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Rachael Acker
Position: Freestyle
Height: 5'11"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif.
High School: Gunn HS
Experience: 1 Letter

U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS SUCCESS

  • Competed in the 50- and 100-meter freestyle as well as the 100-meter butterfly in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb

 

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS

  • Earned a silver medal with USA’s 400-meter relay team at the 2013 World University Games, finishing with a time of 3:38.60
  • At the 2013 U.S. National Championships, placed 13th in the 100-meter free (55.41) and
  • Member of the U.S. Junior National Team in 2011-2012, and 2012-2013
  • Set a national age-group (17-18) record in the 800-meter freestyle relay at the 2011 Conoco Phillips National Championships

CALIFORNIA SUCCESS

  • Began the 2013-14 season ranked 7th on Cal top-10 list in the 100-yard free with a time of 48.06
  • At the 2013 NCAA Championships, scored in two individual events, taking sixth in the 100 free (48.29) and ninth in the 200 free (1:44.33). Also was a member of two third-place relays – 400 free relay (3:11.58) and 800 free relay (6:57.44)
  • Won the 200-yard free at the 2013 Pac-12 Championships with a time of 1:44.66
  • Also fourth in the 100 free (48.41) and 15th in the 50 free (22.75) and was a member of with winning 400 free relay (3:12.37) at the Pac-12 meet

HIGH SCHOOL/ CLUB SUCCESS

  • High School All-American in 2010, 2011, 2012
  • 2012 MVP of Gunn High School swimming team 
  • 2012 Female Athlete of the Year for Gunn High School
  • Helped her high school team win CCS in 2012; broke the CCS record in the 400-yard freestyle relay
  • Set eight high school records
  • In 2012, won CCS in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free relay and 400 free relay
  • Also played on the varsity water polo team in 2010 and 2011
  • Co-President of the FACE AIDS chapter and club
  • National Commencement Scholar

PERSONAL

  • Undeclared major
  • Parents are Carol and Chris Acker
  • A ballet dancer for 10 years until she started swimming fulltime her freshman year of high school
  • In her free time she enjoys singing to the radio and making jewelry
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