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LONGHORN VOLLEYBALL OVERVIEW
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.
DEMETRIA SANCE 1995 HOH 2007
Induction Class of 2007
Sport: Volleyball (1995-99)
Position: Outside Hitter
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
· Among most prolific players in UT history
· 1995 National Freshman of the Year
· Earned All-America, all-conference and NCAA all-regional honors all four years at UT
· Named to Big 12 "10th Anniversary Team" in 2005
· Was UT's all-time leader in kills, attacks and digs
· Led team to 1997 Big 12 title and 1995 NCAA runner-up finish
· 2000 USA Olympic team member
· Became prep teacher and coach
Destinee Hooker in 2008 and 2009 is a finalist for the Honda Award , and is Volleyball Magazine Player of the Year,
Destinee Hooker in 2008 and 2009 is a finalist for the Honda Award , and is Volleyball Magazine Player of the Year,
1974 21-15-3 Coach Pam Lampley pending more info Sharon Koepke
1975 25-20 Coach Cheryl Lyman pending more info
Team finished 8th in the state tournament.
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
Coach Linda Lowery was the first full time volleyball coach at Texas. With a full time coach the schedule was upgraded. The Horns show promise but did not make the national tournament.
1979 33-18-2 Coach Linda Lowery pending more info
The Horn finished 4th at the state tournament but only had a record of 5-7-2 against nationally ranked teams.
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
15 All Americans
95% graduation rate
12 SWC titles
14 years @ Texas
Coach Haley was known for his conditioning drills and his technical techniques .
After the Olympics Coach Haley is hired by USC. A link to their site about Mick Haley is below
1980 - 40-16 Coach Mick Haley
Horns got demolished by the Japanese Sony team, but Texas learned a lot about how to use finesse and deception to win games. Texas won the SWC championship, but did not qualify for the National meet. Kim Thomas and Irma Sanchez, setter Sally Schlobohm and Trudie Richards led the way in 1980.
1981- 60-6- Coach Mick Haley - AIAW National Champs
NCAA tournament play does not begin until 1982. The 1981 National Champion Longhorns are crowned by the AIAW - not the NCAA.
1981 National Champions
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 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 .
Three of the Longhorns made the AIAW regional team.
1982 - 31-15 - Coach Mick Haley SWC Champs
16th in nation
This team sets the record for total blocks in a season. ( 512)
Longhorns have injuries to overcome this year with Nell Fortner and Katrina Dornseifer lost early in the season. Freshman Laura Neugebauer and Ava Mercer step up to replace them for the year.
The largest crowd to ever see a Longhorn volleyball game occurred against Texas A & M . 3000 fans attend the game.
Team wins the SWC and is invited to the NCAA as a 13th seed losing to 4th seed Stanford. Volleyball fan base is starting to grow as the teams get better.
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 the Longhorn record 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
Reach the regionals beat Texas A & M but lost to UCLA. Neugebauer, Watson, and Murray made the regional all tournament team.
1986 - 29-6-- Coach Mick Haley First time to final 4 pending
Texas in Final 4 for the first time.
1987 - 25-10 Coach Haley - Final 4 appearance
Team only returns 2 starters from last year’s final 4 team. Pacific beat them again and then UCLA did the same. Horns win 33 conference games and a 6th consecutive SWC. Haley says this team is one of his best because their training, skills, and eating habits.
Final 4 Appearance
1988 - 34-5 pending Coach Haley National Champions
First non-Pacific volleyball team to win the Final four. Dawn Davenport is first team All-American. Katie Salen and Sue Schelfhout make the all tournament team. Dagmara Szyszczak breaks a record for digs and Dawn Davenport sets a school record of .322 hitting percentage.
This team holds the season record for digs (2449), sweeps in a season (26), and Big 12 winning streak (44).
This team is the first team in Division I Volleyball to defeat every opponent in the the NCAA tournament 3-0.
1989 - 27-10- Coach Mick Haley pending 5th in nation
This team holds the Longhorn season record for Assists (1859)
1990 - 31-4 Coach Mick Haley Runner up in the NCAA championship
Lost 4 senior starters to injury during the season but still won the SWC. Lost to Hawaii and UCLa during the regular season. Dagmara Szyszczak makes the all tournament team in the UCLA tournament. Made the NCAA regionals but loses to UT-Arlington Mavericks in regionals.
