2012 (Junior): Hay started her first game of the season against Eastern Kentucky on Feb. 18, going 1-for-3 with a single. On March 9, Hay again got the start at catcher and went 2-for-3 with two doubles and three runs batted in against Alcorn State. Two days later, again against Alcorn State, Hay roped another double and scored a run while drawing two walks. She singled in a run against Iowa, and went 2-for-3 with her first home run of the season against Evansville on March 28, driving in three. She came off the bench against Iowa State on April 27 and hit her second home run of the year, bringing in a pair. In game two of a doubleheader with Murray State, Hay recorded two singles and drove in two more runs. She finished the season with a .250 batting average, two home runs and 11 runs batted in. She posted an on-base percentage of .353 and slugged at a .455 clip. She was perfect behind the plate, recorded a 1.000 fielding percentage in 81 chances. 2011 (Sophomore): As a sophomore, Hay appeared in 17 games for Missouri while earning two starts. She picked up two hits on the year, both of the extra base variety. On March 18 at home against Western Michigan, Hay blasted her first career home run, sending a solo shot off the scoreboard in center field. On March 30 against North Texas, Hay came off the bench and delivered a pinch hit double in the second game of the doubleheader with the Mean Green.
2010 (Freshman): Started five times during the season, with her first start coming in game two of the season-opening doubleheader with No. 2 Alabama. Started against Radford at the NFCA Leadoff Classic and picked up a pair of hits in four at bats. Hay had another two hit game against UMKC on March 7, where she also scored her first career run. Her single up the middle plated the first RBI of her collegiate career.
Oak Park: The Ladie Oakies of Oak Park High School were district champions for three-consecutive seasons, during Rachel Hay's sophomore, junior, and senior seasons. A well-rounded player, Hay played for the team as a catcher and first and third baseman. Her sophomore through senior seasons, Hay was ranked all-district, all-metro, all-region, all-state and all-conference. Voted by her coaches and teammates, she was selected as MVP for both her softball and track teams. In addition to high school softball and track, Hay played softball for the Olathe Rockets who were USSSA all world team and world champions in 2006.
Personal: The daughter of Mark Hay and Caroline Carter, Hay was born March 26, 1991, in Kansas City, Mo. Hay has one sibling, sister Laura Hay. Hay is majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies.