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Academic Honors -- Has been named to the 2005 and '06 Patriot League Academic Honor Rolls and to the Naval Academy Dean's List in five semesters ... has posted a 4.0 GPA during four of her semesters.

2006 -- One of just just four players on the team to appear in all 31 matches and one of only three to play in 109 of 110 games ... knocked down 10 or more kills in 16 matches, grabbed 10 or more digs three times and recorded a double-double twice on the year ... posted a season-high 16 digs in a pair of three-game matches against North Carolina A&T (S9) and Hampton (O10) ... was named to the all-tournament team at the Army of One Tournament, which included her match against N.C. A&T ... totaled a hitting percentage of at least .400 in five matches, with her best mark on the season being a .565 percentage (16-3-23) against Hampton ... recorded four or more blocks in nine matches, including a career-high tying nine S22 at Lehigh.

2005 -- Ranked fifth in the Patriot League with a .278 attack percentage and tied for fifth with a blocking average of 0.86 blocks per game ... totaled 10 or more kills in 13 matches and four or more blocks in 12 matches ... selected as the Patriot League Player of the Week N14 after totaling 17 kills, five blocks and a .364 attack percentage at Delaware State, then posting 16 kills, seven blocks and a .517 hitting percentage at Loyola ... the 17 kills against the Lady Hornets was a career high, as was her .517 hitting percentage (at the time) against the Greyhounds ... averaged 4.00 kills and 1.25 blocks per game and hit .424 during the final three matches of the regular season ... hit over .400 in 10 matches on the year ... totaled three or fewer attack errors in 21 of her 29 matches ... tallied nine blocks S16 at Air Force to set a new Navy record for a four-game match ... totaled 14 kills, a career-high six digs, four blocks and a .367 attack percentage S27 against American.

2004 -- Recorded a season-high 10 kills in just two games O26 against Coppin State ... hit over .300 in six matches ... closed the regular season with nine kills N9 against Howard and eight kills in back-to-back matches against Lafayette (N12) and Lehigh (N13) ... totaled a .365 attack percentage in those three matches (25-6-52) ... knocked down five or more kills in nine matches ... hauled in a season-high five digs S14 at Coppin State and N13 against Lehigh ... tallied multiple blocks in five matches, with a season-high four blocks S1 against Saint Francis (Pa.) and S3 against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

High School -- Graduated from Magruder High School ... also attended Lakenheath High School in England ... received four letters apiece in volleyball, basketball and softball ... her volleyball team won the 2003 regional title, the same year she was selected as the county player of the year ... also garnered all-county honors in the sport during her junior year.

Personal -- Rachel Ann Dougherty ... born Oct. 11, 1985, in Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio ... spent a great deal of her youth living overseas as her father is a physician in the air force ... physics major ... has already service selected (nuclear) surface warfare ... sister, Sarah, is a junior volleyball player at Saint Francis (Pa.).

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