15 Longhorn Greats Named to CSCAA Top 100 List

AUSTIN, Texas – fifteen former College of Texas swim and dive athletes have been chosen into the  College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association’s (CSCAA) one hundred Best Men’s and Women’s Swimmers & Divers of the past century. The range have been manufactured as a part of the CSCAA’s one hundredth yr.

The fifteen Longhorns earned 92 Nationwide Titles in their time in burnt orange and went on to publish historic careers in the Olympics and Entire world Championships.

The Longhorns record of honorees:

• Skippy Browning

• Rick Carey

• Ian Crocker

• Troy Dumais  

• Leigh Ann Fetter

• Townley Haas

• Brendan Hansen

• Vera Ilyina

• Will Licon

• Kim Linehan

• Betsy Mitchell

• Joan Pennington

• Joseph Education

• Jill Sterkel

• Laura Wilkinson

Skippy Browning | Diving | 1950-1952

The six-time diving All-American posted a a few-yr unbeaten streak in dual fulfill competitions while competing for the Longhorns. Browning won two NCAA and Southwest Conference titles while assisting Texas get a few-straight SWC titles and earned Diver of the Calendar year accoladed in 1951 and 1952. He was a gold medalist in the 3-meter springboard in the 1952 Olympics and was the 1st of the extensive record of Longhorns to be inducted into the Intercontinental Swimming Hall of Fame.

Rick Carey | Swimming | 1982-1984

The five-time NCAA winner won a few-straight titles in the two hundred backstroke, while environment NCAA data each and every time. He helped Texas get SWC Championships from 1982-84. His Olympic career was highlighted by a pair of gold medals in the 1984 games with American data in both equally situations. A decade letter, Carey was inducted into the Intercontinental Swimming Hall of Fame.

Ian Crocker | Swimming | 2000-2004

Crocker was regarded as a single of the most dominant butterfly swimmers major Texas to a pair of NCAA group titles, 10 NCAA Particular person titles, 24 All-The usa honors, 21 Major 12 titles and was tabbed as the 2004 CSCAA Swimmer of the Calendar year. Crocker was also a a few-time Olympic gold medalist and held the 100m butterfly earth document for six a long time.

Troy Dumais | Diving. | 1999-2002

Dumais is the lone Longhorn to be a 4-time Olympian for the United States, provide household a bronze medal in the 3-meter synchronized springboard at the 2012 London Game titles. When in Austin, he was a 7-time NCAA Winner and earned All-The usa honors 4-straight seasons and was the 1st diver in NCAA record to assert 4 consecutive titles on the 3-meter springboard.

Leigh Ann Fetter | Swimming | 1987-1991

Throughout her time at Texas, she turned the 1st female to swim the fifty freestyle beneath 22 seconds on her way to her fourth of 7 NCAA individual titles. Her time of 21.92 seconds was a Texas document for around 25 a long time. She was undefeated in her fifty freestyle races and helped Texas to a few group titles and later went on to compete at the 1998 Olympics and was named the 1991 Honda Sports activities Award.

Townley Haas | Swimming | 2016-2019

Among his 10 NCAA titles, six of them have been in individual situations while assisting Texas get 4 relays at the NCAA Championships. Throughout his time, no a single could stop Haas in the two hundred freestyles, successful a few-straight titles in the occasion. The seventeen-time All-American was the 1st person beneath one:31 in the two hundred cost-free and two a long time later, set up the NCAA, American and US Open data at one:39.fifty. To increase to the record, Haas is an Olympic gold medalist in the 800 freestyle relay group.

Brendan Hansen | Swimming | 2001-2004

There was no beating Hansen in the breaststroke through his collegiate tenure. Hansen was the 1st, and is nonetheless the only, to go 8-for-8 in NCAA breaststroke situations. He helped Texas to five relay titles and a few group titles, in advance of becoming named the CSCAA Swimmer of the Calendar year in 2003 with NCAA data in the one hundred and two hundred backstroke. He was also a a few-time Olympic gold medalist .

Vera Ilyina | Diving | 1996-1998

Ilyina was tabbed with the CSCAA Diver of the Calendar year award 2 times in her illustrious career immediately after successful 4 NCAA Championships, sweeping the one-meter and 3-meter in 1997 and 1998. She dominated meeting awards, becoming named the Major 12 Diver of the Calendar year in 1997 and 1998 and was the Major 12 Feminine Athlete of the Calendar year in 1998. The 4-time Olympian won two medals in the 3-meter springboard synchronized occasion.

Will Licon | Swimming| 2014-2017

With eleven nationwide titles beneath his belt, 7 individual and 4 relay, Licon left the Longhorns with a lasting legacy. He earned fifteen All-American honors and captured 12 Major 12 titles, held six Major 12 data and established NCAA, American and US Open data in the breaststroke in the two hundred breaststroke at the 2016 NCAA Championships.

Kim Linehan | Swimming | 1980-1983

Linehan was a dominant freestyler for the Longhorns, successful six individual AIAW occasion titles and earning 20 All-American honors together the way. Linehan helped Texas to the 1981 and 1982 AIAW Nationwide titles and was a two-time Olympian. She held the earth document in the one,five hundred freestyle from 1979-1987 and was inducted into the Intercontinental Swimming Hall of Fame inn 1997.

Betsy Mitchell | Swimming | 1986-1988

Mitchell was a 7-time individual NCAA Winner and a 20-time All-American who helped guideline Texas to a few NCAA group titles. The two-time Honda Sport Award finalist was named the 1980’s Southwest Conference Swimmer of the Ten years and 2 times represented the United States in the Olympics. She went on to be inducted into the Intercontinental Swimming Hall of Fame in 1998.

Joan Pennington | Swimming | 1978-eighty & 1982-1984

Pennington was Texas’ 1st famous swimmer, successful six individual NCAA and AIAW occasion titles, 28 All-The usa awards and helped the Longhorns to its 1st-at any time NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship. The two-time Entire world Championship medalist was also the 1978 Honda Sport Award for swimming and diving.

Joseph Education | Swimming | 2015-2018

In his time with the Longhorns, Education won 4 individual NNCAA titles in the butterfly and 7 All-American honors. In his sophomore period, he established NCAA and US Open data in both equally butterfly situations and shared CSCAA Swimmer of the Calendar year honors with his teammates Caeleb Dressell and Ryann Murphy. He turned Singapore’s 1st-at any time Olympic gold medalist when we won the one hundred butterfly with the Olympic document.

Jill Sterkel | Swimming | 1979-83

To day, Sterkel is a single of the most-winningest swimmers in the record of higher education swimming with sixteen individual nationwide championships, 27 All-The usa honors and two Honda Swimmer of the Calendar year accolades. She was aa 4-time Olympian, earning two gold medals and two bronze. She later returned household and coached the Longhorns from 1992-2006.

Laura Wilkinson | Diving | 1996-2000

Wilkinson was a two-time NCAA Winner in system for Texas, successful her freshman and junior campaigns. She was a six-time All-American through her a few collegiate seasons and later won gold at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and the 2005 FINA Entire world Championships, turning into the only female to get system titles at each and every of the big earth championships.

A full record and complete release of the greatest swimmer and divers can be uncovered below.

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