Sophomore Clark Smith won an NCAA championship in the 500-yard freestyle Thursday night. It was the first time a Longhorn swimmer had won the event in program history.
But for Smith’s family, it was a third title to celebrate.
Smith’s father is John Smith, who swam a leg of UT’s national championship in the 400 medley relay in 1984.
Smith’s mother is Tori Trees Smith, who won an NCAA title for the Longhorns in the 200 backstroke in 1985. She made the U.S. Olympic team in 1984.
For the youngest Smith, it is in the genes.