TCU In Select Company
June 15, 2010
FORT WORTH, Texas -- TCU and Florida are the only schools nationally this season to play in a BCS game in football, reach the College World Series in baseball and win a national championship in another sport.
The Horned Frogs captured the NCAA title in the coed sport of rifle, becoming the first all-female squad to accomplish the feat, while the Gators are the national champs in women's swimming and diving.
Last year, TCU, Florida and Texas were the only three schools to finish in the top 10 in football and reach the Super Regionals in baseball.
Fifteen of TCU's 20 sports were represented in NCAA postseason play this season by either teams or individuals. Eleven teams were nationally ranked.
TCU set a single-season school record by winning six conference championships (baseball, women's basketball, football, men's swimming and diving, men's tennis and women's tennis) in addition to its national title in rifle.
In each of the last two semesters, TCU student-athletes have recorded their highest cumulative grade-point average since tracking began in 1998. The Spring 2010 departmental cumulative GPA was 2.98.
Fifteen of 20 sports had team GPAs over 3.0, while 56 percent of student-athletes recorded a Spring 2010 GPA of 3.0 or higher. TCU had 22 student-athletes, including two-time consensus All-America football player Jerry Hughes, record a 4.0 GPA.