Texas Tech volleyball will begin the 2012 season on the road at the Boston College Tournament in Boston, Mass., this weekend, playing four matches against Fordham, Binghamton, Siena and Boston College.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012)
Led the Red Raiders in kills in just her first collegiate season ... totaled 241 kills while playing in 30 matches ... made five starts on the year as she was usually inserted off the bench early in each set ... appeared in 99 total sets while averaging 2.43 kills per frame ... only the sixth Red Raider freshman since 2000 to record 200 or more kills in a season ... led the Red Raiders with 724 total attacks where she compiled a .189 percentage ... also added 40 digs and 27 blocks ... finished in double digits for kills 11 times overall, beginning with the season opener against Fordham where she totaled 10 ... totaled a .500 hitting percentage against Fordham which marked her season high ... ended the Boston College Invitational with 15 kills against the host Eagles in a five set come-from-behind victory ... set a career high with 23 kills on Sept. 8 against Furman ... marked the only time a Tech player reached the 20-kill mark all season ... was also the fifth-highest kill total for a Big 12 player in 2012 ... finished with a .432 hitting percentage in the match after going 23-for-44 on the attack ... followed the performance with 13 kills later in the day against host Montana ... earned All-Tournament Team honors for the Montana Invitational ... was named the Big 12 Rookie of the Week on Sept. 10 for her performance in Montana ... was the third Red Raider to earn a Big 12 weekly award ... kept her strong run going following Montana with 14 kills against Houston Baptist in the Rice Invitational opener ... was her third-straight game in double digits, her longest of the season ... finished in double digits for kills four times during Big 12 play - Oct. 6 against Iowa State (10), Oct. 10 at Baylor (12), Nov. 14 at Texas (10) and Nov. 11 against Baylor (11) ... improved blocking as season progressed ... notched a season-high four blocks Sept. 26 against TCU ... three of those blocks were solo, marking her season high ... was one of six Red Raiders to play in 30 or more matches.
CAREER HIGHS Kills: 23, vs. Furman (Sept. 8, 2012) Total Attacks: 51, vs. Houston Baptist (Sept. 14, 2012) Hitting Percentage (Min. 5 Kills): .500, vs. Fordham (Aug. 24, 2012) Assists: None Service Aces: None Digs: 6, at Rice (Sept. 15, 2012) Solo Blocks: 3, at TCU (Sept. 26, 2012) Block Assists: 3, at Baylor (Oct. 10, 2012) Total Blocks: 4, twice, last at TCU (Sept. 26, 2012)
CROWLEY HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year letterwinner with the Eagles ... was named to the AVCA All-American Watch List prior to senior season ... also one of Volleyball Magazine's top 25 underclassmen to watch ... recognized as one of the top recruits nationally by Prep Volleyball ... listed as part of the Frosh 59, Soph 79, top junior recruits, and senior aces by the publication ... two-year captain for Crowley ... a first-team all-district selection all three years ... named the Offensive Player of the Year for District 8-4A as a junior ... shared district player of the year honors as a senior ... was a first-team all-district pick all four years ... two-time academic all-district selection as well ... totaled over 1,800 kills over four seasons along with 230 aces, 82 blocks, and 795 digs ... played under high school coach Kim Wheeler.
Played for the Texas Advantage Volleyball (TAV) club ... team is one of the top programs nationally ... club was consistently one of the top teams at the Junior Olympics and AAU tournaments ... played for the club for five years.
Born June 2, 1994 to parents Ron and the late Cherie Ehrle ... was actually born in Lubbock ... has an older brother, Josh ... parents are both Kent State graduates ... enrolled in the College of Mass Communications ... hopes to one day become a sports broadcaster or a talk show radio host.