Horned Frogs Athletics
- TCU became an official member of the Big 12 on July 1, 2012.
- Twelve of TCU’s 20 sports were represented by either teams or individuals in NCAA postseason play in 2012-13.
- Nine of 20 sports were nationally ranked.
- The TCU football team’s history and tradition includes a pair of national championships (1935 and 1938) and a Heisman Trophy winner (Davey O’Brien, 1938).
- A rebuilt Amon G. Carter Stadium was opened in 2012 after a $164 million makeover.
- TCU is one of just 10 football programs nationally to reach a bowl game in 14 of the last 15 seasons and one of only eight teams to play in a BCS game in two of the last four years.
- TCU football has finished in the top 25 in six of the last eight seasons.
- Seventeen former Horned Frogs are active in the National Football League.
- The TCU baseball team has reached the NCAA Super Regionals in three of the last five seasons, including a 2010 College World Series appearance.
- Former Horned Frog baseball standout Matt Carpenter was selected to represent the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
- Women’s basketball has reached the postseason in 11 of the last 13 seasons.
- Julien Brun was one of three finalists for the 2013 Ben Hogan Award, presented to the nation’s top collegiate golfer.
- Men’s golf has advanced to the NCAA Regionals 24 straight seasons, while the women’s golf program has reached the postseason the last 18 years.
- Ten current and former student-athletes and coaches represented TCU in the 2012 London Olympics.
Point of pride:
The Horned Frogs recorded three national championships in 2012-13: individual NCAA championships for track and field’s Charles Silmon (100 meters) and Lorraine Ugen (long jump) and a team title for rifle in smallbore competition.
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Kara Duval, photo by Susan Vogel