A Look Back: 2012 The Moments - No. 2|
Rachel Brummitt snapped the Tech single-season digs record early in the first set against TCU.
Aug. 8, 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 Tech Single-Season Digs Record
Nov. 7, 2012 - Texas Tech vs. TCU
LUBBOCK, Texas - Little did anyone know in August that Rachel Brummitt's first season in scarlet and black would be one to remember.
The sophomore libero, who had transferred to Texas Tech from Radford University, collected 12 digs on Nov. 7 against TCU, snapping the school's single-season digs record in the process with still four matches to play in the season.
Brummitt broke Melissa McGehee's record late in the first set as she came into the match needing just one dig to tie McGehee's 448 digs from the 2000 season. Brummitt wrapped the year with 510 digs.
"Rachel has very high expectations for herself and she has met them," Tech head coach Don Flora said at the time. "In the rally scoring era, we don't have any many opportunities to dig balls, so it's really impressive to break a record that goes back in history of this program where they had traditional scoring and had to have the ball to score."
It was the second school record snapped for Brummitt during the year as she also notched the three-set single match mark for digs with 27 against San Jose State.
Brummitt's 4.32 digs per set average ranked fourth in the Big 12 Conference and ranked as the highest single-season mark in school history.