16 Rachel Thomas
16 Rachel Thomas
Height: 6-2
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Okemos, Mich.
High School: Okemos HS
Position: MB
Major: Exercise Science, Physical Education and Wellness
Club: Team Detroit
m 10
k/s 2.07
h % .241
a/s 0.00
b/s 0.59
sa/s 0.00
d/s 0.04

2018 (Junior): Started all 30 contests, and was one of two players on the team to compete in all 118 sets … led Tech in hitting percentage (.260), and was the only Golden Eagle to register 100 blocks (105) … ranked just outside the top 10 in the Ohio Valley Conference with 0.89 blocks per set … piled up 311 kills and 2.64 kills per set, which ranked second and third on the team, respectively … tallied 47 kills, 14 blocks and a .418 hitting percentage over the first three matches of the season to earn OVC Player of the Week on Aug. 27 … collected a career-high 21 kills at Southeast Missouri on Oct. 6 … turned in 15 games with 10 or more kills and 15 games with a hitting percentage of .300 or better … registered a career-high .571 attack percentage against Tennessee State on Nov. 2 … put up a season-high nine blocks against Belmont on Nov. 3 … finished with 40 digs, seven service aces and five assists for the season.

2017 (Sophomore): Started all 28 matches… collected 186 kills, 55 digs, 73 blocks (17 solo), 242 points and 11 service aces and added a hitting percentage of .230… her block total and solo blocks number led Tech on the season, while her kills and points ranked second… set a new career-high with eight blocks at Eastern Kentucky (Sept. 29)… set a new career-high hitting percentage (min. 10 attempts) of .500 against Southeast Missouri (Oct. 27)… had five games with double-digit kills.

2016 (Freshman): Played in all of Tech’s 29 matches, starting 27… totaled 219 kills (for an average of 2.13 per set), 50 digs, 48 blocks (six solo) and 246 points… her kill and point totals led the team and her 48 blocks ranked second… put up a career-high 15 kills versus Eastern Kentucky (Sept. 23) in Tech’s OVC season-opener, which marked one of her seven games with double-digit kills… put together a career-high hitting percentage (min. 10 attempts) of .387 off 31 tries also against EKU… had three games with five blocks (Aug. 27 versus UAB, Sept. 3 versus Northwestern State and Sept. 10 at Middle Tennessee)… also collected a career-high 17 points against UAB.

High School: Thomas comes to Tech from Okemos High School, where she won three letters as a middle and right side under head coach Jamie Ianni… compiled 788 kills, 291 blocks, 137 service aces and 559 digs in her career… helped the Chieftains to 2013 and 2015 Capital Area Activities Conference titles… received Class A all-area honors from the Lansing State Journal in 2014 and 2015 and All-Region honors from the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association in 2014 and 2015… also earned CAAC Blue Division All-Conference honors in 2014 and 2015 and was on the honorable mention list in 2013… named to the 2014 AVCA Phenom list and 2015 AVCA Under Armour All-American watch list.

Personal: Majoring in general curriculum.

Honors & Awards:

  • 2016 Fall Athletic Director's Honor Roll
  • 2017 Spring Athletic Director's Honor Roll
  • 2016-17 Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  • 2017 Fall Athletic Director's Honor Roll
  • 2018 Western Illinois Hampton Inn Leatherneck Invitational All-Tournament Team
  • 2018 OVC Co-Offensive Player of the Week, Aug. 27
  • 2018 Fall Athletic Director’s Honor Roll
  • 2019 Preseason All-OVC selection
  • 2019 Spring Athletic Director’s Honor Roll
Recent Games
Sep 6 vs. Arizona State L, 3-0
Sep 7 vs. Western Kentucky L, 3-0
Sep 13 at Chattanooga L, 3-1
Sep 14 vs. North Alabama W, 3-0
Sep 14 vs. Manhattan W, 3-0
Sep 17 at Evansville L, 3-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 10 -
Sets 27 -
Kills 56 -
Kills per set 2.07 -
Errors 21 -
Total Attacks 145 -
Hitting Percentage .241 -
Assists 0 -
Assists per set 0.00 -
Service Aces 0 -
Service Errors 1 -
Service Aces per set 0.00 -
Reception Errors 0 -
Digs 1 -
Digs per set 0.04 -
Block Solo 4 -
Block Assist 12 -
Block Total 16 -
Blocks per set 0.59 -
Block Errors 2 -
Ball Handling Errors 0 -
Points 66.0 -
Points per set 2.4 -
Matches started 1 -
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 23 Tennessee Tech   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Aug 24 at Lipscomb W, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Aug 30 vs. Northern Arizona L, 3-0 - 1 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Aug 30 vs. Oakland L, 3-0 - 3 8 2 15 .400 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8.0
Aug 31 at #15 Michigan L, 3-0 - 3 4 2 13 .154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Sep 6 at #24 Louisville L, 3-0 - 1 3 2 14 .071 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Sep 6 vs. Arizona State L, 3-0 - 3 4 5 19 -.053 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 5 0 7.5
Sep 7 vs. Western Kentucky L, 3-0 - 1 6 2 15 .267 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 8.0
Sep 13 at Chattanooga L, 3-1 - 4 7 4 19 .158 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 7.5
Sep 14 vs. North Alabama W, 3-0 - 3 4 1 10 .300 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 5.5
Sep 14 vs. Manhattan W, 3-0 - 3 5 1 13 .308 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 6.0
Sep 17 at Evansville L, 3-2 1 5 15 2 26 .500 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 16.5
Sep 20 Western Illinois   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 21 Southern Illinois   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 21 Middle Tennessee   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 25 at Jacksonville State   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 Southeast Missouri   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 4 Eastern Kentucky   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 Morehead State   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 11 at Belmont   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at Tennessee State   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 18 at Eastern Illinois   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 at SIUE   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 25 Austin Peay   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 Murray State   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 30 Jacksonville State   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at UT Martin   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 8 at Morehead State   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 at Eastern Kentucky   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 15 Tennessee State   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 Belmont   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 21 at TBD   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 22 at TBD   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 at TBD   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2016-17 29 103 219 2.13 118 672 .150 1 0.01 0 0.00 50 0.49 6 42 48 0.47 246.0 2.4
2017-18 28 97 186 1.92 69 508 .230 1 0.01 11 0.11 55 0.57 17 56 73 0.75 242.0 2.5
2018-19 30 118 311 2.64 106 789 .260 5 0.04 7 0.06 40 0.34 19 86 105 0.89 380.0 3.2
2019-20 10 27 56 2.07 21 145 .241 0 0.00 0 0.00 1 0.04 4 12 16 0.59 66.0 2.4
Total 97 345 772 2.24 314 2114 .217 7 0.02 18 0.05 146 0.42 46 196 242 0.70 934.0 2.7
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 10 27 56 2.07 21 145 .241 0 0.00 0 0.00 1 0.04 4 12 16 0.59 66.0 2.4
Conference - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Away 4 13 29 2.23 10 72 .264 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 4 4 0.31 31.0 2.4
Neutral 6 14 27 1.93 11 73 .219 0 0.00 0 0.00 1 0.07 4 8 12 0.86 35.0 2.5
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Wins 2 6 9 1.50 2 23 .304 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 5 5 0.83 11.5 1.9
Losses 8 21 47 2.24 19 122 .230 0 0.00 0 0.00 1 0.05 4 7 11 0.52 54.5 2.6
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August 3 7 12 1.71 4 29 .276 0 0.00 0 0.00 1 0.14 0 0 0 0.00 12.0 1.7
September 7 20 44 2.20 17 116 .233 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 4 12 16 0.80 54.0 2.7