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Texas swimmer, diver earn Big 12 Honors

Senior swimmer Samantha Tucker and junior diver Emma Ivory-Ganja earned conference player of the week honors Wednesday for their performances against Texas A&M and North Carolina last week.

Tucker was named Big 12 Swimmer of the Week after claiming the 200-yard freestyle against the Aggies with a time of 1:47:95, a time which was good enough for 10th-best in college swimming this season. In the Longhorns’ victory over North Carolina, Tucker was runner-up in both the 50-yard and 200-yard freestyle events. 

Ivory-Ganja, who is a transferred to UT from UCLA, notched Big 12 Diver of the Week honors by winning the three-meter diving event against Texas A&M. The junior also tallied individual runner-up finishes in both the one-meter and three-meter diving events against the Tar Heels. 

The awards were the first conference player of the week honors for both Tucker and Ivory-Ganja in their careers.  

Texas Baseball has No. 2 recruiting class

Baseball America announced Tuesday the Texas baseball Class of 2013 was the second best in the nation, trailing only the Florida Gators. The rankings rate classes based on the players who are attending campus in the fall. 

Just like the Gators and South Carolina, Texas tallied five recruits ranked in the Baseball America 500: right-handed pitcher Lukas Schiraldi (No. 162), infielder Andy McGuire (No. 198), catcher Tres Barrera (No. 200), infielder Bret Boswell (No. 221) and right-handed pitcher Blake Goins (No. 256).

The Longhorns have 13 total recruits joining the team this season, five of which were drafted in the most recent MLB Draft but deferred to play
college baseball. 

This is the 12th time in the last 14 years that Texas brought in a Top-12 ranked class.