UCLA Women's Volleyball BIO
Rachael Kidder
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Rachael Kidder 1264005
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6'3"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Moorpark, Calif.
High School: Moorpark HS
Experience: 3 Letters
Kidder started all 34 matches she appeared in (122 sets) and led the Bruins with 4.70 kills per set and 5.24 points per set ... also averaged 2.00 digs and 0.70 blocks per set ... named AVCA All-America, All-Pacific Region and All-Pac-12 First Team ... was ninth in the nation in kills and points per set ... second among Pac-12 players in kps and third in pps ... her 574 kills were the most in one season at UCLA in the rally scoring era (2001), while her 1,420 attacks were the second most in one year in Bruin history ... had 10 matches with at least 20 kills and 32 double-figure kills contests (20 in a row to end the season) ... led the Bruins in kills for a match 29 times ... was named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Tournament, recording 20 kills, eight digs and three blocks in the National Championship match against Illinois ... added 21 kills and 12 digs (eighth double-double of the season) in the National Semifinal versus Florida State, hitting .462 with only three errors in 39 attempts ... was named the MOP of the Lexington Regional, posting 26 kills in the Regional Championship on Dec. 10 against Texas with a .417 hitting percentage ... hit .355 with 15 kills and an ace against Penn State on Dec. 9 ... recorded 17 kills, six blocks (tied a career high) and four digs against San Diego on Dec. 3 and 11 kills, five digs, three blocks and an ace on Dec. 2 versus Maryland Eastern Shore ... posted 18 kills, five digs and four blocks on Nov. 25 against USC ... produced 21 kills and a .425 hitting percentage with nine digs and two blocks on Nov. 20 against Arizona State ... added 15 kills, seven digs and three blocks on Nov. 18 versus Arizona ... had a pair of double-doubles in consecutive matches with 15 kills and 10 digs at Oregon on Nov. 11 and 18 kills and 11 digs to go with five blocks on Nov. 12 at Oregon State ... had 19 kills and an ace against Washington on Nov. 4 and 13 kills and two blocks versus Washington State on Nov. 6, adding eight digs in both contests ... was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 31) for the second time after leading the Bruins with 22 kills and seven digs on Oct. 28 at California and 16 kills and four digs at Stanford on Oct. 29 ... produced a team-best 23 kills and only two errors in 37 attempts for a career-high .568 hitting percentage on Oct. 22 against Utah, adding nine digs and three blocks ... posted a double-double with a team-high 13 kills and 12 digs on Oct. 21 versus Colorado ... had a team-best 17 kills to go with seven digs against Oregon on Oct. 15 ... produced a double-double with 26 kills and a career-best 14 digs at Arizona on Oct. 8, adding four blocks ... added 14 kills, five digs and four blocks on Oct. 7 at Arizona State ... had 18 kills and eight digs on Sept. 30 at Utah ... set a new career high with 30 kills to go with eight digs and three blocks against Stanford on Sept. 23 ... the 30 kills marked the 38th time in UCLA history a player had reached 30 kills and the first since Oct. 11, 2001 (Kristee Porter) ... the 30 kills were also tied for the most for a Bruin during the rally-scoring era, which began in 2001, and the 77 attempts were the most for any UCLA player in the rally-scoring era ... added 12 kills versus California on Sept. 24 ... recorded a double-double with 10 digs and 16 kills with only three errors in 30 swings (.433) at Washington on Sept. 17 ... added 10 kills at Washington State (Sept. 16) ... produced a double-double with 13 kills and 11 digs versus Cal State Northridge on Sept. 12 ... had 14 kills and no errors at USC on Sept. 9, hitting .483 and adding seven digs ... posted 25 kills to go with nine digs and five blocks at Pepperdine on Sept. 7 ... was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week and the Most Outstanding Player of the Rainbow Wahine Volleyball Classic after posting three matches with double figures in kills in Hawai'i ... had a double-double on Sept. 4 at Hawai'i with 17 kills and 12 digs to go with two aces and six blocks, which equaled a personal best ... led the Bruins in kills in their other two wins with 18 against Long Beach State (Sept. 1) and 15 versus Ohio State (Sept. 2), posting six digs in both contests and adding four blocks against LBSU ... produced 13 kills and seven digs against Cal State Fullerton on Aug. 27 ... named to the Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention team.

