Rebecca Bates

Rebecca  Bates


West Chester, Pa.

High School:
Villa Maria Academy



Club Team:


Air Force places 29 on the Mountain West Scholar-Athlete team

The MW Scholar-Athlete Award is one of the highest academic honors bestowed by the Conference


Air Force Pair Earns Academic All-Conference Honors

Rebecca Bates and Ayesha Hein claimed academic all-conference honors.


Three Falcons Earn MW Scholar-Athlete Distinction

Ayesha Hein's 3.99 GPA was the best of all 57 Academy honorees.


Three Falcons Earn Academic All-Conference Honors

Maiya Perich became the program's seventh player to claimed academic all-MW honors all four years.


Air Force Adds 11 to Volleyball Team

The recruiting class earned High Honorable Mention distinction from

JUNIOR YEAR | 2014: Named the team's Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight year...saw action in 120 of 121 sets...was in the starting lineup for 28 matches, including 26 at the libero position...became just the second Air Force Division I player to surpass 400 digs in a season...accounted for 440 digs, which is ranked second on the program's DI single-season list...averaged 3.67 digs-per-set...that total is ranked third on the Academy's DI single-season list...became just the third DI player to record at least 30 digs in a match with a 31-dig performance at Texas Tech...posted at least 20 digs in four additional contests (Utah State: 23, Nevada: 21, California: 21, Canisius: 20)...led the team in digs during 23 matches...moved into fourth on the Academy's Division I list for career digs, with 905...ranked third on the team with 18 service aces...recorded multi-ace matches against Weber State and Utah State...also accounted for 67 assists, highlighted by a career-high five at Nevada...recorded kills against California and San Jose State...named to the all-tournament team of the Lone Star Showdown...academic all-conference selection...Mountain West Scholar-Athlete.

SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2013: Named the team's Defensive Player of the of just four Falcons to play in all 120 sets...was a member of the starting rotation for 23 contests, including seven as the libero...led the team with 309 digs...that total is ranked sixth on the program's Division I single-season list...ranked 10th in the Mountain West with a 2.94 digs-per-set average in conference contests...accounted for a career-high 19 digs against Utah Valley...added 18 digs in contests at San Jose State, at Fresno State and in the home victory over Wyoming...posted 10 additional multi-dig matches...led the team in that category during 11 contests...accounted for 20 service aces on that year...recorded a season-high three aces twice, including the season-opener at Denver and the victory over Wyoming...added 43 assists, highlighted by a career-best five at Nevada...tallied kills against eighth-ranked Stanford and San Diego State...academic all-conference selection...MW Scholar-Athlete.

FRESHMAN YEAR | 2012: Saw action in 102 sets...was in the starting rotation for eight matches...ranked third on the team with 156 digs...added 17 service aces, 24 assists and four kills...collected a career-high 14 digs against Colorado...also tallied double-digit digs against North Dakota State (13), Arkansas State (11), Denver (11) and Navy (10)...posted a career-high and team-leading four service aces against Denver...also tallied a multi-ace matches against Navy, with two...collected a personal-best four assists against San Diego State...tallied more than one helper in six additional matches...recorded first collegiate kill against Army...also tallied kills against Fresno State and during both matches with Boise State...academic all-conference selection...Mountain West Scholar-Athlete.

HIGH SCHOOL | CLUB TEAM: Villa Maria Academy...coached by Joe Boland...four-year letterwinner for volleyball...two-time team MVP...served as team captain during junior and senior seasons...four-time member of the all-league team...named to the all-Main Line team during final three seasons...all-state, all-district and all-area selection as a junior and senior...set school record for digs per match against Mountain Saint Joseph Academy (66)...also set school record for career digs with 1,750...broke previous record by 500 digs...member of the Spanish Honor Society and the Math Honor Society...graduated with distinguished honors...also graduated with First Honors...competed at the club level for Synergy Volleyball Club...coached by Rich Johnson...finished second at the USA Junior Nationals at both the 17 Open and 18 Open levels...named to the second-team of the Defensive Dandies in 2012...also earned the website's Senior Ace award in 2012.

PERSONAL: Full name is Rebecca Brannen Bates...daughter of Bill and Diana Bates...nicknames are "Becca" and "Bex"...has one older sister, Devon Riley, who is currently a captain in the U.S. Army...majoring in foreign area studies...future plans include working in the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI)...has served as First Sergeant, Support Squadron Executive Officer, Director of Communications for Basic Cadet Training and Deputy Group Commander...traveled to Israel over the summer through Air Force's Cultural Immersion Program...also worked Support and BCT at the Academy...grandfather, Bill Bates, was a lieutenant colonel in the Marines...grandfather, Bill Sykes, was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force...greatest personal moments in sports includes verbally committing to the Academy in April of junior year and getting to the national championships two years in a row...member of Cadet Squadron 29.

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