In Big 12 Conference sports, Texas has claimed more titles in men’s and women’s sports than any other school since the league began operating in 1996. In football, Texas has won four national championships and ranks second in NCAA all-time victories.
From football to track, university athletics teams have earned more than 40 national championships. Current and former University of Texas at Austin athletes have won 88 Olympic medals, including 19 in Athens in 2004.
In a 2002 cover story, Sports Illustrated magazine named The University of Texas at Austin No. 1 among the nation’s 324 Division I athletic programs. The magazine cited the university’s success in athletic competition, attendance at sporting events on campus and a participation rate of more than 80 percent in intramural and club sports programs.
In 2005-06, the football team won the national championship at the Rose Bowl, the baseball team won the national title at the College World Series and the women’s track and field team won the NCAA indoor (2006) and outdoor (2005) track and field championships. That year alone, the university’s athletics programs claimed 11 Big 12 Conference championships.
TexasSports.com, the official site of Texas Athletics, gives you more information on the sports you love to cheer for and the student-athletes who make all Longhorns proud.
The Division of Recreational Sports (RecSports) has served the campus community since 1916, making it one of the oldest and largest collegiate recreational programs in the country. About 90 percent of UT students, or more than 45,000 men and women, participate in RecSports programs and activities, accruing more than 3.21 million hours of participation annually.