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TEXAS TECH RED RAIDER VOLLEYBALL

A NEW ERA, A NEW BEGINNING u

Head Coach Don Flora

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Unanimous Preseason All-Big 12 selection Amanda Dowdy

2011 SCHEDULE AUGUST 26 at TCU 27 vs. Connecticut vs. Grambling State

Senior Co-Captain Karlyn Meyers

TEXAS TECH INVITATIONAL 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

2 p.m. 6 p.m. 2 p.m. 6 p.m. Noon 5 p.m. 1 p.m. 4 p.m. 11 a.m. 7:30 p.m. 7 p.m. TBA 8 p.m.

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

6:05 p.m. 7 p.m. TBA 6:30 p.m. TBA 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

TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS Record_________________________________ 2-1 Head Coach______________________ Don Flora Record at School______________ 2-1 (1st Season) Career Record____________ 271-60 (12th Season) CENTRAL ARKANSAS Record_________________________________ 1-2 Head Coach_________________ David McFatrich Record at School______________ 1-2 (1st Season) Career Record________________ 1-2 (1st Season) NORTHWESTERN STATE LADY DEMONS Record_________________________________ 1-2 Co-Head Coach___ Hugh & Stephanie Hernesman Record at School____________14-18 (2nd Season) Career Record____61-61 (5th Season), 14-18 (2nd) MOREHEAD STATE EAGLES Record_________________________________ 1-2 Head Coach___________________ Jaime Gordon Record at School__________ 151-110 (9th Season) Career Record___________ 230-136 (12th Season)

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE Friday, Sept. 2 Central Arkansas vs. UNLV_____________ 10 a.m. Morehead State vs. Northwestern State____Noon Texas Tech vs. Central Arkansas__________ 2 p.m. UNLV vs. Morehead State_______________ 4 p.m. Texas Tech vs. Northwestern State________ 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 Morehead State vs. Central Arkansas____ 10 a.m. Northwestern State vs. UNLV_____________Noon Texas Tech vs. Morehead State__________ 2 p.m. COVERAGE Twitter______________________ @TechGameday Live Stats________________ www.texastech.com Live Video_______________ www.texastech.com (Texas Tech matches only.)

RED RAIDERS HOST THE TEXAS TECH INVITATIONAL Texas Tech will look to follow up its solid start to its season this weekend when the Red Raiders battle Central Arkansas, Northwestern State and Morehead State on Friday and Saturday as part of the Texas Tech Invitational at the United Spirit Arena. FLORA EARNS FIRST VICTORY AT TEXAS TECH While the Don Flora era at Texas Tech may not have started just as he might have dreamed, the first-year head coach earned his first career victory last Saturday morning against UConn. The win was No. 270 of Flora’s career and helped overcome a season-opening loss to TCU the night before. The Red Raiders followed up the UConn victory by defeating Grambling State later Saturday afternoon in another 3-0 sweep. Of the eight head coaches in school history, Flora joined Donna Martin (1985-88) and Nancy Todd (2003-08) as the only three coaches to win two of their first three matches on the Tech bench. THE SERIES Texas Tech’s matches against all three schools this weekend will be the first in school history. RED RAIDERS IN HOME TOURNAMENTS The Texas Tech Invitational will mark the first home tournament held in Lubbock since the 2008 season. The Red Raiders, who have traditionally hosted a tournament annually, are 32-9 during the Big 12 era in home tournaments at the United Spirit Arena.

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Amanda Dowdy Named to the TCU Invitational All-Tournament team.

Miara Cave Named to the TCU Invitational All-Tournament team.

Karlyn Meyers Recorded sixth career double-double against TCU.

Dravon Rangel Started in two or three matches at TCU Invitational.

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Breeann David

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Had solid debut with 10+ kills versus TCU and UConn.

Mikia Mills Freshman recorded eight kills against Grambling St.

Tory Vaughan Matched career high for digs in opening two matches.

Nicole Hragyil Backup setter who will be one of Tech’s first subs.


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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.................................... 750-583-6 (.560) 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...............................................First Season Career Record............................. 271-60 (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 THURSDAY

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vs. Central Arkansas 2 p.m.

Media Availability Following

vs. Northwestern State 6 p.m.

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vs. Morehead State 2 p.m.

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TUESDAY

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at Texas-Pan American 6 p.m.

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Travel to Ruston, La.


