Natalie Ventress
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Natalie Ventress

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fort Worth, Texas

High School:
North Crowley HS

Height:
5-10

Position:
G


CAREER HONORS


• First Team All-Mountain West Selection (2011-12)
• Mountain West Freshman of the Year (2011-12)
• Seven-time TCU Female Athlete of the Month

JUNIOR (2013-14)


• Started 26 of 31 contests played during 2013-14 campaign.
• Averaged 11.6 points per game, ranking 17 in the Big 12, with 4.5 rebounds per contest.
• Shot a career-best 40 percent (131-327) from the field and 85 percent (51-of-60) from the free-throw line.
• Connected on 48 3-pointers on 153 attempts (.314) and drained three or more treys in six contests.
• Scored in double figures in 19 games and 15 or more points on eight occasions.
• Led TCU in scoring in eight contests.
• Tallied 10 points and matched career best with nine rebounds against Texas State.
• Tallied 14 points and nine boards against Florida Gulf Coast in the Hardwood Tournament of Hope in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Was 4-of-7 from the field and 5-of-6 from the charity stripe.
• Closed out the tournament with 14 points off a 6-of-11 effort against No. 16 Purdue.
• Averaged 16.7 points over the next three contests against Stephen F. Austin, UTPA and Abilene Christian while shooting a combined 54 percent (19-of-35) from the field.
• Drained a go-ahead 3-pointer with just over a minute remaining in TCU's comeback win over Kansas.
• Tallied 14 points and three steals at Oklahoma, going 4-of-8 from 3-point range.
• Posted 15 points off 5-of-10 effort from the field against No. 20 West Virginia.
• Erupted for 20 points against Texas Tech, going 7-of-13 from the field and 4-of-4 from the charity stripe.
• Drained the first of three 3-pointers against Kansas State to hit the 1,000-point threshold for her career. Finished with 15 points against the Wildcats.
• Rattled off 20 points, highlighted by 4-of-6 effort from long range, as TCU topped Oklahoma in the regular-season home finale.
• Shined in the opening round of the Big 12 Championship against Texas Tech, posting 18 points off a 6-of-10 performance from the field and perfect 6-of-6 effort from the free-throw line.
• Closed the season with 14 points at Colorado in the opening round of the WNIT.
• Converted 30 of final 32 free-throws (.938) of the season.

SOPHOMORE (2012-13)


• Ranked 38th in the NCAA in free throw percentage, shooting 84.3 percent from the charity stripe.
• Finished second on the team in scoring, averaging 11.3 points per game, which ranked 20th overall in the Big 12.
• Also finished third in the league in free throw percentage and 14th overall in 3-point field goals made per game (1.53).
• Led TCU in scoring 11 times on the season, while scoring in double-figures 16 times on the year.
• Ventress hit the 20-point mark five times in 2012-13.
• Recorded a career high with 27 points against Oklahoma, including 23 in the first half.
• Posted 24 points, including six 3-pointers, at Oklahoma State.
• Came up big at the line in win over Oklahoma State, making 5-of-6 free throws.
• Recorded 20 points against UCF.
• Posted team-high 19 points while grabbing seven boards in 35 minutes of action at Texas State.
• Led Frogs with 19 points on 5-of-10 shooting against Georgia.
• Tied a career-best with nine rebounds against Houston.
• Posted three steals and made all eight free throw attempts in win over SMU.
• Closed the year scoring 16 points, all in second half, against Texas.
• Also hit the 20-point mark against West Virginia, netting 21 at the DMC.

FRESHMAN (2011-12)


• Put together one of the top freshman seasons in program history.
• Became the first Horned Frog to earn Mountain West Freshman of the Year since former Frog and current professional Helena Sverrisdottir did so in 2007-08.
• By collecting first team accolades, she not only became the first Horned Frog in program history to earn first team MW honors as a true freshman, but also the first in the Mountain West since Utah's Kim Smith did so during her rookie campaign in 2002-03.
• Scored in double-figures in 11 of the 14 conference games and 18 overall.
• Lone freshman in the conference and one of only two players overall to have six games of 20 or more points during conference play.
• Finished the regular season ranked No. 15 amongst all freshman scorers in the NCAA and No. 8 in conference games only nationally.
• Led TCU in scoring 18 times, including seven games of 20 or more.
• Closed the season becoming the first freshman to lead TCU in scoring (13.4 ppg) since Jill Sutton tallied 13.3 for the 1997-98 campaign.
• Was one of only two freshmen in the country to post two-straight halves of 20 or more points.
• Posted three-straight games of 23 or more points at Colorado State (23), at UNLV (25) and against Boise State (23).
• Finished second in conference games in scoring, averaging 17.0 points per game, while also ranking third in free throws percentage (.870), fifth in three-point field goal percentage (.410) and second in three-point field goals made (2.4).
• Opened her TCU career scoring 16 points at Georgia.
• Started all but two games for the Frogs during her freshman season.
• Became only the seventh freshman under head coach Jeff Mittie to start a season-opener at TCU.
• Set or tied career-highs in scoring (21), assists (3), three-pointers made (3) and blocks (3) against NC State.
• Led TCU with 20 points against Colorado State, marking the second game of 20 + points in her career.
• Scored a then career-high 23 points against UNLV, while playing a career-high in minutes with 39.
• Continued her strong play in conference action with 18 points at Wyoming.
• Poured in 23 points on 8-of-13 shooting at Colorado State, tying her then career-high output, while knocking down 4-of-6 from behind the arc.
• Set a career-high with 25 points at UNLV in 39 minutes.
• HScored 23 points, including 7-of-8 from the free throw line against Boise State • Filled the stat line against Air Force with 17 points, six rebounds and two steals • Notched 18 points at New Mexico, while grabbing a new career-high nine boards.
• Had a solid night against Wyoming with 10 points, five boards and four assists.

NORTH CROWLEY HIGH SCHOOL


• Ranked as the No. 91 overall prospect in the country by ESPN/HoopGurlz Hot 100.
• After a solid senior season, Ventress was not only named the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Player of the Year, but was also a McDonalds All-America nominee.
• Earned first-team all-area by the Dallas Morning News, while being named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association All-Star team.
• Ventress sat at No. 103 according to All-Star Girls Report and as the 82nd best player in the country by Dan Olson Collegiate Girls Report.
• Ventress also ranked among the top 100 players in the nation and was No. 12 overall in the state of Texas according to Premier Basketball Report.
• Also the fourth-best guard in the state of Texas and ranked No. 30 overall among guards nationally according to ESPN/HoopGurlz.
• Texas Girls Coaching Association all-state honoree as a junior and senior.
• Earned first-team all-district accolades and District 3-5A MVP honors.
• Averaged over 15 points during her high school career.
• Also excelled in the classroom at North Crowley earning academic all-district accolades multiple times in both volleyball and basketball.

Season GP/GS FG% 3PT% FT% Reb Ast Blk Stl Points PPG
2011-12 30/28 .364 .356 .840 136 48 11 35 402 13.4
2012-13 30/30 .334 .333 .843 134 30 3 31 340 11.3
2013-14 31/26 .401 .314 .850 138 30 5 33 361 11.6
Career 91/84 .367 .334 .843 408 108 19 99 1103 12.1


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