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Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

All content by Alexandra Carreno

Students get back on saddle with Texas’ equestrian club

Alexandra Carreno May 6, 2011

For neurobiology junior Ethan Galis, the prospect of giving up his passion for riding horses upon attending college was difficult to imagine. Instead, Galis found a way to fill that void: the...


Reed wants a shot at current national champions

Alexandra Carreno May 5, 2011

For Cokie Reed, watching the Texas A&M women’s basketball squad win this year’s NCAA Championships brought back a feeling she has known since she begun her athletic career — competitiveness. “It’s...

Horn’s season ends with another close defeat

Alexandra Carreno March 21, 2011

It’s back to the drawing board for the Texas women, who now have the entire offseason to reminisce about a season marked by the occasional triumph and more common disappointment. For the third...

Horn’s season ends with another close defeat

Alexandra Carreno March 21, 2011

It’s back to the drawing board for the Texas women, who now have the entire offseason to reminisce about a season marked by the occasional triumph and more common disappointment. For the third...

After a mediocre season, does Texas deserve to dance?

Alexandra Carreno and Sameer Bhuchar March 11, 2011

<strong> Yes </strong> Nineteen to 13. Yes, you read that correctly. The Longhorn women believe that record is enough for an NCAA bid. You know, it’s alright to question the...

Horns fall to Texas A&M in conference quarterfinals

Alexandra Carreno March 10, 2011

In what was their last chance to prove their worth to the NCAA selection committee, the Longhorns couldn’t make it past the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Championships, as they fell to a well-rested...

Longhorns face must-win situation tonight

Alexandra Carreno March 8, 2011

For Texas head coach Gail Goestenkors, finishing the regular season off strong was the ultimate goal. But when her squad went 1-1 in its last two games, the Longhorns’ outlook on their future...

Big 12 season ends with one-point loss at Oklahoma State

Alexandra Carreno March 7, 2011

In a season marked by ups and downs, the Longhorns’ hopes of finishing off their regular season on a high note were dashed as they lost 68-67 in a nail-biting comeback effort at Oklahoma State...

Women’s basketball: Texas falls to 6-6 in conference play

Alexandra Carreno February 20, 2011

Poor shooting and excessive turnovers plagued Texas Saturday night as the team lost to 14th-ranked Oklahoma 91-62. The Longhorns (17-9, 6-6 Big 12) entered Saturday’s game fresh off a win...

Anderson brings energy, scoring punch down the stretch

Alexandra Carreno February 16, 2011

For Texas, Tuesday night’s game was a chance for the Longhorns to redeem themselves. But after a lethargic first-half start, junior Yvonne Anderson took the reigns, steering her squad to victory. “I...

Horns look to start new streak tonight against Nebraska

Alexandra Carreno February 15, 2011

Texas is looking to rebound after its five-game win streak was snapped in a blowout loss to Baylor on Saturday. The loss against the top-ranked team unmasked a number of Texas’ (16-8, 5-5)...

Texas takes streak to Waco against Bears

Alexandra Carreno February 11, 2011

Compare the Longhorns’ play this month to that of last month and it will seem as if something doesn’t really add up. But don’t be fooled by Texas, the current holder of a five-game...

Young guard leads Horns into tough road stretch

Alexandra Carreno February 9, 2011

To cope with this season’s struggles, Texas has compartmentalized its schedule into smaller segments to avoid looking too far ahead. “We talked about how we were going to run this [season]...

Rebounds, ball control crucial in win

Alexandra Carreno February 7, 2011

For Texas, rebounding consistently has been a struggle. But Saturday, the Longhorns (15-7, 4-4 Big 12) won the rebound battle against Kansas, doing so for the first time since their mid-January loss...

Longhorns win third straight behind Fussell

Alexandra Carreno January 31, 2011

It took the Longhorns a few games to get into a rhythm, but Sunday’s 67-50 win over Colorado marked their third consecutive win against a Big 12 opponent. Coming off a big win over Texas Tech...

Return of fifth-year senior welcome addition to team

Alexandra Carreno January 28, 2011

Kristen Nash has some unfinished business with the Longhorns. For the fifth-year senior, being given a second chance to return to Texas has great meaning. “I’m just doing whatever...

