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Unlike Texas Basketball, Football, Track, And Baseball There Are Very Few Books That Discuss Longhorn volleyball.  I Hope With Time This Site Can Add Some Historical Insight And Tell The Full And Compelling Story Of The Texas volleyball Tradition. 

 LONGHORN VOLLEYBALL OVERVIEW

From Wikipedia

AIAW and NCAA Tournament Champions

1981, 1988, 2012

AIAW and NCAA Tournament Runner Up

1995, 2009, 2015, 2016

AIAW and NCAA Tournament Final Four

1981, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1995, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

AIAW and NCAA Tournament Appearances

1976, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Conference Tournament Champions

1992, 1993, 1995

Conference Regular Season Champions

SWC: 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995
Big 12: 1997, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Thru 2016 the Longhorns have been invited to 27 out of 30 NCAA sanctioned tournaments.

 

Olympians

 

 

Demetria Sance holds the Texas career record for digs (1,614), and the season record for attempts. .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Destinee Hooker in 2008 and 2009  is a finalist for the Honda Award , and is Volleyball Magazine Player of the Year,  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NCAA tournament play does not begin until 1982. The 1981 National Champion Longhorns are crowned by the AIAW - not the NCAA.

Destinee Hooker in 2008 and 2009  is a finalist for the Honda Award , and is Volleyball Magazine Player of the Year,  

 

1973

 

1974  21-15-3  Coach Pam Lampley pending more info

1975  25-20 Coach Cheryl Lyman pending more info

1976  28-19-5 Coach Jody Conradt pending more info

1977   34-19-2 Coach Jody Conradt pending more info

1978   34-16-1  Coach Linda Lowery pending more info

1979   33-18-2  Coach Linda Lowery pending more info

 

Coach Mick Haley - The creator of the Longhorn Volleyball Universe

 

1980-1995 Coach Mick Haley

  • NCAA tournament starts in 1982

  • 522-137-1 won loss record 

  • 4- trips to the NCAA semi-finals

  • 6 trips to the NCAA regional final 

  • 4 trips to the Final four

  • 1988 National Champions

  • twice named coach of the year

  • Olympic Coach for the 2000 Summer Games

  • 14 years @ Texas 

After the Olympics Coach Haley is hired by USC. A link to their site about Mick Haley is below

http://www.usctrojans.com/sports/w-volley/spec-rel/111703aaa.html

1980 - 40-16 Coach Mick Haley

 

JoBeth Palmer is the First two-sport All-American in UT women's athletics history. She Set a UT record with nine service aces in a game against NorthWestern. Places fifth in the discus at 1982 AIAW National Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Led Texas to 1981 AIAW outdoor team title

1981-  60-6- Coach Mick Haley

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1981 National Champions

NCAA tournament play does not begin until 1982.  The 1981 National Champion Longhorns are crowned by the AIAW - not the NCAA.

The University of Texas women's volleyball program blossomed into a national powerhouse in just two years under head coach Mick Haley. In 1981 Mick Haley leads the Longhorns to a Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) national title.

Sally Schlobohm, Jo Beth Palmer, Jenny Hayes, Leslie Lucas and Nell Fortner , Sharon Neugebauer led the Longhorn team.

Four members of this team were recognized as All Americans. Schlobohm and Hayes were named to the AIAW All-America team. Palmer earned All-America distinction in the discus and Sharon Neugebauer as a freshman earned All-America honors as a member of UT's national champion 3,200-meter relay team.  

Katrina Dornseifer was team's MVP for the year.

Sally Schlobohm Tan is the only UT player to win the Broderick National Player of the Year award. She is also a finalist for the Honda Award in 2008 and 2009 .

1982 - 31-15 - Coach Mick Haley

16th in nation

This team sets the record for total blocks in a season. ( 512)

Sharon Neugebauer holds the career record for solo blocks (279), season record for solo blocks (129) and total blocks (241)

Lisa Denker holds the season record at Texas for service aces (100)

1983- 33-9-- Coach Mick Haley

7th in nation

Eva Murray is an All American and sets a Season record for assists (1596)

 

 

 

This team has theLonghornrecord for Aces (424)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diane Watson induction speech starts at the 2:17 minute mark of video

 

1984 - 32-7- Coach Mick Haley

9th in the nation

This team sets the Longhorn season record for kills (2187)

1985 - 26-6-- Coach Mick Haley

9th in the nation

 

Dawn was named SWC player of the decade for the 80's, NCAA National Player of the Year, and in 1989 received a NCAA Post-graduate scholarship.

1986 - 29-6-- Coach Mick Haley

Texas in Final 4 for the first time. 

 

1987 - 25-10

Final 4  Appearance

1988 - 34-5

National Champions

This team is the first team in Division I Volleyball to defeat every opponent in the the NCAA tournament 3-0.

