Men's Swimming & Diving History: NCAA Championships - 1981
1981: UT CAPTURES FIRST TITLE
After finishing a school-best second at the 1980 NCAA Championships, the Longhorns entered the '81 season as the favorite to claim their first-ever national crown. Not only did they do just that, but they did it at their own pool. Scott Spann (100 butterfly) Clay Britt (100 backstroke) and Kris Kirchner (20 freestyle) each won titles as Texas outdistanced runner-up UCLA 259-189.