Irene Hester

Irene  Hester


Fort Worth, Texas

High School:
Boswell High School





TCU Defeated UNLV 3-1

The Frogs picked up their first MWC win of 2010.

2009 (Junior):
• Appeared in all 34 matches, made 20 starts and played in 125 sets.
• Ranked second on the team with 295 kills, an average of 2.36 per set.
• Led the team with 984 total attempts.
• Her 23 services aces were third-most on the team.
• Tallied 283 digs, an average of 2.26 per set, ranking fourth on the team.
• Racked up 14 double-digit kill matches and 13 double-digit dig matches.
• Posted six double-doubles, five of which came in league play.
• Averaged 2.50 kills per set and 2.84 digs per set in conference play.
• Led the team in kills on three occasions, in attacks 16 times, aces six times, digs twice and blocks twice.
• Notched her first double-digit kill match with 14 against Loyola Marymount on Aug. 29.
• Posted a season-high .375 attack percentage (14-2-32) in the contest with five digs and three block assists.
• Tallied 12 kills each in matches against Baylor (Sept. 1) and New Hampshire (Sept. 4).
• Hit .353 (7-1-17) and tallied two service aces vs. Long Island on Sept. 5.
• Tallied 13 kills in a win over UConn on Sept. 5 en route to earning all-tournament accolades.
• Had 12 kills at SMU on Sept. 8.
• Recorded her first double-digit dig (12) match on Sept. 16 in a win over New Mexico.
• Tallied her first double-double of the season on Sept. 18 against Tulsa with 10 kills and 16 digs.
• Served up a career-high three aces and tallied 14 digs at UT Arlington on Sept. 19.
• Fell a kill shy of a double-double at Wyoming with nine kills and 10 digs.
• Posted her second double-double of the season with 10 kills and 14 digs against San Diego State on Oct. 3.
• Tallied a career-high 18 digs at Utah on Oct. 8.
• Recorded 10 kills and eight digs in a win over UNLV on Oct. 15.
• Had three straight contests with at least 10 digs (13 vs. Colorado State, Oct. 22; 11 vs. Wyoming, Oct. 24; 10 at San Diego State, Oct. 29).
• Notched her third double-double of the season on Oct. 29 at San Diego State with a season-high 15 kills and 10 digs.
• Had three straight double-doubles against Utah (Nov. 7), at UNLV (Nov. 14) and against New Mexico (Nov. 20).
• Posted 10 kills and 10 digs against Utah, 12 kills and 12 digs at UNLV and 13 kills and 11 digs against New Mexico.
• Smashed 13 kills and hit .297 (13-2-37) in a win at Long Beach State (Nov. 27).
• Tallied eight kills, 17 digs and three blocks in a win over UC Irvine (Nov. 28).
• Had nine kills in the Frogs' NCAA first-round win over Rice on Dec. 3.

2008 (Sophomore)
• Played in 31 matches and made 22 starts.
• Posted career highs in kills (228), aces (24), digs (156) and blocks (25).
• Racked up seven double-digit kill games and four double-digit dig matches.
• Notched two double-doubles on the season (Sept. 20 vs. North Carolina and Oct. 25 against UNLV).
• Led the team in kills three times, 10 times in aces, twice in digs and twice in blocks.
• Ranked ninth in the league with an average of 0.23 aces per game.
• Set a career-high with 17 kills against UMKC on Aug. 30.
• Hit a blistering .600 (13-1-20) against Prairie View A&M on Sept. 6.
• Followed up with 16 kills on 34 swings against UT-Pan American, earning her tournament MVP honors.
• Was instrumental in helping the Frogs defeat North Carolina with 11 kills, 15 digs and three blocks.
• The 15 digs against the Tar Heels established a new career high.
• Racked up 12 kills in a win over San Diego State on Sept. 27.
• Drilled a career-high four aces in win over UNLV on Oct. 25.

2007 (Freshman)
• Played in 32 matches and appeared in 85 games.
• Tallied 152 kills in her first season, an average of 1.79 per game.
• Served up 11 aces and pitched in with 12 assists.
• Picked up 111 digs, an average of 1.31 per game.
• Contributed with 18 total blocks (3 solo, 15 assists).
• Led the team in kills on two occasions and in attacks four times.
• Once led the team with digs (Baylor, Oct. 24).
• Posted seven double-figure kill contests and two double-digit dig matches.
• Picked up two double-doubles.
• Tallied two kills in her first collegiate match against UNC Asheville on Aug. 24.
• Assisted on her first collegiate block on Sept. 1 at Maine.
• Had back-to-back 13 kill matches on Sept. 28 at New Mexico and on Oct. 3 against Oklahoma.
• Helped lead the team to a road victory against Utah on Oct. 6 with 13 kills on 50 swings.
• Posted her first career double-double against UNLV on Oct. 12.
• Tallied 10 kills and dug a career-high 11 balls.
• Followed with 12 kills and a career-high three blocks against San Diego State on Oct. 13.
• Picked up her second double-double of the season at Air Force on Oct. 18 with 12 kills and 11 digs.
• Had 10 kills against New Mexico on Oct. 26.

High School
• Played for head coach Jennifer Chandler.
• As a junior, she set single-season marks for kills in a season?(423) and aces (94).
• In her senior campaign, she broke her own record of 403 digs in a season with 431.
• Tallied 361 kills, 84 aces, 31 digs and posted a .308 hitting percentage as a senior.
• She was a two-year captain.
• Was a four-year all-district selection.
• Earned second-team honors as a freshman.
• Was a first-team performer each of the last three seasons.
• Honored as the district's Outstanding Hitter as a junior.
• Named Most Valuable Player following her senior season.
• Ranked among the Top 250 seniors by Prep Volleyball.

• Parents are Jay and Linda.
• Has a brother Jay and two sisters, Whitney and Kristen.
• Majoring in communications.

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