college athletics, we wrap up the 2020–2021-year. The Lady Frogs Athletic had a successful year and we continue an overview of each of them. With 13 different sports in the athletics department, be sure to check out part one of our year in review.
Swimming and Diving
The TCU Women’s Swimming and Diving team would have somewhat of a rough season. The team would go 0-3 overall and 0-1 in conference. While the team would not win a single contest in the season they would compete hard throughout the season.
While in the regular season the team competed in six different competitions, and while having ups and downs, they continually improved. In the Big 12 Swimming and Diving Competitions, the team fared much better than the regular season.
The charge in swimming was be led by Kiki Rice, who earned a silver medal in her last race as a Horned Frog. As a team, the Lady Horned Frogs placed 4th with 434 trailing Iowa State who had 460 points.
As for diving, the team had better results. Placing third place, the athletes earning a bronze medal out of the five teams. This finish earned them the opportunity to keep their season alive.
The diving team then advanced to the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships at Lancaster Aquatic Center at the University of Kentucky. While Izzy Ashdown would represent the Lady Horned Frogs for the third year in a row. None of the team would medal and their season would end.
With their season now over, look for the TCU Women’s Swimming and Diving team to improve heading into next season.
On the TCU Women’s Tennis side of things, the Lady Horned Frogs would have a season that presented a lot of potentials while having a down season. TCU overall would go 9-13 and 3-6 in the conference. While ending their season on an 8-match losing streak and going 2-5 away and 0-1 at neutral sites the Lady Horned Frogs did have their rough patches. On the other side of things, the team was 7-7 at home.
Starting their season with no team wins, several individuals secured medals in the first six tournaments. Afterwards, the team would go on a four-win streak against Abilene Christian, Tarleton State, North Texas, and Sam Houston State. The team then competed through the Big 12 Conference. Unfortunately, before entering the Big 12 Conference Championship Tournament the team was on 7-match losing streak.
In the last tournament of the year, the Lady Horned Frogs would have their season ended early than they would have wished. Losing against a tough Baylor team 1-4 the team would then look towards next season. Look for the TCU Women’s Tennis Team to be back next season ready to make a run at a Big 12 Conference title.
The TCU Women’s Golf Team would have a great season with several top-five finishes. The Frogs began their season with a second-place finish at the Schooner Fall Classic in Norman, Oklahoma. Afterward in the Betsy Rawls Invitational and Cowgirl Classic, the team would not fare as well with a 5th and 7th place finish.
Just weeks after TCU Women’s Golf would then play in the Lamkin Invitational in Rancho Santa Fe, California. Out of a field of 11 teams the No. 22 ranked TCU Horned Frogs would place second. Then five tournaments later the team would drag through with their best finish being fourth in the Icon Invitational hosted by the University of Houston.
After a long hard-fought season, the Lady Horned Frogs would then head down to the Big 12 Championship in The Woodlands, Texas. In a field of ten teams and led by Sabrina Iqbal and Greta Bruner the Lady Horned Frogs would place sixth. Only 19 strokes behind Texas the Lady Horned Frogs would play just well enough to get the team to the NCAA Regional.
In the NCAA Regional hosted in Stanford, California, TCU would play arguably some of their best golf of the season. With it being their 23rd time competing in the NCAA Regional in the last 25 years, the Frogs came out to prove a point. In the contest, the team finished 15th out of the 18 teams competing. The team finished only 5 points behind Iowa State and 10 points behind Sacramento State.
With their season now over and continuing the rich history of success look for the Lady Horned Frogs to be back next season to make a deeper run.
As of January 2020, TCU Athletics Department has decided that it will include a women’s triathlon team. Due to the pandemic, the start of the program was delayed but be on the lookout for the Lady Frogs to take the NCAA Women’s Triathlon by storm.
Indoor Track and Field
In a shortened season the TCU Women’s Indoor Track team competed hard and had many athletes excel. The short season included only three meets before the Big 12 Championships. Those being the Aggie Invitational, Texas Tech Invitational, and the Texas Tech Shootout.
In the Big 12 Championships, the women’s team would not do so hot. Placing 10th place out of 10 teams and only putting up 2 points the team struggled to say the least. The two points coming from the women’s medley and 4×400 relay.
This would bring the TCU Lady Horned Frogs season to an end. Look for the women’s indoor track team to reload and be back and better next year.
Outdoor Track and Field
On the other end of things, the TCU Women’s Outdoor Track Team fared much better in the outdoor season. With six meets in before the Big 12 Championships, the team had many personal records and would improve throughout. With experience and many medals to back it, the team then turned their attention towards the Big 12 Championships.
At the meet in Manhattan, Kansas the women’s team would come out ready to go. Part of the contribution came from Kyla Robinson-Hubbard who put up four points in the 400-meter hurdles. The women’s team also went on to advance their 4×400 relay and Brittany Brown would contribute by advancing as well in the 100-meter hurdles. The team would still finish last out of the ten teams but had improvement from the indoor season.
With only a few members of the women’s track team advancing the Lady Horned Frogs would take the NCAA West Regional on. After competing hard for four days only one female athlete would advance. That being Brittany Brown in the 100-meter hurdles. Unfortunately, Brown would fall short of placing but would wrap up an excellent season for the Lady Horned Frogs. Look for the TCU Women’s Indoor and Outdoor Teams to be back and ready to battle next season.
With the end of the 2020-21 sports season, we are looking forward to seeing the ladies back in action in each of their respective sports this upcoming season.
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Story by Campus Live Employee Trinity Porter