Tori Barlow is the returning, starting setter. She will have to use her experience to pull the 2003 Frogs to the next level. Being one of four upperclassmen, she must help the younger players push for success. One of the best athletes on the team, Barlow is quick and competitive.She could crack the top-five career list if she plays in 77 games, and the top 10 if she competes in 14 matches.
Starting all 30 matches in 2002, Barlow was the Frogs’ primary setter. She played in all but two games (107 of 109 possible) during the Frogs’ 12-18 season. During the Arkansas State Classic, Barlow earned MVP honors after helping TCU to a perfect 4-0 start. Against Nicholls State, she set the fourth-best all-time mark for assists in a match as she tallied 68 versus the Colonels. Barlow had a solid overall match at Conference USA opponent Memphis as she set new career highs for kills (9), attacks (22) and digs (21). She led the team in assists 28 times, aces on eight occasions, blocks twice and digs once. She cracked double-figures for digs in seven matches and had 20+ digs one time (at Memphis) during the season. Barlow ended 2002 in the TCU career top-10 for consecutive matches (5th - 91), games played (8th - 329), attack percentage (6th - .223), digs (10th - 554), aces (4th - 72), and aces per game (7th - 0.22). She tallied seven double-doubles during her junior campaign. Barlow was one of seven players to earn Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll accolades.
Barlow broke into the starting lineup for the Frogs in 2001, sharing starts with senior Lindsay Hayes. She was one of four Frogs to play in all 28 matches during the season. Barlow had a breakout match against New Hampshire during the IKON Husky Classic as she set then-new career bests for attacks (7), assists (42) and digs (16). She led the squad in assists on 12 occasions in 2001. She also led the team in digs twice and aces three times. Barlow finished the 2001 season in TCU’s career top 10 in consecutive matches (6th - 61), assists (3rd - 612), assists per game (4th - 2.76), aces (T8th - 48), and aces per game (7th - 0.22). She earned her first double-double against New Hampshire with 42 assists and 16 digs, and completed the season with four double-doubles.
Barlow was one of six Frogs to play in all 33 matches during the season—all of the others were juniors or seniors. She saw playing time in 119 games. Against Cal State-Fullerton on September 16, she set a personal best for assists with 34. Barlow had 10 digs at WAC-foe Hawai’i (October 7). Five aces at Miami (Ohio) on September 1 put her name on the match record list for aces.
Barlow played for Janet Tingle at Oak Ridge High School. In her senior season, Barlow led Oak Ridge to a Texas 4A State Championship match appearance. She was named district 18-4A Most Valuable Player en route to being honored as a first team all-state performer. Barlow was also named to the Texas Girls’ Coaches Association All-State team and was a TGCA Academic All-State honoree. She was also a three-time all-district selection. Barlow played for Club Texas and coach Debbie Sokol. She chose TCU ahead of Texas, Washington and Emory.
Born December 27, 1981, Victoria “Tori” Barlow is the daughter of Buzz and Shaaron Barlow. She is a business/marketing major at TCU.