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Rachelle
Purych
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Victoria, British Columbia
High School: St. Andrew's

Biography

At West Virginia (2011-12)
  • Won a gold medal at the Head of the Ohio as a member of the Varsity 8+
  • Also took first place in the Varsity 4+ event at the Head of the Ohio
  • Rowed to a first-place finish in the Varsity 8+ at the Head of the Kanawha
  • Earned a fifth-place finish at the Head of the Schuylkill as a member of the Varsity 4+ ‘A’ crew
  • Took first in Flight One doubles competition, first in the Varsity 4+ event and second in Flight Three of the Varsity 8+ event at the Philadelphia Frostbite
  • Raced as a member of the Varsity 8+ crew during the spring season, placing second at North Carolina, sixth in the Grand Final at the Occoquan Sprints, fourth in the Petite Final at the Knecht Cup, first in the Petite Final at the Notre Dame Invitational and second in the Petite Final at the Big East Championships
  • CRCA National Scholar-Athlete
  • Team Captain
At West Virginia (2010-11)
  • Member of Varsity 8+ that took first at the Head of the Ohio, seventh at the Head of the Schuylkill, second at the Occoquan Sprints, first at the Frostbite Regatta, fifth at the Knecht Cup Regatta, sixth at Big East Championships, and second in Petite Finals at the Dad Vail Regatta
  • Member of Varsity 4+ that placed fifth at the Head of the Schuylkill
  • Honored by team as Iron Mountaineer
  • Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete
At West Virginia (2009-10)
  • Member of varsity squad
  • Finished fourth in Varsity 8+ at second annual Head of the Mon
  • Earned bronze medal in Varsity 4+ at the Head of the Occoquan
Prep
  • Attended St. Andrews High
  • Rowed under Susanne Walter and Chris Aylard at the Victoria City Rowing Club
  • Placed second in the senior 4x and third in senior 2x at 2009 Canadian Scholastic Nationals
  • Placed third in junior 2-, fourth in junior 2x, and fourth in junior 4x events at 2009 Canadian Henley
  • Honor roll student
Personal
  • Daughter of Dean Purych and Ursula Mayr
  • Has one sister
  • Birthday is June 13
  • Majoring in advertising
  • Three-time Big East Academic All-Star
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
  • Dean's List
  • President’s List
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll

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