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Head Coach Don Flora

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2011 SCHEDULE

Senior Co-Captain Karlyn Meyers

TEXAS TECH vs. KANSAS STATE

AUGUST 26 at TCU 27 vs. Connecticut vs. Grambling State

L,1 -3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0

SEPTEMBER 2 Central Arkansas Northwestern State 3 Morehead State 6 at Texas-Pan American 9 vs. Southeastern Louisiana vs. Grambling State 10 at Louisiana Tech 16 vs. Prairie View A&M 17 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette at UT-Arlington 19 at North Texas 24 Iowa State* 26 at New Mexico

W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 L, 0-3 W, 3-2

OCTOBER 1 Oklahoma* 5 at Baylor* 8 Kansas State* 12 at Texas* 15 at Missouri* 19 Texas A&M* 22 at Kansas* 26 Baylor*

L, 2-3 L, 0-3 1 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 6:30 p.m. TBA 6:30 p.m.

NOVEMBER 2 at Texas A&M* 5 at Iowa State* 9 Texas* 12 Kansas* 15 at San Jose State 19 at Kansas State* 23 Missouri*

6:30 p.m. TBA 6:30 p.m. TBA 9 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m.

DECEMBER 1-4 NCAA First & Second Rounds 9-10 NCAA Regionals 15 NCAA Semifinals 17 NCAA National Championship

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* Big 12 Conference match All times listed are Central.

FOLLOWING THE RED RAIDERS Twitter_______________________ @TechAthletics Twitter (In-game updates)______ @TechGameday Facebook_________ facebook.com/TTUAthletics Tumblr__________ texastechathletics.tumblr.com YouTube___________youtube.com/TechAthletics

Date_____________________________Sat., Oct. 8 Time_______________________________ 1 p.m. Location_____________________ Lubbock, Texas Arena____________________ United Spirit Arena All-Time Series____________________________ COVERAGE Twitter______________________ @TechGameday Live Stats________________ www.texastech.com Live Video_______________ www.texastech.com TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS Record____________________________ 14-4; 0-3 Head Coach______________________ Don Flora Record at Tech______________ 14-4 (1st Season) Career Record____________ 283-63 (12th Season)

KANSAS STATE WILDCATS Record________________________________ 13-5 Head Coach______________________ Suzie Fritz Record at KSU___________ 208-121 (11th Season) Career Record_________________________ Same

RED RAIDERS LOOK TO REBOUND AGAINST KANSAS STATE Texas Tech will look to get back on the winning trek Saturday afternoon when the Red Raiders play host to Kansas State at 1 p.m. in the United Spirit Arena. FLORA MAKING QUICK CHANGES TO TEXAS TECH Prior to his arrival, Texas Tech had only 11 wins over its last three seasons. Don Flora surpassed that total in mid-September. Now, the first-year head coach is aiming to put Tech in the midst of the Big 12 race as the Red Raiders have only won three conference matches during the past three years. After opening the conference schedule with back-to-back matches against ranked opponents, the Red Raiders are in the midst of playing four of their next six matches on the road with home matches against Kansas State and Texas A&M during that span. THE SERIES Tech is only 8-26 all-time against Kansas State with losses in each of its last 12 matches against the Wildcats. The Red Raiders have not defeated the Wildcats since Nov. 20, 2004 when Tech took a five-set match in Manhattan. Tech has not defeated Kansas State in Lubbock since the 2001 season when the Red Raiders claimed a 3-1 victory. The Red Raiders are only 5-10 all-time when playing Kansas State at home. LOOKING AHEAD The Red Raiders return to the road for two matches next week, traveling to the state capital on Wednesday night to face 10th-ranked Texas and then to Missouri on Saturday. Tech’s next home match is Oct. 19 when the Texas A&M Aggies come to Lubbock. RED RAIDERS SELECTED FOR TWO LOCAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES Two of Tech’s remaining home matches will be broadcast locally by Ramar Communications. The Red Raiders’ matches against Texas A&M (Oct. 19) and Texas (Nov. 9) will be aired on Fox News Now, which is channel No. 9 on Suddenlink in the Lubbock area. TECH FACES TOUGH START TO BIG 12 PLAY The Red Raiders had a rough start to Big 12 play over the last few weeks as Tech fell to 16th-ranked Iowa State on Sept. 24 and then No. 25 Oklahoma last Saturday. Tech was a point away from defeating the Sooners as the Red Raiders failed to convert on two match points, allowing OU to eventually make a comeback and escape with the win. Baylor kept Tech’s struggles going Wednesday night, sweeping the Red Raiders in Waco.

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Amanda Dowdy Posted a double-double in 10-straight matches.

Miara Cave Second on the team in kills; leads team with 68 blocks.

Karlyn Meyers Senior recently moved to seventh all-time in assists.

Dravon Rangel Recorded a school-record 14 block assists at UNM.

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Breeann David Recorded first career double-double at New Mexico.

Mikia Mills Second on the team with 61 blocks so far.

Tory Vaughan Posted 64 digs over Tech’s previous three matches.

Nicole Hragyil Recorded 14 aces so far; Tech’s first sub off bench.


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MEDIA INFORMATION

TEXAS TECH ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS

QUICK FACTS Matt Dowdy - Volleyball Contact Office........................................... (806) 742-2770 Cell............................................... (806) 928-5190 e-mail..................... matthew.dowdy@ttu.edu Blayne Beal - Assoc. AD/Communications Office........................................... (806) 742-2770 Cell............................................... (806) 790-7924 e-mail...............................blayne.beal@ttu.edu

Matt Dowdy

Asst. Director/Communications

Blayne Beal

Associate AD/Communications

Website........................... www.texastech.com Twitter...................twitter.com/TechAthletics ...............................twitter.com/TechGameday Facebook......... facebook.com/TTUAthletics

MEDIA ACCESS Players and coaches are available for interviews every day prior to the start of practice. Practice times vary from week to week, so media members wishing to attend should contact Matt Dowdy in the Athletics Communications office to get a weekly schedule. Players and coaches are not available until following the game on gamedays. Head coach Don Flora can be reached best during the morning hours. Flora’s office is housed in the north end of the United Spirit Arena. To setup an interview, please contact Matt Dowdy in the Athletics Communications office. Texas Tech players and head coach Don Flora will be made available to the media in the media room following a brief cooling off period. The Texas Tech lockerroom will remain closed.

