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With Rice in the rearview mirror and Big 12 play on the horizon, Texas sweeps rival Texas A&M

On Friday night, Texas came back with a couple of comebacks. Senior Micaya White celebrated her 23rd birthday with 13 kills, and Texas closed out its non-conference schedule with a 26-24, 27-25, 25-22 win over Texas A&M. Playing in a sold-out Gregory Gym, the Longhorns trailed by five points in each … Read More

‘Whatever it takes to get the win’: Jhenna Gabriel goes viral for a big kill, but UT’s next target is A&M

Texas sophomore setter Jhenna Gabriel went viral last weekend. While participating in a volleyball tournament in Wichita, Kan., the Longhorns met BYU on Friday in a redo of a 2018 postseason match that ended UT’s season. Texas won this time, 3-1, and in the final set, Gabriel … Read More

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Texas heads into the final week of non-conference play with a firm grip on its No. 3 ranking

On Monday, Texas remained ranked third in the national poll compiled by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. This marks the third straight week that Texas (5-1) has just trailed Nebraska (7-0) and Stanford (5-1) in the AVCA rankings. Nebraska did leapfrog Stanford in this week’s poll following Stanford’s four-set loss … Read More

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Longhorns volleyball sweeps Wichita St. at Shocker Classic

For the second game in a row Logan Eggleston led the Longhorns volleyball team in kills as Texas defeated Wichita St. 25-13, 25-9, 25-15 at the Shocker Classic in Wichita, Kan. on Saturday. Eggleston finished with 14 kills and had a hitting percentage of .478. Micaya White hit .565 on … Read More

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Texas volleyball tops BYU at Shocker Classic

The Texas volleyball team dropped the first set but went on to defeat BYU 23-25, 25-22, 25-19, 25-18 at the Shocker Volleyball Classic in Wichita, Kan. on Friday. Logan Eggleston led the Longhorns with 25 kills while Micaya White added 21. Eggleston finished with a hitting percentage of .367 with … Read More

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Texas parks itself in the AVCA poll following a split between two top-ten foes

For the second straight week, Texas is ranked third in the AVCA’s national poll. Despite losing for the first time this season, Texas did enough in its appearances against No. 1 Stanford and No. 8 Minnesota to stay put in the AVCA poll. On Wednesday, the Longhorns … Read More

With top-ranked Stanford looming, No. 3 Texas fights back against No. 8 Minnesota

Micaya White earned a fist bump from her coach Wednesday night. And a day off. The Texas senior bounced back from a shaky start, finishing with 16 kills in third-ranked Texas’ 25-22, 29-27, 35-33 win over No. 8 Minnesota at Gregory Gym. The win was UT’s first over a top-10 … Read More

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After moving up in the AVCA poll, No. 3 Texas prepares for No. 8 Minnesota, No. 1 Stanford

A nationwide tournament will test UT’s current status as one of the top three teams in the nation. Texas moved up to third place in the AVCA’s national poll on Monday. Ranked fourth last week, Texas received its promotion after opening its season with two four-set wins … Read More

No. 4 Texas shakes off a slow start in a season-opening takedown of Northern Iowa

In front of an announced crowd of 3,715 on Friday night, Texas bested both its opening-night jitters and a feisty foe from Northern Iowa. Micaya White opened her senior season with an 18-kill, 13-dig performance and Sydney Petersen earned bragging rights within her family in a 25-19, 22-25, 25-23, 25-19 … Read More

Texas prepares for a front-loaded schedule as 2019 volleyball season gets underway

Ranked fourth in the AVCA’s preseason poll, Texas will open its volleyball season with two unique matchups this weekend. The Longhorns welcome Northern Iowa to town on Friday night. USC is Sunday’s guest at Gregory Gym. The fight on Friday will pit sophomore libero Sydney Petersen against her … Read More

Reunion weekend: Volleyball opener gives Texas’ Petersen a chance to host both family and foes

Sydney Petersen will host a family get-together Friday night at Gregory Gym. More than a dozen family members will be on hand when Texas plays Northern Iowa in the season opener for both schools. Petersen’s father, uncle and grandparents will be there. Her younger sisters are visiting Austin for the … Read More

Texas nears season’s start as alumni and freshmen are showcased in Orange-White Scrimmage

On the Texas campus, the countdown to the 2019 volleyball season is officially underway. Texas returned to Gregory Gym for its annual Orange-White scrimmage on Saturday. A 25-21, 25-19, 25-23, 16-14 win was recorded by the White team in an intrasquad skirmish that featured past and present members of the … Read More

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Texas once again considered a top-five team as AVCA releases its preseason volleyball poll

In what has seemingly become an annual tradition, Texas will carry a lofty ranking into the volleyball season. The AVCA released its preseason poll on Tuesday and Texas has been designated as the nation’s fourth-ranked team. This marks the seventh straight season that Texas has earned a top-five spot in … Read More

Texas volleyball’s Micaya White gets probation after 2017 DWI arrest

University of Texas star volleyball player Micaya White pleaded no contest to a lesser charge last week after reaching a plea agreement with Travis County prosecutors that will keep her out of jail following a March 2017 drunken driving arrest. White, who originally was charged with driving while intoxicated after … Read More

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Texas to open the 2019 volleyball season as the Big 12’s frontrunner

Once again, UT’s volleyball team will enter this season with a Texas-sized target on its back. Texas has once again topped the Big 12’s preseason volleyball poll, the conference announced on Thursday. Eight of the league’s nine coaches voted for the Longhorns. Texas coach Jerritt Elliott was not allowed to select his … Read More

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All-American Micaya White holds onto her crown as the Big 12 unveils its preseason awards

This summer, the Big 12’s volleyball coaches had one easy choice when they filled out their preseason ballots. For the second straight year, Texas outside hitter Micaya White has been named the Big 12’s preseason player of the year. Texas coach Jerritt Elliott was not allowed to pick his three-time All-American, … Read More

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Four Texas volleyball players to compete for a spot on U.S. Women’s Junior National Team

A quartet of Longhorns will participate with the 2019 U.S. Women’s Junior National Training Team. Sophomores Logan Eggleston and Sydney Petersen will be joined by incoming freshmen Skylar Fields and Molly Phillips and 16 other players in Colorado Springs, Colo., from July 6-12. Those players will be competing for the 12 … Read More

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Texas A&M and USC among those coming to Gregory Gym during UT’s 2019 volleyball season

The revival of a rivalry, a shot at revenge and a family reunion are among the highlights of UT’s 2019 volleyball schedule. Texas released its schedule for the upcoming volleyball season on Tuesday. The 24-match schedule features 12 dates at Gregory Gym. Texas is set to open the season at home … Read More

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Longhorns volleyball closes out spring schedule with win over A&M

The Longhorns volleyball team concluded the spring season with a sweep of Texas A&M in College Station on Friday night. The Longhorns won 25-16, 25-17, 25-20, led by Logan Eggleston’s 14 kills and Brionne Butler’s six blocks. Micaya White had 11 kills while Jhenna Gabriel assisted on 15 points. Sydney … Read More

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Familial foes: Sydney Petersen to welcome mother and sister to town during 2019 volleyball season

During this upcoming volleyball season, Gregory Gym will host a family reunion. The University of Northern Iowa announced on Wednesday that it will open its 2019 season with a match at Texas. The match-up on Aug. 30 will feature two teams that reached the NCAA’s tournament in 2018. In the … Read More