Members of the Women's Tennis team celebrate

The University of Texas Tower will be lit in burnt orange on Wednesday, May 4 to commemorate the Texas Women’s Tennis’ 2022 Big 12 Conference tournament championship. Per tradition, the University recognizes UT sports programs who win a conference team championship with a burnt orange lighting of the campus landmark.

The Longhorns claimed the title with their 3-0 mark in Fort Worth at the league’s postseason tournament on April 22-24. Texas topped No. 34 Iowa State (4-0) in the quarterfinals, No. 11 Oklahoma State (4-1) in the semifinals and No. 2 Oklahoma (4-0) in the championship match. UT captured the Big 12 Tournament championship for the second-straight year and 12th time in program history (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2012, 2013, 2018, 2021 and 2022).

The No. 4 national seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament, Texas (20-4) returns to the courts when it hosts Ball State (19-4) in the NCAA First Round on Friday, May 6. First serve is set for 1 p.m. Central at the Texas Tennis Center, and admission for the general public is free.