Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
#8 Rachel Rhoades
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Mission Bay HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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Career Stats Career Stats

As a Junior (2013): Earned Pac-12 Second-Team All-Academic honors…Played in 24 matches and in 56 sets on the season…Finished the season with 58 kills, 33 blocks, 14 digs, six assists and three service aces, while also hitting an efficient .325…Tied a career-high with nine kills in the victory over Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 7…Had a season-high six blocks in the win over No. 21 Oregon back on Oct. 4…Came up big in Arizona’s win over New Mexico State in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament as she recorded five kills on .444 hitting and three blocks.

As a Sophomore (2012): Played in 108 of the team's 113 sets in 2012...Led the team with a .341 hitting percentage...Accumulated 127 kills, 91 blocks and 43 digs on the season...Was named to the all-tournament team at the Arizona Invitational...Also earned all-tournament honors at the Arizona Desert Classic...Recorded a career-high nine kills on two separate occasions (9/18 vs. Arizona State and 11/16 vs. Colorado)...Recorded a career-high eight blocks against TCU (9/7)...Closed out the season with five kills on .714 hitting to go with seven blocks at Arizona State (11/23).

As a Freshman (2011): Is the only freshmen that played in every match for the Wildcats...Had 100 kills and 69 blocks on the season...Recorded five kills and a team-high five blocks in the NCAA Tournament first round versus Michigan State (12/2)...Posted three blocks at Arizona State (11/26)...Recorded three blocks versus Arizona State (11/22)...Added two kills versus No. 1 USC (11/19)...Contributed three kills and a team-high five blocks in Arizona's sweep of No. 2 UCLA (11/18)...Recorded three kills and five blocks versus Colorado (11/12)...Contributed six kills and three blocks versus No. 20 Oregon (11/6)...Had four kills and three blocks in the Wildcats' win over Oregon State (11/4)...Posted four kills and a solo block at No. 10 Washington (10/30)...Tallied four kills at Washington State (10/28)...Contributed three kills and three blocks versus No. 2 California (10/22)...Added five kills and five blocks versus No. 5 Stanford (10/21)...Recorded a team-high four blocks and added six kills in the Wildcats' upset of No. 2 UCLA (10/8)...Posted three kills at No. 6 Stanford (10/2)...Registered four kills and no errors and led the team in blocks for the second-consecutive game in Arizona's win over Washington State (9/25)...Contributed three kills and a team-high three blocks versus No. 4 Washington (9/23)...Recorded a season-high six blocks and four kills at Oregon State (9/17)...Had one block in the Wildcats' conference-opener at Oregon (9/16)...Added two kills and two digs in Arizona's win over Evansville (9/10)...Tallied two kills and two blocks versus SeMO (9/10)...Registered four kills and one block versus UIC in the Evansville Dunn Hospitality Invitational (9/9)...Recorded three kills and four blocks vs. Eastern Washington (9/3)...Had six kills and one block vs. Cal State Fullerton (9/2)...Registered five kills and one dig vs. Presbyterian (9/2)...Added one kill vs. No. 10 Hawaii in the tournament (8/28)...Contributed five kills and three blocks vs. San Francisco in the tournament (8/27)...Made her Wildcat-debut and recorded three kills and two blocks in Arizona's defeat of Wichita State in the Chevron Rainbow Wahine Invitational (8/26).

High School: Was a three-year letter winner in volleyball at Mission Bay High School...Was team captain and her team's Most Valuable Player her junior and senior years...Also was named to the Western League's All-Conference First Team her junior and senior years...Also earned two letters in water polo and one in swimming.

Club: Played for Coast 18-1 VBC under Ozhan Bahrambeygui in San Diego and placed third in the 2011 Girls Junior National Tournament.

Personal: Has an older sister...Plans to pursue psychology at Arizona...Enjoys biking, listening to music, going to the beach, cooking and singing.