Sept. 1, 2009
Hawaiian Airlines Wahine Classic
MATCHES #3-5: No. 2/2 TEXAS (2-0, 0-0 Big 12) vs. No. 10/8 California (2-1),
No. 4/4 Hawaii (4-0) and No. 19/18 Saint Louis (2-1)
When: Thur., Sept. 3 vs. California at 10 p.m. Central / Sat., Sept. 5 vs. Hawaii at 12 a.m. Central on Sun. / Sun., Sept. 6 vs. Saint Louis at 8 p.m. Central
Where: Honolulu, Hawaii (Stan Sheriff Center)
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All-Time Series Records: Texas leads Cal, 9-0 (H: 3-0 A: 2-0, N: 4-0)
Texas trails Hawaii, 1-10 (H: 0-3, A: 0-4, N: 1-3)
Texas and Saint Louis have never met
Last Meeting with Cal: Texas. def. Cal, 3-1 (5-15, 15-9, 15-8, 15-6 ) on Sept. 12, 1992 in Austin
Last Meeting with Hawaii: Hawaii def. Texas, 3-1 (30-19, 18-30, 21-30, 20-30) on Dec. 3, 2005 in Austin
TEXAS IN THE AVCA POLL
The Longhorns are ranked No. 2 in the most recent AVCA Division I Coaches Poll (Aug. 31) ... UT received five first-place votes ... Texas' No. 2 preseason ranking was its highest ranking in the AVCA poll since UT finished the 1995 season ranked second ... UT has now been ranked in the Top 10 for 44 straight weeks ... UT opponents in the poll include, No. 4 Hawaii, No. 6 Nebraska, No.10 California, , No. 12 Iowa State, No. 15 San Diego, No. 19 Saint Louis and No. 23 Kansas State ... Texas is 2-0 against ranked opponents in 2009.
TEXAS IN THE VOLLEYBALL MAGAZINE POLL
Texas holds the No. 2 spot in the current Volleyball Magazine Poll (Sept. 1) ... the Horns trail only two-time defending NCAA Champion Penn State in the poll ... Big 12 foes Nebraska and Iowa State hold the No. 6 and No. 13 positions, respectively ... four of Texas' non-conference opponents are ranked (No. 4 Hawaii, No. 8 California, No. 17 San Diego, No. 18 Saint Louis).
HOOKER EARNS BIG 12 POW HONORS
Texas senior All-America outside hitter Destinee Hooker was named Big 12 Player of the Week after leading the Longhorns to victories over No. 15 San Diego and then-No. 23 Long Beach State last week ... the San Antonio, Texas, native hammered out 43 kills, 5.38 kills per-set, 6.38 point per-set and hit at a .347 clip at the Long Beach State Baden Classic last weekend ... Hooker added 1.75 digs and 1.00 blocks per-set in the two victories over Top 25 opponents ... he notched a kill/dig double-double against LBSU and has now posted 20 or more kills in three straight matches, dating back to last season's NCAA Semifinals.
LAST TIME OUT: LONG BEACH STATE BADEN CLASSIC (Aug. 29-30)
vs. Long Beach State:
Despite falling behind two games to none, Texas rallied behind 23 kills from senior All-America outside hitter Destinee Hooker to upend No. 23 Long Beach State, 3-2 in its season opener (22-25, 20-25, 25-18, 25-23, 15-9) ... junior outside hitter Juliann Faucette posted 21 kills and 12 digs on the night to record a kill/dig double-double ... senior setter/opposite hitter Ashley Engle came up one kill shy of a triple-double with her 41 assists, 16 digs and nine kills ... senior libero Heather Kisner's 29 digs against LBSU set a new career high.
vs. San Diego:
Hooker pounded out 20 kills to lead Texas to a 3-0 victory over No. 15 San Diego (25-20, 25-16, 25-19) ... Hooker posted her third straight 20-plus kill match against San Diego ... the streak dates back to Dec. 18, 2008 vs. Stanford ... Texas out-hit San Diego .386-to-.220 on the night and out-blocked the Toreros 12.5-to-2.0 ... freshman utility Sha'Dare McNeal concluded the match with seven kills on 11 swings, while committing no errors and hitting .636.