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Texas volleyball takes another Big 12 win

The No. 1 Texas volleyball team finally dropped another set in Big 12 action but ultimately defeated Oklahoma 25-20, 25-20, 23-25, 25-13 in Norman on Friday. Micaya White led Texas (17-2, 11-0 Big 12) with 20 kills while Logan Eggleston added 15. White logged a double-double as she led the … Read More

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Following a pair of sweeps, Texas strengthens its position as the AVCA’s top-ranked team

Ranked first last week, Texas still climbed a little in the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s poll on Monday. Seven days after moving atop the AVCA poll for the first time this season, Texas remained in that spot on Monday. Fresh off of sweeps of Texas Tech and West Virginia, … Read More

What target? Horns close out first week atop AVCA poll with sweep of West Virginia

With a pristine performance at home Sunday afternoon, top-ranked Texas remained atop the Big 12 standings. Behind a combined 28 kills from senior Micaya White and sophomore Logan Eggleston, Texas rolled to a 25-16, 25-21, 25-16 sweep of West Virginia. The win at Gregory Gym was UT’s 16th this season and … Read More

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Texas volleyball sweeps Texas Tech in Lubbock

The Texas volleyball team completed yet another sweep as it defeated Texas Tech 25-20, 25-21, 25-21 in Lubbock on Wednesday. Micaya White led Texas with 14 kills to go with two blocks and 4 digs. Jhenna Gabriel assisted on 25 points and added four digs. Asjia O’Neal led the Longhorns … Read More

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Boosted by a bashing of Baylor, Texas returns to the top of the AVCA poll

After beating Baylor last week, Texas has inherited the Bears’ spot in a national poll. Texas topped the AVCA poll on Monday. Ranked fourth last week, the Longhorns received 43 of the 64 first-place votes and finished with 1565 points. With 1,529 points, Pitt checked into second place. Texas was last … Read More

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Texas volleyball sweeps Kansas on the road

Skylar Fields and Logan Eggleston each had 10 kills as the Texas volleyball team swept Kansas 25-19, 25-18, 25-15 in Lawrence, Kan. on Saturday. The Longhorns didn’t show any signs of relaxing after a sweep of No. 1 Baylor on Wednesday. Texas made it seven straight sweeps in Big 12 … Read More

Texas sweeps top-ranked Baylor, retains Big 12 volleyball supremacy

So what happens when you play volleyball at Texas and you beat the No. 1 team in the nation? Does that count as an upset? Or is it impossible to be an underdog when you’ve won 10 of the Big 12’s last dozen championships? After Texas swept Baylor on Wednesday … Read More

With No. 1 Baylor threatening its Big 12 supremacy, No. 4 Texas hosts a top-five volleyball clash

Texas volleyball has gotten used to that top-of-the-standings lifestyle in the Big 12 over recent years. Since Nebraska left the conference ahead of the 2011 season, Texas has won as many conference championships as it has suffered conference losses — seven. In 134 Big 12 matches during that span, the … Read More

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Texas freshman Skylar Fields honored twice by the Big 12 ahead of top-five showdown with Baylor

Texas freshman opposite hitter Skylar Fields only needed three sets on Saturday to impress voters in the Big 12. Fields was named the Big 12’s offensive and rookie of the week on Monday. Texas only played one match last week, but Field was impressive in a sweep … Read More

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Longhorns volleyball team sweeps Mountaineers on the road

Freshman Skylar Fields led the Longhorns volleyball team with 13 kills as Texas defeated West Virginia 25-13, 25-17, 26-24 on the road in Morgantown, W.Va. on Saturday. The win moves Texas to 12-2 overall and 6-0 in the Big 12, setting up a big match with No. 1 Baylor on … Read More

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Two Big 12 sweeps lead to a weekly award but no movement in the AVCA poll for Texas

The top five teams in the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s poll remained the same on Monday. That lack of movement left Texas (11-2) as the nation’s fourth-ranked volleyball program. Baylor topped the poll for the third straight week, and the Bears (15-0) were followed by Stanford (11-3) and Pittsburgh (17-1). Nebraska … Read More

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Texas volleyball sweeps Kansas State after long first set

After a marathon first set, the Texas volleyball team went on to sweep Kansas State 32-30, 25-17, 25-18 in Manhattan, Kan. on Wednesday. Logan Eggleston recorded a double-double, leading the Longhorns with 11 kills. She added 11 digs as well. Skylar Fields added 10 kills and four blocks. Micaya White … Read More

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Texas moves up in the rankings ahead of Kansas State and Oklahoma matches

On Monday, Texas returned to its top-five standing among the nation’s volleyball teams. The AVCA opened its week with the announcement that Texas had been voted into the No. 4 slot in its national poll. The Longhorns, who have been ranked as high as third this season, were listed sixth in … Read More

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Texas volleyball remains undefeated in Big 12

The Texas volleyball team moved to 3-0 in conference play after defeating TCU 25-19, 25-20, 25-21 in Fort Worth on Wednesday night. Micaya White led the Longhorns with 13 kills while Logan Eggleston added 11 kills for Texas. White had a hitting percentage of .500 and made four digs, a … Read More

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As Baylor climbs to the top, Texas holds steady in AVCA poll’s sixth slot

For the second straight week, Texas is ranked sixth nationally and second in its conference. Texas remained in sixth place in the AVCA’s national poll on Monday. With 1,284 points, Texas (8-2) gained 36 points in this week’s accumulation of votes. The Longhorns, though, fell 303 points shy of top-ranked … Read More

‘We knew from the start that we were winning this game’: Fun returns for Texas in a Saturday sweep

The weekend shift for the Texas Longhorns did not last very long. In front of a sellout crowd Saturday afternoon, Texas improved to 2-0 in Big 12 play with a sweep of Texas Tech. In a 25-17, 25-18, 25-18 decision that lasted 78 minutes, the Longhorns trailed only twice. They posted … Read More

Texas loses Logan Eggleston but knocks off Iowa State in its Big 12 opener

For the ninth year in a row, the Texas Longhorns got off on the right foot in their race for a conference crown. Nineteen kills from Micaya White led the way, but Texas also got key contributions from its freshman class in a 25-18, 18-25, 25-19, 25-22 win over Iowa State … Read More

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Still a top-10 team, Texas finds itself looking up at Baylor in the AVCA poll

For the first time in over two seasons, Texas can no longer claim to be the top-ranked volleyball team in the Big 12. Texas was ranked sixth when the American Volleyball Coaches Association released its weekly national poll on Monday. Texas had been ranked third in each of … Read More

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