It’s become a bit of an obvious story line, how All-American Michael McBroom, who went to high school in the Houston suburbs, ended up initially swimming for the University of Minnesota, not national power Texas.
It seems Longhorns coach Eddie Reese never recruited him.
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BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIPS
Wednesday-Saturday, Texas Swimming Center, $5 adults/$2 students per session
ABOUT THE FIELD
Men: Because of conference realignment, the Big 12 gained two men’s swimming teams in TCU and West Virginia to offset the losses of Texas A&M and Missouri. Texas, ranked No. 1 nationally, still is the Big 12’s elite, with three NCAA champions in Michael McBroom (1,650 free), Dax Hill (200 free) and Autin Surhoff (200 medley).
Women: There are five teams in the field, which does not include defending champion Texas A&M. This is the first Big 12 meet for first-year Longhorns coach Carol Capitani. The top swimmer could be Texas’ Laura Sogar, who has been nearing the U.S. breast stroke record.