Dominika Szabo is a true all-around volleyball player. A two-time all-Conference USA honoree, she brings an international perspective to the squad. Szabo has a solid court sense and has developed her defensive game as well as being a very skilled shotmaker. She will finish her career in the top 10 on a number of TCU all-time charts.
Junior Season (2003)
Szabo's third season as a Frog was another solid campaign as she played in all 36 matches, and 124 of 126 games during the year. For the season, Szabo led the team in kills (469), attacks (1,165), aces (46), aces per game (0.37), digs (361), and digs per game (2.91). She notched double-digit kills in 28 matches, and went over the 20-kill mark four times, including 27 against Houston. Leading the team, Szabo tallied double-figure digs on 18 occasions. For the second year in a row, she paced the squad in double-doubles, earning 16. Prompted by her consistent play during the preseason tourneys, Szabo was named to four all-tournament teams (College of Charleston, Outback Wolfpack Classic, TCU Adidas Inviational and TCU Molten Invitational). Following the her stellar weekend at the Adidas Invitational, she earned the first-ever C-USA Volleyball Player of the Week honor for a TCU player. Szabo was named to the all-Conference USA third team for the second straight year. In a tough match against Grambling State, Szabo hit a whopping .842, going 17-of-19 with only one error to set the school record for single-match attack percentage. She also set the record for aces in a season with 46. In 2003, she completed the year on a number of the single-season record lists, including: aces (1st - 46), matches played (tied for 1st - 36), kills (4th - 469), digs (4th - 361), games played (tied for 4th - 124), kills per game (5th - 3.78) and total attacks (5th - 1,165), digs per game (7th - 2.91). Szabo continued to move up the career lists, finishing her junior season in the career top 10 for kills per game (2nd - 3.76), kills (3rd - 1,106), total attacks (3rd - 3,029), attack percentage (5th - .253), digs (6th - 769), consecutive matches (7th - 66), digs per game (7th - 2.60), aces (8th - 66), and aces per game (9th - 0.25).
Sophomore Season (2002)
After a somewhat disappointing freshman season, Szabo made a rousing comeback in 2002. She started 29 of 30 matches and competed in 108 of 109 games. She tallied double-figure kills in 26 matches, the same number of times she led the team in kills. On eight occasions, Szabo posted 20+ kills. During the season, she led the team in attacks 20 times, aces and digs in seven matches, blocks three times, and had a team-high 13 double-doubles. Szabo's good play put her on all four all-tournament teams the Frogs competed in prior to conference play, and earned her third-team all-Conference USA accolades. She was already in the TCU career top 10 for kills per game (1st - 3.75), attack percentage (1st - .258),kills (5th - 645), attacks (8th - 1,643), and digs per game (9th - 2.37) following her sophomore campaign.
Freshman Season (2001)
Perhaps the most dominant freshman of the 2001 class, Szabo started 16 of the 20 games she played until she suffered an ankle injury in the match at South Florida. Prior to that, she led the team in kills and aces four times each, in attacks on three occasions, in digs twice, and in blocks once. She posted four double-doubles for the season, including a 21-kill and 12-dig outing against Saint Louis. Despite not playing the entire season, Szabo's numbers put her as the career leader for attack percentage with a mark of .244. She was also in the top five for kills per game (5th - 2.69), as well as in the top 15 for career kills (14th - 172), total attacks (15th - 450), assists per game (12th - 0.23), and digs per game (9th - 2.03). She ranked at No. 18 for blocks per game (0.28), No. 19 for digs (130) and tied for 19th in blocks (18).
Szabo was named the 1999-2000 top-rated player on the Hungarian Junior National Team. She just finished competing in the Hungarian National League in which her team was ranked second overall. She earned a bronze medal in 1998-99 while competing in the Hungarian National League and a gold medal in 1997-98. She chose TCU for its excellent academic reputation.
Born on January 28, 1983, Dominika "Domi" Szabo is the daughter of Rita Kelemen and Laszlo Szabo. She is a speech/communications major at TCU. She has one brother, Dusan. She arrived at TCU in 2001 as its first international volleyball player.
Name is pronounced "DOM-ah-nee-kah SAH-bo". Her first name can also be shortened to Domi ("DOM-ee").