April 18, 2012
FORT WORTH – TCU swimming and diving coach Richard Sybesma announced the addition of three swimmers to the men’s program.
Each of the swimmers is from the state of Texas, including two from Houston. Harrison Bui and Ford Story make their way to Fort Worth from Houston to join two others on the TCU roster from the Houston area.
Story is considered the No. 3 breaststroker in the state this year, while Bui, a member of the Houston Swim Club, is the rare swimmer who shines in the 100-back and 100-breast, two events that are back-to-back on the high school meet schedule.
Corey Nix, ranked as the No. 11 recruit in the state of Texas according to collegeswimming.com, is a Frisco native and won the Texas 4A state championship in the 100-free a year ago. He was named to the TISCA All-State team 10 times during his high school career.
The signing of three Texas natives gives the Horned Frogs eight on next season’s roster from the Lone Star State.
Corey Nix; Frisco, Texas (Frisco); Sprints
Holds personal bests of 20.36 in the 50-free and 45.13 in the 100-free … Collegeswimming.com ranked him as the No. 11 recruit in Texas … Texas 4A state champion and record holder in the 100-free … Named to the TISCA All-State team 10 times and twice named an All-American in the 50- and 100-free … Holds his high school’s records in the 50-free 100-free, 100-fly and 200-free relay … Three-time Frisco High School Most Outstanding Swimmer of the Year … Attended Frisco High School and competed for Bruce Eubanks ... Born June 21, 1994 … Full name is Corey James Nix … Parents are Donald and Cathy Nix … Lists playing basketball and spending time with friends and family as his hobbies … Father, Donald, played basketball at the University of Nebraska and brother has signed to swim at Army
Ford Story; Houston, Texas (Stratford); Breaststroke
Personal bests are 56.63 in the 100-breast and split of 25.51 in the 50-breast … Considered the No. 3 breaststroker in the state of Texas … Also added a 22.47 in the 50-free … Set a 4A state record and won a Texas state championship in the 100-breast… Named an All-American … Went to Stratford High School, where his coach was Mike Hoskovec … Born March 31, 1994 … Son of Mark and Fran Story … Full name is John Ford Story … Hobbies include hunting, fishing, wakeboarding and photography … Father, Mark, played basketball at Iowa State
Harrison Bui; Houston, Texas (Clements); Breaststroke/Backstroke
Rare swimmer who is strong in the 100-backstroke and 100-breaststroke as the events are back-to-back on a high school schedule … Personal best in the 100-back is 49.95, while he also has a 56.49 in the 100-breast and 2:03.30 in the 200-breast … Finished second at the Texas 5A State Championships … Attended Clements High School and is a member of the Houston Swim Club under the direction of Gilbert Legaspi