Gale And Barnson Add To Well-Decorated High School Careers
DuBose Inks Pair Of Outside Hitters In Taylor Barnson And Rachel Gale
USU vs. Saint Mary's in the Utah State Invitational, sponsored by Gossner Foods at the Wayne Estes Center, Aug. 30, 2014.
COACHSPEAK: Rachel is a wonderful athlete, she's very well-trained. She will quickly catch up with the speed of the game and the demands that will be placed on her as a student-athlete. I'm excited to watch her growth.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Was a four-year letterwinnner at Pleasant Grove (Utah) HS... 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, in 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... Intends on majoring in nursing ... Chose USU because of the campus as well as the team and coaches.