Oct. 7, 2010
Match 15: No. 11/11 TEXAS (9-5, 4-2 Big 12) at Kansas State (9-8, 3-3 Big 12)
When: Saturday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. Central
Where: Manhattan, Kan. (Ahearn Fieldhouse)
Live Stats: GameTracker
Internet Audio/Video: KStateSports.com
All-Time Series Record: Texas leads Kansas State, 23-7 (H: 12-3, A: 10-4, N: 1-0)
Last Meeting: Texas defeated Kansas State, 3-0 on Nov. 18, 2009
Current Streak: Texas has won the last 13 meetings
TEXAS IN THE AVCA POLL
The Longhorns are ranked No. 11 in the most recent AVCA Division I Coaches Top 25 Poll (Oct. 4) ... Texas has now been ranked in the AVCA Top 25 for 101 consecutive weeks, dating back to 2004 ... ... UT fell out of the Top 10 on Sept. 20 for the first time in 62 straight weeks ... Texas fell out of the top five on Sept. 13, snapping its 34-week streak in the top-five ... UT opponents in the poll include No. 1 Stanford, No. 2 Florida, No. 3 Nebraska, No. 6 Illinois and No. 10 Iowa State ... UT was No. 3 in the preseason poll.
HORNS IN THE VOLLEYBALL MAGAZINE POLL
Texas holds the No. 11 spot in the latest Volleyball Magazine Poll (Oct. 5) ... Big 12 foes in the poll include No. 3 Nebraska and No. 10 Iowa State ... three of Texas' non-conference opponents are ranked (No. 1 Stanford, No. 2 Florida and No. 5 Illinois ).
TEXAS IN THE RPI
Texas ranks No. 22 in the NCAA RPI released on Oct. 4 ... Texas opponents in the RPI include No. 1 Florida, No. 2 Nebraska, No. 3 Illinois, No. 6 Stanford, No. 7 Iowa State and No. 19 Oklahoma.
LAST TIME OUT
Junior Amber Roberson and Rachael Adams each posted 13 kills to lead Texas to a 3-0 sweep of Colorado on Wednesday (Oct. 6) ... Texas registered a .435 team hitting percentage on the night with Adams leading the way with her .800 attack mark ... Roberson's 13-kill outing tied her career-high and marked the second-straight match she has registered 13 kills.
ADAMS ANCHORING THE MIDDLE
Junior middle blocker Rachael Adams has continued to grow as a go-to player for Texas in 2010 ... she leads Texas in hitting percentage with a .427 mark, while ranking second in the Big 12 ... during league play she leads the conference with a .451 attack mark ... her 1.12 blocks per-set lead the Horns and rank fifth-best in the league ... Adams ranks second on the club with 2.84 kills per-set ... she began her hot streak at No. 4 Florida (Sept. 11), posting a career-best 14 kills on .455 hitting ... in her last seven matches she is averaging 3.48 kills and 1.26 blocks per-set and is hitting a team-best .452.
FAUCETTE AND DORIS IN THE UT RECORD BOOKS
The senior tandem of Juliann Faucette and Jennifer Doris is making its mark on the UT career record books ... Faucette ranks ninth all-time at UT with 1,276 kills and holds the No. 15 spot with her career .279 hitting percentage ... Faucette's 1,478.5 career points rank 16th all-time among Longhorns ... Doris is leaving her mark in the blocking books, ranking 15th with 260 block assists and 19th with 304 total blocks.
TEXAS DEALING ACES
The most productive part of the Longhorns game this season has been serving as they have averaged 1.48 service aces per-set ... Texas ranks No. 1 in the Big 12 in aces per-set and is 7-1 when registering more service aces than its opponents ... senior outside hitter Juliann Faucette is UT's best weapon from behind the service stripe and she ranks second in the Big 12 with 0.40 aces per-set, while freshman setter Hannah Allison ranks third with 0.32 aces per-set.
SUCCESS IN BIG 12 PLAY
In 14 years of Big 12 Conference play the Longhorns own a 215-68 (.760) mark in league action ... Texas' all-time Big 12 record ranks second to only Nebraska ... during head coach Jerritt Elliott's nine-year tenure, Texas has posted a 140-45 (.757) record against Big 12 foes ... the Longhorns' 19-1 record in 2007 and 2009 are their best marks since the inception of the league.
ADAMS REIGNS AS BIG 12 POW
Junior middle blocker Rachael Adams registered 4.22 points per-set and hit .473 last week to earn the first Big 12 Conference Player of the Week award of her career (Oct. 4) ... she headlined Texas' attack, averaging 3.67 kills per-set and adding a team-best 1.11 blocks per-set ... she led the Horns in points, kills and blocks in both of its matches ... in UT's 3-2 victory over Iowa State, Adams posted a career-high 18 kills and 20 points, hit at a .519 clip and posted four total blocks ... Adams was the center of the offense again in a 3-1 loss at Nebraska, registering a team-best 15 kills and hitting at a .429 clip.
TOUGH ROW TO HOE
Texas has been no stranger to tough competition in 2010 ... the Longhorns have played five of their first 14 matches against teams ranked in the Top 10 and six against Top 25 competition.