Texas quarterback Tyrone Swoopes goes through drills during the first spring practice at Denius Fields. He'll likely work with the first-team offense during the annual spring game. (Jay Janner/American-Statesman)

BEVO BEAT Track & Field

Sister of ex-Longhorn quarterback finds gold on Texas’ campus

Posted March 31st, 2017


Whitewright senior Zada Swoopes picked up a win in the girls discus at the Texas Relays on Friday.

Swoopes is the younger sister of Tyrone Swoopes, who was a quarterback at Texas from 2013-16. Swoopes participated in Texas’ pro day on Tuesday, and he is currently trying to catch the NFL scouts as a tight end.

Three days later, though, it was Zada Swoopes who stepped into the spotlight. With a throw of 158 feet, 10 inches, Swoopes beat Shadow Creek junior Hailey Pollard by over seven feet.


“It feels good,” Swoopes said. “It just shows that all my hard work has paid off. Just came here to show why that I’m good at what I do.

Swoopes has shined on her brother’s campus before. In 2015, Swoopes won a Class 3A title in the discus at Myers Stadium. That spring, she also went 1-for-3 for Whitewright at the McCombs Field-hosted state tournament. She has signed to play basketball at West Texas A&M.

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