Texas beats Louisville, wins title at NCAA volleyball tournament

OMAHA, Neb. — Logan Eggleston walked to the press conference podium following the end of Texas’ volleyball season Saturday night.

That in itself wasn’t out of the ordinary. Eggleston, a team captain for the past four years, has long represented the Longhorns at season-ending sessions with the media. As a sophomore in 2019, she had to find the words to explain a stunning Sweet 16 loss to Louisville. During the pandemic season that ended in April 2021, she stared into a Zoom screen and talked about coming up short against Kentucky in the championship match. After Nebraska upended the Longhorns last season in the Elite Eight, she broke down while talking about departing UT seniors Brionne Butler and Sydney Petersen.

But on Saturday night, things were different.

Flanked by head coach Jerritt Elliott and longtime teammate Asjia O’Neal, Eggleston proudly sat on the stage at the CHI Health Center. She wore ski goggles, a celebratory T-shirt and hat and a huge smile.

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