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Georgetown College head volleyball coach Nick Griffin is pleased to announce the signing of Rachel Eubanks. The 6-foot-0 outside hitter from Cincinnati, Ohio and Oak Hills High School is the first signee in the recruiting class of 2011.Eubanks has enjoyed a successful high school and prep career as well as being a well-balanced student athlete excelling both in the classroom and on the court.
She has been a starter since her freshman year, where the Highlanders won the Greater Miami Conference Championship in 2007 and finished as the runner-up in 2009. During the 2009 season, Eubanks lead the team in kills (273), kills per set (3.46), hitting efficiency (.384) and service aces (55).
As a result of the team's success, Eubanks has hauled in numerous honors. Her accolades include being named all-Greater Miami in 2008 and 2009, First Team All-City in 2009 and Oak Hills best offensive player in the past two seasons. Her junior campaign also saw Eubanks named Oak Hill's most valuable player along with the MVP of the Lauren Braux Tournament.
Along with a successful high school career, Eubanks brings multiple years of club experience as a member of Team Z Volleyball Club. Last season, her team catapulted from the bottom seed in the Open Division of the AAU National Championships to a remarkable Top 20 finish. The previous year, the team placed ninth in the Open Division of the 2007 JVDA National Championships with a 10-1 record. This 2010 season has witnessed Team Z post Top 5 finishes at the JVA Mideast Power League, Indy Juniors Classic and the Ohio Valley Region Championships. They will conclude the season at the AAU National Championships next month.
"Rachel is a very dynamic and powerful attacker with the ability to play six rotations," Griffin said. "Her best years of volleyball are still ahead of her, and she will be very valuable to our success during her four years. Rachel has lofty goals academically and on the court and we are excited to help her excel in both of those areas."
Rachel, seen signing above, is planning to pursue a degree in computer science. Her parents are Eric and Tina Eubanks.