Kramer Excited for Newcomers


Aug. 1, 2017


FORT WORTH, Texas - A top-25 recruiting class for the second straight season along with three high school All-Americans highlight an elite group of freshmen that make up TCU volleyball's Director of Volleyball Jill Kramer's 2017 signing class.

Kramer, who enters her third season at the helm of the TCU volleyball program, put together a group that has an impressive resume entering their first season as Horned Frogs. Now being the first day of August, Kramer has less than a week until she officially welcomes the five newcomers to complement the 13 returners to a squad that has made back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Tournament.

"Since arriving on campus in June, this group has impressed me every single day," Kramer said. "They are all young women with very strong character and have acclimated to TCU seamlessly over the summer. Our staff is excited to get in the gym with them and see how they add to the dynamic of this year's team."

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Berklie Baker
5-9 | DS/L | Trinity Christian HS | Dallas, Texas

High School/Juniors:
Four year letterwinner at Trinity Christian Academy ... Prepvolleyball.com 2016-17 Club Volleyball All-American ... 2015 and 2016 All-State First Team ... 2015-16 All-State Tournament First Team ... named TAPPS 1-5A Defensive Player of the Year all four years of high school ... named All-District all four years of high school ... 2016-17 TAPPS 6A Academic All-State ... 2015-16 All-State Tournament First Team ... 2017 Prepvolleyball.com Senior Ace "150" ... 2017 GJNC 18 Open Silver Medalist ... member of the TAV club team that won the 2016 17 Open USAV Girls' Junior National Championship

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Allye Beth Deaton
6-1 | OH | Midway HS | Waco, Texas

High School/Juniors:
Four year letterwinner at Midway High School and a one year letterwinner in Track and Field ... ranked No. 89 on Prepvolleyball.com's Senior Ace list ... 2016-17 Under Armour Third Team All-American ... named MVP of her high school volleyball team during her junior and senior season ... Super Centex Player of the Year in 2015 and 2016 ... named All-State during her junior and senior seasons ... named Super Centex Newcomer of the Year in 2013 ... earned Super Centex First Team honors in 2014 ... finished her senior season with 456 kills and 558 digs ... high school team won 42 games during her senior season with 31 straight ... Midway was ranked No. 1 in the USA Today's National Poll during her senior season

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Dani Dennison
5-7 | DS/L | Edison HS | Huntington Beach, Calif.

High School/Juniors:
Four year letterwinner at Edison High School ... helped lead Edison to the California State Championship in 2016 ... named to the Orange County Volleyball All-Star Team in 2017 ... earned All-Sunset League First Team honors all four years of high school ... MVP of the Sunset League in 2016 ... named the 2016 Defensive Player of the Year ... accumulated 612 digs during her senior season which is the most digs in Edison High School history ... 2016 All-State First Team ... 2016 All-County Second Team ... MaxPreps All-State First Team ... First Team Dream Team ... 2016 Dave Mohs All-Tournament Team ... named captain of the 2016 Edison HS team ... was inducted into the Edison High School Hall of Fame in 2016

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Tori Dilfer
5-10 | S | Valley Christian HS | San Jose, Calif.

High School/Juniors:
Four year letterwinner in volleyball at Valley Christian High School and one year letterwinner in track and field ... 2017 Prepvolleyball.com Senior Ace "150" ... named MVP of the volleyball team at Valley Christian her senior season ... finished her four-year career with 2,495 assists, 870 digs and 223 kills ... named 2016-17 Valley Christian High School Athlete of the Year ... earned All-State Division 2 Team honors in 2016 ... 2016 Medium Schools All-American Second Team ... 2016 All-CCS First Team ... 2015 and 2016 All-WCAL First Team ... 2015 All-CCS Second Team ... 2014 All-WCAL Second Team

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Sarah Swanson
6-2 | MB | Elkhorn South HS | Elkhorn, Neb.

High School/Juniors:
Four year letterwinner at Elkhorn South High School in volleyball and two year letterwiner in track and field ... 2016-17 Under Armour Second Team All-American ... 2016-17 Prepvolleyball.com Senior Ace "150" ... named to the Nebraska All-State team after the 2015 and 2016 seasons ... Nebraska Coaches Association All-Star game participant ... finished out her high school career with 1,227 kills, 306 total blocks and 160 service aces ... won the AAU 16 and under National Championship in 2016 with Nebraska Elite ... named MVP of the AAU 16 and under National Championship

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Season tickets for the TCU volleyball season are on sale. Adult season tickets are $75, youth season tickets are $50 and a Family 4-pack of season tickets can be purchased for $240. Single game tickets are also available, with fans able to purchase adult tickets for $10, youth tickets for $5 and $3 tickets for groups of 20 or more. All tickets to the home match against Baylor (Sept. 23) will be $10 and no group tickets will be available for the match against Texas (Oct. 8).

Fans can purchase season or single game tickets by visiting GoFrogs.com, stopping by the Parrish Family Athletics Ticket Office located in Schollmaier Arena or by calling the ticket office at 817-257-FROG (3764).


 

 

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