30 Oct

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YOUNG GUNS: HALEY ECKERMAN

NUMBERS DONT LIE, but rarely do they tell the whole story. Sports fanatics collect statistical data like memorabilia and arrange them in a way to make sense of their world. All they see is the effect, causing them to miss out on the best part of the story - the cause behind the numbers.

Some athletes obsess over how they look on paper and hunt for these numbers. Others case about how they look on the court and turn their attention to winning as many games as possible.  When Haley Eckerman first came to Texas from her home in Waterloo, Iowa, the Longhorns didn’t give her a freshman grace period.

As a 6’3” outside hitter, Eckerman’s fight to become a  starter began on day one. Her focus quickly turned to winning as many ....


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