KU Volleyball

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, ...

Jayhawks rising ahead of schedule

Ainise Havili, Kelsie Payne and Madison Rigdon were so talented they led Kansas to its first Final Four volleyball appearance as sophomores, when Laura “Bird” Kuhn was named national assistant coach of the year. Last season was the final one at KU for all of them, as well as for assistant ...

Kansas volleyball upsets No. 4 Texas

Texas volleyball coach Jerritt Elliott could only distance himself farther from the net as the match went on, shaking his head in disbelief throughout the night. After receiving votes in the AVCA poll, Kansas’ showdown with No. 4 Texas was even better than advertised. Kansas upset Texas with ...

KU volleyball plans to lean on defense against Texas

On the whiteboard outside the Kansas volleyball locker room of Horejsi Family Athletics Center, libero Allie Nelson wrote down five words in all caps, underlined it and signed her name next to it. “DEFENSE WINS GAMES (AND CHAMPIONSHIPS) - Allie Nelson.” The Kansas backrow of Allie Nelson ...

Hill named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

University of Kansas junior middle blocker Zoe Hill is the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced Monday afternoon. Hill was instrumental in the Jayhawks' comeback win against West Virginia (Oct. 3), tallying a career-high 11 blocks. She notched 10 blocks during the final ...

KU volleyball rallies back to top WVU in 5 sets

After being within 2 points of being swept, the University of Kansas volleyball team responded with a 43-16 scoring run to dominate in a 3-2 (22-25, 22-25, 25-23, 25-9, 15-7) win over West Virginia Wednesday night. In the fifth set, when Kansas was within 2 points of victory itself, “Grove ...

Langs named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

Kansas volleyball freshman middle blocker Rachel Langs is the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Langs registered a 14-block outing at Oklahoma, which was one block shy of the Big 12 record of 15 total blocks in a five-set match. The freshman recorded 11 of her ...

Kansas volleyball outlasts Oklahoma in 5 sets

Behind a record-setting night for freshman middle blocker Rachel Langs, the University of Kansas volleyball team defeated Oklahoma in five sets (22-25, 25-16, 18-25, 25-20, 15-10) in a league clash Wednesday at McCasland Field House. The Jayhawks (9-4, 2-0 Big 12) lost the first set before ...

KU AD Jeff Long announces another new hire

Nearing the end of his second month on the job, University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long on Tuesday announced his second major hire. And it came from a familiar place. Chris Freet, who has served as the senior associate athletics director for external operations and strategic ...

Hill named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

University of Kansas volleyball junior middle blocker Zoe Hill is the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced Monday afternoon. Hill was involved in half of the team's 32 team blocks during wins over Drake and TCU last week, totaling 15 block-assists and one solo block. Hill ...