Texas Longhorns Pick Up 23.1/49.9 Sprinter Sienna Schellenger (2022)

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Sprinter Sienna Schellenger is staying in-state with a verbal commitment to the University of Texas for fall 2022. Schellenger is a junior at Independence High School in Frisco and trains club with Lakeside Aquatic Club.

I am SO excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at the University of Texas!! Thank you to all of my family, coaches, and friends who have supported me along the way. I can’t wait to be a longhorn, HOOK ‘EM!🤘🏼🧡


  • 50 free – 23.10
  • 100 free – 49.97
  • 200 free – 1:51.37
  • 100 fly – 56.20
  • 100 back – 57.45

At the 2021 Texas HS 5A State Championships, Schellenger claimed the 100 free state title, adding a runner-up finish in the 50 free. She also finished top-five in both events in 2020 and 2019.

Texas’s sprint free group this past season was led by freshman Olivia Bray in the 50 (22.13) and sophomore Kelly Pash in the 100 (48.29). The Longhorns had seven women under 50 seconds in the 100 and five under 23 in the 50 free. At the 2021 NCAAs, the Texas women finished third, which was their first top-three finish since 2001.

Schellenger would’ve made the 2021 Big 12 Championships A-final in the 100 free and B-final in the 50 free.

Schellenger joins Meghan DiMartile, Chase DavisonLindsey Hosch, and Lydia Jacoby in Texas’s class of 2026. Jacoby, Hosch and Davison are all breaststrokers, while DiMartile is a backstroker, so this is the first pure freestyle sprinter in the class.

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3 months ago

She’s on the rise, congrats!

3 months ago

Super smart to stay in state what with all the cuts in funding happening these days.

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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