Nov. 25, 2010
Match 28: No. 8/8 TEXAS (22-5, 17-2 Big 12) at Iowa State (20-7, 13-6 Big 12)
When: Saturday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. Central
Where: Ames, Iowa (Hilton Coliseum)
Live Stats: GameTracker
All-Time Series Record: Texas leads Iowa State, 28-3 (H: 17-0, A: 11-3, N: 0-0)
Last Meeting: Texas defeated Iowa State, 3-2 on Sept. 29, 2010 in Austin
Current Streak: Texas won the last meeting
TEXAS IN THE AVCA POLL
The Longhorns are ranked No. 8 in the most recent AVCA Division I Coaches Top 25 Poll (Nov. 22) ... Texas has now been ranked in the AVCA Top 25 for 108 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 Florida, No. 4 Stanford, No. 5 Nebraska, No. 10 Illinois and No. 16 Iowa State ... UT was No. 3 in the preseason poll.
HORNS IN THE VOLLEYBALL MAGAZINE POLL
Texas holds the No. 8 spot in the latest Volleyball Magazine Poll (Nov. 23) ... Big 12 foes in the poll include No. 5 Nebraska and No. 15 Iowa State ... three of Texas' non-conference opponents are ranked (No. 1 Florida, No. 3 Stanford and No. 11 Illinois ).
UT EXTENDS STREAK TO 14
The Horns extended their season-best winning streak to 14 matches when they defeated Texas A&M on Nov. 24 on Nov. 19 ... senior outside hitter Juliann Faucette led the Horns with 16 kills, while junior middle Rachael Adams connected for 15 kills on .737 hitting.
FAUCETTE LEADING THE WAY
Senior outside hitter Juliann Faucette headlined the Horns attack last week with 26 kills and hit at a .396 clip to earn her second-straight Big 12 Player of the Week honor and her first AVCA National Player of the Week award
LONGHORNS IN THE BIG 12 STATS
Through 19 Big 12 matches the Longhorns are blanketing the stats in conference matches and lead the league with .their 314 team hitting percentage ... junior middle blocker Rachael Adams headlines the league with a .448 attack mark and senior middle blocker Jennifer Doris is No. 2 in the conference with a .447 hitting percentage ... Adams ranks third with 1.25 blocks per-set and senior outside hitter Juliann Faucette ranks second with 4.84 points and third with 4.24 kills per-set.
TEXAS' SENIOR CLASS
This year's senior class has led Texas to a 107-15 mark in their four seasons, while posting a 73-6 record in Big 12 play ... the class has led the Horns to a pair of NCAA Regional Finals, one NCAA Semifinal, one NCAA Championship match and three straight Big 12 Conference titles ... the senior class is the winningest class in the history of UT Volleyball with its .877 career winning percentage.
KOCHER BACK AT THE HELM
Junior setter Michelle Kocher's career at Texas has been a self-described rollercoaster and she is back on the ascent since taking over for an injured Hannah Allison on Oct. 16 ... since taking the reins, Kocher has led the Horns to a .346 team hitting percentage and is averaging 13.63 assists and 2.32 digs per-set and led UT to an 11-0 record ... Kocher was a full-time starter in 2008 and won Big 12 Freshman of the Year honors en route to leading Texas to the NCAA Semifinals and joined the lineup in UT's 6-2 system midseason in 2009 to help the Horns to the NCAA Finals ... as a starter, Kocher owns a career record of 46-4 and UT has not lost a match she has started since the 2008 NCAA Semifinals.
Texas is currently riding its longest winning streak of the season with its 14-match run ... the Longhorns are also riding a 25-match home winning streak against Big 12 Conference foes, which dates back to Nov. 1, 2008.
During Texas' current 14-match winning streak it has posted some impressive numbers ... the Horns are hitting .345 during the stretch and averaging 15.92 kills per-set ... senior outside hitter Juliann Faucette has shouldered the load with 4.65 kills and 2.73 digs per-set, while hitting at a .300 clip ... junior outside hitter Amber Roberson is hitting .288 with 3.95 kills and 2.32 digs per-set
TEXAS IN THE RPI
Texas ranks No. 13 in the NCAA RPI released on Nov. 22 ... Texas opponents in the RPI include No. 1 Florida, No. 2 Nebraska, No. 4 Illinois, No. 5 Stanford, No. 19 Iowa State, No. 26 Oklahoma and No. 36 Long Beach State.
TEXAS IN THE NCAA STATS
In the most recent edition of the NCAA stats (Nov. 22) the Longhorns rank No. 4 nationally with their .303 team hitting percentage ... UT also ranks 29th in the NCAA with 2.55 blocks and 24th with 14.14 kills per-set ... senior middle blocker Jennifer Doris ranks No. 4 nationally with her .426 hitting percentage ... junior middle blocker Rachael Adams ranks No. 6 nationally with her .422 hitting percentage and 44th with 1.21 blocks per-set.