Texas Women’s 2016-2017 Dual Schedule Includes All Top 4 2016 Teams

by Robert Gibbs 4

September 01st, 2016 International, News

While the Texas Longhorn women only finished 15th at last year’s NCAA championships, they will be swimming a 2016-2017 dual meet schedule that is even tougher than that of their men’s counterparts.

The Longhorns had a relatively young team last season, with no seniors having scoring points individually or on relays at NCAA’s.  They’ll be looking for a quick impact from incoming freshmen Claire Adams and Kaitlin Hardy, who will get a baptism of fire as they’ll swim head-to-head against five of the top seven teams from last year’s NCAA’s, including all top four teams.

The women’s season begins the same as the men’s, with the Orange-White intrasquad in late September, before taking on #7 Indiana and Florida in Indianapolis in October.

Over nine days in early November, the Longhorns will take on a brutal schedule, hosting #9 NC State and #4 Texas A&M in Austin, then traveling to California the following weekend to swim against #3 California and #2 Stanford (where they’ll face a freshman by the name of Katie Ledecky).

After that stretch, the women will rejoin the men for the annual Texas swimming and diving invites.  After the holiday season, Texas will travel to swim against Auburn and then defending champions Georgia while the Austin Pro Series meet will be happening back home in the Longhorns’ home pool.

Finally, the women will host Arizona and swim at TCU before heading into championships season.

DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME/RESULT
9/29/2016 Orange-White Austin, Texas 3 p.m.
10/21-22/2016 Indiana & Florida Bloomington, Ind. 4 p.m./10 a.m.
11/4/2016 N.C. State Austin, Texas TBA
11/5/2016 Texas A&M Austin, Texas TBA
11/11/2016 California Berkeley, Calif. 2 p.m.
11/12/2016 Stanford Palo Alto, Calif. Noon
11/17-19/2016 Texas Diving Invitational Austin, Texas All Day
11/30-12/3/2016 Texas Invitational Austin, Texas 10 a.m./6 p.m. (Nov. 30 is evening only)
12/15-22/2016 USA Diving Winter Nationals Columbus, Ohio All Day
1/12/2017 Auburn Auburn, Ala. 2 p.m.
1/13-15/2017 USA Swimming Arena Pro Swim Series at Austin Austin, Texas 10 a.m./6 p.m.
1/14/2017 Georgia Athens, Ga. 11 a.m. ET
1/27-28/2017 Arizona Austin, Texas 4 p.m./10 a.m.
2/3/2017 TCU Fort Worth, Texas 4 p.m.
2/22-25/2017 Big 12 Championships Austin, Texas 10 a.m./6 p.m. (Feb. 22 is evening only)
2/26/2017 Last Chance Qualifying Meet Austin, Texas TBA
3/2-4/2017 American Short Course Championships Austin, Texas TBA
3/6-8/2017 NCAA Zone “D” Diving Meet Columbia, Mo. All Day
3/15-18/2017 NCAA Championships Indianapolis, Ind. 10 a.m./6 p.m. (March 15 is evening only)

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weirdo

One certainly can’t say they are afraid to swim the good teams. Maybe they will be the team to beat UGA at home and break their streak?! If TAMU would have swum UGA at home this year, the record would certainly have been over. Wonder why they didn’t swim them this year since UGA went there last year? Hope Texas can get back to top 5 but that looks hard to do with Stanford, Cal, TAMU, and UGA ahead of them.
Good schedule! Good luck Longhorns!

TXFAN

Where is Bethany Leap heading? She’s not on the roster this year?

Fan

“no swimmers scoring points individually or on relays at NCAA’s”. No Senior swimmers?

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