HT Adds 3 Recruits
Huston-Tillotson University is pleased to welcome Valencia Barrett, Alysia Espada and Tatyana Tyson as the newest members of HT Volleyball! Barrett, a 5'7" Setter from Dickinson High School led the Gators with 954 assists and 367 digs her senior season. In District 24-6A, she collected 1st team all-district and academic all-state awards. Espada is a 5'7" sophomore OH from Temple Junior College. She wrapped up her final season with 313 kills (59th in D1 NJCAA), 2.72 kills per set, and a hitting percentage of .207%. She received 1st team all-conference for her efforts. Tyson is a 5'10" Middle Blocker JUCO transfer from Blinn College. She attended Manvel High School where she accumulated 677 kills with a hitting percentage of .327%. She was a 6A All-District First Team selection and All-State Honorable Mention Selection.
Jade Armour Commits to HT
Armour, a 5'10" Senior Middle Blocker from Holmes High School in San Antonio signed her letter of intent. She tallied 589 kills and 220 total blocks in her career and plans to pursue a degree in Kinesiology this fall.
Robinson Earns All-American, All-Region Awards
On December 6th, the AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) announced the 2016 NAIA All-American Awards. Laycia Robinson received All-American Honorable Mention and All-Region Honorable Mention. After graduation, Laycia intends to play professionally and then pursue a career as an Elementary School Teacher.
HT Takes 5th at Conference Tournament
HT Volleyball wrapped up their 2016 season last weekend in San Antonio at the Red River Athletic Conference Tournament. They faced the University of St. Thomas in the first round as HT dominated the first set, 25-16. In set two, the Lady Rams jumped to a 18-15 lead before giving up a string of points to St. Thomas who closed out sets two and three. HT pushed the Celts deep into set four before finally falling, 27-29. The Lady Rams finish 13-13 overall and 7-7 in conference.
Lady Rams Capture 7 Awards at RRAC Banquet
The Lady Rams were well represented at the 2016 Red River Athletic Conference Volleyball Banquet. The following players received awards:
- Laycia Robinson - Front-Row Player of the Year & 1st Team All-Conference
- Savannah Borjas - 2nd Team All-Conference
- Kayla Garrett - 2nd Team All-Conference
- Maranda Washington - 2nd Team All-Conference
- Breanna Taylor - Honorable Mention
- Kat Reeves - Champions of Character
Lady Rams Qualify for Conference Tournament
HT Volleyball advances to the Red River Athletic Conference Tournament for the 2nd year in a row. The tournament will be held Nov. 11-12th in San Antonio at Our Lady of the Lake University. The Lady Rams have 3 games remaining in their regular season. They host St. Marys University on November 1st and then hit the road Nov. 4-5th to take on Texas College and Jarvis Christian College.