2014 (Junior) Appeared in every match except for two and made four starts … played in 104 sets and finished fifth on the team with 181 kills … hit .301 on the season which was good for second on the team and ninth in the Big 12 standings … also totaled three assists, 24 digs and 44 total blocks … in conference-only matches, Pickens slammed down 87 kills and a.278 hitting percentage … finished conference action with 27 total blocks … notched six double-digit kill matches … record a .500 or better hitting percentage in six matches … claimed the school record and tied the Big 12 record by going 10-for-10 against Grambling State on Sept. 5 for a perfect 1.000 hitting percentage … had a career day against Oklahoma on Nov. 5 with 13 kills, four digs and six total blocks … led the team in kills on five occasions and in blocking three times … named TCU Muscle Milk Athlete of the Week on Sept. 9 after breaking the school record and recording 29 kills in the TCU Nike Invitaitonal.
2013 (Sophomore) Played in 30 of the 31 matches for TCU ... saw action in 101 sets and started nine matches ... finished fourth on the team in kills with 149 ... led the team in kills on four occasions ... notched double-digit kills once and tied her season- and career-high with 10 at Kansas State on Oct. 5 ... also set a season- and career-high in attacks (27), hitting percentage (.583), assists (1), digs (4) and points (10.5) against the Wildcats ... finished the season with 17 digs and two assists ... totaled 39.0 blocks over the course of the season and had a season- and career-high of 3.0 total blocks on five occasions ... posted zero hitting errors at UNC Greensboro (8-0-14) to help lead the team to the Spartan Spiketacular tournament title ... hit above .400 on four occasions and above .500 twice ... contributed 10.0 plus points in five matches for TCU.
2012 (Freshman) Played in 24 matches and got starts in two of the last three ... upped her season average to 1.02 kills per set with strong performances last in the season ... notched six kills on 16 attacks (.312 attack percentage) in the match with Alabama A&M ... chipped in two kills on five attacks against SMU ... tallied three more kills in two sets in the match with Army ... her three digs against Arizona were a career best, as were her two blocks ... had a career-high three blocks against Prairie View A&M, while adding three kills ... had four kills on 12 attacks in three sets of action at Kansas ... chipped in another four kills against Baylor on Nov. 14 ... got her first-career start against Kansas (Nov. 17) and tallied three kills on 10 attacks ... continued her solid play at OU with a career-best 10 kills on 22 attacks ... closed the season with her second-straight strong match with a .636 attack percentage (7-0-11) against West Virginia.
High School Attended Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, Calif. ... was teammates with Macy Capen at Orange Lutheran ... was a varsity starter three of her four years in high school ... PrepVolleyball.com ranked her as one of the top-250 players in the nation ... named to the AVCA High School All-America watch list.
Personal Full name is Blaire Danielle Pickens ... daughter of Jeffrey and Kerry Pickens ... has two brothers, Brett and Jeffrey ... Brett plays volleyball at Rutgers and won a gold medal at the US Junior Nationals ... majoring in strategic communications with a business minor ... hopes to work for or own her own clothing company ... hobbies inclue paddleboarding, swimming and spending time with family and friends.