Preview: Texas, Texas A&M Women Open Dual Meet Season In Austin

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October 29th, 2020 College

Courtesy: Texas Athletics

No. 8 Texas (0-0) vs. No. 17 Texas A&M (0-0)

When: Friday, Oct. 30, 4:30 p.m. CT (Diving starts at 3:15 p.m. CT) – Closed to public

Where: Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center (Austin, Texas)

Live Stream: none

Live Results: http://sidearmstats.com/texas/swim/index.htm

Meet Notes

Team Rankings: Texas is No. 8 in the CSCAA Division I preseason poll. Texas A&M is No. 17 in the preseason poll. The rankings track dual meet strength specifically and are not a NCAA Championship finish prediction.

Last Meeting: The Longhorns claimed nine individual event wins en route to an 165-135 victory at Texas A&M last year (Nov. 1, 2019).  

Last Time Out: Texas hosted the Dust Off Your Boots Invitational (Oct. 16-17), a non-scored intrasquad meet. The Longhorns registered 10 NCAA “B” cut performances over the two-day meet.

Impressive Freshmen: A trio of freshmen had impressive collegiate debuts at the Dust Off Your Boots Invitational. Anna Elendt claimed the win and an NCAA “B” cut effort in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:00.30) on the opening day, before returning to capture the 200-yard breaststroke (2:14.30) on the final day. Emma Sticklen earned the victory and an NCAA “B” cut performance in the 200-yard butterfly (1:58.35) on the first day of the meet. Olivia Bray added wins and NCAA “B” cut times in the 200-yard backstroke (1:56.76) and the 100-yard butterfly (52.98).

Storied Program: Texas has claimed a total of nine national titles in its proud history. The Longhorns won AIAW national championships in 1981 and 1982. UT added NCAA team titles in 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990 and 1991. The Longhorns also have captured 32 conference championships (14 Southwest Conference, 18 Big 12 Conference).

Head Coach Carol Capitani: Carol Capitani is in her ninth season at the helm of the Texas program. She has led the Longhorns to eight-straight Big 12 Conference crowns (2013-20) and top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championship meet in six of her previous seven opportunities. The 2020 NCAA Championship meet was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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