Texas women's swimmer Madisyn Cox. RALPH BARRERA/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

BEVO BEAT Swimming & Diving

Texas women take fifth at NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships

Posted March 18th, 2017


The Texas women’s swimming and diving team finished in the top-5 at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships for the first time since 2009 in Indianapolis on Saturday.

The Longhorns had four top-seven finishes and a school record on Saturday to finish the event with 252 points, well short of Stanford’s 526.5 points.

Tasija Karosas took fourth place Saturday in the 200-yard backstroke final in Indianapolis. Karosas qualified sixth for her first NCAA Championship final and ended up taking fourth in 1 minute, 49.91 seconds, a school record.


Joanna Evans finished the 1,650 in 15:54.46, second-best in UT history, for seventh place overall.

Madisyn Cox finished in sixth place in the 200 breaststroke final with a time of 2:05.77, a personal best. Cox’s time of 2:06.45 was a personal best she set in the prelims. She finished the meet with individual All-America finishes in the 200 IM, 400 IM and 200 breaststroke.

Lauren Case also too sixth in the 200 butterfly final in 1:54.05. Case finished with the fourth-best time and Remedy Rule qualified seventh. Case finished her heat in 1:53.44, and Rule clocked a 1:54.34.

Longhorns also performed well in consolation finals to propel them to a top-5 finish.

Claire Adams’ second place in the 200 backstroke consolation final gave the Longhorns seven points. She finished the race in 1:51.50.

Rebecca Millard finished third in the 100 freestyle consolation final in a time of 47.56, a personal best. The result was good for the third-fastest swim in UT history.

Millard, Adams, Cox and Karosas teamed up to give Texas a first-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay consolation final. They finished the race in 3:12.65.

Trailing Stanford in second place was California with 366 points and Texas A&M with 292.5. Texas was just a half-point behind fourth-place Georgia.

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