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Led by an incoming Longhorn, Team USA wins a championship in Mexico

While in Mexico recently, Texas volleyball player Logan Eggleston picked up decorations for her dorm room. The U.S. Women’s Junior National Team won the gold medal at the NORCECA Continental Championship on Saturday. Eggleston was named the Most Valuable Player at the tournament. She was also recognized as the event’s … Read More

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UT incoming freshman Logan Eggleston named to junior national volleyball team

After spending the past two weeks in Europe with Texas’ volleyball team, Logan Eggleston will soon join two of her future teammates in Mexico. USA Volleyball announced on Tuesday that Eggleston has been placed on the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team. Eggleston is entering her freshman year at Texas. She will … Read More

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Texas Ex Chiaka Ogbogu to resume volleyball career in Poland

After a tour of Italy, ex-Longhorn Chiaka Ogbogu is off to Poland. Ogbogu has signed with Chemik Police, the Poland-based volleyball organization announced this week. Ogbogu began her professional career earlier this year with Il Bisonte Firenze in Italy. A 6-2 middle blocker, Ogbogu … Read More

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Compared to Chloe Collins, Jhenna Gabriel officially joins Texas’ volleyball team

On Friday, Texas announced that Hawaii prospect Jhenna Gabriel will join the university’s volleyball program. A 5-8 setter and libero, Gabriel is the all-time leader in assists and digs at Honolulu’s Maryknoll School. She was a three-time all-state selection in high school. Gabriel also competed with the Rainbow Volleyball Club. Read More

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Report: Early graduate to join UT’s volleyball team this upcoming season

The Tennessean reported this week that Logan Eggleston will join UT’s volleyball team a year earlier than expected. A 6-2 outside hitter, Eggleston was originally a member of Texas’ 2019 recruiting class. Eggleston’s mother, Lori, told the Tennessean that her daughter took additional classes online this semester. She … Read More

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The active 2018 Texas Exes power rankings: No. 16 Destinee Hooker, volleyball

We’re counting down the 25 best former Texas athletes still competing in their sport. Each day we’ll reveal a new athlete.  No. 16 Destinee Hooker, volleyball Volleyball is currently the most successfully team-oriented sport being played at the University of Texas (there’s no arguing men’s swimming is the best program … Read More

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Texas A&M is absent but UT’s volleyball schedule boasts marquee match-ups against Florida, Stanford

Texas released its 2018 volleyball schedule on Friday, and the Longhorns should expect to be tested this fall. For the second straight year, Texas will open its season against Florida and Oregon at the VERT Challenge. UT is set to host non-conference matches against Texas State and Kentucky, and the … Read More

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Texas’ volleyball program secures a pledge from a local libero

In two years, Reilly Heinrich will make a short move from Leander to the 40 Acres. A libero who is finishing up her sophomore year at Leander’s Rouse High, Heinrich gave a verbal commitment to Texas’ volleyball program this week. Texas Tech signee Katy Northcut was Rouse’s libero this past … Read More

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Texas won’t meet Nebraska or ex-Longhorn Lexi Sun in this season’s VERT Challenge

Whenever Texas releases its 2018 volleyball schedule, a reunion with Lexi Sun won’t be on it. The Lincoln Journal Star has reported that Texas and Nebraska won’t meet in this year’s VERT Challenge. Nebraska and Texas have participated in the last three early-season showcases, and they played … Read More

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Texas to wrap up its spring schedule this weekend after cancellation of Texas State volleyball match

To open its week, Texas erased a date off its calendar. Texas announced on Monday that its volleyball scrimmage against Texas State, which was set to be held in Gregory Gym on Thursday, has been cancelled. A Texas spokesperson said the cancellation … Read More

Texas’ new-look volleyball team gives first glance of what this fall will look like — maybe

Texas’ volleyball team gave fans a first look at a new look that may not be the same look this fall on Wednesday night. Micaya White’s 10 kills and 16 digs led Texas to a 25-15, 18-25, 25-16, 25-23 win over Texas A&M in a spring scrimmage held in Gregory … Read More

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Longhorns top Aggies in spring volleyball opener

The Aggies and Longhorns battled back-and-forth before Texas won two straight sets to defeat Texas A&M 25-15, 18-25, 25-16, 25-23 in a spring volleyball contest at Gregory Gym on Wednesday. Micaya White led Texas with 10 kills. She recorded a double-double by adding 16 digs, which also led Texas. Yaasmeen … Read More

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After one year at Texas, Lexi Sun to join Nebraska’s title-winning roster

On Tuesday, Nebraska announced that ex-UT standout Lexi Sun will join its volleyball program. Sun is eligible to play this year, which will be her sophomore season. The 6-2 outside hitter also visited USC and Wisconsin before settling on Nebraska, which won the NCAA title in 2017. Sun announced … Read More

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Texas volleyball’s Lexi Sun to transfer

Texas volleyball player Lexi Sun has decided to transfer, the school announced on Friday. A 6-2 outside hitter, Sun spent just one season with the Longhorns. She will have three years of eligibility remaining. “I want to thank all of the people that have impacted me throughout my time here … Read More

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Scrimmage against Texas A&M the standout date on Texas’ spring volleyball schedule

The Texas-Texas A&M rivalry will carry over into the spring. Texas announced on Thursday that it will host Texas A&M for a scrimmage this spring. The Aggies will be in town on April 4. A week later, Texas will also play Texas State at Gregory Gym on April 12 and … Read More

The State of the Longhorns: With new coaches, AD in place, how far is Texas from being Texas again?

Perhaps the most impressive thing Chris Del Conte has done since arriving in Austin last December is how he’s carried himself. He’s walked, talked and acted like the Texas athletic director. “Texas needs to get back to being Texas — period,” Del Conte … Read More

Texas’ Chiaka Ogbogu to begin her professional career in Italy

An All-American from Texas will next play volleyball in Italy. Texas senior Chiaka Ogbogu announced on Sunday that she will continue her volleyball career with Il Bisonte Firenze, a professional team in Italy. According to Ogbogu, the Florence-based club plays in the top league in Italy. The club’s roster features Daly … Read More

Following redshirt season, libero Olivia Zelon leaves Texas’ volleyball program

Texas officially has one fewer candidate to replace Cat McCoy. Texas confirmed on Thursday that freshman libero Olivia Zelon has left the volleyball program. Zelon, who hails from Santa Monica, Calif., did not play during her one and only year at Texas. A member of UT’s top-rated … Read More

Texas’ Chiaka Ogbogu and Micaya White once again earn All-American honors

Another organization has grouped Texas standouts Chiaka Ogbogu and Micaya White among the best volleyball players in the country. Ogbogu and White have been placed on the 2017 VolleyballMag.com All-America team. Ogbogu, a senior middle blocker, was a first-team honoree. White, who is a sophomore outside hitter, earned second-team accolades. Read More

Chiaka Ogbogu makes 1st-team All-America as 6 Texas volleyball players honored

Texas senior Chiaka Ogbogu added to an impressive list of volleyball honors Wednesday, when she was named a first-team All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. The middle blocker became the second player in program history to earn three first-team honors. Ogbogu was one of six Longhorns honored by the … Read More