Rachel Wacholder (age 48)

June 15, 1975
Laguna Beach, California
United States

[Rachel Wacholder] Introduction

Rachel (Wacholder) Scott (born 1975) is an accomplished model and professional beach volleyball player, having won 8 beach volleyball championships with three partners. She was named Best Defensive Player 2005 and Most Improved Player on the AVP Tour in 2005. By 2009, she had competed in 168 beach volleyball events (121 domestically and 47 internationally), with 8 victories and 22 runner-up performances to her name. She has accumulated over $750,000 in prize money.

[Rachel Wacholder] Early life

Rachel Wacholder was born in Laguna Beach, California and is Jewish. She attended Laguna Beach High School and was named the California High School Volleyball Player of the Year in 1993. She went on to attend the University of Colorado where she earned a degree in Communications and started on the volleyball team for four years. During this time, Wacholder earned second-team All-Big Eight honors in 1994 and 1995, and first-team All-Big 12 honors in 1996. She was also a member of the 1993 Big Eight Championship team for the Buffaloes and earned 32 records in the Colorado Volleyball record book. She is the only Buffalo to record 100 attacks in a single match and ranks in the top five in CU history in career kills, career attacks, career service aces, and career digs.

[Rachel Wacholder] Career

Rachel Wacholder won the Most Improved Player in 2000 on the Beach Volleyball America (BVA) Tour. After winning two Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) Grand Slam events in 2004 with Kerri Walsh, she had the second-most kills and second-most digs on the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) Tour in 2005. She was voted the AVP's best defensive player and most improved player of the year. In 2006, she teamed with Elaine Youngs, forming one of the top duos on the tour and surprising Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor with a win. The duo went on to win five events together, all on the AVP Tour. In 2008, she won the San Diego AVP Open with partner Tyra Turner and in 2009, paired with Kerri Walsh for the remainder of the season. By 2009, Scott had played in 168 beach volleyball events, earning eight victories and winning over $750,000 in prize money. In 2010, she reunited with Youngs and the duo opened the season with a finish of fifth in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

[Rachel Wacholder] Personal life

Rachel Wacholder resides in Redondo Beach, California with husband Sean Scott, whom she wed in November 2007. Her husband is a beach volleyball player on the AVP Tour.

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