Name: Rachael Adams
Sport: Volleyball
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6-2
Weight: 178
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
College: University of Texas, Advertising
World Championship Experience
  • 2014 FIVB World Championship (Gold)
Personal: 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)....Majored in Advertising at The University of Texas at Austin
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MOST NOTABLE

  • Bronze medalist at 2016 Olympic Games, scoring 84 points and ranking 11th in scoring and tied for third in Best Blocker with 0.56 blocks per set
  • Selected 2016 USA Volleyball Female Indoor Most Improved Player of the Year
  • Named Best Middle Blocker of 2016 FIVB World Grand Prix
  • Started four of 13 matches at FIVB World Championship where Team USA won gold, 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
  • Averaged 2.55 points per set, including a 1.00 block average, as Team USA won gold at the Pan American Games and was awarded Second Best Blocker

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 
2016 - NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament (Gold)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Silver)...Olympic Games (Bronze).
2015 - Pan American Games (Gold)...NORCECA Championship (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)

DID YOU KNOW

  • Named Best Server of Montreux Volley Masters after registering a 0.73 ace average (11 aces in 15 sets)
  • Helped Hoosier Exterminators win the first-ever Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Championship in 2012
  •  Led USA A2 Blue Team to the gold medal at the USA Volleyball Open National Championship in 2010
  • Was a member of U.S. Girls’ Youth National Volleyball Team that won the 2006 NORCECA Girls’ Youth Continental Championship
  • Majored in Advertising at The University of Texas at Austin
  • Was named AVCA All-America First Team (2010 & 2011) after holding a .388 hitting efficiency to rank 13th in the NCAA Division I (2011) and ranking No. 1 in NCAA for hitting efficiency (.443) in 2010.
  • Appeared in Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" feature in the magazine's Nov. 26, 2007 issue.
  • 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)

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LAST UPDATED: July 10, 2016