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#2 Rachel Kidwell
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bullhead City, Ariz.
High School: River Valley HS/Arizona Western Coll.
Experience: 1 Letter

2008: Team co-captain ranked second on Seawolves in kills per set (2.57) and third in digs per game (2.96) ... finished with UAA career ranks of 8th in digs per set (3.28), 16th in kills per set (2.32) and 17th in aces per set (0.24) ... in the GNAC season stats, ranked 16th in both kills and digs per set, and 17th in points per set (3.00) ... was second on squad with 12 ‘double-doubles,’ helping UAA to its first winning record in five seasons and tripling its victory total from the previous season ... earned All-Tournament honors at Extended Stay Deluxe Invitational, hitting .292 and averaging 3.08 digs as UAA went 4-0 and captured championship of own tourney ... posted double-digit kills in 17 matches and multiple blocks on 13 occasions ... had career-highs of 21 kills and .400 attack pct. (21-3-45), along with 14 digs in 5-set win over Harding ... had 13 kills and hit .310 in ESD Invite title-match win over Texas Woman’s ... finished season with four straight double-doubles, including 17 kills, 15 digs and 3 aces in home win over MSU Billings; 13 kills and a career-high 31 digs in 5-set loss to eventual GNAC champ Western Oregon; and 13 kills, 13 digs and 5 blocks in 5-set loss at nationally ranked Western Oregon ... had 15 kills, 11 digs and 3 aces against 8th-ranked Augustana, helping UAA to first victory over a nationally-ranked squad since 1999.

2007: Ranked fourth on team in kills per game (2.03) and second in both digs per game (3.67) and service aces (22) ... recorded five double-doubles, including three in UAA victories ... earned All-Tournament honors at Ferris State Invitational after posting big showings in wins over Minnesota Crookston (season-high 19 kills, 14 digs) and Lake Superior State (14 kills, 22 digs) ... posted season-high .316 attack percentage and 15 digs in UAA’s road upset of defending GNAC champ Seattle Pacific ... recorded double-digit digs in 16 of 24 matches ... finished 12th in GNAC digs-per-game stats and 15th on UAA’s single-season list.

BEFORE UAA: Started two seasons at Arizona Western College, helping Matadors to consecutive NJCAA Region I Tournament titles ... totaled 62 blocks and 175 kills as a freshman ... sophomore stats included 269 kills and 137 digs ... also played two seasons of basketball at AWC, starting 16 of 29 games as a sophomore and averaging 4.9 points and 4. 0 rebounds from center position ... excelled in classroom as Dean’s List student, helping Matadors earn NJCAA Fall Academic Team of the Year award ... also named an NJCAA Distinguished Academic All-American, recognizing her plus-3.8 GPA.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played five sports — volleyball, basketball, golf, track, and cross country — at River Valley High, earning 13 varsity letters ... all-conference and volleyball team MVP sophomore through senior seasons ... also earned team ‘hustle award’ in both volleyball and basketball sophomore through senior seasons ... second-team all-conference in cross country as a senior.

PERSONAL: Born Rachel Brittny Kidwell on Feb. 12, 1987 in Kingman, Ariz. ... daughter of Jill Endline and Jay Kidwell ... engineering major.

Season  GP-MP   K   K/G   E   TA    Pct   A   A/G  SA  SA/G  SE  RE   DIG   D/G  BS  BA  TB   B/G  BE  BHE
2007    88-24 179  2.03 119  613   .098  17  0.19  22  0.25  48  38   323  3.67   4  22  26  0.30   8    1
2008   106-28 272  2.57 145  850   .149  15  0.14  25  0.24  45  30   314  2.96   3  36  39  0.37   3    1
TOTALS 194-52 451  2.32 264 1463   .128  32  0.16  47  0.24  93  68   637  3.28   7  58  65  0.34  11    2

Career Highs

Kills: 21 vs Harding, 8/29/08
Attacks: 53 vs Minnesota Crookston, 8/25/07
Att. Pct: .400, twice (last vs Truman St., 9/13/08)
Aces: 4, twice (last vs MSU Billings, 10/6/08)
Assists: 3, four times (last at Concordia, 9/13/08)
Block Asst: 5 at Western Washington, 11/15/08
Block Solos: 2 vs MSU Billings, 9/22/07
Total Blocks: 5 at Western Wash., 11/15/08
Digs: 31 vs Western Oregon, 11/1/08

 

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