#1 Rachel Craig
|HOMETOWN||Wadena, Minn. (Wadena-Deer Creek HS)|
Senior Season (2014): Academic All-NSIC…Started all 28 matches for Bemidji State playing in 102 sets…Finished third on team with 230 kills and led the team with a .286 hitting percentage…Led team in solo blocks (21) for the fourth straight season…Posted double digit kills in seven matches including a season-high 19 kill performance against University of Mary Oct. 25, 2014.
Junior Season (2013): Academic All-NSIC…Started all 28 matches for Bemidji State playing in 103 sets…Named captain for 2013 season…Finished third on team with 226 kills and a .189 hitting percentage…Led team in solo blocks (17) for the third straight season…Posted double digit kills in 10 matches including a season-high 18 kill performance versus Quincy University Sept. 13, 2013…Named BSU’s Female Scholar Athlete...Named to the Dean's List.
Sophomore Season (2012): Named Academic All-NSIC...Played in all 27 matches for the Beavers, and totaled 158 kills (1.80 k/s) to place her second on the team behind senior Bethany Thompson… Posted a .183 attack percentage (158-86-393) that finished fourth on the team… Led the team in blocks with 56 (0.64 b/s)… Had seven games in where she produced a .400 or better attacking percentage… Tallied a season-high six blocks against Upper Iowa Sept. 29 that also tied her career high...Named to the Dean's List.
Freshman Season (2011): Was named Bemidji State's 2011-12 Female Newcomer of the Year at the BSU Student-Athlete Appreciation Banquet...Only freshman on the team to start all 28 matches for the Beavers…Produced 175 kills (1.82 k/s), which placed fourth on the team…Led the team in hitting percentage with .231 (175-72-445)…Tallied 56 blocks (0.58 b/s), leading the team in the category…Recorded a season-high six blocks against Minnesota State Sept. 23…Had five games where she produced 10 or more kills...Named to the Dean's List.
At Wadena-Deer Creek High School: Was a two-time Brainerd Dispatch All-Area selection...Helped led the Wolverines to a state title with a team-leading 213 blocks...Added 86 kills as a senior...Lettered in basketball all four years and track for three seasons...Off the court, Craig was awarded academic all-state and received the Bemidji Presidential Scholarship, the Academic Achievement Scholarship, and the Campus Honors Scholarship.
Personal: Rachel Joyce Criag is the daughter of Michael and Marian Craig and was born July 3, 1993 in St. Cloud, Minn...Her father competed in track and field at University of Wisconsin from 1975-79....Majoring in Business Adminstration at BSU.
Career Highs: Kills: 19 at. University of Mary (10/25/14), Assists: 3 vs. Michigan Tech (Sept. 5, 2014), Digs: 5 (twice) last against Concordia University, St. Paul (Nov. 8, 2013), Service Aces: 2 (three times) last against St. Cloud State (Sept. 13, 2013), Blocks: 8 3x last at. University of Mary (10/25/14).