TCU's Messiah Bright has just won the Nobel Prize for podiatric wellness and will be heading off to Sweden to collect her $1,000,000 +.
Well, not exactly.
She will be journeying to Sweden, however, and for good reason. Messiah Bright has been named to the US-U23 Women's Youth National Team, and will be in Sweden this June. Bright and the rest of the 21-player roster will compete in friendlies against India and Sweden in the Women's U-23 Three-Nations Tournament.
The US team will take on India on June 25, in Helsingborg, in the first-ever match between a U.S Women's National Team and India, who is the host of the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in October. The USA will then face Sweden on June 28 in Vittsjo.
Bright will make her U-23 national team debut after an incredible senior season that included a complete re-write of TCU's record books. The Dallas, Texas native scored 40 points in one year, first in TCU history, and, in so doing, tallied 17 goals (also a record) and six assists; all told she set career records for goals (39) and points (a whopping 92!).
Her efforts on the field earned her first-team all-Big 12 honors. She was named Big 12 Player of the Week twice during the regular season, and was key to TCU's run to the Big 12 Tournament title and a berth in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. Bright was named the Big 12 Tournament's Offensive Most Outstanding Player, garnering United Soccer Coaches Association First Team All-America honors and becoming the fifth Frog to be named an All-American in the past two years.
Fans of TCU athletics have reason for excitement: Ms. Bright will return to TCU for her Covid-relief year this season.
The Frogs kick off the 2022 campaign hosting Wisconsin on Aug. 18 at Garvey-Rosenthal.
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