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#5 Rachel Dahl
Position: Defensive Specialist
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Brookings, S.D.
High School: Brookings High School
Experience: 2 Letters

2008: Appeared in 98 sets while starting in 11 of 27 matches ... placed second on the team in digs with 332 and finished her career with 582 digs ... opened the season with a then career-high 30 digs vs. Southeast Missouri State at the Blue Raider Bash and recorded the first kill of her career (8/29) ... recorded four aces in a match at Middle Tennessee State at the Blue Raider Bash (8/30) ... set a career best and a team season high with 36 digs at IUPUI (10/31)

2007: Played in 114 games in all 36 matches with five starts ... tallied double-digit digs in eight matches ... set a career-high with 12 digs in a win at Lamar (9/3), and then equaled that total in a five-game loss at North Dakota State (10/20)... also set a career-high with three services aces in a win at Lamar ... set a career-high with three set assists in at Oakland (9/21) ... recorded her first, and only career block assist in a win over Long Island at the Jackrabbit Invitational (9/8) ... named to The Summit League Academic All-League team

2006: Played in 43 games over 23 matches as a sophomore, recording 23 digs, five assists and three service aces on the season ... tallied a season and career high three digs in the Jacks 3-2 win over Gonzaga in the Jackrabbit Kickoff Tournament (8/26) ... equaled career-high three digs in a sweep of Texas Pan-American (10/20) ... reached three digs for a third time at the Independent Tournament versus Utah Valley State (11/10) ... tied a career-high for service aces with two in a 3-0 win over Drake (10/17)

2005: Appeared in 15 matches, making collegiate debut against Wisconsin-Green Bay at NDSU Doublewood Inn Classic (9/9) ... recorded first career dig in Jackrabbit victory at Air Force (9/22) ... notched first career service ace in home win over Drake (Iowa) (9/27) ... tallied season-high two digs in matches against Texas-Pan American (10/15), North Dakota State (11/1) and Utah Valley State (11/11) ... served two aces in first-round win over Providence (R.I.) at Division I Independent Championships (11/10)

Before SDSU: Two-year letterwinner in volleyball at Brookings High School under guidance of coach Tracy Nelson ... earned first-team all-Eastern South Dakota and second-team all-state honors ... named The Brookings Register’s Volleyball Player of the Year in 2004 ... member of Brookings High School’s state championship girls’ basketball team in 2004 ... also lettered in track and field