Gipson Honored By Sports Illustrated

March 7, 2012

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED "FACES IN THE CROWD" (MARCH 12)

FORT WORTH, Texas –
TCU senior long jumper Whitney Gipson has been included in this week’s issue of Sports Illustrated as part of the “Faces in the Crowd” section for her record-breaking performance at the 2012 Mountain West Championships.

A native of North Richland Hills, Texas, Gipson is listed as the No. 1 long jumper in the country, having marked 21-10 ¾ feet (6.67m) to win the Mountain West title and snap the TCU and championship meet record for the event. Gipson scored 18 points at the MW Championships meet with a seventh-place showing in the triple jump and third-place nod in the 200. She also won the long jump event at the Texas 10-Team Invitational and Texas A&M Invite earlier this season.

Gipson, a four-time All-American for the Frogs, was recently honored as the Women’s Field Athlete of the Year for the South Central region by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).  

TCU will have four athletes, including Gipson, competing at the 2012 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships this weekend in Nampa, Idaho.