Hometown/Residence: Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati, Ohio
Birth Date: June 3, 1990
College/Major/Grad Year: University of Texas/Advertising/NA
Joined Team: May 2013
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2015 - Pan American Games (Gold). 2014 - Montreux Volley Masters (Silver - Best Server)...USA Volleyball Cup vs. Brazil...FIVB World Grand Prix (5th Preliminary Round)...FIVB World Championship (Gold). 2013 – Pan American Cup (Gold)...USA Volleyball Cup vs. Japan...FIVB World Grand Prix (6th).
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2015 - Averaged 2.55 points per set, including a 1.00 block average, as Team USA won gold at the Pan American Games... Selected Second Best Middle Blocker... Converted 51.6 percent of her attacks at the Pan Am Games. 2014 - Named Best Server of Montreux Volley Masters after registering a 0.73 ace average (11 aces in 15 sets)...Averaged 3.93 points per set at Montreux while converting 49.1 percent of attacks...Started two matches of the USA Volleyball Cup vs. Brazil, registering 2.38 points per set with a 50.0 kill percent...Started seven of nine matches of FIVB World Grand Prix, averaging 2.62 points per set that included a 53.3 kill percent...Started four of 13 matches at FIVB World Championship, compiling averages of 1.75 points, 1.40 kills and 0.30 blocks in 20 sets played while converting 52.8 percent of her attacks. 2013 – Made senior level international debut at Pan American Cup, starting all five matches and helping U.S. to the gold medal…Scored 37 points with 2.18 scoring average in 17 sets played…Averaged 0.94 blocks in Pan Am Cup and placed third in Best Blocker…Played in four sets with two match starts in the USA Volleyball Cup with Japan…Scored 10 points with 2.50 scoring average in USA Volleyball Cup…Started two matches of FIVB World Grand Prix, compiling 14 points in five sets played…Contributed seven kills on nine attacks, one block and one ace for nine points versus Algeria on Aug. 9.
OTHER USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Helped the USA A2 White Team win bronze at the USA Volleyball Open National Championships Women’s Open Division. 2010 – Led USA A2 Blue Team to the gold medal at the USA Volleyball Open National Championships. 2007 – Member of U.S. Girls’ Youth National Volleyball Team that participated in FIVB Volleyball Girls’ Youth World Championship. 2006 – Member of U.S. Girls’ Youth National Volleyball Team that won the NORCECA Girls’ Youth Continental Championship.
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Named AVCA All-America First Team after holding a .388 hitting efficiency to rank 13th in the NCAA Division I. 2010 – Selected AVCA All-America First-Team while ranking No. 1 in NCAA for hitting efficiency (.443)…Ranked sixth in Big 12 in blocks with 1.18 per set. 2009 – Led Texas with .486 hitting efficiency and ranked second with 1.09 blocks per set en route to being named All-Big 12. 2008 – Appeared in 25 matches.
CLUB/PREP CAREER: A 2007 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 recruit ... ranked No. 3 recruit nationally by PrepVolleyball.com ... 2007 PrepVolleyball.com and AVCA All-American ... Ohio High School Volleyball coaches Association Division 1 All-Ohio First Team selection in 2007 and Third Team selection in 2006 ... 2007 District 16 Volleyball Coaches Association First Team, all-city, all-conference and All-Southwest Ohio honoree ... led her club squad, Team Z to the 2007 17-Open Junior Olympic national championship ... paced her Mount Notre Dame High School squad to the 2006 Ohio Division I State Championship in volleyball and basketball ... led Mount Notre Dame in kills (452) and blocks (129) in 2007 and headlined the squad with 311 kills and 104 blocks in 2006 ... appeared in Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" feature in the magazine's Nov. 26, 2007 issue.
PERSONAL: Born Rachael Alexis Adams on June 3, 1990, in Cincinnati, Ohio…Parents are Robin Mealy-Adams and Richard Adams…Father was drafted in the fourth round of the 1978 NBA draft by the San Antonio Spurs after a four-year career at University of Illinois (1974-78).
LAST UPDATED: Aug. 6, 2015
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