Allison Lynch is one of the strongest athletes on the squad ? both physically and emotionally for the team. She has an intuitive understanding of the game and the competitive spirit to make her an outstanding player. Lynch is a good jumper which gives her an edge as a blocker. She has the capability to move up several career lists this season including consecutive matches (needs 8 to move into first), games played (first is 438 by Jill Pape), kills (275 will move her into third). In addition, Lynch will add to her all-time block title. The freshman class adds a new twist in the TCU system and Lynch will be pushed to become an even better player.
Lynch played in 33 matches, 121 games, and turned into a record setting machine during 2000. She became the all-time blocks leader with 331, and set the single-season record for blocks per game with 1.32. Lynch finished 3rd in the WAC for season blocks. She added her name to the career top 10 in nine categories including matches played (8th with 92), consecutive matches (4th with a current 89), games played (5th with 324), attack percentage (4th with .217), kills (4th with 707), kills per game (5th with 2.18), total attacks (4th with 1,843), blocks (1st with 331) and blocks per game (3rd with 1.02). Lynch set new career highs in assists (2 for a third time) and blocks (11 twice during the season). She was also called on as a leader for the Frogs. Lynch had an outstanding game versus Nevada (Oct. 28) when she had 29 total attacks and 11 blocks.
Starting off the season strong, Lynch did some things that had never occurred at TCU, recording some extremely high attack percentage totals over the season. While hampered by a nagging injury late in the season, Lynch was still able to record the second-best season attack percentage in school history (.259) and moved into the lead for career attack percentage, improving her totals to .238. Defensively, Lynch also set the season school best for total blocks with 95, moving her into third all-time at TCU with 171. Her accuracy early in the season combined with a high volume of kills led her to a pair of all-tournament teams (Jayhawk Classic, TCU Invitational). At the Oregon State Volleyball Showcase, Lynch played well enough to make the all-tourney squad were it not for four TCU losses. In that event, she tallied 49 kills, missing 14 times in 112 attempts for a .313 accuracy percentage. Lynch, however, performed even better at the Jayhawk Classic where TCU won two-of-three matches. She hit .358 for that tournament with 11 blocks. Again, she outshone her previous effort at TCU?s own tournament. She earned her way on to the all-tournament squad with a .515 hitting percentage and 15 blocks. In the first match of that tourney, Lynch aided the Frogs to a four-game triumph over Stephen F. Austin State with 18 kills in 30 attempts. The next match against Colgate, Lynch landed a mere seven kills. In the finale of the event, Lynch set the TCU single-match school mark for accuracy with an .813 percentage, landing 13 of her 16 attempts with no misses. Lynch proved to be as accurate as the season progressed. Nine times during the season, Lynch had a hitting percentage above .300 and three times she topped the .500 mark. Additionally, Lynch had 11 matches in which she landed more than 10 of her attacks. With accuracy a part of Lynch?s game, she had five matches in 1999 with no attacking errors.
Lynch started nine matches and played in all 30 matches. She led the team with a .216 attack percentage and with 76 blocks on the season. Lynch made her TCU debut on Sept. 1 in a four-game win over North Texas, but didn?t really have an effect on the TCU rotation until her first start on Sept. 12 at Houston. In the 2-3 loss, Lynch landed 15 kills. By the middle of the season, Lynch become a regular performer on the TCU front line. She knocked down 14 kills in 31 attempts in a 1-3 loss to Texas-Arlington on Oct. 3. She put away 11 of her 28 attacks in a four-game loss to SMU on Oct. 30. She landed 11 kills on Nov. 19 in a three-game loss to Rice. Put away 18 kills two nights later in the season-ending 3-2 win at Tulsa.
A four-year letterwinner at Malcolm High School in Lincoln, Neb., Lynch was an All-Conference and Academic All-State selection in 1996 and 1997. She was honorable mention All-State in 1996 and second team All-State in 1997. She played club volleyball with the Lincoln Juniors.
Allison Christine Lynch was born on Sept. 26, 1979. Lynch is a communications major.