Men's Swimming & Diving History: NCAA Championships - 2002
2002: LONGHORN THREE-PEAT
The Longhorns captured their third consecutive NCAA Championship and ninth title in school history in dramatic fashion, coming back to take the lead in the second-to-last event of the evening, then holding on in the final event for the overall team victory. Texas scored a total of 512 points, finishing just ahead of second-place Stanford (501). The 11-point edge was the closest margin of victory since the advent of the 16-place scoring system in 1985. Troy Dumais won individual titles on both the one-meter and three-meter springboards during the meet to close his career with seven total championships. With his victory on the three-meter, Dumais became the first diver in NCAA history to win four straight years in an event and also joined an elite group of nine swimmers to ever win an individual national title four straight years. Ian Crocker set a new American and NCAA record with his first-place time of 45.44 in the 100-yard butterfly, while Brendan Hansen captured the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke titles for the second consecutive year.