SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013)
Recovered from a preseason injury to become one of Tech's top attackers during Big 12 play ... missed the entire non-conference schedule due to assorted injuries ... played and started in all 16 of Tech's Big 12 matches ... averaged 3.25 kills per set during that time, the second-highest average on the team ... recorded 182 kills, fifth-most on the team, while hitting at a .134 average ... finished with 10 or more kills in eight different matches ... led the Red Raiders in kills six times on the year ... made quite the debut on Sept. 25 at Oklahoma with 21 kills and 15 digs ... marked the most kills by a Red Raider in a Big 12 opener since Kelly Johnson also totaled 21 in 2001 against Colorado ... hit .264 against the Sooners, her second-highest percentage of the season ... took 53 swings against Oklahoma, one of five matches with at least 50 attempts ... her 15 digs marked a season high ... ended the year with seven matches with 10 or more digs overall ... Oklahoma match was the first of six double-doubles on the year ... also notched double-doubles against West Virginia (Oct. 5), TCU (Oct. 12), at West Virginia (Nov. 2), Kansas State (Nov. 6) and Oklahoma (Nov. 20) ... connected on a career-high 24 kills on Oct. 12 at TCU ... marked most kills by a Red Raider against a Big 12 opponent since Amanda Dowdy totaled 34 at Colorado on Nov. 20, 2010 ... came close to matching that career high on Nov. 6 with 23 kills against Kansas State ... her 23 kills against the Wildcats marked the third-highest total in the Big 12 for a four-set match ... her 24 kills against the Sooners also ranked as the fourth-highest total overall as well ... came close to two more double doubles with 10 kills and nine digs at K-State on Oct. 19 and then nine kills and 10 digs against Texas on Nov. 16 ... ended the year ranked seventh in the Big 12 for points pet set (3.58) in league matches only and eighth in kills per set (3.28) ... her 133 digs ranked fifth on the team while her 2.38 digs per set average was fourth overall ... added 19 blocks on the front row, averaging 0.34 per set ... best blocking performances came Oct. 30 and Nov. 2 in road matches at Iowa State and West Virginia ... played the majority of the back half of the Big 12 schedule injured but continued to be one of Tech's major factors offensively.
CAREER HIGHS (entering 2014 season) Kills: 24, at TCU (Oct. 12, 2013) Total Attacks: 64, vs. Kansas State (Nov. 6, 2013) Hitting Percentage (Min. 5 Kills): .279, at TCU (Oct. 12, 2013) Assists: 2, twice, last at Kansas (Nov. 23, 2013) Service Aces: 3, at West Virginia (Nov. 2, 2013) Digs: 15, at Oklahoma (Sept. 25, 2013) Solo Blocks: 1, vs. Iowa State (Oct. 2, 2013) Block Assists: 3, twice, last at West Virginia (Nov. 2, 2013) Total Blocks: 3, twice, last at West Virginia (Nov. 2, 2013) Double-Doubles: 6, last vs. Oklahoma (Nov. 20, 2013)
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012 AT SOUTH CAROLINA)
Appeared in 30 matches while making nine starts in her only season with the Gamecocks ... all nine of her starts came in the final 11 matches ... saw action is 84 total sets ... finished fourth on the team with 122 kills ... averaged 1.45 kills per set ... hit .204 on the season off 328 attacks ... also totaled 102 digs at a 1.21 per set rate ... ranked fifth on the team in digs ... added four service aces and 13 assists as well ... recorded double-digit kills twice ... finished in double digits for digs four times ... posted her lone double-double on Nov. 16 against Alabama with 11 kills and 15 digs, both career highs ... totaled a career-high four block assists in collegiate debut against Temple early in the season.
HEBRON HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year letterwinner at Hebron, which is consistently one of the top high school teams in the state ... helped lead the Hawks to the Class 5A Texas state title as a junior ... team advanced to the regional semifinals her sophomore year and the regional quarterfinals her senior season ... played with current Red Raider Nicole Hragyil her freshman season ... a first team all-state selection following her senior season ... also named the Co-Offensive Player of the Year for District 8-5A as well ... honored as the MaxPreps/AVCA Texas Player of the Week for Oct. 30, 2011 ... totaled 684 kills, 33 blocks, 368 digs and 68 aces during senior season alone ... was squad's team captain that year ... received Academic All-State honors as well ... also four-year letterwinner in track ... found most success in the high jump where she advanced to the regional meet ... played for the Texas Advantage club team in the offseason.
Jennifer Allen ... born June 4, 1994, to parents Hobey and Dixie Allen ... has two older brothers, Jay and John ... father was a collegiate baseball player at Ohio State ... exercise sports science major.