Women's Rowing



Rachel Balke
Rachel Balke

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Richardson, Texas

High School:
Plano East Senior High

Height:
5-4

Position:
Port/Starboard

Experience:
1L


Prep: Graduated from Plano East Senior High in 2010... graduated with an International Baccalaureate Diploma... four-year letter in swimming under coach Amanda Valentini... captain on the swimming and diving team... record holder in the 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay... TISCA, District and Regional qualifier all four years in high school... also swam for coach Hyung sun Kim at Metroplex Elite Aquatics.

Personal: Undecided on a major at SMU... favorite athlete is Natalie Coughlin... daughter of Charlotte and Nathan Balke... father is an Economics professor at SMU... chose SMU because of the location.

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