Texas senior Chiaka Ogbogu (#21) spikes the ball against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Gregory Gym on Sept. 7, 2017. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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

Posted December 13th, 2017

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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 nation’s coaches. Sophomore Micaya White landed on the third team, while seniors Ebony Nwanebu and Cat McCoy and freshmen Ashley Shook and Lexi Sun received honorable mentions.

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Texas finished 27-3 and rattled off 21-straight victories before Stanford ended the streak in the NCAA tournament regional finals.

Ogbogu left her mark in her final season with the Longhorns with 253 kills, a team-leading .399 hitting efficiency and 174 total blocks — the most in a single season by a Texas player since 1999. She also broke all-time career records for blocks and block assists.

Following the regular season, Ogbogu was recognized as the Big 12 player of the year. She is one of four players in program history to earn AVCA All-America status four seasons in a row, joining Haley Eckerman, Destinee Hooker and Demetria Sance.

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