Falcons open season Oct. 5, hosting New Mexico.
Kennedy and Trobe named MW Scholar-Athletes.
Three seniors earn their fourth all-academic honor.
Falcons just shy of school records in the 200 medley and 800 free relays.
2011-12 Highlights: Set career-highs for points in both the 1-meter and 3-meter dives ... scored 221.41 points in the 1-meter against Colorado State ... scored 206.41 points in the 3-meter against Northern Colorado ... Academic All-MW and MW Scholar Athlete for the second-straight year.
2010-11 Highlights: Second on the team in both the 1-meter and 3-meter events ... scored 187.95 points in the 1m vs. Northern Colorado ... scored 198.98 points in the 3m vs. BYU ... Academic All-MW and MW Scholar Athlete.
HIGH SCHOOL (Wasilla): Lettered three years in diving, four years in soccer and one year each in track and cross country ... team captain for two years in diving and three for soccer ... three time diving region champion and finished second at state ... all-state soccer tournament member as a junior ... state qualifier in track and cross-country ... state champion in gymnastics as a freshman ... National Honors Society member ... class valedictorian ... high school diving coach was Larry Smith.
PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 12 ... nickname is Red ... has two siblings ... brother, David, attends the Naval Academy ... majoring in biology ... on the superintendent's list ... hobbies are mountain climbing, snowboarding, dance, musical theatre, planting flowers, smiling, laughing, and baking cookies ... favorite food is Eggo waffles ... favorite movie is Gladiator ... person in history she'd like to meet is Helen Keller because she faced so much adversity as a young child and never gave up to improve herself in all aspects of her life ... daughter of Dan and Janet Kennedy.
Getting to Know Rachel...
I enjoy listening to: Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, and Ke$sha
Favorite athlete and why: 2008 Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson- She took the sport of gymnastics to a whole new level of perfection.
Something not many people know about you: I do not like and will not eat vegetables. If it is a vegetable that I do like, then I consider it a fruit.