Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Tori Garcia, General Sports Reporter

Tori is a sophomore journalism major from Austin, Texas. Currently, she is covering softball and previously reported on volleyball for the Texan. She loves all Houston sports and claims to have the best country music playlists.

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Texas Football team waiting in South end zone tunnel before running out for week 3 game against Wyoming on September 16th, 2023.

Longhorn culture fuels Texas Football’s early season success

Tori Garcia, General Sports Reporter September 20, 2023

After the Texas Longhorns made a victory lap with their 31-10 win over the Wyoming Cowboys, the Horns were bumped up to No. 3 in the AP poll, securing their highest ranking since playing for the national...

Former Longhorn second basemen Janae Jefferson returns to Austin for pro softball journey

Former Longhorn second basemen Janae Jefferson returns to Austin for pro softball journey

Tori Garcia, General Sports Reporter July 23, 2023

Janae Jefferson, former Texas second baseman, had only left the Forty Acres for a year before deciding to return back to Austin, the place where she made a name for herself with the Texas softball program....

Texas beach volleyball welcomes Stein Metzger as head coach

Texas beach volleyball welcomes Stein Metzger as head coach

Tori Garcia, General Sports Reporter June 22, 2023

In August 2022, Texas announced that beach volleyball would become its 21st intercollegiate sport. With their first on-the-sand season this past spring at the Division 1 level and a record of 1-12, the...

No. 8 Texas softball falls short to No. 4 Tennessee, loses first game of Knoxville Super Regional

No. 8 Texas softball falls short to No. 4 Tennessee, loses first game of Knoxville Super Regional

Tori Garcia, General Sports Reporter May 27, 2023

The No. 8 Texas Longhorns approached the first game of the Knoxville Super Regional matchup on Friday against Tennessee hopeful and feeling prepared, but the reality of the outcome proved otherwise. Before...

No. 7 Texas softball advances to Big 12 Softball Championship finals

No. 7 Texas softball advances to Big 12 Softball Championship finals

Tori Garcia, General Sports Reporter May 17, 2023

No. 7 Texas snatched a 9-1 five-inning game win over Kansas to advance to the Big 12 Softball Championship finals in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Longhorns displayed a team-effort win with every player...

No. 5/5 Texas softball suffers three game win drought to No. 20/21 Baylor

No. 5/5 Texas softball suffers three game win drought to No. 20/21 Baylor

Katie Borchetta and Tori Garcia May 7, 2023

After a tough 1-9 loss in only five innings on Friday night, Texas continued to face defeat in the last two games of the series. “Right now, it’s just a bit of a struggle for us,” Texas head coach...

No. 20/21 Baylor demolishes No. 5/5 Texas softball on senior night

No. 20/21 Baylor demolishes No. 5/5 Texas softball on senior night

Tori Garcia, General Sports Reporter May 7, 2023

The final out to close No. 20/21 Baylor’s 9-1 defeat over the No. 5/5 Longhorns resulted in bittersweet emotions. Both the Texas athletes and fans were emotional at the Longhorns’ senior night that...

No. 7 Texas softball sweeps No. 3 OSU in three-game series, Reese Atwood saves Texas with two game-winning hits

No. 7 Texas softball sweeps No. 3 OSU in three-game series, Reese Atwood saves Texas with two game-winning hits

Katie Borchetta and Tori Garcia April 22, 2023

Freshman catcher and first baseman Reese Atwood displayed a dominant performance against No. 3 Oklahoma State with two walk-off runs over the weekend that ultimately allowed Texas to defeat the Cowgirls...

No. 8 softball defeats Texas State with impressive pitching by Mac Morgan

No. 8 softball defeats Texas State with impressive pitching by Mac Morgan

Tori Garcia, General Sports Reporter April 12, 2023

No. 8 Texas softball left Texas State scoreless on Wednesday in San Marcos with a 4-0 win and a dominant performance by sophomore right-handed pitcher Mac Morgan. The Longhorns faced the Bobcats earlier...

Senior Asjia ONeal jumps to hit the ball during a game against Kansas on Nov. 16, 2022. Texas won 3-0.

Texas volleyball sneak peek at 2023 roster reconstruction

Tori Garcia, General Sports Reporter April 5, 2023

With the loss of pivotal graduated seniors following their 2022 National Championship title, head coach Jerritt Elliott needed to make some crucial adjustments to the Texas volleyball program. “Every...

