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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

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Spring scrimmages at home to be sandwiched by Texas’ trips to Hawaii and rival Texas A&M

Texas announced on Thursday that its volleyball team will scrimmage four times this spring. The Longhorns will host both North Texas and Texas State in the upcoming months. The Mean Green will clash with the burnt orange on March 26.  On April 4, Texas is set to host Texas State. Read More

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Micaya White honored alongside the nation’s top players as the AVCA names its All-Americans

For the third time in her collegiate career, Texas volleyball player Micaya White can call herself an All-American. White was given a second-team designation on the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s All-American team on Wednesday. A junior outside hitter, White was the member of UT’s volleyball program to … Read More

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Texas sees its volleyball season ended as BYU sweeps up an invitation to the Final Four

No. 5 Texas could not contain Roni Jones-Perry on Saturday in a 25-23, 25-23, 25-21 loss to No. 4 BYU in Provo, Utah. The defeat ends UT’s season in a regional final for a second straight year. The Longhorns had reached the Final Four in five straight seasons from 2012-16. BYU … Read More

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Still Elite: Texas outlasts Michigan to move within one win of the Final Four

UPDATE:  No. 5 Texas (23-4) will battle No. 4 BYU (30-1) in a regional final on Saturday. Once again, the Texas Longhorns are elite. Junior Micaya White’s 21 kills led the UT volleyball team to a 25-10, 27-29, 29-27, 25-19 win over Michigan in Provo, Utah, on Friday. With the four-set … Read More

One sweet season: Micaya White’s career year has paced hot-hitting Texas into the Sweet 16

As Texas prepares to face Michigan on Friday in the Sweet 16, the Longhorns’ offense is, perhaps quite literally, hitting its stride. Texas, ahead of its upcoming appearance in the BYU regional, ranks second nationally with a .312 hitting percentage. Freshman Logan Eggleston had 30 kills and … Read More

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Already the Big 12 and Southwest’s best, will the 2018 reign of Micaya White extend across America?

Texas junior Micaya White was named the Southwest Region Player of the Year by the American Volleyball Coaches Association on Tuesday. A 6-1 outside hitter, White was joined on the All-Southwest Region Team by UT teammates Yaazie Bedart-Ghani, Brionne Butler and Logan Eggleston. Texas senior middle blocker Morgan Johnson earned … Read More

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Times announced for BYU-based regional as Texas looks to advance to the Final Four

All that is currently standing between Texas and the Final Four are Wolverines and either some Gators or Cougars. Texas will travel to Utah this upcoming weekend for the regional section of the NCAA Tournament. The No. 5 Longhorns (22-4) will face No. 18 Michigan (24-9) at 3 p.m. CST … Read More

Texas volleyball advances to its 13th straight Sweet 16 with 3-0 sweep of Texas State

Had she taken a different route, the typical one, Logan Eggleston would be a high school senior right now in Brentwood, Tenn. Instead, she accelerated her plans, graduating a year early to join a Texas volleyball team that she regarded as potentially special. Turns out that Eggleston, a 6-2 outside … Read More

Texas sweeps past Stephen F. Austin in Logan Eggleston’s NCAA Tournament debut

If you would have predicted a year ago that Logan Eggleston would have opened the 2018 postseason with a match-high 14 kills, Brentwood High would have gladly accepted that prognostication. Eggleston, however, isn’t a Bruin anymore and these aren’t Tennessee’s state playoffs. Having skipped her senior year of high school, Eggleston … Read More

Butterflies aside, Texas freshmen are set for their first NCAA tournament run as Longhorns

Ready or not, a Texas volleyball team with four freshmen in the starting lineup begins the NCAA tournament angling for the school’s ninth appearance in the Final Four in the last 11 years. Longhorns coach Jerritt Elliott said Wednesday that he doesn’t mind if those freshmen — outside hitter Logan … Read More

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Micaya White earns the top prize on the Big 12’s Longhorn-heavy honor roll

Texas junior Micaya White has gone wire-to-wire as the best volleyball player in the Big 12. White has earned the Big 12’s Player of the Year award, the conference announced on Monday. This summer, White was named the conference’s preseason pick for the award. She went onto … Read More