Was named to the All-Pacific-10 Conference honorable mention team after finishing second on the squad with 3.47 kills per set and 3.90 points per set and fourth with 0.61 blocks per set ... was second on the squad with 20 double-figure kills matches, including four contests with at least 20 kills ... produced double-doubles in back-to-back matches on Oct. 9 and 15 ... registered a season-high 25 kills, 11 digs and 28.5 points to go with four blocks against Stanford on Oct. 9 ... followed that with 18 kills, 11 digs and four roofs at Arizona on Oct. 15 ... posted 15 straight matches with double figures in kills from Oct. 8-Nov. 26 ... notched 24 kills and six digs against Washington (Oct. 29), 23 kills, six digs and two aces versus Oregon State (Oct. 22) and 22 kills in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Texas (Dec. 4) ... had 17 kills, two aces and five digs against California on Oct. 8 ... tallied at least four blocks in nine matches ... tied a career high with six roofs at Cal on Nov. 6 to go with 14 kills ... had five blocks, 12 kills and five digs a night earlier at Stanford ... produced four blocks to go along with 11 kills against Saint Mary's (Sept. 3), 14 versus Arizona State (Nov. 12), 11 kills at Oregon (Nov. 19) and 14 at Oregon State (Nov. 21) ... had 15 kills against Arizona State (Oct. 16) and USC (Nov. 26), 14 versus USC (Sept. 24), Washington State (Oct. 31) and Arizona (Nov. 13), 13 at Hawai'i (Aug. 29), 11 against Pepperdine (Sept. 8) and 10 with seven digs versus Oregon (Oct. 23) ... hit .750 with nine kills and no errors in 12 attacks for a .750 hitting percentage in the season opener against Kansas State on Aug. 27.

Appeared in all 33 matches, making one start (Fordham - Sept. 19) ... averaged 0.45 kills and blocks per set ... posted a season-high eight kills with a .429 percentage (8-2-14) against Virginia on Sept. 11 ... had three straight matches with at least six kills from Sept. 16-19 ... recorded six kills and three blocks at Pepperdine (Sept. 16), six kills and a .556 percentage (6-1-9) at Cal State Fullerton (Sept. 18) and seven kills against Fordham ... also produced season highs with four aces and 14.0 points and tied a season-high with six blocks against Fordham ... added four kills at Stanford on Oct. 31 ... had a six-block match against Oregon (Oct. 23) and a four-block contest against Washington State (Nov. 13).

Kidder was a three-sport athlete at Moorpark High School in Moorpark, Calif. ... played four years of volleyball, two years of track and field and one season of basketball ... named All-Ventura County, All-Marmonte League and L.A. Daily News and Ventura County Star All-Area each season ... earned team MVP and Female Athlete of the Year honors as a senior ... was ranked 10th on the PrepVolleyball.com Senior Aces list and named to Volleyball Magazine's Fab 50 ... honored as the ESPN Rise California State Player of the Year as a sophomore and named to the ESPN Rise California All-State and AVCA Under Armour All-American Teams as a senior ... was a team captain each of her last two seasons ... produced 1,139 kills in her four years, including 406 as a senior ... added 586 digs, 228 blocks and 100 aces ... coached in volleyball by Brendan Hanson ... plays club with Sports Shack ... named to the 18 Open Gold Division All-Tournament Team at the USA Volleyball Girls' Junior Olympic Championships ... was a 2007 JO 18U National Division gold medalist with Point West Volleyball Club ... also won a gold medal with the 2008 Women's Junior National A2 Team at the High Performance Championships and was an 18U silver medalist with Sports Shack at the 2008 Volleyball Festival.

Born Rachael Ann Kidder on Aug. 14, 1991 in Woodland Hills, Calif. ... parents are Sheryll and John Kidder ... father was a four-year offensive lineman on the Bruin football team ... has two sisters, Jessica and Katie ... number one reason for playing volleyball is because it is competitive, exciting and unpredictable ... favorites include the TV show "Friday Night Lights", singer Jason Aldean, NASCAR driver Tony Stewart and the movie "Miracle" ... states that UCLA has always been her favorite college and that she wanted to go here since she was a little girl ... majoring in sociology.

Rachael Kidder's Career Statistics


Rachael Kidder's Match Highs

KILLS30, vs. Stanford (9/23/11)
TOTAL ATTACKS77, vs. Stanford (9/23/11)
HITTING PCT (MIN. 10 KILLS).568 (23-2-37), vs. Utah (10/22/11)
SERVICE ACES4, vs. Fordham (9/19/09)
DIGS14, at Arizona (10/8/11)
BLOCK SOLOS3, at Arizona (10/15/10)
3, vs. Stanford (9/23/11)
BLOCK ASSISTS6, vs. Fordham (9/19/09)
6, vs. Oregon (10/23/09)
TOTAL BLOCKS6, Five Times (last vs. San Diego, 12/3/11)
POINTS33.0, vs. Stanford (9/23/11)
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