CREDENTIALS Media members wishing to cover the Texas Tech volleyball team at the United Spirit Arena during the 2011 season must be issued a working credential from the Texas Tech Athletics Communications office. All requests for both media and photo credentials must be made either in writing or via e-mail at least a day in advance to Matt Dowdy, Assistant Director for Athletic Communications. (Fax: (806) 742-1970; e-mail: matthew.dowdy@ttu.edu) Credentials can be picked up in the Athletics Communications office (south end of Jones AT&T Stadium) or at the ticket office of the United Spirit Arena on gamedays.

WWW.TEXASTECH.COM This is the official site of the Texas Tech Athletics Department. Texas Tech Volleyball releases as well as a variety of athletics department information can be found on the web. Texas Tech also offers live video (home matches only) streaming of all Red Raider matches.

UNITED SPIRIT ARENA The United Spirit Arena, one of the finest multi-purpose venues in the country, is home to the Texas Tech basketball and volleyball programs. Constructed in 1999, the USA is named in honor of United Supermarkets, who was the project’s major donor. Since its creation, the 15,000 seat arena has hosted some of the top entertainment acts in the country, including George Strait, Brad Paisley, ZZ Top, and numerous others. DIRECTIONS TO THE UNITED SPIRIT ARENA The United Spirit Arena is located on the west part of the Texas Tech campus on Indiana Avenue. The facility is just off the Marsha Sharp Freeway and can also be accessed by the Texas Tech Parkway. FROM THE AIRPORT: Take I-27 South from Regis Street and exit west on the Marsha Sharp Freeway. Take the Texas Tech Parkway exit and turn south (left) for a quarter of a mile until you reach the first stop light (Indiana Ave.). Turn back north (left) and the United Spirit Arena will be on the right side.

GENERAL INFORMATION Location.....................................................Lubbock, Texas Founded........................................................................1923 Enrollment................................................................ 31,367 Nickname........................................................ Red Raiders Colors......................................................Scarlet and Black Facility.................................................United Spirit Arena Affiliation..................................................NCAA Division I Conference................................................................ Big 12 Chancellor........................................................Kent Hance President...................................................... Dr. Guy Bailey Athletics Director.........................................Kirby Hocutt Sr. Associate AD/SWA..............................Dr. Judi Henry Department Main Number.................(806) 742-3355 HISTORY Season of Volleyball....................................................36th First Season...................................................................1975 All-Time Record.................................... 762-586-6 (.563) NCAA Championship Appearances............................ 8 ...... 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001 FACILITY INFORMATION Name...................................................United Spirit Arena Capacity..................................................................... 15,070 Opened..........................................................................1999 COACHING STAFF Head Coach........................................................ Don Flora Alma Mater...........................University of La Verne ‘90 Record at Tech.....................................14-4 (1st Season) Career Record............................. 283-63 (12th Season) Twitter....................................................@CoachFloraTTU Best time to reach...................Mornings, Contact SID Assistant Coach................Jojit Coronel (First Season) Assistant Coach.................... Beth Falls (Sixth Season) Dir. of Operations............... Amy Gandy (3rd Season) Office Number.........................................(806) 742-7545 TEAM INFORMATION 2010 Record..................................................................4-25 Conference Record.....................................................2-18 Home Record.................................................................. 1-9 Away Record.................................................................1-12 Neutral Site Record....................................................... 2-4 Postseason...................................................................None Final Ranking..............................................................None Letterwinners Returning/Lost................................10/6 Starters Returning/Lost..............................5/1 + Libero Newcomers........................................................................12 Top Returning Players........................Amandy Dowdy, .................. Karlyn Meyers, Miara Cave, Tory Vaughan Top Newcomers.............. Breeann David, Mikia Mills, ................................................... Sam Podraza, Kate Foley ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS Associate AD/Communications...............Blayne Beal Assistant Director (Volleyball).................Matt Dowdy Office...........................................................(806) 742-2770 Cell...............................................................(806) 928-5190 E-mail.....................................matthew.dowdy@ttu.edu

WEEKLY SCHEDULE FRIDAY

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MONDAY

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TUESDAY

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Travel to Austin

Fall Break

Practice at Texas

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at Texas 7 p.m. (LHN)

