West Virginia Visits For Senior Night

Emily Kirby and Megan Munce are two of TCU's seniors.

Emily Kirby and Megan Munce are two of TCU's seniors.

Nov. 23, 2012


FORT WORTH - The TCU volleyball season comes to a close Saturday when West Virginia visits the University Rec Center for senior day. First serve is set for 1 p.m. TCU will honor its four seniors following the match.

The Horned Frogs are 14-14 overall and 3-12 in Big 12 play. The Mountaineers are 8-21 overall and 0-15 in the league. TCU dropped a 3-1 decision at Oklahoma on Wednesday, while WVU fell 3-0 to Iowa State in its last match.

TCU and West Virginia first met this season on Sept. 22 in the Frogs' first conference match of the season. West Virginia took a 2-0 lead only to see the Frogs come back from down two sets for just the ninth time with Prentice Lewis as head coach. Stephanie Holland had 15 kills for TCU.
Junior Yvonne Igodan leads the Frogs at 3.23 kills per set and with an attack percentage of .318 Sophomore Mattie Burleson is TCU's block leader at 1.22 per set, while senior Megan Munce headlines the Frogs at 0.39 aces per set. Meghan Horio is averaging 3.65 digs per set.

Audio for all TCU volleyball matches is available through FrogVision on TCU's Official Athletics Website, GoFrogs.com. Jeff Lewis will provide play-by-play and analysis throughout the 2012 season.

Video for all home TCU matches is streamed on FrogVision through GoFrogs.com with Lewis on the call. Audio and video both require a CBS Sports All-Access subscription for access to FrogVision. Visit GoFrogs.com for more information.

Live stats for Saturday's match are available through GameTracker on GoFrogs.com.

TCU's women's volleyball team dropped a four-set decision (21-25, 25-16, 25-16, 25-17) at Oklahoma on Wednesday evening inside the Sooners' McCasland Field House. The Horned Frogs fell to 14-14 on the year and 3-12 in the Big 12. Oklahoma upped its record to 20-10 and 9-6.

Statistically overall, Pickens posted a career-high 10 kills and posted a .409 attack percentage. Holland had 11 kills, while Sunstrum racked up nine and 12 digs. Heist had her second-career double-double with 16 assists and 10 digs.

TCU and West Virginia are meeting for the third time overall with each of the matchups coming in the last four seasons. Saturday's match marks the first time that West Virginia has visited Fort Worth.

*TCU has won the previous two meetings, including this season's 3-2 (24-26, 20-25, 25-16, 26-24, 15-2) win in Morgantown.
*In 2009, the Frogs and Mountaineers met at the Akron Invitational with TCU taking home a 3-0 (25-23, 25-18, 25-9) triumph.
*When TCU won at West Virginia earlier this season, it marked just the ninth time under Prentice Lewis that TCU had won when trailing 0-2. The Frogs are 9-93 in those matches with Lewis as head coach.

Following Saturday's match, TCU will honor its four seniors (Meghan Horio, Emily Kirby, Megan Munce and Sloane Sunstrum). Each of the four were members of TCU's NCAA tournament team in 2009 as well as members of the Academic All-Big 12 team this season.
*Meghan Horio - Second all-time at TCU for consecutive matches played and third in TCU history for digs.
*Emily Kirby - Having her best statistical year as a senior ... Came off the bench at West Virginia this season and posted a career-high six kills in the come-from-behind win.
*Megan Munce - Statisically, one one the top players in TCU history ... The Frogs' all-time leader in aces, third all-time in assists and 10th all-time in digs.
*Sloane Sunstrum - Also having her strongest year as a senior ... Leads the Frogs this year in sets played and matches started.

Historically, TCU has enjoyed success when playing its final home match of the season and honoring its senior. The Horned Frogs are 10-6 all-time on Senior Day.
*TCU has four of its last five Senior Day matches, including wins over No. 13 Colorado State in 2008 and No. 17 Colorado State in 2007.
*The Horned Frogs fell in the first Senior Day outing in 1996, but won four in a row from 1997-2000.
*In the past five seasons, TCU's only loss on Senior Day came a year ago after the Frogs took a 2-0 lead into the locker room against Wyoming.

West Virginia head coach Jill Kramer, who played under her maiden name Jill Pape, is one of the top players in TCU history.

*Kramer was the first full scholarship player in TCU volleyball history and played on TCU's first team in 1996. She was also the first player to play all four years at TCU.
*She still holds the TCU records for kills in a career (1,595) and total career attacks (4,667). She is third all time in career kills per game, averaging 3.64 per set over her four-year career.
*Kramer also holds the TCU single season record for kills in a season with 626 in 1996, TCU's inaugural year of volleyball.



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