Fifty-Nine Wolverines Named to Winter Academic All-Big Ten Team
Postgame Notes: Stanford 73, Michigan 40
Thompson Hits 1,000, Women's Hoops Has Season Ended by Stanford
NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament Second Round Press Conference
Postgame Quotes: Michigan 60, Villanova 52
U-M continues NCAA Tournament play Tuesday against Stanford.
Rachel Sheffer and Nya Jordan comment on the loss to No. 24 Nebraska.
Rachel Sheffer after the win over Illinois.
Rachel Sheffer reached 1,000 career points behind a double-double vs. Penn State.
At Michigan ... Finished career ranked 12th in scoring (1,197) and 20th in rebounding (500) ... 14th player in U-M history with at least 1,000 points and 500 rebounds ... Most Valuable Player (2012) ... Take-Charge Award ... Two-time All-Big Ten Conference honorable mention (2012, 2013) Academic All-Big Ten (2013) ... Most Improved Player (2010-11).
Senior (2012-13) ... All-Big Ten honorable mention (coaches and media) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Became the 23rd member of Michigan's 1,000-point club this season ...Started all 33 games, scoring in double figures 21 times ... Recorded a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds against Villanova in the NCAA Tournament (March 24) ... Went for 19 points and eight rebounds at Ohio State (March 3) ... Scored 21 points, grabbed seven rebounds and recorded four steals against Illinois (Feb. 7) ... Scored 17 points, grabbed nine rebounds and recorded three blocks at Minnesota (Jan. 31) ... Scored 19 points and had two steals, three assists and six rebounds at Indiana (Jan. 24) ... Scored 1,000th career point against Penn State (Jan. 21), recording a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds ... Scored a career-best 26 points and recorded five rebounds and a steal at Iowa (Jan. 6) ... Had 10 points and seven rebounds at Illinois State (Dec. 5) ... Scored 13 points on 6-for-8 shooting against Florida (Dec. 1) ... Scored 18 points with six rebounds against Boston U (Nov. 24) ... Totaled 13 points and a game-high eight rebounds against Harvard (Nov. 23) ... Went for 16 points and a game-high eight rebounds against Seton Hall (Nov. 19) ... Scored 20 points at Xavier (Nov. 12) ... Recorded third career double-double against Detroit (Nov. 9), scoring 16 points and grabbing 13 rebounds.
Junior (2011-12) ... Earned third varsity letter ... Big Ten Conference honorable mention ... Named team's Most Valuable Player and earned the Take-Charge Award at the season-ending banquet ... Started all 32 games, averaging a team-high 12.8 points and ranking second with 4.6 rebounds per game ... Led team in blocks with 34 (1.1/game) ...Scored in double figures in 22 games, including five games with at least 20 points ... Posted two double-doubles on the season ... Recorded first career double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds at Wisconsin (Jan. 30) ... Scored 18 points and grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds at Indiana (Feb. 19) for second career double-double ... Scored a career-best 25 points on 10-for-12 shooting against Illinois State (Dec. 22) ... Scored 13 points with eight rebounds a career-high five blocks at Nebraska (Feb. 9) ... Scored 11 points, grabbed seven rebounds and recorded a career-best five steals against Indiana State (Dec. 17).
Sophomore (2010-11) ... Earned second varsity letter ... Named team's Most Improved Player ... Started all 30 games, averaging 11.0 points (330 total) and 3.7 rebounds (112 total) per game ... Led the Wolverines in scoring during the Big Ten season with 12.5 points per game ... Scored in double figures 15 times, including in 11 of U-M's last 13 games of the season ... Scored a season-high 23 points twice; at Ohio State (Jan. 27) and at Illinois (Feb. 27) ... Recorded four 20-point games ... Dished out a season-high four assists against Kansas (Dec. 9) ... Went 15-of-18 from the free throw line against Indiana (Feb. 16), setting the program record for free throws made and tying the mark for free throws attempted at Crisler Center ... Played a career-best 43 minutes against Minnesota (Feb. 24) ... Led U-M in free throw percentage at .835 (76-of-91) ... Concluded the Big Ten season ranked fifth in free throw percentage (.875), 13th in blocked shots (0.8/game), 12th in field goal percentage (.464) and 22nd in scoring (11.0/game).
Freshman (2009-10) ... Earned first varsity letter... Most Improved Player ... Saw action in 30 games... Averaged 1.4 points (42 total) and 1.4 (43 total) rebounds per game... Made collegiate debut against Ball State (Nov. 13) ... Scored 12 points against Stephen F. Austin (Nov. 27) ... Grabbed a career-best four rebounds three times ... Tied her career-best with four assists against Northwestern (March 4) in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament ... Scored five points on 2-of-3 shooting against Michigan State in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament (March 5) ... Played a season-best 19 minutes against Kent State in the opening round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament.
Prep ... Attended Watervliet High School (2009), coached by Jim Winter ... Four-year varsity letterwinner ... Three-time district champions ... Two-time conference and division champions ... Reached the regional finals during her freshman season ... Key Statistics ...Posted over 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds during her high school career... averaged 20.0 points, 13.2 rebounds, 6.3 blocks, 5.1 assists and 3.1 steals per game for her high school career... her 1,490 points, 1,074 rebounds and 479 blocks are all school records... Honors and Rankings ... Three-time team MVP at Watervliet High School ... Associated Press All-State first team selection as a junior ... Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan first team selection ... Named one of the Top 100 Players in the State of Michigan (No.14) ... Sporting News Preseason honorable mention All-American ... 2009 Michigan Miss Basketball finalist ... Other Sports ... Three-sport athlete ... Competed in volleyball and softball.
Personal ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... Majoring in sociology .... Full name is Rachel Ann Sheffer ... Birthday: October 13, 1991 ... Daughter of Jim and Tracy Sheffer ... Sister, Sarah played softball at Kalamazoo Valley College (2006-08) before transferring to Saginaw Valley State ... Also has a brother, Kyle, who is in the Navy.