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THURSDAY

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MATCH NOTES DOWDY NOT JUST AN OFFENSIVE PLAYER If Amanda Dowdy has proved one thing this season, it would be that her impact isn’t only felt on the attack. The senior is Tech’s leader in both kills and digs and ranks among the Big 12’s top performers in both categories. Dowdy has posted a double-double in 15 of Tech’s 18 matches thus far, giving her 29 over her career. She enters the Kansas State match having posted a double-double in each of Tech’s last 10 matches. DOWDY NEARING ANOTHER MILESTONE Amanda Dowdy made another step up the Tech record book against Iowa State as the senior moved to second all-time in career attempts, passing Melissa McGehee (1999-02). Dowdy now has 3,560 swings during her four seasons and trails McGehee by only 54 kills for second all-time in that category as well. Kelly Johnson is the school’s all-time leader in both categories as she totaled 1,925 career kills and 5,142 attempts during 2001-04 seasons. VAUGHAN SNAPS CAREER HIGH Tory Vaughan snapped her career high in digs for the second time this season against Oklahoma, totaling 26 over five sets. Her previous high had been the 21 digs she notched against Morehead State in the finale of the Texas Tech Invitational. It marked the third time Vaughan had broken the 20-dig barrier this season. DAVID BOOSTING OFFENSE OVER LAST WEEK Breeann David has dropped double-digit kills figures in each of Tech’s last three matches, including a career-high 17 against Oklahoma last Saturday. The freshman’s double-digit streak marks her longest of her career so far. David also recorded her first career double-double against New Mexico, nailing 15 kills to go with her 12 digs. MEYERS MOVING UP RECORD BOOK TOO Karlyn Meyers moved into sole possession of seventh on the school’s career assists chart midway through the opening set against Oklahoma. Only the eighth player in school history to reach 2,000 assists in a career, Meyers passed Mary Loescher (1985-87) as she now has 2,361 assists over her four seasons. RED RAIDERS SCORE COME-FROM-BEHIND WIN Tech’s come-from-behind win over New Mexico last week marked the second time this season the Red Raiders had overcome a deficit on the road. After winning the first set, Tech dropped the next two games before rallying to win the final two in the Red Raiders’ first five-set match of the year. Tech had previously overcome an early one-set deficit to defeat North Texas on Sept. 19 in Denton.

NOTABLES u The Oklahoma match marked the first time Texas Tech had taken a ranked opponent to five sets since falling to the Sooners in five on Oct. 11, 2006 in Lubbock. u Prior to last week, the Red Raiders had not taken two-straight matches to five sets since facing TCU and Oklahoma as part of the Red Raider Round Up on Sept. 12, 2008. u Texas Tech's 14 wins this year marks the school's most in a single-season since going 14-15 during the 2002 season. u The Red Raiders' win over New Mexico was Tech's 14th-straight over a non-conference opponent, the school's longest such run since winning 22-straight over the course of the 1996-97 seasons. u Tech is 11-1 in games away from Lubbock this season. The Red Raiders had not won at least 11 away or neutral site since 2000 when Tech finished with 12 wins away from Lubbock. u Tech trailed in kills and hitting percentage for the first time all season against Iowa State as the Red Raiders notched only 28 kills and a .049 hitting percentage, both season lows. u Tech had not previously been swept in any match this season prior to facing Iowa State. The last time the Red Raiders suffered a 3-0 loss was against Nebraska on Nov. 6, 2010. u The Red Raiders have held their opponents to a combined .096 hitting percentage so far this season, which is the lowest in the Big 12. Oklahoma currently ranks second as its opponents are hitting .157 followed by Iowa State and Texas A&M at .165. u The North Texas match snapped a seven-match streak where the Red Raiders had claimed a 3-0 sweep. The run was Tech’s longest since opening the 1998 season with eight-straight sweeps. u Texas Tech’s win over UT-Arlington marked the program’s third tournament title of the season, a feat that had not been previously accomplished since the 2000 season. u Tech has already surpassed its win total from the 2008-10 seasons combined as the Red Raiders won 11 games during those three years. u The Red Raiders have broken the 10-win barrier for the first time since the 2006 season when Tech finished 12-17 under Nancy Todd. u Tech has held its opponent to a hitting percentage below .100 in seven of its last 11 matches. Only UConn, Iowa State, and Oklahoma have posted an average over .200 against the Red Raiders this year. u Tech has also held four of its opponents to a negative hitting percentage, which prior to the year had not been accomplished since facing Northwestern State on Sept. 2, 2010. u The Red Raiders, meanwhile, have hit over .200 in all but four matches this season. Tech has been over .300 in five matches as well.

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THIS WEEK IN THE BIG 12 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4 Kansas 3, Nebraska-Omaha 0 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 Texas 3, Texas A&M 0 Oklahoma 3, Missouri 2 Iowa State 3, Kansas State 0 Baylor 3, Texas Tech 0 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8 Kansas State at Texas Tech Missouri at Baylor Texas A&M at Kansas Oklahoma at Iowa State

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BIG 12 WEEKLY AWARDS OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Aug. 29 Molly Kreklow, Missouri Sept. 6 Brittney Brimmage, Missouri Sept. 12 Rachael Adams, Texas Sept. 19 Kaitlynn Pelger, Kansas State Sept. 26 Kaitlynn Pelger, Kansas State Oct. 3 Suzy Boulavsky, Oklahoma DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Aug. 29 Kristen Hahn, Iowa State Sept. 6 Aubree Piper, Texas Tech Sept. 12 Kelsey Black, Texas A&M Sept. 19 Tayler Tolefree, Kansas Sept. 26 Maria Fernanda, Oklahoma Oct. 3 Sallie McLaurin, Oklahoma ROOKIE OF THE WEEK Aug. 29 Emily Wilson, Missouri Sept. 6 Emily Wilson, Missouri Sept. 12 Breeann David, Texas Tech Sept. 19 Khat Bell, Texas Sept. 26 Hannah Wilms, Iowa State Oct. 3 Haley Eckerman, Texas

BIG 12 CONFERENCE STANDINGS Oklahoma Iowa State Texas Texas A&M Kansas State Baylor Missouri Texas Tech Kansas

BIG 12 W L Pct. 4 0 1.000 4 1 .800 3 1 .750 2 2 .500 2 2 .500 2 3 .400 1 2 .333 0 3 .000 0 3 .000

