LEXINGTON, Ky. – WKU Volleyball senior middle hitter Rachel Anderson has been named
an AVCA Honorable Mention All-American for the second-consecutive season, the
American Volleyball Coaches Association announced Wednesday. Just over a week ago,
the Sturgis, Mich., native was named one of just 18 current student-athletes across
the country to earn at least three All-Region nods across their career. In addition
to her pair of AVCA nods, Anderson has also been honored as an All-American by
PrepVolleyball.com during her career.
Leading the way for the Red and White, Anderson notched 397 kills across her final
season while operating at a .346 efficiency. The three-time All-Conference USA
selection was just as effective on the defensive side as well, owning 113 total
blocks on the season – including 37 solo stuffs. Anderson owns the third-most blocks
by a Lady Topper in program history with 442. Back in August, the middle hitter was
tabbed the Conference USA Preseason Player of the Year and was later on selected as
a Senior CLASS Award Candidate. Anderson led the Red and White in kills 20 matches
this season and in blocks 17 times.
With 1,457 kills across 134 matches during her career with the Red and White,
Anderson ranks sixth on the all-time kills list at WKU while her 3.05 kills per set
rank eighth. Anderson’s .377 career hitting percentage sits second all-time behind
only Megan Argabright’s .382. At the net, Anderson’s 95 solo blocks rank fourth
while her 347 block assists rank second overall. Anderson is one of just three Lady
Toppers to ever achieve 400 blocks during their career.
Across Anderson’s four seasons on The Hill, WKU Volleyball sported a 113-21 record
that included six collective Conference USA Championships. The Lady Toppers went
53-5 in C-USA regular season play during Anderson’s career.