Former Longhorns Katy Arris-Wilson and Robin Carter To Be Honored

The University of Texas is inducting five former UT student-athletes and one athletics staffer into the UT Women’s Athletics Hall of Honor on Friday, Nov. 1 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. Among those being honored are two Longhorns swimming and diving standouts: Katy Arris-Wilson and Robin Carter.

The rest of the 14th Longhorn Women’s Hall of Honor class is made up of: Kelly Pace Wilson, five-time All-American in tennis who guided Texas to two NCAA team championships; Melaine Walker, Olympic gold medalist and three-time NCAA champion in track who led UT to a pair of NCAA team titles; Diane Watson, two-time All-American in volleyball who paced Texas to its first NCAA semifinals appearance; and Susan Sigmon, long-time staff photographer who has served 31 years (1982-present) with UT Athletics.

From the UT Athletics press release:

Katy Arris-Wilson (Swimming, 1989-92)

A 20-time All-American who helped the Longhorns to NCAA team titles in 1990 and 1991, Arris-Wilson (1989-92) left Texas as one of the most versatile swimmers in school history. She earned an individual NCAA title in the 1,650 freestyle in 1992 and was a member of two NCAA champion relay squads, helping UT’s 400 freestyle relay claim the crown in both 1990 and 1991. Arris-Wilson won three Southwest Conference individual titles and five SWC relay crowns in her career. She was named the SWC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and the state of Texas’ NCAA Woman of the Year Award in 1992, while also earning a NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship following her senior season.

Robin Carter (Diving, 1992-95)

The 1994 NCAA Women’s Diver of the Year, Carter (1992-95) is one of only four female divers in UT program history to earn All-America honors in all four years. She won the NCAA three-meter diving title as a junior in 1994 and finished her career as an 11-time All-American and five-time Southwest Conference champion. Carter helped lead Texas to top-five team finishes at the NCAA Championships in each of her four seasons in Austin.


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Jamia Harbin Binsfield
8 years ago

Great Robin! I know your Dad (my cousin) is proud of you! Wish we would hear more from your side of the family…Miss you Jimmie…Love!!

Ron Kloster
8 years ago


Ron Kloster
8 years ago

Katy is president of TIDE Swim Team in Virginia Beach, which is indeed doing rear things for the next generation.
Congratulations, Katy!

8 years ago

I didn’t overlap Robin, but this is a well-deserved honor for Katy. I remember her ripping up the pool and records in Virginia age group swimming long before she was a Longhorn. I think she’s still deeply involved in swimming down in the Tidewater area, leading good things for the next generation of swimmers.


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