The class of 2015 reflects on TCU athletics


    With graduation quickly approaching, several seniors of the class of 2015 are taking a look back at their favorite sports memories during their time at TCU.

    The class of 2015 experienced the transition from the Mountain West Conference into the Big 12 Conference.

    After making that jump in the fall of 2012, TCU athletics experienced its fair share of up and downs. However, there has undoubtedly been a lot of success.

    The football team won a share of the Big 12 and a “New Year’s Six” bowl this past season, beating Ole Miss 42-3 in the Peach Bowl.

    The men’s basketball team had its infamous win over then-No. 5 Kansas in 2013. The team also won its first Big 12 Tournament game this year.

    The baseball team won the 2014 Big 12 Tournament and earned a trip to the College World Series.

    These are just a few of the many athletic accomplishments that the class of 2015 witnessed.

    Sports broadcasting major Stephen Simcox pointed to the gridiron for his favorite moment as a Horned Frog.

    “I would say the Peach Bowl is my favorite memory,” Simcox said. “Going to Atlanta and covering the game is something I’ll never forget.”

    Senior finance and sports broadcasting double major Andrew Felts looked to the hardwood for his lasting sport memories, which include helping start up the TCU Men’s Basketball Student Committee.

    “I was really excited to be part of the group that started Purple Haze,” he said. “I felt like it was something that I could do that will positively impact the school for years to come.”

    Felts also offered one moment that stands above the rest.

    “It’s definitely the upset over Kansas during our first basketball season in the Big 12,” he said.

    William Kirkman, who graduated in December, talked about the growth of TCU athletics during his time in school.

    “Once we won the Rose Bowl everything kind of took off,” Kirkman said. “Standing in the student section for the last time when we won the Big 12 is something I’ll never forget.”

    As the class of 2015 reflects on its time at TCU, members of the class of 2016 would like to go out with a bang.

    “I want to see TCU win the national championship,” junior accounting major John Reeser said, referring to the football team.

    The class of 2015 has certainly experienced some great memories of TCU athletics. Future graduates can only hope for continued success.