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  Rachael Acker
Rachael Acker

Player Profile
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Palo Alto, Calif.

High School:
Gunn HS

Height:
5-11

Event:
Sprint Freestyle

Birthdate:
01/24/1994

Experience:
HS

03/23/2013

Cal Takes Second at NCAA Championships

Pelton Wins the 200 Backstroke and Claims the Swimmer of the Meet Award

03/22/2013

Rachel Bootsma Wins 100 Back at NCAAs

Tran Takes Fifth in the 100 Back as the Bears Improve to Second Place

03/21/2013

Leverenz Repeats as NCAA 200-IM Champ

Senior Edges Freshman Teammate Pelton, as Bears End Night in Fourth Place

03/18/2013

Cal Seeks Threepeat at NCAA Championships

Olympian Caitlin Leverenz and 100-Back Champ Cindy Tran Lead the Bears to Indianapolis

03/02/2013

Hard-Charging Cal Takes 3rd at Pac-12s

Pelton Sets AR to Win the 200 Back, Leverenz and Bootsma Win, and the Bears Win the Last Relay

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS
• Was on the U.S. Junior National Team in 2011-2012, and 2012-2013
• Holds the national age group (17-18) record in the 800-meter freestyle relay, set at the 2011 Conoco Phillips National Championships

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-yard freestyle, 100 freestyle, 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; her mother swam at Williams College
• Was a ballet dancer for 10 years, until she started swimming full time freshman year of high school
• In her free time she enjoys singing to the radio and making jewelry
• Also recruited by UCLA, Princeton, Stanford and UVa


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