Rachel Sternoff
Rachel Sternoff

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Redmond, Wash.

High School:
Eastlake

Event:
Horsemanship and Reining

Birthdate:
04/17/1985

Experience:
3VL

Major:
Nursing


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2006 SEC Academic Honor Roll


Team Captain


2005-2006: One of USC's top returning western riders...Represented the Gamecocks at the NHRA Collegiate Reining Championships...Finished 10th at the event...Competed in 22 events during the season...Went 4-5 in reining events and 5-2 in horsemanship...Went 3-1 at Southern Equestrian Championships...Went 2-2 at the Varsity Equestrian National Championships...Recorded victories in seven of her last 10 competitions...One of three western riders to record a 90-plus score in a competition...Her high score of the season was 97, recorded at S.E.C.'s against Auburn.

2004-2005: High scorer in horsemanship at fall and spring competition against Georgia...Highest point spread at 2005 Southern Equestrian Championship in reining...Defeated her opponent in reining at Southern Equestrian Championship...Finished fourth in first section of reining and sixth in first section of horsemanship at nationals, contributing to the Gamecocks' fifth-place Western finish and national championship title.

2003-2004: Finished seventh in the Open Horsemanship IHSA National Competition...Won her section in Horsemanship at Varsity Equestrian Championships, and was seventh in reining...Received the highest score by any Horsemanship rider at the Southern Equestrian Championships with a score of 75... Named Reserve High Point rider in Western for 03-04 Zone 5 Region 2 of the IHSA...Won open horsemanship at Berry IHSA fall competition, Judson and Berry IHSA competitions in the spring...Won reining at USC IHSA in the fall...Won horsemanship in the second competition at the Judson IHSA after receiving the high score...Voted Western MVP...Varsity Team member.

High School: Competed in the 2003 National Appaloosa Horse Show...Won 23 National Championships and 11 Reserve National Championships from 1996-2003 in youth classes at the National Appaloosa Horse Show.

Personal: Born on April 17, 1985...Majoring in nursing...Enjoys playing tennis, pilates and spinning...Favorite indoor activity is making picture collages...Lists the best thing about USC is Groucho's Deli...Would put SENORTA on a personalized license plate... Daughter of Jay and Kathy Sternoff...Has three older brothers and an older sister.