No. 9/8 Texas softball suffers three losses to No. 1 Oklahoma

No. 9/8 Texas softball suffers three losses to No. 1 Oklahoma

Katie Borchetta and Tori Garcia April 2, 2023

After coming off a 3–0 sweep of Texas Tech last weekend, the No. 9/8 Longhorns faced a losing weekend to No. 1 Oklahoma in a three game series. Hopes were high for the Longhorns in the first inning...

Texas triumphs over Texas Tech to kick off the Big 12 conference play

Texas triumphs over Texas Tech to kick off the Big 12 conference play

Katie Borchetta and Tori Garcia March 26, 2023

Texas softball dominated Texas Tech in the first Big 12 conference series with home wins both Friday and Saturday.  Friday evening's game started off with a home run in the first inning by the Red...

No. 9/11 Texas defeats North Texas behind Leighann Goode’s 2-run home run, 4-2

No. 9/11 Texas defeats North Texas behind Leighann Goode’s 2-run home run, 4-2

Tori Garcia, General Sports Reporter March 1, 2023

No. 9/11 softball defeated North Texas 4-2 on Wednesday at Red & Charline McCombs Field with a change of momentum in the third inning that caused the Longhorns to grasp the win. Before Wednesday’s...

Viviana Martinez’s dominant performance leads No. 9/13 Texas to 8-2 victory over No. 10/12 Virginia Tech

Viviana Martinez’s dominant performance leads No. 9/13 Texas to 8-2 victory over No. 10/12 Virginia Tech

Tori Garcia, General Sports Reporter February 25, 2023

No. 9/13 Texas softball overcame No. 10/12 Virginia Tech with an 8-2 win on Saturday at Red & Charline McCombs Field with authoritative play by freshman shortstop and second baseman Viviana Martinez....

No. 13 softball remains undefeated in Texas Classic, Leighann Goode makes Texas softball history

No. 13 softball remains undefeated in Texas Classic, Leighann Goode makes Texas softball history

Tori Garcia, General Sports Reporter February 19, 2023

On the second day of the Texas Classic, the No. 13 Longhorns remained undefeated in the tournament and overcame both Omaha and Loyola Chicago for the second time in two days on Saturday at Red & Charline...

Freshman right-handed Citlaly Gutierrez throws a pitch at home opener against Lamar University on Feb. 15, 2023.

No. 13 softball topples Lamar 8-2 in home opener

Tori Garcia, General Sports Reporter February 15, 2023

No. 13 Texas softball defeated Lamar 8-2 in its home opener on Wednesday with solid performances from its freshman newcomers. The Longhorns advanced their all-time winning record against Lamar to 6–1...

Tausili Akana to join national volleyball champ sister, Keonilei, at Texas

Tausili Akana to join national volleyball champ sister, Keonilei, at Texas

Tori Garcia, General Sports Reporter February 10, 2023

Sophomore libero Keonilei Akana lifted Texas volleyball to victory in the 2022 national championship with a service ace. Now, her brother Tausili Akana, an incoming freshman football player, will have...

Texas softball to face multiple early season tests

Texas softball to face multiple early season tests

Tori Garcia, General Sports Reporter January 30, 2023

After a 10-5 loss to the Oklahoma Sooners in the 2022 Women’s College World Series finals, Texas left without a national championship trophy held above their heads. However, former senior catcher...

Senior Logan Eggleston jumps to block the ball during a game against Kansas State on Nov. 16, 2022.

Logan Eggleston’s triumphant Texas career comes to close

Tori Garcia, Sports Reporter January 9, 2023

After five years of wearing a Longhorn jersey, with the 2022 NCAA National Championship title under her belt, outsider hitter Logan Eggleston posted a bittersweet goodbye to Texas in order to embark on...

Texas volleyball claims national championship, ends decade-long title drought

Texas volleyball claims national championship, ends decade-long title drought

Tori Garcia, General Sports Reporter December 17, 2022

With a 25-24 lead in the third set and do-or-die match point on the line for Louisville, sophomore libero Keonilei Akana delivered a service ace for Texas. A rush from the bench stormed toward the Longhorns...

