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A Look Back: 2012 The Moments - No. 5


Rachel Brummitt provided one of the best defensive performances in school history against San Jose State.

Aug. 5, 2013

In a special weeklong series we take a look back at the top-five moments from the 2012 Texas Tech volleyball season where the Red Raiders continued their rise back to prominence under Don Flora. This week, we reflect on the individual moments that made the 2012 season special.

Texas Tech opens the 2013 season Aug. 30 at the Wildcat Invitational hosted by Weber State. The Red Raiders will face both Seattle and UC Riverside on the opening day before closing the two-day event against Grand Canyon and the host Wildcats.

Brummitt Snaps Single-Match Record With 27 Digs Against SJSU

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Aug. 31, 2012 - Texas Tech vs. San Jose State (Lone Star Showdown)

LUBBOCK, Texas - In only her second week wearing scarlet and black,>Rachel Brummitt produced one of the more memorable defensive performances in school history to help propel the Red Raiders to a 3-0 sweep of San Jose State that closed the first day of the Lone Star Showdown.

The then sophomore libero recorded 27 digs from the back row, snapping the Tech three-set record that had previously stood for 21 years since Sheila Solomon posted 24 digs on Nov. 16, 1990, against Houston. Brummitt had previously matched the record just a week earlier with 24 digs against Binghamton in only the second match of the season.

With Brummitt on the back row, Tech held San Jose State to a .154 hitting percentage en route to outlasting the Spartans late in each set for the 25-22, 28-26, 27-25 victory. It was one of 10 times on the year where the Red Raiders held their opponent under a .200 hitting percentage.

The performance earned Brummitt Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honors for the second-straight week, marking the first time in program history where a Red Raider had earned consecutive conference weekly awards.

She was not the only Red Raider honored by the conference, either, as Emily Ruetter was also named the Big 12 Rookie of the Week. It was the first time two Red Raiders had been honored in the same week and just the third time multiple players had been recognized in the same season.

Brummitt went on to continue her defensive prowess as she eventually snapped the Tech single-season record with 510 digs in 2012, breaking the previous mark of 448 by Melissa McGehee in 2000.

 

 

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