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Texas rowers take second at NCAAs

The fourth-ranked Texas rowing team secured podium finishes from all three boats Sunday to take second place at the NCAA Championships in Indianapolis. This is the second straight year that the Longhorns have qualified all three boats for the grand finals and the first time all three have placed in … Read More

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All Texas boats in NCAA rowing’s grand finals

The fourth-ranked Texas rowing team qualified all three of its boats for Sunday’s grand finals at the NCAA Championships in Indianapolis, the second time in UT history that it has accomplished the feat. The Longhorns also did so last year at Sarasota, Fla., as they finished a program-best third in … Read More

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Texas rowing advances all boats at NCAA Championships

The No. 4 Texas rowing team had all of its boats advance at the NCAA Championships in Indianapolis, Ind., on Friday. The Longhorns won two of the three heats they competed in on the first day. “Today was a good day, but it’s only day one,” said head coach Dave … Read More

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Longhorn Slijepcevic named Big 12 Rower of the Year

Texas rower Milica Slijepcevic earned the honor of Big 12 Rower of the Year, the league announced Wednesday. “Mica is very deserving of this award,” said head coach Dave O’Neill. “She’s worked really hard the last few years and has turned herself into a world-class rower. More importantly she’s been … Read More

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Texas rowing team takes Big 12 title over the weekend

The No. 4 Texas rowing team won the Big 12 Championship, sweeping all races, to make it five straight titles Sunday in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Melton Hill Lake hosted the seven-lane racing competition where the Longhorns won their eighth title in 10 years. The Longhorns won five competitive races and … Read More

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Texas rowing sweeps Ohio State in top-10 competition

The No. 4 Texas rowing team made it a clean sweep, defeating No. 6 Ohio State in all races Friday night in Columbus. The races had to move up a day due to predicted flooding, but the Longhorns were up to the task. “Today was another race where we had … Read More

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Texas rowing team takes team title at Longhorn Invite

The No. 4 Texas rowing team won three races and took the team title in the Longhorn Invite at Lake Walter E. Long on Saturday. “Our team had a good day, and this was certainly a step in the right direction as our First Eight had two really solid races,” … Read More

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Texas rowing team qualifies for all grand finals at Longhorn Invite

All Texas rowing boats won their heats, qualifying for the grand finals of the Longhorn Invite on Saturday at Lake Walter E. Long. The competition started a day early due to predicted winds for mid-morning Saturday. The I Varsity Eight boat won in 6 minutes, 22.540 seconds, topping Indiana by … Read More

‘I’m not defying death for nothing’: Alexandra Watson shows Texas toughness in return to rowing

In her bedroom, Alexandra Watson has a trove of treasure that she’s earned as a member of Texas’ rowing team. There she keeps the necklace that Texas adds pendants to whenever it wins a Big 12 championship. The junior also recently picked up an honor at the athletic department’s awards … Read More

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Texas crew earns boat of the week honor from Big 12

The Texas Four boat earned the honor of boat of the week, the Big 12 announced Thursday. The boat won its race at the Eisenberg Cup in Princeton, N.J., last weekend, beating No. 7 Princeton and No. 9 Yale. The Longhorns won in 7 minutes, 4.3 seconds, edging out Yale … Read More

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Texas freshman rower named to U.S. Youth Olympic Team

Kaitlin Knifton, a freshman rower at UT, earned a spot on the U.S. Youth Olympic Team that will compete in Buenos Aires, Arg. in Oct., the school announced Thursday. The freshman graduate from McCallum High in Austin will join 86 other members of the team at the Summer Youth Olympic … Read More

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Texas rowing takes third at NCAA Championships

The Texas rowing crew made history Saturday by taking third place in the final team standings at the NCAA Championships in Sarasota, Fla. Texas advanced all three of its boats to the grand finals for the first time ever. Each boat recorded a top-five finish. California claimed the overall team … Read More

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Two boats advance to rowing grand finals at NCAA Championships

Two of three boats advanced to the grand final of the NCAA Championships in West Windsor, N.J., on Saturday. The varsity eight and the four boat will compete in Sunday‚Äôs grand final. The second varsity eight will compete in the consolation final. “Every boat knows it has a job to … Read More

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In honor of the Kentucky Derby… the craziest Texas Longhorns hats on eBay

Ah, the Kentucky Derby. “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports,” or as it should be known, “Three Hours of Looking at Women in Crazy Hats Followed by Two Minutes of Sports.” In honor of derby day, we decided to poke around eBay and see if we could find some … Read More

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Year end review: 10 Longhorns athletes to watch in 2017

Almost without exception, the best athletes at Texas are among the very best in their respective sports. With that in mind, I decided to choose these 10 athletes from 10 Longhorn teams. Here’s who you should look out for in 2017, in no particular order. Bret Boswell, baseball After two … Read More

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Texas rowing team adds assistant coach

The Texas Longhorns rowing team added an Olympian to their coaching staff as Kate Bertko was named assistant coach by head coach Dave O’Neill on Thursday. Bertko will compete in next month’s Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil before officially joining the UT staff. The seven-time Olympian will join … Read More

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UT rowing head coach and freshman honored by Big 12

Texas freshman rower Mariam Soufi was named the Big 12 newcomer of the year while UT rowing head coach Dave O’Neill was named coach of the year, the league announced Tuesday. Soufi rows for the Texas varsity eight boat and helped them reach a seventh overall finish at the NCAA … Read More

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Texas rowing opens Invitational with instrasquad races

On Friday, the first day of the Longhorn Invitational at Lady Bird Lake, the Texas rowing team had multiple intrasquad races in preparation for competition with Notre Dame and San Diego on Saturday. The Texas A eights squad went head-to-head with Texas B and came out on top with a … Read More