Saturday 02/22
SEC Championships - Day Five
Swim & Dive
Friday 02/21
SEC Championships - Day Four
Swim & Dive
Thursday 02/20
SEC Championships - Day Three
Swim & Dive
Wednesday 02/19
SEC Championships - Day Two
Swim & Dive
Tuesday 02/18
SEC Championships - Day One
Swim & Dive
Saturday 02/01
Swim & Dive
Saturday 02/01
Swim & Dive
Rachel Kessler
Position: IM
Height: 5'6"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: New Rochelle, N.Y.
High School: New Rochelle HS
Club: Badger Swim Club
Experience: 1 Letter
Rachel Kessler Bio
Courtesy: Athletic Communications
Release: 09/29/2013

FRESHMAN (2012-13): Rachel Kessler competed for the Razorbacks in the distance freestyle, butterfly and individual medley events. Kessler competed in the 1,650-yard freestyle for the first time in her Razorback career at the SEC Championships, recording a time of 17:20.79 and a 1,000 split time of 10:25.24. She swam a season-best time in the 200 butterfly at the SEC Championships with a 2:02.75. A versatile swimmer, Kessler contributed in the 200 and 400 individual medleys. She clocked a season-best 2:08.20 at the Houston Cougar Invite in the 200 individual medley and a 4:26.15 in the 400 individual medley at the SEC Championships. 

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB:  Kessler held New Rochelle High School records in the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly and was also a member of the school relay teams setting records in the 200 medley relay, 400 freestyle relay and  200 freestyle relay.  She was named all-state throughout her high school career and was the team MVP during her sophomore, junior and senior years. Kessler competed in every Junior Nationals Championship since 2008. Her international experience includes the Canada Cup in Montreal, Switzerland’s Championnats Internationaux de Geneve and the 18th World Maccabiah Games in Israel where Kessler took home silver medals in the 200-meter butterfly and 800-meter freestyle and bronze medals in the 400-meter freestyle and 400-meter IM. She was also a three-time Scholastic All-American.

PERSONAL: Kessler was born on Sept. 20, 1994 in New Rochelle, N.Y., to Steven and Maria Kessler.  Kessler has two younger siblings, Michael and Alison. Interested in forensics and criminal justice, Kessler hopes to pursue a career working for the FBI.

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