2006: Competed on both vault and bars in every ...Also saw action on beam in the first two meets ...Won three titles on vault to bring her career total to 12 ...Named EAGL Specialist of the Week after the first meet of the season ...In that meet, she scored a season-high 9.875 on vault for first and a 9.625 on bars for fourth ...Has scored below a 9.725 on vault in only two of 13 meets ...Besides the first meet of the season, also won vault against Rutgers (9.85) and against Michigan State (9.85) ... Scored a 9.85 on vault in four meets ...Finished tied for eighth with a 9.825 on vault at both the EAGL Championships and the NCAA Regionals ...Top score of 9.775 on bars came in the Pack's final home meet for a second place finish ...Also scored a 9.75 on bars against Rutgers and in the Pack's first Quad Meet ...Placed in the top-10 on bars in all but four meets ...Named to the EAGL All-Academic team.
2005: Named to the All-EAGL first team for vault for the second straight season ... Also named to the All-EAGL second team for floor ... Competed on vault, bars and floor, but missed the last two meets of the season with an ankle injury ... The Pack's top vaulter once again, won the vault title in five of the first six meets of the season ... Never scored below a 9.775, and only failed to notch a 9.8 once (in the first meet of the season) ...Finished in the top-five in every meet ...Had a top score on vault of 9.875 three times ... Finished second on both vault (9.8) and bars (9.775) at California ... The 9.775 tied as her season high ...Scored a 9.85 on floor at North Carolina for her top score ...Named the EAGL Specialist of the Week twice ...Named to the EAGL All-Academic team.
2004: Named to the All-EAGL first-team for vault as a freshman ... Named EAGL Specialist of the Week for her performance in the Hearts Invitational ...Competed on vault and bars in every meet ... Also competed on floor in the last eight ... Won four vault titles, and finished in the top-five in 13 of the 14 meets ... Scored at least a 9.9 on vault in six meets, including the last four in a row ... Scored a 9.9 in the NCAA Regionals for fourth, and also notched a 9.9 for seventh at the EAGL Championships ... Won vault with a 9.9 in back-to-back meets against New Hampshire/Yale and at Maryland ... Career-best of 9.95 came at North Carolina ... Top score on bars was a 9.9 for second against New Hampshire/Yale ... Scored 9.875 two times, and 9.825 three times, including at the EAGL Championships ... Top floor score of the season, 9.9 in the Hearts Invite, came the very first time she competed on floor ...Scored a 9.825 on floor at the NCAA Regionals ... Had three straight scores of 9.85 on floor heading into NCAA Regionals, including one at EAGL Championships ... Named to the EAGL All-Academic team.
Prep: Attended Bloomington South High School ... Finished seventh in the all-around and fifth on the vault at the 2003 nationals ...Was a regional vault champion from 2001-03 ... Was state champion in the all-around in 2000 and 2002 ... Team was AAU champions in 1998.
Personal: Is the daughter of Steve and Jan Katz ... Majoring in biological sciences ...Born March 11, 1985.
Rachel Katz's Collegiate Highlights: All-EAGL first-team for vault, 2004-05-06 All-EAGL second-team for floor, 2005 EAGL Specialist of the Week, 2004-05-06 Three-time EAGL all-academic team, 2004-05-06 Career Bests: V 9.95 North Carolina, 2004 UB 9.9 New Hampshire/Yale, 2004 FX 9.9 Hearts Invite, 2004