Rachel Smith is from Brownsburg, IN and a graduate of Brownsburg High School.Her parents are Michael Smith and Crystal Lynn.
The junior is a Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology major at Hanover.
What do you like to do outside of your sport: Outside running Cross Country and Track, I enjoy swimming, biking, and hanging out with friends. I hope someday triathlons will become my sport, but until then I'll stick with running!
Famous relatives: The most famous relative would probably be my dad. I feel like everywhere we go someone's tapping him on the shoulder and talking to him.
Who do you pattern your game after: I don't pattern my game off of anyone in particular. I simply try to be a supportive, encouraging, and humble teammate!
Person who pushes you or makes you better: Again, my dad is the person who pushes me and helps me better myself in all aspects of life, especially running. In high school my dad would come to all of my races, he would talk to me before and give me splits, and he would stand out on the course and cheer for me at what felt like every corner. My dad has always been there for me, teaching me the secrets of running, helping me mature as a runner/athlete and as a person, and always believing in my abilities.
Your guilty pleasure: Chocolate and peanut butter. I'm sure the amount of both of those I consume is probably not healthy...at all.