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Taylor Racich
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Taylor Racich

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Santa Barbara, Calif.

High School:
Dos Pueblos HS

Height:
6-1

Experience:
1V

04/13/2014

Adelhelm, Asprey Win Bronze Bracket at USAV Collegiate Challenge

Pepperdine hosts final event at Zuma Beach next week Saturday, April 19 at 10 a.m.

04/13/2014

Waves Go 3-0 at USAV Collegiate Challenge

Pepperdine wins its pool today with wins over Arizona, Bakersfield and #3 Hawaii.

03/30/2014

Waves Take Gold and Silver Bracket at Sand in the City

Kelley Larsen and Kellie Woolever take home third title as a pair; Emily Cook and Katie Messing top podium for first time.

03/29/2014

Pepperdine Wins Twice at Sand in the City

The Waves improve to 9-1 on the season with wins today vs. Georgia State and Louisiana Monroe.

03/20/2014

#1 Pepperdine Takes Down LMU, 4-1

Waves win five of the six matches contested today at Zuma Beach.

04/15/2014

Sand Volleyball: Pepperdine at USAV Collegiate Challenge

Pepperdine at USAV Collegiate Challenge in Hermosa Beach (Photos by Tyler Daugherty/USAV)

03/16/2014

Sand Volleyball: USAV Beach Collegiate Challenge

Sand Volleyball: USAV Beach Collegiate Challenge Pairs Championship (Photo by USAV/Tyler Daugherty)

03/14/2014

Sand Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. CSU Bakersfield

Sand Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. CSU Bakersfield - Photos courtesy of USA Volleyball/Tyler Daugherty

05/09/2013

2013 AVCA National Championship - Saturday vs. Long Beach State

Pepperdine falls to Long Beach State 3-2 in the national championship finals. Photos by Eric Bouscher

05/08/2013

2013 AVCA National Championship - Saturday vs. Florida State

Pepperdine def. Florida State 3-2 in the semifinals of the AVCA National Championship

CAREER: Through two seasons on the indoor squad, has appeared in 199 sets and 56 matches ... Averaging 2.41 kills/set on a career hitting percentage of .217 ... Also averaging 0.17 service aces and 0.59 blocks ... In the sand, boasts an overall win-loss record of 20-6.

INDOOR 2013: Appeared in all 26 matches and 98 sets ... Credited with 22 starts ... Averaged 2.59 kills/set and 0.85 blocks/set as a sophomore ... Selected to the Pepperdine Invitational All-Tournament Team after averaging 3.00 kills/set earned at a .342 clip ... Reached double figures in kills in 13 matches ... Put down a season-best 15 kills in matches vs. Santa Clara (9/19), Gonzaga (9/28 & 10/24) and Saint Mary's (11/7) ... Hit at a season-best .481 (15-2-27) vs. Gonzaga (10/24) ... Handed out three aces against Colorado State (9/7) and Santa Clara (9/19) ... Earned two kills-digs double doubles, both on 8/31 vs. Iona and Wisconsin ... Delivered 14 kill and a career-high 15 digs vs. Iona, followed by a 13 kills-10 digs effort vs. Wisconsin ... Tied a career-best with seven blocks vs. Louisville (9/14) ... Totaled 254 kills while hitting .242, 11 assists, 19 aces, 83 digs and 47 blocks as a sophomore.

SAND 2013: Partnered with both Victoria Adelhelm and Emily Cook for a combined record of 20-6 ... Went 16-3 overall alongside Adelhelm, including 14-2 from the No. 4 spot in the lineup ... Opened partnership with Adelhelm part way through the season with 13 consecutive wins ... Defeated Hawaii's No. 1 team of Jane Croson and Ashley Castl 21-14, 21-17 in pairs play in Malibu on April 6 ... Went 2-1 with Adelhelm at the AVCA National Championship ... Clinched the dual, 3-2, vs. Florida State (5/4) during the semifinals of the national championship with a straight-set victory ... Teamed up with Cook for a 4-3 record ... Averaged a team-high 1.88 service aces/set ... Notched a season-best nine aces in a win versus USC's Brooke Fournier and Natasa Siljkovic ... Tallied five or more aces in a single match seven times ... Posted a season-high 21 kills against Jocelyn Neely and Lauren Minkel of Long Beach State (3/21) ... Averaged 10.57 digs/set at the AVCA National Championship ... Averaged 6.45 digs/set on the year with a season-best of 26 versus Minkel and Neely during the national championship finals (5/4).

INDOOR 2012: West Coast Conference All-Freshman Team selection ... Saw action in 30 matches and 101 sets ... Averaged 2.24 kills and 1.59 digs ... Credited with 32 aces for an average of 0.32 ... In first career start vs. Cal State Fullerton (9/1), pounded home a season high 17 kills earned on a .438 hitting percentage ... Surpassed double-digit kill totals on 10 occasions ... Achieved the kills-digs double-double in five matches ... Reached the 10+ plus digs plateau six times ... Season-high of 14 digs set at UC Santa Barbara (10/3) ... Hit .529 (11-2-17) at Gonzaga (10/20) ... Collected 18 service aces in a five-match span from Oct. 6-18 ... Sent down five aces vs. San Diego (10/6) followed by four ace outings vs. Bucknell (10/8) and San Francisco (10/11) ... Posted a season-best 7.0 blocks at Saint Mary's (9/27) ... Totaled 226 kills, 22 assists, 161 digs and 70.0 blocks as a rookie.

USA VOLLEYBALL: Competed at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championship in 2011 ... Won the A2 Red Team's best server award ... Also participated with the USA Volleyball Youth A1 Beach team.

CLUB: Competed with the Santa Barbara Volleyball Club from 2006-12 ... Won the 2009 Junior Olympics and was named to the all-tournament team in the 15 open division ... 2011 USA Volleyball Junior National Championships MVP.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Dos Pueblos High School in 2012 ... Ranked #63 on prepvolleyball.com's "Senior Aces" list ... Spent three years on the varsity squad playing for head coach Todd Garrett ... All-CIF Southern Section Division 1AA ... Two-year team captain ... Led team to the 2009 CIF Southern Section Championship ... Reached the semifinals of the 2011 CIF Championships ... Voted Most Valuable Player as a senior.

PERSONAL: Born in Santa Barbara, Calif. ... Daughter of Randy and Linda Racich ... Has four siblings: Caitlin, Chase, Tristan and Cole ... Sister Caitlin is a member of Pepperdine's sand volleyball team and was the program's first-ever scholarship recipient of the emerging sport ... Chase played water polo at UC Santa Barbara ... Twin sister Tristan is a member of the Azusa Pacific volleyball squad ... Enjoys singing and was a member of a group called Outburst in junior high ... Majoring in kinesiology ... Career ambition is to become a physical therapist.

FAVORITES: Favorite pro volleyball player is Nicole Branagh ... Favorite book is the Bible ... Favorite TV show is American Idol ... Favorite food is steak ... Favorite move is Titanic ... Favorite singer is Carrie Underwood ... Favorite sport other than volleyball is tennis and surfing.

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