2015 AVCA All-Southwest Region Honorable Mention 2015 All-Big 12 Second Team 2015 Academic All-Big 12 First Team 2014 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
2015 (Junior) One of four players to play in all 29 matches and all 102 sets … made 13 starts during the season … finished second on the team in blocking with 130.0 total blocks and 1.27 blocks per set … led the Big 12 in conference action with 84.0 total blocks and 1.47 blocks per set … finished No. 40 nationally in blocks per set and No. 82 in total blocks … her 1.27 blocks per set was good for fourth in the TCU single-season record section, while her total blocks of 130.0 was good for fifth … had one double-digit blocking match in the five-set victory over Baylor … the season- and career-high 10.0 blocks she totaled against the Bears ties for eighth all-time in program history in a single match … led the team in blocking on 14 occasions during the season … recorded 5+ blocks in 14 matches … finished the season with 182 kills which was good for fourth on the team … had five double-digit kill performances during the season … totaled a season-high 11 kills twice in the five-set win over Oklahoma and the final match of the season in the NCAA First Round against Hawaii … finished first on the team with a .346 hitting clip … the hitting percentage ranks fifth all-time in the TCU single-season record book … registered a .300 or better hitting percentage in 15 matches … had a season- and career-high .667 hitting clip in the three-set win at Baylor with 10 kills and no errors on 15 swings … led the team in kills in three matches … also totaled three assists and 21 digs during the season … named TCU Muscle Milk Athlete of the Week twice (Oct 27 and Dec. 1) … earned All-Big 12 Second Team honors … named to the AVCA All-Southwest Region Honorable Mention.
2014 (Sophomore) Competed in 27 matches and totaled 15 starts ... finished seventh on the team with 104 kills on the season ... her .296 hitting percentage was good for No. 10 in the overall Big 12 standings ... totaled 24 kills, 13 digs and 21 total blocks in Big 12 action ... totaled double-digit kills three times including the final match of the season with a season-high 12 against UTEP on Nov. 29 ... led the team in kills once and blocks on 10 occasions ... finished the season with 53 total blocks which was good for fourth on the team ... hit a season-high .727 against Iona on Aug. 30 after recording eight kills on 11 swings with zero errors ... scored three service aces on the season ... finished with 29 digs and notched a season-high three digs on five occasions ... opened the season by scoring 20 kills and only one error for a .559 hitting percentage to be named to the Penn State Classic All-Tournament Team ... member of the Academic All-Big 12 First Team.
2013 (Freshman) Started 16 matches and played in 28 matches and 83 sets in her first season at TCU ... spent valuable time in the middle blocker position and finished fifth on the team in kills with 148 ... notched 74.0 total blocks on the season to finish fourth on the team ... led the team in kills on two occasions ... led the team in total blocks 12 times ... posted double-digit kills four times over a five game span ... started with 10 kills and only one error for a .529 hitting percentage against West Virginia on Oct. 2 ... continued her streak with double-digit kills against Texas Tech (16), at Baylor (10) and against Oklahoma (11) ... named Big 12 Rookie of the Week on Oct. 21 after being the only player in the conference ranked in the top 10 of five categories for the week ... in only one match for the week, she led the league in points per set (5.83) and service aces (1.33), while ranking third with 1.62 blocks per set ... also recorded six assists, eight service aces and 55 digs on the season.
High School Attended St. Joseph's Academy in St. Louis ... helped lead her team to the 2010 state title and 2012 district title ... led all middle blockers in her conference in hitting percentage and had the No. 2 hitting percentage for middle blockers in the state of Missouri ... played club volleyball for St. Louis CYC ... her club won the bronze medal in the open division of the Junior Olympic Volleyball Championships in 2010 and 2011 ... won the gold medal in the American division in 2008 ... Ranked as a Top 150 Senior Aces on PrepVolleyball.com ... named to the Under Armour High School All-American Watch List and All-State first team in 2012 ... earned Under Armour High School All-American honorable mention honors.
Personal Full name is Natalie Marie Gower ... daughter of Bob and Peggy Gower ... has two brothers, Dan and Jon ... plans on majoring in nutrition, with hopes of becoming a physician's assistant and volunteering in Africa ... hobbie include reading, listening to music and handing out with friends.