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  • Tower shines orange tonight

    Published: March 30, 2010

    The Tower at The University of Texas at Austin will be lighted orange with the No. 1 this evening (March 30) in recognition of the men’s swimming and diving team’s NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship.

    Per university tradition, the campus landmark will shine orange with the No. 1 displayed on all four sides when a University of Texas at Austin athletics team wins a NCAA team championship. The women’s indoor track and field team most recently had the Tower lights shine in that fashion in 2006.

    The men’s swimming and diving team captured their 10th NCAA team crown under 32nd-year head coach Eddie Reese Sunday, March 28 in Columbus, Ohio. The Longhorns used nine top-eight finishes on the final to power past California en route to the title. The team totaled 500 points and finished 30.5 points ahead of second-place California after trailing the Golden Bears by 18.5 points through day two of the three-day meet.

    The Longhorns claimed one individual title and one relay crown at the NCAA Championships. Freshman Austin Surhoff became the second Longhorn to win the 200-yard individual medley, and the quartet of junior Scott Jostes, senior Dave Walters, sophomore Neil Caskey and senior Ricky Berens secured the team’s second straight NCAA title in the 800-yard freestyle relay.

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      Jenny Therkelsen said on April 1, 2010 at 4:17 p.m.
      I am so excited for the swimming and diving team. Finally one of our many teams in the position to win a national championship this year has done it. I only hope that track and field, baseball and softball can follow suit. Congrats Coach Reese and Coach Scoggins and the entire team. Hook'em Horns
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      Debbie Allcott said on April 1, 2010 at 4:17 p.m.
      that is awesome...what an accomplishment! go horns!!!!!
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      l stanford said on March 30, 2010 at 10:59 p.m.
      How bout them Longhorns. Swimming is not appreciated enough. So happy for the school, men and Coach Eddie.
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      Richard Lamb said on March 30, 2010 at 4:58 p.m.
      That is the best news I have heard since health care passing. Congratulations to Coach Reese on his galactic accomplishments for the University of Texas!
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