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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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UH Notebook: Volleyball, basketball head to Texas Christian


Freshman Stephanie Aldea ended her season with a trip to the NCAA Cross Country Championships, where she finished the women’s 6K race in 22:09 to place 215th out of 252 participants on Monday.

"Stephanie has had an amazing freshman season, and to cap it off having this opportunity to race at the national championships is an experience that she’ll never forget," head coach Ryan Turner said in a press release.

Aldea is one four females to qualify for NCAA Championships in UH history and the first to do so since Christy Bench placed 94th at the meet in 1994.

Home sweet home

The UH volleyball team will close its season with a game against Texas Christian University at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Seniors outside hitter Justine Farmer and setter Kelsey King have led Houston (19-12, 10-6 Conference USA) to a 10-1 record at the Athletics/Alumni Center this year. Farmer, King and senior outside hitter Barbara Freitas will finish their college careers against the Horned Frogs.

Farmer leads the Cougars with 465 kills this season while King has a team-high 2,514 assists.

On the road again

The UH women’s basketball team will try to get its first road win of the season as the Cougars travel to Fort Worth to take on No. 22 Texas Christian University at 7 p.m. tonight.

Houston (3-1) is undefeated at home this season and is coming off a 70-64 win against Miami on Friday. Sophomore forward Courtney Taylor had a team-high 16 points and 11 rebounds against Miami, getting her third double-double of the season.


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