No. 1 volleyball advances to Final Four after 4 set battle against Ohio State in final home game

No. 1 volleyball advances to Final Four after 4 set battle against Ohio State in final home game

Tori Garcia, General Sports Reporter December 11, 2022

For the third time this season, the top-seeded Longhorns toppled No. 3 seed Ohio State in a four-set battle on Saturday in Gregory Gym to advance to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament. The win against...

No. 1 volleyball sweeps Georgia, advances to Sweet 16

No. 1 volleyball sweeps Georgia, advances to Sweet 16

Tori Garcia, General Sports Reporter December 3, 2022

After a first-round win for top-seeded Texas volleyball and an upset from Georgia over No. 8-seed Towson on Thursday, the Longhorns faced and swept the Bulldogs in the second round of the NCAA Tournament...

2022 NCAA Volleyball Tournament preview: Texas clinches No. 1 overall seed

2022 NCAA Volleyball Tournament preview: Texas clinches No. 1 overall seed

Tori Garcia, General Sports Reporter November 30, 2022

When the 2022 NCAA Volleyball Championship bracket was announced on Sunday by the Division I Women’s Volleyball committee, the Longhorns earned the No. 1 overall seed in the tournament.   2022 marks...

No. 1 volleyball clinches Big 12 championship title with 3-1 defeat of No. 15 Baylor on senior night

No. 1 volleyball clinches Big 12 championship title with 3-1 defeat of No. 15 Baylor on senior night

Tori Garcia, Sports reporter November 20, 2022

After demonstrating dominance over No. 15 Baylor earlier in the season on Oct. 15 with a 3-1 matchup win, No. 1 Texas volleyball proved too much for the Bears once more with a 3-1 victory in Gregory Gym...

No. 1 Texas volleyball exacts revenge over Iowa State with sweep

No. 1 Texas volleyball exacts revenge over Iowa State with sweep

Tori Garcia, Sports reporter November 9, 2022

No. 1 Texas volleyball faced Iowa State for the second time this season hoping to redeem itself after the first matchup resulted in the Longhorns’ first loss of the season. On Wednesday, the Longhorns...

Texan Overtime Ep 10: Texas Volleyball VS Iowa State

Katie Borchetta and Tori Garcia November 3, 2022

In today's episode of Texan Overtime, sports reporters Katie Borchetta and Tori Garcia discuss the Oct. 19 Texas volleyball game against Iowa State and recap the Oct. 15 game against Baylor.

No. 2 volleyball sweeps Texas Tech for second time, improves to 16–1 on season

No. 2 volleyball sweeps Texas Tech for second time, improves to 16–1 on season

Tori Garcia, General Sports Reporter October 26, 2022

For the second time this season, No. 2 Texas volleyball swept Texas Tech in three sets to improve its overall record to 16–1 and 8–1 in Big 12 conference play at Gregory Gym on Wednesday. With its...

Veteran middle blocker Asjia O’Neal fuels No. 1 Longhorns with new connection

Veteran middle blocker Asjia O’Neal fuels No. 1 Longhorns with new connection

Tori Garcia, Sports writer October 20, 2022

Despite dropping its first match of the season to Iowa State on Thursday, Texas volleyball has sprinted out of the gates to a 14–1 record and is the top-ranked team in the country. Head coach Jerritt...

Sophomore outside hitter Madisen Skinner goes up to hit the ball against Denver on Sept. 9, 2022. Texas won 3 sets and took the win.

No. 1 volleyball suffers first loss of season in five-set battle against Iowa State

Tori Garcia, Sports reporter October 20, 2022

Top-ranked Texas volleyball suffered its first loss of the season to Iowa State, currently second on the Big 12 standings, in a five-set battle on Wednesday in Ames, Iowa.  For the first time since...

Texan Overtime Ep 06: Texas vs. Oklahoma Volleyball

Katie Borchetta and Tori Garcia October 17, 2022

In today's episode of Texan Overtime, Sports Reporters Katie Borchetta and Tori Garcia discuss the Sept. 24 Texas volleyball game against Oklahoma.

Logan Eggleston sets Texas volleyball program ace record, team sweeps Kansas State

Logan Eggleston sets Texas volleyball program ace record, team sweeps Kansas State

Tori Garcia, Sports reporter October 12, 2022

No. 1 Texas volleyball swept Kansas State on Wednesday and improved its unblemished season record to 13-0 in the Gregory Gymnasium. The Longhorns advanced their all-time series record against the Wildcats...

