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» Seniors Rowland And Barfield Have Risen Above The Crowd (GoHuskies.com; Dec. 1, 2011)
» Live Chat Rewind With Bianca Rowland And Coach McLaughlin (Seattle Times; Sept. 5, 2011)
» Rowland Living Out Dream Playing A Vital Role For Huskies (GoHuskies.com; Sept. 24, 2009)
2011 (As A Senior)
Wrapped up her outstanding career with a load of accolades, including AVCA All-America Second Team honors ... also named a Third Team All-American by Volleyball Magazine ... the Everett Herald's Sports Woman of the Year ... an All-Pac-12 selection and an AVCA All-Pacific Region selection ... ranked second in the Pac-12 and seventh in the NCAA in blocks per set, setting a big career-high with 1.50 blocks per set, the No. 6 single season mark in school history ... her 152 blocks assists ranked fourth in single season school history and 161 total blocks ranked seventh ... finished her career with 492 total blocks, No. 3 in UW history, and 467 block assists, also third ... after an up and down start to the season offensively, she wound up hitting .354 on the year, fifth in the Pac-12 and 33rd nationally ... over the final 12 matches of the year, she caught fire and hit .449 with three matches with 11 or more kills hitting over .500 ... finished her career second in school history with a .387 attack percentage ... played 107 of 108 sets, and ranks third in school history with 437 career sets played ... was third on the team with 2.33 kills per set ... had double-figure kill numbers in eight of the final 12 matches of the season ... hit over .400 in 17 matches, over .500 in 10 matches, and over .600 in three matches ... her two best matches both came against eventual NCAA Champion UCLA, as she hit a season-high .667 with a season-high 14 kills on Nov. 4 in L.A. and hit .647 with 12 kills in the win over UCLA in Seattle ... had a career-high 31 attacks in her final match at Minnesota, getting 13 kills and hitting .323 ... posted a career-high 11 blocks on Oct. 28 vs. Arizona State ... nine blocks on Aug. 27 at Long Beach State ... seven more matches with eight blocks ... had seven aces on the year, six of them on one road trip, as she had three at Arizona (Sept. 23) and three at Arizona State (Sept. 25) ... earned Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week on Aug. 29 after UW won the Long Beach State Invite, and again on Oct. 3 after home sweeps of the Oregon schools ... named to the Long Beach State Invitational All-Tournament Team ... named GoHuskies.com Student-Athlete of the Week on Nov. 14.
2010 (As A Junior)
Named an AVCA honorable mention All-American for the second year in a row ... named to the All-Pacific Region Team once again ... earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention ... one of five players to appear in all 113 sets on the year ... again was one of the most efficient hitters in the conference and the nation, hitting .409 for the year, which ranked eighth in the NCAA and third in the Pac-10 ... that mark is sixth-best for a season in school history ... set career highs in several categories, including a career-best 301 kills (2.66 kills/set) and 371.5 points (3.28 points/set) ... also had a career-best 128 total blocks, averaging 1.13 per set which ranked fifth in the Pac-10 ... led the Huskies in hitting with a .459 mark in four NCAA tournament matches, which ranks second for a postseason in school history ... hit over .500 in the first and second rounds, hitting .500 in UW's win over No. 23 Michigan and hitting .562 (10-1-16) in the upset of No. 7 Hawai'i ... named to the All-Seattle Region Team after hitting .438 with 10 kills in UW's upset over No. 3 Nebraska, and hitting .353 with eight kills in the Elite Eight loss to Cal ... hit over .400 in 21 matches during the year, including a nine-match stretch from Aug. 28 to Sept. 17 ... hit over .500 in 12 matches and over .600 in five matches ... hit a season-best .727 with eight kills and no errors on 11 attempts against Portland State on Sept. 3 ... matched her career high with 17 kills on Oct. 1 at home vs. USC ... set a new career mark with nine blocks in just three sets on Sept. 16 against Pittsburgh ... had double-figure kills in 13 matches ... led the team in blocks in 18 matches ... named the tournament MVP of the Northwest Challenge, after connecting on 3.33 kills per set at a .565 clip in three wins ... also named to the All-Tournament Team at the Bulldog Invitational.
2009 (As A Sophomore)
Breakout All-America season for the sophomore ... named an AVCA All-America Honorable Mention and a Volleyball Magazine Second Team All-American ... an All-Pac-10 Conference Honorable Mention ... named to the All-Pacific Region Team ... played in 104 sets and 30 matches ... broke the Washington school record for season hitting percentage with a mark of .456 ranking her first in the Pac-10 conference and third in the NCAA ... her .456 hitting percentage was the third-best mark in Pac-10 Conference history ... tallied 252 kills for the season ... had a career-high 17 kills against Oregon on Nov. 27 ... had eight matches with kills in double-figures ... recorded blocks in all but one match and led the Huskies with 109 for the season, averaging 1.05 per set ... posted a career-high 7 blocks against Washington State on Oct. 23 ... had nine matches with 5+ blocks and led the team in blocks in 13 matches ... had a hitting percentage above .500 in 17 matches and hit over .600 in 10 matches with at least five kills in each ... hit 1.000 against Boise State on Sept. 4 going 6-for-6 with no errors ... was third on the team in points earning 322.5 on the season ... registered 30 digs, averaging 0.29 per set with a season-high 6 digs against Stanford on Oct. 10 ... also had 13 service aces, including a season-high 4 against Arizona State on Oct. 2.
2008 (As A Freshman)
Pac-10 All-Freshman team pick ... Played in 113 sets and started all 32 matches as a true freshman ... Recorded a career-high 11 kills on a career-high 21 attacks at Oregon on Nov. 16 ... Averaged 1.26 kps and was second on the team in blocks with 0.83 bps ... Twice recorded eight blocks in a match ... Hit .304 for the season and posted an attack percentage of .500 or better eight times, including a [9-0-10] .900 performance at Oregon State on Nov. 14 ... Recorded a solo block against Gonzaga on Sept. 4 in just the fourth match of her collegiate career ... Repeated with a solo block against Seattle two weeks later on Sept. 18 ... Racked up her third solo block against Nebraska in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament ... Contributed 91 block assists on the season.
In High School
Three-year letterwinner at Kings ... Captained her team in 2007 ... Second-team All-State selection in 2007, first-team All-State in 2006 ... Two-time team MVP ... Named to Everett Herald second-team All-Area in 2006 and first-team Coaches' 1A State All-Tournament team... Participated in the Junior Olympics in Dallas in 2008.
Born in Everett, Wash. to Ronnie and Willie Rowland ... Has two older sisters, LaKisha and Capri, and one older brother, Cameron ... Father, Ronnie, played professional football for the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL in 1978 and for Calgary (1978) and Hamilton (1976-1980) of the CFL ... Father and mother are both UW alumni.