Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta watches from the dugout during the sixth inning of Game 2 of the National League baseball championship series against the New York Mets Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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TCU alumnus Jake Arrieta won the National League Cy Young Award on Wednesday after posting a 22-6 record with the Chicago Cubs this season.

Arrieta had an overall ERA of 1.77 in 2015, which was a better mark than the other NL Cy Young Award finalists Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw.

Arrieta received 17 first-place votes  from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, giving him 169 points. Greinke received 10 first-place votes that contributed to his 147 points, while Kershaw had 101 points.

Arrieta is the first former Horned Frog to win a Cy Young Award.

Before transferring to TCU for the 2006 season, Arrieta attended Weatherford College for one year. In his first year with the Horned Frogs, Arrieta lead the nation with 14 wins and was a second team All-American.

The TCU community has expressed overwhelming support and congratulations for Arrieta after the announcement.