Blazers post 3-2 victory over Bears in final home match of 2012
Blazers win at each of final three positions
Blazers, Noles play first sanctioned collegiate sand volleyball match
AS A JUNIOR (2012)
Finished the 2013 season with an overall record of 10-8 ... competed with two different teammates, including an 8-5 record with Sara Rishell ... proved to be an asset with Rishell a the No. 4 spot, owning a record of 7-4 ... recorded a win with Richell at the No. 5 position against Georgia State in the FSU Tournament (April 20) ... contributed a win in the fourth flight against ULM to propel the Blazers to a 3-2 victory (April 5) ... tallied wins against College of Charleston, Jacksonville and Stetson in the Jacksonville Easter Tournament (March 29-30) ... went 3-for-3 with Rishell in the team's sweep of the College of Charleston Tourney (March 22-23)... opened up the season with Kirsten Gallagher at the No. 3 slot, won 2-0 in the team's 5-0 victory over Mercer (March 9).
AS A SOPHOMORE (2011)
A reserve off the UAB bench, she competed in six matches totaling eight sets...started against Akron, UTEP and Southern Miss...averaged 1.38 kills and 2.25 digs per set...rocketed a career-high six kills on 12 attacks with only two errors in just one set of game action on Oct. 28 at SMU...posted a career-best 12 digs in a 3-0 sweep of UTEP on Nov. 5.
AS A FRESHMAN (2010)
Played in 22 matches with five starts ... tallied 115 digs (2.05 per set) ... also managed 24 kills ... reached double-digit digs four times, including a season-high 11 on Sept. 3 against Toledo ... posted a season-best five kills Aug. 28 at Georgia Tech ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Recognized with third-team all-state honors as a senior in 2009 ... helped Cinco Ranch High School to a regional championship and a third-place finish in the Texas 5A state tournament ... coached by Tammy Laurence ... a two-year letterwinner ... recorded 364 kills and 325 digs as a senior ... earned first-team all-district honors and second-team all-region recognition from the Houston Chronicle ... a member of the National Honor Society ... qualified for the Junior Olympics three times and helped her club team to an 11th-place national finish.
Rachel Ann Fairbanks ... born May 4, 1992 in Houston, Texas ... daughter of Mike and Cindy Fairbanks ... has one brother, Andrew ... majoring in nuclear medical technology.