2000 Big 12 Women's Swimming and Diving Championships: Texas Claims Title -- February 21, 2000
College Station, TX - Led by first-place finishes in 16 of the 21 events, the 13th-ranked Texas swimming and diving team won the 4th annual Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Women's Swimming and Diving Championships at the Student Rec Center Natatorium on the Texas A&M campus.
The Lady Longhorns cruised to victory with a point total of 914.50 over the three-day event, the highest total in Big 12 championship history.
Host Texas A&M, ranked 22nd nationally, finished second with 630.50 points. The 2nd-place finish marked the highest in school history in any conference championship.
16th-ranked Nebraska finished third with 602 points, followed by Kansas (426.50), Missouri (386) and Iowa State (210.50).
Texas also swept the meet awards, as Colleen Lanne took the Outstanding Swimmer award. Tanica Jamison won Newcomer of the Meet, while Natalia Diea was named the Most Outstanding Diver. Coach Jill Sterkel and diving coach Matt Scoggins earned the Coach of the Meet awards.
Texas A&M will host the Big 12 Men's Swimming and Diving Championships on March 2-4 at the Student Rec Center Natatorium.