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

Sept. 27, 2011

Junior outside hitter 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 Sept. 20-26.

Kidder established two career highs in Friday's victory against second-ranked Stanford with 30 kills and 77 attacks, and added 12 more kills in Saturday's upset win over #1 California, as seventh-ranked UCLA defeated the top two teams in the nation this weekend.

The 30 kills for Kidder marked the 38th time in UCLA history that a player posted at least 30 and the first time since Oct. 11, 2001 (Kristee Porter against Stanford). The 30 kills for the junior also tied Porter for the most in school history during the rally-scoring era, which began in '01, while Kidder's 77 attacks were the most for a Bruin in the rally-scoring era.

Kidder led the Bruins in kills in four of the five sets against the Cardinal, posting seven in the first, five in the second and nine in the fourth. But it was the fifth set where Kidder shined, as the junior scored five of the final six UCLA points of the match on kills, including the last three. She added eight digs and three solo blocks for a career-high 33 points.

Kidder added 12 kills and three more blocks, including two solo stuffs, for 14.5 points versus California. She led the Bruins with three kills in the first and five in the clinching fourth set, as she mostly played in the front row during the match.

Kidder leads the Bruins with 4.25 kills and 4.88 points per set, having posted 10-straight, double-figure kills matches.

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

Also nominated: Derrick Coleman, Football; Dustin Fay, M. Cross Country; Katja Goldring, W. Cross Country; Tiffany Lua, W. Golf; Kelyn Rowe, M. Soccer; Chelsea Stewart, W. Soccer; Griffin White, M. Water Polo.

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
vs. American University
Honolulu, HI
(25-19, 25-19, 25-18)
Saturday, Sep 05
vs. Iowa
Honolulu, HI
(25-20, 25-16, 25-13)
Sunday, Sep 06
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
(25-16, 25-27, 25-17, 28-26)
Friday, Sep 11
vs. San Diego
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-13, 24-26, 25-21, 25-23)
Saturday, Sep 12
vs. SMU
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-20, 25-22, 25-16)
Sunday, Sep 13
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-19, 27-25, 25-23)
Friday, Sep 18
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
(25-23, 25-17, 25-21)
Friday, Sep 18
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
(25-20, 19-25, 25-17, 25-14)
Wednesday, Sep 23
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
(22-25, 12-25, 19-25)
Sunday, Sep 27
at California
Berkeley, CA
(25-20, 27-25, 25-16)
Friday, Oct 02
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
(29-31, 16-25, 15-25)
Sunday, Oct 04
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
(25-20, 25-18, 30-28)
Friday, Oct 09
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
(17-25, 25-12, 25-15, 25-16)
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 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 20 - 6:00 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Nov 22 - 11:00 AM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Wednesday, Nov 25 - 8:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 27 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Dec 04 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA First Round
Saturday, Dec 05 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
Friday, Dec 11 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
Saturday, Dec 12 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
Thursday, Dec 17 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Omaha, NE
Saturday, Dec 19 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Omaha, NE