The Longhorns' programs helped significantly to pave the way for women's sports. It's fitting that they should win their first title in a prominent women's team sport since 1988 in the 40th anniversary year of Title IX.
A year ago, Khat Bell was a freshman dealing with a devastating injury. Now she and fellow sophomore Haley Eckerman have helped the Longhorns to another Big 12 win and the No. 3 spot in our Power Rankings.