Three divers make U.S. national finals
Three Longhorns qualified for finals at the USA Diving National Championships in Columbus, Ohio, on Thursday. Alison Gibson and Meghan O’Brien advanced to the 3-meter springboard final and Jacob Cornish will compete in the platform final.
Gibson, who already won the 1-meter title, had the second-best qualifying score in the 3-meter with 278.00 points. O’Brien took ninth in the semifinal with 239.90 points. The final is Saturday.
Cornish finished fourth in the platform semifinals, scoring 359.30 points. He’ll dive in the final Saturday.
Friday, Grayson Campbell will try to add a 3-meter title to his 1-meter championship from earlier in the week.
Former Longhorn and 2000 Olympic gold medalist Laura Wilkinson will also compete Friday in the women’s platform final, which will air on NBCSN at 8 p.m.
Men’s golf: The Longhorns will have five representatives in California at the U.S. Amateur at The Riviera Country Club and BelAir Country Club, beginning Monday.
Seniors Doug Ghim and Scottie Scheffler will join junior Steven Chervony, sophomore Spencer Soosman and freshman Kristoffer Reitan at the event.
Scheffler, Ghim and Reitan are ranked by the World Amateur Golf Rankings, which automatically qualified them for the event. Soosman and Chervony won qualifiers in July — Soosman at Andover Country Club and Chervony at Seagate Country Club.
The Riviera Country Club, site of the Longhorns’ 2012 national championship win, is in Pacific Palisades, Calif. The co-host, Bel-Air Country Club, is in Los Angeles.
There will be two rounds of stroke play at both courses to determine the 64 players who will advance to match play at Riviera beginning Wednesday.
The event will be televised on FS1 and Fox.
Soccer: Texas ranks eighth in the Big 12 preseason poll. West Virginia was voted No. 1 with 81 points. Kansas was second with 71 points, including a first-place vote, and Oklahoma rounded out the top three. Texas received 32 points. The returning 18 letter winners for the Longhorns combined to score 21 goals and register 12 assists as Texas finished 8-9-1 last season.
Forwards Alexa Adams, Mikayla Flores and Cyera Hintzen are returning after combining for 10 goals last season. Also returning are forward Olivia Brook and midfielder Katie Glenn; each scored three goals last season.
“To the coaches, athletes, staff and athletic directors, our experiences together over these many years have created a lifetime of wonderful memories,” says retiring broadcaster Dave South.