Nov. 22, 2006
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -
The TCU Horned Frog volleyball squad will be the sixth seed in the Mountain West Conference tournament, which began Wednesday with the play-in game. TCU will take on the No. 3-seeded Colorado State Thursday with match time slated for a 1 p.m. (CST) start. The Frogs are 17-14 overall and are guaranteed to have their third winning season in the last four years.
The Frogs via the web
The TCU volleyball match can be heard live on gofrogs.com. As he has done all season, Jeff Lewis will provide the play-by-play commentary. Simply head to the volleyball page on www.gofrogs.com and click the "Live Audio" link on the sidebar to hear all of the exciting action.
The Frogs on the mtn.
For the seventh straight year, the Mountain West Volleyball Championship will be televised. The quarterfinals and semifinals will be televised by the mtn. - Mountain West Sports Network. All four of Thursday's quarterfinal matches and Friday's first semifinal contest will be shown live, with the second semifinal to be shown via same day tape delay at 9:30 p.m. (PT). For the third straight season, the MWC Tournament championship match will be shown live nationally on College Sports Television (CSTV).The championship contest will also be streamed live as part of CSTV's All-Access package, available on the CSTV (www.cstv.com) and MWC (www.themwc.com) Web sites.
TCU has played in three televised matches this season, suffering defeats in all three. The Frogs played the BYU Cougars to five games in a match that was aired live on BYU TV. The Frogs second match-up against San Diego State was shown on the mtn., as was their road match against New Mexico.
Sitting on Top
With three aces against New Mexico last weekend, Anna Vaughn claimed the top spot on the all-time career aces chart. She surpasses Tori Barlow's mark 138 aces. Also chasing Barlow's mark is Emily Allen, who needs just two to tie Barlow and three to surpass her. Allen is sitting at 134 career aces.
A year ago, the Frogs had a .180 hitting percentage. Another marked improvement on the squad is their hitting percentage of .225, which ranks fourth in the league.
Serving It Up
Always a strong suit of Horned Frog volleyball, the Frogs have tallied 237 aces this season for an average of 2.06 per game, which is first in the league. That total also ranks 27th nationally.
Digging Her Way Up The Charts
Junior Calli Corley is making her way the career charts in digs. She entered the top 10 list with a 14 dig performance against Colorado State and has steadily made the climb. She surpassed Amy
Atamanczuk in the Frogs match against Utah, moving into seventh place all-time. She needs 10 more digs to move into sixth all-time.
A Guaranteed Winner
The history of the TCU Volleyball program dates back to 1996 and since, just two coaches have guided the squad. Before the 2003 campaign, the Frogs had never had a winning season. With 17 wins this season, the Frogs are guaranteed their third winning season in the last
four years, all under the direction of Head Coach Prentice Lewis.
The Horned Frogs have significantly improved in the blocking game this season, averaging 2.43 per game, up from 2.04 in 2005. They have out-blocked their opponents 18 times this season.