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Gibson's Title Highlights Women's NCAA Championships
March 18, 2017
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The Texas Longhorns wrapped up the 2017 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday, placing fifth. The championship included freshman Alison Gibson’s one-meter individual title and four snapped Big 12 records.

Gibson became Texas’ first NCAA diving champion since 2007 and its first NCAA one-meter titlist since 1998. The Austin native won the eight-woman final with 332.60 points, edging out Minnesota’s Sarah Bacon by six points.

On the first day of competition, Madisyn Cox, Joanna Evans, Claire Adams and Tasija Karosas squashed conference and Texas records in the 800 freestyle relay, shaving the previous record of 6:56.52, set by the quartet last fall, to 6:54.83. The team earned a fourth place finish and All-America honors.

The 400 medley relay team (Karosas, Cox, Lauren Case and Rebecca Millard) recorded third in the championship final, setting a school and Big 12 record with their time of 3:27.74.

Madisyn Cox swam the 400 individual medley in 4:00.97 good for both program and league records.

On the final day, Tasija Karosas notched a school and Big 12 record in the 200 Backstroke after coming in fourth with a time of 1:49.91.

The men's championships will take place March 22-25.                                                                           

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