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Rachel Balke


Richardson, Texas

High School:
Plano East


Back/Sprint Free

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.

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.