SETS W-L 12-7 14-3 11-5 7-8 6-8 9-10 7-10 2-9 1-9

OVERALL W L Pct. 17 3 .850 13 3 .813 10 4 .714 13 4 .765 13 5 .722 13 6 .684 14 6 .700 14 4 .778 12 4 .750

SETS W-L 55-18 41-16 34-19 42-18 40-26 43-25 49-25 45-16 39-18

Last 10 8-2 7-3 8-2 6-4 8-2 6-4 5-5 7-3 6-4

Streak W8 W1 W2 L1 L2 W2 L2 L2 W1

vs. RANKED TEAMS Top 10 Top 25 1-0 2-0 1-1 1-3 1-1 2-4 0-1 0-2 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-2 0-0 0-2 0-0 0-2 1-1 1-3

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RECORD WATCH: DOWDY CHASING SEVERAL MILESTONES IN 2011 Senior Amanda Dowdy will not only be looking to end her Texas Tech career off on a high note this year, but she will also be chasing several program records. The Lexington, Texas native entered the year fifth alltime in career kills and sixth in career attacks. Dowdy is only the eighth player in school history to reach 1,000 kills over a career as she has recorded 1,041 over three seasons. Dowdy also joined the top 10 last year on the single-season charts as her 424 kills ranked 10th alltime and her 1,286 attempts was sixth all-time. She also set the single-match record for kills a year ago as she finished with 37 against Colorado on Oct. 13 before nearing the feat again against the Buffaloes, NEW MEXICO WIN BOOSTS TECH’S RKPI Tech’s win over New Mexico moved the Red Raiders up 13 spots in the Richard Kern Percentage Index (RKPI), which is similar to the RPI used by the NCAA. The Red Raiders came into the match ranked 108 out of 327 schools. The win was Tech’s second over a top 100 opponent this year as Morehead State came into the week ranked 83rd overall, 10 spots behind New Mexico. RANGEL STEPS UP AT NEW MEXICO Dravon Rangel not only moved back into the starting lineup at New Mexico, but she also played a huge part in Tech’s 3-2 victory. The sophomore, who was starting in place of Aubree Piper, delivered a school-record 14 block assists in the match, breaking the previous single-match record of 11 that was last set by current director of operations Amy Gandy on Nov. 15, 2006 against Iowa State. RED RAIDERS BREAK BLOCKING MILESTONE Tech snapped a 19-year-old school record at New Mexico with 37 block assists against the Lobos, surpassing the previous milestone of 36 that was set against Utah State on Sept. 10, 1982. The Red Raiders finished with a season-high 19.5 blocks in the match as opposed to New Mexico’s six total. IOWA STATE SNAPS TECH’S WINNING STREAK Iowa State snapped the Red Raiders’ 13-match winning streak with a 3-0 victory in Tech’s Big 12 opener. The loss ended Tech’s longest run since the 1996 season where the Red Raiders got off to a 15-0 start. Tech, which had not lost a match since the season opener at TCU, dropped its fourthstraight Big 12 opener, falling to 6-10 in conference openers. RED RAIDERS OPEN CONFERENCE ATOP THE BIG 12 STANDINGS After a successful start to the season, Tech began Big 12 action atop the conference standings for the first time since 1997 with a 13-1 record. The Red Raiders, who were also 13-1 at that point, finished the 1997 season 23-11 overall, barely missing out on the NCAA Tournament. FLORA JOINS ELITE COMPANY IN RECORD BOOK When then athletics director Gerald Meyers hired Don Flora last January, he knew he was getting 4

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this time finishing with 34 during the Nov. 20 match in Boulder. Here’s where Dowdy currently stands in career record book. CAREER KILLS Name 1. Kelly Johnson (2001-04) 2. Melissa McGehee (1999-02) 3. Amanda Dowdy (2008-Pres.) 4. Brande Brown (1994-97) 5. Christine Martin (1993-97)

Kills 1,925 1,333 1,279 1,083 1,046

CAREER ATTACK ATTEMPTS Name Attacks 1. Kelly Johnson (2001-04) 5,142 2. Amanda Dowdy (2008-Pres.) 3,560 3. Melissa McGehee (1999-02) 3,368 4. Cristine Martin (1993-97) 3,181 5. Sabrina Zenon (1988-91) 2,969 a proven head coach with an impressive record. Flora has proved Meyers’ pick to be a solid choice as Tech is 13-1 on the year, the best record through 14 matches for a first-year head coach in school history. The California native passed Donna Martin, who led Tech to a 12-2 start in 1985 as the Red Raiders eventually ended the year 19-9 overall. Flora entered the year as one of the winningest coaches all-time in NCAA history after compiling a 269-59 record over 11 seasons at the University of La Verne in California. SENIORS ENJOYING FINAL SEASON AT TECH Seniors Amanda Dowdy and Karlyn Meyers have to be enjoying their final season in a Texas Tech uniform. The duo won a combined 11 games over their first three seasons, one less than Tech’s total so far this year. Don Flora marked the fourth head coach to lead the duo as the co-captains started their careers under Nancy Todd in 2008. Now, Dowdy and Meyers are off to one of the best seasons in school history while both are also climbing the Tech record book in several categories. ROAD TRIP MEANS NOTHING TO TECH Possibly the most important factor in Tech’s transformation under Don Flora has been its ability to score wins on the road. The Red Raiders had traditionally struggled away from Lubbock in recent years but have posted a 10-1 record in road or neutral site contests so far. That’s impressive for a program that entered the year with only 14 wins away from Lubbock since 2007. TEXAS TECH BOOSTS OFFENSE WITH SERVE One of Don Flora’s areas of improvement early in the season was Tech’s serving ability after the Red Raiders posted double-digit error numbers twice in their first three matches. Tech has used the serve to its advantage lately as the Red Raiders have totaled 86 aces so far, nearly 20 more than the 2010 season. Nicole Hragyil and Amanda Dowdy lead the squad with 13 aces, while Tory Vaughan has added 12 of her own as well. Hragyil currently ranks ninth in the Big 12, averaging 0.31 aces per set. TEXAS TECH INVITATIONAL MARKS A FIRST The Red Raiders’ tournament win last weekend at the Texas Tech Invitational was the program’s first since it claimed the North Texas Tournament to start the 2008 season. Tech had also not won its own

