Bree Rauschenbach, senior, broke two women’s volleyball program records Nov. 8, and she did not even know it.
Rauschenbach broke the career record for aces in a game against Notre Dame de Namur. She entered the game, trailing previous record holder Yudelka Bonilla by eight aces.
She set the team record for aces in a single match with 10, including a stretch of five aces in a row.
The senior was unaware that she was approaching the record, until notified after the game by coach Ryan McGuyre.
Rauschenbach has played for California Baptist University since 2008 after graduating from California Lutheran High School in Wildomar, Calif. Her presence has been felt since her freshman year when she started 35 of 37 games and led the team in blocks.
She did not suffer a sophomore slump, as she again started all but two games in that season. She led the team in blocks and ranked seventh in the Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) with 116.
It was in 2009 that she seriously began her trek up the team record books by recording 43 aces, which tied for the team lead.
In 2010, she stepped into the spotlight by earning third team National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics All- American honors. She also earned All-GSAC honors and led her conference with 78 aces, including at least six matches with at lease five aces.
When not dominating on the courts, Rauschenbach studies communications, journalism and public relations. She also enjoys going to the beach and horseback riding in her spare time.
So far, this year, she started in 29 out of 29 games played and amassed 67 total aces.
As of Nov. 16 the Lancers have a 19-10 record heading into the National Christian College Athletic Association national championships Dec. 1 – Dec. 3.