|Title:||Student Assistant Coach|
Rachel Folcik rejoinws the Bulldog program in 2009-10 following
a one-year stint as a professional player overseas in Portugal
during the 2008-09 campaign. She will serve as a student assistant
coach on the Bulldog staff for the second consecutive year in
A 2007-08 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America First Team recipient, Folcik twice picked up All-America Honorable Mention honors on the hardwood for the Bulldogs and was named to both the NCAA Division II State Farm Coaches' and Women's Division II Basketball Bulletin Honorable Mention All-America Teams following the 2007-08 campaign. She was also both a Daktronics All-Great Lakes Region First Team selection along with being named to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Region 4 First Team covering the Great Lakes Region as a senior. Folcik was honored as an All-GLIAC North Division First Team pick and a GLIAC North Division All-Defensive Team selection for the second-straight year in her final campaign.
Folcik concluded her FSU career listed second in school history with 1,705 career points and was only 16 shy of tying Lucy DeMartin's school-record total of 1,721 points at FSU. The 6-1 Folcik posted a school-record 677 career made field goals and is listed second with 793 rebounds all-time at Ferris State. In 2007-08, Folcik was the squad's leading scorer (19.5 ppg) and rebounder (8.3 rpg) despite missing the last two regular-season games with an injury. She reached double-figure scoring in 25 of her 27 contests while posting 12 double-double (points & rebounds) efforts. The 2006-07 NCAA Division II Kodak/Women's Basketball Coaches Association Honorable Mention All-American was named to the All-Great Lakes Region First Team in both of her final two collegiate campaigns.
Folcik finished her final season ranked second in the GLIAC in scoring (19.5 ppg.) along with tied for second in free throw percentage (.833) and third in rebounding (8.3 rpg.). She totaled 81 double-figure scoring games in 113 career contests as a Bulldog player. Also, Folcik scored 20 points or more 12 times in 2007-08 with three games of 30 points or more.
As a junior in 2006-07, Folcik led the Bulldogs to a school-record 23 wins (23-9) and the program's first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division II Sweet Sixteen. Folcik's 241 made field goals and 602 total points that season were both school single-season marks while her 261 rebounds was the second-highest seasonal figure in FSU history. The two-time team captain, who averaged a team-best 18.8 points per game in 2006-07, scored in double-figures 27 times as a junior and notched 13 double-double (points & rebounds) performances. Folcik also averaged a squad-best 8.2 rebounds per game in 2006-07. She finished the year listed second overall in scoring and fifth in rebounds among the GLIAC's overall leaders while ranking second in both field goal (.555) and free throw (.860) percentage.
The Folcik File:
If you were stranded on an island, what one movie would you want to have?
When you were a young child, what did you dream of becoming?
A frog policeman that lived in the woods - direct quote at five years old
What is your biggest pet peeve?
Being around smokers
If you could have lunch with any celebrity, who would it be?
Oprah Winfrey - so she could tell me all about the other celebs on her show
Who is your celebrity crush?
What is your worst habit?
Facebook - wasting time
If you could be on any magazine cover, which one would it be?