AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Volleyball redshirt sophomore outside hitter Ashley Bannister’s season has ended due to injury. A native of Sugar Land, Texas, Bannister has dealt with various injuries throughout her three years with the program.
This season, she played in three matches and recorded 10 kills (1.67 kps) with six digs (1.00 dps) and one block (0.17 bps).
“Playing for The University of Texas Volleyball program has been a great honor and privilege,” Bannister said. “I am looking forward to cheering on the team as they continue their journey to Louisville and a national championship.”
“She has had to deal with pain on a daily basis with her shins, which has limited her ability to practice at a high level,” athletic trainer DeAnn Koehler said. “After conferring with our physicians, we did not feel medically that Ashley could continue due to the pain she was experiencing.”
“Unfortunately with all the injuries she incurred, Ashley has not been able to display the skills that made her one of the premier players when she first came to The University of Texas,” Texas head coach Jerritt Elliott said. “She has experienced numerous injuries throughout her career here. Ashley did everything that all of us asked her to do in order to get back and we feel for her. We appreciate all she has given to make this program better.”