Natalie Ventress

Natalie  Ventress


Fort Worth, Texas

High School:
North Crowley HS




Senior Trio Headed to Scouting Combine

Women's basketball seniors to show talents on Final Four weekend


TCU Stuns Iowa State in Furious Comeback, 86-84

Horned Frogs overcome 24-point second-half deficit in victory


Women's Basketball Begins Preparations for 2013-14 Season

Horned Frogs open season against Louisiana-Monroe on Nov. 9


Horned Frogs Fall to Jayhawks Friday Night

Zahna Medley led TCU with 21 points on the night.


TCU Falls to Kansas Tuesday, 74-67

The two teams will rematch Friday in Dallas.


TCU vs. SFA (WNIT First Round)

Photos by Sharon Ellman


TCU vs. Texas (Big 12 Quarterfinals)

Photos by Patrick Green


TCU vs. Kansas State (Feb. 28, 2015)

Photos by Michael Clements


TCU vs. West Virginia

Photos from TCU Women's Basketball's 73-63 win over West Virginia.


TCU vs. Kansas

Photos from TCU vs. Kansas


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

SENIOR (2014-15)

· Ended TCU career ranking in the top 10 in nine career categories, including points (1,430), field goals (480), 3-pointers (197), free-throws (273), games played (123) and starts (114).
· Averaged 10.2 points per game as a senior, becoming just the second Horned Frog in program history to average double-figure scoring in all four seasons, joining Sandora Irvin.
· Also one of just five Horned Frogs to post over 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in a career.
· Played all 32 contests during 2014-15 season with 30 starts.
· Scored in double figures in 16 contests for 68 games of 10 or more points in career.
· Set single-season career bests in 3-point percentage (.362), assists (55) and steals (39).
· Led the Big 12 in regular season in 3-point percentage (.410).
· Tallied three or more 3-pointers in six contests.
· Posted 20 points and seven rebounds against Colorado State in the OMNI Classic, going 7-of-10 from the field.
· Posted nine points, seven rebounds and five assists in win over No. 16 Oklahoma State on Jan. 10.
· Erupted for 23 points off 10-of-12 effort from the field against Oklahoma on Jan. 17.
· Tallied six points, six rebounds and four assists to help TCU top the Cowgirls for the first time in Stillwater on Jan. 24.
· Scored in double figures in eight-straight games from Feb. 1 to Feb. 24.
· Registered 10 points and five rebounds while knocking down a pair of 3-pointers in win over Texas.
· Posted 11 points and seven rebounds while going 3-of-6 from distance in win over Texas Tech on Feb. 8.
· Recorded 14 points in victory over Kansas on Feb. 17.
· Went off for 15 points, including perfect 4-for-4 effort from long range, in TCU's first-ever win over West Virginia on Feb. 24.
· Connected on three 3-point buckets in regular-season home finale against K-State on Feb. 28.
· Played career-high 41 minutes in last collegiate game at Southern Miss, posting six points and nine rebounds.

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.


• 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
2014-15 32/30 .389 .362 .723 123 55 5 39 327 10.2
Career 123/114 .372 .341 .820 531 163 24 138 1,430 11.6

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