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Rebecca

Rice

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Outside Hitter
Height: 6'1"
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
High School: Leesville Road
Major: Kinesiology
Experience: High School

Bio

Honors

2015 SoCon Honor Roll
2017 SoCon Academic All-Conference
2017 SoCon Academic Honor Roll
2018 SoCon Academic All-Conference

2018 (Redshirt Junior): Took part in 39 sets over the course of the season and tallied 45 kills (1.15 kills / set), 30 digs (0.77 digs / set) along with seven total blocks (six assisted blocks) … enjoyed her first multi-kill outing of the season against Michigan State (Sept. 1), finishing with three … penetrated the Maryland-Eastern Shore (Sept. 1) defense with five kills and a .400 hitting percentage, helping UNCG to a 3-0 win … enjoyed a seven-dig, three-kill outing against N.C. A&T (Sept. 8) … opened SoCon play with five kills in 14 attacks at The Citadel (Sept. 21) … concluded the opening weekend of league action with four kills, two digs and an assisted block at Mercer (Sept. 22) … ended October with a solid outing at East Tennessee State (Oct. 31) that resulted in three kills … exploded for a single-match season-high 11 kills along with two digs and two assisted blocks against Furman (Nov. 10) … ended the season with six digs and four kills in the Southern Conference Tournament versus Furman (Nov. 16).


2017 (Redshirt Sophomore):
Competed in 16 matches making three starts … recorded 67 kills, averaging 1.56 per set … recorded 19 digs during the year … blocked 12 opponent attacks … went for a career-high 14 kills against Charlotte (Aug. 29) … recorded a season-high four digs against North Carolina A&T (Sept. 2) and American (Sept. 8) … recorded multiple kills in 14 matches … went for three digs against Charlotte (Aug. 29) … added a pair of block assists against Delaware State (Sept. 2), High Point (Sept. 15) and ETSU (Sept. 22) … solo blocks against Wake Forest (Aug. 26), Charlotte (Aug. 29) and American (Sept. 8) ... recorded six kills in the NIVC match-up with UCF (Nov. 28) ... recorded her lone assist against North Carolina A&T (Sept. 2).

2016 (Redshirt Freshman): Appeared in 15 matches, playing in 25 total sets … earned 22 kills while hitting at a .091 average … recorded eight digs … added six block assists … went for multiple kills in five appearances, including a season-high seven against Valparaiso (Sept. 17) … earned five kills, hitting at a .417 average against High Point (Sept. 2) … notched four kills against Youngstown State (Sept. 3) … added a pair of kills against Furman (Sept. 24) … notched a pair of kills on three attacks against ETSU (Oct. 8) … earned three digs in the victory over Valparaiso (Sept. 17) … added five digs in the match with Furman (Sept. 24) … earned a pair of blocks in matches with High Point (Sept. 2) and Valparaiso (Sept. 17) … earned one block assist in matches against Youngstown State (Sept. 3)  and Furman (Sept. 24) … finished with a 1.000 average in matches against The Citadel (Oct. 1) and Charlotte (Oct. 19).

2015 (Freshman): Redshirted during the 2015 season.

Prep: Four-year varsity starter at outside and middle hitter for head coach Taine Mergenthaler at Leesville Road High School … during her sophomore season, the Pride made a run all the way to the state championship match and was ranked in the top 50 nationally after compiling a 27-1 overall record … won the team's Pride Award … as a senior, racked up 203 kills, 122 digs, 41 blocks and 20 aces … academically, was named to the A Honor Roll three times and the A/B Honor Roll once … also played in the school's orchestra for four years and was a member of the Key Club, Latin Club and National Latin Honor Society … played club volleyball for the Triangle Volleyball Club from 2013-15 and helped the team earn a third place finish at the Big South tournament and first at the Disney Volleyball Showcase.

Personal: Rebecca Jayne Rice … born Jan. 1, 1997 … daughter of Heath and Leslie Rice … majoring in kinesiology.

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