Tower to be lit orange tonight to honor women’s golf team

Stephanie Yarbrough

The Tower will be lit orange Tuesday to honor the women’s golf team after its Big 12 Championship win on Sunday.

Tradition states that any time a University team wins a conference title, the Tower is lit up in all burnt orange. This is only the third time in school history the women have had this honor. Texas previously claimed Big 12 titles in 1997 and 2004.

“This is awesome,” said head coach Martha Richards. “We go out week after week to try to get W’s. Golf is a weird game in that you can go out, play great and still finish second. Having a championship mindset has and will continue to translate into many great things for this team.”

The Tower lighting also honors sophomore Madison Pressel, who became just the second women’s golfer in program history to win the Big 12 Championship with a tournament-record score of eight-under. She joins Big 12 individual champion Heather Bowie of the 1997 Texas women’s golf team as the only Longhorns to accomplish the feat.