Rachel was redshirted as a freshman. With a good summer of training, coach Rosenthal has high hopes for her in 2011.
She is a six-time captain and a ten-time All-District selection at Chantilly High in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track, three-times earning All-Region honors and was also a two-time State qualifier. She was a nine-time letter winner in cross country and track and received several awards, including Rookie of the Year, Most Improved, Coach's Award, and was named a four-time MVP. She finished No.11 all-time in school cross country history. Rachel also competed in soccer and field hockey in high school. She chose South Carolina over James Madison University and Christopher Newport University.
In her free time, Rachel enjoys shopping, listening to music, and going to the beach. She is the daughter of Randy and Melinda Grochowski.