This team holds the season record for digs (2449), sweeps in a season (26), and Big 12 winning streak (44).

1989 - 27-1- Coach Mick Haley

5th in the nation

This team holds the Longhorn season record for Assists (1859)

1990 - 31-4 

 

 

TOP SONG

 

 

 

7th in the nation 

This team holds the Longhorn  record for longest  winning streak (26)

1991  - 20-10- Coach Mick Haley

11th in the nation

1992  - 29-6- Coach Mick Haley

TOP SONG

 

10th in the nation

 

 

Errica Hibben holds the Longhorn career record for total blocks (531) and block assists (414)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1993  - 31-3- Coach Mick Haley

2nd in the nation

Katy Jameyson  is a finalist for the Honda Award.

 

1994 - 23-10 - Coach Mick Haley

24th in the nation

 

1995 - 28-7- Coach Mick Haley

Runner Up in NCAA tournament

 

Demetria Sance is the first Texas Volley player named as National Freshman of the Year. She sets 21 school records. 

 

 

1996 - 23-7- Coach Mick Haley

11th in the nation

Texas and Nebraska break the Longhorn volleyball attendance record in Ausitn. ( 6,385) 

 

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Coach Jim Moore - A Bright Star for a Brief Moment

 

1997-2000- Coach Jim Moore

  • 84-38 record 
  • Made the NCAA tournament 3 of 4 years
  • Big 12 Champion
  • 4 years @ Texas 
 Coach Moore

Coach Moore

1997 - 25-7- - Coach Jim Moore

 

 

TOP SONG

 

Ranked 10th in the naton

 

 

 

1998 - 27-5 - Coach Jim Moore

Ranked 8th in the nation

The remodel of Gregory gym is completed

1999- 22-8- Coach Jim Moore

Ranked 18th in the nation 

2000- 10-18 - Coach Jim Moore

Not ranked for first time since 1982

 

Coach Jerritt Elliot - The Bloom is on!

 

 

Coach was the right hire  at the right time  in Longhorn Volleyball history.

 

His decision to incorporate the best from the past into the best of the present helped build a  dynasty. 

 

 

2001 to present Coach Jerritt Elliott

  • 408-82 Record 

  • 3 second round finishes in NCAA tournament

  • 1 regional semi-final finish in NCAA tournament

  • 3 regional final finishs NCAA tournament

  • 5 final four appearances NCAA tournament

  • 1 national Championship (2012) in NCAA tournament

  • 3 runner-up finishs NCAA tournament

  • As of 2016 Coach Elliott's teams have been to the NCAA tournament 14 of 15 years

2001- 17-14 Coach Jerritt Elliott content Pending

Not ranked

2002- 23-9 Coach Jerritt Elliott content Pending

Not ranked

2003 - 15-14 Coach Jerritt Elliott content Pending

Not Rankedcontent Pending

2004 - 26-5 Coach Jerritt Elliott content Pending

Ranked 11th in the nation

Mira Topic holds the Longhorn career record for kills (2,226), service aces (185), and points (2468. She holds the season record for points (672). 

Lauren Galler is the team Academic MVP. (No pictures)

2005 - 24-5 Coach Jerritt Elliott content Pending

Ranked 16th in the nation

2006 - 24-7 Coach Jerritt Elliott content Pending

Ranked 7th in the nation

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2007 - 27-4 Coach Jerritt Elliott content Pending

Ranked 6th in the nation

Michelle Moriarty holds the career record for assists (5819)and she was team Academic MVP in 2006.

2008 - 29-4 Coach Jerritt Elliott content Pending

Final 4

Rachel Adams holds the career Longhorn record for hitting percentage (.431)

Heather Kisner holds the Longhorn season record for digs (488)

2009 - 29-2

Runner- up for National Championship

Destinee Hooker  is a finalist for the Honda Award2008 and 2009

 

2010 - 27-6 Coach Jerritt Elliott content Pending

 

 

Final 4 

Juliann Faucett is a finalist for the Honda Award  and 2007 AVCA National Freshman of the year.

 

2011 - 25-5 Coach Jerritt Elliott content Pending

Haley-Eckerman

 

4th in the nation

2012 - 29-4 Coach Jerritt Elliott content Pending

National Champions

Women take torch at the 2:26 marke

Season Attendance sets a record at Gregory Gym- 52,850

http://www.texassports.com/news/2013/10/28/WVB_1028132135.aspx?path=wvball

 

 

Haley Ackerman is a finalist for the Honda Award. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013 Coach Jerritt Elliott content Pending

 

 

 

TOPPING THE CHARTS

 

 

 

2014 Coach Jerritt Elliott content Pending

The History of Longhorn Volleyball stops in 2014. Historical information will be added in the future.  

2015

Runner-up for National Championship

 

2016 Longhorn olympians representing the USA