Girls Varsity Volleyball · Emily Holder signs with UT Rio Grande Valley


On Wednesday November 13th, 2019, Emily Holder signed her National Letter of Intent to continue here academic and athletic career with The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley!

Emily Holder will continue her athletic career as a member of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley volleyball team. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley volleyball team competes at the Division 1 level and is a member of the Western Athletic Conference.

Emily Holder is a three-year varsity letter winner. Emily earned District 8-6A first team All-District as a sophomore, and the Texas Sports Writers Association All-state honorable mention team for her performance on the Belton 2017 Bi-District Champion volleyball team. As a junior, Emily earned District 12-6A Most Valuable Setter and the Belton Volleyball Best Offensive Player award. Emily’s commitment and achievements for her select volleyball team, Waco Juniors, earned her national recognition as a member of the American Volleyball Coaches’ Association Phenom program. In the summer of 2019, Emily competed on the Waco Juniors team that advanced to the USA Volleyball Junior National Championship and finished 5th overall. Emily earned a spot on the USA Volleyball Junior Nationals All-Tournament team. As a senior, Emily was selected to the American Volleyball Coaches Association Under Armour All-American Watch List. Her peers selected her as a Captain for her senior season.

Emily’s success is a result of her hours of extra work outside of school, and her commitment to improving and becoming her best version of herself. Emily’s tenacity was a driving force for the Belton Volleyball program. Her leadership, determination, and dedication will serve her well in her future endeavors both on and off the court. The Belton volleyball program would like to thank Emily for her outstanding contributions to the program, and look forward to her future success.

We are proud of you, Emily, and wish you many blessings as you begin this next step in your life.