Junior averaged 3.24 kills per set this season
Yvonne Igodan posted 11 kills
TCU will honor its four seniors following the match
Horned Frogs are playing at Oklahoma in penultimate match
Jayhawks are coming to URC for the first time
Coach Lewis can be reached via email at email@example.com or in her office at (817) 257-7360.
Since taking on a struggling program in 2002, which had zero winning seasons prior to her arrival, Prentice Lewis has taken the TCU Volleyball program to new heights in her 11 years as the head coach.
Lewis guided TCU into the loaded Big 12 in 2012, the third conference TCU has been a member of since she has been the head coach. As the Frogs entered the league, it was coming off a 2011 season that saw the Big 12 rated as the nation's best conference, according to RPI.
Before entering the brutal conference schedule, TCU posted tournament titles at the TCU Nike Invitational and Arizona Invitational. At the Arizona Invitational, TCU went on the road and knocked off Pac-12 opponent and host Arizona.
After a 11-2 record in the nonconference season, Lewis mentored the Frogs to wins in their first two matches in Big 12 history, including digging out of an 0-2 hole in the conference opener at West Virginia for just the ninth time in her tenure.
Despite going through the usual growing pains that come with a move to a new conference and facing a school-record number of ranked opponents, TCU posted a winning record (15-14) for the eighth time with Lewis as head coach, bolstered by a win in the season finale.
Along the way, Lewis collected her 200th win at TCU in a 3-0 win over SMU on Aug. 31. She long ago became TCU's all-time winningest coach. Lewis oversaw Yvonne Igodan's continued improvement in 2012 and helped her to two Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honors and All-Big 12 honorable mention following the season.
In the three seasons that TCU has been unable to post a winning record under Lewis, two of those years saw the Frogs crippled by injuries, while the other was Lewis' first year at the helm. Her career record now stands at 212-144 (.595).
It was 2009 that Lewis' tireless work through her first seven seasons paid off as TCU earned its first-ever berth in the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the second round. It was a record-breaking year that saw the Frogs set many milestones, both as a team and individually. Lewis guided the Frogs to a school-record 27 victories and just seven losses.
Individually, Lewis coached the program's first-ever All-Americans as Kourtney Edwards, Megan Munce and Hudson earned honorable mention accolades from the AVCA. Four Frogs were tabbed as all-conference performers. Munce was named the league's Setter of the Year, while three other Frogs earned spots on the All-MWC team.
After an incredible 2009 campaign, the 2010 season presented numerous challenges as two of the team's top players suffered season-ending injuries early in the campaign. The team persevered and finished the season with a 15-16 record, while Christy Hudson became the first Frog to earn three-straight all-conference honors.
TCU returned to its winning ways in 2011, just missing a second trip to the NCAA tournament. The Frogs got off to a school-record 13-0 mark en route to a 25-7 season. It was the sixth 20-win season since Lewis' arrival. During the season, the Frogs captured four tournament titles and advanced to the semifinals of the MW tournament.
At the end of the season, Stephanie Holland became just the second Horned Frog in program history to earn conference Freshman of the Year accolades. Additionally, Kristen Hester, Jordan Raines and Sarah Joeckel earned Mountain West all-conference accolades, while Raines and Hester were also tabbed honorable mention AVCA All-West Region.
Lewis took over in 2002 and inherited a program that had just a 57-129 record in its first six six seasons. In year one, TCU competed in its first conference tournament since 1998 and posted its first members on an all-conference team.
The 2003 group earned the school's first-ever winning season with a 20-16 mark and advanced to the second round of the conference tournament for the first time. It also had a pair of players earn all-conference honors (Szabo and Anna Vaughn).
Between the 2003 and 2004 seasons, Lewis further proved her dedication to success and hard work, while battling personal challenges off the court. Lewis was forced to return to Fort Worth after being disoriented on a recruiting trip. Four days later, she had surgery to remove an inflamed abscess pressing against her brain.
Never one to be sidelined for long, Lewis was back in the office two weeks after her surgery. Armed with a helmet to protect her head, she began coaching again just a month after surgery. Doctors later implanted a plate to permanently protect her brain and allow her to stay on the sideline.
In the 2004 season following, the Frogs counted off their 100th program against Southern Miss, and Lewis tallied her 50th win in three seasons on Nov. 3 at Oklahoma. The Frogs went 23-9 for the second-straight 20-win season and most wins in a season to date. Szabo became TCU's first first-team all-conference selection in the offseason.
On Sept. 4, 2005, Lewis guided the Frogs to a 3-1 victory over Seton Hall for her 58th career win, which surpassed former head coach Sandy Troudt for the top spot on the TCU career wins list. It took her just 103 matches to get there.
Lewis went on to lead TCU to 16 wins and into a new conference (Mountain West) for the first time. The Frogs and Lewis recorded the school's first MWC win on Oct. 7 with a 3-1 victory over Air Force.
Her 2006 squad stormed out to a then-school-record 10-1 start to open the season and went on to post a 17-15 record while facing five top-20 opponents.
The 2007 team, which was bitten by the injury bug, battled to a 22-12 record and narrowly missed NCAA tournament play. The 22 wins were the second-most behind the 2004 squad that won 23 and included a win over No. 15 Colorado State in the season finale.
Lewis picked up the 100th win of her TCU career with a 3-0 victory over Alcorn State in 2007 as the Frogs earned the fourth 20-win season. She followed it with another 20-win season in 2008 that featured wins over No. 21 BYU and No. 13 Colorado State.
A tireless worker on the recruiting trail, Lewis' work ethic and drive can be attributed to her days as a player and journeywoman assistant coach before joining the Frogs. Lewis got her collegiate start at UC Irvine, where she spend three years coordinating recruiting, scouting, travel arrangements, schedule, summer camps and fundraising.
Following a four-year run at UC Irvine, Lewis left the sunny skies of Southern California for Oregon as an assistant in charge of the Ducks' defense. She ten moved on to a two-year stint (2000-01) at Florida and helped the Gators to a 28-2 record and NCAA Sweet 16 in 2001.
When she was a player as Prentice Perkins, Lewis helped Long Beach State to four Big West Conference championships and was a defensive catalyst for the 49ers' 1993 NCAA title squad. After leading the Big West Conference in service aces in 1993, she went on to become the only defensive specialist selected to the U.S. Junior Olympic Festival.
Lewis received her bachelor's degree in arts and history in December of 1995 and was the recipient of the Big West Scholar Athlete of the Year award in 1994. During her final semester at LBSU, Lewis coached the Newport Harbor High School JV team.
While Lewis spent time in the area prior to arriving as head coach of the Frogs, she and her family are happy to call the Metoroplex home.
"Jeff and I have really made Fort Worth home," Lewis said. "It's a great place to live and a great place to recruit with so many excellent athletes in the area."
Prentice married Jeff Lewis on July 29, 2000. Prentice and Jeff welcomed a daughter, Landry Madison, in February of 2011.