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 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,  

 

1972

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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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 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 had injuries to overcome this year with Nell Fortner and Katrina Dornseifer lost early in the season. Freshman Laura Neugebauer and Ava Mercer stepped up to replace them for the year. 

The largest crowd to ever see a Longhorn game occurred against Texas A & M .  3000 fans attended 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 won 33 conference games and a 6th consecutive SWC. Haley says this team was one of his best because their training, skills, and eating habits.








Final 4  Appearance




1988 - 34-5 pending Coach Haley

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.

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 - 27-10- Coach Mick Haley pending




5th in the 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.

 

 

TOP SONG

 

 

 

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.


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

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) 

 

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Coach Jim Moore - A Bright Star for a Brief Moment

 

1997-2000- Coach Jim Moore pending

  • 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 pending

 

 

TOP SONG

 

Ranked 10th in the naton

 

 

 

1998 - 27-5 - Coach Jim Moore pending

Ranked 8th in the nation

The remodel of Gregory gym is completed

1999- 22-8- Coach Jim Moore pending

Ranked 18th in the nation 

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

  • 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