MATCH NOTES NOTABLES u Texas Tech’s 2-1 start to its season was the school’s best since 2008 when the Red Raiders went a perfect 3-0 at the North Texas Tournament. u The Red Raiders played in front of 1,706 fans during the season opener at TCU, which was the school’s second-largest crowd in program history. u Texas Tech had not previously had three players with double-digit kills over the first two matches of a season since 2007. Amanda Dowdy, Miara Cave, and Breeann David all did so with the Red Raiders as the trio accounted for over 80 percent of Tech’s kills against TCU and UConn. u Prior to last weekend, Texas Tech had not won two-consecutive matches by a 3-0 sweep since defeating Texas State and Texas-Pan American in a doubleheder on Sept. 2, 2006. u Texas Tech had not won two-consecutive matches since the Red Raiders began the 2008 season with three-straight wins. u Aubree Piper set a new career high against TCU with seven block assists in the match, surpassing her previous high of five set against Kansas on Oct. 5, 2010. u Texas Tech’s match against UConn marked its first against a Big East opponent since falling to Syracuse on Sept. 8, 2007. u Amanda Dowdy’s streak of 27-straight matches where she led the team in kills was snapped against Grambling State when Sam Podraza and Mikia Mills recorded eight kills each to pace the Red Raiders. Dowdy was pulled from the match following the first set against the Tigers. LOOKING AHEAD The Red Raiders return to the road next week for the start of an eight-match roadtrip, beginning Tuesday evening at Texas-Pan American. Tech will face the Broncs at 6 p.m. in the UTPA Fieldhouse. 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 last weekend. 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. CAVE ACCURATE ON THE ATTACK After a spring and fall filled with high expectations, Miara Cave lived up to them through one weekend as the junior was third on the team in kills while posting a team-high .453 hitting percentage in the process. Cave finished with 30 kills on the weekend as she tied her career high with 15 kills against TCU. FRESHMAN GET VALUABLE TIME IN FORT WORTH 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 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. VAUGHAN MATCHES CAREER HIGH Tory Vaughan made a successful return to the libero position at TCU as the junior matched her career high of 13 digs against both the host Horned Frogs and UConn. Vaughan played sparingly in the finale against Grambling State as the Red Raiders went with a younger lineup over the match’s final two sets. 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.

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AVCA TOP 25 POLL Rk. School Pts. Rec. LW 1. California (31) 1,422 3-0 3 2. Penn State (11) 1,388 1-1 1 3. Southern California (5) 1,356 1-1 2 4. Texas (9) 1,347 2-0 4 5. Nebraska (1) 1,221 2-0 5 6. Stanford (1) 1,140 2-0 6 7. Illinois 1,118 3-0 8 8. Washington 1,091 3-0 7 9. Florida 982 2-0 9 10. Hawaii (1) 970 2-0 10 11. Minnesota 913 1-1 12 12. UCLA 880 3-0 11 13. Purdue 759 3-0 13 14. Northern Iowa 613 3-0 14 15. Colorado State 584 3-0 15 16. Oregon (1) 542 1-1 28 17. Oklahoma 508 3-0 16 18. Duke 458 3-0 17 19. Iowa State 436 3-0 18 20. San Diego 304 3-0 20 21. Dayton 284 3-0 19 22. Ohio State 254 4-0 21 23. Long Beach State 205 2-1 22 24. Michigan 176 3-0 24 Florida State 143 3-0 30 Receiving Votes: Tennessee 117; Pepperdine 67; LSU 37; Missouri 33; Miami (FL) 18; Arizona 15; Notre Dame 15; San Diego State 13; Clemson 9; St. Mary’s (CA) 8; Cal Poly 9; Northwestern 4; Western Kentucky 4; Michigan State 3. 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

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

BIG 12 W L Pct. 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000

SETS W-L 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

OVERALL SETS W L Pct. W-L 4 0 1.000 12-0 4 0 1.000 12-1 3 0 1.000 9-2 3 0 1.000 9-0 3 0 1.000 9-1 2 0 1.000 6-2 2 1 .667 6-3 2 1 .667 7-3 2 2 .500 7-8

Last 10 4-0 4-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 2-0 2-1 2-1 2-2

Streak W4 W4 W3 W3 W3 W2 W2 W2 W2

vs. RANKED TEAMS Top 10 Top 25 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

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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.

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. Brande Brown (1994-97) 4. Amanda Dowdy (2008-Pres.) 5. Christine Martin (1993-97)

Kills 1,925 1,333 1,083 1,079 1,046

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,

Career Attack Attempts Name Attacks 1. Kelly Johnson (2001-04) 5,142 2. Melissa McGehee (1999-92) 3,368 3. Cristine Martin (1993-97) 3,181 4. Amanda Dowdy (2008-Pres.) 2,997 5. Sabrina Zenon (1988-91) 2,969

primarily worked on her footwork. The result has been a new-found confidence for Cave, who will be looking to improve on last season’s numbers where she was second on the team with 176 kills.

gyil adds depth for the Red Raiders as she will join Brandy Huskey as a backup to Karlyn Meyers. Both Hragyil and Huskey will also see time as a back row specialist.

VAUGHAN RETURNS TO LIBERO POSITION Tory Vaughan will return to the libero position this season for the first time since she was a freshman. The now-junior spent the 2010 as a defensive specialist, playing in all 29 matches while finishing fourth on the team with 147 digs. Vaughan played in all but two matches as a freshman, totaling 143 digs in the process, third-highest on the team.

