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For the 34th time, Texas makes a good first impression at the NCAA tournament

Chiaka Ogbogu was nearly perfect on Friday night. Her team, though, still is. Ogbogu earned kills on 11 of her 12 attempts, and Texas opened its 2017 postseason run with a 25-16, 25-18, 25-17 sweep of Fairfield in Gregory Gym. Texas (25-2) moves on to face North Carolina State in … Read More

As the NCAA tournament begins, silver is not on Texas’ wish list this December

For Texas volleyball, December is indeed the most wonderful time of the year. We’re not talking about hosting parties, roasting marshmallows or caroling. It’s the NCAA tournament — not the holiday season — that has become the highlight of the Longhorns’ annual calendar in December. Texas, which has made it … Read More

Chiaka Ogbogu honored as conference’s best player as Big 12 lauds six Longhorns

As Texas’ volleyball team celebrated in front of an orange-lit tower on Sunday evening, senior Chiaka Ogbogu stood in the middle of a team photo. Ogbogu held the Big 12’s championship trophy — the reason for the photo opportunity — with sophomore Micaya White. A day later, Ogbogu once again … Read More

Texas to open at home, but UT’s road to the Final Four goes through Stanford

No. 2 will be a No. 2. The second-ranked team in the AVCA poll, Texas earned a second seed from the NCAA tournament’s selection committee on Sunday. Given the sixth overall ranking, The Longhorns (24-2) were placed in Stanford’s quadrant of the 64-team bracket. Texas will open its tournament run … Read More

Unbeaten in Big 12 play, Texas now awaits its NCAA fate

WACO — Members of Texas’ volleyball team are about to find out how long 28 hours is. Showcasing some resilience, Texas got double-digit kills from four players in a 27-25, 21-25, 25-23, 25-19 win at Baylor’s Ferrell Center on Saturday. The regular-season finale ended around 4 p.m., which set Texas (24-2) … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas’ Cat McCoy digs life’s experiences, volleyball

Cat McCoy likes adventure. A lot. Actually, this 21-year-old native Texan craves the adrenalin rush and exciting opportunities that it provides. Which is why she’s jumped off dangerous Austin cliffs with a teammate. And why she joined teammate Ebony Nwanebu and about two dozen other fellow Longhorns on a mission trip … Read More

Seniors shine as Texas wraps up the Big 12’s championship with a sweep of Oklahoma

On Wednesday night, Texas’ four seniors were gifted flowers, their framed jerseys and a conference championship. Sophomore Micaya White registered 10 kills as Texas strolled to a 25-13, 25-15, 25-21 sweep of rival Oklahoma. The victory came on libero Cat McCoy, outside hitter Ebony Nwanebu and middle blockers Chiaka Ogbogu and … Read More

Mirta Baselovic has coaching on her mind as Texas volleyball prepares to chase an NCAA championship

Texas’ four seniors will take center stage Wednesday night at Gregory Gym. As No. 2-ranked Texas aims for an outright Big 12 volleyball championship with a win over Oklahoma, the Longhorns also will celebrate their four seniors playing their final regular-season match — outside hitter Ebony Nwanebu, … Read More

Big 12 honors Texas’ Ashley Shook for a third time in 2017

Ashley Shook has set up a debate as to who is the top freshman in the Big 12. Shook, UT’s freshman setter, was named the Big 12’s freshman of the week on Monday. In last week’s sweep of No. 16 Kansas, Shook had 42 assists and five … Read More

Back on top: No. 2 Texas dethrones Kansas on Chiaka Ogbogu’s big night

Texas’ Longhorns need a new banner. Senior middle blocker Chiaka Ogbogu matched a season-high with her 14 kills in a 25-23, 25-22, 25-16 sweep of No. 16 Kansas. With the win in front of an announced crowd of 4,001, No. 2 Texas secured a share of the Big 12 championship. Read More

As national ranking rises, Texas hopes to ace upcoming tests on the service line

When Texas hosts rival Kansas on Wednesday, it will do so as the No. 2 team in the AVCA’s national poll. What do the pollsters love about the 21-2 Longhorns, who were ranked third last week? Texas’ 3.29 blocks per set lead the nation. The Longhorns are hitting .311, a … Read More

Longhorns volleyball team stays unbeaten in Big 12

Micaya White had a productive day as the Texas Longhorns volleyball team defeated No. 24 Iowa State in four sets Saturday in Ames, Iowa. Texas won 25-21, 25-18, 23-25, 25-18 to move to 21-2 overall and remain undefeated at 13-0 in the Big 12. White led the Longhorns with 15 … Read More

Texas celebrates a signing and a birthday with a sweep of TCU

The Texas volleyball team wrapped up a busy Wednesday with a win. Micaya White had 14 kills to lead Texas, the third-ranked team in the AVCA’s national poll, to a 25-17, 25-23, 25-14 win over TCU. Following the sweep at Gregory Gym, Texas (20-2) will head to No. 24 Iowa … Read More

Texas’ Chiaka Ogbogu pairs a school record with a Big 12 honor

Before this season, the Big 12 had never recognized Chiaka Ogbogu’s efforts on defense. The conference has since made up for that. Senior @cchiakaa11 named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week for her third award this season and eighth overall #PointTexas 🤘 … Read More

Texas volleyball team undefeated in Big 12 as Ogbogu makes history

On the way to a four-set win over Texas Tech at Gregory Gym Saturday, Chiaka Ogbogu of the Texas volleyball team became the all-time career block assist leader for the Longhorns. Ogbogu had eight block assists as Texas defeated Texas Tech 25-19, 20-25, 25-21, 25-12 to remain undefeated in Big … Read More

Longhorns volleyball team rallies to remain unbeaten in Big 12

The Longhorns volleyball team had their undefeated Big 12 record tested by Kansas State, but rallied to win after falling down two sets in Manhattan, Kan. on Wednesday. Texas defeated the Wildcats 21-25, 24-26, 25-18, 25-15, 15-11. The win improved the Longhorns to 18-2 overall and 10-0 in the Big … Read More

Texas volleyball team remains undefeated in Big 12

The Texas volleyball team remained undefeated in the Big 12 and Cat McCoy made Longhorns volleyball history during a sweep of West Virginia at Gregory Gym on Saturday night. Texas won 25-19, 28-26, 25-17 and moved to 9-0 in league play. McCoy finished with 12 digs, tying Demetria Sance’s UT … Read More

With West Virginia in town, Cat McCoy stares down a Texas record

This weekend, Cat McCoy may add her chapter to the Texas history books. A senior libero, McCoy is 12 digs shy of tying Demetria Sance’s UT record of 1,614. McCoy has recorded at least 13 digs in nine of UT’s last 12 matches, so it’s a safe bet that a … Read More

Big 12 sets up Texas freshman Ashley Shook with a weekly award

The top freshman in the Big 12 still plays volleyball at Texas. On Monday, the Big 12 honored Texas setter Ashley Shook as its freshman of the week. Shook was recognized alongside Kansas senior Madison Rigdon, who hails from nearby Pflugerville, and Iowa State junior Grace Lazard. Read More

Longhorns volleyball team sweeps Red Raiders

Micaya White had 15 kills while Chiaka Ogbogu added 11 kills and seven blocks to lead the Longhorns volleyball team to a sweep of Texas Tech in Lubbock on Wednesday. The Longhorns (15-2, 7-0 Big 12) defeated the Red Raiders 27-25, 25-12, 25-18 while outhitting Tech .376 to .152 for … Read More