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This school year’s top moments: No. 2 – 40-year Head Volleyball Coach Karen Chisum retires

Karen Chisum, in a black suit, claps during a volleyball game.

Sports Team

June 4, 2020

Editor’s Note: From May 25-29 and May 31-June 5, The University Star’s sports staff will break down its Top 10 moments in Texas State sports from this past school year. After 40 years as a Bobcat, head volleyball coach and Texas State icon Karen Chisum officially retired following the 2019 ...

This school year’s top moments: No. 4 – Volleyball wins second consecutive Sun Belt Tournament Championship

Texas State volleyball players celebrate a championship victory.

Sports Team

June 2, 2020

Editor’s Note: From May 25-29 and May 31-June 5, The University Star’s sports staff will break down its Top 10 moments in Texas State sports from this past school year. For the second year in a row, Texas State volleyball clinched a ticket to the NCAA Tournament after winning both the Sun Bel...

How COVID-19 changed the game for me

University Star multimedia reporter Kate Connors sits on concrete with a face mask and her camera in her hand, while staring at the camera.

Kate Connors, Multimedia Reporter

May 13, 2020

Never in life did I think I would have to temporarily say goodbye to sports due to a global pandemic. Before March 12, my life was jam-packed with social and sporting events and nights of editing photos. Now, with classes moved online, stores and restaurants closed, college students forced to move...

2019 Bobcat Volleyball Awards announced

Texas State volleyball players celebrate a championship victory.

Aidan Bea, Sports Editor

May 3, 2020

Texas State’s volleyball team took to Twitter and Instagram on Wednesday, April 29, to announce the winners of the 2019 Bobcat Volleyball Awards. The coaching staff and players voted for the award recipients, taking into account players' performances from the 2019 season and individual characters. Senior...

(Video) Women’s History Month, the perspective of Texas State athletes

(Video) Women's History Month, the perspective of Texas State athletes

Kate Connors and Katelyn Lester

March 25, 2020

To celebrate Women’s History Month, we asked Texas State volleyball and lacrosse team members about what the month means to them. The ladies also shared their views on being collegiate athletes and what women have inspired them along their journeys. In the video: Emily Huttenhower - Lacrosse...

(Video) From the Prez: Men’s basketball on ESPN2, Holle twins finale, baseball in Houston and more

Texas state sports prez Andrew Zimmel.

Kate Connors and Katelyn Lester

February 29, 2020

With big games happening across Texas State athletics this weekend, Sports Prez Andrew Zimmel is back to give you reminders, hot takes and everything else you love about sports! Video by Kate Connors and Katelyn Lester From the Prez Intro by Jaden Edison For more content, follow us on so...

(Video) From the Prez, Jan. 25, 2020

From the prez.

Andrew Zimmel and Kate Connors

January 25, 2020

There was no way the #TXST Sports Prez Andrew Zimmel was going to leave Bobcat fans hanging this weekend! He's back to give you hot takes for and reminders about the events happening across TXST athletics. Hosted by Andrew Zimmel Filmed by Kate Connors Edited by Kate Connors From the Prez ...

Smith announces departure from Bobcat volleyball

Texas State volleyball posing with a Sun Belt Champions sign.

January 1, 2020

After 18 seasons in San Marcos, former associate head volleyball coach Tracy Smith announced her decision to move on from the Bobcats in a tweet by the official Texas State Volleyball Twitter account on Tuesday. The tweet served as a goodbye to Smith, who said she will miss the San Marcos community...

Huiet promoted as head volleyball coach

Coach Sean Huiet speaking to a volleyball player.

Claire Partain, Sports Editor

December 11, 2019

Two days after 40-year head volleyball coach Karen Chisum announced her retirement, Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director Kacey Shoemake announced former Associate Head Coach Sean Huiet as Chisum's successor on Wednesday. Huiet was most recently promoted to the associate head coaching position...

Chisum retires after 40 years

Karen Chisum, in a black suit, claps during a volleyball game.

Andrew Zimmel, Sports Reporter

December 9, 2019

Head volleyball coach Karen Chisum announced her retirement on Monday after 40 seasons at Texas State. Chisum has been a San Marcos icon since her coaching career began in 1978 and made the record books as only the seventh NCAA volleyball coach to record 900 wins. Chisum said that retirement doesn’t...

Comeback efforts stopped by UCSB for first-round Bobcat loss

Texas State volleyball players celebrate a championship victory.

Cade Andrews, Sports Reporter

December 6, 2019

Hopes for a second-round redemption match against Texas were cut short as Bobcat volleyball ended their season in the first round of the NCAA tournament with a 3-1 loss to UC Santa Barbara (21-25, 21-25, 25-20, 14-25). The Bobcats finished the season 24-9 with a 15-3 record in the Sun Belt. Texas...

Bobcats look to replicate success, make history in NCAA tournament

Texas State volleyball players celebrate a championship victory.

Cade Andrews, Sports Reporter

December 4, 2019

For the second straight year, the Texas State volleyball team clinched a spot in the NCAA tournament. The Bobcats will face the Gauchos of U.C. Santa Barbara Thursday, Dec. 5th at Gregory Gymnasium in Austin, Texas. Texas State earned its spot in the playoffs after winning the Sun Belt Conference...

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