STEPHENSON, HRAGYIL RETURN HOME ALSO In addition to Dravon Rangel, freshmen Amshatar Stephenson and Nicole Hragyil will both be playing close to home this weekend as Stephenson hails from nearby Garland and Hragyil grew up in Carrollton.

RED RAIDERS BOAST 12 NEWCOMERS Soon after his hire, Don Flora immediately hit the recruiting trail, traveling all over the country trying to build the Tech roster. The hard work paid off as the Red Raiders boast 12 newcomers to this year’s roster, including nine high school prospects. 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. RANGEL BACK IN ACTION AFTER INJURY Dravon Rangel will be back in action for the first time in almost a year this week as the redshirt sophomore missed almost all of last season with a knee injury. Rangel played in two matches of the season-opening Rice Tournament before receiving a medical redshirt at the conclusion of the season. Rangel will be making her return nearly 15 minutes from her hometown of Grand Prairie. RED RAIDERS ADD SETTER TRANSFER, HRAGYIL Tech added depth to the setter position last spring as Nicole Hragyil became the first commitment of the Don Flora era, joining the program at midterm just in time to participate in spring drills. Hra4

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GIBSON, CHIFFER SET TO REDSHIRT Texas Tech’s two junior transfers, Ciarra Gibson and Kelly Chiffer, will both redshirt this season, head coach Don Flora announced prior to the year. Gibson arrives at Tech following two seasons at Kentucky State while Chiffer previously played at Cypress College. BIG 12 BOASTS THREE IN PRESEASON TOP 25 The Big 12 Conference has three schools among the top 25 of the preseason American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) poll. Texas led the way at No. 4 while Oklahoma and Iowa State were both in the top 20 at No. 16 and No. 18 respectively. Missouri TECH PICKED TO FINISH NINTH IN BIG 12 PLAY The Red Raiders did not receive the preseason vote of confidence they hoped for as Tech was picked to finish last in the nine-team Big 12 Conference. Texas was picked to win the conference championship in a vote of the league coaches. 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

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


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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

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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

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE

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

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

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

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

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

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Kate Foley

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

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

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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.

23

Sam Podraza

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

Don Flora

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Miara Cave

Jojit Coronel

Assistant Coach 1st Season

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.

5

Tory Vaughan

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.

24

Ciara Gibson

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

Beth Falls

Assistant Coach 6th Season

Amy Gandy

Dir. of Operations 3rd Season

6

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.


2010 COMBINED STATS

TEXAS TECH VOLLEYBALL

Texas Tech Overall Individual Statistics (as of Sep 01, 2011) All matches Overall record: 2-1 Conf: 0-0 Home: 0-0 Away: 0-1 Neutral: 2-0 Attack ##

Player

sp mp-ms

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

8 10 8 9 8 6 5 3 1 7 2 10 2 2 9 5 7 10 10

3-3

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Player

sp

re

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

8 10 8 9 8 6 5 3 1 7 2 10 2 7 5 2 9 10 10

3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 6 12

6 4 21 3 23 13 7 20 1 19 12 8 14 5 9 15

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

Set

k/s

e

ta

pct

a

a/s

sa

sa/s

se

38 32 30 13 9 8 4 4 3 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 148 101

4.75 3.20 3.75 1.44 1.12 1.33 0.80 1.33 3.00 0.43 1.00 0.10 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 14.8 10.1

11 14 6 7 0 3 5 2 0 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 56 58

104 71 53 29 15 21 13 10 8 16 5 2 11 0 2 0 0 360 335

.260 .254 .453 .207 .600 .238 -.077 .200 .375 -.062 .000 .500 -.091 .000 .000 .000 .000 .256 .128

2 0 0 0 91 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 11 11 1 1 137 93

0.25 0.00 0.00 0.00 11.3 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 0.00 5.50 1.22 0.20 0.14 13.7 9.30

1 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 12 6

0.12 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.38 0.33 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.14 0.00 0.20 0.00 0.00 0.11 0.00 0.14 1.20 0.60

5 4 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 1 2 3 3 1 31 17

Dig

6 4 21 3 23 13 7 20 1 19 12 8 15 9 14 5

-

dig

Serve

k

Blocking

dig/s

bs

ba

total

blk/s

be

bhe

31 3.88 17 1.70 5 0.62 3 0.33 25 3.12 2 0.33 3 0.60 0 0.00 1 1.00 6 0.86 0 0.00 17 1.70 1 0.50 5 0.71 8 1.60 0 0.00 31 3.44 155 15.50 140 14.00

2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5

0 6 7 4 3 5 7 4 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 40 26

2 7 8 5 3 5 7 4 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 25.0 18.0

0.25 0.70 1.00 0.56 0.38 0.83 1.40 1.33 1.00 0.00 0.50 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.50 1.80

1 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 9

0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4

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