Volleyball celebrates 2012 national championship with UT Tower lighting
Jan. 15, 2013
The UT Tower was bathed in burnt orange lighting with the number "1" lit on each side Tuesday in recognition of The University of Texas Women's Volleyball National Championship.
Per UT tradition, the campus landmark is lit in burnt orange from from top to bottom with the number "1" lit on all four sides when a University of Texas athletics team wins a NCAA team championship.
The Texas Volleyball team earned a decisive 3-0 sweep against the Oregon Ducks on Dec. 15 at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky., to earn the program's third national championship and second NCAA title. It was the Longhorns' first national title since 1988.
Bailey Webster led with 14 kills as she earned most outstanding player honors for the tournament. Junior setter Hannah Allison guided the UT offense to a .438 hitting performance as Haley Eckerman added 12 kills. The Longhorns out-blocked the Ducks by a 15-1 margin.
Coach Jerritt Elliott was also named the 2012 AVCA Division I National Coach of the Year, his first national honor while coaching at Texas.