Thomas Bishop
Thomas Bishop

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
Cy-Creek

Height:
5-8

Event:
Distance Free


2003-04: Participated at the 2004 US Olympic Trials in the 1,500- meter freestyle, taking 15th place with a time of 15:42.48...Had a breakout season as a freshman leading the Seminoles' distance program...Made his mark on the FSU record books by breaking a ten-year-old record in the 1,000 free. Broke Chip Haberstroh's record with a time of 9:13.97, the league's sixth-best time, against Florida (Nov. 11)...Nearly reset the school record in the 1,650 free at the ACC Championships (Feb. 25-25) as his seventh-place mark of 15:24.79--the 34th-best time in the country last year--is just 0.17 off the mark and an NCAA "B" cut. Time ranked seventh in the ACC last year...Also scored points with a 12th-place time of 4:29.30 during the 500 freestyle...Took 17th in the 400 individual medley at 4:03.96...Scored a trio of top-six finishes at the Texas A&M Fall Invitational (Nov. 21-23)...Took third in the 500 free with a career-best time of 4:28.10 that is tied for fourth on the FSU top ten list...Aggie meet also saw him post a third-place time of 3:54.76 that ranks fourth in school history...Scored the first NCAA "B" cut of his career with a 15:26.66 in the 1,650 free...Started his collegiate career off with a bang, winning six of his first eight races...Only finished lower than third once--a fourth place mark in the 400 IM--in 22 dual meet races with 13 victories.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned All-America honors his senior season...Placed fourth in the 1,500-meter free at the US Nationals...Member of the US National Distance Team.

PERSONAL: Born July 26, 1985...Undecided on major...Son of Tom and Deb Bishop.

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