Emily Allen will step into an even more prominent offensive role in 2005 with the departure of Ellen Rehme and Dominika Szabo. Her quick, one-foot attacks on the right and up the middle land with razor precision and have gained power with each year. Also, Allen's jump float serve has become a key threat to passing defenses.
Sophomore Season (2004)
Allen shifted to the right side in her sophomore season and found much success in her new position. The only Frog to start all 32 matches (she currently rides a 67 consecutive match played streak, the eighth most straight in TCU history), she averaged a .300 hitting or higher on 15 occasions. Her eight double-double tally ranked second on the team, her double-digit digs numbering 16 (also second on the team), and her 13 matches with double-digit kills ranked fourth. She led the team in aces on 12 occasions (first on the team), and blew away the previous single-season ace mark by landing 57 for scores, leading the conference for much of the season in the same category. Her seven aces in the win over Prairie View A&M set a new TCU single-match record. She earned a place on the All-TCU Molten Invitational team after an outstanding performance of .438 to lead the Horned Frogs against San Francisco. Her standout match came against USF, when she hit 14-1-20 for a .650, the highest average of any Horned Frog during 2004. On the TCU career lists, she sits second for aces per game (0.41) and attack percentage (.282), fourth in total aces (99), eighth in kills per game (2.45), and ninth in assists (97) and kills (592).
Freshman Season (2003)
An immediate threat for the Frogs, Allen tallied the most starts of any of the freshman, garnering the nod for all 35 matches she played. During the season, she led the team in once in kills, four times in blocks and aces on nine occasions. Allen posted 11 matches with double-figure kills, and a pair with double-digit digs. She earned her first double-double versus Northeastern at the Pittsburgh Classic with 16 kills and 10 digs. In only one season, Allen put her name on several top-10 career lists for the Frogs, including attack percentage (2nd - .292), aces per game (tied for 2nd - 0.34), and kills per game (8th - 2.43). She is in the top 20 for career aces (tied for 14th - 40), kills (15th - 289), total attacks (17th - 631), and blocks per game (18th - 0.44). Allen also finished the season with the third-most matches played in a single season, the third-best single-season attack percentage, and tied for third in single-season aces per game. In addition, she broke the freshman record for matches played in a season with 35. Allen was one of nine TCU volleyball players to earn Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll accolades.
Allen played prep volleyball at San Jose's Archbishop Mitty High School under coach Bret Almazon-Cezar. Her high school team was the 2001 California Division I state champions. As a junior, Allen was named the Blossom Athletic League junior of the year and her team's "Players Award". Following her senior season, she earned fourth-team all-state honors. Coached by Daryl Kapis, she competed with Club Yahoo, and was part of the team that claimed fifth place in the nation in 2002. Allen also competed in basketball and softball while in high school.
Born on November 5, 1984, Emily Elizabeth Allen is the daughter of Mark and Selby Allen. She is a pre-major at TCU. She has two siblings, Joe and Christine.