Murphy Bromberg (competing in the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials) won the women's platform national championship Saturday at the Jamail Texas Swimming Center. [Darron Cummings/Associated Press]

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Texas women’s swimming and diving team in fourth at NCAA Championships

Posted March 16th, 2018

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The Texas women’s swimming and diving team sits in fourth place after the third day of the NCAA Championships in Columbus, Ohio.

The Longhorns took three top-eight finishes on the day on the way to scoring 171 points. Stanford leads Texas by 243 points as they’ve scored 414. California is in second with 268 points while Texas A&M sits in third with 186.

“We really had some huge swims all the way around,” UT head coach Carol Capitani said. “I told our team we were supposed to score 18 points on paper today, and we scored over 40 in swimming and 19 more in diving. I saw another total team effort today.”

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Murphy Bromberg, who missed the last two seasons, earned All-America honors in the three-meter diving event. She scored 334.80 points to take sixth place.

Claire Adams finished in seventh place, good for All-America status, in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 51.38 seconds.

The Longhorns also took eighth in the 200 medley relay to finish the day’s competition. Adams, Kennedy Lohman, Remedy Rule and Rebecca Millard finished the race in 1 minute, 36.49 seconds. That’s fourth best in school history.

Evie Pfeifer finished the 400 individual medley in 4:05.32 to take third in the consolation final.

Quinn Carrozza finished in sixth in the 200 freestyle consolation final.

The final day of the NCAA Championships begins at 9 a.m. with finals starting at 5 p.m.

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