Light the Tower: Texas Rowing Wins 2022 NCAA Championship
The University of Texas Tower will be lit in burnt orange with the number ‘1’ on Friday, Sept. 2 to commemorate Texas Rowing‘s 2022 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. On Friday, the University will commemorate the team capturing the 2022 national championship, the program’s second consecutive title.
Fans are encouraged to arrive in front of the Littlefield Fountain on 21st Street from 8:00-8:30 p.m. CT to watch the team take group photos.
Texas won the 2022 NCAA Championship in May in Sarasota, Fla., becoming the first team to win back-to-back titles since Ohio State accomplished the feat at three straight championships from 2013-15. UT earned 124 team points, equaling the total of Stanford and winning the national championship due to the Longhorns’ victory in the First Varsity Eight grand final. The I Eight’s win also marked the second-straight national title for the boat.
With the victory, The University of Texas secured the third of four national titles during the 2021-22 academic year, with Rowing’s triumph preceded by victories from Men’s Indoor Track and Field and Women’s Tennis, and followed just three days later by Men’s Golf. The four national titles matched the most in an academic year in school history, as the Longhorns also won four national championships in 1985-86 (Women’s Basketball, Women’s Indoor Track and Field, Women’s Swimming and Diving and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field). All told, Texas has captured 62 national team championships (58 NCAA titles) in school history.