Texas Men Remain Undefeated With 28th and Final Big 12 Title In Eddie Reese’s Last Season

by Robert Gibbs 16

March 03rd, 2024 Big 12, College, News

2024 BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Dates: Tuesday, February 27 – Saturday, March 2
  • Morgantown, West Virginia
    • The Aquatic Center at Mylan Park
  • Defending Champions:
    • Men: Texas (27x)
    • Women: Texas (11x)
  • Championship Central
  • Psych Sheets
  • Live Results
  • Live Results also available via Meet Mobile: “2024 Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championships”
  • Final Results

As we said in the introduction to yesterday’s live recap, the last session of the 2024 Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championship featured a number of “lasts.”

Not only was this the final conference championship meet for longtime Texas head coach Eddie Reese, but it’s also the last time the Longhorns will compete in the Big 12 champs, as they head to the SEC next year.

The Texas men closed out their Big 12 run in style, though, as they continued their undefeated streak with their 28th Big 12 championship win. Since the conference first hosted a swimming and diving championship meet in 1997, no other team has upended the Longhorns. Diving has been a huge part of the Longhorns’ success at the conference and NCAA level, and Matt Scoggin has led the Texas divers throughout their entire Big 12 era.

That dominance has also been evident at the event level, as by our count, the Texas men have won 297 individual swimming, diving, and relay crowns during the last 28 conference championships.

While the Longhorns aren’t quite the force they were a few years back, when they claimed four-straight NCAA titles from 2015-2018, they still won by over 500 points this week. And they did that without two of their top swimmers, Luke Hobson and Jake Foster, both of whom represented the USA at last month’s World Championships.

The freshman class shone particularly bright for the Longhorns this week. Freshman Will Modglin was named Men’s Swimmer of the Meet after winning the 200 IM, 100 back, and 200 back. Nate Germonprez was named Men’s Newcomer of the Meet, and Men’s Diving Newcomer of the Meet honors went to Tanner Braunton. Additionally, Noah Duperre earned the Men’s Diver of the Meet award.

More broadly, the addition of BYU and Cincinnati brought a little more excitement to a conference championship that had only featured three teams for a while now. The look of the conference will change dramatically next year with the loss of Texas and the addition of Arizona, Arizona State, and Utah. The Sun Devils will be the prohibitive favorite, but there should be a great race for second.

For now, though, the Longhorns will bask in the glow of their final Big 12 trophy as they gear up for the NCAA Championships at the end of the month.

Event Wins

Individual Scorers

Final Scores

  1. Texas – 1979
  2. TCU – 1430
  3. BYU – 1402
  4. Cincinnati – 1285.5
  5. West Virginia – 1138.5

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Swimmer I.M
2 months ago

Congrats to Texas! It was a great last conference champs to help send off Eddie Reese!

Sun Yangs Hammer
2 months ago

1 SEC Champ > 28 Small12 mickey rings

Did not Cali UT
Reply to  Sun Yangs Hammer
2 months ago

And how many national titles come out of the SEC?

Swimmer.
Reply to  Did not Cali UT
2 months ago

Swimming wins conferences Diving wins championships

Joe
2 months ago

Anyone remember / have stats on what the closest men’s Big 12 meet was?

Former Big10
Reply to  Joe
2 months ago

A n M had some decent teams, but still doubt they were within 250 points

Texan
Reply to  Former Big10
2 months ago

Actually, I think there was a year when Mel was coaching A&M that it got closer than you would think today. I don’t think A&M was really in danger of winning, but I think they were within 250 points. Probably back when Nebraska still had a team. They had Val Kalmikovs and a few others. Iowa State and Kansas had men’s teams then, and would pick up points. Nebraska, Iowa State and Kansas dropped their mens teams in 2001. A&M had an injury in ’01 that hampered their season, and redshirted everyone in ’00 so they could finish at home at NCAAs in ’01, so I’m guessing it was ’99.

Steve Nolan
2 months ago

Last season *as of now

Horninco
Reply to  Steve Nolan
2 months ago

I don’t think Texas is going to ever go back to the current interaction of the 12

Much more likely that atm runs away from big brother again

Stan Crump
2 months ago

I will miss you, Coach Reese! Congrats again on a remarkable career!

MIKE IN DALLAS
2 months ago

Eddie passes into the sunset in the West; the UT freshmen men’s class rises in the East.
Yes, there is light next year, even in the SEC.

Andrew
2 months ago

As if winning big 12s is a flex🤣

Texan
Reply to  Andrew
2 months ago

It was more of a flex in some years that others. The conference makeup has changed over the years. And Eddie has a string of conference titles that goes back to what, 1980 or something. SMU was in the conference for the first 16 with some really good swimmers. Not all of those conference titles could be called competitive meets, but that many consecutive conference titles is impressive. Texas women didn’t win Big 12 for the first couple of years (Nebraska won the first two), and then later A&M won four. Texas men always dominated in the Big 12.

Admin
Reply to  Texan
2 months ago

Good synopsis.

whoisthis
2 months ago

alec enyeart also had 87 points

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