Sophomore outside hitter Madisen Skinner goes up to hit the ball against Denver on Sept. 9, 2022. Texas won 3 sets and took the win.

No. 1 Volleyball record remains unblemished with eighth sweep of season against TCU

Tori Garcia, Volleyball reporter October 5, 2022

No.1 Texas volleyball picked up its 12th win and eighth sweep of the season on Wednesday, demolishing TCU 3-0 in Gregory Gym.   Texas totaled 44 kills to TCU’s 33. Sophomore outside hitter Madisen...

No. 1 volleyball completes reverse sweep of Kansas on road to remain unbeaten

No. 1 volleyball completes reverse sweep of Kansas on road to remain unbeaten

Tori Garcia, Sports reporter September 21, 2022

In its first conference matchup of the season, No. 1 Texas volleyball needed all five sets to claim victory, clawing back after dropping the first two sets to beat the Kansas Jayhawks at Horejsi Family...

Sam Acho, former William V. Campbell trophy recipient, inducted into Texas Athletics Hall of Honor

Sam Acho, former William V. Campbell trophy recipient, inducted into Texas Athletics Hall of Honor

Tori Garcia, Sports Reporter September 20, 2022

Nine-year NFL veteran and former football standout Sam Acho was inducted into the Texas Athletics Hall of Honor on Friday, one of the most cherished traditions in Longhorns athletics.  Acho was one...

No. 1 volleyball drops first set, outlasts Houston 3-1 to remain undefeated

No. 1 volleyball drops first set, outlasts Houston 3-1 to remain undefeated

Tori Garcia, Sports Reporter September 16, 2022

For the first time since 2010, the No. 1 Texas volleyball team faced the Houston Cougars in Gregory Gym on Thursday, taking the match in four sets.   After dropping the first set to the Cougars, Texas...

No 1. Volleyball improves to 5-0 after sweeping UC Davis

No 1. Volleyball improves to 5-0 after sweeping UC Davis

Tori Garcia, Sports Reporter September 7, 2022

Facing UC Davis for the first time since 1976, the Texas volleyball team defeated the Mustangs in three sets on Wednesday at Gregory Gymnasium, continuing their undefeated season.   “We love playing...

No. 1 volleyball topples No. 4 Minnesota in home opener

No. 1 volleyball topples No. 4 Minnesota in home opener

Tori Garcia, General Sports Reporter August 31, 2022

No. 1 Texas volleyball remained undefeated after a four-set victory over No. 4 Minnesota on Wednesday at Gregory Gym.   Senior outside hitter Logan Eggleston discussed how the Longhorns were more...

No. 2 volleyball snatches second consecutive win against No. 7 Ohio State in Columbus

No. 2 volleyball snatches second consecutive win against No. 7 Ohio State in Columbus

Tori Garcia, Sports Reporter August 28, 2022

On the back of a season-opening sweep of No. 7 Ohio State, the No. 2 Texas volleyball team beat the Buckeyes in four sets Saturday night, bringing the Longhorns’ record to 2-0 on the season. The Longhorns...

Volleyball season preview: Despite offseason turnover, No. 2 Longhorns bring talented roster into 2022

Volleyball season preview: Despite offseason turnover, No. 2 Longhorns bring talented roster into 2022

Tori Garcia, Sports Reporter August 22, 2022

The Texas Longhorns’ 2021 volleyball season ended in bitter defeat after being upset by Nebraska at Gregory Gym in the NCAA Tournament. Despite falling short in the Elite Eight matchup, the Longhorns...

Former Texas guard Jai Lucas building impressive resume as coach

Former Texas guard Jai Lucas building impressive resume as coach

Tori Garcia, Sports Reporter August 3, 2022

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the August 2, 2022 flipbook. Jai Lucas, former Texas basketball guard, built success for himself playing on the court, but his subsequent coaching career...

Peyton Stearns, 2022 NCAA singles champion, embarks on professional career after Texas

Peyton Stearns, 2022 NCAA singles champion, embarks on professional career after Texas

Tori Garcia, Sports Reporter July 14, 2022

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the July 12, 2022 flipbook. With the crowd enthusiastically cheering as Texas’ Peyton Stearns pumped her fist vibrantly in celebration, the ball bounced...

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