KU Volleyball

Kansas Athletics shifts health care oversight from KU’s campus to medical offices

Forty Kansas Athletics employees specializing in sports medicine are now reporting to actual doctors and medical professionals instead of KU administrators. Through a collaboration with The University of Kansas Health System and LMH Health, Kansas Athletics on Wednesday morning announced the ...

Local volleyball athletes to participate in tryouts for national team

Ten volleyball student-athletes from Lawrence will participate in the 2019 U.S. Women’s National Team open tryouts, which are set to take place this weekend in Colorado Springs, Colo. Six current Kansas volleyball student athletes are each set to head to the U.S. Olympic Training Center for ...

KU volunteer assistant volleyball coach arrested on suspicion of burglary

Updated story - Charges allege that KU women’s volunteer volleyball coach burglarized homes, stole underwear for over a year A volunteer assistant coach for the University of Kansas women’s volleyball team was arrested and charged with a felony this week, not long after resigning his ...

Former UCLA assistant Kaitlin Nielsen joins KU volleyball

Kaitlin Nielsen, former assistant volleyball coach at UCLA, has been named assistant coach at Kansas, KU volleyball head coach Ray Bechard announced Wednesday. Nielsen replaces Maggie Bowen, who returns to her role as director of operations after a one-year stint as assistant coach. "We are ...

KU volleyball players earn Big 12 honors

Four Kansas volleyball players netted league honors, the Big 12 conference announced Monday afternoon. Jada Burse (first), Gabby Simpson (second), Ashley Smith (second) and Rachel Langs (rookie) were all recognized for their play this season. Burse led Kansas in kills (374), kills per set ...

KU volleyball drops five-set thriller to Sooners on Senior Day

On a day celebrating the careers of two Kansas seniors, Kansas volleyball fell 3-2 in a five-set thriller to Oklahoma inside Horesji Family Athletics Center. With the loss, KU closed out the 2018 regular season with a 15-12 overall record, including 8-8 in Big 12 Conference play. The Jayhawks ...

Kansas volleyball drops match to Iowa State

Despite a productive first set by Ashley Smith, the University of Kansas volleyball team suffered a sweep at Iowa State Wednesday evening. Smith logged 10 kills in the first set and made the Iowa State (15-13, 8-7 Big 12) defense look uncomfortable when the junior outside hitter would strike. ...

KU volleyball falls to TCU in Texas

Despite a competitive first set, Kansas volleyball suffered a 3-0 loss to TCU at the TCU Recreation Center Saturday afternoon. TCU claimed a 25-20 win over the first set, which featured 12 ties between the two teams. The Horned Frogs then notched a 25-19 win in the second set, while recording ...

KU volleyball surrenders 2-set lead in loss to Kansas State

Kansas coach Ray Bechard didn’t even need radio play-by-play broadcaster Jackson Schneider to finish his postgame question. “After a match like this, when you started off so well, you kind of faded towards the end,” he began. “How do you ...” “Faded?” Bechard interrupted. ...

FSHS senior Rachel Hickman signs to play for KU volleyball

Free State senior Rachel Hickman knew Wednesday was different when she woke up in the morning. Hickman has known since September of 2016 that she would eventually be playing collegiate volleyball at the University of Kansas, as that was when she announced her verbal commitment. Hickman has ...

KU volleyball falls to No. 5 Texas

After upsetting then-No. 4 Texas earlier this season, Kansas volleyball (15-8, 8-4 Big 12) was not able to duplicate the feat when it faced the No. 5 Longhorns (17-4, 12-1) Saturday in Gregory Gymnasium. Texas claimed a 3-1 win over KU to split the season series. Texas earned the opening set ...

KU volleyball finishes off season sweep of Texas Tech

After falling in the third set to Texas Tech, Kansas volleyball (15-7, 8-3 Big 12) earned a victory (25-19, 25-15, 19-25, 25-21) in the fourth to complete a season sweep of the Red Raiders (16-9, 5-6 Big 12) at Horejsi Family Athletics Center Saturday night. The victory over the Red Raiders ...

KU volleyball rebounds with win at West Virginia

The University of Kansas volleyball team snapped its three-game skid with a four-set victory over West Virginia (25-22, 21-25, 30-28, 25-13) Wednesday night at the WVU Coliseum. The Jayhawks (14-7, 7-3 Big 12) held the Mountaineers (10-13, 2-8 Big 12) to a .229 hitting percentage while ...

KU volleyball swept at Baylor

The Kansas volleyball team dropped its third consecutive match on Saturday in Waco, Texas, falling to Baylor 25-21, 25-21, 25-17. Kansas (13-7, 6-3 Big 12) couldn't find an answer for a potent Baylor (14-7, 6-4 Big 12) offense that recorded a .296 hitting percentage in Saturday's sweep. The ...

KU volleyball falls to Iowa State

The Kansas volleyball team suffered its second straight loss Saturday afternoon at Horejsi Family Athletics Center when Iowa State took the match in straight sets (25-16, 25-23, 25-16) during a clash between conference foes. Kansas (13-6, 6-2 Big 12) was forced to alter its game plan early ...

KU’s volleyball win streak snapped in Manhattan

Over the past month, No. 22-ranked Kansas leaned on its defense to rattle off nine-straight victories. Kansas State used a .242 hitting percentage to knock off Kansas in four sets (25-19, 23-25, 25-21, 27-25) Wednesday at Ahearn Field House. The defeat was the first for the Jayhawks (13-5, ...

KU volleyball sweeps Texas Tech, extends winning streak to nine matches

The Kansas volleyball team extended its winning streak to nine matches by sweeping Texas Tech, 25-22, 25-22, 25-19 Saturday in Lubbock to remain in first place in the Big 12. The Jayhawks (13-4 overall, 6-0 in conference) set a three-set match record with 16.5 blocks and held Texas Tech (15-6, ...