Former walk-on who is entering his fourth season with the Irish ... a tremendous allaround athlete who was a standout tennis player during his prep sports career ... a hardworking and intelligent fencer who is very quick on the strip and has a good selection of actions ... able to shift his tactics to fit the situation ... an excellent student who carries a 3.76 cumulative grade point average - including a 4.0 during the 2007 spring semester - as an accounting major.

AS A SENIOR: Finished the season with a 28-13 record ... started the season with a 5-10 showing at the Western Invite ... went 2-0 at the NYU Duals and 5-2 at the Northwestern Duals ... finished the regular season with a 3-0 record at the Duke Duals and a 13-1 record at the Notre Dame Duals ... made the round of 16 at the Midwest Conference Championships ... went 3-2 in the play-in pool to advance to the first round of the NCAA Midwest Regional ... went 1-5 in the round-robin portion of the tournament before losing to Notre Dame teammate Bill Thanhouser in the first direct-elimination bout ... then lost to Ohio State's Dexter Wilde (15-10) before finishing his year with a 15-9 loss to Ohio State's Robert Douville.

AS A JUNIOR: Posted a 25-11 record while serving as one of top reserves on the men's sabre squad ... his 8-7 record at the Notre Dame Duals included wins over Stanford's Andrew Suciu (5-3), Wayne State's Patrick Tomlinson (5-0) and the Cal State Fullerton duo of Pham Nguyen (5-4) and Richard Huang (5-1) ... fenced in three bouts (2-1) at the NYU Duals before winning all nine of his bouts at the Midwest Duals (held at ND) ... his 3-3 mark at the Duke Duals included wins over David Eitel from the host team (5-2), plus a pair of 5-3 victories over Johns Hopkins fencers Eitel and Andrew Carney ... closed season by winning all three of his bouts at the Northwestern Duals.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Went 19-10 in his first season as a collegiate fencer ... placed 37th in the mixed sabre competition at the Northwestern Open in the fall of 2005 ... added 5-3 record later that fall at the Northwestern Duals, with 5-1 win over Cal State Fullerton's Jon Bellone and pair of wins over fencers from Johns Hopkins (5-4 vs. Jake Sand; 5-1 vs. Carney) ... his results in the 2006 spring regular season included a 4-2 record at the Notre Dame Duals, 7-1 at the Ohio State Duals and 3-4 at the UC San Diego Duals ... placed 16th at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships.

PREP & PERSONAL: Earned six varsity letters as a two-sport standout at St. Catherine's High School ... twice placed fifth in the Wisconsin state high school tennis tournament ... a four-time all-conference honoree and regional champion in tennis, also earning all-city honors three times and all-state as both a junior and senior ... compiled 97-12 career record in tennis, including an unbeaten conference mark during all four of his seasons ... also lettered in soccer as a junior and senior, helping team win conference and regional titles during both seasons ... member of state semifinalist soccer team during his junior season before earning all-conference honors as senior team captain ... member of the National Honor Society while at St. Catherine's ... brother-in-law to former Notre Dame foil All-American Forest Walton (who married his sister, Rebecca Horton) ... born Aug. 30, 1986, in Racine,Wis. ... son of Daniel and Susan Horton ... full name is Thomas Daniel Horton ... an accounting major, enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.

Tom Horton
Tom  Horton


Franksville, WI

High School:
Saint Catherine's

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 150



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