At home...........................................................................3-2 On the road.....................................................................5-2 Neutral site......................................................................6-0 Big 12 Play.......................................................................0-3 Non-Conference........................................................ 14-1 At a tournament ....................................................... 11-1 Wearing red uniforms.................................................4-0 Wearing white uniforms............................................4-2 Wearing black uniforms.............................................6-2 Wearing pink uniforms...............................................0-0 Monday............................................................................2-0 Tuesday............................................................................1-0 Wednesday.....................................................................0-1 Friday................................................................................5-1 Saturday...........................................................................6-2 Against ranked opponents.......................................0-2 Top 5 opponents..........................................................0-0 Top 10 opponents........................................................0-0 Kills Leading......................................................................... 13-1 Trailing..............................................................................1-3 Tied....................................................................................0-0 Blocks Leading......................................................................... 11-2 Trailing..............................................................................1-2 Tied....................................................................................2-0 Digs Leading............................................................................9-1 Trailing..............................................................................4-3 Tied....................................................................................1-0 Attack Percentage Leading......................................................................... 14-1 Trailing..............................................................................0-3 Service Aces Leading......................................................................... 10-0 Trailing..............................................................................3-3 Tied....................................................................................1-1 Hitting Percentage Hitting .300 or better..................................................5-0 Hitting .250 to .299......................................................4-0 Hitting .200 to .249......................................................4-0 Hitting .100 to .199......................................................1-3 Hitting below .100.......................................................0-1 Opponents hitting above .300................................0-0 Opponents hitting .250 to .299...............................1-2 Opponents hitting .200 to .249...............................0-1 Opponents hitting .100 to .199...............................3-1 Holding opponents below .100........................... 10-0 In three sets................................................................. 11-2 In four sets......................................................................2-1 In five sets.......................................................................1-1 Winning set one......................................................... 13-1 Winning set two......................................................... 13-0 Winning set three...................................................... 12-2 Winning set four...........................................................3-0 Losing set one...............................................................1-3 Losing set two...............................................................1-4 Losing set three.............................................................2-2 Losing set four...............................................................0-2


MATCH NOTES home tournament since 2004 when the Red Raiders defeated UTPA, UTEP, and North Texas as part of the Red Raider Classic. DAVID ADDS TO WEEKLY AWARD WINNERS Breeann David became the second Texas Tech player to earn a Big 12 weekly award this week as she was named the conference Rookie of the Week on Monday. David joins teammate Aubree Piper as a weekly award winner after Piper earned Defensive Player of the Week honors a week ago. It marked the first time in school history that two different players had been honored in the same season. PIPER HONORED ON BIG 12 WEEKLY AWARDS Prior to Tuesday night’s match at Texas-Pan American, sophomore Aubree Piper was named the Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Week for her performance during the Texas Tech Invitational. Piper finished with 21 blocks to go along with 15 kills on the weekend, matching her single-game highs for total blocks and block assists in the process. No Tech player had been previously honored with a Big 12 weekly award since Amanda Dowdy was named the conference Rookie of the Week on Sept. 15, 2008. DOWDY LEADS TRIO OF PLAYERS ON ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM Amanda Dowdy was one of three Red Raiders named to the Texas Tech Invitational all-tournament team as the senior picked up most valuable player honors. Fellow senior Karlyn Meyers and junior Miara Cave were also honored as the Red Raiders claimed the tournament title following a 3-0 weekend. DOWDY, CAVE MAKE ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM Texas Tech senior Amanda Dowdy and junior Miara Cave were both named to the TCU Invitational AllTournament team after leading the Red Raiders to a second-place showing. MORE BALANCE, BETTER RESULTS If there was one consistent variable in Tech’s opening weekend, it would be that the Red Raiders have more balance on offense. The trio of Amanda Dowdy, Miara Cave, and Breeann David all had at least 10 kills each in both of the first two matches. In the process, Tech’s hitting percentage rose to a .256 average over three matches, including a .388 mark against UConn, the Red Raiders’ highest attacking percentage since defeating South Florida in three sets on Sept. 9, 2006. DAVID JOINS ELITE COMPANY Since the Red Raiders joined the Big 12 in 1996, no Tech freshman has begun her career with doubledigit kill figures in back-to-back matches. That is until Breeann David. The Denver City product finished with 11 kills against TCU and followed with 14 the following day against UConn. David finished with a .500 hitting percentage against UConn as she was 14-for-24 on the attack en route to posting Tech’s highest individual hitting percentage since Barbara Conceicao recorded a .526 average on Sept. 11, 2009 against Gonzaga.

