Rachael Kidder Named UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week

Nov. 1, 2010

Sophomore opposite Rachael Kidder (Moorpark, CA/Moorpark HS) of the UCLA women's volleyball team was selected as the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for Oct. 25-31.

Kidder led the Bruins in kills in both matches last weekend, including 24 in #11 UCLA's upset victory of #7 Washington on Friday. She added 14 kills and a .370 hitting percentage on Sunday against Washington State to give her eight consecutive matches with double figures in kills.

Kidder opened the weekend with her third career match with over 20 kills to help the Bruins snap an eight-match losing streak to the Huskies. She added six digs, three blocks and 25.5 points, hitting 80 points above her season percentage. After recording four kills in the initial set, Kidder had a team-best eight in the Bruins' second-set win. She added a team-high four in the fourth before producing six of UCLA's 11 kills in the deciding fifth set.

On Sunday versus Washington State, Kidder hit .370, which was 172 points higher than her season hitting percentage, adding four digs and a block. She led the Bruins in kills in the first set with five and the second with six, posting no errors in 10 swings in the second stanza. Kidder added three more kills in the third set and was taken out midway through with the match in hand.

Kidder is averaging 3.52 kills per set, which is second on the team. During Pac-10 play, she has raised her average to 4.05 kps, which ranks in the Top 10 among league players.

This is Kidder's third UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and of her career.

Also nominated: Lauren Barnes, W. Soccer; Randall Carroll, Football; Victor Chavez, M. Soccer; Ben Hohl, M. Water Polo; Jake Matthews, M. Cross Country; Shannon Murakami, W. Cross Country.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Aug 29
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
(25-19, 25-21, 25-16)
Sunday, Aug 30
vs. Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
(15-25, 23-25, 27-29)
Friday, Sep 04 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. American University
Honolulu, HI
Saturday, Sep 05 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Iowa
Honolulu, HI
Sunday, Sep 06 - 8:00 PM PST
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
Friday, Sep 11 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. San Diego
Santa Barbara, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. SMU
Santa Barbara, CA
Sunday, Sep 13 - 2:00 PM PST
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 10:00 AM PST
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 7:30 PM PST
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
Wednesday, Sep 23 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 27 - 12:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Friday, Oct 02 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 04 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 09 - 5:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday, Oct 11 - 11:00 AM PST
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
Friday, Oct 16 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 18 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 23 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Oct 25 - 12:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Oct 30 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 11:00 AM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Wednesday, Nov 04 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Nov 12 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 15 - TBA PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 20 - TBA PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Nov 22 - 11:00 AM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Wednesday, Nov 25 - TBA PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 27 - TBA PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
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