26 Rachel Gale-Hammond
Rachel  Gale-Hammond


Lindon, Utah

High School:
Pleasant Grove HS


Outside Hitter



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USU vs CSU Volleyball 10/24/2015

USU vs CSU Volleyball 10/24/2015


USU vs UVU Volleyball 09/15/2015

USU vs UVU Volleyball 09/15/2015


USU vd Utah 09/01/2015 Volleyball

USU vd Utah 09/01/2015 Volleyball


USU vs UNLV 11/19/2014 Volleyball

USU vs UNLV 11/19/2014 Volleyball


Utah State vs Saint Mary's

USU vs. Saint Mary's in the Utah State Invitational, sponsored by Gossner Foods at the Wayne Estes Center, Aug. 30, 2014.

HONORS: Academic All-Mountain West (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), Mountain West Scholar-Athlete (2014, 2015, 2016), USC Classic All-Tournament Team (2015), UNC Classic All-Tournament Team (2015).

RECORDS: Ranks sixth in school history in a single-season with 1,186 attempts in 2015.

2017 SEASON (SR): Appeared in 30 matches with 29 starts, playing in 98 sets... Finished third on the team with 224 kills, averaging 2.29 per set... Recorded a season-high 15 kills against Boise State (10/10) as part of 10 double-digit kill outings... One of five Aggies with 150 or more digs during the year, finishing with 155 and averaging 1.58 per set... Recorded a season-high 11 digs against Nevada (11/16) as part of four double-digit dig outings during the year... One of five Aggies with 20 or more service aces, finishing the year with 20... Logged a career-high three services aces against Wyoming (10/5)... Also totaled 34 blocks and nine assists... Earned academic all-Mountain West honors.

2016 SEASON (JR): 
 Appeared in 22 matches, playing in 44 sets… Recorded 76 kills, averaging 1.73 per set… Logged a season-high 17 kills at Denver (9/3)… Also tallied 33 digs and 11 blocks during the year… Matched career high of two service aces vs. Portland (8/27)... Joe E. & Elma Whitesides Scholar Athlete... Earned academic all-Mountain West and Mountain West Scholar-Athlete honors.

2015 SEASON (SO): Appeared in 32 matches, playing in 112 sets with 30 starts… Led the team with four double-doubles… Was first on the team with 355 kills, averaging a team-best 3.17 per set… Recorded a career-high 27 kills against Utah Valley (9/15) as part of 18 double-digit kill performances during the year… Was second on the team with 225 digs, averaging 2.01 per set, including a career-high 16 digs against UNLV (10/3) and Air Force (11/21)… Finished fifth on the team with 37 blocks, averaging 0.33 per set, including a season-high three at Wyoming (9/26) and against Nevada (11/12)… Was first on the team in service aces with 19, including a career-high of two in five matches… Finished fifth on the team in assists with 16, including career highs of two assists in three matches… Earned academic all-Mountain West and Mountain West Scholar-Athlete honors… Named to the USC Classic all-tournament team and the UNC Classic all-tournament team.

SUMMER 2015: Member of the Mountain West All-Star team that competed in the World Volleyball Challenge in Pula, Croatia, finishing third.

2014 SEASON (FR): Appeared in 23 matches with one start, playing in 52 sets... Finished fifth on the team with 91 kills, averaging 1.75 per set and hitting .088 (91-64-306)... Recorded double-digit kills in two matches during the year... Had her best outing at Fresno State (11/15), logging season highs of 16 kills, 40 attempts, five digs, 10 blocks and a .275 hitting percentage en route to a double-double... Also tallied six assists (.12 per set), one service ace (.02 per set) and 33 digs (.63 per set)... Recorded a season-high two assists at Nevada (11/16)... Earned academic all-Mountain West and Mountain West Scholar-Athlete honors.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Four-year letterwinnner at Pleasant Grove (Utah) High School... Named the Utah Class 5A Most Valuable Player by the Deseret News, as well as earning first-team, all-state honors by the Salt Lake Tribune and was also named to the all-Salt Lake Tribune Team... Posted 414 kills (4.2 kps), 216 digs (2.2 dps) and 24 blocks (0.2 ps) during senior season, helping the Vikings to a 25-6 overall record and their second-straight 5A state championship, tallying 23 kills in the title match... Selected to play in the 2013 Utah Senior All-Star Match for the 5A Senior All-Star team... Also selected as one of the top-10 high school athletes for Utah County... Earned second-team all-state honors as a junior... Was a three-time all-region honoree, earning first-team accolades as a senior after earning second-team honors as both a sophomore and junior... Was named to the Durango Classic all-tournament team as a junior... Off the court, was a four-year Pleasant Grove High School Academic Achievement High Honor Roll member, graduating with a 4.0 GPA.

PERSONAL: One of three children of Steven and LaDonna Gale... Has one brother and one sister... Married Landon Hammond in August, 2017... Majoring in family, consumer and human development.

2014 (FR) 23 52 91 1.75 64 306 .088 6 1 33 0.63 0 22 22 0.42
2015 (SO) 32 112 355 3.17 167 1,186 .159 16 19 225 2.01 1 36 37 0.33
2016 (JR) 22 44 76 1.73 39 252 .147 3 4 33 0.75 0 11 11 0.25
2017 (SR) 30 98 224 2.29 144 847 .094 9 20 155 1.58 3 31 34 0.35
Total 107 306 746 2.43 414 2,591 .128 34 44 446 1.46 4 100 104 0.34
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