State in the opening set, Flora went with a lineup to start the second frame that consisted of all freshmen. Tory Vaughan was the only Red Raider junior or senior to see action over the match’s final two sets as Tech played all 17 players that traveled that weekend. DOWDY NAMED TO PRESEASON ALL-BIG 12 Senior Amanda Dowdy was recognized prior to the season as Tech’s only selection on the Preseason All-Big 12 team. Dowdy was among the top offensive players in the conference a year ago en route to be selected to the All-Big 12 first team following the season. This marks the second-straight season Dowdy has been honored on the preseason and first as a unanimous selection. MEYERS ADDS EXPERIENCE AT SETTER With such a young roster, the Red Raiders will rely on senior setter Karlyn Meyers at the setter position. A two-year starter, Meyers is one of the most-accomplished setters in school history as she is already among the top 10 all-time in career assists and assists per set average. RED RAIDERS WILL BE YOUNG Texas Tech will be one of the younger teams in the country as 15 of the program’s 21 players are listed as either a freshman or sophomore. Two of the squad’s six upperclassmen, juniors Ciara Gibson and Kelly Chiffer, will both redshirt this season, giving the Red Raiders only four upperclassmen on the court - seniors Amanda Dowdy and Karlyn Meyers and juniors Miara Cave and Tory Vaughan. FLORA ADDS VETERAN ASSISTANT IN CORONEL One of the first things Don Flora said he wanted once he arrived at Texas Tech was to hire another proven assistant. He got his wish when Jojit Coronel compiled the Tech staff. Coronel, the head coach at George Washington the previous 10 seasons, joins fellow assistant Beth Falls and director of operations Amy Gandy. CAVE PRIMED FOR STELLAR JUNIOR SEASON When asked who his most improved player was at the end of spring, Don Flora did not have to hesitate to say Miara Cave. Flora’s has described Cave’s spring as “going back to the basics” as the junior primarily worked on her footwork. The result has been a newfound confidence for Cave, who will be looking to improve on last season’s numbers where she was second on the team with 176 kills. DAVID LOOKS TO FOLLOW FAMILY LEGACY Breeann David’s commitment to Texas Tech last spring not only gave the program one of the top recruits in the country, but it continued a family legacy. David’s mother, the former Megan McGuire, was a standout volleyball athlete for Tech in the 1980s while her father, Stan David, starred on the football team during the same time before being drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the 1984 NFL Draft. Both her mother and aunt, Susan Kelly McGuire, are still among the top 10 in school history of every blocking category. David’s older sister, Leah David, is also the team’s student manager.

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AVCA TOP 25 POLL Rk. School Pts. Rec. LW 1. Illinois (56) 1,488 15-0 1 2. UCLA (2) 1,387 13-2 2 3. Washington (1) 1,332 13-1 3 4. California 1,280 15-2 4 5. USC (1) 1,237 11-3 5 6. Nebraska 1,192 11-1 7 7. Stanford 1,173 10-3 6 8. Penn State 1,059 10-4 9 9. Hawaii 1,017 14-1 11 10. Texas 928 9-4 8 11. Purdue 905 14-1 12 12. Northern Iowa 783 16-1 14 13. Florida 764 11-3 13 14. Minnesota 712 7-5 10 15. Oregon 671 12-2 15 16. Iowa State 593 12-3 16 17. San Diego 497 16-1 18 18. Michigan 473 14-2 17 19. Tennessee 361 13-2 23 20. Pepperdine 345 9-5 19 21. Miami (Fla.) 319 13-1 20 22. Oklahoma 248 16-3 25 23. Colorado State 234 10-3 21 24. Florida State 211 11-4 22 25. Ohio State 103 12-5 24 Receiving Votes: Western Kentucky 53; Kentucky 26; Louisville 14; Tulsa 14; Duke 10; Texas A&M 9; UC Davis 8; Arizona 7; Long Beach State 7; Kansas State 5; North Carolina 5; Missouri 4, UC Santa Barbara 4, TCU 2.

BIG 12 PRESEASON POLL Rank 1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Team (First-place votes) Texas (7) Iowa State (2) Oklahoma Texas A&M Missouri Baylor Kansas Kansas State Texas Tech

Points 63 53 53 43 32 30 22 20 8

TECH IN NCAA STATS TEAM RANKINGS

As of matches through Oct. 2

Blocks per set_____________________ 5th (3.01) Win/Loss Percentage____________ T-22nd (.824) INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS

As of matches through Oct. 2

Amanda Dowdy Kills per set______________________ 45th (4.07) Points per set____________________ 45th (4.57)

FRESHMAN GET VALUABLE TIME AT TCU One thing Don Flora wanted to see while at TCU was how his young team of mainly freshmen and sophomores would respond in a competitive atmosphere. After Tech easily defeated Grambling

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2011 ROSTER

NUMERICAL ROSTER NO. NAME

HT.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 23 24

5-7 5-3 5-11 5-11 5-7 5-11 6-2 5-11 5-5 6-1 6-3 5-7 6-1 5-10 5-1 5-8 5-10 5-11 5-11 6-0 5-11

Sheridan Burgess Abby McGinnis Karlyn Meyers Miara Cave Tory Vaughan Breeann David Dravon Rangel Kate Foley Megan Dominguez Brogan Prior-Newburn Amanda Dowdy Nicole Hragyil Aubree Piper Brandy Huskey Hannah Salyer Amshatar Stephenson Amy Rose Mikia Mills Kelly Chiffer Sam Podraza Ciara Gibson

POS. CLASS-EX. DS/OH DS SET OPP/OH LIB/DS OH MB OPP/OH DS MB OH SET MB/OH SET DS MB OH MB OH/OPP MB OH

So-1L Fr-HS Sr-3L Jr-2L Jr-2L Fr-HS So-RS Fr-HS Fr-HS Fr-HS Sr-3L Fr-TR So-1L So-1L So-SQ Fr-HS Fr-HS Fr-HS Jr-TR Fr-HS Jr-TR

ALPHABETICAL ROSTER HOMETOWN/LAST SCHOOL Amarillo, Texas/Amarillo Katy, Texas/Cinco Ranch China Springs, Texas/China Springs San Antonio, Texas/Roosevelt San Antonio, Texas/Churchill Denver City, Texas/Denver City Grand Prairie, Texas/Mississippi State Houston, Texas/Clear Lake El Paso, Texas/Chapin Castle Rock, Colo./Highlands Ranch Lexington, Texas/Lexington Carrollton, Texas/Tulsa Amarillo, Texas/Randall Columbus, Texas/Columbus Georgetown, Texas/Georgetown Garland, Texas/Parish Episcopal Monahans, Texas/Monahans Fontana, Calif./Etiwanda Seal Beach, Calif./Cypress College San Diego, Calif./Scripps Ranch Houston, Texas/Kentucky State

