2013 season comes to a close for the Pepperdine sand volleyball team.
CAREER: Through two seasons, has appeared in 23 matches and 67 sets ... Averaging 1.70 kills, 1.60 digs and .36 blocks.
PEPPERDINE 2010: Appeared in four matches and five sets ... Recorded one kill vs. Eastern Kentucky (9/11) at the UNLV Invitational ... Tallied a dig against Stanford (8/28) at the MCM Elegante Classic, and against Eastern Kentucky (9/11) at the UNLV Invitational ... During spring 2011, won the "gold" bracket of the USA Volleyball Collegiate Challenge, a sand event, with Kim Hill ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.
PEPPERDINE 2009: Won a starting position midway through the year as a freshman ... Averaged 1.82 kills and 1.69 digs ... Started 15 of 19 matches and played in 62 sets ... Had four matches with double-figure kills and five with double-figure digs ... Had two kill-dig double-doubles ... Recorded season highs of 15 kills vs. San Francisco (10/22), 12 digs at Loyola Marymount (11/13), three blocks (several times) and two service aces (twice) ... Part of a freshman class ranked #12 by prepvolleyball.com ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors ... During spring 2010, took second place in the "gold" bracket of the USA Volleyball Collegiate, a sand event, with Kiah Fiers.
USA VOLLEYBALL: Played on the USA Beach Volleyball Youth National Team in 2008 and 2009.
CLUB: Played five years with the Santa Barbara Volleyball Club ... Team took fifth place at the 2006 Junior Olympics and first place at the 2009 MLK Tournament.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Dos Pueblos High School, located in Goleta, Calif., in 2009 ... Played three years on the varsity ... Ranked #70 on prepvolleyball.com's "Senior Aces" list ... A three-time All-Channel League first teamer ... Made multiple all-tournament teams ... Earned a Phil Womble Sportsmanship Award ... Team won Channel League titles in 2007 and 2008 and was a CIF finalist in 2008 ... Named Dos Pueblos' Senior of the Year and was a member of the National Honors Society and the California Scholastic Federation.
PERSONAL: Born in Santa Barbara, Calif. ... Daughter of Randy and Linda Racich ... Has four siblings: Chase, Tristan, Taylor and Cole ... Named the 2007 East Beach Junior Lifeguard of the Year ... Chose Pepperdine because of "the volleyball program, the coaches, great academics and the beautiful location."
FAVORITES: Enjoys the beach, surfing, beach volleyball, boating to the Channel Islands and tennis ... Favorite pro volleyball player is Nicole Branagh ... Favorite pro sports team is the Los Angeles Lakers ... Favorite movie is Anchorman and Ace Ventura ... Favorite TV show is American Idol ... Favorite musical artist is Switchfoot ... Favorite things about volleyball are "it's fast paced and exciting."