Longhorns rack up boards, earn second conference win

Alexandra Carreno January 27, 2011

The Longhorns ventured into hostile Red Raider territory Wednesday night and handed Texas Tech its first home loss of the season, 75-67, thanks to a strong rebounding effort. “It’s all...

Fussell sparks first Big 12 win despite shaky second half

Alexandra Carreno January 24, 2011

For a team that has been lacking in the win department, a win, whatever way it may come, is a win. “We needed a win to gain some confidence,” said head coach Gail Goestenkors....

Lady Longhorns feel the heat, look to climb out of slump

Alexandra Carreno January 21, 2011

In the midst of a four-game skid, the Longhorns have every right to be frustrated. “I’m just extremely disappointed,” Texas coach Gail Goestenkors said. “We have to start...

Texas looks to win first Big 12 match, eliminate turnovers

Alexandra Carreno January 19, 2011

For the Longhorns, finding a light at the end of the dark tunnel of this season has been difficult. But tonight, that light could come in the form of proper decision making in a critical conference...

Horns look to end turnover woes

Alexandra Carreno December 8, 2010

The last two games have been tough losses for No. 21 Texas. Returning to the Frank Erwin Center today for a two-game home stand could be just the remedy needed for an ailing Longhorns squad. Texas’...

Intense film study to help fix errors against Spartans

Alexandra Carreno December 3, 2010

After a tough loss on Sunday against Stanford, No. 17 Texas (4-1) is ready to rebound. Spending the off week reviewing footage and trying to learn from mistakes, head coach Gail Goestenkors has confidence...

Stanford too strong for young Longhorns

Alexandra Carreno November 29, 2010

Only five games into their season, the No. 16 Longhorns continue to use every game as a stepping stone from the previous one. Reiterating the positives and learning from the mistakes have been some...

Freshman Fussell in starting lineup, shining with Texas

Alexandra Carreno November 24, 2010

While the women’s basketball team may be a youthful squad, recent wins have proved that confidence and youth can go hand-in-hand. An impressive season-opening home stand has done wonders to...

Fifth-year retires racquet for hoops

Alexandra Carreno November 19, 2010

Sarah Lancaster may be a fresh face to the women’s basketball squad, but she lacks no experience in representing the Longhorns on the athletic stage. A four-year women’s tennis player,...

Bass leads Horns off bench in blowout

Alexandra Carreno November 17, 2010

After last Friday’s season opener, Texas head coach Gail Goestenkors made her needs clear. She needed her bench players to come in with the same focus and intensity as if they were starting. One...

Texas looks to sprint past opponents

Alexandra Carreno November 16, 2010

Forced to readjust in the off-season, the speedy offense has proven key to Texas. But confirming they’re capable of adapting to the speedy offense comes with the need for a defensive mindset as...

Season opener tests resilience

Alexandra Carreno November 12, 2010

Resilience. It is a quality the Longhorns have learned to identify themselves with in this year’s off-season, and with this resilience, the team has grown closer and stronger. “We have...

Well-conditioned team intends to run and gun

Alexandra Carreno November 8, 2010

Head coach Gail Goestenkors understands what it takes to be creative. With the loss of players to both graduation and injury this season, Goestenkors and her players have readjusted where necessary,...

Giants take World Series lead at home

Alexandra Carreno October 28, 2010

The beer was flowing and the chips and queso were plentiful. Rangers faithful came out by the dozens Wednesday night to cheer for their team in game one of the World Series, which Texas lost 11-7 to...

Rowing team looks to improve despite winning spring season

Alexandra Carreno October 8, 2010

Texas rowing is gliding into their fall season on the heels of a spring filled with wins. But they feel like they could do better. “We weren’t actually very happy with how we ended up...

Sooners return injured players

Alexandra Carreno October 6, 2010

Coming off its win over Texas, No. 6 Oklahoma is readily welcoming a bye week. “It’s a really good time to have it, simply to rest and regroup and get ready for the second half of the...

Longhorns share court, wins

Alexandra Carreno March 22, 2010

The roars from the crowd could be heard from both sides of the Penick-Allison Tennis Center on Sunday afternoon as both Texas’ men’s and women’s tennis teams battled it out for match...

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