Valpo (Track and Field): All Mid-Con pick and event champion indoor in the distance medley ... Valpo record-holder in both 4x400m relays ... second all-time in the 800m both indoor (2:15.82) and out (2:15.34) and the indoor mile (5:00.60) ... a two-time Mid-Con All-Academic Team member.

Personal: Rachel is the daughter of Joseph and Janet Nelson ... majors are international economics and cultural affairs and Spanish ... born January 5, 1983.