Preview: #12 Kansas

Nov. 3, 2017

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FORT WORTH, Texas - Home action in the month of November will kick-off for the TCU volleyball team on Saturday, Nov. 4 as the team welcomes No. 12 Kansas for a 2 p.m., showdown inside The Rickel at the University Recreation Center.

The match between the Horned Frogs (10-12, 2-8 Big 12) and the Jayhawks (19-4, 8-2 Big 12) will air live on through FrogVision with a CBS Sports All-Access subscription.

Due to the TCU football game, there will be no on campus parking for fans attending the volleyball match against Kansas. Free parking and a free shuttle will be available at the Travis Avenue Baptist Church. The shuttle will begin at 12:30 p.m., and more information can be found at

Clear Bag Policy
Only the following items will be permitted upon entrance into TCU athletics facilities:
-Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and not exceeding 14 inches by 14 inches
-One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar)
-One unopened bottle of water
-Small clutch bags with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the venue with one of the clear plastic bags
-The Small clutch bags must be approximately the size of a hand 
-Exceptions will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at stadium/arena gates
-Backpacks, diaper bags and other similar bags will not be allowed

The first 500 fans in attendance will receive a free `Purple Out' t-shirt. Those who show their TCU vs. Texas football tickets will also receive a discounted volleyball ticket for $3.

Tickets for the action on Saturday will be available for purchase at the TCU Ticket Office located inside the Rec Center. Adult tickets will be priced at $10 and youth tickets available for $5. For more ticket information, please call the ticket office at 817-257-FROG.

TCU Quick Hits
-This season marks the third under the helm of alumni and Director of Volleyball Jill (Pape) Kramer 
-Kramer (1996-99) was the first scholarship volleyball player on the inaugural team in 1996 and still holds the single-season and career school records in kills and total attacks 
-Kramer has led TCU to back-to-back appearances in the NCAA tournament, has totaled over 100 career wins in her coaching career and was recently inducted into the TCU Lettermen Hall of Fame 
-TCU is now 10-11 on the season and is hitting the road for a midweek match-up with Baylor 
-In the fifth RPI of the season, TCU checks in at No. 66 with the 17th best schedule in the country 
-The Horned Frogs are a young team with all nine true or redshirt freshmen having seen action this season 
-True freshmen Dani Dennison, Sarah Swanson and Berklie Baker have appeared in every match this season 
-The TCU offense has been a balanced attack this season with the rotation of pin hitters who are all hitting over 2.00 kills per set 
-Ashleigh Martin has started a `Marty Party' this year as the junior is putting down 2.67 kills per set and double-digit kills in 10 matches this season 
-Anna Walsh is becoming one of the most efficient hitters in the Big 12 as the junior hit above .300 in nine of the last 16 matches and 11 matches this season 
-Walsh has put down double-digit kills in 12 matches this season and helps lead the team in Big 12 only match with 3.06 kills per set and .286 hitting clip 
-The junior is also being defensive at the net and is ranked fifth in Big 12 only match with 1.12 blocks per set after recording a season-high 8.0 block at West Virginia 
-Guiding the offense is two experienced setters in seniors Lamprini Konstantindou and Kaylee Smith who are dishing out 6.47 and 4.81 assists per set, respectively 
-Dennison has been the anchor in the back row and is ranked second in the Big 12 with 4.53 digs per set 
-Dennison has picked up double-digit digs in 18 of the 22 matches played this season and 20+ in six 
-The highest ranked recruit to ever enroll at TCU in Abigail Buckingham has slowly made her way onto the court and is good for 2.94 kills per set when she sees action 
-Buckingham has put down double-digit kills in seven matches this season and four of the last eight matches and leads the team in conference matches with 3.07 kills per set and a .261 hitting clip 

Scouting the Opponent: Kansas
-Kansas is coming off a bye and hoping to bounce back after dropping a 3-1 decision to then-No. 22 Iowa State last weekend 
-The Jayhawks check in at No. 12 in this week's AVCA poll with 19 wins overall this season and eight victories in conference action 
-Kansas is led offensively by Kelsie Payne with has 3.83 kills per set on the season to go along with a .311 hitting clip 
-Payne is also picking up 1.99 digs per set and recording 0.61 blocks per set 
-Madison Rigdon is playing all six rotations for the Jayhawks and is putting down 3.59 kills per set while also picking up 2.59 digs per set 
-Jada Burse is the other offensive weapon for Kansas with 2.55 kills per set this season 
-Ainise Havili is dishing out the assists for the fourth straight year with the senior leading the Big 12 with 11.67 assists per set while also recording 3.20 digs per set 
-Defensively, Allie Nelson is anchoring the back row in the libero position and picking up 4.29 digs per set 

Last Time We Met: 9/30/17 at Kansas
-The TCU volleyball team battled hard but could not overcome a strong No. 11 Kansas offensive presence as the Jayhawks took the 3-0 (25-22, 25-17, 25-21) victory at the Horejsi Family Athletics Center in Lawrence, Kan. 
-The Horned Frogs went toe-to-toe with the ranked Jayhawks in the opening set as the teams tied on 15 occasions but a small run near the end proved to be the difference as Kansas took the set 25-22 
-The battle continued into the second set but a kill from Kelsie Payne sparked an 8-1 run as the Jayhawks never looked back as they took the final two sets to get the sweep 
-Anna Walsh led the team in kills with 12 in the match, while Allye Beth Deaton put down 10 kills and Abigail Buckingham recorded nine kills 
-Dani Dennison anchored the back row with 10 digs, while Ashleigh Martin picked up nine digs 

Recap: at No. 24 Baylor
-The TCU volleyball team struggled offensively on the road as No. 24 Baylor came away with a 3-0 (25-20, 25-14, 25-18) victory on Wednesday night 
-Big runs by the Bears in the early parts of each set ultimately hurt the Horned Frogs as they were held to a .071 hitting clip in the match 
-After falling behind 2-0 in the match, TCU began the third set with a 4-0 lead following back-to-back aces from Kaylee Smith but Baylor did not give up as they stormed back to even up the set at 8-8 
-The Frogs would take back the lead one more time until the Baylor offense took control of the set to finish out the match in a sweep 
-Anna Walsh led TCU offensively with seven kills in the match while Abigail Buckingham and Sarah Swanson each put down six kills apiece 
-Dani Dennison led the defense with nine digs while Berklie Baker, Ashleigh Martin and Lamprini Konstantinidou each picked up five digs 



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