Purdue improved its Academic All-Big Ten total by 18 student-athletes from merely a year ago.
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Volleyball players up Purdue's tally to 52 honorees and nine on the freshman team.
2012: Academic All-District V second team... Academic All-Big Ten ... averaged 9.46 assists and 2.34 digs per set, ranking 10th in the Big Ten in assists per set ... led team in digs twice, vs. UAB and at No. 9 Nebraska ... posted double-digit assists in all 34 matches ... added double-digit dig tallies 13 times, rounding out double-doubles ... managed a career-high tying 21 digs and eight kills at No. 12 Florida State ... led team in blocks twice: vs. No. 4 Nebraska and vs. No. 11 Minnesota ... served up five aces, including two against No. 12 Washington ... put up career-best five blocks at Indiana ... surpassed the 2,000-assist milestone ... directed team to a hitting percentage of .250 or better in 16 matches, including .300 or better nine times ... ranked 10th in the Big Ten with 9.46 assists per set and ninth in conference play with 10.29 assists per set ... named to the Active Ankle Challenge all-tournament team.
2011: AVCA National Player of the Week, 11/15 ... Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week 11/14 ... Academic All-Big Ten ... averaged 10.94 assists and 2.51 digs per set ... ranked 42nd nationally and fifth in the Big Ten with 10.94 assists per set, and sixth in conference play (10.64) ... posted 13 double-doubles, combining assists and digs each time, in 34 starts ... guided team to a .250 or better hitting percentage 22 times, including a .300 or better effort in 11 times and .400 or better mark four times ... led team in digs twice: against College of Charleston and No. 18 Michigan ... led team in blocks against Virginia Commonwealth ... posted double-digit digs 13 times, including career high 21 against Iowa ... picked up five or more kills of her own in seven matches ... hit at a .399 clip on the season, including a .300 or better effort 25 times and .400 or better 20 times ... served up five aces and added 50 blocks ... Active Ankle Challenge MVP.
2010: Academic All-Big Ten ... saw action in nine matches, starting against Tulane at the Pitt Invitational ... dished out season-best 35 assists against No. 6 Texas in the Elite Eight ... also registered season-best six digs and two blocks in the match with the Longhorns ... served up an ace against Tulane ... tallied one kill in each of the first five matches she played as well as in the Elite Eight match vs. Texas.
2009:Redshirted the season.
High School: listed as No. 56 among PrepVolleyball.com's Senior Aces ... named Kalamazoo Gazette Class A-B Player of the Year as a senior after earning Class B all-state first team honors for the third-straight year ... earned Gazette All-Area honors and Wolverine Conference all-league honors after leading her team to its fourth-consecutive conference title ... helped lead Plainwell to its first regional championship her senior year under her mother and coach Carolann Davis ... garnered all-conference, all-county, and all region honors for volleyball all four years, adding first team all-state accolades each of her last three seasons ... played club volleyball for the Michigan Netz Dead Frog team, going to nationals with her U-14, U-16 and U-17 squads ... earned all-region honors on the cross country course after her freshman and sophomore seasons and garnered all-county honors each of her first three years ... received all-county acclaim in track all four years, including all-region accolades as a sophomore ... a four-year honor roll member.
Personal: Given name is Rachel Elizabeth Davis ... born August 11, 1991 ... parents are Paul and Carolann Davis ... has one brother, Isaac, and one sister, Alyssa ... major is elementary education.