Volleyball Archives

Nwanebu sparks No. 3 Texas to five-set victory over No. 4 Nebraska

Ebony Nwanebu provided the spark the third-ranked Texas volleyball team needed Friday during its match against fourth-ranked Nebraska. Making her debut for Texas, Nwanebu, a high-profile transfer, delivered 22 kills in a five-set victory over Nebraska in the opening match of the Vert Challenge at Gregory Gym. A 6-foot-5-inch junior, … Read More

Texas volleyball to host No. 4 team — both of them

Last week was a smooth test drive. Now it’s white knuckle time for the Texas volleyball team. After opening the season with three inferior opponents, the degree of difficulty is set to increase considerably for the third-ranked Longhorns. They’ll play the nation’s fourth-ranked team. Both of them, in fact. Florida and Nebraska, which share the … Read More

Texas volleyball team rolls past UC Irvine

Early season matches will be a huge part of the learning process for the Texas volleyball team. The third-ranked Longhorns’ 24-13, 25-7, 26-24 victory over California Irvine on Saturday at Gregory Gym showed how far they are from the finished product they expect to be. But even as they worked … Read More

No. 3 Texas volleyball sweeps Rice to open season

It was a new season with the same familiar outcome. Actually, it was better than most. The Texas volleyball team looked as sharp Friday as in any of Jerritt Elliott’s 15 season openers as coach. “One of the best,” Elliott said. The nation’s third-ranked team swept Rice 25-12, 25-23, 25-15 … Read More

Texas volleyball preview: Chiaka Ogbogu aiming for new heights

Before they took on Texas in last year’s NCAA volleyball tournament, Northwestern State practiced against snow shovels. Coaches raised the shovels high above the net to simulate the disparity in length their hitters would face against the stretched-out Longhorns. Chiaka Ogbogu has a chilling effect on opponents. Texas recently measured the vertical jump of each of its players, and no one was … Read More

Make a wish: Transfer Ebony Nwanebu comes home

June 5 was an eventful day in the life of Ebony Nwanebu. On her 20th birthday, Nwanebu announced she was coming home to finish her volleyball career at Texas. “I wanted my birthday to be memorable,” she said. Read More

Despite departures, expectations high for Texas volleyball

It would be easy to compare rosters and conclude that Texas volleyball will regress from last season. Gone are multiyear All-Americans Haley Eckerman and Khat Bell, whose sparkling four-year runs produced a national championship and two more Final Four appearances, as well as four Big 12 titles and 2,489 kills … Read More

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Texas volleyball ranked third in preseason poll

Despite losing multi-year All-Americans Haley Eckerman and Khat Bell, the Texas volleyball is still highly thought of nationally. The Longhorns checked in at No. 3 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association preseason top 25 that was released Wednesday. Texas received one first-place vote and totaled 1,384 points, trailing defending national … Read More

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Big 12 preseason freshman of the year Micaya White injured, out indefinitely

Texas volleyball’s Micaya White is out indefinitely after suffering a tibial stress fracture on her left leg, the program announced on Monday. White, a 6-feet, 1-inch outside hitter from Frisco Centennial, is the Big 12’s preseason freshman of the year. She was the nation’s fourth-ranked recruit, according to Prep Volleyball Senior Aces. Read More

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Texas volleyball unanimous pick to win Big 12

For the fifth straight season, Texas has been chosen as the preseason favorite to win the Big 12 volleyball title. The Longhorns recorded 64 points and were a unanimous selection for the fourth year in a row. Iowa State (53) was picked second for the fourth time in five years. Read More