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Rachel McLeodClass: Senior
Previous School: Home schooled
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Continuing the Legacy
2009-10 (Jr.): Made a successful transition to the shooting guard position, starting all 33 games … paced the team in free throw percentage (.750) … ranked second on the Lady Flames with 55 assists, while recording a positive assist-to-turnover ratio (55 to 51) … opened her year with eight points and a pair of steals versus Winston-Salem State (11/13), in her first career start at shooting guard … tallied six points and a season-high seven assists in a win over Glenville State (12/5) … equaled her career high with eight rebounds at Gardner-Webb (1/2) … posted back-to-back double-digit scoring efforts for the first time in her career, during mid-January … scored 11 points in just 20 minutes against Presbyterian College (1/16) … two days later, tossed in 10 more points versus UNC Asheville, in her most complete effort of the season … also grabbed five rebounds while tying her career high for three-pointers made (2) and steals (4) against the Bulldogs … equaled her career highs for both free throws made (5) and attempted (6) during a nine-point effort at Radford (2/1) … included on the Big South Presidential Honor Roll.
2008-09 (So.): Appeared in 30 contests during her second season with the Lady Flames, including the first five starts of her career … played the most minutes (622/20.7 mpg) of any Liberty guard off the bench … tied for second on the team with a career-high 73 assists … made her first career start against VCU in the season opener (11/14) and tallied a career-high eight rebounds and six assists versus the Rams … she became the first Liberty point guard to notch at least eight rebounds and six assists in the same game since March 13, 2004 … distributed six assists against South Alabama at the GW Thanksgiving Classic (11/29) … made a successful return from a knee injury which had sidelined her for three games, Dec. 20 at Winston-Salem State … totaled five points, three rebounds and two steals in 16 minutes off the bench at WSSU … committed zero turnovers in 21 minutes and assisted on Megan Frazee's game-winning basket in Liberty's first-ever win over Virginia Tech (12/30) … sank both ends of a one-and-one from the free throw line with 13.4 seconds remaining at Winthrop (1/10), helping Liberty close out a four-point road win … went four-for-four at the charity stripe during the final minute of a 59-49 win over Presbyterian College (1/17) … had nine points, four assists and a team-leading three steals against Radford (2/2) … recorded a career-high 13 points at Coastal Carolina (2/21), to go along with a season-high seven assists and three steals … contributed eight points during the Lady Flames' Big South Championship semifinal victory over Winthrop (3/14), making all four of her foul shots against the Eagles.
2007-08 (Fr.): Played in all 32 games as a freshman and was coach Carey Green's most-often used backcourt substitute, averaging 16.6 minutes per outing … totaled more assists (66) than turnovers (60) … made an immediate impact in just her second collegiate game, at eventual MEAC regular-season champion North Carolina A&T (11/16) … played 30 minutes, tallying nine points, five rebounds, three assists and a game-high four steals, and helping Liberty become the only visiting team to defeat the Aggies all season … totaled 11 assists to only three turnovers in Liberty's three victories at the National City Xavier Invitational (11/23-25) … also came up with a game-high three steals in the Lady Flames' come-from-behind championship game win over Xavier (11/25) … notched all 10 of her points after intermission against Binghamton (12/8), drilling five-of-six free throws … fashioned a nine-point effort versus Glenville State (12/15) … tallied eight points, five assists and three steals against Presbyterian (1/26) … made both of her three-point tries and totaled seven points at Radford (2/6) … during home win over Coastal Carolina (2/16), distributed a game-high four assists without making a turnover … had eight points at High Point (2/23), five of which came in the final 1:28 of the game … scored eight points and dished out a career-high and Liberty season-high eight assists (with only one turnover) against High Point (3/15) in the Big South Championship semifinal contest … scored a season-high 11 points, including two triples, during NCAA Tournament debut versus Old Dominion (3/23) … Big South Presidential Honor Roll selection.
Prep: Received NSCAA All-America third-team distinction as a senior, playing for the Homeschool Christian Youth Association (HCYA) … averaged 18.4 ppg, 8.4 rpg and 4.8 apg during her final season … RISE Magazine All-Area second-team member … also an All-Greater Houston third-team honoree … MVP of the Cornoe and Willis Tournaments … as a junior, she helped HCYA go 38-6 and reach the National Christian Homeschool Basketball Championship Final Four … posted 21.1 ppg, 9.0 rpg and 4.3 apg during her junior season … rated the 12th-best junior in the state by TexasHoops.com … all-state honorable mention performer as a freshman and sophomore … made the all-tournament roster at the State Final Four as a sophomore at St. Thomas' Episcopal.
Personal: Daughter of Mark and Janet McLeod … birthday is on May 8 … grandfather, George L. McLeod, played in the NBA for the Baltimore Bullets … major is communications, with a specialization in advertising and public relations.