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Volleyball website ranks Texas’ Class of 2017 recruits as nation’s best

This fall, Texas will return three All-Americans, a longtime libero and several other contributors to its volleyball court. You can officially add the nation’s top recruiting class into the mix. PrepVolleyball.com announced on Thursday that Texas had signed the top-ranked collection of recruits for the Class … Read More

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Social reaction: Longhorns, current and former, celebrate graduation day

Over the weekend, a total of 80 current and former University of Texas athletes participated in graduation ceremonies. For some, it marked the end of a four-year journey of self discovery on and off the playing field. For others, graduation meant returning to the campus they once wowed with athletic … Read More

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Minnesota, Texas A&M and the Big 12 await as Texas unveils 2017 schedule

Texas volleyball fans are hoping that the 2017 season ends in Kansas City. It will begin in Florida. Texas is scheduled to play 26 times during the 2017 regular season, the school announced on Thursday. Texas, which just wrapped up its spring practices, has reached the Final Four … Read More

Texas sports notebook: Longhorns don’t expect a transfer to fill Collins’ shoes

This fall, Texas volleyball will count three All-Americans and the nation’s top two recruits among its offensive options. Who, though, is going to set those players up? All-American setter Chloe Collins, No. 4 on UT’s career assists list, is now a Texas Ex. Her graduation leaves Riley Fisbeck as the … Read More

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Texas to send five representatives on USA Volleyball’s tour of Thailand

Texas volleyball coach Jerritt Elliott and four of his Longhorns are heading to Thailand. USA Volleyball announced on Monday that Elliott will serve as the head coach for the U.S. Women’s Collegiate Thailand Tour. Elliott will coach a 12-player team that includes four Longhorns: Chiaka Ogbogu, Yaazie Bedart-Ghani, Morgan Johnson, … Read More

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Ex-Longhorn to coach a high school volleyball team in Kansas

The next time that Nicole Dalton steps onto a volleyball court, it will be as a coach. Dalton has been named the head volleyball coach at Shawnee Mission East, a high school in Prairie Village, Kan. Dalton recently completed her collegiate career at Texas, and she now takes over … Read More

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Spring schedule set for Texas volleyball team

For Texas’ volleyball team, the off-season is a short season. Texas will participate in two tournaments this spring, the team announced on Monday. Texas travel to Houston’s F.A.S.T. Tournament on April 8 and Dallas’ Collegiate Showcase Tournament on April 15. The Longhorns will then close out the spring season with … Read More

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Texas-bound Lexi Sun joins the Longhorns’ alliance of Gatorade winners

On Wednesday, Texas fans rejoiced as Lexi Sun was named the Gatorade National Volleyball Player of the Year for the 2016-17 school year. Sun has signed with Texas, and the California native will soon become the first Longhorn volleyball player with the Gatorade award on her resume. Gatorade annually … Read More

Incoming Longhorn just named nation’s best volleyball player

For the first time, the top high school volleyball player in the country will be a Longhorn. Texas-bound outside hitter Lexi Sun was recognized as the Gatorade National Volleyball Player of the Year on Wednesday. Sun is the first Longhorn-to-be to win the award, which is given annually to the … Read More

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All-American Chloe Collins to continue volleyball career in Spain

Chloe Collins is set to set in Spain. Less than a month after the setter wrapped up her collegiate career at Texas, Collins has signed with a professional volleyball team that is based in Spain’s Canary Islands. Ahead of her first professional match on Saturday, Collins posted a … Read More

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Ex-Longhorn Paulina Prieto Cerame to continue playing volleyball in Puerto Rico

Paulina Prieto Cerame’s volleyball career has come full circle. The recent Texas graduate announced on her Instagram account on Tuesday that she had begun her professional career with Las Valencianas de Juncos, a Puerto Rico-based professional team. Prieto Cerame attended high school in Miami, but she spent much … Read More

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Year end review: 10 Longhorns athletes to watch in 2017

Almost without exception, the best athletes at Texas are among the very best in their respective sports. With that in mind, I decided to choose these 10 athletes from 10 Longhorn teams. Here’s who you should look out for in 2017, in no particular order. Bret Boswell, baseball After two … Read More

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The year in review: 10 best Longhorn athletes of 2016

We’ve relived the highlights and rehashed the low-lights , but individually there were a few Texas Longhorns who shone brighter than the rest in 2016. These 10 athletes were the biggest stars on the 40 Acres this year. 10. Breaunna Addison Addison finished off her career as one of the … Read More

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The year in review: Top 10 recruits to come to Texas in 2016

Recruiting is the lifeblood of every successful college sports team. While rankings and evaluations have developed a 24/7 following for fans of major sports (football, men’s and women’s basketball), gathering talent is no less important — in some cases, perhaps even more so — in sports with smaller followings. Texas … Read More

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Micaya White named volleyball freshman of the year

Micaya White was named VolleyballMag.com’s freshman of the year while three other Longhorns were honored by the site. Ebony Nwanebu was named a Division I First-Team All-American while Paulina Prieto Cerame and White were named to the second team. Chloe Collins was selected as a third-team member. White is the … Read More

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Ebony Nwanebu named a Honda Sport Award finalist

Texas junior Ebony Nwanebu was named a finalist for the Honda Sport Award for Volleyball alongside Kadie Rolfzen of Nebraska, Inky Ajanaku of Stanford and Sarah Wilhite of Minnesota. The award has been given annually for 41 years by the Collegiate Women Sports Awards. It’s given to the top athlete … Read More

Jerritt Elliott: Texas has the returning pieces ‘to be extremely special’

When the 2017 volleyball season begins, expect the Longhorns to be hungry. Having reached the Final Four in each of the five past seasons, Texas is hardly starving for success. Texas, though, last won a national championship in 2012, and the team has been the NCAA Tournament’s runner-up the last … Read More

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Through online series, Ebony Nwanebu not just an on-court star for Texas

During the 2016 volleyball season, Texas junior Ebony Nwanebu shined on and off the court. Sidelined by a back injury in 2015, Nwanebu bounced back this fall. She ranked second among the Longhorns with her 423 kills and 3.78 kills-per-set, and she also registered 74 blocks and 17 … Read More

Texas unable to hold off Stanford in NCAA championship match

COLUMBUS, Ohio — All the Texas Longhorns could do was watch. Much like the 17,345 spectators at the Nationwide Arena, the Longhorns eventually just became witnesses to Stanford’s celebration of a NCAA championship on Saturday night. As gold and silver streamers littered the floor and DJ Khaled’s “All I Do … Read More

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Silver showing for Texas after 3-1 loss to Stanford in NCAA finale

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Inky Ajanaku and Kathryn Plummer combined for 34 kills, and Stanford claimed its seventh NCAA championship on Saturday night with a 25-21, 25-19, 18-25, 25-21 win over Texas. With the loss at Nationwide Arena, Texas (27-5) earned runner-up status for a second straight season. The Longhorns, who … Read More