Rachel Nicol automatically qualifies for NCAA Championship
2011-12 (Fr.): Placed 24th in the 200-meter backstroke 3/29-31 at the Indy Grand Prix... Came in 10th in the 200-meter backstroke 3/9-11 at the Columbus Grand Prix... Conference USA Championship: Finished fourth in the 100-yard backstroke, fourth in the 200-yard backstroke, seventh in the 200-yard freestyle and was a member of the winning 800-yard freestyle relay squad 2/15-18 at the Conference USA Championships... Placed second in the 200-yard backstroke and was a member of the second-place 200-yard medley relay team 1/25 at TCU... Was a member of the second-place 400-yard medley relay team 1/21 at Houston... Came in 22nd in the 100-meter backstroke 1/20-22 at the Austin Grand Prix... Competed in the 100-meter backstroke, 200-meter backstroke and 200-meter freestyle 12/1-3 at the AT&T Winter National Championships... Was a member of the first-place 800-yard freestyle relay, the third-place 200-yard freestyle relay and the 400-yard freestyle relay teams 11/17-19 at the Cougar Classic... Took second in the 200-yard freestyle 11/4 against North Texas and Wyoming... Was a member of the winning 200-yard freestyle relay team 10/15 at Rice.
Prior to SMU: Was a member of the Youth National swim team and Junior National Team in Sweden.
Personal: Chose SMU because the swim staff... Enjoys hanging out with friends and watching movies... Lists Michael Phelps as her favorite athlete... Parents are Jorgen and Caroline... Has two sisters.