NO. NAME 1 Sheridan Burgess 4 Miara Cave 22 Kelly Chiffer 6 Breeann David 9 Megan Dominguez 11 Amanda Dowdy 8 Kate Foley 24 Ciara Gibson 14 Brandy Huskey 12 Nicole Hragyil 2 Abby McGinnis 3 Karlyn Meyers 21 Mikia Mills 23 Sam Podraza 10 Brogan Prior-Newburn 13 Aubree Piper 7 Dravon Rangel 20 Amy Rose 15 Hannah Salyer 19 Amshatar Stephenson 5 Tory Vaughan

POS. DS/OH RS/OH OH/OPP OH DS OH OPP/OH OH SET SET DS SET MB MB MB MB/OH MB OH DS MB/OH LIB/DS

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach: Don Flora (1st Season) Assistant Coach: Jojit Coronel (1st Season) Assistant Coach: Beth Falls (6th Season) Director of Operations: Amy Gandy (3rd Season) Strength and Conditioning: Katie Munger Athletic Trainer: Imelda Garcia

ROSTER BREAKDOWN BY POSITION Setter_____________________________________ 3 _______________________Huskey, Hragyil, Meyers Outside Hitter______________________________ 9 ____________ Burgess, Cave, Chiffer, David, Dowdy _____________________ Foley, Gibson, Piper, Rose Opposite__________________________________ 4 ____________________Cave, Foley, Chiffer, Wagner Middle Blocker_____________________________ 6 ____________ Mills, Prior-Newburn, Piper, Podraza, __________________________Rangel, Stephenson Defensive Specialist/Libero___________________ 5 ________________ Burgess, Dominguez, McGinnis, _____________________________ Salyer, Vaughan BY CLASSIFICATION Seniors___________________________________ 2 ______________________________Dowdy, Meyers Juniors____________________________________ 4 _________________ Cave, Chiffer, Gibson, Vaughan Sophomore________________________________ 5 ____________ Burgess, Husker, Piper, Rangel, Salyer Freshmen________________________________ 10 ___________ David, Dominguez, Hragyil, McGinnis, _____________ Mills, Neill, Podraza, Prior-Newburn, ___________________________ Rose, Stephenson

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BY HOME STATE California__________________________________ 3 _________________________Chiffer, Mills, Podraza Colorado__________________________________ 1 ______________________________ Prior-Newburn Texas____________________________________ 17 ______________ Burgess, Cave, David, Dominguez, __________ Dowdy, Foley, Gibson, Huskey, Hragyil, ________________McGinnis, Meyers, Piper, Rangel, ______________Rose, Salyer, Stephenson, Vaughan

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Sheridan Burgess Miara Cave Kelly Chiffer Megan Dominguez Kate Foley Ciara Gibson Nicole Hragyil Karlyn Meyers Mikia Mills Brogran Prior-Newburn Sam Podraza Dravon Rangel Hannah Salyer Amshatar Stephenson

Bur-JESS Me-AIR-ah Shy-fur Doh-MING-ez FOH-lee Sea-ah-rah RAH-gil KAR-lin My-KEY-ah Bro-GAN Pah-DRAH-zah Drey-VON SAW-yur Am-SHAH-tear


RADIO/TV ROSTER

1

Sheridan Burgess DS/OH • 5-7 • So-1L Amarillo, Texas Amarillo H.S.

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Dravon Rangel

2

Abby McGinnis DS • 5-3 • Fr-HS Katy, Texas Cinco Ranch H.S.

8

Kate Foley

MB • 6-2 • So-RS Grand Prairie, Texas Mississippi State

RS/OH • 5-11 • Fr-HS Houston, Texas Clear Lake H.S.

13

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Aubree Piper

MB/OH • 6-1 • So-1L Amarillo, Texas Canyon Randall H.S.

Brandy Huskey SET • 5-10 • So-1L Columbus, Texas Columbus H.S.

3

4

SET • 5-11 • Sr-3L China Springs, Texas China Springs H.S.

RS/OH • 5-11 • Jr-2L San Antonio, Texas Roosevelt H.S.

Karlyn Meyers

9

10

Megan Dominguez Brogan Prior-Newburn DS/LIB • 5-5 • Fr-HS El Paso, Texas Chapin H.S.

15

Hannah Salyer

DS • 5-1 • So-SQ Georgetown, Texas Georgetown H.S.

22

Kelly Chiffer

OH/OPP • 5-11 • Jr-TR Seal Beach, Calif. Cypress College

Don Flora

Head Coach 1st Season

Miara Cave

MB • 6-1 • Fr-HS Castle Rock, Colo. Highlands Ranch H.S.

19

Amshatar Stephenson MB/OH • 5-8 • Fr-HS Garland, Texas Parish Episcopal H.S.

23

Sam Podraza

MB • 6-0 • Fr-HS San Diego, Calif. Scripps Ranch H.S.

Jojit Coronel

DS/LIB • 5-7 • Jr-2L San Antonio, Texas Churchill H.S.

11

Amanda Dowdy OH • 6-3 • Sr-3L Lexington, Texas Lexington H.S.

20

Amy Rose

OH • 5-10 • Fr-HS Monahans, Texas Monahans H.S.

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Breeann David

OH • 5-11 • Fr-HS Denver City, Texas Denver City H.S.

12

Nicole Hragyil SET • 5-7 • Fr-TR Carrollton, Texas Tulsa

21

Mikia Mills

MB • 5-11 • Fr-HS Fontana, Calif. Etiwanda H.S.

