22 Apr

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MAKING WAVES – KARLEE BISPO

Texas Women's Swimming and Diving, Karlee Bisbo

Senior Karlee Bispo broke three school records during the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships March 16-17. She broke her own school record in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:42.78 to finish one second behind Georgia’s Megan Romano who broke the NCAA record. Both swimmers started to pull away from the field in the third set of 50 yards with splits under 26.00. “While there’s a little disappointment, I’m happy with how I swam,” she said.

She broke the 100 freestyle school record with a time of 47.41. The time ended up good for fourth overall in the race and 15 team points for the Longhorns. She held the previous record of 47.48 from the 2009 NCAA Championships. She also helped break the 200 freestyle relay record.

The women’s Swimming & Diving team claimed ninth place overall with 201 points. The Longhorns have now finished in the top 10 in 11 of the last 13 seasons. Ten individuals combined for 20 All-America honors and seven honorable mentions, helping UT to its top 10 finish.

Bispo earned seven All-America honors and finished as the seventh highest individual scorer at the event with 47 points — 10 shy of the top scorers at the meet.