AS A FRESHMAN (2008)
Saw action in two matches - versus Alabama A&M Sept. 19 and at Tennessee State Sept. 30 ... tallied two digs in the Alabama A&M match ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for the second year in a row.
REDSHIRT SEASON (2007)
Redshirted ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Was a four-year starter at Gardendale High School ... Birmingham News All-State First Team pick as a senior after being tabbed all-state honorable mention following her junior season ... recognized as the North Jefferson News 2006 Volleyball Player of the Year ... Alabama Coaches Association All-State honorable mention selection ... led her Rocket team in kills and blocks for both her junior and senior seasons ... two-time Jefferson County Large School All-Tournament Team selection ... Birmingham News North Metro Player of the Year as a senior after being named to the all-metro first team as a junior ... as a sophomore, was selected to the North Jefferson News' Top 20 Volleyball Players of 2004 ... member of the National Honor Society.
Rachel Jenneva James ... born Dec. 29, 1988 in Birmingham, Ala. ... daughter of Wendell and Sharon James ... majoring in early childhood/elementary education.