Bianca Rowland of Lynnwood, Washington attended Mountlake Terrace High School and King’s High School where she was a 3-time letter winner in volleyball and was a team captain and Most Valuable Player of the team. In high school she obtained a second and a first All-State selection as well as an All-State Tournament berth and participated in the U.S. Junior Olympics.
She later attended the University of Washington (UW) where she started all 32 games of her freshman year and was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team. During her second year she broke the UW’s school record for hitting percentages ranking her 1st in the PAC 10 and 3rd in the NCAA. That year she was named an AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) All-American Honorable Mention and a Volleyball Magazine Second Team All-American. She went on to be successful as an upper classman with consecutive AVCA All American honorable mention and 2nd team berths. She was named a 3rd team All-American by Volleyball Magazine as well as awarded berths to the All-Pacific Region team and AVCA Pacific Region team.
Bianca established herself as a force in volleyball achieving high blocking and attacking averages which resulted in numerous notable rankings at the UW and NCAA levels. Known for being a UW Defensive Player of the Week and Student Athlete of the Week, she finished her career 2nd in UW history for a .387 attack percentage and 2nd overall in the Pac 12 for blocks per set and 7th in the NCAA. In 2012 she was named the Everett Herald’s Women of the Year in Sports.
Bianca played professionally following college in Germany, Switzerland, and France. She also played for the Florida Wave in the USA Premier Volleyball League.