Gower Named All-Big 12

Nov. 28, 2016

FORT WORTH, Texas – Senior Natalie Gower was honored by the Big 12 Conference on Monday afternoon as the league announced their 2016 All-Big 12 Volleyball Postseason Awards.

A native of St. Louis, Mo., Gower was the sole member of the TCU volleyball team to be honored and was named to the All-Big 12 First Team after earning a spot on the second team last season. Gower becomes the third Horned Frog to earn Big 12 postseason honors in two straight seasons.

“I'm very proud of our team for all of their hard work leading up to this point,” Director of Volleyball Jill Kramer said. “If one of them is awarded, they are all awarded. Natalie is very deserving of this honor. She has worked very hard to become more consistent in her play this year, especially offensively. She is a true student of the game, so it's really great to see her commitment to being an active learner pay off.”

Gower has led TCU all season long offensively and defensively as she has put down 1.94 kills per set with a team-best .366 hitting clip. The senior has totaled 127 blocks this season for 1.26 blocks per set which is ranked No. 4 in the conference. In conference action, Gower was good for 2.14 kills per set with a .357 hitting clip to go along with 1.34 blocks per set. Gower led the team in kills on five occasions and blocks 15 times during the season. Gower broke the school record in blocks in a single match when she recorded 15 against Oklahoma on Oct. 1 to go along with 15 kills for the first double-double of her career.

TCU wrapped up the regular season with three straight five-set victories for a 14-12 overall record and a 7-9 mark in Big 12 action. The Frogs earned an at-large bid to the 2016 NCAA Division I Volleyball National Championship and will travel to Lincoln, Neb., to face Wichita State on Friday, Dec. 2 at 4:30 p.m., CT, in the first round. 



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