Team starts starts strong wins 26 games in a row and wins SWC but is surprised by LSU in the NCAA finals.
7th in the nation
This team holds the Longhorn record for longest winning streak (26)
1991 - 20-10- Coach Mick Haley pending 11th in the nation
Donna Lopiano says that “Mick Haley is one of the best technicians in the field.” “His real gift is understanding the technical aspect of the game to make the team superior.” In 1991 Nikki Busch is an All American and SWC player of the year. Janine Gremmel is the 3rd leading attacker in Longhorn history. Haley says there are 4 tenets to volleyball success- depth, leadership, schedule, and fans.
Horns lose to Florida in the semifinals of the NCAA South Regional finals.
1992 - 29-6- Coach Mick Haley Runner up to Florida for the National Championship
Mick Haley wins his 400 victory at Texas on Oct. 7th beating Texas A & M. Horns make their 11th consecutive appearance in the NCAA and win their 11th consecutive SWC championship. Katy Jameyson is SWC player of the year. Errica Hibben makes the All-Conference team and Heather Pfluger makes the all-SWC academic team.
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
Jameson writes Coach Haley and said she wants to be a Longhorn. Carrie Bush says that Haley will push you to the edge but only because he knows you can do it. Katy Jameson missed some of the year with iron deficiency. Nikki and Carrie Bush are siblings on Haley’s team and both make major contributions to the team.
Katy Jameyson is a finalist for the Honda Award.
1994 - 23-10 - Coach Mick Haley pending
24th in the nation
1995 - 28-7- Coach Mick Haley pending
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 pending
11th in the nation
Texas and Nebraska break the Longhorn volleyball attendance record in Ausitn. ( 6,385)
Coach Jim Moore - A Bright Star for a Brief Moment
1997-2000- Coach Jim Moore pending
Made the NCAA tournament 3 of 4 years
Big 12 Champion
4 years @ Texas
1997 - 25-7- - Coach Jim Moore pending ranked 10th in the nation
1998 - 27-5 - Coach Jim Moore pending 8th ranked
The remodel of Gregory gym is completed
1999- 22-8- Coach Jim Moore pending ranked 18th
Aldrich is not only a three-time NCAA champion in the high jump but also an All-America middle blocker for Texas's No. 12-ranked volleyball team.
"I'm convinced Erin could be the best volleyball player who has ever played in this country," says Texas coach Jim Moore. "She's so good already, and she only does it four or five months a year. She has gifts for volleyball that no one has ever had."
However Aldrich says she enjoys individual sports (high jump) more than team sports. In Sports Illustrated Erin is quoted as saying "I find myself in volleyball being so focused on what I need to do, and a little bit closed off from my teammates." She says about the volleyball team "Our biggest problem is holding each other accountable. " Aldrich says. "If somebody makes a bad play, we don't look at her and say, 'You need to get that ball.' Instead we're like 'O.K., guys, we'll do better.' We are so nice to each other, I can't believe it. It's just crazy how cohesive we are. We are way too cohesive."
Many who know Erin say they have never met anyone as competitive as her." Her years as a Longhorn were focused on school and competing. There was little time for socializing with her agenda and goals. Sports were the focus of her life, and she confirmed that statement in 1999 when she said "I do believe and hope that I can hold the world record in the high jump."
2000- 10-18 - Coach Jim Moore pending
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
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
2002- 23-9 Coach Jerritt Elliott content Pending
2003 - 15-14 Coach Jerritt Elliott content 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
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
Rachel Adams holds the career Longhorn record for hitting percentage (.431)
Heather Kisner holds the Longhorn season record for digs (488)
2009 - 29-2 Coach Jerritt Elliott content Pending runner-up to national champions
Runner- up for National Championship
Destinee Hooker is a finalist for the Honda Award 2008 and 2009
2010 - 27-6 Coach Jerritt Elliott content Pending makes 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 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
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.
Runner-up for National Championship