University of Iowa Athletics

#32 Rachael Bedell

Height 6-1
Class Sr.
Hometown Plano, Texas
High School Plano West
Rachael Bedell - Volleyball - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Items… led Iowa in kills in 10 of the team’s final 15 matches of her senior season… ends her career ranked 18th all-time with 916 career kills… helped lead Team USA to the gold medal at the 2011 European Global Challenge as a member of the USA Volleyball Women’s Junior A2-Europe Program.

2013 as a Senior… appeared in all 32 matches and 120-of-121 sets… made 17 starts… posted the second highest kill total with 317… led the Hawkeyes in kills in 10 of the team’s last 15 matches of the season… Hawkeye Challenge All-Tournament team selection… matched career-highs with two service aces against Illinois on Nov. 2 and two solo blocks vs. Ohio State on Nov. 30… posted a season-best blocking effort in the 2013 season finale against Ohio State with six blocks, two solo stuffs, and four block assists… served up two aces vs. UIC on Sept. 14 and vs. Illinois on Nov. 2… recorded a season-most six digs five times… reached double digits in kills 17 times including: 13 at Coastal Carolina on Aug. 31, 14 at Valparaiso on Sept. 7, 18 vs. Drake on Sept. 13, 11 vs. Western Illinois on Sept. 14, 14 vs. UIC on Sept. 14, 13 at Milwaukee on Sept. 17, 11 vs. Minnesota on Oct. 5, 12 at Michigan on Oct. 12, 22 vs. Indiana on Oct. 19, 14 at Nebraska on Oct. 23, 14 vs. Northwestern on Nov. 1, 11 at Minnesota on Nov. 8, 10 vs. Michigan on Nov. 15, 11 vs. Michigan State on Nov. 16, 13 at Purdue on Nov. 23, 10 vs. Nebraska on Nov. 27, and 14 vs. Ohio State on Nov. 30… letterwinner.

2012 as a Junior… started 26 matches and played in all 33 contests… second on the team with 339 kills and fourth with 186 digs; both are career bests… recorded six double-doubles… notched a career-best 26 kills in win at Indiana (10/5) while hitting .339, to go along with 10 digs… tallied 11 kills in 3-0 victory at No. 12 Purdue (10/6), to go along with 13 digs… turned in match-high 14 kills, to go along with seven digs, against No. 4 Nebraska (10/17)… registered 10 kills at No. 4 Penn State (9/22)… tallied 16 kills, 12 digs in win over South Dakota State (8/24)… notched 16 kills and career-high 17 digs against Southeast Missouri (8/25)… recorded 11 kills, 10 digs in win over Eastern Illinois (8/31)… tallied 10 kills, 11 digs at Oakland (9/1)… earned all-tournament honors at the Golden Grizzly Invite… letterwinner… named to the 2012-13 Dean’s List.

2011 as a Sophomore… appeared in 22 matches with five starts… recorded seven kills vs. Central Michigan (8/26)… recorded five total blocks vs. Central Michigan (8/26)… career high nine total blocks vs. Southern Miss (9/2)… recorded a season-high 10 kills vs. Southern Miss (9/2)… recorded three kills vs. Penn State (9/24)… recorded nine kills and four digs while playing just the third set vs. Purdue (10/8)… recorded six kills and three digs at Minnesota (10/4)… recorded six kills and three digs at Wisconsin (10/16)… recorded four kills and four digs vs. Northwestern (10/22)… recorded four kills and five total blocks vs. Michigan (11/5)… letterwinner.

2010 as a Freshman… appeared in 29 matches with 22 starts… played in 101 sets… recorded four kills in collegiate debut vs. Alabama (8/27)… recorded a career-high four blocks in vs. SIU (8/28)… recorded a career-high 19 kills on a career-best 51 attacks vs. Creighton… matched a career high with three digs vs. Creighton (9/4)… recorded a team-high 13 kills at Michigan State (9/25)… recorded eight kills and one block in five-set win over Indiana (10/1)… picked up three digs and three blocks against Purdue (10/3)… recorded six kills and one block vs. Minnesota (10/6)… recorded three kills, one dig and one block at Northwestern (10/8)… recorded five kills and one block at Ohio State (10/15)… recorded seven kills, two blocks, one service ace and two digs at Penn State (10/16)… recorded a career-best five blocks while picking up three digs and five kills vs. Wisconsin (10/22)… picked up a career-high seven digs vs. Illinois (10/23)… recorded 10 kills, four digs, four blocks and a career best two assists at Minnesota (10/27)… recorded 11 kills and matched her career high with five total blocks in 3-1 win over No. 16 Michigan (11/13)… recorded the first two solo blocks of her career in 3-1 win over No. 16 Michigan… recorded 11 kills and two blocks at Illinois (11/19)… matched her career highs with eight digs and one service ace vs. Ohio State (11/27)… letterwinner.

High School… named to the 2009-10 Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 5A all-state team… ranks fourth in career kills and third in career blocks at Plano West HS… named Senior Ace in 2009… earned Lonestar Volleyball all-Texas special recognition her sophomore, junior and senior seasons… senior team captain… earned all-district honors following her junior year and all-county honors after her sophomore campaign… qualified for USAV Junior Olympic Championships Open Division her sophomore and junior seasons… elected to the USA High Performance A1 Camp and USA High Performance Holiday Camp in 2006.

Personal… Born 3/31/92… parents are Cindi and Dave Bedell… sisters Erin and Lyndsy ran track and cross country at Baylor… broadcast journalism major.

Personal Bests
Kills: 26 at Indiana, Oct. 5, 2012
TA: 56, twice, last at Indiana, Oct. 5, 2012
Attack %: 1.000 vs. St. Francis, Sept. 16, 2011
Assists: 3, twice, last at Purdue, Oct. 6, 2012
Aces: 2, four times, last vs. Illinois, Nov. 2, 2013
Digs: 17 vs. Southeast Missouri, Aug. 25, 2012
Solo Blocks: 2, twice, last vs. Ohio State, Nov. 30, 2013
Total Blocks: 9 vs. Southern Miss, Sept. 2, 2011