Volleyball Archives

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

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