Owls Increase Lead In Team Standings Heading Into Final Day
2012-2013: Conference USA Academic Honor Roll; Delivered a faster and improved sophomore season to help the Owls win their second league title in the program's history... Scored 23 points at the C-USA Championships... Held-off a hard charge from the competition to finish fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke at the C-USA meet... Swam a career-best 1:03.14 in the morning prelims of the event, the fifth-fastest mark recorded at Rice... Rallied from two spots back to win the consolation finals of the 200-breaststroke with a career-best 2:17.89, the fifth-fastest time in school history... Tied for 21st in the league in the 50-freestyle with a season-best 23.99... Valuable contributor on relays over the dual meet portion of the schedule.
2011- 2012: Conference USA Academic Honor Roll; Finished the year as the No. 3 scoring Owl freshman at the C-USA Championships with 26.5 points... Scored in three individual events and one relay at the C-USA meet... Finished tenth in the league's 100-breaststroke with a personal-best 1:04.65... Placed 12th in the 200-breaststroke with a season-best 2:20.35... Both breaststroke times were the third-fastest on the team as a true freshman... Stepped-up and clocked a 23.62 to finish 12th in the 50-freestyle with a career-best 23.62... Swam the third-leg of the 200-freestyle relay that was third in the conference with the fourth-fastest time in school history... One of three true-freshmen on the sprint relay (where her split as the third leg was 22.91)... Best mark in the 100-free was a 53.91 at the Phill Hansel Invitational in the fall.
High School - A 2011 graduate of Memorial High School in Houston... Three-time prep All-American on Mustang relays who helped lead the team to an eighth place finish at the state championships as a senior... Swam the second-fastest 100-breaststroke in school history (1:05.76) to win the regional finals and earn second-team all-state honors... Member of Memorial's record-setting 200-medley and 200-freestyle relays... Coached in swimming by Jason Mauss... Also a four-year starter on the water polo team who earned All-Region honors under coach Mauss... Varsity cheerleader for the Mustangs... Outstanding student who was named an Academic All-America... Member of the National Honor Society... Maintained a 6.19 grade point average on a 6.0 scale... Served as president of the Health Occupational Students of America club.
Club - Local standout who competed for Rice Aquatics... Coached by Jason Wedlick.
Personal - Name: Rachel Irene Moody. Born: March 28, 1993, in Houston. Parents: Wright and Nancy Moody of Houston (four sisters). Father was a Rice football letterman from 1969-71 who led the Owls on the offensive line. Chose to attend Rice because of "the high athletic and scholastic standards, the unique multi-cultural atmosphere, and the girls on the team." Rice College: Wiess College