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    Rachel Edwards
    Rachel Edwards


    Eden Prairie, Minn.

    High School:
    Eden Prairie



    Northwestern Earns 97 Fall Academic All-Big Ten Awards to Break Own Mark Again

    Wildcats establish single-sport season high for the honor for the fifth-straight year

    2011: Competed in two meets as an unattached entrant ... Recorded a 5K time of 19:36 at the Forester Invitational, seventh-best among NU runners, and a time of 20:17 at the Huskie Open ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2010: Competed in five meets ... Placed second on the team at the 6K Bradley Classic in 22:34 and eighth for NU at the 5K Illini Open ... Season-best 5K time of 18:41 came in Loyola Lakefront Invitational ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2009: Participated in seven events ... Competed in both the Big Ten Championships (11/1) and the NCAA Regionals (11/14) ... Finished 71st overall at the Big Ten Championships (6K) with a time of 23:07.00 ... Season-best 5K time (19:47.00) came in the Sean Earl Lakefront Invite (10/3) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2008: Participated in six meets in 2008, including Pre-Nationals and the Big Ten Championships ... In her first collegiate meet, the DePaul Invitational (4K), she finished third on team and 10th overall in 15:24.67 ... Finished ninth overall at the Mississippi State 5K (fourth on team) in 19:46.58 ... Season-best 5K time (19:41) came in Loyola Invitational.

    High School: Three-time all-conference selection and two-time academic all-state in cross country ... Team won conference championship in 2006 and finished third in state meet in 2006 ... 2007 all-state selection in track ... Participated in Nike Outdoor Nationals in both 4x800 and 4xMile ... Won 2007 Minnesota state championship in 4x800 ... Also participated in basketball and Nordic skiing ... Ranked first in class in GPA ... National Honor Society member.

    Personal: Born Rachel Edwards ... Daughter of Bruce and Jeanne Edwards ... Majoring in biomedical engineering.