Volleyball Archives

Texas moves up the national rankings as Big 12 once again honors Ogbogu, Sun

On Monday, the Texas volleyball team was rewarded for knocking off two nationally-ranked foes. The Big 12 has honored Texas senior Chiaka Ogbogu and UT freshman Lexi Sun as its defensive player and newcomer of the week. In last week’s wins over No. 9 Kansas and No. 23 Iowa State, … Read More

Texas volleyball wraps a grueling, but successful week by sweeping Iowa State

After his Texas volleyball team concluded a difficult 10-day stretch featuring two road games and back-to-back ranked opponents with an impressive 25-16, 25-17, 25-18 home win over Iowa State on Saturday night, coach Jerritt Elliott’s next goal is finding some down time for his players. Three days earlier, the visiting … Read More

Longhorns volleyball team cruises to win

The Texas Longhorns volleyball team remained undefeated in Big 12 play with a sweep of Iowa State at Gregory Gym on Saturday. The No. 5 Longhorns notched a second top-25 win in a week as they beat the No. 23 Cyclones 25-16, 25-17, 25-18. Ebony Nwanebu led the Longhorns with … Read More

Morgan Johnson’s play at the net has been music to Texas’ ears this season

Texas libero Cat McCoy describes teammate Morgan Johnson as an “old soul.” Johnson is, after all, the only person who calls McCoy by her given name, Catherine. Half of the offerings on the junior middle blocker’s bookshelf deal with World War II. Johnson grew up watching the History Channel with … Read More

Texas sports notebook: Horns jockeying for a No. 1 NCAA volleyball seed

Texas took control of the Big 12 volleyball standings Wednesday night. The Longhorns, ranked No. 5 in the country, outlasted No. 9 Kansas 21-25, 27-25, 18-25, 25-10, 18-16 in Lawrence and are now the only conference team without a Big 12 loss. The 3-2 win was Texas’ biggest win in … Read More

Texas Longhorns volleyball team tops Kansas on the road

It took five sets, but the No. 5 Texas Longhorns volleyball team remained undefeated in league play as it topped the No. 9 Kansas Jayhawks in Lawrence on Wednesday. Texas won 21-25, 27-25, 18-25, 25-10, 18-16. Lexi Sun led the Longhorns with a career-high 21 kills as she hit .475 … Read More

Nine blocks against TCU help Texas’ Chiaka Ogbogu complete Big 12 hat trick

Chiaka Ogbogu is back on the Big 12’s radar. A senior middle blocker at Texas, Ogbogu was named the Big 12’s defensive player of the week on Monday. Ogbogu’s award comes two weeks after teammate Morgan Johnson won the same award. Ogbogu, who sat out last season, … Read More

Setter Ashley Shook snags first Big 12 award as Texas holds steady in AVCA poll

A big week set Texas setter Ashley Shook up for some recognition from the Big 12. Shook was honored on Monday as the Big 12’s freshman of the week. In last week’s sweeps of Baylor and Kansas State, Shook contributed 69 assists and 19 digs. Shook, a … Read More

No. 5 Texas sweeps through Kansas State and Baylor during perfect week at home

Before a short break on its schedule, Texas tidied up Gregory Gym with a sweep. Texas brushed aside Kansas State on Saturday with a 25-17, 25-12, 25-16 win. The sweep in front of an announced crowd of 3,968 improve UT’s record to 11-2 with a 3-0 mark in conference play. Read More

Texas volleyball beats Baylor behind freshman duo of Ashley Shook, Lexi Sun

Barely a month into their college careers, Ashley Shook and Lexi Sun are already developing into a dynamic duo. The Texas freshmen shined in Wednesday night’s 25-19, 28-26, 25-17 sweep of Baylor at Gregory Gym. Shook picked up the sixth double-double of her career and set up Sun … Read More

As Big 12 honors Morgan Johnson, Texas prepares for Baylor’s arrival

After throwing a block party on Saturday, Texas junior Morgan Johnson received a door prize. On Tuesday, Johnson was named the Big 12’s defensive player of the week. Johnson registered a career-high 10 blocks in UT’s five-set win at West Virginia on Sept. 23. Four days earlier, … Read More

Longhorns volleyball team wins Big 12 opener

The No. 6 Texas Longhorns volleyball team needed five sets to win its Big 12 opener in Morgantown, W.V. Saturday. Texas rallied to defeat West Virginia 27-25, 23-25, 21-25, 25-16, 15-12. Micaya White once again led the Longhorns in kills, hitting home 16 with a .297 hitting percentage. She also … Read More

Texas Sports notebook: Longhorns celebrating September birthdays on the volleyball court

For members of Texas’ volleyball team this month, the ideal birthday gift has been a win. That’s what UT gifted sophomore middle blocker Orie Agbaji, who turned 20 while recording three blocks against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Sept. 7. Associate head coach Tonya Johnson observed her birthday … Read More

Longhorns volleyball team sweeps UTSA in San Antonio

The No. 6 Texas Longhorns volleyball team swept the UTSA Roadrunners 25-18, 26-24, 25-22 in San Antonio Tuesday night. The match was the final contest before Big 12 play starts on Saturday. The attendance of 2,711 was a program record for UTSA. “It’s going to be a tough season,” head … Read More

Texas sports notebook: Ebony Nwanebu puts Minnesota behind her just in time

Texas outside hitter Ebony Nwanebu came off the bench Wednesday night to provide a spark in the 25-20, 25-18, 25-15 volleyball romp at Texas A&M. Nwanebu registered two blocks and recorded five kills on 14 swings, including the clinching kills in the second and third sets. UT’s … Read More

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Texas returns to its winning ways with a sweep in College Station

COLLEGE STATION — On Wednesday night, UT’s volleyball team opened its tour of Texas with a win. Sophomore Micaya White’s 10 kills led the way as Texas recorded a 25-20, 25-18, 25-15 sweep of Texas A&M in College Station. The victory — UT’s 74th in the 97-match series — helped … Read More

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Minnesota holds onto top ranking with a knockout of No. 5 Texas

The Texas’ Longhorns suffered what they were quick to point out was a September setback on Friday. Minnesota freshman Stephanie Samedy contributed 22 kills, and Texas was unable to gain much offensive traction in a 25-21, 25-27, 26-24, 25-19 loss. The meeting between Minnesota (8-0) and Texas (6-2) featured the … Read More

No. 5 Texas slams Denver in tune-up for No. 1 Minnesota

Home, sweet home. Freshman Lexi Sun produced 13 kills as Texas compiled a 25-19, 25-23, 25-17 conquest of Denver on Thursday night. The win gave UT a sweep through its first day at Gregory Gym this season. Earlier in the day, Texas recorded a 3-0 victory over … Read More

Texas sports notebook: As No. 1 Minnesota awaits, UT sweeps in its return to Gregory Gym

So far this season, Texas’ volleyball team has faced opponents ranked No. 2, No. 14 and No. 15 in the AVCA’s most recent national poll. The Longhorns’ biggest test comes Friday night. Fifth-ranked Texas will host top-ranked Minnesota at 8 p.m. Friday in Gregory Gym. Minnesota is undefeated. Since 2005, … Read More

Tall task: Freshman setter Ashley Shook provides Texas volleyball with a new look

On Thursday, Texas’ volleyball team returns to Gregory Gym for its home openers against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Denver. UT’s roster is veteran-laden, so freshman setter Ashley Shook is among the few names that public address announcer Rich Segal needs to learn. Shook is replacing Chloe Collins, who’s now playing … Read More