Texas Men’s Swimming & Diving Team Hangs 15th National Championship Banner

by Matthew Harder 10

September 05th, 2021 Big 12, College, News

At the 2021 NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships, the Texas men won their 15th national championship in school history. Texas has won 5 of the past 6 NCAA Championships, and defeated Cal, the reigning NCAA Champions, with 595 points. All 15 national championships have been won under head coach Eddie Reese.

In addition to a team national championship, the Texas men won three events at the meet: Jordan Windle topped the 1-meter diving event, and the Longhorns secured titles in the 800 free and 400 medley relays.

Texas has members of their 2021 roster returning for a fifth season. NCAA Champion and recent 2020 Tokyo Olympian Jordan Windle will return for the 2021-2022 season. Windle won the 1-meter title at the 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships, while also finishing 2nd on 3-meter and 4th on platform. Windle earned 52 individual points, which made him the 4th highest-performing athlete of the meet.

Alvin Jiang has also confirmed that he will return to Austin for another season. Primarily serving as a fly and back specialist, Jiang scored 31 points for the Longhorns in Greensboro. Jiang placed 4th in both the 100 fly and 100 back, 16th in the 200 fly, and swam on the 200 free relay (6th), 400 medley relay (1st), and 200 medley relay (5th).

Texas will add 3-time NCAA Champion Shaine Casas to their roster, after it was announced that he would be transferring from Texas A&M for his senior season.

Texas also has 13 undergraduate athletes from their NCAA squad that will return, highlighted by 2020 Tokyo Olympian Drew Kibler and Carson Foster, who posted the #1 time in the world in the 400 IM following the Tokyo Games (4:08.46).

The 15 men’s banners hang alongside 7 women’s banners for 22 total to the program. That’s more than any other Division I school. The women’s most recent title came in 1991.

2021 NCAA Championships Roster – Returning Athletes for the Texas Longhorns (Men)

Athlete Graduating Class Points Scored
Drew Kibler 2022 47.5
Carson Foster 2024 45
Caspar Corbeau 2023 30
Daniel Krueger 2022 29.5
Jake Foster 2023 28
Noah Duperee 2024 23
Braden Vines 2022 23
David Johnston 2024 23
Peter Larson 2023 11
Alex Zettle 2022 11
Andrew Harness 2023 7
Coby Carrozza 2024 3
Brendan McCourt 2024 1

 

On Saturday, The University of Texas honored head coach Eddie Reese with a dedication to their new outdoor facility, the Eddie Reese Outdoor Pool. Reese has been the head men’s swim coach at Texas since 1978, and has since amassed 15 national championships, 42 straight Big-12 conference titles, and dozens of Olympians.

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harambe
1 month ago

Texas is Back!

Drewbrewsbeer
Reply to  harambe
1 month ago

Don’t call it a comeback

Michael Andrew Wilson
Reply to  Drewbrewsbeer
1 month ago

Definitely been here for (40) years 🤘

ArtVanDeLegh10
1 month ago

Is Eddie still the head coach?

wethorn
Reply to  ArtVanDeLegh10
1 month ago

Yes.

MIKE IN DALLAS
1 month ago

Not to mix metaphors, but is Shaine Casas the icing on the cake for the 2021-2022 NCAA D1 Championship title for Texas?
Undoubtedly, YES!

HJones
Reply to  MIKE IN DALLAS
1 month ago

Will Casas even be eligible to swim for Texas this season? I know there have been many temporary eligibility exceptions/rules enacted as a result of the pandemic so I’m not surprised if he’ll end up on their roster at some point this year, but if anyone has insight regarding this that would be great.

Admin
Reply to  HJones
1 month ago

Your first inter-conference transfer is now, essentially, a freebie in almost every scenario – presuming you get enrolled in classes in time, etc.

Some conferences have intraconference transfer rules.

PsychoDad
1 month ago

I did not want a Texas post to go without my comment (I know you guys would have withdrawals), so I just wanted to state that Eddie is running out of ceiling, both in pool and up.

Richard Sybesma
1 month ago

Congrats to the University of Texas and Coach Eddie Reese. A great addition to UT Swimming and Diving and a huge honor for Coach Reese. The GOAT Greatest of All Time.