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Light the Tower: Women’s Swimming and Diving Win Big 12 Conference Title

The University of Texas Tower will be drenched in Burnt Orange lighting Sunday, April 11 to commemorate the UT Women’s Swimming and Diving program’s recent Big 12 Conference championship.

Per campus tradition, the UT Tower is bathed in Burnt Orange lighting from top-to-bottom when a University of Texas athletics team wins a conference championship.  

The Longhorns claimed their ninth-consecutive Big 12 Conference crown in early March and have now recorded 19 Big 12 team titles and a total of 33 overall conference championships (14 Southwest Conference, 19 Big 12 Conference) in program history. UT amassed a total of 1,055 points at this year’s conference meet, well in front of runner-up Kansas (649).

Texas finished in third place in the team standings at the 2021 NCAA Championships, held March 17-20 in Greensboro, N.C. The Longhorns secured their first top-three finish at the NCAA Championship since a third-place showing in 2001.  


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