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Men’s Swimming & Diving Wins National Title

The win marked the Longhorns’ 11th national championship. Hook ’em!

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The Texas men’s swimming and diving team celebrates winning its 11th national championship on March 28 in Iowa City, Iowa. Photo courtesy Texas Athletics

The Tower will shine orange with No. 1 illuminated on March 29 to celebrate the Longhorns’ 11th NCAA team title at the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships.

Texas sophomore Will Licon and freshman Joseph Schooling won NCAA titles for a second consecutive night as the Longhorns completed a dominant three-day performance on March 28.

The Longhorns led the meet from start to finish and handily claimed the team title with 528 points. California, the 2014 NCAA champion, took second with 399 points while Michigan placed third with 312 points. USC took fourth with 278 points and Florida rounded out the top five with 248 points.

[Read more about the win and see a photo gallery from the meet at TexasSports.com.]

Head coach Eddie Reese tied former Ohio State coach Mike Peppe for No. 1 all-time with 11 NCAA team titles and was selected as the CSCAA Swimming Coach of the Meet. Saturday’s team trophy marked the first NCAA team championship for The University of Texas at Austin since volleyball won in 2012. UT now has 48 all-time NCAA team championships and 51 overall national team titles in school history.

Reese won his first NCAA team title since 2010, and UT notched its 29th top-three NCAA Championships finish in Reese’s 37 seasons on the Forty Acres. Texas won six individual swimming titles, the most at a single NCAA Championship meet since 2001, when the Horns won seven en route to UT’s eighth NCAA title.

Texas’ seven NCAA individual titles at the 2015 NCAA Championships moves UT’s all-time total to 114 individual swimming and diving titles, good for No. 5 all-time (54 individual swimming, 41 swimming relays, 19 diving). UT last won seven events at an NCAA Championship meet in 2004.