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Women's Swimming



Rachel Nicol
Rachel Nicol

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

High School:
Catholic Central

Height:
5-4

Position:
Breaststroke


07/18/2014

Nicol Wins GOLD In 50-Meter Breaststroke At Canadian Nationals

Senior Adds Gold To Previous Pair Of Silver Medals

03/22/2014

Mustangs Finish 20th At 2014 NCAA Swimming And Diving Championship

SMU Picks Up Six All-America Honors

02/21/2014

Mustangs Post Two School Standards On Night Three Of Conference Championship

Erasmus, Nicol Set School Records

01/17/2014

Nicol Swims Lifetime Best On Night One In Austin

Mustangs Complete Day One At Austin Grand Prix

11/22/2013

Mustangs Complete Day Two At Texas A&M

Nicol Sets School Standard, SMU Continues Relay Success

2014-15 (Sr.): TEXAS A&M INVITE: Finished 3rd in the 200-breast ... HOUSTON: Part of a 1st place 400-medley team (Arcila, Erasmus, Parmenter) ... Won the 200-IM and was 2nd in the 100-breast ... RICE: Was 2nd in the 200-medley relay (Volchkov, Sudarma, Kondis) ... Won the 100-breast ... SMU CLASSIC: Won the 100- and 200-breast ... Was 3rd in the 200-IM.

2014 (Summer): Canadian Swimming Championships: Won gold in the 50-meter breaststroke ... Finished with a pair of silver medlas in the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke ... Earned a bronze in the 200-meter individual medley.

All-American

2013-14 (Jr.):NCAA Championship: Finished 11th in the 400 medley relay (Arcila, Erasmus, Rangelova) in a time of 3:31.66 ... Earned a 25th place finish in the prelims of the 200-medley relay (Arcila, Babok, Rangleova) in a time of 1:38.77 ... Placed 23rd in the prelims of the 200-breast with a time of 2:10.13 ... American Athletic Conference Championship: Finished fifth in the 200-IM with a time of 2:01.60 ... Finished second in the 200-medley relay (Babok, Arcila, N. Lindborg) with a time of 1:38.58 ... Earned a second place finish in the 100-breast with a school-record time of 1:00.11 ... Recorded a first place finish and an AAC championship record in the 400-medley relay (Arcila, Erasmus, Rangelova) with a time of 3:33.21 ... Place second in the 200-breast with a pool record and a time of 2:10.33 ... North Texas: Was a part of the first place 200-medley relay (Arcile, Babok, Parmenter) with a time of 1:43.16 ... Austin Grand Prix: Placed third with a time of 2:28.09 in the 200-meter backstroke ... Finished fourth in the 100-meter backstroke in a time of 1:08.79 ... Texas A&M: Finished fourth in the 100-back (1:04.04) ... Earned a second place finish in the 200-yard backstroke (2:21.66) ... Placed third in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:10.24 ... Texas A&M Invite: Placed fourth and set a school record in the 100-breast (1:00.51-prelims, 1:00.58-finals) ... Also finished fourth in the 200-back in a time of 2:12.06 ... Earned a fourth place finish in the 200-medley relay (Arcila, Babok, N. Lindborg; 1:39.31) ... Houston: Finished first in the 100-breast (1:04.98) and 200-breast (2:19.63) ... Helped the 200-medley relay team to a first place finish (Parmenter, Babok, N. Lindborg; 1:45.44) ... Was second in the 200-IM (2:09.36) Rice: Contributed to a first place finish as part of the 200-medley relay team (Arcila, Parmenter, Bezan; 1:45.81) ... Also placed first in the 100-breast (1:04.32) and 200-breast (2:20.31) ... SMU Classic: Swam the fastest time in the nation (2:10.02 at date of meet) in the 200-breast and placed first ... Placed second in the 100-breast ... Placed fifth in the 200-IM ... Competed as part of the 400-medley relay team (Arcila, Babok, Rangelova) and a 800-free relay team (Arcila, Parmenter, Babok) that placed second ... Helped the 800-free team (Rangelova, McCall, N. Lindborg) to a fifth place finish.

2012-13 (So.): Grand Prix: Finished fourth in the 100-back and sixth in the 200-back NCAA Championship: Placed 28th in the 200-breast ... Conference USA Championship: Earned championships in the 100-breast, 200-breast and 400-medley relay (Arcila, Rangelova, Villars) ... Was third in the 200-IM ... At the SMU Classic, placed third (200-breast), fourth (100-back), fifth (400-medley relay - Babok, Parmenter, N. Lindborg; 200-medley relay - Babok, M. Lindborg, Parmenter) and sixth (400-IM; 200-IM) in her respective events ... Earned a pair of first places finishes in the 200-breast and 400-medley relay (Arcila, Babok, Villars) and a fourth place finish in the 200-IM against TCU.

ALL-AMERICAN

2011-12 (Fr.): NCAA Championship: Finished 20th in the 200-yard breaststroke, 31st in the 100-yard breaststroke and was a member of the 12th-place 200-yard medley relay team 3/15-17 at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships... Conference USA Championship: Set a meet record in the 100- and 200-yard breaststrokes, and placed third in the 200-yard individual medley 2/15-18 at the Conference USA Championships... Won the 100- and 200-yard breaststrokes 2/4 at Texas... Placed second in the 200-yard breaststroke and was a member of the second-place 200-yard medley relay team 1/25 at TCU... Took second in the 200-yard breaststroke 1/21 at Houston... Came in ninth in the 200-meter breaststroke and 11th in the 100-meter breaststroke 1/20-22 at the Austin Grand Prix... Finished second in the 100- and 200-yard breaststrokes, and was a member of the second-place 200-yard medley relay and the second-place 400-yard medley relay team 11/17-19 at the Cougar Classic... Was a member of the winning 400-yard medley relay team 11/4 against North Texas and Wyoming... Placed second in the 100- and 200-yard breaststrokes 10/15 at Rice ...Conference USA Comissioners Honor Roll.

Awards
2014 CSCAA All-America Honorable Mention
2011-12 Conference USA Freshman of the Year
C-USA Swimmer of the Week (Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2012)

Personal: Anthropology major ... Chose SMU for the campus and the swim staff ... Enjoys reading, drawing and eating ... Parents are Chris and Lorraine ... Has two brothers.

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