The University of Texas Tower will be lit in burnt orange with the number ‘1’ tonight to commemorate Texas Rowing’s 2021 NCAA championship.
Per campus tradition, the University recognizes UT sports programs who win a national team championship with a burnt orange lighting of the campus landmark with the number ‘1’ appearing on the building’s four sides. Tonight, the University will commemorate the team capturing the 2021 national championship, the first NCAA title in program history.
The Longhorns won the 2021 NCAA Championship in May in Sarasota, Fla., the Longhorns earned 126 team points, equaling the total of Stanford and Washington and winning the national championship due to their dramatic come-from-behind triumph in the First Eight Grand Final. The Second Varsity and the Varsity Four each finished third in their respective races, earning crucial points for the Longhorns
With the victory, The University of Texas secured the 58th national team championship (54 NCAA titles) in school history. It marked the third national title during the 2020-21 academic calendar year, joining Men’s Swimming and Diving and Women’s Tennis. This marks the first time since 1989-90 (Men’s Swimming and Diving, Women’s Swimming and Diving and Women’s Indoor Track and Field) that Texas has claimed three NCAA team championships in one season.