June 17, 2014 - by
Thomas Bishop Bio

  Thomas Bishop
Thomas Bishop

Houston, Texas

High School:

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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