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Back at Gregory Gym, No. 8 Texas returns to dominating ways in Big 12 play

The jerseys looked different for Texas on Saturday afternoon. The result didn’t. Junior Micaya White’s seventh double-double of the season and a career-best effort from senior Yaazie Bedart-Ghani guided Texas to a 25-13, 25-18, 25-21 sweep of Texas Tech. Wearing gray jerseys with pink lettering for their “Volley for a … Read More

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Longhorns volleyball team outlasts Oklahoma on the road

It took five sets, but the No. 4 Texas Longhorns volleyball team outlasted Oklahoma to win 25-23, 20-25, 25-18, 23-25, 15-9 in Norman, Okla. Saturday. A kill by Ashley Shook ended the match as the Longhorns (11-4, 6-1 Big 12) took advantage of attack errors by the Sooners (11-8, 3-4) … Read More

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No. 4 Longhorns volleyball team no longer atop Big 12 standings

The unranked Kansas Jayhawks dealt a big blow to the No. 4 Texas Longhorns volleyball team, taking over first place in the Big 12 with a 25-18, 28-26, 20-25, 25-23 win in Lawrence, Kan. Wednesday night. The loss is the Longhorns’ first in 25 matches of Big 12 play. Jada … Read More

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Texas volleyball team stays undefeated in Big 12 with sweep

The Texas volleyball team completed a sweep of Iowa State, 25-21, 25-22, 25-21, to improve to 5-0 in the Big 12 at Gregory Gym Saturday night. The No. 4 Longhorns (10-3) notched their third conference sweep in five matches with the win. Freshman Logan Eggleston led Texas with 12 kills. Read More

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All-American outside hitter Micaya White earns the 1,000th kill of her Texas career

On Wednesday, Texas junior outside hitter Micaya White became the 20th player in school history to record 1,000 kills in a career. White’s milestone moment came during a 19-kill effort in a five-set win at TCU. A two-time All-American, White has now compiled 1,001 kills during her … Read More

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Texas volleyball team remains undefeated in Big 12 after win over TCU

The Texas volleyball team utilized a 5-0 run to finish off a tough match with TCU, remaining undefeated in conference in Fort Worth Wednesday night. The Longhorns took the match 25-23, 25-22, 20-25, 18-25, 15-12 against a game Horned Frogs squad. Freshman Logan Eggleston made the match-ending kill  after an … Read More

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Micaya White honored for offensive output as Big 12 applauds No. 4 Texas for only the second time

On Monday, Texas junior outside hitter Micaya White was rewarded for a career-best performance. White has been named the Big 12’s offensive player of the week. While leading Texas to sweeps of Baylor and West Virginia last week, White hit .500 and collected 24 kills. Her .588 … Read More

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Texas volleyball sweeps West Virginia on the road

Micaya White and Brionne Butler each had double-digit kills as the fourth-ranked Texas volleyball team cruised to a sweep of West Virginia in Morgantown, W.Va., on Saturday. Texas beat the Mountaineers 25-18, 25-15, 25-19 to improve to 3-0 in Big 12 play. The Longhorns finished the match with a .386 … Read More

Twenty-one and not done: Texas blasts Baylor to extend run in Big 12 play

Texas sophomore setter Ashley Shook has yet to lose a conference game and she wasn’t about to start on Wednesday. Shook distributed 22 assists, registered a kill and tied her career-high of five blocks as No. 4 Texas swept Baylor at Gregory Gym on Wednesday. The 25-23, 25-16, 25-15 win … Read More

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National poll upgrades Texas as Longhorns prepare for match against Big 12’s only other ranked team

On Monday, Texas moved up to the fourth spot in the AVCA’s national volleyball poll. With 1,356 points and none of the poll’s 64 first-place votes, Texas trails top-ranked BYU (1,595 points; 59 first-place votes) by a healthy margin. Texas was listed fifth in the rankings … Read More

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Longhorns volleyball survives Big 12 opener against Kansas State

The No. 5 Texas Longhorns volleyball squad needed five sets but defeated Kansas State 24-26, 25-19, 25-17, 18-25, 19-17 in the Big 12 conference opener Wednesday night in Manhattan, Kan. Micaya White led the Longhorns with a season-high 21 kills with a hitting percentage of .383. She recorded a double-double … Read More

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Last week’s losses to Stanford will cost No. 5 Texas now and possibly later

Ranked third last week, Texas has been voted into the fifth slot in the AVCA’s national poll this week. Texas slipped in the polls after losing twice to Stanford, which is the poll’s No. 2 team for a second straight week. Texas was swept in California last Tuesday … Read More

Undone by errors, No. 3 Texas loses to No. 2 Stanford for the second time in a week

For the second time this week, Stanford exposed some of the flaws on UT’s volleyball team. Texas hit .231 and struggled significantly with its serving in a 25-16, 25-18, 20-25, 25-18 loss to Stanford on Friday. The third-ranked team in the country, Texas dropped six of the seven sets … Read More

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Stanford sweeps Longhorns volleyball team in top-10 clash

The No. 2 Stanford Cardinal defeated the third-ranked Texas Longhorns volleyball squad 25-15, 25-22, 32-30 in Stanford, Calif. Tuesday night. Stanford outhit Texas .286 to .225. They also had nine aces in the contest and led 10-5 in blocks. Kathryn Plummer led the Cardinal with 13 kills while Audriana Fitzmorris … Read More

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Promotion in poll raises the stakes for No. 3 Texas in its home-and-home series against No. 2 Stanford

Awarded a bronze medal in one national poll, Texas’ volleyball team will be eyeing silver throughout this week. Texas earned the third-most votes in the AVCA’s weekly poll, which was released on Monday. Before beating Texas State and No. 16 Kentucky last week, Texas was ranked sixth … Read More

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Texas volleyball falls behind before defeating Kentucky

Texas, a volleyball team with five freshmen in its rotation, could have succumbed to the pressure after losing a nice lead, and the first set, against 16th-ranked Kentucky Friday night. Instead, the No. 6 Longhorns gathered themselves, improved with each subsequent set, and defeated the Wildcats 25-27, 25-21, 25-18, 25-16 … Read More

With No. 16 Kentucky on deck, No. 6 Texas sweeps Texas State in its home opener

Led by familiar faces and a fleet of freshmen, Texas swept past Texas State in its home opener on Thursday night. Two-time All-American Micaya White’s 10 kills led the way in UT’s 25-18, 25-19, 25-19 triumph. Senior Yaazie Bedart-Ghani and freshman Logan Eggleston added nine kills as the Longhorns overwhelmed … Read More

Finally home, No. 6 Texas welcomes Texas State, Kentucky for its volleyball housewarming

After having traveled twice to the Midwest in the first two weeks of the volleyball season, Texas is ready for some time at home. The sixth-ranked Longhorns (3-1) host Texas State on Thursday and then 16th-ranked Kentucky on Friday at Gregory Gym. They’re Texas’ first home matches … Read More

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Ahead of its debut at home, No. 6 Texas slips four spots in a national poll

A loss cost Texas a shot at being the top-ranked volleyball team in the country, but the Longhorns still find themselves among the NCAA’s elites. On Monday, Texas was ranked sixth in the AVCA’s national poll. Texas trailed only Stanford in last week’s poll, but the team … Read More

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California libero Nalani Iosia commits to Texas’ 2020 recruiting class

The Texas volleyball team recently picked up a verbal commitment from Nalani Iosia, a libero from California. Iosia attends Redondo Union High in Redondo Beach, Calif. Her high school coach, Tommy Chaffins, told the Torrance Daily Breeze last month that “She’s been the team MVP since her freshman … Read More