Rentschler closed out her career making four straight starts ... Overall, she played in 33 games, making six starts ... Scored in double-figures twice during the course of the season, scoring 11 points versus Houston Baptist and at New Mexico ... Had a seasonal-best game against New Mexico in the semifinal round of the Mountain West Conference Tournament, scoring eight points, while grabbing a season-high 10 rebounds ... Ranked first on the squad in 3-point field goal percentage, while also finishing in the top four in 3-point field goals made for the season.
Rachel Rentschler saw action in 29 games for TCU ... both of her games missed (Jan. 9 vs. Utah; Jan. 13 at Wyoming) were due to a concussion ... ranked seventh on the team in scoring (3.7 ppg) and eighth in rebounds (2.2 rpg) and minutes (15.4 mpg) ... shot 40.5 percent from beyond the 3-point arc, the second-best rate on the team ... opened the season by making seven of her first 11 attempts from 3-point range, with at least one in each of the opening six contests ... finished the year by making five of her last six attempts ... scored in double figures twice, including a season-high performance of 14 points in the regular-season finale against BYU (March 6) on 5-of-7 shooting ... drained both of her 3-point attempts against the Cougars.
Colliers International Classic All-Tournament Team
Rachel Rentschler appeared in each game during her first season with TCU after transferring from Texas, with starts in the last 25 contests... finished the season fourth on the team in scoring and third in rebounds... led TCU in scoring three times and rebounding seven times... had four double-doubles... set a career best with four assists vs. Sam Houston State (Nov. 14)... made seven of her first nine shots while scoring 15 points against Houston... totaled her first two career double-doubles at the Cancun Challenge against Boston College and Eastern Michigan... scored what was then a career-best 21 points while pulling down 10 boards vs. Boston College (Nov. 27)... followed up her career outing by pulling down a personal-best 14 rebounds with 13 points vs. Eastern Michigan (Nov. 28)... earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team at the Colliers International Classic after fueling TCU's upset of No. 3 Cal (Dec. 7) with a career-high 24 points on 9-of-13 shooting, including 3-fo-3 from 3-point range.. also pulled down a team-high 10 boards for her third double-double in five games... compiled a streak of seven consecutive 3-pointers made over four games from Dec. 4 through Dec. 14 that ended when she went 1-for-4 at No. 4 Texas A&M (Dec. 21)... led TCU with eight boards while scoring eight points Jan. 10 at UNLV... pulled down a team-best nine rebounds at home Jan. 13 vs. BYU... drilled three first-half 3-pointers Feb. 4 at Utah, helping push TCU to a 7-for-7 showing from outside in the period... scored 16 points during the Feb. 7 home win over Colorado State, her top effort in MWC play as a Frog... went a career-best 4-of-4 at the free-throw line while totaling her fourth double-double with 14 points and 11 boards Feb. 14 at BYU... tied a personal best with four assists Feb. 21 vs. Wyoming... tied for the team lead with 10 boards while adding eight points during the March 7 victory over Utah in TCU's regular-season finale... scored three points with three boards during TCU's NCAA Tournament first-round loss to South Dakota State (March 22).
2007-08 (FRESHMAN AT TEXAS):
Rentschler finished her freshman campaign averaging 11.8 minutes per game while playing in 34 of UT's 35 contests, including each of the Longhorns' two NCAA Tournament matchups... totaled season averages of 2.9 points and 1.9 rebounds per game and ranked second on the team with 18 blocked shots... shot 41-of-105 from the field overall and 75.0 percent from the free-throw line for the season... career-high scoring effort of 13 points was recorded during a Nov. 15 win over Lamar, when she went 6-of-9 from the field... also totaled career highs with five rebounds and 21 minutes played against the Cardinals.
Rentschler put together one of the top high school careers in Texas history while playing for Fort Worth Christian High School from 2004 through 2007... led the Cardinals to three TAPPS 5A state titles her freshman, sophomore and junior seasons and was named the 2007 Chevrolet Female Athlete of the Year as a senior for the state of Texas... ranks as the state's sixth-leading scorer all-time with 3,215 points, and her 899 points as a sophomore in 2004-05 set the National Christian School Athletic Association record (NCSAA)... rated as one of the nation's top recruits prior to enrolling at Texas... both Scout.com/HoopGurlz.com and Rise Magazine tabbed her as the nation's No. 26 overall recruit, including the third-best prospect in Texas and No. 8 forward nationally... in addition to the high ratings, she also raked in several other honors during her decorated prep career... was a finalist for the 2007 McDonald's High School All-America Game and earned honorable-mention All-America honors from Street & Smith's Magazine in both 2006 and 2007... Her selection to the NCSAA All-America First Team in 2005 and 2006 made her the lone sophomore and junior to be named to the five-player team during the respective seasons... earned her third selection as a senior in 2007 ... played for head coach John Anderson at Fort Worth Christian.
Born Rachel Marie Rentschler on Aug. 6, 1988... daughter of Michael and Pamela Rentschler... father is an area general manager and mother is a speech language pathologist... has one older brother, Ryan... wants to work as a sideline reporter for NBA and/or NFL games someday... is a communications major.
Photo Gallery-Sophomore Season (2008-09)