Women's Swimming



Rachel Balke
Rachel  Balke

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Richardson, Texas

High School:
Plano East

Height:
5-4

Event:
Back/Sprint Free


2014-15 (Sr.): LSU: Was 7th in the 100-free and 8th in the 100-back.

2013-14 (Sr.):
OKLAHOMA BAPTIST: Placed fourth in the 50-free with a time of 25.00 ... NORTH TEXAS: Finished fifth as a part of the 200-medley relay team (Newman, Krane, Farrar) with a time of 1:54.03 ...TEXAS A&M: Finished eighth in the 50-free with a time of 25.97 ... Finished second as a part of a 200-free relay team of Parmenter, Nicholas, Erasmus (1:40.97) ... HOUSTON: Helped a 200-medley relay to a fifth place finish (Newman, McCall, Farrar; 1:54.71) ... Contributed to a 200-free team that placed fourth (Parmenter, McCall, Bezan; 1:39.77) ... RICE: Was part of a fifth place 200-medley relay team (Newman, Butz, Farrar; 1:55.20) ... Placed eighth in the 100-back (1:02.26) ... Contributed to a sixth place finish as part of a 400-free relay (Gutschenritter, Schauwecker, Farrar; 3:53.77).

2011-12 (Fr.): Competed in the 50-free, 100-back, 100-free, 200-back, 200-free, 200-free relay, 200-medley relay, 400-free relay, 400-medley relay, 800-free relay.

Top Times:
50 free - 24.20 - 2/19/2014
100 free - 54.19 - 2/19/2014
200 free - 1:58.23 - 11/18/2011
100 back - 59.31 - 11/21/2013
200 back - 2:13.26 - 10/15/2011

Prior to SMU: Received her International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma... Was a member of the National Honor Society... Was a member of the Honor Roll with Distinction.

Personal: Math and economics major... Chose SMU because of the beautiful campus and the economics department... Parents are Nathan and Charlotte... Has one younger brother.

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