Here's a breakdown of the TCU women's basketball team as it enters its first season in the Big 12:
#2 Whitney Williams – 5-7 Senior, Guard, Fort Worth, Texas
Williams began her career at Iowa State, where she played two seasons before transferring to TCU in 2010. Williams returns to Big 12 play this year as one of the top three-point shooters in the conference. Last season in the Mountain West, Williams ranked in the top 15 in assists, 3-point field percentage, and 3-point field goals made.
#3 Veja Hamilton – 5-10 Freshman, Guard/Forward, Spring, Texas
Hamilton, a four-star recruit in high school, should contribute early this year. As a senior at Klein Collins High School, the do-it-all combo guard averaged 20.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.0 steals, and 2.6 assists per game. In Hamilton’s final game, she scored 28 of her team’s 60 points in an overtime loss to Pflugerville.
#4 Chelsea Prince – 5-11 Sophomore, Forward, Fort Worth, Texas
As one of the most athletic players to play for coach Jeff Mittie, Prince will see an expanded role on the team this season. Prince led the team in steals per game last season at 2.4 per contest, ranking in the top three in the Mountain West in that department. Prince made her mark as a defensive-minded player during her freshman campaign, but should prove to be more of an offensive force this season.
#5 Meagan Henson – 5-0 Junior, Guard, Yukon, Oklahoma
Despite seeing limited action as a freshman and again early last season, Henson finished her sophomore season strong and will look to carry that momentum into her junior campaign. Henson had 38 assists last season and averaged 10.7 minutes per game.
#11 Kamy Cole – 5-9 Freshman, Guard, Brock, Texas
Cole, the highly decorated recruit from Brock, Texas, will contribute early for the Horned Frogs. The three-time state tournament MVP posted big numbers as a senior, averaging 25.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game. Along with garnering multiple state tournament MVP honors, Cole was named to the Texas McDonald’s All-American team. Cole was also the TABC 2A Player of the Year as a senior
#14 Zahna Medley – 5-6 Freshman, Guard, Springfield, Illinois
The freshman sharpshooter left Springfield High School holding multiple program records, including assists, 3-pointers made, free throws made, and steals, to name a few. Medley, a three-time first team 3A all state selection, scored 2,617 career points – the most in school history for either a male or female player.
#21 Latricia Lovings – 6-2 Junior, Center, Fort Worth, Texas
After two years, Lovings has already established herself as one of the elite shot blockers in the country. Lovings, who ranked in the top 25 in blocked shots in the NCAA, has 89 career blocks for the Frogs, putting her in the top three in program history. Lovings averaged 5.2 points per game as a sophomore, and looks to become more of an offensive factor this season.
#22 Delisa Gross – 6-2 Senior, Forward, Waco, Texas
Gross is a three-year starter for the Frogs who will return to anchor the middle for TCU in her senior season. Gross has a knack for performing at crunch time, hitting clutch shots and pulling down rebounds when the game is on the line. Gross scored a season-high 18 points in a road win at Boise State a season ago. Gross’s senior leadership will be relied upon this season as TCU enters the Big 12.
#23 Logan Mittie – 5-8 Sophomore, Guard, Aledo, Texas
Mittie was mainly used as a role player during her freshman season, but could see her role expand in her second year. Mittie has a reputation of being a consistent outside shooter. Mittie was a two-time all-state selection at Aledo High School. She is the daughter of head coach Jeff Mittie.
#24 Natalie Ventress – 5-11 Sophomore, Guard, Fort Worth
Ventress had one of the best freshman seasons in program history a year ago, earning both Mountain West Freshman of the Year honors and a first team all-conference selection. Ventress is the first player since Jill Sutton in the 1997-98 season to lead TCU in scoring as a freshman, averaging 13.4 points per game a season ago. Big things are expected from the second year guard this season.
#32 Caitlin Diaz – 6-1 Freshman, Forward, Houston, Texas
The Tomball High school standout was productive as both a scorer and as a rebounder during her senior campaign when she averaged 19.6 points and 10 rebounds per game. Diaz also excelled on the volleyball court and in the classroom in high school, earning three first-team all-district selections in volleyball and multiple academic all-state honors.
#33 Donielle Breaux – 5-10 Sophomore, Guard, Missouri City, Texas
Breaux, who transferred to TCU from the University of Kansas, will not be eligible until the second semester this year. Breaux will provide another weapon for the Frogs when she is finally eligible to play, having already competed for KU. Breaux was an All-American nominee in high school, averaging 24 points and 7.1 rebounds per game during her senior season at Elkins High School.
#44 Ashley Colbert – 6-3 Sophomore, Center, Fort Worth, Texas
Much like Ventress, Colbert is poised for a breakout season in her sophomore campaign. Colbert has a polished offensive game and is a skilled mid-ranged shooter. Colbert started 13 games as a freshman, proving to be a big part of the Horned Frog’s offense. Her role should expand this season as she looks to build off her freshman success.