Sophomore finishes fifth in the men's 500 freestyle.
Carolina claims 12 of 16 events.
Rutqvist makes third straight 200 breaststroke championship final
Flach, Rodriguez, Miller to compete for SEC titles
Flach shatters school record in 500 freestyle with NCAA automatic qualifying time
2012-13 - Proved again to be one of South Carolina's best sprinters...Swam in all but one meet during the regular season...Competed in the 50 freestyle (44th, 23.84), 100 freestyle (57th, 52.84) and 100 butterfly (55th, 1:01.60) at the SEC Championships...Posted the team's fastest time of the season (23.47) in the 50 freestyle to finish sixth at the Virginia Tech Invitational...Had a season-best third-place finish on three occasions, all in the 50 freestyle...Swam a PR of 1:01.60 in the 100 butterfly at the SEC Championships...Was a part of four relay victories, with two coming in the 200 medley relay and two in the 200 freestyle relay.
2011-12 - One of the Gamecocks' top sprinters...Swam in every regular season meet and at the SEC Championships...Posted the team's top 50 freestyle time with a mark of 23.25 as the leadoff split in the 200 freestyle relay team at the SEC Championships...Time was the ninth fastest in school history...Recorded the Gamecocks' second fastest time in the 100 freestyle, swimming a 51.82 at the SEC Championships...Finished runner-up on five occasions during the season, with four coming in the 50 freestyle and one in the 100 freestyle...Member of Carolina's 200 medley relay team that set the school record at the SEC Championships with a NCAA B cut time of 1:41.38.
PRE-COLLEGE - Graduated from Gulf Coast High School...Four-time MVP and two-year team captain...Garnered All-County, All-District and All-Region honors all four years...Helped lead Gulf Coast to three county championships, a district championship in 2010 and a runner-up finish in the regional in 2010...Individual district and region champion in the 50 and 100 free all four years...State champion in the 50 free in 2010...Member of the T2 Aquatics club team...Went to 2009 Short Course Nationals...Grand Prix Finalist...Florida state and Florida LSC record holder...Member of the National Honors Society...Earned Academic All-American honors.
PERSONAL - Full name is Rachel Keri Elliott...Born March 4, 1993...Parents are Phillip and Cheri Elliott...Has one brother, Erik.