December 2, 2013

GC Volleyball’s Reynolds Named PBC Freshman of the Year

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FLORENCE, S.C. – Bobcat fans finally have an answer to the trivia question of "Who won the first postseason award in Georgia College volleyball history" as the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) held its annual year-end awards banquet recently, naming outside hitter Rachel Reynolds (Marietta, Ga.) the PBC Freshman of the Year.

Reynolds was the driving force behind the Bobcat offense all season long, finishing third in kills per set in the PBC at 3.38. The rookie also put down 352 total kills, good for ninth in the league. Her attack percentage of .241 was just outside the top-10 in 11th place.

"I am very proud of Rachel," said head coach Gretchen Krumdieck. "She, along with her teammates, have worked very hard this season and it has paid off. This is a great way to get this program started."

She had 18 matches with double-digit kills, including 20-plus twice. Reynolds scored 26 in a five-set win over the University of Montevallo and 20 more in a five-set loss at UNC Pembroke. She also posted eight individual matches with better than a .300 hitting percentage.

The inaugural season has come to a close for Bobcat volleyball, a 6-23 record overall with a 2-23 mark in the PBC, beating playoff participants Montevallo and UNCP.

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