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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

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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