Will Licon, a member of the Men's Texas Longhorns Swimming and Diving team playfully pews water as he warms up in the Joe Jamail Swim Center as he prepares for the U.S. Olympic Time Trials. RALPH BARRERA/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

BEVO BEAT Swimming & Diving

Longhorns selected as Big 12 swimmers and diver of the week

Posted January 18th, 2017

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A day after Madisyn Cox and Clark Smith were named Division I national swimmers of the week by CollegeSwimming.com, Will Licon and Rebecca Millard were named Big 12 swimmers of the week while Meghan O’Brien earned diver of the week honors the league announced Wednesday.

Licon took two wins last week, in the 100 and 200-yard breast stroke, and helped Texas win a 200 medley relay.

Millard was the anchor on UT’s 200 medley relay team that helped give Georgia its first home loss in 103 meets. She also won both the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle events. Millard ended the meet anchoring the 400 freestyle relay win.

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She also served as anchor in the 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay in the win over Auburn earlier in the week.

O’Brien swept the diving events in UT’s win over Auburn and took second place to teammate Alison Gibson in both the one-meter and three-meter events against the Lady Bulldogs.

The wins over No. 14 Auburn and No. 2 Georgia helped the Longhorns women’s team jump to the top spot of the College Swimming Coaches Association of America poll released Wednesday.

The Longhorns have five wins over the nation’s top 11 teams and have only lost on the road to second-ranked Stanford.

The Texas men held steady at No. 2 in the men’s poll.

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