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Rachel Rant
Rachel Rant

Hometown:
Boise, Idaho

High School:
Boise HS

Height:
5-9

Event:
Mid-Distance

Experience:
1V

07/07/2014

2013-14 Pepperdine Athletics Year in Review

The school year was highlighted by sand volleyball's national championship and baseball's postseason run.

07/24/2013

Dozens of Student-Athletes Make WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll

59 of Pepperdine's student-athletes that compete in the WCC had at least a 3.0 GPA.

04/13/2013

Enalen, Ullery Highlight Season-Ending Track Performances

Enalen and the 4x400 relay teams set school records at Pomona-Pitzer.

04/12/2013

Track Teams End Season on Saturday at Pomona-Pitzer Invitational

Three school records have been set this year.

04/06/2013

Track Teams Compete at Cal State L.A. Invitational

Jonathan Rahaeuser, Syrii Daniel and Katie Engel highlighted the teams' efforts.

04/25/2013

Track at UC Irvine Invitational (3/23/2013

Stephen Wandzura's photos of the Waves in action at UC Irvine.

ACADEMIC AWARDS: Named WCC All-Academic honorable mention as a sophomore ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" honors and was a Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete as a freshman.

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2013: Competed in seven of eight track meets as a freshman ... Had the team's best time of the year in the 800 meters, a 2:20.00 at Pomona-Pitzer (4/13) ... That ranks her #3 on Pepperdine's all-time top five list in the 800 ... Ran the 800 at all seven meets, and the 1,500 once (a 5:05.74 at North Florida on 3/2).

PEPPERDINE XC 2013: Ran in four meets as a sophomore ... Ran the 6k twice (best of 22:53.2 at the Bronco Invitational) and the 5k twice (best of 18:44.5 at the Titan Invitational).

PEPPERDINE XC 2012: Was one of the team's top runners as a freshman ... Competed in six races and finished between #2 and #4 among the Waves at each of them ... Was Pepperdine's #3 runner at the WCC Championships ... Best 5k was 19:10.46 at the Northridge Collegiate Invitational and best 6k was 23:31.1 at the UC Riverside Invitational.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Boise (Idaho) High School in 2012 ... Ran three years of varsity track (400, 800 and 1,600 meters) and two years of cross country ... Was named the Boise High Female Athlete of the Year as a senior ... Boise won the 5A state cross country title in 2011 (it was ranked among the nation's top 50 programs) and was second in 2010 ... Was part of the 5A-state-winning 4x800-meter relay team as a junior ... Took fourth in the state in the 800 meters as a senior ... Earned state academic awards for both sports ... A National Merit Scholar.

PERSONAL: Born in Highland Park, Ill. ... Daughter of Richard and Carolyn Rant ... Has one sibling, Alex ... Her father played tennis at Washington ... Majoring in business administration with a minor in professional and academic writing ... Chose Pepperdine because "it has the ideal academic, spiritual, social and athletic aspects that I was looking for in a school."

FAVORITES: Enjoys skiing, knitting, painting, reading, hiking, biking and writing ... Lists her sports hero as Michael Jordan ... Favorites include Allyson Felix (pro athlete), Real Madrid (pro team), East of Eden (book), Peter Pan (movie), Psych (TV show), Matthew West (musical artist), pasta (food) and tennis (sport other than running) ... Favorite thing about running is "it's based on mental toughness, and I can always challenge myself and build character. I really enjoy the strategy involved, and the marked progress that is available through hard work."

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