AUSTIN, Texas — In a complete sweep, No. 1 Texas Rowing won all five races, several by many boat lengths to win the 2022 Big 12 Rowing Championship held at Walter E. Long Lake in Austin, Texas on May 15 (SUN).
This win marks the seventh consecutive year Texas Rowing has won the Big 12 title.
The sweep gives Texas an automatic qualification for the NCAA Championships held in Sarasota, Florida starting May 27 (Fri).
Texas Rowing’s speed in the water was simply too much for other teams. Over the second place teams, Texas won the first eight by 24.07 seconds, second eight by 22.675 seconds, first four by 23.703 seconds, second four by 34.329 seconds, and the third four, an exhibition between Texas and Alabama, by 40.425 seconds.
Texas head coach Dave O’Neill said, “We had a really good day, and I’m really proud of our team ” /, “The third eight has been great all year and really shows the depth of our team. They’re really fast and impressive. There are six freshmen in the boat, and they’ve done a great job all year long.”
The University of Texas Tower will be lit Burnt Orange Sunday evening to honor Texas Rowing for their seventh consecutive Big 12 Rowing Championship win and 11th overall in programs history.
Texas heads to Sarasota, Florida for the NCAA Championship regatta that start on May 27 (FRI through May 29. The same place Texas won the 2021 NCAA Championship last year.