Men’s Swimming wins 11th National Championship

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Horns are up this week for our men’s swim team, which this past weekend won its 11th national championship, all 11 occurring under legendary Head Coach Eddie Reese. The Longhorns led the meet from start to finish and claimed the team title with 528 points to UC-Berkeley’s 399 points and Michigan’s 312 points.

With this championship, Eddie Reese ties former Ohio State coach Mike Peppe for No. 1 all-time. Saturday’s win marks UT’s first team championship since our volleyball team claimed the national championship in 2012. UT now has 48 all-time NCAA team championships and 51 overall national team titles throughout school history.

To our swimmers and to Coach Reese and his staff, thank you for your hard work and congratulations on your victory.

Hook ’em Horns!
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Congratulations, National Champion Longhorns!

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Let me join the Longhorn family in congratulating our women’s volleyball team for winning the 2012 NCAA national championship. Their 3-0 sweep over the Oregon Ducks on Saturday in Louisville was the perfect end to a fantastic 29-4 season.

Congratulations to Head Coach Jerritt Elliott, who was named 2012 AVCA Division I Coach of the Year, and to Most Outstanding Player Bailey Webster as well as to the entire team.

And thanks to all the fans who support the volleyball team and all those who came out to cheer them on during the Final Four in Louisville.

With the win, The University of Texas now has 47 NCAA all-time championships and 50 overall titles.

The Longhorns are losing only one senior to graduation (congratulations, Sha’Dare McNeal), so this team will be a force to be reckoned with in 2013. Kim and I look forward to being in the stands again next season.

Point Texas, and Hook ’em Horns!

Men’s golf brings home National Championship

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As a golfer, I’m all too familiar with what 30 feet of grass between the ball and the hole looks like. It’s a long way. But it didn’t spook geography senior Dylan Frittelli Sunday at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. When Dylan sank that putt to beat Alabama in the NCAA tournament, he and his four teammates in the tournament gave UT its first national championship in golf since Ben Crenshaw, Tom Kite, and company brought home back-to-back wins in 1971 and 1972.

The Longhorns had been ranked No. 1 since November, and Sunday night the Tower glowed orange to honor our newest national champions.

Congratulations to Coach John Fields and staff, and all 13 men on the team. You make us proud.

Hook ’em Horns!