Ciara Gibson

OH • 5-11 • Jr-TR Houston, Texas Kentucky State

Assistant Coach 6th Season

Tory Vaughan

24

Beth Falls

Assistant Coach 1st Season

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Dir. of Operations 3rd Season 2011 TEXAS TECH VOLLEYBALL

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2011 COMBINED STATS Texas Tech Combined Team Statistics (as of Oct 06, 2011) All matches Overall record: 14-4 Conf: 0-3 Home: 3-2 Away: 5-2 Neutral: 6-0

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Player

Dowdy, Amanda Cave, Miara David, Breeann Piper, Aubree Meyers, Karlyn Mills, Mikia Rangel, Dravon Podraza, Sam Rose, Amy Burgess, Sheridan Stephenson, Amshatar Hragyil, Nicole Foley, Kate Huskey, Brandy Salyer, Hannah Dominguez, Megan Vaughan, Tory TEXAS TECH Opponents

Team Statistics ATTACK Kills Erro rs Total Attacks Attack Pct Kills/Set SET Assists Assists/Set SERVE Aces Erro rs Aces/Set SERVE RECEPTIONS Erro rs Errors/Set DEFENSE Digs Digs/Set BLOCKING Block Solo Block Assist Total Blocks Blocks/Set Block Errors Ball handling errors ATTENDANCE Total Dates/Avg Per Date Neutral site #/Avg Current win streak Home win streak

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59 59 58 45 56 51 26 20 7 31 2 58 3 15 42 34 60 61 61

k

k/s

Attack e

238 4.03 76 165 2.80 69 153 2.64 77 78 1.73 26 61 1.09 2 38 0.75 26 28 1.08 9 17 0.85 6 9 1.29 6 6 0.19 7 2 1.00 2 2 0.03 3 1 0.33 2 1 0.07 1 0 0.00 1 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 799 13.10 313 638 10.46 413

TTU

OPP

799 313 2082 .233 13.1

638 413 2117 .106 10.5

740 12.1

592 9.7

87 121 1.4

54 92 0.9

54 0.9

87 1.4

898 14.7

865 14.2

30 311 185.5 3.0 26 11

20 166 103.0 1.7 30 22

4152 5/830 6/29 0 0

5549 7/793

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ta

667 363 408 185 110 115 70 47 26 40 5 9 12 3 2 0 20 208 211

pct

Set a a/s

.243 23 0.39 .264 2 0.03 .186 8 0.14 .281 1 0.02 .536 557 9.95 .104 1 0.02 .271 0 0.00 .234 2 0.10 .115 0 0.00 -. 0 2 5 2 0.06 .000 0 0.00 -.111 51 0.88 -. 0 8 3 0 0.00 .000 40 2.67 -. 5 0 0 2 0.05 .000 7 0.21 .000 44 0.73 .233 740 12.13 .106 592 9.70 Date Aug 26 Aug 27 Aug 27 Sep 02 Sep 02 Sep 03 Sep 06 Sep 09 Sep 09 Sep 10 Sep 16 Sep 17 Sep 17 Sep 19 *Sep 24 Sep 26 *Oct 01 *Oct 05

sa

Serve se sa/s

16 24 0 2 4 18 7 8 9 6 0 2 0 2 4 3 1 2 1 4 0 0 14 14 0 1 6 5 9 12 1 6 14 12 87 121 54 92

0.27 0.00 0.07 0.16 0.16 0.00 0.00 0.20 0.14 0.03 0.00 0.24 0.00 0.40 0.21 0.03 0.23 1.43 0.89

re

10 0 15 0 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 3 3 12 54 87

Opponent at TCU vs UConn vs Grambling State CENTRAL ARKANSAS NORTHWESTERN STATE MOREHEAD STATE at Texas-Pan American vs Southeastern La. vs Grambling State at Louisiana Tech vs Prairie View A&M vs Louisiana-Lafayette at UT Arlington at North Texas #16 IOWA STATE at New Mexico #25 OKLAHOMA at Baylor

Dig dig dig/s

231 3.92 18 0.31 78 1.34 19 0.42 103 1.84 8 0.16 4 0.15 4 0.20 3 0.43 24 0.77 0 0.00 91 1.57 2 0.67 13 0.87 41 0.98 30 0.88 229 3.82 898 14.72 865 14.18 L W W W W W W W W W W W W W L W L L

Score 1-3 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-1 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-1 0-3 3-2 2-3 0-3

bs

Blocking ba total blk/s be bhe

4 18 22 5 63 68 7 36 43 2 50 52 5 30 35 4 57 61 3 39 42 0 12 12 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 311 185.5 20 166 103.0

0.37 4 1.15 3 0.74 2 1.16 0 0.62 2 1.20 9 1.62 3 0.60 2 0.43 0 0.00 0 0.50 0 0.00 1 0.67 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 3.04 26 1.69 30

points

0 267.0 0 201.5 0 182.0 0 112.0 8 90.0 2 70.5 0 50.5 0 27.0 0 11.5 0 7.0 0 2.5 1 16.0 0 2.0 0 7.0 0 9.0 0 1.0 0 14.0 11 1071.5 22 795.0

Score by set 22-25,23-25,25-18,22-25 25-19,25-23,25-21 25-11,25-19,25-13 25-13,25-18,25-19 25-15,25-16,25-17 25-22,25-17,23-25,32-30 27-25,25-11,25-21 25-13,25-19,25-13 25-11,25-15,25-11 25-14,25-17,27-25 25-9,25-10,25-20 25-11,25-20,25-15 25-16,25-18,25-16 19-25,25-15,25-14,25-21 16-25,18-25,16-25 25-19,20-25,23-25,25-20,15-10 25-22,16-25,25-18,19-25,15-17 19-25,23-25,18-25

Record in 3-set matches:11-2 • Record in 4-set matches:2-1 • Record in 5-set matches:1-1

Att. 1706 0 0 386 1213 567 200 47 127 131 0 0 378 619 881 1683 1105 832

Texas Tech vs. Kansas State Match Notes  

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