Oct. 1, 2009
Match 11: No. 2/2 TEXAS (10-0, 5-0 Big 12) vs. Kansas State (6-7, 0-3 Big 12)
When: Friday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m.
Where: Manhattan, Kan. (Ahearn Field House)
Live Stats: KStateSports.com
Internet Audio/Video: Subscription service on KStateSports.com
All-Time Series Record: Texas leads Kansas State, 21-7 (H: 11-3, A: 9-4, N: 1-0)
Last meeting with K-State: UT defeated KSU, 3-2 (30-28, 25-21, 22-25, 22-25, 15-9) on Nov. 15, 2008
Current Streak: Texas has won the last 11 meetings
Texas is off to the third-best start in UT history ... its 10-0 start is the best since 2004 when the Horns began the year 16-0 ... the Texas record was set in 1990 when UT opened 26-0.
Texas is currently riding an 19-match regular-season winning streak that dates back to Nov. 1, 2008 against Texas A&M ... Texas also currently owns a 12-match home winning streak at Gregory Gymnasium dating back to Nov. 1, 2008.
HOOKER, CHAMPION OF SOLOS
Senior All-America outside hitter Destinee Hooker is the Big 12 Conference's all-time leader in career solo blocks with 111 ... Hooker has registered a team-best 12 solos in 2009.
Texas is 9-0 on the season with seven of its wins coming on the road ... the Horns are 5-0 at away games and 2-0 at neutral sites in 2009 ... the Horns own victories at Hawaii and Nebraska, which perennially rank No. 1 and No. 2 on the NCAA Volleyball attendance charts.
TEXAS IN THE AVCA POLL
The Longhorns are ranked No. 2 in the most recent AVCA Division I Coaches Poll (Sept. 28) ... UT received eight 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 48 straight weeks ... UT opponents in the poll include, No. 4 Hawaii, No. 9 California, No. 10 Nebraska, No. 14 Iowa State, No. 19 Baylor, No. 20 San Diego, No. 21 Saint Louis and No. 22 Long Beach State.
THE HORNS IN THE VOLLEYBALL MAGAZINE POLL
Texas holds the No. 2 spot in the current Volleyball Magazine Poll (Sept. 29) ... the Horns trail two-time defending NCAA Champion Penn State in the poll by 11 points 277-to-266 ... Big 12 foes Nebraska, Iowa State, Baylor hold the No. 10, No. 11 and No. 19 positions, respectively ... three of Texas' non-conference opponents are ranked (No. 4 Hawaii, No. 9 California, No. 20 Saint Louis).
AGAINST RANKED FOES
Texas is 10-0 on the season with eight of its wins coming against ranked opponents ... Texas' season-opening streak of seven wins against ranked opponents was the longest in program history, while the seven straight matches against ranked opponents tied a UT record set in 1995 ... the Horns have defeated No. 4 Hawaii, No. 6 Nebraska, No. 10 Iowa State, No. 10 California, No. 15 San Diego, No. 19 Saint Louis, No. 23 Long Beach State and No. 24 Baylor in 2009.
HEAD OF THE CLASS
The Longhorns rank atop the Big 12 and rank third in the nation with their .315 team hitting percentage ... UT leads the NCAA in blocking with 3.21 blocks per-set ... senior All-America setter Ashley Engle ranks third in the conference in hitting with a .363 attack mark, while senior All-America outside hitter Destinee Hooker leads the league with 4.54 kills and 5.41 points per-set.