Rhein one of 43 players to earn MPSF All-Academic status in the sport of men's volleyball.
CAREER: Ends Pepperdine career ranked fourth in hitting percentage (.433), fifth in total blocks (468), fifth in block assists (426), and tied for eighth in blocks per set average (1.29) ... Has played in 364 sets and 102 matches ... Tallied 566 kills on a 1.55 kills per set average over four seasons.
PEPPERDINE 2011: Started as a middle blocker for the fourth-consecutive season ... Averaged .93 blocks/set to rank second on the team ... Boasted a .431 hitting percentage ... Totaled 111 kills, 78 blocks and 27 assists ... Averaged 1.32 kills ... Posted season highs of 12 kills at Pacific (4/1), nine blocks vs. Ohio State (1/90) and three digs vs. UCLA (4/16) ... Hit .800 (12-0-15) at Pacific (4/1) ... Recorded eight blocks against UC San Diego (3/12) ... Went errorless on the attack on 11 occasions (min. five attempts) ... Logged a service ace at Pacific (4/1) and vs. UC Santa Barbara (4/14) ... Had five matches with five or more blocks ... Made the MPSF All-Academic team ... Was named the Pepperdine Male "Wave of the Year".
PEPPERDINE 2010: Named to the All-MPSF honorable mention team as a junior ... Ranked second in the MPSF and fourth nationally in blocks (1.52) ... Finished eighth in the MPSF in hitting percentage (.429) but did not have enough attempts to qualify in the national rankings ... Also averaged 1.89 kills ... Started all 26 matches and played in all 104 games ... Reached double-figures in kills five times and in blocks five times ... Posted season highs of 14 kills at UC Santa Barbara (2/3), 13 blocks vs. UC Santa Barbara (3/13), four digs at UC Irvine (1/13) and two service aces at Long Beach State (4/15) ... Named AVCA and co-MPSF Player of the Week on Feb. 8 after a 14-kill, six-block performance at UCSB (2/3) and a six-kill, 11-block showing in a win at #1 Cal State Northridge (2/5) ... Hit .692 (10-1-13) vs. Pacific (2/17) ... Had 16 matches with five or more blocks ... Made the MPSF All-Academic team.
PEPPERDINE 2009: Continued to improve as a sophomore in his second year as a starter ... Was fourth in the MPSF and sixth nationally in blocks, averaging 1.42 ... Also averaged 1.60 kills while hitting .410 ... Started 26 of 27 matches and appeared in 99 games ... Made the MPSF All-Tournament team after some of his best offensive performances of the season ... Had a season-high 12 kills in the final vs. USC (5/2), with 10 kills against Long Beach State in the quarterfinals (4/25) and nine in the semifinals vs. Cal State Northridge (4/30) ... Also averaged 1.69 blocks and hit .491 in the tournament ... Reached double-figure kills three times, also getting 11 vs. Stanford (1/24) ... Posted a season-high 12 blocks at UC San Diego (3/7) ... Had 17 matches with five or more blocks.
PEPPERDINE 2008: Started 20 matches as a freshman middle blocker ... Played in 23 matches and 77 games ... Averaged 1.30 kills and 1.18 blocks while hitting .486 (100-16-173) in his limited swings ... Had season highs of 14 kills and 16.0 points vs. California Baptist (3/22) and came within one swing of setting the school record for single-match hitting percentage ... He finished at an .875 (14-0-16) clip against CBU ... Also broke into double-digit kills with 10 vs. UCLA (1/25) while hitting .643 (10-1-14) ... Had 10 blocks at UC Santa Barbara (3/15) ... Had 10 matches with five or more blocks ... Had six kills, five blocks and a season-high five digs in the MPSF Tournament final vs. BYU (4/26). USA: Was part of the USA Junior National Team in 2008 and 2009 ... Helped team to an eighth-place finish at the 2009 World Championships in India and a bronze medal at the 2008 NORCECA Continental Championships in El Salvador ... Played on the U.S. Youth National Team in 2006 and 2007 ... Helped the U.S. to a second-place finish at a NORCECA event and was named the top blocker.
CLUB: Played club for NCVC 15-18s ... Made all-tournament honors at Junior Olympics.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Granite Bay (Calif.) High School in 2007 ... Played two years on the varsity ... A Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selection ... Earned MVP honors of the Sierra Foothill League as a senior ... Won league titles both years ... Played with current Pepperdine teammate Kasey Crider.
PERSONAL: Born in Walnut Creek, Calif. ... Son of Douglas and Tinina Jaynes ... Often goes by "T-Chains" or "Steven Jobs" ... Siblings are Cliff and Mason ... Majoring in mathematics with a minor in religion ... Has the goal of becoming a high school math teacher ... Chose to attend Pepperdine because "of the location, the small classes, the Christian environment and the volleyball."
FAVORITES: Enjoys watching television, playing video games, going to the beach and attending church ... Favorite pro volleyball player is Pepperdine alum Paul Carroll ... Favorite pro sports team is the Denver Broncos ... Favorite books are Shantaram and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ... Favorite movie is Zoolander ... Favorite TV shows are Heroes and Fringe ... Favorite musical artist is the Randy Rodgers Band ... Favorite sport other than volleyball is football ... Favorite thing about volleyball is "I love how it's a team sport and each person has to rely on each other."