Light the Tower: Longhorns Win Big 12 Titles
Women’s Track and Field, Rowing win Big 12 Conference championships
The UT Tower will shine with burnt orange lights Sunday, May 14 in celebration of two Texas Athletics teams winning Big 12 Conference titles.
No. 1 Texas women’s track and field team won its fourth consecutive Big 12 Outdoor Championships title and No. 2 Texas Rowing swept five races at the Big 12 Championship to win an eighth consecutive conference crown.
The Texas women’s track and field team scored a staggering 197 points, the second-most in Big 12 history behind the Texas women in 2021 who scored 207. The title marks the longest win streak in Texas history for both the men and women and gave head coach Edrick Floréal his 13th Big 12 trophy in 18 championship appearances. The women have now won eight of the last nine conference meets in both indoor and outdoor.
Texas Rowing’s victory marks the 12th conference title in program history, and the sweep was the Longhorns’ eighth consecutive of the conference regatta. The clean sweep netted the Longhorns 98 points in the final Big 12 team standings and automatically qualified UT for the NCAA Championships. The two-time defending national champion Longhorns will look to become the second program to win three consecutive national titles and the first since Ohio State accomplished the feat from 2013-15.