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

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

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

Texas sports notebook: Canyon graduates reunite as runners chase a Big 12 title

Texas cross country runner Alex Rogers was asked earlier this week about the off-course habits of freshman teammate Sam Worley. Without much hesitation, Rogers began to tout Worley’s skills on Xbox. Good luck beating Worley on “Star Wars: Battlefront,” Rogers warns. “It’s the most aggravating thing because I think that … 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

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

Texas soccer player Nakia Graham finds her footing on and off the pitch

Nakia Graham doesn’t speak much about herself. In fact, the Texas junior soccer player prefers to keep her story “on the down-low.” That’s too bad, because Graham’s book already features some interesting chapters. Graham is a midfielder on UT’s 8-0 soccer team. She’s the daughter of an Olympian and sister … 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

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

Big 12 honors Katie Glenn as Texas remains undefeated in soccer

For the first time this year, one of Texas’ soccer players have made the Big 12’s honor roll. On Tuesday, Texas junior midfielder Katie Glenn was named the Big 12’s offensive player of the week. Glenn scored in both of UT’s matches last week, and she helped set up Cydney … Read More

Twice as nice: No. 6 Texas’ Lexi Sun once again honored by the Big 12

For the second straight week, Texas outside hitter Lexi Sun has been named the Big 12’s Freshman of the Week. Over three matches at Gregory Gym last week, Sun recorded 43 kills and a .330 hitting percentage. The California native also had 24 digs. Sun was joined on the Big … 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

Big 12 honors Sun as Texas slips in national volleyball poll

On Monday, Texas’ volleyball team received some good news and some bad news. First, the good news. To open the week, Texas outside hitter Lexi Sun was named the Big 12’s Freshman of the Week. Over three matches at this past weekend’s USD Tournament in San Diego, Sun contributed 31 … Read More

Texas Sports Notebook: Newcomers pace soccer team to an undefeated start

While Texas’ football players host Maryland on Saturday, you’ll find many of their fellow UT student-athletes on the West Coast. Texas volleyball and Texas soccer both are in California this weekend. The volleyball team is set to play three matches at a tournament hosted by the University of San Diego. Read More