15  Rebekah Strickland
Rebekah Strickland


Mobile, Ala.

High School:
Houston High School


Right Side/Outside Hitter



Junior (2008)
Tied for sixth on Memphis' career attack percentage list with a .256 average...Memphis' top returning attacker...Led the Tigers with 295 kills, 2.66 kills per set and a .261 attack percentage...Started 22 matches and played in 11 sets...Second on the team with 105 total blocks (100 block assists, five block solos) and 354 points...Named to the MSU Bulldog Club Invitational All-Tournament Team...Made 46 digs...Amassed double-figures in kills 16 times...Hit .600 with 10 kills in a sweep of Centenary (9/12/08)...Downed 14 kills and committed just one error on 23 swings (.565) to help Memphis defeat Chattanooga (9/20/08)...Added six blocks vs. Chattanooga...Hit .361 with 15 kills and five blocks in a five-set win over nationally-ranked FIU (9/20/08)...Had 14 kills, hit .462 and had six blocks in a 3-1 triumph over UTEP (10/5/08)...Slammed down 17 kills and hit .560 in the C-USA Tournament vs. UTEP (11/20/08).

Sophomore (2007)
One of the squad's most valuable assets...Provided the Tigers with a much-needed lift off the bench until working her way into the starting lineup towards the end of the season...Played in 32 of the team's 35 matches and made 12 starts on the year...Finished the season with 96 kills (1.02 k/g)...Led all non-senior players with a .233 attack percentage...Tough obstacle at the net, making 56 blocks (four solo blocks, 52 block assists)...Also made 15 digs on defense...Racked up 126 points as a sophomore...Had a personal-best nine kills on 18 swings and hit .389 in the C-USA Championships semifinal round vs. Tulsa (11/16/07)...Downed eight kills and hit .500 in a Memphis sweep of Houston (10/21/07)...Made seven blocks and added seven kills in a win over Rice (10/19/07).

Freshman (2006)
Provided energy off the bench in her rookie season...Finished the year with 26 kills in 29 games of action...Hit .298 with three assists...Defensively, made 10 total blocks to go with four digs...Played the right side and outside hitter positions...Slammed five kills on 10 swings in her collegiate debut at Evansville (8/26/06)...Downed 12 kills, hit .321 and added five blocks in her first five matches...Drew first career start vs. SEMO (9/8/06)...Matched a season-high with five kills vs. Alabama A&M (9/16/06)

Redshirted the 2005 season.

At Houston High School
A four-year letterwinner in both volleyball and basketball at Houston High School...Played volleyball for former Tiger Becky Tigert...A two-time all-district performer...Also named to the Commercial Appeal Best of the Preps...Earned all-state honors and was named to the all-tournament team three times...Was named to West Tennessee AAA All-Star Team as a senior...Commercial Appeal All-Metro selection her senior season...Helped the Mustangs to a pair of state titles on the hardwood in her prep career...Played for former Tiger assistant Angela Graziani with the Memphis Juniors.

Full name is Rebekah Arlene Strickland...Daughter of Fred and Melissa Strickland...Birthplace is Monroe, La....Majoring in integrative studies with a concentration in instruction and curriculum leadership...Father played collegiate basketball at Louisiana Tech, where he was a teammate of Karl Malone...Father is 7'0" tall...Has a brother, Trey Strickland, who is an assistant coach for the Miami-Dade Community College men's basketball team.

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