Erin Estep looks to make an impressive exit to her stay as a Horned Frog. One of the team's leading blockers, the Frogs will count on her enthusiasm, hard work and strength at the net to better TCU's overall performance, especially going in to the tough Mountain West Conference.
Junior Season (2004)
Estep started in all but one match her junior season, including all 13 conference contests. She led the Horned Frogs in blocks on 10 occasions, second only to teammate Anna Vaughn. Against Saint Louis, the junior blocked five attacks, tying LeMeita Smith for the most blocks in a three-game match for the season. She also tallied seven blocks against Oklahoma in front of her friends and family, the most in a four-game match by any Frog in 2004. Estep's offense consistently produced high attack averages despite the low attack tallies: she averaged over .300 in 17 matches and averaged over .400 in nine. She went without a single error in 12 matches. On the career charts at the end of her junior season, Estep ranked fifth in total blocks (199) eighth in blocks per game (0.64), and third in attack percentage (.266). Her .270 season attack average ranks eighth best in TCU history.
Sophomore Season (2003)
Estep played in 34 matches during her sophomore campaign, starting 16 of them. She had a tough match at College of Charleston in which she tallied 11 kills on 18 attacks, one ace and five digs en route to a career-high 12.0 points. Estep twice led the team in aces and in blocks on seven occasions. She also tallied double-figure kills in a match two times. Estep continued to move up the top-10 career lists finishing the season third in attack percentage (.262), eighth in blocks (135) and blocks per game (0.67).
Freshman Season (2002)
Estep had a solid first season in the Frog uniform, leading the team in blocks on 14 occasions, aces seven times, kills and attacks once. She was one of five Frogs to play in all 30 matches. Estep earned 23 starts during her freshman campaign, the first coming against Belmont at the Arkansas State Classic on August 30. At the Clemson Invitational, she had a breakout match against Coastal Carolina, setting three career highs with 20 kills, 40 attacks and seven digs. Estep had a career-best three aces at Saint Louis in mid-October and seven blocks at DePaul in early November. She broke into the TCU career top 10 for blocks per game with 0.80 (5th) and blocks with 86 (10th) in only her first campaign. Estep was one of seven Frogs to be named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Estep played at Putnam City (Okla.) High School, where she was a three-year varsity starter and two-year team captain under coach Debi Bays. She was named to all-state first team, all-conference, all-city first team and the Edmond Swing all-tournament team as a senior. She earned all-state second team and all-conference honors as a junior and was named all-conference and to the Edmond Swing all-tournament team during her sophomore season. The Daily Oklahoman listed her as the No. 1 player to watch in 2001. Estep was also been a three-year starter for the Oklahoma Wind, a national level team. A member of Spanish Club, Native American Club and PEAK, Estep served as a junior class vice-president and student council representative, while volunteering with a variety of community organizations.
Born December 8, 1983, Erin Nicole Estep is the daughter of Mark and Pam Estep. She is a pychology major at TCU. While in high school, Estep also ran track.