Throughout Black History Month, the American-Statesman will take a daily look at the black athletes who have had a lasting impact in Texas’ athletic department. Today, we are writing about swimmer Indira Allick.
In 1991, Tico Clark became the first black letterwinner on the men’s swimming and diving program at Texas. Allick then made some history of her own a year later. Allick was the first black woman to swim at Texas.
In 1992, Indira Allick became the first African-American student-athlete on the Women's Swim & Dive program.Advertisement
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A San Antonio native who won five individual state championships in high school, Allick turned into a 13-time All-American for the Longhorns. At the 1993 World University Games, Allick won gold medals in the 400- and 800-meter freestyle races.
In 1993, Allick also swam on two relays that won conference championships. Three years later, Allick returned to the top of the Southwest Conference’s medal stand with UT’s 400-meter freestyle relay team.
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