Kristen Hester

Kristen  Hester


Fort Worth, Texas

High School:
Boswell High School





TCU Honors Student Athletes at 2012 All-Sports Banquet

Whitney Gipson was given the Chancellor's Award


TCU Golf Sweeps Weekly Awards

Rachel Raastad and Johan de Beer honored


Beard and Crespo Tabbed as TCU Athletes of the Week

Student athletes shined in their performances last week


Hester, Raines Earn AVCA All-West Region Accolades

Honor is first in their careers


Cadot and Hester Are Athletes of the Week

TCU athletes honored for their on-field performances


Kristen Hester

2010 (Junior):
Started all 31 games this season... led the team with 100 total blocks (18 solo, 82 assists)... ranked third on the squad with 263 kills, an average of 2.31 per set... her .329 attack percentage was fourth best in the league... ranked second on the team with 28 aces... also racked up 85 digs... tallied 11 double-digit kill matches... led the team in kills on three occasions, aces nine times and blocks 20 times... tallied eight kills against Houston on Aug. 27... posted her first double-digit kill match of the season with 10 kills against McNeese State on Aug. 28... tallied five blocks in three straight matches against Alcorn State (Sept. 3), LSU (Sept. 3) and Central Arkansas (Sept. 4)... racked up a career-high 17 kills at Baylor on Sept. 7... also pitched in four blocks... was named MVP of the TCU Nike Invite after tallying 27 kills and 13 blocks in the tournament that featured UTSA, UAB and Ohio... had a season-high six blocks against the Blazers on Sept. 17... Racked up 11 kills and served up three aces against UNLV on Sept. 30... followed with 12 kills and six blocks against Air Force on Oct. 2... pitched in 15 kills on 39 swings at Colorado State on Oct. 14... had a solid three game stretch Oct. 23-29, racking up 39 kills on 65 swings... streak started with 13 kills against BYU on Oct. 23... continued with 10 kills and five blocks at Air Force on Oct. 29... capped streak with a 16-kill outing at UNLV on Oct. 31... pitched in eight kills and three blocks at BYU on Nov. 18... had 11 kills on 18 swings in a 3-1 win over San Diego State on Nov. 24.

2009 (Sophomore):
Played in all 34 matches and made 32 starts, while appearing in 120 sets ... ranked second on the squad with 112 blocks (21 solo, 91 assist) and second on the team in aces with 43 ... her average of 0.36 aces per set ranked second in the league ... ranked fourth on the team with 222 kills, an average of 1.85 per set ... ranked third on the team with a .290 attack percentage, a mark that ranked 10th in the Mountain West Conference ... also pitched in with 13 assists and 83 digs, while averaging 2.76 points per set ... averaged 1.87 kills per set and hit .340 in conference play ... posted eight double-digit kill matches ... twice led the team in kills (vs. Grambling State, Aug. 29 and vs. Rice, Dec. 3) ... led the team in aces on 14 occasions and in blocks 14 times ... had a strong opening match against Arkansas on Aug. 28, hitting .310 with 11 kills, two digs and six blocks (2 solo, 4 assist) ... followed with another solid performance against Grambling State on Aug. 29, hitting .562 (10-1-16) with an ace, four digs and a block assist ... solidified her spot on the TCU Invitational All-Tournament squad with a seven-block performance against Loyola Marymount on Aug. 29 ... dominated New Hampshire in the opener of the UConn Toyota Classic with eight kills, two aces and a season-high nine blocks (2 solo, 7 assist) ... racked up six more kills against Long Island with four blocks in the second match of the tournament ... helped guide the team to a five-set victory over UConn in the championship game with 10 kills, four digs and seven blocks (3 solo, 4 assist) ... recorded a career-high nine digs at SMU on Sept. 8 ... tallied her third double-digit kill match at New Mexico on Sept. 16 with 11 ... also dug five balls and blocked seven (1 solo, 6 assist) to spur TCU onto its first-ever win in Albuquerque ... was solid against Tulsa with seven kills, two aces, two digs and a season-high eight block assists on Sept. 18 .... had seven kills and set a career-high with four service aces at Utah on Oct. 8 ... racked up eight kills on 19 swings in a win over Wyoming on Oct. 24 ... hit .348 (9-1-23) in a win at San Diego State on Oct. 29 ... helped the Frogs defeat Utah on Nov. 7, hitting .688 (11-0-19) with two aces, four digs and three blocks (2 solo, 1 assist) ... posted back-to-back double-digit kill matches with 10 against New Mexico (Nov. 20) and 12 at Long Beach State (Nov. 27) ... set a career-high with 15 kills and hit .520 (15-2-25) in the Frogs' win over Rice in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Dec. 3.

2008 (Freshman):
Appeared in 17 matches and played in 23 sets while making one start ... racked up 18 kills on 42 swings in her first season ... totaled four aces, five digs and four blocks on the year ... saw her first collegiate action on Aug. 29 against Louisiana Tech ... notched two digs and her first career block ... tallied six kills on 10 swings and hit .500 against Texas Southern on Sept. 2 ... made lone start of the season on Sept. 6 against Prairie View A&M ... recorded career-highs with seven kills and 15 attacks ... also tallied two blocks (one solo, one assist) in the victory ... delivered two service aces in Frogs' victory over BYU on Oct. 4 ... picked up two kills in a win at Air Force on Nov. 15.

High School:
Played for head coach Christy Tate ... was an all-district honorable mention as a freshman ... earned first-team all-district honors as a sophomore and junior ... named District 4-A Hitter of the Year as a junior ... named tot he Quiznos Invitational all-tournament team as a junior and earned MVP honors as a senior ... named the District 4-A's Most Valuable Player following her senior year ... owns the school record for kills, digs and blocks ... also set the school record for best hitting percentage ... member of the Texas Advantage Volleyball Club ... her team has qualified for the Junior Olympics each of the last three seasons.

Parents are Jay and Linda ... has an older brother, Jay Jr., and two older sisters, Whitney and Irene ... sister, Irene, was a member of the squad from 2007-10 ... is a communications major.

2008 17-23 18 7 42 0.78 .262 1 0.04 4-4 0 5 0.22 2-2 0.17 2 0 25.0
2009 34-120 222 64 545 1.85 .290 13 0.11 43-32 1 83 0.69 21-91 0.93 9 1 331.5
2010 31-114 263 63 608 2.31 .329 15 0.13 28-31 2 85 0.75 18-82 0.88 3 0 350.0
Career 82-257 503 134 1195 1.96 .309
0.11 75-67 3 173 0.67 41-175
14 1 706.5

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