The University of Texas women's swimming and diving team earned a fifth-place finish at the 2019 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center. Murphy Bromberg highlighted the final day winning the national title in the platform diving event.
Bromberg finished second in the platform diving prelims to qualify for the evening final. In the final she scored 391.60 points, winning by nearly 60 points. Last year she placed second in the event.
In addition to Bromberg’s title, the 400-yard freestyle relay team took fourth place to help the Longhorns finish the competition in fifth. The 400 freestyle relay team of Claire Adams, Brooke Hansen, Anelise Diener and Julia Cook had the second-fastest time in UT history when they qualified third in 3:10:89. Grace Ariola stepped in for Hansen and they finished fourth in the final with an identical time of 3.10.89.
This is the Longhorns’ third-straight top six finish and second time in three years that UT has finished fifth. The fifth-place finish by UT is also the best result when the Longhorns have hosted the NCAA Championships since 1995 when Texas recorded a third-place finish.