Volleyball Player Rachel Wells Digs into National Try-outs
UNC Asheville senior volleyball player Rachel Wells recently tried out for the Olympic volleyball team at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
“This has always been my biggest dream, and making it a reality I feel so accomplished,” said Wells in a thank you letter to the campus community. “I proudly wore my Bulldog Blue and Asheville gear around, telling many people about the great things going on in our athletics program at UNC Asheville. I know that many doors will open in my future from taking this opportunity.”
Wells has already earned national attention, leading the country in digs for the 2013 season, with a 6.38 per set average. This accomplishment resulted in the invitation to try-out for the Olympic team. She will be notified about the results of the tryouts via email in a few weeks.
The Statesville native was a first team All-Conference selection this year by the Big South. She also was named to the All-State team by the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association.
Her 746 digs is the second highest total for a single-season in school history. She set a school-record with 54 digs in a match against Radford on Nov. 16.
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