After claiming both the men's and women's Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championship titles in February, the Texas Longhorns led the way for the 2015-16 Big 12 Swimming and Diving postseason honors. As voted on by fellow conference coaches, Texas collected eight of the 10 accolades, while Kansas took the final two.
The Big 12 Scholar-Athletes of the Year for the 2015-16 winter sport season have been announced.
For the second straight season, the University of Texas Men's Swimming and Diving team is NCAA National Champions. The Longhorns put forth a dominant performance from start to finish to reel in the school's 12th all-time national title.
Texas freshman Townley Haas set NCAA, American and U.S. Open records in the 200-yard freestyle while sophomore Joseph Schooling took down the NCAA and U.S. Open records in the 100-yard butterfly, as the Longhorns maintained their lead Friday on day three of the 2016 NCAA Championships.
No. 1 Texas swept the two relays and won four of the six events contested Thursday night on an explosive second of four days for the Longhorns at the 2016 NCAA Championships.
No. 1 Texas won its 13th NCAA title in the 800-yard freestyle relay in explosive fashion, as Jack Conger, Townley Haas, Clark Smith and Joseph Schooling set NCAA, U.S. Open and four additional records in the event Wednesday on night one of the 2016 NCAA Championships.
Eighteen Big 12 student-athletes were selected by the NCAA to compete in the 2016 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships. Seventeen Longhorns were picked, while a Mountaineer rounds out the field. The championships will be held March 23-26 at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
Eleven Big 12 student-athletes were selected by the NCAA to compete in the 2016 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships. Ten Longhorns were selected, while a Kansas swimmer rounds out the field. The championships will be held March 16-19 at the McAuley Aquatic Center on the campus of Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia.
For the fourth consecutive season, the University of Texas has swept the Big 12 Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Championship. The title marks the men's 20th straight, winning every championship since the league's inception, while the women have racked up a conference-best 14 titles in the last 20 seasons.
Just a day after contributing to a new Big 12 record in the women's 400 medley relay, Texas' Tasija Karosas toppled the conference's 100 backstroke record by the time of 51.40. Karosas' performance helped the Longhorns maintain the team lead on both the men's and women's side after day three of the Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championship.
For the second consecutive day, the Texas Longhorns swept all events at the Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championship. The dominating performance helped propel both UT's men's and women's side into the top spots in the team standings.
Following the first day of action at the 2016 Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championship, both West Virginia and Texas sit atop the men's and women's team standings.