The UT Tower will shine with burnt orange lights and “1” displayed on its sides on Thursday, June 2 in honor of the Texas Men’s Golf team winning the 2022 NCAA Championship.
The Longhorns won the national title one day earlier, and the Tower also displayed burnt orange lights that night to honor the team on the same day as their victory. The second Tower lighting will include “1” appearing on the Tower’s sides and will take place as the team gathers to take a picture with the Tower’s special lighting configuration.
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.
The Longhorns earned their fourth NCAA team title in program history, as Texas previously claimed the championship in 1971, 1972 and 2012.
“There are so many mountains we’ve had to climb,” Texas head coach John Fields said. “The University of Texas provides us with such incredible opportunities, but it also puts a tremendous amount of pressure on you because winning a national championship at the University of Texas is very special. These guys knew it. That’s why they came to Texas. If you ask anyone why they came to Texas, they’d give you this answer. I’m really proud of them. I’m proud of my two assistant coaches. All of the guys played well this week.”