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TCU students playing volleyball at Campus Recreation Center
I don't know about y'all, but I love being outside. I grew up playing soccer in Texas, which meant my days were always filled with sunshine and competition. I knew that when I came to college, I didn't want to lose my physical fitness and sense of team camaraderie. Sports and other opportunities to stay active and get outside were key factors in my college decision process. Naturally, TCU knocked it out of the park.

Fort Worth receives around 230 days of sunshine each year. We're situated right down the road from the Trinity River, which boasts over 70 miles of hiking, biking, and running trails. Here on campus, we proudly support more than 25 club sports teams and an equal amount of intramural sports from baseball, lacrosse, and hockey to soccer, sailing and volleyball.
TCU Library angled view
Point being, there's no shortage of activities at and around TCU. As students, we know investing in ourselves happens outside the classroom, too. We're always pushing ourselves one step farther than we thought we could. To us, college is centered around balance, working to achieve our goals both in our academic and health spheres, all while having fun and strengthening our relationships with other Horned Frogs.

I've been a proud player on the TCU Women's Club Soccer team for three years now. Last fall, we had a winning season and competed at the National Championship Club Tournament, the team's first appearance in nine years. It took a lot of grit to take down in-state opponents, and even more determination to stand against colleges more than double our size at nationals, but we persevered and had a blast!
Colleen posing with the tcu club women's soccer team in front of UNT

That successful soccer season inspired me to reach for even bigger goals. One of my best friends and I decided we would run our first-ever half marathon. The Cowtown Races are big in Fort Worth, and tons of TCU students run the 5k, 10k, half marathon, and full marathon (because college isn't enough of a challenge). After months of consistent training, we accomplished 13.1 miles around Fort Worth. It took a culmination of resilience and confidence to cross the finish line, but I genuinely believe that the student mindset at TCU helped us achieve our goal.
Colleen and other TCU students taking a selfie after running the Cowtown Marathon
Whether you're looking for the ultimate weight room or hoping to connect with new friends through your favorite sport, TCU will support your individual fitness endeavors and encourage you to seek out challenges both on and off campus. Check out more ways you can stay active at TCU. I can't wait for y'all to find your fit with the Frogs!

Colleen Wyrick is a junior double major in English and Communication Studies from Austin, TX. She is currently the President of Her Campus at TCU, Assistant Digital Editor for the digital anthology Teaching Transatlanticism, and a social media intern and ambassador for the Office of Admission. Additionally, she’s loved getting involved on campus through the women’s club soccer team.